The Wrong Way to Cook

on May 31, 2016

Long day, really. Got up, took Geoffie to the doc for her checkup (she is, as the doc said, disgustingly healthy. All she’s got to worry about is some itchy skin and an underbite, so basically she’s me as a teenager.)  Then I took the kids to the pool while I did my early aqua… Read More

Scorched Haven: Part 8–Respite

on May 30, 2016

So, today was completely boring until Steve brought in a dead bird about twenty minutes ago. I shooed her out, and then Geoffie followed her, bringing the bird back. I took the bird away and IT WASN’T REALLY DEAD. But it WAS really mangled, and… so sad. Scared and freaked out and, you know, dying…. Read More

Movie Saturday

on May 29, 2016

Okay– I’ll be honest. I caught up with a LOT of work tonight–editing for Rampant as well as writing– but what also happened is what Mate calls “Movie Saturday”– which is sort of exactly what it sounds like. Today, we were lucky–it feels like you actually do something when you go to the movies. “Hurray!… Read More

I Am the Walrus?

on May 27, 2016

A. Those shooting pains in  my kneecap were arthritis. I can now say I have it. The stuff that felt like tendonitis in the IT band was tendonitis in the IT band. *bows* You’re welcome. B. When asked if I used the nighttime pain relief I was prescribed yesterday, I replied, “No, because going to… Read More

Giant Horned Poisoned Slugs–With Fangs!

on May 26, 2016

Squish and Zoomboy had to run stuff out to the garbage. They came running back in, screaming, “Oh my God! It’s horrible! I’m so scared!” Real tears– faces scrunched up, hysterical– inconsolable. Mate and I remained skeptical. “What was it again?” we asked. “It was a SLUG,” Zoomboy cried. “THIS BIG.” He held his hands… Read More

And Back On Line…

on May 25, 2016

So, the interwebs went down. It was awful. I had to stop my junkie computer tap from one site to another. *shudder*  Like it was a bad dream. Anyway–it’s back up, and I am blogging again. Sadly, I’m mostly doing the old middle-aged woman thing tonight and whining–so, you know, maybe loiter a bit until… Read More

Ficlet Weekend: Scorched Haven, Part 7

on May 23, 2016

*yawn* Saw Angry Birds today, and then came home and slept. I don’t know why I was so tired–but wow. Just, you know, wow. Anyway, the movie was amusing–I enjoyed it, possibly because I enjoy writing grumpy fuckers like Bracken and Rance and Sonny, and I like the level of sincerity a character like that… Read More

Cats and Balls

on May 22, 2016

Short post tonight… So, went to a party for some friends of Mate’s from soccer. They were LOVELY people–and talk about creative with the home and yard stuff– everything they did was like Pinterest but better. I was impressed. (People who get creative with home decor always impress me. I’m just glad home is still… Read More

Find That Kid!

on May 20, 2016

So,  I went to Squish’s volunteer tea today–which was lovely. It’s an event thrown by the PTA and the teachers to say thanks for volunteering, and I felt like such a fraud–I’m only there a couple of times a year but Squish’s teacher is so kind– she asked, and I showed. Well, I parked myself… Read More

Quick Queue

on May 19, 2016

So… Shirt, which is FREE AT DSP and ARE and $.99 at Amazon was released today. It is, in fact, the PREQUEL to Phonebook which was released earlier this year and is free in the same places and a dollar at that other one!  These were some of the first things I wrote for DSP,… Read More