Monday, November 05, 2007

A close call

Tonight my boyfriend and I were on our way to a Texas hold'em tournament at a casino just north of town. We were trying to get there before 6 pm, so that I could register. The casino is about 45 miles from where we live, but we had to turn back about half way there because we hit a deer that was trying to cross the road. The road was a four lane divided highway, so the speed limit was 65 mph. But it was very dark and this huge deer decided to step out into our lane. All I saw was this big huge deer head. My boyfriend saw it before I did, but there was no way to avoid it. The impact took out one headlight and the passenger side mirror. The right front fender and hood also got crumpled up pretty good. We are okay, but the car is going to need some body work. I was disappointed that I didn't get to go to the tournament, but I guess it just wasn't ment to be. I guess the deer didn't survive, so that gives you an idea of how lucky we were to be able to drive back home after that. Next time we will leave earlier and do our driving in daylight when it's this close to deer hunting season.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Going through the process

Well as you may know by now, I've completed part one of my first book and its sequel, making it into a two part novel. My boyfriend, who is also my editor, will now have to go through the process of getting it published, which means writing a book proposal, printing out a manuscript, writing a synopsis, and surfing the net for possible publishers and so on... well as you can see our work isn't over just yet. There is still so much to do and prepare for before we will be able to get my book in print. I have to decide on paperback or hardcover, and the book cover layout, which we have already tried to create. I'll be letting my boyfriend take care of all the business stuff on this and just focus on my next writing project. As a first time novelist with without the education that many other authors have to depend on, I know we will have to try twice as hard to get a publisher to consider our material. My boyfriend knows a lot about self publishing because he has helped another author through the process. Most likely that is the route that we will take. But, he doesn't have a lot of free time so, it looks like it could be another long wait before my first book gets published. Sounds a lot like sometime this winter to me. Well, that's about it in a nut shell.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Getting back on track

Now that the weather is warmer these days I tend to want to naturally get outdoors more and enjoy the warmth. One of my favorite past times is putting on some soothing country music like Vince Gill and sitting outside with a good book while I barbecue. Sometimes I just enjoy the relaxation and spend time watching our little backyard chipmunks. We've recently discovered that Spike and Sassy are proud parents. Yes you've guess it. They had babies. So far we have only seen one baby chipmunk, So we're kind of wondering if this little guy is the only one. Although were not sure as to whether or not its female or male. I say little guy, because it acts like a typical curious male. We haven't come up with a name yet, but in time I'm sure it will be one that suits him or her, which ever the case may be. Now as you know with the weather being so nice these days It also tends to motivate me more in my writing, and I've been gradually getting back on track. As far as my third book, the lost tribe is concern. I'm happy to say I'm currently working on chapter 3. which so far is coming along quite well. I recently purchased myself a small notebook which I sometimes take along to work with me. If I happen to come up with an idea for a scene I can quickly jot it down in my little book, and use it later. This technique seems to works pretty well. I'll keep you all updated on my progress.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Memorial Day debut

Hello again everyone. Well as you know from reading my last blog, we were waiting in anticipation of Sassy's grand debut, which I'm happy to say she decided to make on Memorial Day. The day actually turned out to be pretty sunny and with the wind not blowing as much as it had the day before, it turned out being quite a nice day. The birds were chirping, and I even got in a few good photos of a pretty blue bird. My boyfriend and I grilled some nice rib eyes which is a rare treat,but not only were we celebrating Memorial Day, but the return our our little Sassy,who by the way came looking for her peanuts as we knew she would. Spike decide to either sleep in or was out running about the neighborhood. However, he did decide to come out today, and him and Sassy were enjoying the sun and playing about. Its quite obvious they are two happy and content chipmunks, whom we are glad have made their little home in our wood pile. They know us and have accepted us as part of the territory. To us, they have become part of our family. I call them "my little backyard kids" Sassy even surprised me yesterday by eating a worm I was completely horrified, and quickly let her know it ,but just like any kid, she ignored me and ate it anyway. My boyfriend got it all on video, so it should be quite interesting to watch later on. well that's all for now. I hope everyone had a good Memorial Day.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Spike and Sassy

Hello everyone, well as you know by now the sun is shinning more these days, and the squirrels are playing in the yards, there's four whom we favor, three small ones, I've named Alvin, Simon, and Theodore. they are so animated in their playing, its a joy to watch. Then of course there's Buster. A much older grey squirrel, who is usually very curious about what goes on in our backyard. but what i'd like to share with you all most of all is to let you know that our backyard chipmunks, Spike and Sassy are starting to come out from their long winter hibernation, so far only Spike has shown his furry self. Sassy I expect is due to come out pretty soon. As you can see in the photo taken last Summer. Sassy truly enjoys enjoys her peanuts. Actually we were quite surprised that Spike is the one hanging around, and living in the wood pile with Sassy. considering the fact she ran him out of his home last year. She most defiantly didn't care to share any of those peanuts with her partner. I'm wondering if she's changed her mind, and decided to let him come back. Only time will tell for sure, well just have to wait till she makes her debut.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

A tribute to Mothers Day

Hello everyone, well as you all know Mother's day is this Sunday, and and I for one would like to pay tribute to all the moms in the world who struggle each day to make ends meet, who endure their children's pains and heart aches, wishing they could make things better. For all the moms who listens when our cries are heard, who lends a shoulder to cry on when our pain is too much to bear. when ever I think of my mom, I think of a woman who always puts others needs before her own, who works hard each day to make her life a better place to live, not only for herself, but for her children as well. a woman who's heart is filled with love for all the grand-babies she is given,and for the children God has blessed her with. When I think of my mother I think of all the love she fills me with, and all the good values she has instilled in my life.
Because of my mother, I am the person that I am. so I ask you all who read this. take time to tell your mother that you love her,and how special she is in your life.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Spring 2007

Spring has finally arrived! I'm glad winter is over with. The warmer weather means flowers are back and so are the critters that I like to watch. I recently video taped some squirrels in our back yard. They are so much fun to watch. When I played back the video on TV our cat watched it three times before I had to cut him off. Every once in a while he would attack the TV screen, which is so funny. We are thinking of producing a video for cats after seeing the reaction from our cat. This would be a good summer project for me because I love video taping critters. Hope you have a good spring and enjoy every sunny day.