Thursday, July 15, 2010


It is a tough decision...mostly because I really love my blog name, but I'm not writing in this blog enough anyways sooo...I'm moving!

I got a brand new url - and will be moving over there.  I'm going to update the RSS feed to start getting info from there!  I hope to see you guys on the new site :)

I will still write about many of the same things that I write about here...namely writing, but it will just be MORE!  I hope you like it :)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Where I Write

We all write somewhere. Most of my "writing" involves day dreaming what my characters will be up to next and that's done walking around town, but as for physically putting words to paper (or data to screen as the case may be) I do most of my writing around my condo or at various coffee shops...but since I am trying desperately to cut back on caffeine, I'm now stuck to the condo.

This is my desk.  I am suppose to write here, but normally do not.

This techically is not my desk, but Pete has the comfortable chair and I have the cute one.  I like to look at the cute chair and sit at the comfortable one...since I can't really see what I am sitting on, it makes much more sense to sit at Pete's desk.  Also, his screen is bigger :-P


While this isn't the best ergonomically, I enjoy writing at the bench at the dining room (well, open/big/main room) table.  I get to spread all my papers of notes and thoughts around me.


I also like to write at the sofa.  Skittles the cat likes it to as she enjoys to take residence on the arm of the sofa.  I couldn't get her to sprawl over it like she usually does...she was too interested in what I was doing.  She is my writing buddy and usually sits near me while I write. 

Where do you write?  Do you like to write at home or away from home?  Does anyone belong to those "writer workplaces" where you can go to a place that is for writers and write there?  I was thinking about joining one.

Friday, July 9, 2010

July Update

Hello Everyone in BlogLand!  I hope that your first 1/3 of the summer has been productive!  I cannot believe that it is flying by so quickly!

My summer has started out pretty well.  I found a new job (yey!!!) and will be starting that on the 19th.  I am sooo unbelievably excited.  I'm ready to start today!  Some of you may recall all the drama at my current job...and for keeping-my-crappy-job-sake, it was only the tip!  I'm very excited to be leaving this drama behind me.

I went to Charleston on vacation last week to visit some of my hubby's family and stopped at the smokey mountains on our way back.  I worked on a short story and a lot of technical documentation and training material so that was fun and different.  I'm hoping to get back to my novel here in the next few weeks which has been on ice for about nine months while I've been doing all these other projects.

I have also worked on alot of my 101 things in 1001 days over the past couple of months so here they are!  I threw in a couple pics for good measure :)

# 17 Get a leadership position in JLC (1/1)
I co-chaired the associate clothing drive.  We raised $1400! :)
# 23 Timeshare a sailboat for a summer (1/1)

Doin it right now!  That is the view from "our" sailboat.  We get it about 3-4 times a month for the summer.

# 36 Do ten "touristy" things in Chicago (6/10)
 Biked Lakeshore Drive, Played around at Navy Pier, Checked out Buckingham Fountain

# 40 Get caught up on dental work (1/1)
Bit the bullet and did it!

# 54 Create a budget and stick to it for three months (doesn't have to be consecutive) (1/4)
Created the to stick to it :(

# 63    Go skiing  (1/1)
It was just baby skiiing up in Wisconsin, but it was still fun :)  I do still want to go out West sometime.

# 64 Visit fifteen states (5/15)
I went to:

California (above--the vineyard Becky and I biked through),
Indiana (many times to visit my family),

South Carolina (above--the beach at sunset),
Tennessee (on the way back from SC to go white water rafting),
Wisconsin (back in early March to go skiing)

# 65 Visit to Central America, Mexico, Africa, Europe, Caribbean (1/5)

Went to Cabo over Thanksgiving...forgot to say that!

# 67 Girls Only Trip (1/1)

California wine country with my friend Becky!  We went to San Fran then to Napa and did some biking around the area. 

# 68 Go white water rafting (1/1)
Went in Tennesee last week.  In addition to white water rafting I also went white water canoeing!

# 95 Take each kid out to something fun three times (4/9)
Took the girls out to Ben and Ari's and seperatly, bowling!

# 102 Host twenty dinner parties with food from various cultures (2/20)

Mexican and Creole.  Above is the Creole Mardi-Gras-Lite Dinner

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