My Bucket List

Someone linked a youtube video about a group of people who went on a roadtrip and spent much of their trip helping others fulfill their wishes. I need to rent the movie that inspired this, but it did get me to thinking. What is important to me? What do I really want to accomplish before […]

From Harry Potter to Singing Dragons

I’ve been listening to the Harry Potter movies lately. I don’t really want something to watch as I have to concentrate on it and I have the focus of a gnat lately. Hence listening to the Lord of the Rings trilogy every day for two months. However, the background noise makes the apartment feel a […]

Guardian Angels

For those of you who know me, I’ve been taking some medications with odd side effects such as vivid dreams. Last night I dreamed I was at a lovely writer’s retreat in Africa with my writing friends. We received warning there was an uprising and we needed to hide out in the cellar, which was […]

Decorating Cakes In Bed

I’ve always been one of those people who can learn to do something if I want to badly enough. This stems from the fact that I am notoriously cheap. Why pay $185 for a ceramic pot when I can learn how to make it myself? Couple that with my desire to be the perfect mother, […]

The Important Things in Life

This is probably one of the most difficult posts I have ever written. I’ve thought about it for months. I discussed it with Will and asked him if I could write about it since this is his life. He agreed because he knows better than most what the real cost of war is to many […]

Querying Tips

As many of you know, I’m a fan of visual aids. I’ve also been thinking a lot about the querying process lately. There are a lot of things that just seem like common sense to me, but apparently they aren’t judging from the times agents say, “Please don’t do this.” Don’t stalk agents. There’s a […]

Chain Cow’s Adventure with the Soldiers

I wanted to send Chain Cow with Will on drill for one last adventure. Unfortunately, he is the armor so he was doing things like inventory and checking weapons, while other people were practicing. He got about six hours sleep in three days. However, here are some pictures of the unit and two of Chain […]

Chain Cow Goes Wabbit Hunting. Be vewy quiet.

Chain Cow had so much to see and do, but I was a little under the weather, so we didn’t get to do a lot of things we planned. However, we did go rabbit hunting. Be vewy quiet, we’re hunting wabbits. Odessa, among other things, is known for its rabbit. Giant jack rabbits are everywhere.  […]

Chain Cow Goes to Buffalo Wallow

Chain Cow was traumatized by the whole branding thing and ran away. On the ranch, it’s fairly easy to track a cow, unless she’s traveling on rock or through some thick brush. A tiny cow in an apartment crammed with all manner of useless stuff is a different matter entirely. I baited the trap and […]

Chain Cow Becomes Chain Chicken

 Once we went through getting sleeping arrangements made and tried on hats, Chain Cow started looking around the apartment. I should have taken down the cow skull while she was visiting, but I forgot. MOM! Is that you? To make things worse, I had beef fajitas for lunch. I tried to convince her they were […]