Family Vacation….

Right now, I’m near the tail end of a family vacation at the beach.  My husband’s parents have a place in New Jersey and they invited us a long to stay with them for the week that they are there.  It’s been kinda fun, but all the family fun time is really starting to get to me.  Now I don’t know about you guys, but every now and again I need a little alone time.

But I have been having fun.  I’m at the beach.  I’ve had my fresh seafood, and even had some funnel cake from the boardwalk.  I’ll post up pictures when I get back.  With all that being said, I am ready to go home.  Week long vacations are extremely exhausting. But I have enjoyed my time here at the beach.

Summer Vacation!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Summer Vacation!! For the next two months I AM FREE!

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No kids to worry about.  No reason to set my alarm.  No reason to go to bed at a reasonable hour.  Just pure unadulterated freedom!  And it couldn’t have come sooner.  For the past few months, I have been utterly useless.  As soon as I got home all I wanted to do was veg out and go to bed.

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After I give myself a little vacation, it’s back to work for me.  I’m woefully behind in my writing but I plan to use my vacation making up for what I was too tired to do during the school year.  Hopefully, I’ll be back on track by the time it’s time to go back to school.  ‘Til next time folks!

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Happy Father’s Day

A big thank you to all the daddies out there today.  Thank you to the father who cannot be with his family because he’s fighting over seas.  Thank you to the man who chose to be a father to a child that is not his own.  Thank you to the fathers who are doing it all on their own.  And a thank you to the fathers who are gone but not forgotten.  To those men, this poem is for you.

 

For as long as I could remember
you were there
from moving to new schools
you were there
Scraped knees and broken dreams
you were there
From elementary to middle
you were there
From high school to college
you were there
Prom and graduation
boyfriends and broken hearts
you were there

You were there for
every major events in my life
but no more
you will not be here
when I get my degree
or when I begin my career
You won’t be here for
when I find the love of my life
or when I start my family.

Though you won’t be here
for when I’m grown
you were there in my childhood
All the lessons you taught me
and all the times we fought
have helped me to become
who I am today
and though you aren’t here anymore
you shall live in my heart
and all that you taught me
I shall teach to my children
you shall live on in me and in them.

Hurry Up and Grow!

Last year I finally got my garden.  Granted it was small, but I didn’t want to do too much too fast.  I have another one this year and I have added to it.  I still have tomatoes and peppers, but I’ve added carrots, parsnips, and green onions.  Every day I go out and look at my garden, silently urging it to grow faster so I can enjoy it better.  This year, I also started my very first herb garden.  It’s nothing special, but it’s a start.  I have peppermint, rosemary, and lemon thyme.  The nursery didn’t have any basil (sigh) but it’s alright. Here it is:

11162190_10152761807056246_8467910081865921825_nSo pretty.  Things are getting interesting in my vegetable garden too.  I have my first tomato!  Granted it’s green and impossibly small, but it’s there!  My peppers have also started flowering as well.  Yeah!  I can’t wait!  I can’t wait to eat them.  I can’t wait to can them!  The little buggers just need to hurry up and grow!  Ha-ha.

My neighbor’s blackberry bush is almost at the end of its flowering and we can already see the little berries.  We share the bush because she could never eat them all, but I share my veggies with her.  It’s a fair trade.

Well my lovelies, while I would love to stay and chat, I have chores to do and bread to bake.  ‘Til next time!

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So Sorry

So sorry I haven’t posted anything in a month.  Earlier this month I had to make a mad dash to the ER because the left side of my face went numb.  Don’t worry, it wasn’t anything truly serious.  Somehow I contracted Bells Palsy.  I was laid out for a week because my eye kept getting inflamed because I couldn’t blink or truly close it.  I am better now but I have been playing catch up at work ever since.

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It’s EOG time.  Oh boy.  Please note my lack of enthusiasm.  anigif_enhanced-18169-1432159960-9

But on the plus side, there’s only  12 days of school left for me!  I’m so looking forward to Summer Break.  0e2cfd2f-285d-404b-8761-bd13ad2d5c47

So here’s what’s going on with Souls in the Dark.

First, I have finished five chapters and am planning to sit down and get some editing done over the long weekend

Second, for those on Goodreads, you can add it to your to read list.

And third, I’m nearly done outlining and have finally hashed out exactly how the story will end.  (I wasn’t entirely sure how I wanted it to)

Yeah!

Well that’s it for now.  I should get back to speed shortly.  Till next time folks!

 

Whew! Glad this week’s over

Man, I thought going back to work after Christmas break was tough.  I think Spring Break is even worse.  Not only are the kids starting to stress out over EOGs, but they are also extra catty with each other.  I think by the end of the week, I was ready to rip my hair out.  But at least the worst is over.  They’ll be a little shaky on Monday, but they’ll start to get back into the swing of things…hopefully.anigif_enhanced-18625-1400109503-2

But on a happier note, I planted my garden and my radishes are already coming up.  Yeah!  I just want my tomatoes and hot peppers to hurry up and grow!  Ha- ha  I love gardening.  There’s something so relaxing about it.  Plus you can’t help but get excited when you start to see the little sprouts popping up.  I was talking to my neighbor the other day about how I wish I could do more, but because I’m renting right now, I can’t.  Oh well.

I guess I’ve slacked off long enough.  Time to get back to work, and my work I mean writing.  But I do love it!  Till next time people!

anigif_enhanced-25872-1424718031-19Oh and on another note, for those on Goodreads, you can now add Souls in the Dark to your to-read list!

 

Outlining

So after weeks of neglecting my writing (I know, I know) I ‘m in serious outlining mode.   I had previously gotten up to six chapters but I had hit a wall.  I started writing in hopes of breaking through my blockage.  Well, it worked.  I’m outlining up a storm and if things keep on the way they are, Souls in the Dark will end up being bigger than The Lost Guardian.  I’m not sure how I feel about this.  I mean, as long as the story is told well I really shouldn’t care about the size, but I’m slightly worried that I’m adding too much.  I guess I’ll have to wait till I start writing the newly outlined chapters to know for sure.  But on the other hand, I’m very excited.

I’ve often marveled at authors who can write such large, but well written stories.  One of my goals is to one day write such a novel myself.  Well, that’s enough slacking off for me.  I have to get back to work if I want to keep up with my deadline.

‘Til next time folks!

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