TGIF

Thank flipping god it’s Friday!

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I don’t think I could have lasted another day.  Right now I’m trying to stave off sleep in order to get some editing done but I think sleep may win out before too long.  I can feel my eyes starting to burn a little.  I know I should sleep, but my brain is in hyper drive.  Although, last night, apparently, I passed out as soon as my head hit the pillow.  I don’t think I have been this tired since my Marine Corps days.

Hopefully next week will be a little easier for me.  I really want to try and spend a little more time writing than I have been, but when you get pulled to drive a bus for a week and deal with children who have all decided to loose their minds at one time, but 4 o’clock you’re more like this:

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Than this:

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I’ll try to get as much as I can before I can’t keep my eyes open any longer.  Till next time people!

A Time to Ponder

Just recently I celebrated my 29th birthday.  My husband took me out and we had a nice evening.  I’m starting to get to the age where I don’t really care much for doing the whole birthday party thing.  I rather have a nice quiet evening.  The only thing I usually ask for is to not have to cook.  Ha-ha.

On the way home my husband and I talked a bit about how we’re not exactly where we thought we would be at this point in our lives.  We’re happy, mostly, just not where we thought we would be.  We also talked a bit about our bucket lists.  So here’s what we want to do in no particular order:

 

  1. See the Red Square
  2. Drive the drift mountains in Japan
  3. See the Great Wall
  4. Go to the Guinness factory in Dublin
  5. Sail around the Mediterranean
  6. Visit Egypt
  7. Visit Stonehenge
  8. Have a cappuccino in Italy
  9. See Dracula’s Castle
  10. Eat in Paris
  11. Go to Mardi Gras
  12. Go to a luau
  13. Go ice skating at the Rockefeller rink
  14. Take an Alaskan cruise

 

I know this doesn’t seem like a long list, but there isn’t that much that we want to do or see.  We’re actually planning a trip to Russia now.  I don’t think it’s because of this list though.  I think it has more to do with my husband getting a little home sick.  I can understand the feeling.

Do you guys have a bucket list?  If so, what do you have on it?  Till next time!

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Nearly Time

Greetings Everyone!

 

Man, it has taken me a little while to get back into the swing of writing.  I took a small break after The Lost Guardian but now, I’m regretting it.  It’s alright though.  I’m starting to find my groove again and I’m almost finished with the first five chapters of Souls in the Dark which is the continuation of Erin’s story.  The sad thing is that I’ve only got six chapters planned.  I got bogged down.  Hopefully, by already writing what I have, it will help the creative juices to flow so I can finish the outline.  I love my outlines.  They help me to stay focused and help me to pace my novel more efficiently.  And it looks like it’s working!  My brain is churning with scenes, dialogs, and what not.  Once I do my first block editing, I’ll turn back to the outline to get it done before I start writing again.  Anyways, time for me to head back to work.  Till next time people!

 

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Poem of the Month

In honor of Valentines Day, I have decided to share a poem dedicated to love.  However, I decided to take an unconventional approach.  Instead of talking about how in love a person can be, I thought it would be better to have a poem showing the other side, when love starts to fade.  Love is wonderful, I love my husband dearly, but sometimes things happen that get in the way of love.  Maybe work is getting to be too much?  Maybe there was a fight and both parties are too proud to say they are sorry?  Or maybe, the love you once felt has faded away as you and your partner have grown and changed.  Losing love is just as much a part of life as falling in love.  Both are necessary to life because how can we appreciate love if it doesn’t go wrong from time to time.  So cherish the love you have for those around you and try to not let things in the way, but also remember that sometimes, there’s nothing you can do.  When that happens, all you can do is pick up the pieces of your heart, dust yourself off, and get back out there.

 

So Close, So Far

How can this be?
I do not know?
How can you be so close and yet so far?

Even though we sit here together,
It feels like you are a thousand miles away.
The space between us could hold the world,
Yet I can reach out to touch you.

How did we get this way?
What happened?
I cannot remember anymore,
I hope it was important.

I want to fix it,
I know you do too.
But we both are too proud
To say “I’m sorry first”.

So we sit now in total silence, tense,
How can we be so close and yet so far?

Sons of Liberty

I’m so excited!  Tonight Sons of Liberty premiers on the History Channel at 9 pm.  It will only run for three nights but it looks interesting.  History Channel did something similar about the Hatfields and McCoys and it was awesome!  I also love the show Vikings!  So if you’re a history buff who loves new takes on old stories tune in tonight!