Things I have left…

on July 30, 2017

*  My sunglasses in a hotel room in Daytona *  My rack cards in an airport in Atlanta * My earrings. Everywhere. *  My water bottles. Everywhere. * My earbuds. God knows. * Laxatives in at least four hotels and counting. * An entire bottle of Advil in a Cafe aGoGo in Las Vegas. *… Read More

Not dead yet (but I did take a night of rest)

on July 28, 2017

Okay– so, per usual, RWA is a whirlwind of amazing people to talk to, workshops to attend, and appointments to make.  If I tried to put it altogether for you, I’d fail miserably.  When I go home and try to tell stories about cons like this, mostly what my family gets is numb silence, followed… Read More

On a jet plane…

on July 24, 2017

Me: I’m going to the mall and to get shoes–you guys can go or not, but I’m not buying any– Kids: We’re going. Squish: I need loafers. Me: That’s fair–ZoomBoy, we’ll wait until after my check to get you new Vans, okay? ZB: All I want is pretzels. Me: That’s fair. So Squish got loafers,… Read More

A story in pictures…

on July 24, 2017

 So, on Friday, we all dressed pretty and went to the salon to get our nails done, so mom has cute toes for RWA. On Friday night Mom spent from  12-4 a.m. in the hospital with her oldest, while he recovered from an asthma attack, so Mate took the younger kids to soccer camp the… Read More

Health Care

on July 22, 2017

Yes, I usually save my politics for Twitter, but I’m tired–for reasons I’ll explain later–and a little punch drunk and pissed off. I’m a soccer mom. A SOCCER MOM. There’s a lot to hate the GOP for, but right now, what I hate them MOST for is making me involved in politics when I’d rather… Read More

Eight of Wands

on July 20, 2017

So I leave for RWA at the asscrack of dawn on Tuesday, and I am currently… overwhelmed. Things to do: Dye hair. Do nails. (This has turned into a family event, much to Mate’s chagrin.) Grocery shopping for family. Last minute shopping for me. Soccer meeting for Squish. Trip to the fair so kids can… Read More

Nobody’s Mouse But Mine

on July 19, 2017

So we got back from vacation and the dogs forgave me… But my computer mouse didn’t. It didn’t work. I mean… DIDN’T WORK. Because of my computer set up I was bent over double over my console and going back and forth between an ergonomic keyboard and the touch mouse on my laptop. I mean,… Read More


on July 18, 2017

Gonna ramble. First of all, people want to see me in Orlando (see yesterday’s blog) and I think that’s fantastic! I can’t wait to meet folks at the signing! Wheee! Second of all, I’ve never been thrilled with boxes. Foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.  Yeah–most people remember that Emerson quote wrong. They… Read More

Necessary promotions

on July 17, 2017

Okay–so, we’re all home safely and, frankly, for the last two days, have been made of sleep. Seriously–I had no idea how tired we were, but after yesterday–and two naps!–I thought about it, and it took us seven hours to drive from Monterey–most of it was traffic. We stopped and played at the beach for… Read More

Room Mates

on July 13, 2017

Monterey has been lovely–I’ve done a lot of instagramming/twittering/FBing about it, so basically I’m all over social media about my family vacation. So I’ll leave you all with this moment. We stopped for clam chowder after our second day at the aquarium, and then walked to Pinkberry. The store was full so we carried our… Read More