Saturday, May 11, 2013

Changing addresses

Blogger, addresses, that is.

Though, I very nearly went to WordPress.

It started after I presented the world with my book. I was setting up an instagram account and realized that the disassociated words I was going to use was a better user name. In fact, it was a superb user name. So I edited out what I was going to type there, and inserted OnyxKey.

I knew I was going to need to blog more... because, why not? But I wasn't sure I wanted to keep up with this one. So I started a new one, to see if the content was different. Or even if my motivation was different.

The jury's still out.

Still, I have no desire to blog here. That's been part of the reason for my absence.

It's kind of hard to explain. With the presentation of the story, a focus shifted. I'm still trying to figure it out myself. It feels like moving on... from one place to another. Which, I guess is what I'm doing.

We're moving physically. I moved bloggily.

Change is good.
So here's my change of address form.

See you there. Come share the randomness with me.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Every. Single. Time.

This is what happens when someone asks me "What's new?"

It doesn't matter how the question might be reworded - there is that 'mind-blanking' moment. The kind you only get when the words 'pop quiz' are uttered.

Forget the fact that ...

I might be broke.

The windshield is cracked.

The dog ate the trash.

That J-man's reading is improving.

That Mini-E writes with scary accuracy. (Seriously, she's 7 and writes better than the 14 year old)

Oh, yeah. The birthday for the 7 year old is tomorrow - she'll finally be 7.)

Then there's the: New stories in my head.

The fact that I saw a funny movie. (Pitch Perfect) and a lovely movie -  The Hobbit (proof that dwarves can be "Hawt.")

That I just discovered the show Once Upon a Time.

The boys are building worlds after worlds on Minecraft.

Valentine's day marks the 16th anniversary of my meeting the Professor.

Then there's the secret stuff - like...

    We have another job opportunity.

     we got no snow this winter and I'm really disappointed..

      I haven't been sleeping well.

      I'm glad I'm not pregnant - but writing about pregnant women makes my hormones rampage. It's weird.

and the not-so secret stuff

I bought Kat Martin's book at Target instead of Barnes and Noble.

I just discovered Marie Hall's Kingdom Series. And I've loved the books to the point of - well, it was like eating the whole cake.

But you ask me 'What's new?" and ...

A little morning groove

I love music.
Just about any kind of music.
I mean, I have my favorites. I really like Blues. I like some jazz...and then bits and pieces of every other genre.
If I gotta listen to rap, please make it old school ... and I don't like being screamed at.
I'll listen to something at least once.

I've got certain CD's I play when I'm writing. There's CD's specially crafted for driving. Then there are the Sing along songs. Also good for driving and embarrassing the children.

Then there's Queen.

They fit in so many categories. If I were to make a mix CD for kitchen/car/writing - there'd be at least one song of theirs on the CD. I can guarantee it.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Lost: two weeks

I lost two weeks. Roughly.

First Mini-Me got sick. 

No flu - that's not allowed at our house - but there was fever. And snot. and coughs and misery.

Like dominos the others fell sick. 

Then I got got sick. It was a Saturday. I went to the store for a few supplies. Got chicken for soup. Made soup. Ate soup. Went to bed. It hit me that fast. 

The Professor was such a good daddy to let us sleep and to cook so many things for everyone.

We're not completely better - but getting there.. 

This sums up the worst of the days:

From xkcd

It's probably a good thing we don't have an aquarium.