Terror and the Busy Days

| February 27, 2013

Lately, around the abode, we have been extremely busy with family stuff and goings-on. So much so that I find myself dusting at 3:30 this morning because company’s coming this afternoon. But over there, to the right, is the reason I’m awake this morning. I’m checking up on him. Kitty, whom our vet called “Magnificent,” […]

Busy Friday

| February 22, 2013

I have errands to run, need to buy towels and the house is empty of fruit. When I was a child, we never had sweets–cakes, cookies, candy–in the house, but we almost always had fruit. I feel so deprived when we don’t have it around here, I almost had to make the crazy woman’s Walmart […]

Time to be Random

| February 20, 2013

My random photo for today is a pic I took last year during girls’ week because my cousin and I were just chatting about this year’s. I can’t wait to see her and my aunties and beautiful Tennessee! A late start working yesterday (last night-ish, kind of). Alphie and I achieved 1047 words, but they […]


| February 19, 2013

A subject near to my heart. For some reason, the world at my house, is a little cranky lately. I find myself saying over and over, “You get what you expect. Expect to be happy.” No one’s listening, which I find shocking. Who rejects wisdom so freely given? 🙂  So, I’m listening to myself. I’m […]

Adventures with Alphie!

| February 18, 2013

My new-to-me AlphaSmart arrived early. I didn’t expect it until sometime this week, but Saturday afternoon, as I was making dinner, there was a ring at the door. When I answered, the box was on the porch. I don’t love to cook anyway, but I managed to contain myself. I made a shepherd’s pie, which […]

Happy Valentine’s Day!

| February 14, 2013

Wishing the joy of love to all. The sweet pleasure of knowing you are loved. I bought cake pops for the beloved and the girl, supplemented by chocolates. I don’t need chocolates or even a single cake pop, so I asked the beloved for a used AlphaSmart to replace mine that broke last year. I […]

Planning vs. Pantsing

| February 12, 2013

For non-writers, pantsing is writing a book by the seat of your pants because planning goes against your grain. My first couple of books were definitely pantsed because I felt that planning meant I’d written the story already, and I had no surprises left to enjoy. After those two books, I realized I needed some […]

Really Random

| February 11, 2013

Today I found the fudge recipe I’ve searched for since I was 18. I used to make this when I was a kid, which is a little frightening when I think of the candy burns I would not want my own children to endure. It’s not the easiest recipe in the world, but it’s too […]

Started Out Random

| February 8, 2013

Yesterday and today are the kinds of days that make me grateful for the ones when I can at least consider procrastinating! I’m working on three different projects right now, and I’m enthusiastic about all of them. Plus, I have homework to do for Shirley Jump’s Brainmapping course. Naturally, I don’t see how I’ll get […]


| February 6, 2013

I took several last year. (I’m doing taxes right now and I ran across the receipts–all those receipts!) One class, I took a couple of times. Candace Havens’ Fast Draft. It forces me to open the file and deliver word count. Sometimes, I need the push to just write instead of searching for each and […]