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Thank You and Goodnight…

Monday, January 14th, 2008

After much thought, angst and agony, I have decided that maintaining two blogs is just too hard and time-consuming. One of my goals for 2008 is better time management.  I’ve got lots of great books planned for this year (and next) and in order to accomplish those goals and come close to meeting the deadlines, I need to spend less time on the internet and more time working.  To that end, I’m going to discontinue this blog for the time being and only blog with my pals Jennifer LaBrecque and Vicki Lewis Thompson, over at the Soapbox Queens. 

Thank you so much for hanging out with me here and I do hope that you’ll follow me over. I can promise I still have plenty to say…I’ll just be saying it somewhere else.  Click on over.  The castle is a great place to hang out!


I’m Blogging…

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

…at the Soapbox Queens today, where we’re talking about chicken legs, pineapple and tooth whitening today.  Pop on over.

I Have Trained Them Well…

Friday, December 14th, 2007



Well done, grasshoppers.  Well done.

An Open Letter To Mother Nature

Monday, December 10th, 2007

Dear Mother Nature,


         Record highs in December? 

         76 degrees? IN DECEMBER???? 

         Mosquitoes in  DECEMBER????

         I am not amused.


The Bane of My Morning Existence…

Friday, November 16th, 2007


Poop time.  It can take HOURS.  I scream.  I cuss.  I count.  I rail.  I badger.  I chase.  I threaten.

Then, miracle of miracles, when he FINALLY goes, I praise his little fluffy ass to the skies and give him a treat.  I’ve been doing this for years–you’d think he’d catch on.

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

I’ve assembled the costumes, bought the candy and am ready to conquer Halloween.  Daughter has high hopes for winning best costume for the 3rd year in a row.  Son is looking forward to getting candy.

They each have their priorities.

I’ll post pictures tomorrow, provided I have any skin left on my fingers.  I’ve been burning myself with the hot glue gun all day.  Whah!

Happy Halloween!


Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

I know it’s not Wednesday, but…

My sweet, wonderful, darling, kind-hearted, brilliant little girl is driving me crazy!!!

She’s going to be a box of popcorn for Halloween.  I spent most of yesterday burning myself with hot clue, almost cutting myself with box cutters, marking off inch lines in red posterboard and what did she have to say when she got home from school and saw my efforts?

“That box is too small.”

Guess what?  Too bad.

So what about you?  Are you working on any costumes for ungrateful family members for Halloween?


Friday, October 26th, 2007

This weekend I’m heading off to a Writer’s Retreat with my fellow chapter members to a beautiful old B&B.  We’re getting massaged, people are brining wonderful snacks, we’re going to plot and plan and even commit a little mayhem.  (In the form of a Murder Mystery party!)  I’ve got my sequined headband and purple peacock feather, fishment hose, my long cigarette holder (part of the outfit, cause I don’t smoke) and a black flapper dress.  I’d bought a wig, but when one of my kids asked if I was going to be  a “goth flapper” I decided it was overkill.

Anyway, I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!  I know I will! 

Dreary Day!!!!

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

Sorry this post is late in coming. 

I just got out of bed.  Because my kids are out of school and it’s dark and gloomy and RAINING!!!  Can I get a  ?

I’ve got to work today, but am seriously considering going back to bed.  Dh is still asleep, son is still in bed, daughter spent the night with my mom. The house is quiet.  And it’s raining.  Have I mentioned that it’s raining?  After months of no rain, I could almost go out there and play in it.  (And I have before, so…  )  What about you?  Does sleeping in on rainy days soothe your soul as well?

Soapbox Queens!

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Harlequin Senior Editor Brenda Chin is in the castle today over at the Soapbox Queens!  Click on over!