Wednesday, November 30, 2005

One of THOSE days

So, Emily spent the night at a friend's house last night. She doesn't have school today. She never does on

Me and Hubby stayed up til 1 am last night, but even then, I could not get to sleep until about 2. Kaity woke up at 7 am. Rememebr that Radar she has? Today she used it....

So the weather is crappy, I'm tired, and to top it all off Kaity has been a royal pain...which is not normal. If her sister isn't around, she's usually a joy. Weird...

So I decided to get off my ass and make the boat reservation for Christmas for the Vineyard. Damn thing won't take my Visa Checkcard. So I try Hubby's. Nope, won't take that either. I am going to have to call them now, which displeases me greatly. Why have reservations online if you won't take my damn card?

I'm gonna swear now - cover your virgin ears, or eyes rather...


I hate it when stuff doesn't go my way...

On a totallly different tangent...I am talking to Janey on Yahoo. So that makes me happy :) She's gonna come visit next Tuesday. I'll take pictures! YAY

ok, ok, to end this post..

oh one more thing. I said I was gonna review RENT. Weeeeellll, I am an idiot and forgot that I promised Jess, my neighbor, that we would go togeher. So I am gonna go with her again on Saturday. THEN I will review it....I don't want to ruin it for her, cause she reads the ole blog I'll get to see it again *SQUEEE* Can I say it was great? ok? It was great. I can say that. Jess can't get mad at me for that, can she? ;)

alright...ok, ending the post now....

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Going to see RENT today

Finally! I am going to go see RENT in the theatre . Mom is over, Emily is going to her friend's house after school, so I am going to a matinee of RENT....I cannot wait....I have been sining the soundtrack for oh...about 5 days now...I love it!

I'll review it later...maybe...LOL

Monday, November 28, 2005

Class of 1995 Reunion

Sorry it's taken me so long to update..I know some of you have been anxious to read how it all went...but I blame technology, or rather the lack of it on my computer yesterday when I got back from Rhode Island. I also want to add to those of you who are reading this for the first time (some of my old classmates) I don't use my real name on this blog very often. I try to keep SOME level of anonyminity on the internet these days. Anyway--Sorry for the delay...without further ado, The Reunion....

Well, I got to Nessa's house on Saturday about 1 pm. We spent the afternoon reminiscing, looking through yearbooks, and trying to figure out who was going to come and who wasn't. About 4:30 we started to get ready. I had a glass and a half of wine to calm my nerves. Nessa had two. We needed it - we had the jitters!

I had tried on both outfits earleir, and Nessa also agreed the purple suit was the outfit I HAD to wear. So, with lots of giddiness I got dressed and did the make-up, Nessa and I switching back and forth between the bathroom and the vanity. We looked HOT! Here's are the pictures to prove it!

The long 10 minute drive to the place of the reunion was filled with excitement and antici----pation. This was it, we were almsot there. We got out, fixed ourselves as best we could, took deep breaths....and went to the door. We walked in, and someone immediately recogized me.

"Oh my god, Cissa Lion!"

Yes, I got that a lot Saturday night. Some from people who I thought would not remember me from high school. Some who I never thought would even show up. It was great to see so many people changed, and more often than not, for the better. Everyone was so nice, and happy, and we all had great walks down memory lane. Some people who I thought would never remember me, were so happy to see me. It was just -- flabbergasting to see so many who I discovered being such amazing people that ngiht. I took a few pictures. The ones I am posting are only a few of the ones I took that night....

I think the highlights of my evening though were two things. FIRST - the best substitute teachers EVER in the history of substitute teaching made a surprise visit -- The Floris! They are twin brothes who dressed like 70's Elvis, and they NEVER did what was planned by the teachers. Or they'd give us the answers to the work that was left, or they's let us sit around and play cards, or something else. It was always a great day to walk into class and see one of them at the desk!

Then when the Floris had been cheered for their presence, the raffle was held. A lot of gift certificates to restaurants, and other places. You could tell how "popular" people were, or rather how well they were remembered by how loud they were cheered for when they won. Some barely got claps. Some got a little noise. A few got real loud cheers. There were some nice prizes, and a few people I knew won stuff! :)

But the piece de resistance was tickets to "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at the Providence Performing Arts Center. Not jus any tickets though. ORCHESTRA 8th ROW tickets! All night, that was the only thing I wanted to win. I prayed and prayed I would get them -- AND I DID!!!! I could not believe it! I still can't. I take the tickets out every few minutes and look at them still - even 2 days later. The best part of winning them? well...remember what I said about the cheering? When I went up to claim my tickets, the guy running the auction, Jay, says "Alright! It's Cissa Lion everybody!" MY GOD, DID THEY ROAR FOR ME!!! I could not believe it. The whole experience was surreal....and so much fun!

I ran into so many people that night, I wish I had gotten all their e-mail addresses. Some of you who came to read this becasue you got an e-mail , I would like to say that it was such a great, great experience to see you all again! I hope we can all keep in touch this decade around. Now that you have visited here, you know where to find me!

I have to say, without a shred of doubt, that my high school reunion was definitely than Bon Jovi could have ever been. I am so glad I went. I am so glad I saw so many people who broguth me wonderful memories that night. I cannot wait to see you all again like that....There was talk of a 15 year reunion, I think. Anyone else gonna go? I'll be there!

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Out Tonight

Nope, not just spouting a "RENT" song title....but that's how I feel.

I wanna go-o, Ow-oooooot toniight!

Today is the day. This is the night I have been waiting 10 years, 5 months and 10 days for. This is Reunion Night.

I am packed. I got my camera, my extra batteries. Clothes for the kids, clothes for me. diapers, toiletries, make-up -- everythign I caould think of needing. Anything I forget -- well RI has a Wal-Mart too!

I even have 2 new CD's for the drive up. RENT Motion Picture Soundtrack and Grey's Anatomy Soundtrack. Both are awesome. Both will put me in the mood for tongiht.

I am nervous, excited, happy, anxious, all in one. I have butterflies and I have a small headache. I had nightmares plague me all night. It was like watching "Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion" in my dream. Except I was Romy, and Nessa was Michelle. It was not a good sleep. But that's OK. It can only be as worse as my dream. Unless someone drops dead, only then could it get worse.

So I will not be posting until tomorrow afternoon when I get back form Rhode Island. I leave in about 3 hours to head to Nessa's Place, do some reminiscing, get ready, and go.

I hope that everything goes well, and I have a great time tonight. Afterall, I passed up going to see Bon Jovi tonight at Mohegan Sun to go to this! ;)

Friday, November 25, 2005


Yesterday was a long day for me. It started at 7 am when I awoke and prepared to feed the bird...errr, stuff the turkey and get it in the oven. But before I got that done, I opened the curtains on all the windows. I like natural light. The pictures you see are what I was greeted with yesterday morning. I let out a loud gasp and ran upstairs to tell Hubby, who of course, was still sleeping.

"IT SNOWED!" I yelled into the bedroom. This of course, woke the kids, who both ran downstairs to see thier first snow.

There was only a dusting of white, and it wasn't even an even dusting. Patches of white here and there. Some had already begun to melt. It all melted eventually, and the sun came out. If it had not been for the cold temperature, yesterday was a beautiful day.

I worked my ass off in the kitchen. I did almost everything entirely by myself. I even had to stop twice, to get my step-dad from New London, and my mom from her work parking lot where she gets shuttled to here in Groton. I set the table, I got drinks, I baked the Brown 'n Serves. I put everything in serving bowls. Hell, I even woke Emily up from her nap to get her downstairs for dinner. It was delicious. Possibly the best turkey I have ever made, I swear. My potatoes were creamy and well seasoned/buttered, and my stuffing was exactly as I remember my grandmother's (I got her recipe). Even my dessert was delicious. I really was proud of my cooking for the first time -- truly -- yesterday. I pulled off Thanksgiving Dinner 99% by myself. I felt so awesome about it.

Well dinner was done. Hubby had not done much all day but sit at the computer and/or yell at the kids. I had to practically beg him to help me with a couple things I needed a third hand with. Otherwise, he did nothing to help. I asked him numerous times to do the dishes. they did not get done. I went upsatirs to lay down, because I was feelign dizzy and tired. I told Hubby to wake me when my parents were ready to go (I knew it wouldn't be long). I secretly hoped maybe he'd take them home for me -- since I had done so damn much that day, and was feeling lousy. Or maybe when I got home from dorpping them off, the dishes would be done. No such luck. He didn't do a damn thing. So I banged around the kitchen, cleanign up, and making a point of muttering loudly enough for him to hear about how tired I was and how all I had asked of him all day was an extra hand a couple times, and how he should be doing this -- not me.

He said to me "I figured I would do it tomorrow"....yeah do it tomorrow...bullshit. So I filled the dishwasher and ran it. I left stuff soaking in the sink. I will put money down on the fact that those dishes will be in my sink still when I go to bed tonight. Meanwhile, I have a list of things to get done and packed for tomorrow.

Oh, did I mention Hubby stayed up til past 4 am playing his video games which he had been playing all day as it was, save for the 45 minutes he tore away to eat, and then shirked his dishes duty for? yeah....Does anyone else fell I am justsified in my anger with the Hubby?

I better get some roses today or something.....

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Things to Be Thankful For

Today is Thanksgiving here in the United States, for those of you all who visit from other coutnries. We Americans celebrate the day with turkey, stuffing, family dysfunction (well some people do), and thinking about the things we are Thankful For. Like so many others, I felt the need to add my Thankfuls for this year....

I am thankful for my immediate family. I love my husband and children. I may have little patience with them all sometimes, but I wouldn't want life without any of them.

I am thankful for my parents, both sets. They love me very much, and that is more than some people get. I sometimes take them for granted, but they are all great people. My in-laws are also great epople, and are 3rd and 4th sets of parents to me. They've welcomed me into their families and lives, and I am thankful for that.

I am greatful for my siblings, no matter how annoying or spoiled some may be.

I am thankful for my friends. Espicially my internet friends. One in particular is Jen. She has been my friend for over 5 years. She has shared my joy, pain, frustrations, and laughter. She is an awesome woman, and I am blessed to have her in my life, even if it's only through the computer. There are some days she keeps me sane. And some days she keeps me alive with her outlook of things. She is the one who inspired me to start a blog, and meet some more great people on the internet. Most of them are in my links list. I am greatful for you too, Sonja, Dick & Laurie.

Finally I am Thankful for my life. As I ready to go to my 10 year high school reunion this weekend, I realize that even though it hasn't been perfect, my life has been full of adventure for the last 10 years. I have been more places and done more things than I thought I ever would in my whole life. I am thankful for the experiences; the pain, sorrow, joy, happiness and everything in between. I truly am blessed by God for ALL that He has given me.

Happy Thanksgiving to You All. May your turkeys be juicy, your mashed potatoes creamy, and your cranbery sauce sweet, yet tart!

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

I just found a reason to Quit Smoking

I am a smoker. Yep, I admit it. I smoke cigarrettes. I have always quit for pregnancies, but baring the nearly 3 years I was pregnant total, I have been smoking for 15 years. I have tried quitting in the past. Usually around the 3 or 4 month mark, soemthing will happen that sends my stress levels into the atmosphere, and my will will break and I go back to the cancer sticks. I know the risks I am taking. I know I am addicted. I know I should quit for my health, but sometimes, that isn't a feasible reason to me. I'm sure lung cancer vicitms and survivors are rolling in their graves and cursing my name (respectively of course) already. But it's my truth.

Today I found my reason to quit and stick with it. Eight-thousand reasons, actually.

If I quit smoking, I can donate my reproductive eggs to facilities who help women who cannot have children with their own. There are quite a few reputable Clinics in Connecticut who will pay non- smokers quite well for their eggs. $8,000 per cycle to be exact!

Now, let me calrify a few things. First of all, I am done having children. I don't want anymore, nor does Hubby, and so he got fixed. I am good to go, however, reproduction-wise. I am a very fertile woman. All it takes is Hubby looking at me funny and I would be able to get pregnant. Seriously. I am not doing anything with my left-over eggs, excppet expelling them naturally every 28 days. What a waste. There are thousands of women out in the world, millions probably, who for some reason or another, cannot reproduce. And ya know what? They want children - badly. Who am I, to deny a fellow woman the right to do the one thing she couldn't do otherwise? I have know a few women who have recieved InVitro Fertilization from donated eggs and their husband's sperm. They have had healthy, normal, beautiful children. It's wonderful what modern science can do. I would be more than happy to give my eggs to a woman who could use them. I know I am not using them, after all. And the best part? I would be compensated for this. Quite a large amount of money, in fact. It's a win-win situation for everyone involved!

So, even though it is Thanksgiving Eve, I now have my New Year's Resolution. I am going to quit smoking. I am going to find out how long I have to have quit in order to be eligible to be tested to give my eggs. Hopefully I will be able to do this. By this time next year, I could be helping women to concieve children. And get a nice little chuck of change in return for my fetility.

This may sound glib to some of you, horrendous to others, but I am feeling quite strongly about it. I hope it works out....

A Bribe From Nana

So my mom is over here working on her laundry right now. She had loaded the washer and come down, with a triumphant smile on her face.

"Let's see if this deal works!" she says, her grin so wide it's freaking me out.

"What deal?" I ask, already wary. My mom is sneaky sometimes.

"I told Emily that if she cleans up her room in the next 2 hours, puts everything in its place, and not just sweep it under the beds, I'd give her $5 bucks."

"What?! Way to go mom, you've bribed her," I say with a groan.

"This isn't the first time money's solved a problem," she says a giggle in her voice.

"WHAT??? You NEVER paid me to clean my room! Not once!"

"Yes I did! It always worked, too!"

"Bullshit, I'd have remembered something like that!"

"I'm telling you, Cissa. I used to do the same thing with you." She then walks away to sit on the couch and bask in her glory of one-upping me.

Now, I pride myself on having very vivid memories of childhood. I don't remeber EVERYTHING of course, but I remember a lot of stuff. For example: I remember the time she actually handed me a screwdriver (the drink) at 16, because I was having a very, very, very rough day emotionally and socially. She would actually refill the liquor cabinet when the vodka was gone. She had to have known she wasn't drinking it all. But there was ALWAYS vodka to make my screwdrivers. It's how I survived 11th grade. THAT I remember.

I remember how she used to take me to my favorite Chinese Restaurant in Providence, once a month. Just the 2 of us. It was my favorite thing to do with my mom. Eat chinese and window shop Downtown. I recall the restaurant with absolute clarity. We used both order the same thign every time. Boneless chicken. It came with AWESOME fried rice, and this gravy they used-- to die for. The rolls were awesome too. god I wish that place hadn't closed....I have never found a place since then that has compared to it.

I remember toast and tea in the morning in the winter for breakfast. Every morning at 6:30 she would wake me up, and by the time I was up and dressed, she was bringing breakfast to me. Every Thanksgiving, or rather the day after, we would drag out the fake tree, and put it up. Decortae it, lights, everything. It was tradition, and she'd always complain about the lights that blew out, and we'd hunt down the offending bulb together.

But I do not recall her EVER paying me to clean my room. I lived in that room for 13 years. If it ever happened, I know I would remember it. I rememebr cleaning my room, and most of the time moving furniture around for a change of scenery in the room. I remember it would take me a whole day and half the night, but I never stopped til it was done. I remember all that. But not once did I recieve monetary compesation for my work.

Hubby has just come home for his lunch break. I had Mom tell him why Emily is cleaning. She just said, her smirk plastered accros her face

"It's a Grandmother's perrogative to bribe my grandchild."

Ohhhh, Mom...You are a sneaky lady! Sneaky and brillant. I salute you!

Crazy Couple of Days

I think the picture says it all: A turkey running around like crazy balancing Dinner. That's how I feel about the next couple days. I have major cleaning to do. I guilted Mom into taking the girls for a few hours today, so I can clean their room. It's simply too much. I MUST get rid of excess toys, and do their laundry. I can't put it off anymore. I told Mom that I've been waiting over a month for her to take the girls for me so I can do it. That was no lie.

The plan is to put the bunk beds back together on Friday. Hubby actually wanted to do it on Thursday Morning, but the look of Death I shot him stopped him mid-sentance. I have a 20 lb bird, and sides to make that day. Sure, dinner isn't until after 5 pm, but I plan on cleaning whatever I DIDN'T finish in the kitchen tomorrow morning, as well as work on dinner. Why put the bunks back together? Easy Answer - MORE SPACE. My kids have a tiny room, and little space to play. They hate to play in there because the beds are side by side and there's no room for thier toys. Hence why a sea of toys 2 feet tall encompasses that room and spills out into the hallway. Perhaps with the bunks up, and less toys, they will find playing in their room more enjoyable. One can only hope.

SO, after todays' cleaning frenzy, tomorrow's dinner, and Friday the bunk beds, I have to prepare to go to RI for THE REUNION. Yes, Ladies and Gents, it is this Saturday. I have stuff to find, prep and pack. I have shoes to polish and photo albums to throw together so I can brag to my friends about my fabulous family- My Handsome Sailor (who's got duty) Husband and Georgous, Well-Behaved Children. Jewelery needs to be cleaned and shiny, and dang it, where is my lapel pin? It will go awsome with my suit. Oh yeah and I still need to post a picture of me in the suit for those of you who have asked!

AAARGH!! TOO MUCH TO DO -- NOT ENOUGH HOURS!!! Anyone got a maid and some Valium I can borrow for a couple days? Yeah, THANKS!!

SO, dear friends, in case I don't have a chance to post again today, or tomorrow (unlikly, since this is part of my morning routine),


Tuesday, November 22, 2005

You know you're tired when....

Kaity had been quiet for a few minutes yesterday afternoon. I thought she was upstairs, so I thought to check on her. When my children are quiet for too long, I know I should be suspicious! As I stood up and looked toward the living room, I saw two feet sticking out past the couch. Ok, she's watching TV on the floor I thought....she can do that quietly from time to time....I was wrong. She was fast asleep ono the floor. But I burst out laughing. Hubby looked up from his computer screen. I motioned him over. This is what we saw:

I grabbed the digital camera and snapped the pictures. I had to. The scene was DYING to be immortalized. Needless to say, Hubby and I had a good laugh.....I don't know where the diaper she had been wearing only minutes prior had gone. What I find the funniest is the little purple fabric headband that is around her lower waist. Like she had to dress up her backside, just in case Mama wanted to take a picture...LOL . Doesn't she look like a prize pig dressed up for Christmas Dinner or somethign?!? LMAO

Anyway...I wanted to share this, I found it incredibly funny.

TAG! I'm It!

The Lovely Laurie tagged me for a fun little's the rules...

1) Delve into your blog archive.

2) Search the archive for your 23rd post.

3) Find the 5th sentence, or the closest to it.

4)Post the text of your sentence in your blog along with these instructions. Ponder it for meaning, subtext or hidden agendas.

5)Tag 5 people to do the same: (Sorry, guys.)

So here is the 5th sentance from my 23rd entry:

Now, I know the kids have got something against them that keeps them from not being somewhat "clean" players -- MY genes.

it's obvious I am attemptiong to show a little more about myself as a person. My hidden agends? probably make you all feel sorry for my sad sad life as a stay at home mom..."I mean, geez, she's got kids who are slobs at such a young age...the poor darling!" yeah I bet that's what I was going for - sympathy....or maybe shock value....*shrug*

ok time to tag People:

1.) Jeopardygirl

2.) Dick the Boomer

3.) JaneyGrrrl

4.) Jerk of All Trades

5.) Dirty Girl Lola

ok so when you people are done, let me know and I will come see your entries! :) If you've been tagged before, please show me proof of where to find it in your blog. Then I'll find someone else. THANKS LAURIE. This was fun!

Monday, November 21, 2005

A note to those of you who dye your hair at home....

Dear Home Dyers,

Do not EVER buy and use Revlon Colorsilk! First, they don't put enough product in the box to cover a small head of short hair (look at my picture, that's my hairlength). Second, the color that comes out on your hair is not even close to what they say will come out to look like.

My hair has been two-toned since Saturday afternoon. It's a golden brown on top, and about 4 inches on the bottom is a DARK ash brown that looks TERRIBLE with my skin tone. I have waited a couple days until I attempt dyeing my hair again, because I want to let the natural oils build up, so my hair will be susceptible to take dye better again (i.e. I haven't washed it. It's not like I've gone out since around dark on Saturday, so no one's seen it....)

I have since learned my lesson. I went out and bought a more reputable hair color product from a different company. A trusted brand that cost about triple what I sepnt on the Colorsilk, but I know I will have better results....the fact that I tried to save a bit of money has only resulted in me spending more....damn that Revlon Colorsilk!!

So Ladies, please, refrain from the above mentioned product. Your hair will thank you!

Sunday, November 20, 2005

The Challenge - Weeks 2 & 3 Results

In my bad mood last week, and my mass excitement this past Friday, I forgot to post last week's and this week's Weight Challenge Results for me and Nessa

Last week, Nessa and I both lost 2 lbs each. that put Nessa at 6 lbs lost total and me at 4.

This week, Nessa lost another 2 lbs! I however, did not lose any weight. So Nessa's total is 8 lbs lost, and mine is still at 4 lbs lost.

MMMM..I just had turkey bacon, and eggs with cheese. Not good for the diet, oh well. It's been a rough morning and Hubby flew out of the house as soon as he could when he got home from duty. The punk....

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Drama in the Blog Community

*Please note: all names have been changed to protect the innocent...and guilty*

So Bob has a Blog, and Bob also has an "alternate blog" in which he writes about different topics than his daily blog. Sue has a blog, in which she reponds to Bob's alternate Blog posts. Sue and Bob have been going back and forth with this for a few weeks. Well Bob, just got a new girlfriend, and feels uncomfortable "responding" to Sue's Blog topics. Mary has a blog too, I forgot to mention. She asks in her blog what eveyone wants for X-mas. So Sue writes in Mary's Blog Comments insinuating that she wants Bob to write another reply in his alternat blog. Mary inadvertantly replys in her own Comments to Sue, saying Bob has lost his inspiration. Bob has not responded, so Sue takes Mary's response, puts in in her blog, and issues another challenge to Bob. Mary feels like she's been dragged in the middle, and it's making her a bit upset, because Bob won't grow some Balls and tell Sue himself that he feels uncomfortbale with th previous blog arrangement with her, due to his new girlfriend.

Bob, even though you don't know who you are, stop being a scared little baby, stir up your courage and tell Sue the truth, instead of wussing out and simply not responding... I am sure she will understand. If not, she'll just stop reading your blog. Not a big deal, you'll find other readers, I'm sure. You seem to be a popular guy anyway. Sue, try to understand the girlfriend factor. Mary, I am sorry you got dragged into it. I hope you rip Bob a new one! LOL

And this Ladies and Gentlemen, is why I only comment on certain blogs more than once a week ;) I have enough Drama in my real life that I don't need to be sucked into this crap. If I want stuff like this, I'll go back to high school...

Friday, November 18, 2005

My New Calling?

Maybe my new job in life should be installing people's new blog templates...I seem to be incredibly good at it -- once I get rid of distractions....

I am pretty much doing that for Jeopardygirl today. Why? Well, one, cause she asked, and two, because I want to do this for my friend. I got a bunch of preliminary stuff done this morning, so the editing should be less than it took yesterday. YAY.

So by this afternoon, Jeopardygil will have a funky new Template. Make sure to visit her blog after about 2:30pm EST or so. I have her listed under "Blogs I Love" on the right

I'm Just Wild about Harry! Well, Actually, Snape....


Can you tell I am excited? I'm told Snape isn't as prominent in this one, which is OK. I've READ all 6 books so far, so I KNOW Snape will be becoming more prominent in movies to come. But I digress...

I have been paying attention to almost every aspect of this movie since pre-production...heck, since filming of Prisoner of Azkaban! I am EXCITED. Hubby and I are actually going on a DATE to see the movie tonight! WOOOT!

and so, I will work on my day. I'll try not to waste too much time being giddy. But I just can't help it...

And for those of you wondering, I chose the second picture because Snape is doing my favorite thing he does beside stare with piercing eyes and sneer - pick on Harry and Ron! ;)

Thursday, November 17, 2005

For Jeopardygirl

I decided to post two pictures for Jeopardygirl...cause she loves Christian Bale so much in these particular pictures...I felt like posting them to make her smile....


Yes, this is the lovely new template I am using. Many Special thanks go to BlogFrocks for this funky, yet intimate design. It's more representative of the "Me" I am trying to put out in thei s crazy Web World.

I had a much easier time doing this today since I had one kid in school, and one kid napping. I did some tweaking, and I am very happy with the results. I hope you all like it too.

WOOT!! Hubby is Home! Time for some Lovin'! ;)

I STILL have a Crush on This Man

Christian Bale. Some of you know him as Batman from the latest movie "Batman Begins". Some of you may recall him from "Empire of the Sun"- He was the little English kid. Some of you, like me, may recall a little Disney Musical called..."Newsies"! Newsies is where I fell in love with this man. About 10 years ago, no, actually, more like 11, my best freind Jane played a video of this movie for me. I was hooked right there. I had two VHS tapes of the movie, and plyed them constantly -- until they ran barethread. Now I have the DVD of Newsies. I play the soundtrack in my car. He was also in "Swing Kids" wich is a great movie in it's own, but to see CB dance like that...Good God, did I want this man to be mine....

I have seen nearly every movie Christian Bale has made an appearance in. I even saw Pocahontas where he was the voice of Thomas, and YES, I have that on DVD too. I try to urge my daughter to watch it, so I can hear him do the voice of Thomas. She is resisting. DANG HER!!

Chritian is the epitome of Handsome to me. When I first saw my husband in a nightclub over 8 years ago, I thought at first it was HIM! He's got deep piercing brown eyes, a chiseled jawline. his hair is just awesomeAnd his body....SWOON!!! Hubby has many of his facial features. it's nice....anyway, I will always have a crush on Christian Bale. Damn him for being married. I have no hope of ever seducing him now, should I end up single again, that is!

I have spent the morning talking to two fellow Baleheads (that's what his fas call themselves)- Jeopardygirl, and Lauren. Just like the old days of CB Fan Site Chats (when the site was OPEN, that is)....these girls are wonderful. I've met Lauren in person, and SOMEDAY, I am going to drive to Canada and visit Jen. After I get my passport, that is!

So here's to Christian Bale! May his next few movies be as entertaining as his first few!

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

No More Mrs. Nicegirl

So my kids totally screwed up my chances at changing the blog to a new template. I couldn't concentrate, and I keps screwing it up..I tried for 5 hours...only to have it completely fuck up and I nearly threw the keyboard out the window.

So maybe in a couple weeks or so, I will attempt to do it again. If my mother ever helps me out and takes the kids for me. Which I doubt will happen, since she keeps thinking up excuses NOT to take them.

Fuck it. You people will have to deal with the lame thing I have until I have more than a couple hours to myself. Why didn;t I think to do this last night????


We're Going Through Chang-eh-eh-ehhs

Working on making this blog have a different look. It's hard, and I am trying to get it right. Please bear with the site if you have difficulty loading in the near future....I expect to be done with it by 2:30pm EST


Are my links showing up? Maybe it's just blogspot being jacked up again. It happens occasionally, I have noticed....

So today after school, my daughter went to her "best friend" Justin's house. He lives around the corner and about 10 houses down. They are in the same Pre-K class. He's a boy, but apparently this doesn;t matter to Em. Works for me.... About 6 pm I still hadn't gotten a call to pick her up. So I call the house, and his mom is like "Oh I was gonna have her eat here, if that's ok."

What? More time? TAKE HER!! that's what I was thinking. She came home at about 7:30 pm. Not even fully through the door she asks:

"Mom? Can I sleep over Justin's house?"

"Um, did you ask Justin's mom?" I look at the mom, my friend.

"It's fine with me, if you think she'll be OK."

"Sure, she's been on sleepovers before." This is true. She loves them.

"Then it's fine with me." My friend said.

"Okay, I'll pack her a bag." 1/2 an hour later, they were gone. An hour after that Kait got put to bed. I have had an EXTRORDINARY 3 wonderful hours of peace. I played EQ2. I answered e-mails. I read some blogs. WOW. I can't wait for the kids to both be in school full time. Imagine what I'll actually accomplish then! Once I get tired of having "Me Time" of course ;)

So, this has been a fabulous day. Yay for Today!

I'm off to read in, I may even finish a chapter or two!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

More fun Quizzes

Thanks in part to Jeopardygirl, I felt like quizzing myself....

You are a cardinal! You love to try & get others into trouble, even if you have to make up lies...NO ONE expects the Spanish Inquisition!
You are a cardinal! You love to try & get others
into trouble, even if you have to make up
lies...NO ONE expects the Spanish Inquisition!

What Monty Python Sketch Character are you?
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You are the Pirates of the Caribbean kiss!

Which Movie Kiss Are You? (With Pics!!!)
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hug from behind
hug from behind - you like to feel what the other
person is feeling and see things how they see
them. you tend to be serious and emotional.

What Sign of Affection Are You?
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and that's all for now folks....

Thank Go for Small Miracles...

Well, the hunt for "the perfect outfit" is over! Today I spent 4 hours scouring the stores of the Greater New London Area for something that complimented my figure, wasn't too dressy, yet still made me look sexy and mature. I actually found two outfits, and bought them both. I am going to bring them both to RI and let Nessa help me decide which to wear.

The first outfit is a purple/grey mix pant suit with vertical stripes (slimming) and a lilac stretch satin camisole. It hugged my curves, and accented my fabulous bosom, all while still making me look slimmer than I really am. I nearly cried when I tried this outfit on, I looked that good.

The second outfit is a pair of deep purple dress pants with a multicolor, dominantly purple sheer top with a semi sheer black camisole underneath. Again, I looked slimmer, and this outfit accented my curves, while not showing as much cleavage. I almost cried again.

I'll probably take a picture of myself in both outfits, and let y'all tell me which one you think is best. But Hubby is stopping in at home shortly, and I don't want him seeing both and freaking out that I bought so much. Actually both outfits were under $90 with tax (THANK GOD for sales), and so, I think it was a really good deal! And if I want, I can take one outfit back...but I really doubt I will! ;)

I have decided that J.C. Penny ROCKS, for the simple fact that they have an AWESOME petites section. It is so hard to find nice clothes for short women at decent prices. WOOT for them!

I also scroed a M*A*S*H 4077th T-shirt at Target. I am so excited. I am wearing it now!

So, today is definitely looking much better than yesterday!

OK, then...I got some PEACE!

Are my links showing up? Maybe it's just blogspot being jacked up again. It happens occasionally, I have noticed....

So today after school, my daughter went to her "best friend" Justin's house. He lives around the corner and about 10 houses down. They are in the same Pre-K class. He's a boy, but apparently this doesn;t matter to Em. Works for me.... About 6 pm I still hadn't gotten a call to pick her up. So I call the house, and his mom is like "Oh I was gonna have her eat here, if that's ok."

What? More time? TAKE HER!! that's what I was thinking. She came home at about 7:30 pm. Not even fully through the door she asks:

"Mom? Can I sleep over Justin's house?"

"Um, did you ask Justin's mom?" I look at the mom, my friend.

"It's fine with me, if you think she'll be OK."

"Sure, she's been on sleepovers before." This is true. She loves them.

"Then it's fine with me." My friend said.

"Okay, I'll pack her a bag." 1/2 an hour later, they were gone. An hour after that Kait got put to bed. I have had an EXTRORDINARY 3 wonderful hours of peace. I played EQ2. I answered e-mails. I read some blogs. WOW. I can't wait for the kids to both be in school full time. Imagine what I'll actually accomplish then! Once I get tired of having "Me Time" of course ;)

So, this has been a fabulous day. Yay for Today!

I'm off to read in, I may even finish a chapter or two!!

And Now for Something Completely the Same

After a very wonderful full night's sleep, I feel a lot better. Actually I started to feel better as the day progressed yesterday. Especially when I did get around to cleaning the sty. Hubby came home and commented immediately. I felt a lot better after that.

Then I actually got to sleep early. I fell asleep before Hubby, which NEVER happens. It was a welcomed event. I think Em woke up at like 3:30 am to ask for juice. I don't know if she ever got it. it may have been a dream.Next thing I know, it's 9 am and the phone is ringing. Damn telemarketers! At least they waited until 9 am! :)

So, even though the weather is absolute crap today, and I have errands to run (hooray for payday). I feel better. Back to actually enjoying my not-so-exciting-yet-mostly-happy life.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Pity Party for Myself

I feel like I am at a standstill. I have no motivation to do anything. Seriously. I don't care to get out of my pyjamas, clean, cook, write, or deal with anything really. I feel like a wave of Apathy has knocked me under the surface and I am drowning in it...albeit willingly.

Hubby attributes it to the change in weather. The once warm climate has gotten pretty cold to me. But I find myself not being that affected by it. No, I think my self-depreciation has something to do with the situation I am in with my life.

In no way, I would like to express first and foremost, do I not love my husband or children.

But I am going insane. My children are driving me mad. I haven't gotten much sleep lately, all I do is clean the horrendous messes they make, and clean the house. If I leave this house, it's to go to school, or run errands. I litterally have no time to myself. I know this pattern emerges often. I feel trapped, I feel like my life is nothing because all it is is an endless cleaning spree. Then I get over it and keep doing what I was doing in the first place. Only without the self-pity I have inflicted upon myself for a short time.

I thought maybe writing would help me. It's why I started NaNoWriMo. But it's left me desiring my life pre-kids. I feel like I am a selfish person for having these thougths, but I don't know what to do. So I just continue to live this endless cycle: Wake up 3-4 times a night because of the kids, get up , make kids breakfast, stay down in the diningroom/office/living room so they don't kill each other or totally wreck my house. They end up doing it anyway -- I clean it. Hubby comes home and tells me the house is a mess, even though I cleaned all day, and dealt with kids. He tells me I am too soft with them because by 5 pm when they start to scream, I immediately jump up for them. He tells me to ignore it. IF YOU HEARD NOTHING BUT SCREAMING CHILDREN ALL DAY WHAT WOULD YOU DO???? My ears and brain can only take so much before I just want it to stop. Why can't he see that? Why do I feel like the whole fucking world is against me when it comes to just having a little bit of peace?

Even now, while trying to compose this pathetic blog entry, while whinging about my miserable and repetitive lifesyle, I had to stop 3 times. Once, my 2 year old decided MARGERINE would be a lovely way to decorate the house, and I didn't catch it in time. My 4 year old just LET HER spread margerine all over the floor, coffee table, furniture -- everything. It took me nearly 35 minutes to clean it all. Then I had to bathe the child. Then one wanted juice. Then the other wanted a snack. And here I am, stopped once more, because a juice cup is thrust into my face, nealy knocking my glasses off (I usually put my contacts in when I get dressed).

Damn it, I need a vacation. Just a few days away from the kids. PFFFT. Ya know wha I'd do if the friggin' kids weren't here for a weekend? I'd clean. HOW SAD IS MY LIFE????

only 15 years and 7 months until they are both out of my house for good. Only 5 years uneil I can make them both do some of the bigger cleaning and give myself a break fr5m doing EVERYTHING in this damn house.

Unil then, my meaningless existance continues.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Then Again...Maybe not....

Yep, so this afternoon I found the skirt I was desperately looking for the otehr day. I decided it was a good time to check it out, and make sure I had THE outfit for the reunion. I've only got 2 weeks left. I need to start making decisions about clothes.

So, I tried it on with the shirt I thought would look good with it.

Um, yeah....I don't think I am gonna wear it after all...

I looked like a fat woman in a bikini. Things were sticking out from everywhere in my mid-section. It wasn't pretty. It really wasn't. So back to the closet I went, in search of SOMETHING that looks good on me.

See, here's the problem: I've lost about 20 lbs since May. So most of my "nice clothes" are abotu 4 sizes too small. Seriously. I was swimming in dresses that only last year I could barely get my fat ass into. All the stuff that I have saved for "when I get thin again" have yet to make me look less like a beached whale. Of the 6 1/2 feet of closet space that my clothes take up, I think about 6 inches actally fits me properly and maybe 1/2 of that would be appropriate for the reunion. Bloody Hell, I am gonna have to go shopping. I really don't want to do that. Seriously? Shopping makes me more depressed these days. I'm in the middle of fat and thin. And these days, everthing looks like it was made for a Japanese teenage girl who's 80 lbs, or a soccer mom...neither of which I want to represent myself when people I haven't seen in 10 years look at me again for the first time. Well, I wouldn't terribly mind being as thin as a Japanese teenager, but I want to look like a mature, sexy, with-it modern woman.

Oh man, why did I want to go to this damn reunion? Seriously? If I hadn't already sent in my check, I might have decided to skip the damn thing!

ok, time to find some clothes online, I think...

Thank You, Veterans!

Today is Veteran's Day in the United States. It is a day to celebrate those who have fought to keep our freedoms intact, and those who have died, preserving those freedoms. Being a Military Wife, I can honsetly say, it touches my heart to know that the men and women honored today have sacrificed so much in their lives, thus allowing me to be here today. My husband is already considered a Veteran, and is a Lifetime Member of the VFW and has membership in the United States Submarine Veterans. I am proud to be married to a man who is continuing to serve this country, and it's people.

Please take a moment to remebber those who are STILL considered Missing in Action or Prisoners of War. They too, still fight for our freedoms. Their families are suffering with the unknown status of their Military Loved Ones. Pray that they are found, dead or alive.

Like Your Freedom? THANK A VET!!

Thursday, November 10, 2005

I (heart) My Sailor

Well, just as I suspected, Hubby surprised me by coming home in the middle of my cleaning. It was a pleasant surprise though, and he even thought the house looked nice, to my great happiness! I am happy to report he "rewarded me" quite nicely before it was time to pick up Em from school. ;)

We surprised my oldest by having Daddy come with me to pick her up at school. She ran to him hism yelling "DAAAAADYYYYY!!" I felt tears in my eyes. When KAitlyn saw him after her nap, she had a similar reaction: "DADA DADA DADA!!" After we got Em, we headed to Wal-Mart, got a few things we needed, and headed home.

It's funny; when he came in the door, I got all excited. No, not that way, you perverts! The way I used to back when he was on boats before shore duty. It was nice to feel that way again about my husband. After nearly 3 1/2 years of him being home more often than he had ever been, I just wanted him..(cue my Moaning Myrtle voice) to go away. And then I started to miss him. And he came home. And I was happy! As much as it sometimes sucks to be in this lifestyle, I am glad I still get all fluttery and excited when he is about to come home.

Now, I am off to bed, to show Hubby how much I missed him some more! ;)

And So It Goes....

Well, I managed to complete and post Chapter 3 of my NaNoWriMo Story last night. Jeopardygirl and myself stayed up later than usual, and did a group writing session, IMming eachother back and forth at points when we were at a loss, or simply just had something to say. I was greatful for the support, and am happy that I am less behind than previously!

Prior to my writing Pow-wow, I had had a very long day in my eyes. I had errands to run, I got a movie and watched it with my oldest kid, I baked two things for the Family Support Group meeting, and I also did a load of dishes in the diswasher, washed and dried clothes, and put together a lamp I had purchaed at Wal-Mart. All this between 10 am and 6 pm.

Then I had the meeting. It was long. It would have been shorter, but you get a bunch of Navy Wives together, especially if the guys are out to sea, and it's like a friggin' circus! Talking, laughing, interruptions -- we even had a pot luck last night (hence my baking) -- I am surprised we managed to get the hell out of there by 8:30.

Now today is the mad rush to clean before Hubby comes home. it's not that I haven't cleaned since he's left -- I have! It's just that in the last 24 hours, my children have been more destructive than usual. For example this morning:

"Moooooom!" I heard come from the stairwell.the sound of feet stomping up the stairs soon followed. Emily came up to my face in bed

"Mom! Kaity made a big mess!"

"What? Where?" remember, I was still 1/2 asleep.

"All over the living room floor. you better go down there." I got up from he bed to see the damage. Kaitlyn had spilled the entire content of a bottle of Windex all over my floor. It took me about 10 minutes to clean up, the whole time I was questioning Emily.

"If you saw her with the bottle of cleaning stuff, why didn't you take it from her, or come get me? Why did you wait unitl it was all over my floor?"

"Well Kaity was cleaning, and I thought that was nice. Then all of a sudden it was everywhere!"

"You know you guys aren't supposed to touch my cleaning supplies! It's poison!"

"But we wanted to clean for you." she reasoned.

"Well if you wanted to clean for me you could have picked up all the CRAP on the floor that you left here yesterday. Look! There's paper and styrofoam (from the box the lamp came in) strewn EVERYWHERE." The whole arguement would start from the beginning. This happened about 4 times before I gave up, and the mess was cleaned.

We were at an impass. Emily didn't think she did anything wrong by letting her sister "clean", and I was angry that she let her sister play with my cleaning products. *sigh*

It's almost time to take Em to school, so I'll be able to fix this mess while she's there and Kait's napping. But I am still not happy about it. Kaitlyn is 2, and I thought past the going into cleaning supplies stage. Apprently, I was wrong....

I just hope Hubby doesn't show up at home when I am in the middle of cleaning. I'll never hear the end of it....

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Hurry up and break....a FTN and Hubby too post.

So the Navy is keeping my husband hostage, sort of. He went out to sea over the weekend, for what was supposed to be a few days. He was supposed to be back yesterday. I got a call late in the afternoon that the boat was not coming in until tomorrow. Lovely. My husband is probably so pissed off right now. He's been waiting for this little underway after dry dock for about 3 months now. they kept delaying it going out cause stuff kept breaking. Hurry up and fix it...then something else will break....the poor guy hasn't had a full weekend off in a month. And it seems to me that this weekend is shaping up to be no different.

I made plans with a couple who are friends to go to dinner with Hubby and the kids on Friday. I know he is not going to want to go now, because he will claim he's "too tired" and will want to sit on the computer and get as much EQ2 in as possible before he leaves again for another underway. So I will probably end up going without him. Why should I sit around and be miserable with him? I'm going to tell him that I am going, and if he wants to go, he's more than welcome, otherwise, he's watching the kids! So there :) He'll be a stick in the mud, and I'll be miserable? No thanks, pass the tequilla, John & Heather -- Dad's home with the kids! He'll probably have duty anyway. it always seems to fall on days when I have plans for something - my birthday, school functions....the only thing my husband hasn't missed in the last 4 months is his birthday and our anniversary. It sometimes sucks being a Submarine Wife.....

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Does this make me look fat?

So yesterday, I spent a good chunk of time writing. I also spent a good chunk of time cleaning. In fact, I managed to fold, hang and put away nearly 5 loads of laundry. Quite a feat for one day, especially for me. In my quest to clear my floor of clothing for the next couple days, I attmpted to look for the outfit I envisioned for myself at my High School Reunion. For the life of me, I cannot loccate the skirt I want to wear. Well at least, when I looked half-heartedly, I couldn't find it. So being the lazy person that I am, I attempted to try on a couple other skirts and dresses, just in case the skirt I really want has been consumed by the closet monster.

I have come to a conclusion: I need to either lose weight fast, or do some serious shopping very, very soon. Everything I tried on either made me look like a total cow slut or an old biddy. Yes, I am a married woman with 2 kids, but damn it, it's only been 10 years -- I WANT TO LOOK HOT STILL!! Hot yet dignified. Why is this a problem for my wardrobe???

I plan on trying to find the skirt I love again, but I get this feeling It will have disappeared....damn!

Monday, November 07, 2005

Happy Birthday, Mom!

My dear Mother turns 48 today. She's endured a lot in her life, and finally she has things going right for her. Even though she doesn't read this, since she doesn't have a computer or the internet, I wanted to say it out loud


Sunday, November 06, 2005

In the Olden Days

People had it rough back in Plymouth in the 1600's. I soon discovered this as we went to Plymouth, MA yesterday. We went to the Mayflower II, a replica of the original. It was pretty small. I dunno how over 100 people survived for 2-4 months on that boat. I would have gone mad, I think.

Then there was Plimouth Plantation. Man, that woudl have sucked. 1 or 2 room houses. dirt floors, 9 people crowded in one little space to sleep. Talk about having it rough. Oh yeah and then there's the food. wow, and hardly anyone could read or write. No school, no pastor. 1627 must have been royally BORING. I mean, how much in one day can you actually do with the little those poor souls had? Trust me, not that much.

It was a bit more interesting than I thought it would be. I would have liked not to have the restrictions of the youngest one's stroller (imagine me pushing about 30 lbs in gravel...yeah, not perfect conditions for that, I'll tell ya). Plus not to mention the fact that there was a LARGE field trip there with some people from another country, who were RUDE AS HELL. I spoke several times to the American People who were "chaperoning" (if you can call it that, they had no control over these people, honestly) about thier charges not cutting people off, or touching my things while in line at the food place. It was a bit crowded and these teenager pushing, shoving , cutting, did not bode well with my patience. My poor daughter Emily practically got railroaded by a bunch pf impatient people, and I just about tore those little Italian heads off when she was pushed to the floor.

otherwsie, it was a nice day. I just wish it wasn't so croweded there so I could have enjoyed it more. *sigh*

Let me tell you. I definitely was glad to get back in my car, drive home, watch television, check e-mail and sleep on my pillowtop matress bed with clean sheets and blankets!

I think next time we go, It'll be in a couple years. then Kaity can walk, and we won't be resticted by where I can push the stroller.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Chapter 2 is finally finished

Well click on that little link on the right for my NaNoWriMo Story, and you can see Chapter 2 is up now. My word count is at 7,039 words. I am still above my daily quota by about 250 words. Not bad, considering I didn't write yesterday for more than 20 minutes.

Hope you enjoy.

The Challenge -- Week 1 Results

Drum roll Please......

Nessa has lost 4 pounds this week!! WAY TO GO NESSA!!

I have lost a whopping 2 pounds. I could have lost more, but I cheated on Hubby's birthday. Oh yes, and I had some extra water weight from my female issues. Trust I will lose more next week. Pluss Hubby won't be here to tempt me with bad, bad, fat-filled food. So there!

Nessa has 6 lbs left to hit the 10 lb goal.

I have 8 lbs left to hit the 10 lb goal.

I'm off to do my morning crunches!

Tragedy in The Fireheart House

It is a very sad day for Emily. She's sick (still), she can't work on her at-home school project (sissy would make a mess with her art supplies), and two of her beloved fish died within 24 hours.

It started last night. I was sitting onmy computer, trying to knock out the rest of chapter 2 of my NaNoWriMo Story when I heard those fatal words:

"Mama? I think one of the fish went up to Jesus..." I sighed.

"Ok, baby, let me take a look." I go to the tank, and sure enough, a fish is upside down, floating at the top of the water.

"Yeah, baby, the fishie is dead," I say as I go to find the fish net. Damn. I was afraid this would happen before I had a chance to replace the motor for the tank filter. It crapped out about a week ago. I just kept forgetting about it. The poor fish.

We got the fish out of the tank and gave him a proper burial, sending him back to the ocean via the public sewer system (Rememebr in Finding Nemo? All drains lead to the ocean. Emily has taken this to heart.) I tried to see if I could get the pump going again, but to no avail. We checked to make sure the other fish and our tadpole were still ok. Then we fed them, and soon it was time for bed.

This morning, just 10 minutes ago I heard a cry.

"Mama!! Sweetie Pie is dead! WAAAAAAAAA!!!" Sweetie Pie is Emily's favorite fish. I go to look, and sure enough, she's gone to Jesus. After a quick diaper change for her sister, Emily and I brought Sweetie Pie up to the bathroom.

"Ok, Emily, say goodbye to Sweetie Pie," I say solemnly.

"Goodbye, Sweetie Pie," Emily says. Tears running down her face, her voice quivvering. "I'll miss you. I'll never forget you. WAAAAAAA!!" I get Emily some more tissues and we head back down stairs. She gets over her loss eventually, but asks if we can get a new fish today. What was I to say? I have now promised her two new fish today, along with attempting to get a new pump for the tank. I have to do it now. If you saw how broken hearted that poor kid was, you'd be making a beeline to the store right away too.

So long fishies. See you in Heaven.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Checking In

Just checking in for the day. Got lots to do. Managed to get to 5697 words yesterday on the story. Hit my quota for the day. Went out to dinner with Hubby and the kids. He liked his cake and presents too. Watched a movie, and the kids fell asleep snuggled up to us on the bed.

Today been working on the cookbook; editing recipes and the like. Adding more from my collection, seeing as no one else is sending in recipes!!

I am goign to finish chapter 2 today on the story. Watch the NaNo Blog for the update....

Lots to do, lots to do...will post more later....

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

A good day

Today is Hubby's birthday! He's 32 today, 4 years my senior. He's actually still in port which is a good thing, and I am hoping we have a few more days. But time will tell. At any rate I am going to enjoy him being here, and celebrating his old age ;P

Last night I got some a couple presents for him. I am going to go to the store today and buy a small cake, and his favorite -- chocolate ice cream. We'll have a small family party with me and the girls. It'll be nice.

Been writing on the story for about an hour and already 1/2 way to my quota this morning. I think I'll hit at least 5,000 words, and maybe even 6,000 by days end. I feel that the story is going well, and the main character's husband has been introduced. His reaction to the main character's news was funny, I think. When I post chapter 2 later today, you'll see what I mean.

I have the whole of the plot developed in my mind, but as I write, I see all these little issues pop up I hadn't thought about before. This may be good, or it may be bad. It might help when I run out of things to write, which I hope won't happen just yet. It may be bad, because I might tangent from the main story and lose the plot to a ravenous plot bunny. But as of yet, I don't see it happening like that. Maybe next week it will. ;)

well, I'm going back to the story. I need to find an object of musing. Jen has one, and damn, am I jealous of it! I think I am gonna have to take a trip to the mall and find a good one like hers. Or something, anything to help the creative juices flow.....going out later anyway, so I am sure I'll find something.....

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Chapter 1 done

Well if you look to the side bar on the right, I have a link to my NaNoWriMo Blog. I'll post chapters there. I've finished chapter 1, or at least I think it's done for now. I's about 8 pages on my MS Word, and by the word count over 3,400 words. Not bad for my first day I think. I may start chapter 2 later. But now I am in think mode again.

My characters decided to go on a bit before the husband came into the picture. And I had to add a funny little antecdote that happend to someone once. But altogether I am happy with it!

I am tired and hungry. I think I'll get a bite to eat....

Let the Writing Commence!

NaNoWriMo is upon me, and I am relishing in it's effects. It's not even 9:30 and I have already hit my word goal for today. I've managed almost 2,000 wirds in less than 2 hours. Quite a feat, considering how many times I have stopped for post-haloween candy handouts, and juice calls. I'm not done for the day however, and I am happy to report that the words and subsequent story are flowing like a river.

I've taken a break so I can think about what I want to do next, which is bring the main character's husband into the light. He's been introduced, via the background of how they are at the point they are now, but he's pulling into the pier soon, and he will step off the boat.

For those who are wondering, Halloween was a success for me and the kids. Lots of candy to be had, and despite my diet, I have, overall, refrained from gouging myself of lovely treats. 4 pieces over all -- not bad considering the number of Mounds bars and Kit Kats there are in the house!

We ran out of candy after 2 hours last night! It was weird. I bought more candy than I ever have, and it was gone faster than I ever remember. Hubby says it was insane while I was out with the girls. I don't doubt it because after I got home and gave out candy, it was gone in 20 minutes. Lotsa people like Navy Housing for a reason! LOL

Well, back to the writing. I have a couple hours before I get Em ready for school, and I still gotta go get mom for laundry day. *sigh*

Real life sucks when you are trying to write a book.