Monday, September 10, 2012

Summer Recipes

I was going to write up a bunch of cocktail recipes that I developed over the summer, but after two or three minutes of Internet research, I see that I didn’t invent anything new. Diet cranberry cocktail plus Bombay Sapphire has quite a few Google pages, as does Maker’s […] Continue Reading…

Posted in domestic, gluttony on 09/10/2012 08:58 am

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Thoughts on Surgery

The Rule

I was told, more than once, that I shouldn’t talk about the surgery. Shouldn’t tell people my business. And I already knew that to be one of life’s rules, because I’d learned it from my late family members. You don’t talk to people about your surgery. Especially your […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Uncategorized on 04/03/2012 02:29 pm

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I feel crazy.

And I feel safe in the belief that no one reads this anymore, so I can spill my guts here without worrying. I want to say that it’s time for me to start writing again, and I know it’s time, because I feel so miserable and depressed about it.

Sometimes […] Continue Reading…

Posted in writing on 10/05/2011 03:10 pm

Monday, July 4, 2011

Not Working

Right at this very moment, I’m taking a break from writing. Waiting to hear how much my editor loved the manuscript I sent her back in May or June or whenever it was. Feeling happy that the cover is beautiful, unsurprised that they changed the title… Secret bonus preview […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Uncategorized on 07/04/2011 09:40 pm

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


I’m working like a maniac on my next novel.

Also, I’m noticing that people don’t read blogs like they used to. Everything’s Facebook, Facebook, Facebook now, isn’t it? (Or Twitter, Twitter.)

I don’t want to give up this blog, because it’s like a really long-standing crack habit for me, even though […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Uncategorized on 04/20/2011 03:26 pm

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Belated Thanksgiving

It makes me feel weird/ungrateful/Catholic-shameful not to post a list of thanks in November. So it has to be done, even if it’s a month late. Here’s a slight portion of all the stuff I’ve been thankful for lately:

1. I have awesome in-laws. My brother-in-law Teil is my dentist, […] Continue Reading…

Posted in cats, Christmas, domestic, karaoke, married life, obessions, parenting, Thanksgiving on 12/29/2010 06:12 am

Sunday, September 26, 2010


We spent the morning watching my oldest son, alias Josh, prepare for a job interview. My husband tied his tie. I micro-trimmed his neckline. We wished him luck and then my husband, my youngest son (alias Rory), and I drove into the Loop. Here in Houston, that means driving from […] Continue Reading…

Posted in domestic, gluttony, Houston on 09/26/2010 05:21 pm

Thursday, September 2, 2010

I’m sick today.

I hate being sick, a lot. I always get the same kind of sickness: exhaustion, body aches like a baseball bat beating, clammy skin fever and chills. I try to sleep it off. I slept 14 hours the other day, then expected to get up and run out the […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Uncategorized on 09/02/2010 01:30 pm
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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I can see, now, why people become recluses.

Because I feel reclusive lately. I’ve been “on break” from writing for… um… months?… and am just starting to think about what I want to write next, and sometimes I think about posting small things on this blog or on Facebook or even just on Twitter, and then I […] Continue Reading…

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

specifically dedicated

I thought about
the hours wasted watching TV,
drinking beer
I thought about the things I thought about
until immobilized with fear
and all the great ideas I had
and how we just made fun
of those who had the guts to try and fail
and then I ended up in jail

– Ben Folds Five

(I don’t mind […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Uncategorized on 08/10/2010 07:21 pm