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Friday, August 30th, 2013
Happy Friday!

I’m sooo close. Just trying to get the last wrap up on Obsession done then I can clean it up. So close.  But I’m still debating some things at the very end. Plus I’m distracted by all the pretty colors developing on my foot and calf. Man I sprained that sucker. Probably got a few little tears in there too but it should heal.

Of course, normal people would get an x-ray.  Or you know, see a doctor.  But why ruin the fun of guessing :-)

Before anyone really worries, I’m sure it’s just a sprain.  Seriously, I can move and rotate my foot without pain.  And it doesn’t hurt when I’m not walking on it. So it’s all good.

So this weekend, I’m working! If the weather cooperates I’ll go in the pool with Wizard and I’ll probably bake something too. But we are looking forward to a quiet, relaxing weekend.

What are your plans for the weekend?


Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
Wednesday Worthy

Wizard has been off work until today, so we’ve been talking non-stop about the wedding. Wizard’s having a great time teasing me about hurting myself dancing.  First off, it’s amazing that I got out there and danced since I can’t dance. At all.

As in I have zero rhythm.

Anyone ever seen that old Seinfeld episode where Elaine dances? That’s me. Totally. I know it and I didn’t care, I was out there dancing.

But I was having so much fun with my nieces, my two other sons’ girlfriends and one other friend of the family girl, I just didn’t know when to quit. Evidently my Achilles tendon or something in that general vicinity did.  All I can say is that I got off LUCKY. It’s healing exactly like a pulled muscle so all seems to be well.  (No I didn’t go to emergency. Wizard wanted to take me, but I was fairly sure it was just a pull/sprain).

In book news, I’m working! I should be sending Obsession to the editor next week and will dive into book two in my Once A Marine series. I’ll be doing a little juggling of revisions during that time too, but I’m not going to think about it.

Here is our the hunk candidate for today. I had him on my FB page last week but I cropped him up  a little for the blog.


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So what do you think?

Monday, August 26th, 2013
Wedding Weekend!

This was one of the best weekends ever as we celebrated the wedding of my son (CPA Boy) and his lovely wife, (Special K).  We are exhausted, but it’s worth it! Here’s the quick version:

We had the rehearsal and  dinner Friday night.  By the time dinner arrived, we were all laughing way too much and having a blast. After all the planning, work, expense and cookie crises <g> everything was coming together.

Saturday was a beautiful day. We got to the hotel early and hung out with CPA Boy and posse, including Middle Son and BLB and their girlfriends whom we also love.  Seeing CPA Boy in his tux was one of those moments where time just stops. Wizard and I are so very proud of him. He wasn’t the least bit nervous. He said he knew he was marrying the right woman.

Then Wizard and I got a sneak peek at Special K and we were blown away! She’s always beautiful but she was so dramatically gorgeous it took out breath away.  Watching her walk down the aisle to our son was a perfect moment. The wedding was simple, elegant and all about joining these two lives.

And then THE PARTY!  We had so much fun at the reception.  After doing all the parental things, we were all mingling, had a great dinner, then the dancing and celebrating.  Wizard and I danced and danced, and then Wizard stopped.

I didn’t…which is why I pulled a muscle or something in my leg.  Turns out I can’t keep up with the 20-somethings, LOL! But it was worth it! Plus it was at the end of the night, so it wasn’t big deal.

Now CPA Boy and Special K are off on their honeymoon and Wizard and I, who are parents to three wonderful sons,  finally have “our girl.”

How was your weekend?

Friday, August 23rd, 2013
Happy Friday!

I’m late getting this post up–bet you all know why:

Bride and groom kissing.


It’s CPA Boy and Special K’s wedding this weekend! (FYI, this is a stock photo,  not my son and Special K).  So that pretty much sums up my weekend plans :-)

What are your plans? Whatever it is, have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
Wednesday Worthy

Soooo close! I got through the black moment of Obsession yesterday. I just need a couple more scenes and then I have a full draft. This book is due at the editor’s scary soon, as in mere days.  But I’ll flesh out, clean up and revise fast.

This is has been one of the hardest books I’ve ever written.  Possession was hard because the sexuality was so raw, intense and powerful, but this one has been emotionally hard. I wanted to protect my characters too much and I loved one character right from the start that was on a path I just couldn’t change and stay true to the story.  So I found myself avoiding writing certain scenes with dismaying regularity.  I have no idea if I’m even close to writing anything good though.

But you know what? Not trying is certain failure and we all deserve to be proud of ourselves for trying, right?

So, for our Wednesday Worthy candidate today I’m tossing out all the regular men and bringing in the guy I’m wildly in love with:


Bath Time for Bailey

Bailey Dog! Middle Son sent me this picture of Bailey after his bath this week.  Normally Bailey doesn’t love being wrapped up like that, but he let Middle Son’s girlfriend do it because he adores her.

I miss Bailey, I don’t get to see him as often as I used to, but Middle Son sends me pics like this that make my day. Then when I show Wizard the picture, he  nags me to go get Bailey for a week. I think we’re going to have to have a weekend with him soon!

So who is your pick for Wednesday Worthy? It can be anyone–or doge–you want, we’re breaking all the rules today!

Monday, August 19th, 2013
Weekend Roundup

It was a good weekend, I’m finally closing in on the end of OBSESSION. Then it’ll need some revising and clean up before I send it to the editor.  I’m too close to even guess if the book is working or not so I won’t comment on that :-)  But man, getting time to write is tough. Sunday was good though as Wizard ran some errands for me so I could write. He’s awesome like that.

What’s not so awesome is he lured me out to the pool. But that would be okay, basically just a break. But Wizard wasn’t finished with his master plan. He then made us a gin and tonics and I ended up staying out there too long when I should have been working. Bad Wizard!

And finally when I went back to “work” Wizard caught me looking at French bulldog rescue sites. I was busted, LOL! I tried to convince him it was research, but I don’t think he bought that story.

We’re just days away from the wedding now!

How was your weekend?

Friday, August 16th, 2013
Happy Friday!

Once again it’s Friday and I don’t know how we got here! Time is flying by.  One week from tomorrow is CPA Boy and Special K’s wedding. I’m really excited, so excited I’m going to the doctor’s Monday and will probably get a shot in my foot so I can stand for longer periods of time.  Usually he does the shot right on top on the bone which isn’t super pleasant but totally worth it.

Speaking of dr appts, yesterday I went and did my routine blood work that keeps my doctor happy.  This is no big deal, my biggest gripe is that I have to drive twenty or thirty minutes or each way which is annoying when I’m in the process of a deadline whizzing by me. But I went,  got it done with minimal fuss, and decided to reward myself with a non-fat latte. So I drive to Starbucks, tear off the stupid bright purple tape wrapped around my arm and toss it in the trash can on my way in the door. I get in line and then look down.

I have blood running down my freaking arm.

Yeah, I’m all kinds of classy.

So there I am in Starbucks, trying to staunch this bleeding, juggling my walling and ordering

And this is exactly why I just try to stay home. I can’t even get a coffee without humiliating myself.  As it turned out I still had the wad of gauze in my hand-no idea why I didn’t throw it in the trash like with the tape. So I slapped that one the stupid bleeder, bent my arm and tried to look like I was normal and my arm wasn’t smeared with blood.

Once I left the coffee shop the bleeding magically stopped.

On another note, if you’re looking for writing inspiration, consider watching and listening to this keynote speech from Kristen Higgens  If you have the time, it’s fun, inspirational and so true about how writing is hard because it’s supposed to be hard.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

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