Things Mate Believes In That Make Me Believe In Him

on August 31, 2008

* That our children can do anything. * That the Timothy Zahn post-Star Wars trilogy was REALLY GOOD. * That science fiction and fantasy are good for growing minds and bodies. * That my books will someday be super-successful. * That he’d rather be happy than rich. * That he’d rather work hard than be… Read More

And this just in…

on August 29, 2008

Ladybug just came up with her favorite purple-spangled costume skirt to put on. I told her, “No, honey–you wore it all day yesterday, it’s stinky!” So she came back into the room with the same skirt. It’s all wet. In her other hand she has a container of deodorant. She says, “Here mom, no stinky…. Read More

Okay, whatever…

on August 29, 2008

It’s not that things have gotten less hectic around here–we’ve had two back to school nights and a dentist appointment this week– it’s just that I started drawing the line at shit that drags the little ones out in the 105 degree heat. Example? Picking Chicken up from school. No, I don’t make her walk… Read More

Weird Day

on August 27, 2008

you are violet#EE82EE Your dominant hues are red and blue. You’re confident and like showing people new ideas. You play well with others and can be very influential if you want to be. Your saturation level is lower than average – You don’t stress out over things and don’t understand people who do. Finishing projects… Read More

Half-Assed Hash

on August 25, 2008

I actually made a dish we called ‘Half-assed hash this weekend’– and since today is going to be totally random, I thought I’d start off with the recipe. *** Half-Assed Hash: Ingredients: 1 bag of frozen tater tots, 1 small bag of shredded cheese, 6-8 hot dogs or smoked sausages, chopped up. Brown the tater-tots… Read More

Jack and Teague are Go!

on August 24, 2008

I repeat, Jack and Teague are a GO! Please check out YEARNING: A GREEN’S HILL NOVELLA FEATURING JACK AND TEAGUE on the website–and let me know if you like it!!!!

It’s not procrastinating, it’s blogging!

on August 23, 2008

Okay–my foot hurts–not that this is a reason for blogging instead of working on my list of book to-dos but I thought I’d mention it. My fasci-whatsis sprung a plantarr-somethingus and sitting at the table to type is just not as much fun as it usually is. Anyway, on my roster for today? I print… Read More


on August 22, 2008


And on a lighter note…

on August 21, 2008

First of all–thank you. Your good wishes, your response to my last post was beautiful. There really are no words for that situation–you all made me feel like my words weren’t too lame. Second of all–I’ve got 10 minutes to see if I can download some Disney photos–cross your fingers! And, while I’m waiting to… Read More

I forget just why…

on August 18, 2008

Lament Listen, children:Your father is dead.From his old coatsI’ll make you little jackets;I’ll make you little trousersFrom his old pants.There’ll be in his pocketsThings he used to put there,Keys and penniesCovered with tobacco;Dan shall have the penniesTo save in his bank;Anne shall have the keysTo make a pretty noise with.Life must go on,And the dead… Read More