Long Time Gone…

I haven’t blogged in a while (duh!)  It isn’t the only  thing I haven’t done in a while, either.  Not to say I haven’t been busy, because I have.  I just haven’t focused on the blog, reading people’s blogs, etc.  I joined Facebook though.  Although, I don’t see how people can spend hours and hours on it.  So not me.

On the writing front, I’ve been neglecting that aspect of my life.  Tsk tsk.   My son asked me why I wasn’t working on my WIPs.  My answer to him was because he won’t get off of my computer!  (True…)  But, that’s not really it.  I do have a laptop. 

I didn’t renew my membership with my local RWA chapter.  (sorry Rosebuds)  I have a couple of reasons.  Time being the top of the list.  Crappy excuse, but there it is.  I’m questioning.  I still have stories running through my mind constantly, so I know the creative spark is alive.  But, the dedicated time to work on it is my problem.  I don’t want to play at writing.  I want to actually sit down and do it.  I know I can’t write in five minute spurts like some do…I’m too easily distracted or want to edit what I did before, especially if I come back to it and start to reread to know where I was, etc. 

I’ve been working 9-10 hour days, add an hour plus commute (each way) on top and I have complete mental burn out by the time I get home.  I’ve used the writing of others to feed my passion for literary expression.  Tess Gerritson rocks, by-the-way.  I know others write and juggle a full time job, but I haven’t managed to make it work the way it should since I started a new position.  It has it’s good and bad points and I wouldn’t trade for my previous alternative to save my life right now.  (That job now sucks for all left doing it…which is what I thought would happen and why I changed jobs!)   I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the job stress will let up and allow me to focus again.  Here’s hoping!

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April 29, 2009 at 7:01 pm Leave a comment

Unbelievable Headlines

TWO NUCLEAR SUBS COLLIDE IN ATLANTIC…WHAT?  Let me read that again… Nope that’s what it said.  How can two, very large submerged objects that supposedly have sonar and radar and everything other tracking technology under the sun miss another large object right next to them and run into each other? 

It happened earlier this month between British and French NUCLEAR SUBMARINES.  Both carrying Weapons of Mass Destruction… Now, I realize the North Atlantic is a bit cold and the water a bit murky, but what the…?  I don’t care that they were going at “very low speed” and the damage was minimal.  What if they hadn’t been going slow or bumped into each other at different angles than they did?  Those suckers carry Titan NUCLEAR missiles for God’s sake. 

I picture a scenario where an accident, similar but with a different outcome, triggers something really awful… Like Russia thinking the crash and resulting explosion of armed missiles was a bit close to their territorial waters so they shoot their own nuclear missals – of course they do this before the British and French can say it was all a mistake and now it’s too late – WWIII.  Okay, I’m probably being a bit melodramatic, and I realize the British and French are not at war this century, but still.

Russia isn’t that stable these days… Come to think of it neither are the North Koreans, most of South America, and, let’s not forget, the Middle Eastern countries.  Wouldn’t take much to set any of them off.

February 16, 2009 at 4:43 pm Leave a comment

Today, History Will Be Made

What to watch for on Inauguration DayYes, today the U.S. of A. will make history.  We inaugurate our first non-Caucasian, but still male, President.  A huge step for our growing country.  Admittedly, it should have occurred sooner, but the fact it is finally happening is a HUGE accomplishment. 

 Unprecedented ways to see inauguration from afarIt doesn’t matter what political party you belong to.  The fact is, this is a wonderful demonstration of our country’s ability to learn that race does not dictate one’s ability to lead.  Now, how Barack Obama will lead is yet to be determined, but the fact that he will be given the opportunity to show us is, in a word, AWESOME!

January 20, 2009 at 8:33 am Leave a comment

The Reason for the Season…

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All of a sudden their hillside was flooded by the light of a thousand arc lamps, blinding them with its intensity. When they could finally see, a man in shining apparel stood before them. “Do not be afraid,” he declared in the ringing voice of a herald.

“I bring you good news of great joy
that will be for all the people.
Today in the town of David
a Deliverer has been born to you.
He is the Lord’s Messiah.”

December 24, 2008 at 9:04 pm Leave a comment

Christmas Entertainment… FUN!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

 

December 19, 2008 at 11:48 pm Leave a comment

WW (stole from Amie) :)

1.) Have you ever taken your clothes off for money?

Uh…. NO

2.) Are you a morning person or a night owl?

Morning if I get up, otherwise, I drag until evening.

3.) Do you take any kind of medication daily or regularly? If so, what? 

Thyroid and other hormones.  I’m gettin’ old.

4.) Do you ever have naughty thoughts about any of your friends significant others?

No. 

5.) What are your favorite comfort foods?  Um.  Fried Chicken, casseroles, chicken fried steak, cream gravy, creamed potatoes… ya’ know, comfort food!

6.) Would you rather direct a porn or star in one?

Direct… I’ve always been bossy and not that brazen.

7.) Have you ever seen a “donkey show“? Would you ever be interested in seeing one?  Uhhhh.  Gag. Me.  GROSS!

November 19, 2008 at 8:08 pm Leave a comment

Inspired Post

Ok, I haven’t blogged in… a while.  I’m working like 45-50 hours a week at the new job.  Can’t wait for things to slow down there.  Of course, school started in August, so that means crazy hours with the boy’s related activities.  Now starts the schools theatre production and fundraising season.  Yes.  I am one of “THOSE.”  I volunteer.  Normally, I like it and it isn’t too bad.  This year though, I need to be two people.  No one else knows anything remotely technical, so I am also the theatre department webmaster for my son’s high school.  We decided to move into the 21st Century and now have a ‘real’ web site.  But, I digress.

The point of this post is to 1) let my friend Amie know that I do still read her blog; 2) I was inspired by her NAS blog; and 3) let everyone know that I am still alive and kicking and do still have those writing goals, just need time.  So, here is my take on Amie’s thought process:

  • Dear Father Time:  Please, slow down so I can catch up!
  • Dear Boy:  Washing regularly will help you attract girls.  Your hair… wash it.  It is gross!
  • Dear Daughter:  While I love seeing you and your friends, a bit more notice would be nice though.  P.S.  You’re welcome for the groceries.
  • Dear Venus (the dog):  You will eventually see the groomer.  I won’t shave and torture you personally… I hope.  You poor thing, you look like a mop!
  • Dear laundry pile:  … Eventually.
  • Dear House:  …Ditto.
  • Dear Boy:  The trash goes out the same days every week.  They haven’t changed (no matter what you think.)
  • Dear Employees:  Please leave me alone long enough to actually complete your performance appraisals if you want to receive them before Christmas.  I KNOW you want any bonuses that may be coming.
  • Dear Boy:  You have your own bathroom!  Use it and stay out of mine.  Amie is right…BOYS. ARE. GROSS!
  • Dear WIP:  I have no words to explain myself.  (I know. You just want words!)

Me.

October 23, 2008 at 9:34 pm 2 comments

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