Patience Ain’t My Virtue

on January 31, 2009

You may remember this stage of my writing neurosis from last year–it’s called the FOR CRIMINIES SAKE SOMEONE REVIEW MY FREAKIN’ BOOK! *sigh* Uhm, yeah– I’m not good at this part. (I’m not good at any of the parts– what the hell is wrong with me? Why would I want to do this for a… Read More

I think I’ve hit a wall..

on January 30, 2009

some sort of exhaustion wall just popped up and I splatted into it–but fortunately I’d already cleared the ‘Supernatural’ hurtle, which was a good thing, because tonight’s episode ROCKED. (Poor Dean–to have the absolute truth about himself shouted into a high school hall, when he’d tried so hard to hide it… OUCH!) Of course the… Read More

Chicken and Ketchup

on January 27, 2009

Okay–my older daughter’s obsession with Top Chef has just got to stop. We’ve already discussed this–calling me a cook is like calling 50 cent a skein acrylic “yarn”. Yes, it’s true in the technical sense, but nobody wants to eat at my house just like nobody wants to knit with that “yarn”, right? Well, it… Read More

Uhm, squee?

on January 26, 2009

Well, first of all, because you can never get enough of this sort of thing (wanna bet?) I’ll give you this: And second of all, ladies and gentlemen, I give you Bitter Moon II: Triane’s Son Reigning Ta da! That baby weighed in at 2 lbs. and 615 Trade Paperback sized pages. It hurt like… Read More

Now THAT’S Diehard Fandom…

on January 25, 2009

Yeah… I did it. I took Chicken to see My Bloody Valentine 3D– Jensen Ackles was in it, it was like a compulsion. And although I probably would have had a better time at Inkheart (and definitely wouldn’t have been exposed to any internal organs or exploding pick-axed eyeballs during the viewing) I have to… Read More

Being Proactive

on January 22, 2009

Having recovered from my ego-bruising rejection, I decided to take a positive, proactive stance in the campaign to get my work published by someone besides myself. To that end, I have written and formatted my own rejection letter–you know, just to speed the process along and spare everybody some time, trouble, and pain: Dear Agent/Publisher–… Read More


on January 21, 2009

Okay– I supervised a basketball game last night– the supervision was fun, but I’m SO tired… and I have a staff meeting tonight as well. I’m thinking I’ll get home, plant my keester, and dream about days when I could go walking four days a week! And now I have two whimpers and an ‘awww’… Read More

And the bad news is…

on January 20, 2009

Okay, good news first. The good news is, I awoke this morning, after having finished a pair of fingerless mitts that I WILL have pictures of eventually (because I’m keeping them) and after watching four episodes of Season 2 of yummy-youngsters in a cool car with guns and ghosts (Uhm, Supernatural) and I felt GREAT…. Read More


on January 17, 2009

Done list: Finished “Girl Mittens” for grandmother-in-law (alas, no pictures.) Finished “Two color scarf” for friend (alas, no pictures.) Finished hotpad and retro dishcloth for friend (alas, no pictures.) Received picture calendars ordered in early December from Wal-Mart (you’ve seen a lot of those pictures, actually) Sent all of the above to final destinations. Went… Read More