Showing posts from February, 2009

Silly Google Word Associations

Okay, so I'm having trouble getting started writing tonight, so I made up a game.

I typed a word into google and scanned the results and the first word that caught my eye was the association. Kinda like free association in the google braincloud. And with those I wrote a little scene. The bolded words are the ones that came up.

The Vampire stalked the bar looking for his Beverage of choice. The girl in the corner smiled at him, but she was drinking a Coke and had on a Jesus Loves Palin shirt, so she’d probably try to get him to Change his vote from Obama and that woman’s Philosophy just didn’t jive with his thinking. A man smiled at him now, his face heavily done up with Cosmetics. No, wait! That was another woman. He shook his head and slipped into the Shadow. He’d just have to put off eating until tomorrow. He had to feed his hedgehog anyway.

Then I found this picture... And I was so overcome by its adorableness that I just couldn't go on! Don't you just wanna tickle his…

Fondant Made Easy

Okay, so I got the most adorable set for making castle cakes.

Nicky's birthday party this year is going to be knight themed. Yes, his birthday is in October...What? I like to plan ahead! I'm also going to make a cake for Lishy's girls' birthday party. Not sure which version they want yet, but all of them have one thing in common. Fondant! LOTS OF FONDANT!

So I started looking at how much it would cost to cover these castle cakes with fondant and I balked. We're talking like 50 bucks just in fondant. Which, I would totally be willing to pay if that's what the wee ones wanted and there was no other way, but heck if I can make it for cheaper I'm all about that!

I had seen this recipe for Marshmallow fondant a long time ago meaning to try it out. I even bought the stuff to do it and just let it sit in my cabinet until the marshmallows got hard... I guess I didn't have enough motivation. :-D

Well I tried it out today - with new marshmallows of course…

Scooter Woes

Well I was not very nice to my scooter while I was pregnant and then again afterwards and it stopped starting. I assumed this was because the battery was dead. And it was indeed dead. First I took it out and tried to trickle charge it and that did a big fat nothing. I wasn't really expecting it to work, but it was cheaper than a 100 dollar battery and I needed a trickle charger anyway so I don't let this happen again.

So then I bought a new battery and still nothing! I can only assume that it has something wrong with the electrical system. Oh great! Couldn't it have been like ANYTHING else??? So now I'm going to have to try to hunt down the cause. The lights don't attempt to come on or anything. If anyone has any clues please share! I also checked the fuses...well I sorta checked the fuses. I pulled them out and looked to see if they looked blown and none of them did. I guess before I do anything else I should get the fuse tester out and check them to see…

Weird Keywords

And now for another installment of
How the Heck did Typing This into Google Get You to my Blog
corseted tightly or inescapable "instructed to wear"Ummmmmmmm........ooooookkaaayyy......

While some of my writing does get a bit on the frisky side, I don't think I've ever written about anything quite like this before. Well...I mean not on the blog at least! ;)

It's 4 O'clock in the morning...

Do you know where your children are?

Well mine is watching Wow Wow Wubsy right next to me, because he seems to think sleep is the devil. I may remind him of this one day when he whines to me about how tired he is cause his baby kept him up all night.

Running (Slow Fat Jogging) Update!

Okay, I'm up to 4.3 mph for 30 minutes. Go me! My hips and legs are slimming down nicely. The same, however, cannot be said about my waist! *shakes fist* I'm starting to get shin splints though and my knee is a wee bit sore. Lishy said to stretch my calves more after running. We'll see if that helps *fingers crossed*

Wow I just had a total flashback to Dr. Horrible. Must go watch that again!

Yay looks like he finally went back to sleep! Only 1.5 hours of anti-nap in the middle of the night. I guess I should be grateful it wasn't more!

Oh yeah! And look, look, look at my WIP Status!!!!!! I'm actally getting some writing done again! Yay!


OMG! Lishy just sent me a link for probably one of the coolest things EVER!

Lost Cake!

The peeps at Charm City Cakes, aka those dudes on Ace of Cakes, made the cake for their 100th episode celebration, and I must say it's absolutely adorable!

I am also now a dedicated reader of Jorge Garcia's blog, because I didn't even know he had one. He's so adorable! Hurley is my absolute favorite character on Lost. When he bought up all those seats in the last episode so no one else would get involved in the crash...*sniffs* was so cute!

Well then what is wrong with me?

Okay, so my thyroid tests came back normal. There was even like a huge difference in the TSH readings between the first one they took (5.636) and this one (3.599). Those apparently can fluctuate quite a bit though so that is probably why. I'm not 100% convinced, however. I have so many symptoms pointing to that. I think I'm going to get a natural thyroid supplement and try it for a while. I read that they suggest checking your basal body temperature to see how well it's working. That seems smart to me so I'll probably go with that.

Thyroid! Why didn't I get this tested before!!!

So I've always had weight problems. Since I was just a kid. I've been on every diet you can imagine. I was even put on diet pills by my family doctor when I was fifteen. And with diet pills I did lose weight.

I've also had symptoms of depression for most of my life. I'd say as far back as at least high school I can remember feeling depressed, but that kind of thing is usually written off in teens as just normal teenage angst.

Irritability...Well I think my husband can attest to the fact that I am at times quite easily angered.

My hands are almost always cold. I've gotten so used to it that I get surprised when people comment on my cold hands. And I almost always feel cold. Other people can be sweating and I'll want to curl up under a warm blanket.

I charted my basal body temperature when I was trying to get pregnant with Nicky. My basal body temperature falls around 96.8 to 97.4. That's a lot lower than most peoples.

I miscarried our first baby and had…

Happy 10th Anniversary, Baby!

Well ten years ago today, we got married. We've had good times and bad times since then, but I've always loved you from the bottom of my heart. I learned over the years that you have the ability to annoy me unlike anyone else on Earth. It's an incredible skill you have! But even though your sometimes obnoxious and I want to toss you out the window, I couldn't imagine my life without you. You're still my sun, my moon, and my stars. You share that position now with the boys so you'll have to argue for who gets what position, but still... hehehe

I love you, Baby!

Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Anniversary!

PS: You did good! The Spa gift certificate was a total surprise and totally romantic!

Still can't believe you look like you were feeling me up in this picture! *giggles*

Super Sweetness for Valentine's Day Eve

Nicky: *Climbs up on the chair next to Bryon and snuggles up.*
Bryon: I love you, Nicky.
Nicky: I love you too, Daddy. *thinks* No. No. I love you ten!

Lesson One: How to be romantic

Because my husband has no idea... Of course this will do me no good as he doesn't read my blog, but perhaps it will help some other women out there whose husbands are hopelessly unromantic.


Remember it! It's an awesome word!

Now I will never be one to tell you that the only way to be romantic is to buy your wife diamonds or whisk her off to expensive vacations. (Don't get me wrong! Those are awesome ways to be romantic! But we can't all be ridiculously wealthy. In fact, VERY few of us can in this economy!) On the contrary, a pair of socks can be incredibly romantic.

Sound strange?

Let me set the scene. Let's say your wife is someone who absolutely adores cute socks. I know I do. One of my favorite websites is Don't get ahead of yourself now! I'm not saying go to walmart and buy your wife a pair of socks for your anniversary! But if she's talked about how cute a pair of socks are 15 times and how they have an adorable mat…

Happy Blog #400 and a Little Housekeeping

Okay, I'm all moved into my new blog. I even changed my link on my website. Not that I think many people actually come in via my website, but hey, who knows.

So why did I move my blog? Because I'm lazy mostly. I could have gone in and edited the template every time I wanted to move stuff around and then republish, but dang it I got sick and tired of doing that! Especially every time I wanted to update my WIP progress. Not that I've done that except for like once in the last oh year or so...

I hope you guys find me... Actually I dunno how many people even read this, but it's a good place for me to babble and on aimlessly! :D

Speaking of babbling on aimlessly...Don't forget my new fictional blog. Yes, that was a shameless plug! Shameless I say!

Oh dang! I still need to make my twitter thing work on this blog... Off to work on that!

I am the Moon

You are The Moon
Hope, expectation, Bright promises.
The Moon is a card of magic and mystery - when prominent you know that nothing is as it seems, particularly when it concerns relationships. All logic is thrown out the window.
The Moon is all about visions and illusions, madness, genius and poetry. This is a card that has to do with sleep, and so with both dreams and nightmares. It is a scary card in that it warns that there might be hidden enemies, tricks and falsehoods. But it should also be remembered that this is a card of great creativity, of powerful magic, primal feelings and intuition. You may be going through a time of emotional and mental trial; if you have any past mental problems, you must be vigilant in taking your medication but avoid drugs or alcohol, as abuse of either will cause them irreparable damage. This time however, can also result in great creativity, psychic powers, visions and insight. You can and should trust your intuition.
What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Te…

Where I'm From

I saw this at Vixen's Den and had to do it. You can see the template here, or you can visit the website of the original author of "Where I'm From", George Ella Lyon.

I am from a handmade saddle probably lost in a flood but I can’t bring myself to ask, from Pop Rocks and Cokes at the Little League park.

I am from the red brick house with a big porch and a reservoir full of fish we weren’t allowed to eat.

I am from the old fallen oak, the passion flowers that look more like they should be growing in Hawaii than on an old fence post in rural Arkansas.

I am from beach trips to Panama City and stubbornness, from Granny and Nonny and The Luebkes.

I am from the uncanny ability to pretend like absolutely nothing is wrong when almost everything is and the ability to deal with any crisis that comes with that.

From saying “Yes Mame” and standing up straight.

I am from filling in all the letters in the church bulletin and staring up at the ceiling of the most beautiful building in the…

My Imaginary Friend Gets Her Own Blog!

I've been toying with this idea for a while now. I've got an imaginary friend who ties the characters in most of my novels/stories together, but her story is so divergent that it wouldn't make a good book on it's own. So she is getting her own blog, where she can tell her story.

Please go visit her and enjoy!

Silly Nicky

Nicky: I like your eyes.
Me: Thank you. I like your eyes too.
Nicky: I Like your nose.
Me: Thank you. I like your nose too.
Nicky. I like your toothies.
Me: Thank you. I like your thoothies too.
Nicky: I like your compuuuuuter.
Me: Were you just softening me up?


8 Days Without Power!

Ugh! It was horrible!

Monday, January 26th, we settled in for a nasty ice storm. Now we knew it was going to be bad so we stocked up well, but I had no idea just how bad it was going to be... The roads started getting bad mid-afternoon Monday. It iced overnight and everything was covered in a glaze of ice Tuesday morning.

Not too bad right? Kinda pretty even.

Well it started to make the limbs of that cedar lay down so Bryon went outside to move it off the fence and while he was out one of the neighbors came up. They don't have a phone or a car. He seemed calm, but said to Bryon that his wife had fallen the night before and laid down for a nap and now she wouldn't wake up, would he please call 911. So he did and then went down to their house. She'd apparently been dead all night. There house was also as cold outside as it was inside so it's unclear exactly what happened, but they took her husband to the hospital because he was obviously in shock and probably a litt…