Tag Archives : parenting

We’re off to see the wizard, um, surgeon! At Dell Children’s Hospital!

Our darling Isabella is growing up so fast. She’s nine now, and it’s hard to believe we adopted her just over six years ago. Time flies! When we adopted her at age 3, her palate had not yet been repaired, though her lip had been repaired in China. (Those of you who are new to […]

Isabella at the Cloisters Museum


Halloween: memories, a cookie recipe, and a black cat treat (yes! an ebook sale!)

Halloween is my favorite holiday, and has been for about as long as I can remember. I like the spooky mixed with the mundane of suburbia. I like the idea of ghosts and ghouls coming out for just that one night to walk among us. And, yeah, I like the idea of candy. Hey, I’m […]

Butt that’s so inappropriate!

As I mentioned on Friday, my little one just had surgery. Perhaps it was the codeine. Perhaps it was the kid. Frankly, I’m thinking the kid. Another episode of Heard at Our House: INT. LIVING ROOM – NIGHT The television is tuned to Real Housewives of Orange County. The PARENTS sit on the couch, watching […]

Bart Simpson Mooning

Jack Torrance from The Shining

Sometimes, you just have to die

Overheard at my house: INT. STUDY – NIGHT WRITER sits at her computer, face lit only by the blueish glow of the monitor. Her fingers tap a rhythm on the keyboard. A CRASH interrupts the stillness. DRAMA PRINCESS (O.S.) What do I do? What do I do!?! Writer tilts her head, looking up at the […]

You want to do *what* with the evil men?

So there I am working diligently in my office the other night. Pitter pat, pitter pat (enter the Youngest, stage left) Youngest: Can I get on Club Penguin? Me (glancing at clock. It’s after 10. WTF is the kid doing up at this hour anyway??): Uh, that would be a no. Youngest: Please, please, please. […]

Dr. Evil ... the head honcho evil man

The Cat's Fancy

The Cat's Fancy

I love this new cover!

About five minutes away from finalizing the formatting of THE CAT’S FANCY, my first full-length ebook release (which, coincidentally, happens to be my first full-length novel!).

Originally published in 2000, CAT holds a special place in my heart. It’s a light fairy tale about a cat in love with her master, and it was published in a time (was there such a time?) when folks said that paranormal just couldn’t sell! Read all about it here and look for it on Kindle, Nook, and at other retailers soon! (Maybe tomorrow, fingers crossed!)

After that, I have to burst through a bunch of school with the kids, then schlep (in the rain no less) to Austin for Isabella’s pre-surgery appointment. She has a lip revision and nose revision next Friday. There will be much pampering in her future.

But throughout the day, I’m giving Kathleen O’Reilly grief. She said that Game of Thrones Season One pretty much wrapped things up. I couldn’t disagree more. So I’m calling her out. I think she owes me a coffee! You can read all about it over at our Whine Sisters blog.

What are you doing today?