March 14th, 2006

‘May joy and peace
Surround you
Contentment latch
Your door
And happiness be
With you now
And bless you evermore

~Irish Blessings

Take a peak at my word cloud t-shirt from

I’m ashamed to tell you how long I played with this to get it just right…but it was so much fun.

Don’t forget to check out Dennie’s new book, Her Passion, which hit the cyber bookshelves today. And check out the dedication! :mrgreen:



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March 13th, 2006

‘May your
Home always be too
Small to hold all
Of your friends.’

~Irish Blessings

Dennie’s book is now available on Samhain! I’ve got mine!

Congrats, Dennie! Love you!


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March 12th, 2006

‘May your troubles be less
And your blessings be more
And nothing but happiness
Come through your door.’

~Irish Blessings

Last week this tree had NO leaves on it.

It is such a fantastic, terrific, wonderful spring day today. With the sun, the breeze, the 83 degree temperature, I should be writing or scrapbooking, something…anything…that could mimic the wonderful creativity of nature.

Instead, I am stuck inside doing… TAXES! Arrrrrggghhhh!

We had such fun at our chapter meeting yesterday. Geri, our plotting guru, worked her magic and, together with the rest of the members present, plotted a book for Brenda who just had a germ of an idea. With just that germ of an idea, and a few ideas of what Brenda wanted to happen in the story, Geri lead the way to murder, mayhem, sex, and romance with a touch of humor. Great time and even greater storyline.

Just one final suggestion…Brenda, get busy!!!


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March 11th, 2006

‘May your blessings outnumber
The Shamrocks that grow
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.’

~Irish Blessings

Happy Birthday to my youngest son!


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March 9th, 2006

Irish Blessing of the Day:

‘May you live
As long as you want;
And never want
As long as you live.’

~Irish Blessings

Thanks to my sister, Beth, for sharing this with me:


At age 4 success is . . not peeing in your pants.
At age 12 success is . having friends.
At age 16 success is having a driver license.
At age 35 success is having money.
At age 50 success is . . . having money.
At age 70 success is . . . having a driver license.
At age 75 success is . having friends.
At age 80 success is not peeing in your pants.


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March 8th, 2006

Irish Blessing of the Day:

‘May you have food and raiment
A soft pillow for your head;
May you be forty years in heaven
Before the devil knows you’re dead.’

~Irish Blessings

I was talking the other night to some friends and we were discussing how we get these fantastic epiphanies in the worst places possible. While driving, while in the grocery store, while sitting in church…areas where you should be concentrating on the task at hand. And, because you can’t stop in the middle of the road, in the middle of the meat department, or in the middle of the preacher’s prayer and write it down, then it is long gone by the time you get to a pen and paper.

Well, it happened to me today at work. I had been working my way through a plot problem and not having any luck until ‘the great epiphany’ struck. By the time I could get to a place I could stop and write it down, I’d lost it. I hate when that happens. Tomorrow, I am going to the same office and stand in the same place and see if I can remember. I hear that works sometimes.

You HAVE to go to Voodoo’s Room and read today’s blog. I weeped with laughter at her signs of the zodiacs. She is a hoot!

And Mary’s husband is at it again. Be sure and read how he communes with nature.

And Daisy Dexter Dobbs. She ALWAYS makes me laugh.

Dennie’s new book will be available on March 14! Check out her contest for a free copy on her blog.

Nothing else much today. American Idol, Lost, and Invasion all starts in 15 minutes.


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March 7th, 2006

Irish Blessing of the Day:

‘May your neighbors respect you
Trouble neglect you
The angels protect you
And heaven accept you’

~Irish Blessings

Busy last few days working and catching up. Just a few more minute things – such as doing income tax – and will have my first to do list finished. Then the second list starts. Today was full of appointments-to-do. :yuck:

I can’t believe it is only two months to our chapter’s conference. The contest results are trickling in slowly and we seem to be ahead of the game at the moment. Worked with Brenda today on the print unpublished and pleased to say we are getting quite a few positive remarks about the quality of the entrants.

Had my dentist appointment today and the staff there is the coolest. The hygienist had me laughing hysterically and that’s hard to do with her hands in my mouth. ‘Course I am easily entertained.

Tonight is American Idol. This is the last week before the final twelve. Interesting to see who goes home this week. For the guys, I am pulling for Ace and Taylor. For the girls, I like Kelly and… I can’t think of her name at the moment. My son thinks Paris is a sure thing.

Tomorrow night is Lost! Yay! Brenda had taped the night where the smoke thingy confronts Mr. Eko and I finally got to see the faces in the smoke today when she played it for me while waiting for my car to be fixed. We kept running the tape back and forth, back and forth until we started laughing at ourselves.

But I am easily entertained.


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March 5th, 2006

Irish Blessing of the Day:

‘May your heart be warm and happy
With the lilt of Irish laughter
Every day in every way
And forever and ever after’

~Blessings from the Land of Eire

Sandy’s Random Movie Quote:

‘Here’s looking at you kid.’

- Rick, Casablanca

Take this quiz at

Saturday. My second favorite day of the week.

Ran to the bank this am with the new treasurer of our RWA chapter and got her signed up so she can start her new position
Off to Starbucks drive through for vanilla lattes (and green tea frappacino for her cutie patootie son)
Dropped stuff off at Brenda’s regarding the conference baskets
Home again
Met DH and #3 son for lunch at Chili’s,
Home again for two hour nap,
Shopped with DH at Sam’s for groceries
Home again to crash on sofa to watch ‘Walk the Line’ with Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon.

Seems to be a pattern here. I am either doing something that involves food or napping.

The movie was pretty darn good. Surprised me that I liked it.

St. Patrick’s day is coming up and thought that every day until then I would put up an Irish Blessing from my Irish Blessings book I picked up at B&N. Didn’t realize there were so many of them.

Okay, I know I am avoiding writing today, but tomorrow DH has offered to cook Sunday dinner so I can put butt in chair and work. Sweet man. I better have something to show at the end of the day or he won’t fall for that one again :angel:


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March 3rd, 2006

‘A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing?’
~George Bernard Shaw


Gold Medal Winner in…


Separating the Olympic Rings

‘What rejected olympic sport would you win gold in?’ at

That’s exactly the color my hair turned out to be after leaving the salon this week. It’s been a very long time since I have cried after having my hair done. My hair stylist was even upset as she kept mumbling how my hair ‘brought out the gold’ whatever that meant. So I trekked back today and she tried to highlight it to tone some of the ‘gold’ down. Didn’t do much better according to Dennie and my DH. But there is no way after everything we tried, I would let anyone put any more chemicals on my head. Gold is better than bald in my book.

Want a good laugh? Check out Mary’s blog today. One funny lady. Hmmm, she should be a writer!

On the news side, congrats on Mik having her ‘The Adventures of Ransom and Fortune’ serial’s release moved up to April 12, 2006 by Inara Press. I started the serial while it was at KIC and it really rocks.


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March 1st, 2006

‘If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?’
~Joe Namath

This is where I would love to visit. Or maybe even live. I won’t take up much room. And I am neat and will do my own laundry. {{sigh}}

Germany’s New Swan Castle

On the writing front, I got a couple of pages done in between American Idol and Lost tonight!


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