I’m back in the saddle again!

Man o man!  It has been a long minute since I have updated anything.  I feel a little guilty about that but that’s life.  Sometimes you just can’t get to everything.  Well, I hope that everyone is doing well as we gear up for the holiday season.  Even though I haven’t been here, that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been working.  I’m still working away on Souls in the Dark.  I’ve actually been plotting a lot (insert evil laugh).







Ha ha.  Don’t worry folks, I haven’t planned anything too shocking….at least, not yet……ha-ha.  So let me get back to work.  I just wanted to drop a line and let you guys know that I’m still alive and well.  And that I might release a tid bit of my new book.  I do have some parts that I’m already in love with.


Until Next Time!






So I might have scared a man in Wal-Mart the other weekend.  My husband and I went to Wal-Mart to pick up a few things and as usual, we go through the garden section.  And right off the bat I see Christmas trees!  Are you f*ing kidding me!









Now I don’t have anything against Christmas, I just don’t like seeing it earlier and earlier every year.  Is it too much to ask that we’re allowed to enjoy Halloween and Thanksgiving before we get bombarded by Christmas?  I hate how commercialized it has become.  And while I don’t follow the religious aspects of Christmas, I do enjoy the other aspects of it.  I love spending time with family and friends.  I do love surrounding myself with loved ones and good food.  I even like exchanging small gifts to show my love and appreciation.  However, I like enjoying my fall holidays first.

I know that some of you won’t really agree with me.  I know my grandmother doesn’t.  But for me, Christmas needs to wait its turn.

Ok that’s enough ranting for now.  Until next time folks.



I Really Should Be Editing….

Over the Labor Day weekend, I finished another chapter of my new book.  As I finished, I realized that I haven’t done any editing in a long time.  I have just been busy plowing through my chapters, spitting them out as quick as possible.  Now I don’t want to disrupt the creative juices, but I also don’t want to have a huge pile of papers to go over.  The last time I did that my brain nearly melted and I ended up missing a lot of stuff.

But I have to edit.  I need to make sure that I’m happy with the way everything flows before I really start to get into the meaty portions of the story.  I will edit this weekend.  I have no choice.  It’s time for me to get out the dreaded red marker…sigh.

Until next time folks.


First Three Weeks

I have nearly completed the first three weeks of school…










I am so, so, so, so, very tired.  It already feels like I’ve been back for three months.  I think coffee is the only reason why I’m still alive.  But….I love seeing the children.  They all grew so much over the summer.  The new kindergartners are so adorable and it’s nice to be back with my work family.

I know it will take some time for me to get fully back into the swing of things, but I hope this year will be a good year!

See y’all later!!!


The Cleansing

Here I stand on a distant shore

Weary, worn, and broken

From bridges burned and words unspoken.


The path I walked was a lonely one

Filled only with silence

And a singular reliance.


Here I stand with nowhere to go

Staring out to the sea

Dreaming of a new way to be.


Filled with hope for the very first time

I walk carefully into the surf

Seeking the road to my rebirth.


The water washes away

All my suffering and all my pain

Which have long been my life’s bane.


Under I go

But only for a moment

To rise clean and free from torment.


Light in heart and free in soul

I walk once more towards the shore

Not the person I was before.

Beauty of the Night

I weep at the beauty of the night

With its welcoming darkness

Brightened softly by the moon.


I weep over the beauty of the night

With its cool winds

That caress my skin.


I weep over the beauty of the night

With the lingering scents of flowers

And sun baked earth.


I weep over the beauty of the night

Whose energy fills me

And urges me to new wonders.


I weep over the beauty of the night

Whose subtle nature often goes ignored

By those who are born with the sun in their veins.


The night is in mine and I rejoice.


July…the fastest month of Summer

I can’t believe that my summer is almost over!  I only have two weeks left before I have to go back to work!








Summer where did you go!  Come back!  I didn’t get a chance to do everything that I wanted!












I wish my summer was as long as it was when I was a kid.  It seemed to last forever back then.  Sigh.


Farewell Summer, I shall miss you terribly.