Monday, November 11, 2013

Packed My Bags and Am Moving...

I don't know if it's just because I'm technological stunted, or if there really is a problem...but I have had alot of trouble with my old blogspot page and my almost new google+ page playing nicely.

So I gave up and moved my blog.  I exported and imported, so it's basically the same thing...with newer posts.

Hope you come visit me THERE.  I'm in the process of packing and moving the links in my "sites I visit" group.  Then I can get back to visiting.

And meanwhile.. feel free to visit me on Squidoo. I LOVE hanging out THERE.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Watching You



It is so hard to watch people you like, making negative choices....choices that they'd be very ashamed of if they made it to youtube.

In this day and age of cell phones and cameras, tagging, twittering, and instagraming, and things gone viral, you'd think adults would rein themselves in a bit.

My wish for everyone is that they could live as though someone is always watching.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Getting My Toes Wet




For as long as I've know what writing was, I knew I wanted to write.  I remember being in early Jr. High School and submitting a "story" somewhere. Of course I earned my first rejection letter at that time.  Over time, I tried a few more submissions. And gained a few more rejections.

I liked to write.  And had supervisors who, when reviewing my court reports, would pause in the middle and tell me "You can write".  Um, duh. You are reading my court report and it's written. Clearly, I can write.  But over time, I came to understand that they meant more than that.  I had a professor write a note that my writing was "professional" quality. However, I've still had great difficulty attempting to write fiction or letter anyone see my writing outside of required reports for my job.

I started this blog long ago. Then became busy and unsure, letting it fizzle out.

I am finally dipping my toes into the world of being a published writer.  I have just begun writing for Squidoo. Granted, it's not the same as writing and publishing the next classic novel. But it is a step.  And every journey starts with that first step.

It's exhilarating. And intimidating.  I'm having a ton of fun even though I've just begun.  I would love to hear how you became brave enough to write. Or, if you were always brave enough to share your writing, when and how did you first start making it "public". Meanwhile, I will be visiting your blogs and enjoying what you have to say... publicly.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Autumn

Autumn is here.

How do I know? I know because I sleep at night with the windows open and a few blankets to keep away the chill. I wear a jacket when I walk the dog early in the morning (but so far I'm still refusing to give up on flip flops; despite cold toes). The leaves are changing. I love the sound of crunchy leaves as I walk. Even better, I love that if I'm sitting quietly in the woods, I can hear the dry leaves gently land after they've left their tree top perches.

I also know because I've moved my vegetable plants from the balcony to the kitchen. I hope all of my little green tomatoes make the transition well and continue to grow and ripen.

The best way that I know it's Autumn is because we've been to the National Apple Harvest Festival in Arendtsville, PA. We are drinking wonderfully fresh cider and still enjoying our new purchases.

Another way I know that it's autumn is because I feel like writing. I always feel more motivated to write in the fall. I can write outside without sticking to the paper. And I can write with the knowledge that NanoWrimo is just around the corner. It's as though I'm doing warm-ups for Nano.

How do you know it's fall? Do you enjoy autumn?

To see a bit about the National Apple Harvest Festival, visit me here National Apple Harvest Festival  and here National Apple Harvest Festival in Pictures  Enjoy your autumn.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Time Spent Where?

PS. I've recently started spending my time on Squidoo. Thank goodness a dear friend introduced me to the site. I'm enjoying it very much. Feel free to come pay me a visit there. Dawn Rae at Squidoo..

It's Been A Long Time.

Wow, time flies. I always meant to come visit. But life gets busy. I'm back now. And I'm happy to be back. I will be checking my links and beginning to update. It's good to see you again.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

"I'm gonna..." blah blah blah


I'm trying to stop saying "I'm gonna..." and just do the things I want to do. The things I need to do in all aspects of my life. Like Nanowrimo, and write, and save money, and clean, and figure out a more suitable career path, and etc. So, what's the first thing I do... sit here and talk about it. Well, I'm not really talking all the details. Just giving a general idea of what I'm talking about. This change has come about in baby steps. In part, through reading books (or blogs?) about writing. Someone wrote that people who talk too much about their writing, never really get around to writing it. It's as though the use of energy is wasted in their talking about it. And then the listeners give too much feedback that stops the process. I may be combining what two different people hypothesized, but that's how it lodged in my head. Also, I've always been the type who thought New Years Eve resolutions seemed a little odd. All of the adults in my life always chose something that they didn't stick with for more than a few days. So, why say something, that you know you aren't going to stick with, was what I found myself thinking. And it seemed like, the louder they said it and the more people they told... the shorter length of time they stuck with it.

So here I am, trying to just do the things I need to do. I've been trying to do this for awhile now. And it's getting a smidge easier. I'm talking about it today because I'm excited. Today I got off my butt, in frigid temps. And instead of having the Sunday blues -- dreading work tomorrow -- and hiding in the apartment, we went to the Horse Expo. While it wasn't much for a non-horse owner, it was also something HUGE. I got to meet a Friesian. I've loved Friesians since I was a teensy little girl. Not only did I get to see a Friesian up close, I got to see it ridden by Julio Medoza. Apparently, a very good rider/trainer. Friesians. Nice. It took my breath away. I almost cried. What a gorgeous creature. A living machine. omigod. Do I sound like a whackadoo? I can't help it. There are just certain breeds that I've always wanted to see, and this was one.

Yay me.

Now, gotta go. Things to do. And I'm not gonna say just what. Have a great evening.