Saturday, September 29, 2007

A very long not so silent night

Usually I blog with my laptop. (Actually I do everything computer related with my cute little 4 pound laptop) But, today I have, yet again, a bunch of kids over and they have invaded my living room. My computer stays there permanently plugged in due to a dead battery. I didn't feel like crawling behind a sofa to unplug it and move it to another room, so here I sit at the desktop that my daughter uses for homework. The only other time I use it is when I have to turn it on to use the printer. I'm not sure when my house became the place to hang out. Presumably, they were supposed to be working on a physics project, (they all happen to share the same class together) but, I haven't seen much actual progress and now the girls want to do a sleepover. Yay. Daughter told me not to feed them, because like cats they'll keep coming back for more. :0 See, if they were cats, I wouldn't mind so much. Cats are little and cute and eventually they fall asleep for awhile. Teenage girls talk and talk and never sleep. Well okay they wait until near sunrise then they fall asleep. I tell myself I'll miss these days when she grows up and moves out. I think I will... Mmm, we'll see.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Chasing my tail

I have been in a fog for several days. They say that happens quite often to people with autoimune diseases. (brain fog) I can't seem to concentrate and napping is about the only thing that I can accomplish. The streak of warm weather we had was very nice though. I warmed my sore joints in the sun and took lengthy strolls to keep my hips and knees limber. I wish I could get myself into gear, especially with my writing. I miss my creativity. The characters still play out scenes in my head, but I just can't seem to get the energy to actually write anything. I noticed that for the past several days that I haven't been reading as voraciously as I used to either. It takes me much longer to finish a book now. Mmm... Reading used to inspire me to write, so maybe my first step should be to delve deep into my books for a couple of weeks so I can remember what it is that I want to accomplish for myself. Now if only I could get this fuzzy, buzzy feeling out of my head. zzzzz....

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

A book with bite

I found another good book! It's called Many Bloody Returns with short stories by: Jim Butcher, Charlaine Harris, Kelley Armstrong, P.N Elrod, Tanya Huff, and many other sci-fi authors. The theme is vampires and birthdays and so far the stories have been quite good, with some being more disturbing than others. Charlaine Harris and Jim Butcher are two of my favorite authors. I love her Sookie Stackhouse books and Jim's Dresden Files are great. I plan on checking out Tanya Huff's and Kellie Armstrong's books soon. The book is dedicated to Joss Whedon and all the "Buffy Buds." (That would me:) ) And yes, Harry stars in a story with his brother Thomas and Sookie and Eric attend a birthday party for the real Count Dracula, but will the guest of honor really show up? On other paranormal entertainment news; the new season of Ghost Hunters on Sci-Fi returns next Wednesday. I swear this is that network's last chance with me after they canceled Dresden Files. If they cancel Ghost Hunters I will boycott them :( grrr... Ok, rant over. Hope you find something good to read or watch!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Feeling Rather Zen

Ah, Sunday afternoon and it's quiet. I'm not "doing" anything, I'm not "going" anywhere. Why are weekends like that? What are we doing and where should we go? Sure it's fun to get out, but if you plan everything out and make it a must do then, the excursion becomes just another chore. So today maybe I'll read, or write. I'll definitely eat. ;) The bookstore is open until 9 tonight; I could have a cup of tea and look through their offerings. The fact is I'm tired and my joints are rebelling so I think I have a pretty good excuse for just relaxing. But, really one shouldn't need an excuse. People shouldn't feel guilty for just wanting to "chill" and yet we do. I don't believe in boredom. I used to when I was younger, but I've learned. Embrace the non-business. Relish a quiet afternoon. Trust me, havoc and chaos will find you soon enough.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

The Tao of Meow

There sure are a lot of "cat people" in the blogesphere. I love it! It's nice to read about kitties and their humans and know I'm not the only one who's crazy for cats. My family actually calls me "crazy cat lady" (and I'm sure they say it affectionately?) My husband is convinced that if I had remained single I'd probably have at least 30 cats. I'm not sure about that, but I don't think 4 is out of line. Right now we have 3: Billie, Cody, and Cricket. My Tookie, Jake is Home over the Rainbow Bridge busy being everyone's favorite cat. She's the best cat ever...
I truly love all my fur babies. They give me unconditional love, they don't pass judgment and their sweet souls are pure. Their only agenda is to get a plate of the wet smelly stuff. Give your pets scratchers or hugs and kisses and tell them you love them. I have a feeling they'll know what you mean.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

What not to wear, who cares?

It has become quite chilly here in the last couple of days, so I have taken to wearing my oh so fashionable hoodies. Call Stacy and Clinton from "What Not to Wear" I don't care, I love my hoodies. I buy them a size too big (sometimes two sizes) and most of them are the pull-overs with kangaroo pockets. Now I have never been a Fashionista. Is that how it's spelled? Comfort always wins out and slim fit jeans and tailored fitted anything just feels so constricting. I will, if forced, wear a skirt, but I prefer the flowing broomstick style. I liked the long feminine tunics that have been in stores for the past couple of summers and I'll wear them with capris, but again most of my Summer tops are loose fitting tee shirts.
Yup, send me to the mall with a wad of cash and I'll end up in the bookstore after half heartedly looking at jeans and tops in JC Pennys. Books are never a waste of money for me and browsing shelves is a lot more fun than browsing through racks of clothes that may or may not fit over my, ahem, curves... And don't get me started on sizing! Grrr... I'm not even an unusual size and I have a hard time finding things that flatter. Designers please, I like being able to breathe. Clothes do not need to fit so snugly over the boobs, ribs and tummy, and I don't care what celebrities are wearing. They're just silly. There, fashion rant over. Now if you'll excuse me I'm going to put on my flannel pajama pants and I'll be very comfy. :)

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Falling into Routine

Well we are now knee deep into the nine month routine and I'm tired. My husband is tired too. He does morning school drop off duty on his way to work and that involves not only getting daughter there on time, but three other girls also. (My daughter's friend, her sister, and another girl who lives a block away.) All these girls go to the same school and the mom of the sisters picks them up and does drop off in the pm. Whew! On another more relaxing subject, I am re-reading a book I bought last year Autumn Equinox; The enchantment of Mabon, by Ellen Dugan.
She's a very good down to earth writer who writes about natural magick that is all around us. Nature is magickal; our gardens, the changing seasons, the aromatic spices and herbs we use in our cooking. I like her books because she's just a normal mom and wife who talks about her home and family and garden and she gives fun easy ideas to bring a little magickal joy into every day life. I like all of her books actually. She's even written one about cats. I hate saying goodbye to Summer, but this book about Mabon makes the Autumn season a little more enjoyable. Ok, enough slacking for me, time to get going. Housework and finishing a chapter on my WIP are beckoning. Happy day! :)

Monday, September 3, 2007

Summer vacation is nine months away

I can't believe today is Labor Day. Yikes! First day of school for my daughter tomorrow... Wow, summer is waning and I'm just not ready. Right now she's still out with her friend and her family somewhere in the country. At least it sounds country like with lots of land and an old barn. They do this every year and my daughter's friend invites her buddies to go along so she has someone her age to hang out with.
Hubby and I spent the day puttering around the house, going to the bookstore, and taking a walk. Now, he's taken over dinner making and we're having chicken, shrimp, and curry rice. I hope it's not too spicy :0 , 'cause sometimes he gets a little carried away. I still need to make some cookies or something for lunches and my alarm will need to be set an hour earlier than it's been all summer. (Groan, urrg, grumble) Wish me luck getting myself and every one going on the dreaded routine. 9 more months until June :)