Monday, October 31, 2005

October 31, 2005...Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween!
Today is my favorite holiday!!!
I can't wait to fire up the fog machines, strobe light and spooky music. Too bad it's just for the tricker treaters and not for some swingin' party I'm throwing. But I'm thinking that'll have to wait until the kids are just a wee bit older. ;-)

For those of you partying down this evening, I hope everyone has a happy and safe one! And if you're staying in...don't forget my favorite felon is on for two yummy hours tonight, on Fox's Prison Break! {{{sigh}}} If you missed the pictures I posted of him last week, scroll's well worth the minimal effort.

Until next time...

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

October 26, 2005...Car problems suck!

Okay, so the kids are out of school for the next two days. My mother decides this would be the perfect time for a little visit...nevermind she was just here last week. Well wouldn't you know it our van decides to squeal like a stuck pig while in first and second gear. So, I take it to the dealer, where (I'm assuming out of fear) the thing doesn't make a peep.

After an hour of waiting in the lobby, they graciously give me a rental. A friggin' Neon...did I mention I have two kids? I don't complain, but tool on home, in the tiny little sports car. After I chew out my husband, for making me go in the first place, we get a phone call...the transmission's going out. They need the van for "a few days." Now, I like to keep on the sunny side of life, so think this is the perfect out for having to visit my mom. I mention to the the service guy that I was planning to make a trip, but couldn't possibly do so with the loaner car.

He says, 'sure you can!'

So there you have it. It will be me, two whining kids in a car the size of a Hot Wheels for a three hour tour. Urgh...I hate school holidays.

Until next time...

Sunday, October 23, 2005

October 23, 2005...Prison Break is back on!

Warm up those TiVo's and VCR's! The hottest felon in history is back on television. And I don't know about you, but I've been having serious withdrawl issues during its two week hiatus. But thankfully, it's coming back on tonight, followed by a double header tomorrow!
To celebrate I'm posting a couple more pictures from, for us all to sigh at.
Enjoy! ;-)

Until next time...

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

October 19, 2005...I'm going to be PUBLISHED!!!

Yes, you read right faithful bloggers...the publisher came through with an offer I couldn't refuse! Wings ePress is releasing my first novel, a Fantasy Romance entitled A MAGICAL ENCOUNTER, to be released in 2007!! Can you stand it? I know I'm freaking out. Even though the contracts are signed and mailed, it still doesn't seem real.

I think I'm most excited to see the cover. It'll be totally unreal to hold a book that has my name on, and is filled with words and characters I created. But it looks like I'll at least have to wait until 2007! :-)

Until next time...

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

October 18, 2005...I'm going to Jamaica mon!

I'm soooo exicted! A couple friend of ours asked us to vacation with them during Spring Jamaica!! I voted for Belize, but we decided an all inclusive resort would be the route to go. They will be celebrating their respective birthdays, and my hubby and I will be toasting fifty...err, oops...ten blissful years of marriage! Now all we have to do is find a resort!
Has anyone been there before? Know of any great resorts? Or better yet, know a really great travel agent? Hey wait, I do! I met her at the Deb Dixon workshop. Gotta go and call her up!
Until next time...

Thursday, October 13, 2005

October 13, 2005...Hotty Alert!!

Okay, I need some relaxation this evening...or maybe something else? Here's a few of my current favorite eye candy. Enjoy!!

Hubba Hubba. This is the
picture I'm using as a model
for the hero in my new book!

I love this show almost as
much as I love his tattoos!

Cowboy definately Up!!

More to come later!
Until next time...

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

October 12,2005...Kinko's Guy story.

I know I haven't blogged in like...Forever, but don't worry faithful bloggers, I haven't passed on. Life's just been crazy lately! Getting my book ready to send to the agent was part of it, Girl Scout meetings and carpooling yet another. Good news...both are done! Phew, it was a chore though believe me.

My printer broke printing out the first two pages of my synopsis, so I had to haul both kido's into the van for the twenty minute drive to Kinko's. After three, count them, three tries, the helpful clerk gets my book printed. (And I swear they were all reading it back there!). Anyhoo, he comes out and I'm chomping at the bit to get this thing to the post office and fast. But he says, 'I have to give you did something I could never do.' With that he launches into this story about how he's an English major who's started four books, yet couldn't finish a one of them. He goes on to tell me all about paper topics he chose in college and the witty professors he had. Fifteen minutes later I realize I'll never make it to the post office and back in town in time for work. So I pay, thank him, usher the kids back into the van and plop the printed manuscript on the front seat. Yet, eventhough the book is going to be sitting in my van a day longer than it should, I smiled.

I felt lucky. I'd done something much more difficult than I gave myself credit for...I not only finished my book, but I'm working hard to ensure it see's the light of day.
And Kinko's guy...if your reading this, send me an e-mail! I'll let you know when you can finish reading my book. :-)

Until next time...

Friday, October 07, 2005

October 7, 2005...My little Peanut

Okay, get your head's out of the gutter! I'm talking about my littlest guy, Bodi. For some reason, (Um, my golf fanatic hubby-perhaps?), I found myself at work with the kids again. We decided to take loads and loads of pictures to occupy our time. Well, actually, just Bodi and I. My daughter found a more sophisticated way of biding her time. Geesh, 3rd graders. :-)

Yippee!! I love Mommy!

...............................................What? I didn't do it.

.................................................Ouch! Ice cream headache!

Go ahead, try and take my PS2
and bag of Lays away. Go on.
I dare ya. Grrrrr.

Until Next time...

Thursday, October 06, 2005

October 6, 2005...To quote Napolean Dynamite..."Idiot!"

Yes, I am the 'idiot' in question. It seems I cannot send out a submission without screwing it up somehow! An agent requested to see my completed manuscript. So I wrote out my list, checked it twice...only to later discover that what I forgot to do wasn't on my list in the first place!
I wrote down, 'send self addressed postcard for delivery verification'...but I forgot to put the word STAMPED in there! Duh. Napolean, help me out..."Idiot."
What are the odds the agent will slap a stamp on that postcard for me? Slim to none? :-< Bummer.

Until next time...

Saturday, October 01, 2005

October 1...Show me the way to go home...

I am sooooo bored at work. I swear, nobody works out from 8-9pm. Why am I even here?
Don't believe me you say? Fine. I'll take my picture, and you can see for yourself how bored I am.

Well, okay...I don't look THAT bored. But I just had to smile. You see, my mother ingrained it in me, and I can't help myself. Put a camera in front of me, and I'm grinnin' like goofey! And urgh, what's with the brown hair? I'm usually trailer-trash platinum blonde, and much prefer it. However, after I dyed my hair flamingo pink, my hubby made me change it to boring, bankers wife brown...yuck! But fear not faithful bloggers, the chunky highlights are on the horizon! :)

Hey Cool! I just killed a half hour! Now I can get packin' and cruise home! Sweet!

P.S. For those of you wondering about my book, A MAGICAL ENCOUNTER, we're in the same boat. The publisher said she'd check on my submission's progress, but that was three days ago. I'm slowly discovering that writing is a waiting game...too bad I have no patience! :)

Until next time...