Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A walk in the woods!

The hubby declared that we should go for a hike last Saturday morning and what should we find outside the back gate?

After braving the tortoise, we braved traffic.

Maya leads the way in.

Wild blueberries catch our attention.

Maya got so hot she actually went in the water.

Who is that dog? Not my dog attempting to swim.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Inspiration other wise known as dragging my muse kicking and screaming to my keyboard.

So it's rare that I do a writing post, but I got to thinking after seeing someone talk about creative blocks that I could talk about inspiration at least. There are other people out there that do a wonderful job of breaking down the publishing business and giving tips on the things you can look for in a manuscript, but I can write about what inspires me. Keep in mind that I'm going to post links, I'm not trying to drive you away from my blog just show you what I'm talking about.

So someone asked if writers can have cheerleaders, David I'm talking about you. Yes they can, those people who want you to succeed, who put up with you when all you can think about is the story. My husband for instance, I drove him to work one day and forgot to let him get out of the car because I working out a plot point. He is my inspiration, especially when I've had a rough day, one for putting up with me and, two, if he can look at code all day long, I can make myself write a thousand words a day.

Then there are my friends Jeanan, who weathers pretty much everything with grace and exudes serenity. K.C. Burn who can write a book in a few months and has a folder called nebulous ideas. She can follow my switching conversations with ease and talks me down from a ledge when I need it done. Jax Cassidy who in spite of an insane schedule as a graphics artist still manages to do good for charity and write and be there for her family. In fact that's pretty much what these three do.

Then there's the fact that we meet up on most Saturday to write, all day. Even when I, or should I say my muse doesn't want to write. This is the dragging kicking and screaming part. I sit my but in the chair with a caramel latte and write, because the ideas are there and eventually the words come out.  so I should say their dedication is inspiring to me.

Then there are these people:
  •   Katie Reus She would be one of those people I meet on a Saturday, but she lives too far away. So I call her instead and talk her ear off.
These are only a few of the people and their  blogs that inspire me.

 It's not that I don't find inspiration in other ways, because believe me I'm visual, but in the end I believe that good people inspire good thoughts and good thoughts get you into a better head space to create. Unless your reading my poetry which decidedly dark.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011

Photo Friday! The Fantastic Mr. Chico!

Since it's Friday the 13th and blogger is losing my post I thought I should post something cute to counteract all this weirdness.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Benadryl and the spider bite.

Ok so I took this half asleep on benadryl and it is my camera phone so the picture sucks because my husband made off with my camera for something  or the other. The little bugger bit me on my inner arm, needless to say I wasn't happy today because I couldn't take any Benadryl because I had to work. It doesn't look this bad anymore but it's still a little red but not swollen.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mothers Day!

Happy mother's day to you all. This is a picture taken of my mother by my father. It's not the happiest picture of her but it was taken in a moment when she let her guard down and my father captured it with his trusty Nikon. My brother and I have a copy each.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wednesday checklist!

Get kids and husband off to school and work respectively.
After work, pick up kids early
Pick up hubby for Dr. Appt
Get homework done in the car
Coordinate contest (collecting info)
fill prescriptions
Drop husband off at work
get girls ready for play
pick up hubby
Eat dinner at in-laws
attend play
Now I'm home ready to pass out.  This has been a sample of my days. See you later.