Things I Left in 2014

Used to be a bit of a tradition amongst my friends and I that come new year's eve, we'd do a burning. All the things, people, situations and such we wanted to leave in the old year would be written down on a piece of paper then burned at the stroke of midnight, thus ushering … Continue reading Things I Left in 2014

A vacation worth dying for.

A bit on the dramatic side as far as post titles go, but something I am now considering.  I am newly back from a destination I had been dreaming about reaching for the past five or so years, Belize in Central America.  I'd been looking at places with a strong ex-pat community and Belize popped … Continue reading A vacation worth dying for.

Should I or shouldn’t I?

Thinking NaNo is a wash this year.  Yes, I know there's still time to kick my word count in the butt, that there's more than enough time in the days remaining to get 'er done, but as I wrote before, I'm really not feeling the push to "win" as I have in the past. My … Continue reading Should I or shouldn’t I?

Password search, the sequel.

This morning's reminder: This is an automatically generated message from an unattended mailbox. Please do not reply to this email. This is a reminder that your network password will expire in 3 days. Please change it as soon as possible, your password must meet the following requirements: Contains characters from three of the following four … Continue reading Password search, the sequel.

Time for a new password and this is what happens in my brain.

"Your password will expire in five days."  Every three months, as it is with most corporations now-a-days, employees have to change their passwords. No big deal except I've been trying to make my passwords meaningful to me as well as cryptic enough to meet the password qualifications as set by our illustrious IT department.  Most … Continue reading Time for a new password and this is what happens in my brain.

You’ve got to start somewhere.

So, I got up at four Friday morning and did day 3 of the 90 Days of Action work out plan from the Neily Rey site.  I don't sleep but more than five maybe six hours at a stretch on a good day, so it's nothing for me to be awake at two or three in the … Continue reading You’ve got to start somewhere.

Bye-bye Belly.

Chest: 38",  Waist: 38",  Hips: "45",  thighs: 27" each. I have no idea what my weight is but it matters very little to this equation because with any kind of exercise, fat will be replaced by muscle which weighs more than fat so even though my over all weight will drop a bit, it won't … Continue reading Bye-bye Belly.

I want my waist back, and other laments of a writing introvert.

I bought a dress two years ago for an author event I was in. It was too big for me at the time, but the style was retro - straight from the 50's, one of the few eras of ladies fashion I am in love with. Anyway, I know I've gained some inches since then … Continue reading I want my waist back, and other laments of a writing introvert.

The ending comes together.

This isn't all of it, just the part that struck me as sort of funny so I wanted to share.  I'm gong to, of course, do some rewrites once the beta readers and my editor get a read through of the whole manuscript. It's just nice to finally have the lesson / ending in my … Continue reading The ending comes together.

A few more characters just stopped by.

Oh, and the working title is Lake Innocence, in case it wasn't obvious from my first post.   Since I wrote that post, some of the supporting cast has shown up: Kevin (no last name yet) - lead's (she hasn't told me her name yet, either) neighbor, good friend.  Surprisingly, he isn't looking to be the eventual … Continue reading A few more characters just stopped by.