Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Kids, the doctor and I'm heading out!

This summer is all about making sure the munchkins get to their various appointments. So today we were off to the doctor for their annual check up. It was good news all around. They are both healthy and except for slight scoliosis in the older one and a heart murmur in the younger one.

It's been years since my last check up, and I'm determined to get back to my regular doctor. I also intend to get my eldest to the dentist for a consult on braces. Pray for me please.

Next week I'm off to NYC for RWA 11 with my bestie K. C. Burn . Oh the fun we'll have hiding behind potted plants and working up the nerve to to speak to editors and agents.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Photo Friday! The Dog days of Summer.

This is what summer morning look like at my house.
The neighbours dogs and mine like to lay about in the grass before it gets too hot.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

House cleaning= Exhausted.

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Yesterday I began the campaign to reclaim my house. You see, between, working taking care of the family working part-time and writing, something's got to give and unfortunately that something was my house. Don't get me wrong the basic maintenance was done.

The laundry monster needs to be beat back with the Tide stick. The kids clothes need to be weeded out and replenished. My books, need to receive the same treatment. I have way too many, trust me I would keep them all if I could. When I can't get the king-sized bed I want because of the utter lack of space in my bedroom and they're piled on the floor next to my desktop, it's time to let some go.

My kids are just as bad with there books. The little one has so many that her bookshelf no longer has shelves. Time for mommy to go to IKEA, again.

What got me thinking was cleaning out my husband's side of the closet today. I'm so much better at cleaning out his side than mine. He's lost forty pounds over the last few years, so I was removing all of the clothes that no longer fit, in addition to the things that I've never seen him wear in years.

In writing or life, every so often you have to get rid of the baggage , the superfluous. It's hard and most of us tend to look the other way rather than deal with it. Would that we could have someone come along and clean up our baggage for us.

I'd love for someone to come along and look at my first draft and magically fix it for me. But, I can't and in the end it wouldn't be mine. and I wouldn't learn the things I need to know from it. So I guess in more ways than one I'm stuck cleaning up my own mess.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Photo Friday! My Orchids.

Look Ma they're alive!
I don't really have a green thumb.
I do better with plants that don't require too much care.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Eventful day!

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Fast seemed to be the speed of the day in more ways than one. In the blink of an eye this past school year has flown by and now. Now my little girls are one step closer to growing up. Next year my eldest will be heading to middle school.

Middle school. I now have a tween, not yet a teen. Today was her fifth grade awards ceremony. She came away with the Presidential award for excellence. Grandma sat besides me crying. It was a moment.

However while I took the other child to the doctor afterwards to find out that she had pink eye, but on the way there as I was bragging on the eldest, via my cell. I was pulled over and given a hefty ticket.  So the moral of the story? If you're a known lead foot, don't  drive while excited and talk on the phone.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Blog Silence

Sorry for the blog silence, but on Memorial day it just seemed right. After all it wasn't a day about me, it was a day of remembrance. Not just a day off. But a day to remember those who have fought and died in the service of this country.
But seriously I did want to talk to you about blog silence. To me it is the Internets version of  dead air. The reasons for blog silence are many and varied. And can come down to not being able to find subjects worth writing about. ( As I read this back I realize my phrasing is that of an old professor of mine, shudder)

I have a friend that has all sorts of interesting things that run through her mind. She always has the most interesting topics, yet she's said to me on numerous occasions that she feels like she's running out of things to say.

Another person I know stopped her blog for a while because she felt overwhelmed by social media. That there was just too much going on and they couldn't keep up with it. 

I my friends have had silence on my website. My fault, my dead air which I intend to remedy this week.

So my question to you is this, does blog silence lead you to never visit that blog/website again?