Saturday, February 25, 2012

You know you're sick when...

  • You are wearing every piece of clothing you own to try and stay warm...
  • You've gone through a box of tissue and your garbage can is now considered a bio-hazard.
  • You are veging in front of the TV and a Visine ad comes on and you think... "Wow, that's pretty progressive.  Visine for your THIRD EYE?" 

I would like to pretend that I didn't even question it because I write fantasy and it all makes sense, some how.... alas as I cocked my head at the TV I suddenly realized it was Visine for TIRED eyes.  Your third eye be damned people.  Tired eyes.  If your intuition is fatigued don't go looking to Visine to fix it for you.

Yep.  I am sick.  Ugh!!

Monday, February 20, 2012


My daughter is one of two team leads at work.  They each have their own team and there is some good natured ribbing that goes on.

My daughter scheduled a meeting for her team and one of the gals asked if there would be beverages served.  She replied, "Zak's tears."  She did not disappoint.

She even gave a bottle to Zak.  She's just thoughtful that way. ;)

I started a tab to report on my goals because I didn't know how to do it with out being boring.  I came up with this.  I'll see if it works or not.  For now I'll post there and here.

I have to laugh because I thought 'going the distance' would be a lot of work.  And then I realized with the two a days I actually go further in a day than 3.1 miles.  But it was all at one go and you can't stop mid race and say BRB and show up in the evening to finish.  So I still think that going the long distance on Sunday is good.  I'll add hills and what not as time goes on, but for now I wanted to know my legs could do it.

Other Random:  VD day was awesome and my sweetie got me a living Orchid.  Did you know you water them with 3 ice cubes a week?  Now I've always heard you give plants tepid water so you don't shiver their poor roots.  Maybe they like the cold, or the chill after the ice has melted and seeps through the soil.

Saturday I cooked.  Yep, it worked out very well.  I was going to use a recipe from a work mate but she forgot it and so I went to Harmons and got one of their stuffed chicken breasts and made a side salad.  I didn't burn the chicken and so I'm calling it a success.

Meant to work on my story a bit more yesterday, but.... it seemed to be a day of rest for me and I gladly gave in to the urge.   We have today off at work and after I go to the market I'll be home for some serious BICHOK -- what is the anachronism for Butt in chair, hands on keys... that does not look right.

All in all it was a good week.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Hitting my stride...

I set my goals and sputter started to the beginning of said goals.  Oh, I went to the gym and I watched what I ate but I hadn't jumped in with both feet.  Two weeks ago my daughter wanted to start 2-a-day at the gym and that's when it was go time.  My brain kicked in to high gear and it has been good.

For the most part we do 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the afternoon (exlcuding Tuesdays and Thursdays where I have a prior engagements)  That's become pretty automated and is working out well.

My writing is going well.  What I want is that don't look down Nano approach to blasting out my novel.  Now I realize that I am working on my Nano novel.  But along the way I decided to disect the bad boy. Throw a new beginning on it and basically, I'm writing a different story with characters I fleshed out during Nano.  I have never achieved a Nano feel outside of Nano, but today I realized that I've managed it.

Sometimes I write on my computer, sometimes I write else where and e-mail me what I've written and some of it is in long hand.  When the story strikes I write.  It hadn't dawened on me that I'd managed this frame of mind until I was trying to put the last couple of days into scrivner and I have a piece here and a piece there. I make notes so I know what to put before who.  It's a great feeling when a story finally wants to be told.

I sturggled at the beginning because the editor was alive and well.  He apparently has fled for parts unknown... perhaps he couldn't keep up with me on the treadmill.  I have out run my editor.  ahahaha Another good reason to stay with the 2-a-day.  Of course when this draft is over, I'll need him back, but maybe he'll be a kinder gentler editor.
Basically, life is good.  Busy but good.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Duet with Donkeyotee

Saw this on the news. Not sure if the poor donkey likes it or if this is animal cruelty.


(I can't help it -- I needed a giggle and then I had to share.)

But wait -- it gets better.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

So I was thinking...

When I wrote the "Why do we blog?" post I cranked it out at work during a break.  When a bee sting of a thought bothers me I just have to get it out.   In that short span of time I couldn't say why I blogged except to well, blog.  I found I didn't like that response and yet it seemed to be the truth.

As I read through the comments I could identify with every one's reason for blogging.  Then this morning as I was walking Chester I realized. 

I started blogging as a way to share my summer adventure.
I continued blogging because I was 'suppose' to.
I now blog because it's like getting a plate of cookies from the neighbor, you can't return it empty.

Most every day I stop by to see what is happening in your world, sometimes I comment if I feel I have something to add, sometimes I don't.  But most every day I stop by to see how you are doing.  If I didn't blog back, it would be like returning an empty plate.

Oh, and for Delia


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Why do we blog?

Over on Jennifer Cruise's Blog  ARGH she went on a blog ramble that boiled down to the thought that the blogger should know her goals for the blog and attend to her audience wants and needs.

It made me think back to why I started blogging in the first place.  The answer is simply as a writer it was something that the great THEY said you had to do.  I had just come home from a summer in the Bahamas where I'd started a blog with my hubbie that we called Adventures in Life

It didn't make sense to continue using that blog and so I started Miss Steps and Milestones.  It is a rambling hit and miss kind of blog where I post my rants, my quirky observations and things I find out on the webz that amuse me and I hope will amuse you as well.

I suppose the goal of my blog then is simply:  To Blog

Jenny also said this: 
"For awhile there everybody had a blog, and then there was that rumor going around that blogs were no longer The Thing and everybody went to Facebook, and now I don’t know what the Convention Wisdom is, I just know I like blogs"

I like blogs too.  Last summer DH decided to use Facebook to chronicle his adventures rather than continue using Adventures in Life.  I was not pleased with the results.  It was great that the Spot locater automatically posted to Facebook.  But the flow of his adventure got lost amid the Farmville requests and the other random babbling of the people I know. 

I'm not a fan of Facebook, but I can see how it can be used to stay in touch when you don't have a lot to say.  Ya know, you want to post a picture of yourself planking, owling, Bradying or whatever the new thing of the day is.  Awesome.  Cool Dude. Thumbs up.

I like blogs because they are an in depth look at what the blogger wanted to share about themselves and it doesn't get lost in the busy chitter chater of Facebook. 

Someday WHEN I have a book that is being published I'll probably start a new blog that can promote my book and do all the things that a well behaved blog should be brought up to do... but for now it is simply the random stuff that makes up my life.

Well, that went on and on....

Why do you blog?



Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Okay ya'll know I'm not quite right but...

Now I'm gonna prove it.

Over at Vintage Everyday they have some fun photos.  However today when I saw this photo I thought to myself:  Given the age of the photo, I get the goofy hat and swimsuit but who wears tights to the beach?  

Then upon closer inspection I thought:  Do you see the size of that wave coming in? Those two are going down!! Bwahahahahaha

Yeah, yeah I know, fake beach, but that's not the point.

Then when I saw this photo with the sweet caption of
Dogs Watching Over Woman
This gave way to:
 So what'dya think?  Can we eat her now?

The one in the back looks just a bit too eager if you ask me. Just say'n.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Redneck Fire alarm...

If the popping noise doesn't wake you... the smell of delicious popcorn certainly will.