Second practice from the Finding Your Voice class I bought from Holly Lisle. This is not an affiliate link, although if you decide you want to buy a class from her, you can contact me, and I'll set on up so we both benefit. *smile* The train rumbles past me, screaming across the tracks, and … Continue reading Finding Your Voice: Practice 05
We had a wonderful Valentine's Day last week. I came home, and my husband had bought me a card which he then drew all over to make it ours. We both wear glasses, so those had to be added in, and his beard of course. He took the pronunciation of what the card said and … Continue reading Belated Happy Valentine’s Day!
My husband just bought a new car, and everything looked fine until he went to register it. Turns out there were two owners on it, and both needed to sign, not just the one we met with. So he drove an hour to register it, had to turn around and drive an hour back to … Continue reading Car Stress and Car Win
Second practice from the Finding Your Voice class I bought from Holly Lisle. This is not an affiliate link, although if you decide you want to buy a class from her, you can contact me, and I'll set on up so we both benefit. *smile* He watched the woman, thinking, "I want her." She caught … Continue reading Finding Your Voice: Practice 04
Sunday was a busy day! We drove into Minnesota to look at a new car for my husband. And now, at least for a bit, we're a three Subaru household! All of them dark blue. The one in front is the new one, a 2006 Legacy Sedan, then my 2001 Forester, and my husband's 1997 … Continue reading My Husband’s New Car!
Friday was a snow day! I had talked with my boss about the winter storm that was moving in, and I was concerned about the drive... especially if my husband wouldn't drive me in. I got up at my usual time *coughfiveamcough* and took a look outside. They had run the plows at least once … Continue reading Snow Day!
Second practice from the Finding Your Voice class I bought from Holly Lisle. This is not an affiliate link, although if you decide you want to buy a class from her, you can contact me, and I'll set on up so we both benefit. *smile* I only wanted to be first. I didn't intend to … Continue reading Finding Your Voice: Practice 03
I actually completed this a little over a week and a half ago, but I was mostly sitting and digesting it. This game was SO good, and I'm still working on filling in blades and such. The end of the story line went a bit left field for me but tied neatly in with Xenoblade … Continue reading Xenoblade 2: Completed Main Story Arc
Caught one of the bugs going around - massive headache and puking. No news here for you today, sorry!
Second practice from the Finding Your Voice class I bought from Holly Lisle. This is not an affiliate link, although if you decide you want to buy a class from her, you can contact me, and I'll set on up so we both benefit. *smile* He stood with the ocean before him, with the village … Continue reading Finding Your Voice: Practice 02
Okay, so this is just an article that simultaneously blew my mind this week and made me crack up. It's here. Go ahead, I'll wait. . . . RIGHT? Who gives their CAMEL Botox?!? It broke my brain a little, so I of course immediately posted on Facebook. One of my friends pointed out that … Continue reading Because All Camels Need Botox?
There's a fair amount of excitement in our life right now. My husband is looking at replacing his 1997 Subaru Legacy with something a great deal newer... by which I mean a 2001 Legacy or Outback. So he has been watching Craigslist and carefully poring over listings. We're in the rare situation where the old … Continue reading New Cars and New Puppers
This is a practice piece I did for Holly Lisle's 'Finding Your Voice' class. These are ten minute timed exercises with very specific prompts. I step onto the rolling walkway, and my heart catches in my throat. I'm not ready to see her again. I'm not ready for her to see me again. "Hello," she … Continue reading Finding Your Voice: Practice 01
I was going through my things, and I ran into a class I took part of, one of Holly Lisle's, on learning your writing voice. The actual name of the class is 'Find Your Writing Voice: 24 Hour Intensive Workshop', and while it fell to the wayside in favor of writing my novel, I did … Continue reading Should I Share? Finding Your Voice Practice Pieces
So, today was a quiet day, and our dog was dozing. We were sitting at our computers doing computer things (and writing), when our dog perked up and ran to the door. He started bouncing around and gave that characteristic snowdog 'Wooooo!', so we got up to check. One of our neighbors' Husky and German … Continue reading Here, Doggy, Doggy!
Just a quick shout out that my newest novel, roughly titled "Still Waters" has begun! I'm so in the honeymoon stage and loving writing. *smile* Of course, that's a tease, but I never talk about the book I'm writing. It's not suspicion, just realization that if I talk about what I'm writing I lose enthusiasm … Continue reading Ocooch 01: ‘Still Waters’ HAS BEGUN!
(Images belong to Wendy and Richard Pini.) So, I've been sitting on this for a bit, but my husband is reading my ElfQuest books! This is HUGE. (As a side note, these books are all online for you to read for free! Go HERE.) He's known me 8 years, but he had never looked at … Continue reading ELFQUEST! Or: My Husband Is FINALLY Understanding My Childhood
Okay, this video amused me far, far more than I expected. The voice over is what makes it. It's a rainy lazy day here, so enjoy this Spider Who Couldn't Hide! Yes, I know there's away to make the image link to the website I want, but for the life of me, I can't figure … Continue reading Spoiler: Spider Can’t Hide
(I know you may not agree!) I have rapid cycling Bipolar I, and my swings last upwards of two weeks, two and a half weeks, tops. My husband has depression, and he has had it for as long as I've known him. When I was a teenager and first became Bipolar, my swings started out … Continue reading Why Rapid Cycling Bipolar Is Easier Than Depression
I read. I read a lot, although I tend to stick to Fantasy and Urban Fantasy. I love magic and supernatural things! Paranormal Romance is okay but a little too heavy on the romance, which does make sense as it IS romance, but it isn't my preferred genre. I also read Young Adult (YA) in … Continue reading Reverse Harem: A Surprising (and Engrossing!) Genre I Wasn’t Aware Of
It's no secret that depression often includes a lack of energy and general apathy. My house often reflects this. My husband cleans, but when I'm depressed I can barely dress, cook for myself, and attend work, much less do dishes and laundry. So, while the house isn't impossible, there's only so much my husband can … Continue reading The Biggest Difference Between Mania and Depression Is How Clean My House Is
So, in my family, it's traditional for the girl to propose. And, seriously, we don't give guys enough credit for how NERVE-WRACKING the whole experience is! But, I get ahead of myself. I met my husband on OKCupid. Not even on purpose. I saw his account, thought he was too young but brave for trying, … Continue reading How I Got the Boy… and Kept Him
So I'm going to put out an unpopular opinion here. One of the biggest parts of maintaining relationships throughout my mood swings is taking responsibility for all the stupid things I do and say when manic and occasionally when depressed. Because, let's face it. I may not have been thinking clearly, and I may have … Continue reading Taking Responsibility for My Actions Despite Mental Illness