Monday, January 25, 2010

Birthday Girl!

Today is my 42nd birthday. 10:36 is the magical time when I entered this world on a cold January morning.

Can I let you in on a secret? I always get leery this time of year. My fear is that something will happen and I will get so close and not reach it. Birthdays are important to me. Not for the presents and the cake and the special dinners cooked by my mom, but for all the things I've experienced so far in my life and all the things I'm thankful for. I have so many, but I'll list a few today to show them how grateful I am to have them in my life.

To L, one of my best buddies, for being there when I've needed someone to listen to my ranting, to bounce ideas off of, and for sharing some of my travels these past few years.

To G, another of my best buddies, for being a super co-worker, a friend who encourages me to try new books and ideas and for being almost a total opposite of me in our previous lives and beliefs that we seem to mesh pretty well together.

To T, we've been friends since grade school and best buddies since high school. Thanks for coming to visit on Sunday and for sharing your love of the UT Lady Volunteers and Captain Kirk. Live long and prosper.

To my boss B, who tries her best to keep all her peeps happy and who has let me cry in her office on numerous occasions last summer when a co-worker and her inability to do her job had me ready to hand in my resignation. (NOTE: Said co-worker handed in HER resignation letter and the 29th is her last day in the office - I couldn't have asked for a better birthday present!)

To all the blogs I read out there and the people who write them, keep up the good writing. I get inspiration from each of you and use what I find to better myself and my own writings.

And finally, to my parents, who have been there for me for 42 years, who have supported and encouraged me through the ups and downs and still love me.

One last thanks for my friend Cliffy for yet another ROTFLMAO birthday card! It was great. But remember, yours is only a couple of weeks away and you will be the same age!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Prairie dog

Prairie dog, originally uploaded by Stu232.

I think he's plotting murder! MUHAHAHAHA

Saturday, January 16, 2010


I've never been so thankful for a pair of weeks to come to an end as I did the past two. Work has been horrendous trying to get people admitted. I have to admit that I'm tired of all the sob stories. But enough of that.

I've printed out my novel from NaNoWriMo last year. I'm starting the editing phase, something I haven't really done before with any of my writings. I have no chapters and about a third of the way through I lost my focus and started to write scenes, most of them out of order, so I have a lot of fixing to do. But this will be a great experience for me. I've thought up more things I want to add since I finished.

So now I go to catch up on all the blogs I follow.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Was there ever any doubt?

1/365, originally uploaded by mysterywriter.

The title for 2010's quote book is: The world needs your story.

This will, I hope, be the driving force behind my writing this year. New ideas? Editing older stories? I've got 365 days to find out.

Happy New Year!