| June 30, 2011

It’s hot. I’m working. Resenting each moment I have to leave my abode because it’s air-conditioned–except my girl and I met friends for lunch today. That was lovely. Excellent food, although my scrawny girl finished her soup and sandwich special and half my asiago chicken salad and enquired, “Who gives me half a sandwich?” It […]

Busy, Writing!

| June 29, 2011

But first–this may not be the best photo ever taken, but it was the night sky over the beach. I love the night sky, filtered through live oak and Spanish Moss. I’ve never been an expert sleeper, and I remember even as a little girl, lying on my bed, watching for the sky to turn […]

Tuesday Among the #cinders!

| June 28, 2011

Home again, home again! Do you ever forget how much you love your own bed? I don’t. It’s the comfiest bed in the world! Oddly, for the second time in about a month, I ended up renting a house with no internet access. Mind you, this one promised wifi, by which the owners clearly meant […]

Random Friday

| June 9, 2011

This heat wave is making me feel random. We had a small break last night. The temps dropped by 20 degrees in a sudden storm that took out our satellite and infringed on So You Think You Can Dance. Fortunately, it came back up in time for Pasha’s breath-stealing performance! I love this show. So […]


| June 9, 2011

Wooooohooooo! Brand new pages! I’ve finally got my people back in line and moving forward–which means I’m moving forward, too. Love writing new pages! Love the emotion between Max and Ilena. Today is also special because I’m indulging in a bit of pampering. A pedi at a place my friend loves. I don’t know why, […]

Best-Laid Plans

| June 8, 2011

So I’ve been working like a–writer–all day. Trying to save parts of this chapter. And I have saved parts. I really like parts of it. Unfortunately, I’ve just realized parts of it can’t be saved. They need to go, and I need to remember that when I’m working this hard and staring at words to […]

Just Another Day of Work

| June 7, 2011

I’m missing my brother-in-law, who went home yesterday, and I’m feeling a little guilty about my sheer relief at being able (allowed) to get back to that pesky chapter with the lobotomized characters. I’ve provided them with some serious surgery, and they are slowly shimmying back into their old personalities. I believe in a character […]

Weekend Shenanigans

| June 6, 2011

We went to the local square for Market Day this weekend. Vendors bring everything from homemade soap, to honey from their own bees. A pan flute vendor serenaded the custom. Someone else had made lanterns from vintage jars attached to vintage plates. (I seriously wanted one, but couldn’t decide which I loved best!) Along with […]

“She’s always shocked…”

| June 3, 2011

Last night, we had dinner out, and something happened that happens almost every time I eat a meal. I don’t know if I gab too much, or I’m just a slob, but I seriously ought to invest in a bib. Or a dropcloth. Invariably, I drop something of the meal on myself. One day my […]

On the train…

| June 2, 2011

Yesterday, we went to Birmingham. On the train. I don’t live in a country where the train is not a surprising mode of travel. I don’t love to fly so I’ve taken the train several times to different places. I like it for a short trip, or for an overnight in a sleeper. There’s nothing […]