Tuesday, February 07, 2012


Advice is so easy to give, but it's really hard to follow. Even if it is your own advice that you know is tried and true. Why is that?
I used to write every day and have a release a month. Now, I can't remember the last time I wrote. I tell people not to forget themselves-to take care of themselves so they can take care of each other. But I don't do it myself.
I used to exercise. Last year. I lost a lot of weight. I gained it all back by not exercising and eating whatever.
Why??? Because it is easy to fall into habit? I'm too tired to care? I don't know, but whatever it is, it's making me miserable.
I know what I need to do, why is it so hard to just do that?
I just did a cleanse. One that I've done in the past and had great success with. This time it was pure hell. I only made it one week and then I had enough. I crashed and burned. I am not only sick with a head cold, but I also have stomach problems. All to hear my husband say I told you this cleanse isn't healthy. Isn't normal. But last year I did it successfully -lost weight and felt great. As days pass things change. We age and change. I suppose I now need to find new ways to write, new methods that will work for the new me. Ones that are easy enough I don't take the lazy way out. Again. oF course things look one way by the light of day and tonight they will look different. Sorry for the rambling blog, but all the important things I thought of to say wandered out of my mind. Something I've noticed happening a lot lately. It's the interuptions by my family. A constant thing that has only gotten worse since I have been back to a full time 'real' job.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


one of my favorite exercises is Zumba! It's so much fun, and my teenager does it with me.
Lots of dancing, great music, and moves. It doesn't get boring at all!
Join the Party!
Zumba Fitness® is the only Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers, and contagious steps to form a "fitness-party" that is downright addictive.

Since its inception in 2001, Zumba Fitness has grown to become the world’s largest – and most successful – dance-fitness program with more than 10 million people of all shapes, sizes and ages taking weekly Zumba classes in over 90,000 locations across more than 110 countries.

And.... It's LOTS of FUN! Yes, I have lost weight, thank you very much :)

I also bought Zumba for the wii. I HATE it! It doesn't register my moves, it doesn't register my daughter's either, and we've even tried positioning the wiimote on different spots, different sides and still have issues :(

Another thing I like to do is Just Dance 2 :) (I don't have Just Dance 1.) My daughter got to try this out at the High School Library during a special exhibition thing and she came home raving about it. She was so excited I went out and bought it. LOVE IT!
Just Dance 2
I have no idea why this takes us to Facebook since the link is to just dance games dot com but whatever LOL
My fave Just Dance 2 song? Baby Girl

I hope you get lots of exercise. Especially since the weather outside isn't as nice as it is inside. Don't forget to take care of YOU so you can take care of others :)


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Dirty Bits

Yes. I'm laughing as I write this. It may not seem silly to you, but it is to me. I was talking to my husband as we picked out music to download. I was explaining I only wanted this one for the Dirty Bits. LOL You should have seen his face. I did. It was worth it! But seriously? I only listen to it for the dirty bits. I didn't like the song at first. I would change the station whenever I could. (I don't like when people remake a perfectly good song.)

Hope the link worked. It's a very interesting video.


Thursday, January 13, 2011

My shiny sink!

I have a shiny sink! I had no problem cleaning and shining my sink before, the problem was KEEPING it empty and clean and shiny. So far it's been a week :)
For extra measure, I've kept my stovetop clean and shiny, too! It's a black glasstop.

I used to belong to a group back when I was a stay at home mom. I left the group when I went to work full time. But, I'm so tired of not being happy with my house, that I rejoined under the advice of two friends, Lena Austin and Cynnara Tregarth.

This magickal group? FlyLady
Under baby steps, on day one - we have a SHINY SINK!

Something very neat happened even on the first night. I pulled all the kids and husband aside and explained that this was a shiny sink and a shiny stove. If they wished me to continue to cook for them, they needed to stay this way. Empty, clean, and shiny! That night we had the first test. My husband -testing me I guess, he tossed a peanut buttered knife in my shiny sink. My 8 year old gasped and said "You have to wash it, Daddy!" He laughed at her and she told him he was messing up mommy's shiny sink. She ended up washing it for him. Just to keep my sink shiny.

It has stayed shiny. I've found a few glasses sitting on the counter, but by now even my husband knows not to dirty my sink. This afternoon I went to cook, so I set my half empty glass next to the sink and pulled out some things from the fridge. My husband -thinking he was so smart, drops his dirty fork (stromboli) into my glass! (with my drink!) I said "WHAT the &*#(^&$&*)*(#$ are you doing?" "I didn't want to dirty your sink." I had to draw in several deep breaths, and then I picked up my glass, tilted it to show him it had fluid in it. He said "Oh. I just didn't want to dirty your sink."

I'm not sure if I'm ready for day two yet. I'm not having a hard time keeping the sink and stove shiny, but I'm worried that if I move too fast I'll drown. I think Monday may be a good day to try the next step.


Saturday, February 27, 2010

Loose Id at CoffeeTime Romance

Loose Id's Readers' Retreat at Coffee Time Romance Starts Monday!

Some exciting events and activities have been planned! Here is just a sampling:
Lissa Matthews and Suzanne Rock will be interviewing each other on 1 March and 18 March.
On 7 March, Ali Katz will give away a copy of her book, The Highwayman. Also, anyone who visits her guestbook and signs on that day will be entered into Passion in Spades Monthly Drawing for March. She will also announce a monthly drawing on 9 March, so look for that.
On 8 March, G.G. Royale will post the humorous article "Everything I Needed to Know about Treating Other People I Learned on a Kittenplay Forum."
S.W. Vaughn will give a title away on 10 March. The reader will get to chose from three different titles.
Look for exciting theme days, when many authors may be poking their heads in to share and chat. Saturday, 6 March covers contemporary erotic romance, mystery, and suspense. On 7 March, we'll have historical, westerns, and action/ adventure. For those of you that like to let your mind explore far-off worlds, come to the forum on 13 March for science fiction, fantasy, and time travel. If you're not tied up on 14 March, stop in for BDSM and all the deliciousness that comes with that. 20 March is our last day in the forum, and that will be given over to the darker side, to the vampires, shape-shifters, and paranormal stories.
So mark your calendars and your browser's bookmarks and make sure to join us throughout the month of March.


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Loose Id at Coffee Time Romance

Come discover love unleashed with Loose Id's authors at the Coffee Time Romance Readers' Retreat starting March 1st. Something will be going on everyday until March 20th. Learn about how your favorite Loose Id authors write, what they are working on, and more. Participating writers include:
Ali Katz www.a-katz.com
Amber Green www.shapeshiftersinlust.com
Belinda McBride http://www.belindamcbride.com
Eileen Ann Brennan www.eileenannbrennan.com
Eliza Gayle http://elizagayle.net
G.G. Royale www.ggroyale.com
Gemini Judson www.gemjudson.com
Lissa Matthews http://www.lissamatthews.com
Mechele Armstrong http://www.mechelearmstrong.com
Michelle Hasker www.michellehasker.com
Nica Berry www.orossy.com/nicaberry
Qwillia Rain www.clubdiabloblanco.webs.com
Rosalie Stanton http://rosalie-stanton.com
S. W. Vaughn www.swvaughn.com
Selena Illyria www.selenaillyria.com
Suzanne Rock www.SuzanneRock.com
Treva Harte www.trevaharte.com
Won't you join us?


Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday Quote

"Art is not a handicraft. It is the transmission of a feeling which the artist has experienced."
Leo Tolstoy