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"Creative Writer" Blogger Award

Wow...I've been slacking. Amanda at It's All About the Walls gave me this an obscenely long time ago and I'm ashamed to say it completely slipped my mind until I saw someone else's blog about a blog award. Oops!

In my defense, it's been a long month. Hell, it's been a long winter!

So here's how it works...

1. Thank the person who gave this to you.
Thanks, Amanda!!!

2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.

3. Link to the person who nominated you.
Done and Done!

4. Tell six outrageous lies about yourself and at least one outrageous truth.
Will do!

5. Post links to the seven blogs you nominate.
Will Do!...maybe

6. Leave a comment on each of these blogs letting them know you nominated them.
Will also do!...also maybe

Here we go, girls and boys!

I like to dance naked in the moonlight on certain pagan holidays. *wiggles eyebrows*
I once had a member of a band, who is famous for the length of his creepy tongue, lick his lips at me.
I have a tattoo, which I co…

Erotic or Mainstream Romance?

So I've now read about 12 different definitions of erotic romance, and I still don't have a clear understanding of where the line is drawn. I mean obviously if there is a menage or some serious BDSM then I understand clearly that it's Erotic Romance. However explicit sex, strong language describing the sexual act, and sex as being part of the development of the relationship/character is described as what it takes to make an erotic romance on most of the sites I looked at.

If that's the case then Dark Waters could very easily be an erotic romance. Quill, my heroine, has some serious issues with sex because of some awful things that happened to her in the past, and part of her character development is being able to get past that. She also has a shockingly dirty mouth, especially about sexual things.

So here's what I'm wondering: where do you draw the line between erotic and mainstream romance?

Learn to Crochet

Okay, so as you know if you read my blog or are my friend on twitter or facebook, I'm learning to crochet. And I'm getting quite good if I do say so myself!

Since I love you all ever so much, I thought I'd share with you how I'm learning. I've linked to her before, but here are some of the basic videos that Theresa at The Art of Crochet has made. They're fantastic!


Single Crochet

Half Double Crochet

Double Crochet

Triple Crochet

Slip Knot

Magic Circle

So there are all the basic things you might need to know as your trying to complete a pattern, but I NEVER would have been able to learn by just learning the pieces. I'm not good at abstract concepts. If I can't see how something is used to put things together then honestly I couldn't care less about it.

So here is the very first thing I did. At least I think that was the first thing I did... Seems like it... Oh well, here is a fun one. :-D

Baby Beanie

Have fun!

Shot Down!

Nicky and Bryon are playing Wizards 101 together online. It's probably the cutest thing I think I've ever seen, but this conversation just cracked me UP.

*blah blah blah something about buying stuff in the game* - I wasn't really paying attention.

Bryon: Nicky you don't have that many coins. You need to save them up for big things.
Nicky: I have enough for this!
Bryon: Yeah.
Nicky: Should I buy it?
Bryon: I wouldn't.
Nicky: I'm buying it!!!
Bryon: *groans*

Bear Ears for Baby and Toddler Hats

I made Vixen's soon to arrive grand baby a little bear hat. I found the pattern for the hat at The Art of Crochet and created the ears myself. This is the one that I made for Roly Poly.

I think it turned out super cute, but I wasn't 100% sure about the ear pattern. It's a little rounded for the bear ears I was going for.

Well I posted it a picture of it on facebook and another friend who just had a baby a couple months ago requested one for her little girl. I fought with figuring out how to make the pattern bigger before I finally figured it out. I did make Kaida a cute hat in the process though.

Yeah, that wasn't just a little bigger like I'd been going for. It was A LOT bigger. hehe

Finally, however, I figured out the following. I liked the ears a little better but I had to fight when sewing it on because I did it on a circle and the circle got in the way.

I have finally found the perfect way to make the ears though. I just need a hat to sew the ones I made o…

Post in Which I Whine

Okay, so you may remember that a little over a year ago they tested my thyroid and it came back as not working as well as it should. Then they did another test and said it was within normal ranges on that one so I didn't need any medicine. I then ordered a natural thyroid supplement and started taking it. I started losing weight. I had more energy. My depression disappeared. My short temper disappeared. I started feeling like a human being again.

Well as I mentioned before, we're planning on starting trying for number three toward the end of May. So at my annual visit this last Monday I talked to her about the thyroid thing. You see, your thyroid effects your progesterone levels and low progesterone in early pregnancy can cause miscarriage. I had to have my progesterone supplemented with both the boys. So it's entirely possible the miscarriage I had was progesterone related too. So she wanted me to go off of my thyroid and get retested. Then she'll be able …

So Tired!

Random Thoughts

Warnings on Movies and Games

Okay, so you know how there are warnings about sex, violence, and strong language on video games and movies and stuff? Well I understand the need, really I do. And I'm glad they exist so that I can keep my children from watching or playing things that have these kinds of warnings. However, may I just make a request?

I'm extremely emotionally sensitive. Sex, Violence (unless it involves the death of a main character or child), and strong language don't even phase me in fiction. On the other hand, heart wrenchingly sad endings do. I can't stand them. I don't want to watch it, read it, play it. I hate it! Cried for like an hour after City of Angels. Don't even get me STARTED about The Mist! Can we please have warnings about emotionally horrific endings? Thanks. I'd appreciate it.

Chemistry Sets

Did you have a chemistry set when you were a kid? I didn't. I wanted one. My big brother got one that was like the most …

Page 99 Test:: Blood and Violets

I got this from Madison Woods blog. It's based on the theory that if you open your book to page 99 then you get a good indication from that page of whether or not the book will be any good.

So here we go!

Blood and Violets - Page 99

“God, no!” She’d never wanted kids. Maybe it would have been different if she’d had parents looking after her for her whole life, but she couldn’t do it. Kids needed emotional support and a stable life. She’d never be able to give anyone that much attention. “Maybe a puppy, a cute one with a wet nose.” He looked so suddenly relieved that she realized what had him so worried. “Shit, you were going to let me go if I wanted kids weren’t you. Of course, I want kids. All women want kids. Cute, little babies with squishy faces!”

“Now you’re lying.” He actually had the nerve to laugh at her.

“Damn it, why do I have to be so inept at reading people. Baby or not I don’t want to be a freaking vampire!”


His question caught her off guard. All she could think of w…

Not a Fun Way to Wake Up

At 3:20 AM Friday morning, I was awoken to Finn in the midst of a seizure. He sleeps with me otherwise I don't know how I would even have known he was having it. He was shaking all over and his eyes were rolling up in his head. It was completely terrifying. Especially since I had put him to bed completely healthy. I yelled for Bryon to wake up, and he shot out of bed. It didn't last more than 30 seconds, and once he wasn't seizing any longer, I established that he was still breathing okay though he was barely responsive and was moaning pathetically. It took me a couple of minutes to realize he had a fever and that was absolutely horrifying. A febrile seizure SUCKS, but a seizure not caused by fever is much worse.

Nicky had a febrile seizure when he was one so I knew all about febrile seizures. So I checked his fever which was 102, got some Motrin in him, and put him in the car, and we went to the ER. There was no one there. It's the fastest I've ever gott…

Someone takes his gaming too seriously...

This morning I got up with the boys and came into the living room. Bryon had been up after me playing xbox and left his controller on the table. Well of course the first thing Finn did was grab the controller. He then plopped down in Bryon's chair and hunched over the controller with a very serious look on his face and started staring at the tv (that wasn't even on) pushing buttons. After a second of this he started glaring and making the most hillarious angry faces I've ever seen. This all culminated with him making a growling sound and throwing his arms up in the air.

It was actually an incredibly good impersonation of his father playing xbox. LMAO