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Broken toe and all that

I promise I will get all caught up.

I’ve been playing Minecraft.. No more to say there.

But I broke my toe doing something really stupid, stepping over a box on the floor. I didn’t step far enough. I am now mostly healed and getting back into the swing of cardio. Nasty stuff that, that cardio.

Believe me this post is all about excuses. My sister was gone for a week to a conference and I have both kids the majority of the time, plus unplanned visit from my parents…. No more to say there….

Well I have missed all my posts the last month. Missed my muse and then some. I am still sitting on Frank and Matthew’s story. I am having a hard time getting the right words for Matthew’s side. And I am a great big chicken liver and cannot seem to get the courage to ask the owner of the pic if I can use his pic seeing as it was his caption to the picture that found me Frank’s other half. … Did anyone else get dizzy with that one?

Though, funny funny, if anyone recognizes it. Jamie’s Jelly is in process. Don’t know where the story line will go. But I have high hopes for it. 😀

But, well after all my waffling around I am ready to get back to work.

Plate is full, and my skills at time management, well I just haven’t developed those yet. ha-ha 😀 ItWorks, writing, (stalking) um not… um admiring beautiful people, 40 hour desk job, full time single parent… exercising… Anything else? Playing games (just Minecraft, though I do have Hearthstone on my phone now. I had to reset my Apple password. Stupid) bothering people, wait I’m to old to be doing that…. wondering when my Keeper will find me… oh who knows what goes on in the crazy mind of mine.

I am revamping the blog site. Adding a published works page with all my books and as soon as I figure it out a PayPal button. I need someone website savvy.

Being an author is not cheap. I have to pay my illustrator in Starbucks coffee. 😀 And getting copy rights to use images is not cheap either. All for the good and enjoyment of writing and sharing my craziness with others.

Hugs & kisses

Share Your World -2014 (week 49)

Oh I have up counting what week I am on. But, once again I am posting answers to Cee’s Share Your World prompts. I really am enjoying these. Starts Monday right. 😀

What is your preferred hot drink: coffee, tea, water, hot chocolate, or other?

Tea. Just plain Orange & Spice tea. (I still don’t understand milk and sugar in the tea)

What was your favorite toy as a child  . . .  and now?

Oh, boy. I don’t remember a favorite toy. For me it was always books. Books, Books… books.

Candy factories of the entire world have become one and will now be making only one kind of candy. Which kind, if you were calling the shots? 

Chocolate. Really there is no other words needed.

Would you want $100,000 right now or $120,000 in a year (tax Free)?

I actually have to say I would take the $100,000 right now. ‘Cause even if I had to pay off taxes it would pay off all of my bills and I would have that extra $20,000 by the end of that second year.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

Okay, I am grateful that I think I have all the Christmas shopping done. I am looking forward to having all the pressies show up in the mail this week. ( I have my Christmas list, but I am pretty sure Santa can’t deliver the first item on the list) lol 🙂

Share Your World – Week 48 (still lost count on mine)

Oh, I like these questions for “Share Your World”

Have a look here, then take a look there for others who participate.

What is your favorite toppings on pizza?

Pepperoni, and mushrooms (extra) and olives and bacon….

I want to learn more about …

Youtube, Gaming, WoW, Ireland, England (one day I’ll be there) oh, the feel of finishing writing a loong book

What are three places you’ve enjoyed visiting?

Sidney, American Samoa and Darwin

Do you prefer eating the frosting of the cake or the cupcake first?

Neither, I actually don’t like cake and cupcakes. I will eat them, IF it’s one of the kid’s birthdays.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

That last week is over and this week’s Monday started well. Looking forward too… well we can’t write it 😀 But really, getting “A Gnomey Christmas” written for Christmas time.

Share Your World – 2014 week 46 (for me- still lost count lol)

Yet again I am participating in Cee’s Share Your World weekly prompt. I love these prompts. I am finding my voice and my joy in writing again. 😀

On a vacation what you would require in any place that you sleep? 

A bed! A bed that I do not have to share. Well, maybe a cute bear to keep me warm? But really a nice bed with blankets that I could snuggle down into and pretend that I didn’t have to get. up. Hey, wait I would be on vacation I wouldn’t have to get up. I could snuggle down with a good book and maybe a warm body(?) and just relax. 😀

Music or silence while working?

Music, noise that I can control so I don’t hear what is going on around me so I can work. If there is something on that has a beat I find that I type faster and can get more work done whether it be getting a post done, working on my latest project or actually getting real life pay me work done.

If you were to move and your home came fully furnished with everything you ever wanted, list at least three things from your old house you wish to retain?

My tub of stories: written, in-progress, to be done, research. I could not leave with out that tub it has decades of information in it. My books and my pictures. Needless to say, my son would be coming with me and whatever it is he would need.

What’s your least favorite mode of transportation?

Oh, boy. That is a complete toss up- plane or ship. I do not like the take off or the landing of the planes, it just feels unnatural. It’s that queasy sea sick feeling in the back of my ears that makes the plane so hard. Then I just get plain seasick on a ship. (Even the little motor boats make me sea sick.)

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Well I’ll just say I am grateful for last week and leave it at that. This week? Well, not so much looking forward but wondering how I can start incorporating my virtual life with my corporeal life.

Share your World – Week 45 (for me??)

My answers to Cee’s Share your World prompt for week 45.

Some times I really hate how honest these questions make me and that at my age due to choices I have made in life, I still cannot make my posts as true colored as they need to be. There is no dishonesty in my answers. Just some are stopped before I can complete the whole truth. I find it amazing the little gems I am finding in myself the more I answer these questions.

What is your favorite color? 

Okay, my favorite color is purple. I just love it. It is an awesome color. I am still saving for it, but I found the perfect car. A PURPLE Honda Fit. Just the right size.

In what do you find the simplest of joys?

A simple joy- being able to sit and read a good book, completing a story and getting it published. I get tickled pink that it is out there yet completely bummed because while I loved my story, they are never widely received….

But really, one simple joy I miss is cooking for people who appreciate the fact I just slaved over the stove to make them a meal. Knowing the people I care about /live with are fed and and happy is a good feeling. At times I think a good home cooked meal brings back simpler times and just slows the world down a little.

Would you prefer a reading nook or an art, craft, photography studio?

Kindle please. I love mine. A good thing and  a bad thing how much easier it is to have the thousands of books that I do.

What is at least one of your favorite quotes?

I honestly am coming up with a blank. I can think of one, that is a very good quote, but well… I can’t explain it.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I will be grateful if I am not banned/blocked/stopped from the chat I love. I am looking forward to learning how to enforce boundaries between the internet friendships/worships/attractions…

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