Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I don’t know what Buddhist monks do, but maybe this is similar. (Or maybe it’s only Level 1 in their lifelong video game.)Lately I’m starting to believe that all anger and all violence is rooted in hurt feelings and fear. And I’m on a continual quest to control my […] Continue Reading…

Posted in knitting, psychobabble, writing on 08/12/2009 11:37 pm

Sunday, August 2, 2009

writing stuffRight now I’m working on my third novel, which doesn’t have a title yet. It’s Saturday night and I’m writing the seventh or eight chapter, out of order, because I haven’t written Chapters 2 through 6 yet. But I have a good feeling about this one, already. I’m […] Continue Reading…

Posted in culture, gluttony, Houston, married life, writing on 08/02/2009 04:06 am

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Guess what I’m doing. I’m updating my blog from my phone, y’all. That’s what it’s come to. That’s the kind of dbag I am right now. Well… Not really, I don’t think, but that’s how busy I’ve been lately. Plus, this new phone spells y’all for me, so I […] Continue Reading…

Posted in Work cats on 07/23/2009 01:28 am

Monday, June 29, 2009

Partners in Crime AdventureLest you think my honeymoon was nothing but the drama surrounding the Epic SCUBA Fail described below, I will assure you now that Hawaii is every bit as awesome as everyone says. I kind of already figured, in fact, before we even set off, that it […] Continue Reading…

Posted in culture, gluttony, Hawaii, married life on 06/29/2009 11:08 pm

Friday, June 19, 2009

Fear cleanses.Dat (my husband) said there was no way I was reading the TripAdvisor description correctly. There was no way that a scuba diving excursion would be designed for “first-timers.” I had said scuba, but must have meant snorkeling.“No,” I told him. “it says they can show you how […] Continue Reading…

Posted in stories, trauma on 06/19/2009 11:40 pm

Friday, June 19, 2009

I’m going to write some new posts real soon.Because I do have a lot to tell y’all – stories of adventure and danger, plus a bit of exciting new news.In the meantime, feel free to check out our pics from Oahu on my Flickr page.

Posted in photos on 06/19/2009 03:00 am

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

[I got married on Saturday. This post is about my wedding.]the flowersI couldn’t find fake or real flowers for my hair, and I was running out of time to do so. I asked my oldest son to go with me to pick up lemons and limes and goi, five […] Continue Reading…

Posted in culture, wedding stuff on 05/26/2009 10:29 am

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

something weird I just thought aboutIf someone were to torture you mildly a little – say, for information, or because he/she was a crazed stalker – would it make the torture more tolerable to have one of your favorite mellow songs playing in the background?Probably not, I guess. Or […] Continue Reading…

Posted in fantasies, music, pop culture on 05/19/2009 10:26 am

Friday, May 8, 2009

You can tell I’m a Capricorn because…I have rigid ideas about what’s right and proper and just and polite. Like I said earlier, the role of daughter-in-law is coming back to me now like riding a bike, and I’m intent on doing it the right/proper/just/polite way. That’s just how […] Continue Reading…

Posted in cats, domestic, wedding stuff on 05/08/2009 10:28 am

Monday, May 4, 2009

things to doWhen people say “How are the wedding plans coming along?” I say “Umm… fine,” because they are coming along fine, I think, but then the plans themselves start swirling in my head and I fall into a daze. The wedding is now less than three weeks away, […] Continue Reading…

Posted in wedding stuff on 05/04/2009 10:28 am