Thursday, June 20, 2013


I'm still here, but the blog has been strangely silent for awhile. It's not that I don't have things going on in my life - I do. Far too many things on some days.

For now, I'm taking a hiatus from blogging. In fact, I'm going to try stepping back a little further from social media and focus on my writing for awhile.

How successful I'll be is anyone's guess.

I think I'll follow Nora's advice, though.

See you on the flip side...

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Totally Random, Completely Awesome Picture

My cat's name is Kathryn. When we got her at the shelter some four years ago, her name was Sassy Mama. My daughter and I did not feel that this was a dignified name for her, so we renamed her in honor of Catherine the Great - only spelled differently.

However, the extra pounds she has put on has made grooming herself a decidedly inelegant and undignified chore.

And here's the evidence:

I feel like she was auditioning for the can-can or some naughty cat movie!

In Other News...

Hubby graduates from college this weekend with a degree in auto body. And he already has a job waiting for him. Can you say two paychecks? Woo hoo! The past three years have been tough, but we did it!

It's also my birthday on Saturday, and Father's Day on Sunday.

We're having a get-together on Saturday to celebrate all three occasions. I plan to eat, drink (soda!) and be merry.

Friday, June 07, 2013

Life Chaotic? Write Anyway

Life has been full of changes lately. This isn't a bad thing because really, life is change.

Trying to write when life is chaotic like this isn't easy. But I think it's necessary in order for us, as creative people, to really process the chaos around us.

I ran across this quote today and I think it makes perfect sense:

So much sense, in fact, that I think I'll have it tattooed on my arm.

Just kidding.

When life is chaotic, writing is my escape. I just need to learn how to refuse to give in to the excuse of chaos and focus on the writing instead.

And there's no better time to do that than right now.

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