Sunday, December 06, 2009

Late night flare up

I don't think I can leave this blog.... though I tried...

Anyhow, things have finally sort of settled down. I'm in my new job, which so far I'm enjoying as much as one can enjoy a job. The boys are in school, the tween in 7th grade and tonight, at 11:14 p.m. I'm listening to Bear snore. He had an asthma flare, if that's what it's called. I saw it coming earlier today. He starts talking in a rushed, fast way and then gets tired. I was listening to his voice, but he didn't seem tired, so I just left it. Then, he told me he was going to go to bed 6! because he was tired. Rushed talking? Check. Tired? Check. Fever? Check. So when I heard what sounded like Darth Vader taking off his mask, I went into his room and saw how awful his breathing was, and gave him his meds. Because I'm not a rational parent at moments like this, I refuse to leave him in his bed (I know, I know) because I can tell right now, that at 2 a.m., I'll have to give him another treatment, and that I'll probably drag him into the bathroom and run the hot shower for some steam for his congestion. I'll also probably start giving him his daily meds too, now, just through the winter.

Now, I know this is probably the dullest post ever, but hey, it's 11:14 p.m. on a cold, dry night and I'm listening to Mini Vader. I can only be so creative!!!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

New Beginnings

This still doesn't feel real, this new life. The kids are all in school during the day. I'm working from home part time, and writing. For me. For real. 

I don't know how long this reprieve will last, it depends, I  suppose, on how successful I am at marketing my writing, and if I go back to work full time. 

But, rather than add to my 'professional site' (which will start being updated regularly tomorrow) the personal ramblings will remain here.

Day 1.

I did my part time work, tossed some laundry in and took my spastic Allie for a walk. She's a breed that needs both company and exercise, and my being home suits her just fine. It means a nice long mid-day walk, more dog park time and constant companionship. For both of us. Without being chased down by little boys and caught up in a tween's drama.

The house is so quiet, it's amazing how much I'm enjoying it. I didn't think quiet could be this satisfying. It is. A girl could get used to it. After my morning of not quite 'getting' that this was my new place, this quiet time, I took Allie for her walk and passed by a house I always passed but never noticed. It's on a corner lot, a big brown brick square that was prevented from looking imposing by the two full old trees that leaned toward it, keeping it pushed back. The yard was fenced with those adorable brown log fences and had a cute circular patch of flowers. It was messy, and the little tricycle in the path, tossed there on a whim and left for some other distraction, gave me an indication of why. I decided to like that house on the corner. I had never noticed it before, but now that I have, I shall notice it every time, and see something new and lovely about it. It's just what happens.

I also passed a creek on my walk, the same creek I always pass. But this time, the rushing of the water seemed more enticing, and I lingered there and saw just how clear the water was today. I saw the stones on the creek floor and understand now why it was that one day this summer as I was passing the creek, I found two kids playing in the water under the bridge. I wouldn't recommend it, but I now understood what drove them in. 

So next time, I have decided, when I take Allie on her afternoon or morning walks, I will have to bring a camera, take some pictures and practice some reflective writing. If I don't do it here, it ends up in my stories, usually to their detriment.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Me Be Done

I'm still doing my other blog... and will start dedicating official time for that in the next week and a half.

But... in exciting lahdeeda news...

I'm going to pursue writing full time!


Kids in school.

Well, along with some remote p/t work for my current company which, sadly, I decided to leave the f/t position.. but... happily.... FREE WRITING TIME!

I have one book I can finally edit properly and try to send out for publishing (scary!)
I have one book in the works mentally (seriously, I should take notes on my thoughts)
I have a bunch of short stories I'm going to try to get out!


Thursday, August 06, 2009

School Countdown

T-Minus Nine Days.....

First day of Kindergarten for the boys... bit worried about my Bear, he's not happy about it, Turbo is... well... ready to get on with the rest of his life already.

First day of 7th Grade for Drama Girl. Hoping there is less drama this year... really, could use a less dramatic year!!!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Harry Potter summer fun

Saw Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

I just think Snapes is very cool, I know, it's weird.

Family had fun, and I can't think of a better way to spend an overly hot summer day than to hide out in a cool movie theater watching a fun family film.

Day = Success.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

BACK with news

Nothing grand or exciting news but news :)

I have a serious site here.

I work as a career advisor (crazy I know).

I'm working as community manager for an indie game -- re: no money :) or community yet heh.

I'm one month away from finishing my MBA and being done with school for, pretty much, ever. :) cuz you know, when you're done, you're just SO very Done.

My boys are starting kindergarten at a charter school I've drooled over since we first moved here and I heard of it :) Yay.

I survived my tween surviving sixth grade.

I've decided to 'go for it' and you should see me blogging about a variety of attempts to actually get published in print in various mediums.

I'm going to be a writer that gets paid for writing.
Come hell or high water.

Wanna come along for the ride?

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Best Writer Blogs

Okay people,

Who are still reading... ha ha ha....

Best writer blogs? Any favorites?

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Welcome to the Darkness


We're in a recession, unlike anything ever seen before, except the Great Depression.

Which isn't going to happen. But boy oh boy we might get close...


Any paper you open, any news article you read, any opinion, it is nothing but bad news.
Where is our American spirit? Where is our American faith? Where is our American 'we can do this' attitude?

According to our papers, our media, our 'fourth estate' there is no American optimism, no American spirit, nothing to work toward.

I can not believe that.

Times may be hard, but are not the strongest borne from hard times?

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Ahh, February

I disappeared again. It just happens.

It's insane what working full time, going to school and taking care of kids will do to time. Mainly, make it disappear.

What I have discovered, however, is now I have a clearer direction than I did before working.
I have... a plan.

Goals. Ideas. All these things I thought I didn't have time to make, it turns out, whoa, that it wasn't time that I needed, but a jump start, a boost, a new beginning...

So... I've got my job. But it truly is just the beginning, and I'm excited to think of the possibilities for where I can go from here.

Not the sky, I'm not aiming that high. Just the realization of long-held desires (that, ironically, have absolutely nothing to do with the job I know hold...).

It's going to be an interesting year!