31 May 2016

  1. Chaperoning my youngest son's first field trip. We walked to the local fast food restaurant. The kids made me go first into the big fridge and freezer. But in truth, it was a lot of fun and the kids were well behaved.
  2. Yummy gyros for dinner.
  3. Love and Friendship.

30 May 2016

29 May 2016


  1. Swimming!
  2. Painting!
  3. Still managing to make my word count goal!

28 May 2016


  1. Quiet time in which to reach my daily word count goal.
  2. Slurpees with my daughter.
  3. Winning $6.00 on $3.00 worth of scratch tickets. Hey, I was feeling lucky, and I did double my money!

27 May 2016

26 May 2016


  1. Seeing the kids' classrooms at the school's open house. They worked so hard!
  2. Flowers from the hubby "just because."
  3. Starting the holiday weekend.

25 May 2016

24 May 2016


  1. Writing.
  2. Quiet.
  3. Creamy Diablo dressing on my salad.

23 May 2016


  1. A request from a production company for a synopsis of 20 August!
  2. Quick orthodontist visit in which he said all is well.
  3. Really yummy chicken fajita dinner.

22 May 2016


  1. Grocery shopping (good because it means I have lots of yummy choices for lunch this week).
  2. Lunch out with the family.
  3. A co-writer willing to hit up a pitchfest to get interest for our script.
Bonus: HBO Go

21 May 2016

  1. Family time.
  2. New eyeglasses. (Purple and sparkly.)
  3. Winning at Sherlock Cluedo.

20 May 2016


  1. Book fair.
  2. Watching shows with the kids.
  3. Hamster cuddles.

19 May 2016

18 May 2016


  1. Getting out of the house, even if only to do grocery shopping.
  2. Shorts weather. (I look so much better brown than yellow.)*
  3. A hummingbird hanging out by my office window.

*I'm Creole. In the winter I turn this sort of yellow color, but once we start getting sun again, I turn toasty brown.

17 May 2016


  1. Another day without errands to run.
  2. Writing.
  3. Twix.

16 May 2016


  1. No errands to run!
  2. Writing.
  3. Reading Encyclopedia Brown with my boys.

15 May 2016


  1. Sleeping in.
  2. Lazy day at home.
  3. Sitting outside and reading.

14 May 2016


  1. Kids' haircuts. Not exciting, but good to check something off the to-do list.
  2. Habit Burger.
  3. Going for a walk and seeing a huge snake (about 3.5 feet long). Most people would freak out, but I love that kind of thing.

13 May 2016


  1. Anniversary day out.
  2. Really good wine.
  3. Finding cute, unexpected movies on demand.

12 May 2016


  1. Getting some writing done.
  2. Eye doc appointment. I actually really enjoy my eye doctor (though the office staff are kind of a disaster). At least my eyes are healthy, no major changes.
  3. Cool new glasses on order. (Purple!)

11 May 2016


  1. Warm weather! Getting to wear shorts!
  2. Writing.
  3. Connecting with fellow writers on Facebook.

10 May 2016


  1. Time out with friends.
  2. Date night.
  3. Very British Problems.
Date night included painting pottery at an art café, dinner at an Afghani restaurant, pastries at a French patisserie, walking around downtown and then going for a drive through wine country while watching the sun set. Also, almost getting locked in a regional park by the ranger. Would've made for a great story, but I'm glad we didn't!

09 May 2016

08 May 2016

Mother's Day Edition


  1. Day started with doughnuts, flowers, and handmade cards from the kids.
  2. Lunch out at a Chinese restaurant followed by ice cream from my favorite local place (chocolate with marshmallow topping).
  3. Calling my mom.
  4. Ordering a couple treats for myself online (a Sagittarius pendant and new Lenormand deck).
  5. Pizza for dinner. Then a workout because have you seen everything I ate today?

Of course, the day was punctuated by the fact my oldest son was punchy from being overtired. He actually sleepwalked down to dinner, took a couple bites of pizza and then wandered off. He hasn't sleepwalked in a long, long time, so I'd forgotten what that's like. He woke up later thinking it was time to get up for school when it was still evening. Just super confused and out of it. Sort of funny but also I felt bad for him. He has state testing all this week at school, so it's important that he get enough rest.

Speaking of which, I also need some sleep. So off I go . . .

07 May 2016

1. Getting lots of writing done.

. . .

That will have to count for all three, I think.

06 May 2016


  1. My short story "Aptera" was accepted for publication by Aurora Wolf. Expected to go up on the site June 1.
  2. Walking in the rain with my kids.
  3. Hummingbirds and faeries.

05 May 2016


  1. Hair-and-nails night!
  2. Friends who understand and tell me it's okay to not be okay.
  3. Mother's Day tea with my daughter at her school.

02 May 2016


  1. Socializing with friends I haven't seen in a while.
  2. Craft store. Yes, even when it's an errand for the kids, I enjoy going.
  3. Sundress weather.

01 May 2016


  1. Sitting outside in the sun and reading.
  2. Visits by hummingbirds, butterflies, squirrels.
  3. A friend telling me she bought one of my books.