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Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
Wednesday Worthy

Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers. My brother is doing pretty well now. Everything should be fine.

So onto Wednesday Worthy…I couldn’t find a new hunk. But I found a great smile:


And just in case you need a little beefcake:



So which do you prefer–smile, beefcake or both?


Monday, July 29th, 2013
Weekend Roundup!

So sorry for not answering Friday–it got a little crazy including a pretty serious health scare with my brother.  We’ll find out more today, but I think he will be okay.  In all the activity, I just didn’t get to answering the blog.  But I read all the comments, I always do.

Aside from my brother, the weekend was great. Friday morning,  I got my hair done. My hairdresser is a long time friend and we talked about how to wear my hair for the wedding. I always wear my hair the same, but I might have her put it up just for the change.  Now you’d think this would be the end of her advice, right?

Nope, she went on to lecture me about my fish belly white legs. She was offended at my calves–not at how huge they are, but how white. I laughed…but I’m also getting out in the pool :-)  So her lecture worked!

The rest of the weekend was spent on:

–Engaging in an epic battle with ants. They are currently in retreat but I think they are actually in strategic planning for a new attack.

–My regularly scheduled panic attack about the book.  (Wizard deserves a medal for living with this!)

–Spending awesome time in the pool. That pool is saving my sanity.

–Hours of phone calls for Special K’s (Oldest Son’s fiancée’s)  bridal shower next Saturday. Wizard’s two sisters spearheaded it and I’m very excited.  But stuff like this is always a time suck — however Special K is totally worth it!

–Break through on book and real pages written. Majorly stunned and I’m not going to jinx it by talking about it anymore. Hope it keeps working!

–Then while writing those magical pages (see above) I decided to go get a latte, but came home with two pairs of shoes instead. As I was driving, I just randomly decided to stop by the Naturalizer store to look for sandals.  Shoes are a major problem for me due to the RA and left foot and ankle aren’t doing well right now. But because miracles were happening on Sunday, I found sandals  AND shoes that I think I can wear to the wedding. They match the dress so well! Here’s a pic a couple pics:

Wedding Shoe 2

Wedding Shoes 1










The wedge heel is higher than it looks in that picture.  I’m going to wear them around the house and see if they work. But I think they will and I’m thrilled.

This is just a little bit of all the stuff going on.  I’m really trying to write around all constantly shifting chaos.   And by the way, when I spontaneously decided to to the shoe store–I was dressed in shorts and a tank top along with wild hair, so of course I ran into someone I haven’t seen in years. Figures, right?

How was your weekend?

Friday, July 26th, 2013
Happy Friday!

I’m spending the weekend with Kat and Sloane.  I’ll let you know Monday if we all come out alive…

In the meantime here’s one of my all time favorite cards…I’ve actually told Wizard this:


When I say this to him, Wizard just tells me to eat brownies and I’ll feel better. He’s wrong–I ate brownies and now I just feel fat and even less like a princess.

Hope you all have a great weekend!


Wednesday, July 24th, 2013
Wednesday Worthy

Before I forget, if you’re interested in reviewing PLAY HARD Book Bundle, this is the link

I’m just working now. Or trying to around constant interruptions. I figured something out for Obsession yesterday that really excited me.  I have to rewrite a bunch of pages now but I don’t care.

Okay let’s were our worthy guy! He’s already appeared on my FB page, but let’s see how he does here:

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So what do you think?

Monday, July 22nd, 2013
Weekend Roundup!

The weekend was good! And bad due to uninvited guest–ants.  I lost hours of work time dealing with the ants but if that’s my worst problem in life, I’ll take it :-)

In good news, oldest son CPA Boy and his fiancée Special K bought a condo. It’s older but has an awesome layout and we’re so excited for them. They have a few weeks before the wedding/moving it to do some cosmetic renovations to it. Wizard spent Saturday helping them (along with Special K’s awesome dad) while I stay home to work and battle ants.  Sunday I got to go shopping with them for appliances and just share in the excitement. I’m so thrilled for them!

So this weekend, Wizard and I  get in the car, and Wizard says:

“Can Sammy (his Samsung stupid phone) sit with Siri (my super cool smart iPhone)

I recoil in horror. “No! Siri hates Sammy.”

“No she doesn’t. Siri sneaks downstairs to cuddle with Sammy at night.”

“Does not! Siri’s a good girl.”

“Oh witch, please. Siri reads your books! She’s a total hussy and wants Sammy. He’s a bad boy. All good girls want a bad boy.”

Sigh…Siri is now on restriction because…OMG what if Wizard is right? Is it possible….my phone is a hussy that chases bad boys?

In case you’re wondering, we actually have these conversations.

How was your weekend?

Thursday, July 18th, 2013
Happy Friday!

I might be a little stressed.  This is what happened when an organized brain (seriously, my RA doctor actually diagnosed me with an “organized brain” because we have strange conversations like that) meets an unorganized writing process.  This, however, is not what I’m going to talk about.

Nope this is about Wizard. Who totally recognizes that I’m teetering right on the edge of Full Blown Crazy Town and laughs at me. I don’t know why this is funny to him, but I amuse him endlessly. Or if he thinks I  might be sliding in Dangerously Crazy, then he shoves glasses in wine in front of me because Dangerously Crazy and Wine mix, right?

Where was I?

Oh yeah. So…last night we had dinner, and I was doing dishes when Wizard calls out from upstairs, “Witch come quick! Drop what you’re doing! Hurry!”

So I take my hands out of the soapy water and grab the towel–the same towel that only seconds before I had laid my sharp knives on after washing them. They flew across the kitchen floor. None hit me, I was fine. But crap, I hate when I do stupid stuff like that. I have hurt myself that way in the past which ticks off Wizard to no end.

“Witch! Please!” Wizard calls out.

So I’m thinking, wow, forget the knives, go save wizard! I run up the stairs and find him looking out the front window. At something that look exactly like this:

Great Egret (Ardea alba)


(The bird, not the turtle) It’s a great egret and a great white heron or something roaming in our front yard. FYI, the lake is not in our front yard, but we do have a lake pretty close by.

“It’s a bird,” I feel the need to point this out.

“It’s huge,” Wizard points out.

“This is what I flung knives across the kitchen to save you from?”

That got his full attention. Wizard is downright snarly about me and knives.  “You what?”

“Nothing.” I tried to beat him down the stairs to pick up the knives but he caught me.

“You were serious. ” I deleted the expletive from that sentence :-). He was working up to being really mad.

So I smiled at him. “I’m putting on my blog that you’re afraid of a bird.”

“Am not.” He turned around and stalked out the door to wash the car and forgot about his anger.

FYI, later when I told him I put this on the blog, he just smirked. Now I’m worried. Was that an indulgent smirk or I”m-going-to-get-even smirk? Either one is entirely possible with Wizard.

Hope you all have a great weekend!


Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
Wednesday Worthy

Busy week! First up, I’m holding a contest for a $15.00 e-gift card to Amazon or B&N to three winners who review PLAY HARD. You can check out the contest here.

And then yesterday, quite by accident, I found out that THE BABY BARGAIN, written under my Jennifer Apodaca name,  is temporarily on sale for 99 cents. I have no idea how long this will last, but you can check the price at Kindle or Nook to see if it’s still happening.  It’s a great deal! I’m pretty sure Entangled told the authors on the loop, however, I’ve been no-mail on all my loops.  So I have no one to blame but myself.

Now lets go onto Wednesday Worthy.

Sexy muscular model.

I like this one because he looks “real” to me. How about you?

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