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This is quick

Posted in 1 on April 19, 2010 by swizzmis

This is a quickie



Posted in 1 on April 18, 2010 by swizzmis

I guess my other blog URL has some problems so follow me here until I can get things fixed.

Road Trip

Posted in 1 on May 21, 2008 by swizzmis

Yeah I made it! 1800 miles later I’m in sunny Florida. The weather is beautiful, the tradewinds are calming and it’s perfect to sit on a floatie in the pool with a good book. More about the trip later on as I’m writing this from a place that doesn’t really have internet access. Hee. In case you are wondering the gas bill came to $150.00. Yikes but still cheaper than if I had flown even at my discount. LOL. Stay tuned more updates to follow with a play by play of my adventure.


Posted in 1 on May 12, 2008 by swizzmis

What a beautiful weekend it was. Average 72 degrees, sunny for the most part, and a slight cool breeze from the north. It was perfect napping weather too. But no nap for me. Instead I wrote. Yeah me!

I also learned-quite easily, how to up load a YouTube video on my blog. Not that this was anything productive but something I’ve never stopped to smell the roses to do.


In other news my heart goes out to those in Myanmar and I hope a way will be found quickly to help the people there. And if you haven’t watched the news yet, there was a 7.8 earthquake in China. Oh boy.

Other than that there’s not too much to blog about this morning.  Happy Monday.

Saturday Ramblings

Posted in 1 on May 10, 2008 by swizzmis

You know times are getting tough when the food banks are seriously low on food. Our local food banks have done a smart thing. They have teamed up with the Post Office. We got a paper sack in the mail the other day. All we have to do is fill it with non-perishable food items and place it by the mailbox. They will pick it up with today’s mail service. Now that’s smart. All I had to do to do a good deed was walk to the end of the driveway. And the good news is I have a cleaned out pantry and someone who needs help is going to have a nice full belly.

Speaking of doing a good deed, these days my recycle pile is getting almost as big as my trash pile. There are so many things you can recycle now and less and less is going in the trash. I’ve also seen more of my neighbors put out their green recycle bins too. Mine is usually piled high-now even higher. Maybe I have started a trend on my street. <g> I can pretend.

Let’s see…today I’ve got a list of chores a mile long but its okay. Most of them are doing things in preparation for my road trip. So while doing them I know it’s because I have something to look forward too.  I’ve got to put aside the stuff I’m going to take, get the house in order, do a little grocery shopping, pay bills-it’s all good. My neighbor just got back from one herself so I can’t wait to hear all about it. I think I’ll socialize tonight and grab a bite to eat.

Happy Saturday.

Catching Up

Posted in 1 on May 6, 2008 by swizzmis

Why is that when the weekend finally gets here it’s almost Monday again? I know the logical answer is because the weekend consists of only two days as opposed to the five days of work week. But even the days go by quicker…hrrumph.

Saturday I got so much stuff done it felt good to finally sit down and relax. And I did fun stuff too. I went to the new library which is just down the street from me now. It’s a beautiful building, two stories complete with its own café, conference rooms, and about twenty public computers each in their own little cubicle. It’s also laid out like a bookstore. There’s room to walk without bumping into another person in the aisle, they have comfy overstuffed chairs to just sit and read. It’s actually a very nice place for a writer to go to have a cup of java and work on a manuscript. Starbucks you may have some competition.

I also enjoyed reading and going to my favorite grocery store… Sprouts. I did some plotting on my manuscript and realized my hero was little more dark than I originally thought. Boy that took me by surprise when he revealed something from his past. I first tried to pretend not to hear him. I stuck my fingers in my ears and hummed. But that doesn’t work when the person talking to you is in your head. I then tried a second tactic and opened up my work email but his voice just grew louder, more impatient.

“You can’t be serious,” I said realizing I had no choice but to listen to him.

“War’s hell,” he shrugged.

“Are you sure that’s what happened? I mean that’s pretty heavy stuff you’ve laid on me.”

He just arched a brow.

I shook my head. “How am I supposed to write that? I’m not so sure the love of your life can deal with that.”

He tic’d his strong jaw then leaned against my desk. “You’re the writer, you figure it out.”

“Why don’t we just leave it the way it was?” I asked with a wimpy squeak.

He bent his head and stared into my eyes, “Because it’s not the truth and you know it.”

I shrunk further back into my chair hoping to put more distance between us. “Okay I’ll at least think about it. Now go back to the further recess of my brain.”

“As you wish but it’s done. There’s no going back.”

And he was gone.

He’d left his mark and I knew he was right. There was no going back, not to the original blue print of his back story which now I see was only a flesh wound. The scars that ran through his life I realized were much, much deeper.

And there you’ve just had a glimpse into the writing process. Scary isn’t it?

Moonlight …

Posted in 1 on April 28, 2008 by swizzmis

is back. And Friday’s episode was delicious. I was just sad that Mick didn’t his Crispy Cream donut. But Joseph and Mick fighting side by side…let’s see more of that please. What an awesome duo those two make.