IT’S MAD IT’S GAY THE LOVELY MONTH OF OCTOOOOOOOOBERYAY! It’s here! Autumn! Best of all the seasons! I spent my weekend free time building a final garden box out of the leftover access ramp wood, cleaning the garage, sweeping leaves into the new raspberry bed, and baking things to warm up the house: chickpea flour … More Fall, fall, fall!
MEMORY STUFFED As you may recall (because I certainly don’t), I have a devil of a time remembering things these days. Some people call it mommy-brain, or parental brain damage, or maybe “getting old and feeling your brain cells wink out one by one.” I tried to compensate by writing myself lists. I may have … More I think I’ve written this post BEFORE.
Do you keep a book in your house for Reasons [other than reading/pleasure]? If so, what is it? [My answer: Victoria Holt’s The Secret Woman. Not the greatest book, but a good example of a gothic romance. Which is not what I like to write, and not why I keep it around. It’s my paperback-sized writing … More Fake Memes
Unnecessary Explainerorama: these posts are pics of things I saw and thought about this week. Bookstore grey/brown tabby cat sits in an old New Glarus beer box (presumably full of books), among other similar boxes.
I already posted this on my author site, but I’ll put it here, too: my novel Memory’s Exile is available to purchase in ebook! Today! You can get it at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and iBooks. Print will be coming soon. Longer post, coming soon as well.
ENDLESS SCREAMING So stressed out by the news and twitter that I watched a bunch of Midsomer Murders while galloping around the room, chased by E in his gait trainer.* That show is so soothing. All the blood and stiff set-downs and weird kinky country secrets are nevertheless followed by John Nettles gritting his teeth and … More Streaming Infinities
WE ARE SICK WE ARE SICK WE ARE SICK SICK SICK I should’ve been suspicious about E’s abnormally quick recovery from his recent cold. But I was oblivious until last night, when he refused to settle and I passed him off to A after two and a half hours — somewhat wildly with that familiar … More The trouble is he’s growing
I’ve gotten my reading mojo back and have been steadily working through my giant pile o’ library books. Recently I finished 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food by Susan Albers, because since E’s birth, I’ve been comforting myself early and often with whatever junk I could keep in the house. It did not help when we moved … More A more specialized form of soothing
NOT DEAD YET A sudden plague manifested in our house (mysteriously) after I shook some strangers’ hands. E had the worst of it last night, and A is hard on his heels. Our awesome sleep record of 1-2 wakeups per night is now what is this putting down of which ye spake? But we are slogging … More You’re not fooling anyone, y’know
KID UPDATE TIME He is doing….REALLY, REALLY GREAT. I mean, we still have all the health and disability and special needs stuff. Nothing magical has happened to make that disappear, or make healthcare a thing we can just pretend we don’t need. Ahem. Likesomepeopleinthiscountry argh argh argh. But E is doing well. Every day we, … More Update on the whatsoever