Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday Funny!

This really should be titled Friday Awesome Video instead of Friday Funny. After watching this I can honestly say I live life on the very safe side unless you consider buying a house an extreme sport.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Friday Funny!

On Monday I will be saying good bye to my house and staying with my in-laws for a few weeks until we can move to Missouri. I have to say I am a little sad. I have loved living this close to my parents, (they only live a few houses away). I love the people in my neighborhood. The only thing I'm not going to miss is the monstrosity they built on the property behind my house. It's not so bad now that all the construction is done, but during construction I would have like to have thrown more than just dirt.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Friday Funny!

The first video really isn't funny, but I thought it was pretty cool. The second one is your Friday Funny. I hope you all have a great weekend.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Waiting For the Stars to Align

The last eleven months have been insane.  I was able to release Celtic Illusion, my first novel, the last week in June of 2011, and then three weeks later we ended up with a beautiful four day old baby girl who we adopted in December.  We love having Maleia as part of our family. She is a blessing in our lives and I can't imagine my life without my little, "Mia".

Both have been exciting, but exhausting experiences and I was ready to get back to a somewhat normal routine, but this was not going to be the case because in January 2012 my husband got a new job which required him to move to Missouri leaving me behind with five kids and a house to sell. (Thank goodness for Cargill who is buying it from us if we can't find a buyer this month. I love this company!)  We will be following behind soon, but at times it doesn't feel soon enough.

The question I want to know is after all these life changing events when does one find time to write. Well, let me tell you, "one", doesn't. It's been so crazy I've been lucky to remember to pay the bills, feed our pets and help my kids with their homework. Thankfully the older kids know how to feed themselves.  ;)

If you can imagine life with a newborn, (for the first four months she woke up every hour and a half), leaves little time to sleep let alone time to write and exercise. I do have to sleep sometime people. I love being a mom though and so I have been more than happy to let things slide for a while, but enough is enough. I am starting to run out of clothing that fit and I miss my time with my characters.

So, now that I've bored you to death with all my whining are you ready for some good news? Here it goes, I am very pleased to announce that I have a time frame for the release and title of book two.

Book Two, Celtic Shadows, will be released Fall 2012!

Thanks to everyone for their love and support.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Friday Funny!

Yesterday my daughter decided she wanted to make cookies. I love cookies so of course I indulged her. We found a new recipe on Pintrest called Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Shortbread cookies. It was a fast easy recipe. I baked them last night, but it was so late my kids didn't get to try them so I let them have one this morning.

Here is my youngest son Gavin's reaction: "These cookies taste like dirt."
Me: "Really, I didn't think they tasted that bad. I thought they were pretty good."
Gavin: "Well, they taste like peanut butter and chocolate, but it feels like I'm eating dirt."
Me: "That's because it's a shortbread cookie. They have a little different texture then regular cookies. It will probably just take you a while to get use to their texture is all."
Gavin: "I don't know, Mom. I don't think I'll ever get use to eating dirt; even if it taste like peanut butter and chocolate. Will you finish it for me?"
Laughing out loud I took the cookie and ate the last two bites. 
Me, "Well, Gavin I guess that's the difference between you and me because as long as my dirt tastes like peanut butter and chocolate I'll eat it with a smile.

What I really wanted to say to him was, "When I was young we ate our dirt  and were grateful to have it", but I decided he might actually believe me and try to eat dirt. Generation gaps can be funny. Here is a video showing another type of generation gap. It's almost too painful to watch if you know how much an ipad can cost.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday Funny!

Hey folks this week has been a week of reflection on how it felt to be the new kid in school. I've been trying to teach my kids to treat others how they would like to be treated and that even if you think someone is weird looking or is different from you everyone has something to offer. Like this kid,

Have a great weekend!