Monday, November 27, 2006

A dangerous balloon

About 11:30 pm Thanksgiving night I was sitting on the couch typing my Nano novel and John was working on something on HIS laptop.

Then the power went off.

My poor mother-in-law was stuck in a very dark dining room. John and I still had the lights of our laptops to see by (let's hear it for batteries). James grabbed a flashlight and rescued his grandma.

Turns out a wayward balloon hit a power line and you know the rest of the story.

Power came back around 3 AM.

So is this the start of the holiday season?

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!!

May your turkey be moist,
Your mashed potatoes at the perfect consistency,
Your cranberry sauce come out of the can,
Your pies be flakey,
And your dishes washed by someone else!

Friday, November 17, 2006

Writers beware

Check this link out - if you are serious about being a published writer and/or are participating in National Novel Writing Month this is important!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Monday, November 13, 2006

Adjusting to all kinds of things...

I upgraded to the new Blogger beta and am having to adjust to the new stuff. Fun, fun, fun.

On Saturday we moved my in-laws into our home (if you think that's a bad idea please keep it to yourself - the deed is done). That also takes adjustment as we get used to two more people living with us and adjusting to blending our families. An adjustment, but a necessary one.

Meanwhile, I'm trying to catch up with my writing, having lost several days due to being in Vegas and moving in the folks. Got a little over 2300 words in today - not bad.

And next week college kid will be home! :-)

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Lost in Las Vegas

All I wanted was a sandwich.

So far today I spent a lot of time resting - allergies were flaring and my body was tired.

I decided around 1 o'clock to go get a quick bite to eat. I knew there was a Subway somewhere in the casino.

I found the Subway and got my six-inch meatball sub. I remembered near the lobby was a dessert shop that had something they called Chocolate Decadence. Sounds good, right?

I couldn't find the way back to the lobby.

I wandered around the casino. I wandered OUTSIDE the casino. I wandered back into the casino.

The direction signs were less than helpful.

I finally stumbled across a familiar path and got to the lobby and my dessert.

Maybe I need breadcrumbs to leave when I go get food!

I'm in Vegas....

I am spending a few days in Las Vegas to attend a writers and firearms seminar (yes, you read that correctly).

I got here a day early and I am glad I did, for jet lag is in full force here. There is a three hour time difference between Vegas and Florida - which means by the time I staggered into my hotel room last night I was exhausted.

Plus, all the restaurants, etc., are in the casino area, where there is a lot of smoking going on. My allergies are not fond of cigarrete smoke.

BUT, I am looking forward to meeting up with some fellow writers and attending the seminar. Plus today I'm going to take some time to work on a new novel.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

The insanity that is Nano...

...otherwise known as National Novel Writing Month, officially began yesterday. 50,000 words in 30 days. Sanity not only not required, but could hinder you. :-)

Anyone who is curious about it can click here. Warning: thing loads slowly.