It’s that time of year again…

on July 30, 2012

Okay, so Mate is having an early practice today– and it’s 102 degrees already, creeping on up to 105 (which is the league cut-off for impossibly hot) and I’m thinking about just staying home with the girls in the air conditioning and getting some work done.  I feel like a weenie for even thinking about… Read More

Happy Release Day

on July 27, 2012

Hee hee hee… Okay… I have to admit that I still have memories of the old Harlequin Romances, where “release” could mean something very, uhm, organic to the entire romance “process”, if you know what I mean!  (CLIMAX, people, rockin’ the big O, not going but coming… nudge nudge, wink wink, say no more!)  Anyway,… Read More

There is not enough trivia in the world…

on July 24, 2012

*tackle hugs Donna Lee*  She offered me a shawl– which is absolutely amazing!  Alas, darling, I’m harsh on clothing–I wouldn’t want to abuse anything of yours! There’s really nothing to report here.  The kids have been upset because they’re *gasp*  BORED, but I keep telling them, if they were REALLY bored, they’d CLEAN SOMETHING! And… Read More

Yeah, sure, blame it on the sunspots…

on July 21, 2012

It has been a sad week.  The shooting in Colorado hit me sort of hard, because MY OWN kids were at a midnight premiere for The Dark Knight Rises, and I was struck to the bone with how easy it could have happened here.  A friend of mine–an e-buddy, it is true, but still, someone… Read More

Fanfic of the Gods

on July 18, 2012

The Three Fates anthology is coming out next week, and there’s already a contest up for it at Stumbling Over Chaos so, WHOOSH!  Yeah– first of all, July just flew by at warp speed, and second of all, yeah– so soon after Sidecar, it really does feel like I hauled ass this winter! Anyway, the Three Fates anthology was sort of a… Read More

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggedy Jig…

on July 14, 2012

We made it!   Left early Friday morning, arrived home late Friday night, slept in a little and, *shazam*  We’re home!  (Mate is leaving for a baseball game tonight… oddly enough, he can’t find anyone in the house who wants to go with him.  Weird.  Go figure.  It’s not like, you know, we’ve been gone… Read More

I haven’t gotten to swim in the ocean yet…

on July 11, 2012

But it’s coming.   We went to Waikiki, visited with my friend Mary and her lovely, amazing, warm and generous family. We saw Diamond Head, Sandy Beach, and shopped in the International Market at Waikiki.  We visited the Arizona memorial where we had our hearts broken, and then the mall where Squish had her mind… Read More

Packing… blargh!

on July 7, 2012

I’m down to my least favorite part of getting ready for the trip: Packing. It’s heinous.  I know some people can look at their clothes and think shirt, shorts, underwear, bra, done! But what if I want to wear a skirt?  And I need both bathing suits.  And I need two different nightgowns, in case… Read More

A Very Quiet Holiday

on July 4, 2012

Okay– the kids have been complaining– raw throat, a little bit of dizziness, general meh.  Mate’s been complaining–lots of phlegm, and even more meh. This morning, as I was climbing into the 80 degree pool in the 85 degree air, I was achy and my throat hurt a little and I generally felt… Meh. Oh… Read More

Lazy Sunday

on July 1, 2012

Okay– the little kids went out and played in the little pool, and they had a blast.  They’re tired. Mate went out for a long run– he pooped out before the end of the run, and he’s TOTALED. Big T went out and mowed my parent’s lawn.  He’s recovering. Chicken walked to her friend’s house…. Read More