You Know Who You Are

on May 31, 2017

ZoomBoy sang in choir tonight, and that was sort of neat– it was a combined choir of the junior high and all the high school choirs– but I must say, my mind wandered HORRIBLY during the singing. (I’d heard a lot of it before.) So, I was wrestling plot bunny after plot bunny, and in… Read More

So, today’s weirdness…

on May 30, 2017

So, today was sort of a day of rest. The fam has been going balls out, and seriously– a day to just chill was needed. But that didn’t stop us from entertaining ourselves… *  I woke up early this morning–but tired. Given that this was a day of chillaxing, I decided to go back to… Read More

Damn–did you see that weekend fly by?

on May 29, 2017

Okay– another breakneck weekend. Squish performed at the River Cats game on Friday with her whole school choir and my folks went to see her sing. So did Mate, ZoomBoy and I–and we did have the best time. Saturday I met with the Sacramento writer’s group–I always get the acronym wrong, but basically it’s Sacramento… Read More

Writing is Hard

on May 26, 2017

write write write write write… WAIT! Is this making any sense? Did I describe that right? Did I over-describe it? Is the prose plain? Is it precious? Is it commercial enough? Too commercial? Did I do that thing that that one reviewer on GoodReads really hated? Do I care enough about that one reviewer on… Read More

A whole lot of random…

on May 25, 2017

Sorry about no blog last night–I basically fell asleep at surprise o’clock, and no work got done. Today was kind of full, mostly of weirdness that I shall share– So here goes… *  First of all, I’m an idiot. I try to be plain about this, but every now and then a situation arises that… Read More

Made. Of. Sleep.

on May 23, 2017

So, my neck has been ungodly sore these last few days–I’d say it’s the result of all the driving but I think what it really is has been all the reading I’ve been doing. Something about the angle at which I hold my head when I’m reading off my phone tends to fuck my neck… Read More


on May 22, 2017

So, we left the kids with  Chicken and went to my cousin’s wedding in Medford–it was lovely. Medford is a long drive though–and I’m knackered, so I’ll leave you with some pictures and some captions and take my achy body off to bed! Mount Shasta, which plays with your perception as you come down the… Read More

Recitals and Concerts

on May 19, 2017

 So, ZoomBoy has gone to this school since the first grade, and Squish since Kindergarten. This is something of a big deal for Mate and I–I switched schools a couple of times before high school, and so did Mate, and we wanted our kids to have as much continuity as possible. Big T was doomed… Read More

In the Neighborhood

on May 18, 2017

Quick one tonight–I’m on a roll. So, I was walking my dogs (shocked, we are, Amy–because you do this six days a week) and on the approach side of the giant, mile-long loop, there was a GINORMOUS HOUND. Like an English Mastiff or a pit bull or something that was taller than his person when… Read More

A few random moments…

on May 17, 2017

So, partly we’re doing the same-ol, same-ol here–Mom the taxi service and Mom the writer both vie for the same time slot. But still– the same-ol has it’s appeal, and since Mate and I are driving up to Oregon this weekend to attend my cousin’s wedding, the same-ol’ same-ol’ is sort of a welcome respite… Read More