Wonderful company, looooonnnnggg drive…

on July 19, 2016

So, Mate and I made it down to San Diego in eight hours. We were all smug, right? EIGHT HOURS! That’s why you leave at six-thirty in the morning, bitches! THAT’S how you get it done! Well, Saturday night (the RITA’s– congrats to Alexis Hall and Sarina Bowen/Elle Kennedy for being the first to win… Read More

Night, Day, and the Yarn Truck

on July 15, 2016

*  Our first night here (Tuesday) was glorious. Mate and I had a long drive, and we enjoyed talking, sans kids, and he loved the room. We got here when the All Star game was starting, and he grabbed my arm and pulled me outside, excited as a kid.  “Did you hear that?” “No. What… Read More

San Diego Bound

on July 12, 2016

So, the kids are at moms, the suitcases are packed, and Mate and I are San Diego bound tomorrow. If we’re good, we’ll make it there in time for dessert–if we’re REALLY good, we’ll make it there in time for dinner, and in either case we have someone to eat with, so we’re happy! Anyway–… Read More

Movie Weekend

on July 11, 2016

Sorry all–this was a movie weekend for us, and since I’m also prepping for RWA, well, blogging got thrown out the wayside.We saw Tarzan–and really enjoyed it. Yes, I know, there are people who are going to complain that it was just eye-candy, and that Margot Robbie’s American accent was exceedingly modern, and that Samuel… Read More

I don’t understand

on July 8, 2016

So, a year and a half ago, at ZB’s 11th birthday, I took this picture, and my heart broke a little. I love all of the little boys in that photo–the one on the left has since moved away, but I talk to his mom sometimes on FB, and I’d seen him grow, playing soccer… Read More

*flails* ALSKAR!

on July 7, 2016

Okay, so it was fairly cool today– 85 or so–and the pool was actually cold if you weren’t working really hard.  And then the aqua instructor (my friend, Trina) sort of blew my mind. “You know, I was watching ads for that new Tarzan movie, and I don’t know who the guy is who’s playing… Read More

You! Go to Doggie Jail! Right now!

on July 6, 2016

I admit– I was a little skeptical when my parents invited us to bring our dogs for a “dog party” during the 4th of July. They live in Placer County, which has lots of long, dry grass, and fireworks were illegal this year. Instead of the traditional fireworks, my parents invited people with dogs, so… Read More

Happy Kermit Flail July!

on July 4, 2016

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!! So, I’ve got to tell you– if anybody ever wonders if my gigantic YAYAYAYAYAY!!! at the beginning of the Kermit Flail posts is sincere and heartfelt? Well, I do all my loading and formatting of the post BEFORE I write my copy. So YES, it is definitely sincere, because ALL THE LOADING AND LINKING… Read More

I think that would be best.

on July 4, 2016

Okay, lady–sit down here. It’s all gonna be okay, ma’am, just tell us how it happened. Well, Officer, it started out like any other Friday. Took the kids to the pool, everybody got lunch, went down for a nap. And then I woke up from a nap and it all went to shit. So what… Read More

Scorched Haven: Part 10– Daybreak

on July 3, 2016

Okay– whew! I’ve actually got so much to do, I’ve been burying myself in my new WIP to escape it. (How’s that working for you, Amy? Well, now I’ve got both a backlog of work, AND WIP insomnia, AND a crushing deadline, thank you.  But my WIP is still not long enough, so there!) So… Read More