Belated R.I.P. VII Review

| November 26, 2012

Earlier in the fall, I committed to reading and watching spooky/mysterious books and movies for Carl V.’s R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VII challenge. I did the challenge. Well, I read more books than I pledged to, but I didn’t read The Unsuspected. Not sure why–except I was so enthralled by Rhys Bowen’s Royal Flush, I found […]

Things that happen when you lose your voice…

| November 23, 2012

No one listens. On the phone, you hear only silence, while you’re doing your best to scream. No one listens, even if he’s (beloved, I am looking at you–and also, screaming in a whisper) across the room. You get really frustrated because–no one listens. You find out how much you have to say. You find […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

| November 22, 2012

I hope you have family and laughter and sweet, sweet joy around your table today. Happy Thanksgiving. It’s the best day in the year!

Thanksgiving Tuesday

| November 20, 2012

Getting ready. My favorite holiday is coming this week. It’s a soft pleasure in the back of my mind, a nice tingle of anticipation. Today is shop day. Because I may have the best beloved in the world, he’s doing the shopping. The girl and I just added to the list, but he does the […]

Thanksgiving Monday!

| November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving means one thing to me. Family. My brother-in-law, who’s my brother but even more, my friend, arrived this week. I love seeing him and the beloved together. They’re funny, and you can see how much they enjoy besting each other with true brotherly love. Plus, he’s a joy to my girl, and he finds […]

Random, Anyone?

| November 12, 2012

I’m writing this in the early hours of Monday, and I’m too tired to be organized so it’s time to be random! Love random posts! First, a weather report. We warmed up around here by at least 15 degrees this past weekend. Annoying. I don’t want to exercise when I’ve made it through the heat and […]

Cloudy Days and Writing Ways

| November 7, 2012

Yesterday was so full of stuff I had to make a late date with my laptop. The beloved and I went here in the rain. We went there, in a city where rain turns traffic into the world’s largest parking lot. Before we knew it, we were eating dinner out last night because nobody in […]

Monday, we meet again…

| November 5, 2012

I look forward to Mondays usually. The rest of the world goes back to their places of business. I jump back into my ms. I get stuff done. Not in silence around here, but I can find relative silence in my favorite writing destinations around town. All that is true today. Except… This is usually […]

Nanowrimo, Anyone?

| November 1, 2012

Guess what I was not planning to do this November. National Novel Writing Month. But I have this friend. I’m looking at you, Kimberly Dean. A couple of nights ago, she texted me these fateful words. “Are you doing Nano?” I had considered and rejected doing Nano, but who can resist leaping into a crazy […]