Wacky Wednesday October 7 2015

he toddler has now become the “Ruler”.

“Mama, sit down!” He pats the floor next to him or the child sized seat that my butt won’t possibly fit into.

“Dad, outside!” he grabs hubby’s hand and literally drags him down the hallway.

It’s amusing for now.

The best is his bossing the dogs around. “Ab!” “Dais!” aka: Abby & Daisy. Of course, they don’t listen to him. Our dogs are a lot like our toddler. He bosses the dogs and either gets ignored or typically a big lick in the face by a dog tongue. They are trying to shut him up. LOL.

It’s the small amusement these days that make my heart sing. See you next week. 

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October 6 2015 Romance Weekly



The Girl He Knows

The Girl He Knows

Welcome back to the Romance Weekly Blog hop.  This week's questions are presented by Kristi Rose, author of The Girl He Knows: "What would you do" questions pick your favorite (s).  









Hope you've been enjoying the hop today. Make sure to check out Susan Scott Shelley's post when you are done here. 


I answered all of Kristi's questions just because they were fun.

1.              Describe your life in 20 words or less

A silly home filled with wagging tails, bossy toddlers, and one amusing hubby giving me ideas for creating alien worlds.

2.              If your life was like Seinfeld, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, or Golden girls. What character would you be?

I went with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. At first I would say that I was like the character Willow. She’s the quiet and shy bookworm who likes nature and is generally a nice person. She lets her outgoing friend (Buffy) shine while she waits in the wings.

Then I’m like who am I kidding? I’m really more like Darla, Angel’s sire. The sweet unassuming nice girl on the outside, but an evil vampire inside just waiting for the right moment to strike! Watch out! (She’s really one scary vampire IMHO and I like that about her.)

Perhaps I’m a little bit of both characters. I did like the amount of power and control Darla had. Of course, when you’re a vampire and can do just about anything you want.

3.              Who would win a fight between Chuck Norris and MacGyver?

MacGyver would win. The man is a Vietnam Vet, a bomb expert, a scientist, and has a Swiss army knife. Come on … it’s no contest. Poor Chuck. :)

4.              Would you rather be bald or have a huge mullet for the rest of your life?

Bald. A mullet of any sort has too much of a bad rap. If I were bald, I could wear all different sorts of wigs or head scarves. I love scarves. Oh, I could get my bald head tattooed. That'd be cool. Maybe people would think I was a badass? LOL

Onto the next blog. I'm curious to find out how Tracey Gee / Lovextra has answered this week's questions!! 

See you next week.

Inspire Yourself

We are all on a different road.

We are all on a different road.

Sometimes it pays off to do something you fear or attend an event that you think might not really apply to yourself. I did this on September 12 when I attended a writing event presented by Liliana Hart, New York Times & USA Today Best Selling Author in Indianapolis, IN.

Creativity is a muscle. If you don’t exercise it, feed it good food, and treat it with respect and kindness, it will develop a beer belly, suffer from panic attacks while walking to the mailbox, and throw it’s back out from a nightly teeth brushing incident. I don’t want that to happen to my creativity and I don’t want it to happen to yours either.

At the speaker event, Liliana spoke about trends in the publishing industry and what worked for her and generally provided an overwhelming amount of advice to the authors in attendance. At first, I was pretty daunted by all the facts and how my path could never match what she and others have been doing.

You might not think a talk about business and industry trends would inspire creativity, but for me it did.

After reading through my notes and talking to some friends at the event, I stewed for a day. That’s when the creative energy hit me. I stopped for a moment as something Liliana said broke through the panic. Take advice with a grain of salt and stop what if-ing.

Think about that. No matter your creative outlet or career aspirations what is ultimately important?

The journey.

For me this was beyond motivational and inspired me to figure out what I really wanted, what I thought I was capable of doing without adding more stress to my already stressed out life. Ironically, this put some perspective on my already stressed out life and it didn’t seem so out of control any more, certainly not perfect but more manageable.

It doesn’t matter what other people are doing or what they plan on doing. What’s my plan? What’s yours? Write it down and stop worrying about what the market will do, what the neighbors will think, and just work on your goal.

The work won’t be easy. Easy isn’t the point. Feeling accomplished and excited about something despite being afraid is what will make things happen. Goals drive us forward and the amazing organ called the brain loves this stuff! It’s like, “Okay. Let’s go! Let’s do this shiznits!”

Find someone in your creative field and attend an even or just talk to someone else you know that might have been where you want to be. Ask for advice. Remember, each journey is different. No two are alike, like snowflakes. If something doesn’t work, make another plan and keeping going. There’s no end to the creative journey. That’s why I find it so fabulous.

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