Recharging my Battery

No, really, literally, I'm recharging my battery!  I only let it get down by about half so it doesn't take as long.  This time, though, it went just a tad past half.  I think it will be okay, though.  I have eight bars, which is as high as it goes,...

AFTER CHOIR PRACTICE, a story

It was almost time for choir practice.  Willard was never late.  At the moment, he was waxing his moustache and pasting down what little hair he had on his head.  He never missed choir practice because he was in love with Helen, the choir director. ...

AND I STIIIIIL HAVEN'T FOUND WHAT I'M LOOKING FOOOOOOR

Okay, I know how the book is going to end, meaning I have the last chapter all figured out.  Now all I need to do is to get from where I am to where I need to be - the beginning of the last chapter.  This jump will encompass about six months of time. ...

I'M ALMOST AFRAID TO BE FINISHED

I think I'm probably 50 pages or less from finishing my book.  Now I'm afraid to start the self-publishing process.  It seems so complicated, and I'm afraid I'll make a mistake of some kind.  I wish one of you who has gone through it at least once...

OH, CRAP!

It's 5:50am.  I can't remember whether Hubby wants to get up at 6:00am or 6:30am.  Maybe I'll split the diference and call him at 6:15.

WHO'S IN CHARGE NOW?? Scribbles #102

Her hands shook as she packed her bag.  She thought she would never have to see Roy again.  But then she thought about Bob and what a dear he was and how much she loved him.  She couldn't tell him she was already married.  She had to go home and...

A SHORT ROAD TRIP

Went with Hubby to the dermatologist today.  The first good thing - the doctor is older than we are!  He's 72 and obviously still sharp as a tack.  That's great.  Anyhoo, the bad thing - the sore on Hubby's neck that he thought was a pressure sore...

APPROACHING THE LAST LAP!

I've gotten far enough in my story now that my way is clear all the way to the end.  It's such a wonderful feeling!  I had to drag that poor heroine of mine through the most horrible experiences to get this far, but of course her life will end up...

Smoking Day!

Okay, how many of you silly people thought I meant I was going to smoke today?  Well, I'm not.  Hubby is going to smoke a pork loin.  Yum!  I'm going to be the inside woman (as usual) and bake potatoes and beans.   Does anyone else out there...

It's Blank Mind Day

I couldn't write anything clever if my life depended on it today.  It doesn't, does it?  Eek!   I'm at least halfway through part III and I'm stuck.  My heroine needs an adventure.  I've written one for her, but I don't like it.  I'm afraid to...

Scribbles #101, Harold's quest

           so your challenge.. either use the picture to explore frustration.. or write something in which your character is frustrated and it brings out a behavior that shows their strength or weakness.         as usual.. no...

BREAKFAST AND INSURANCE

We met our young insurance dude for breakfast this morning.  He seems to know his stuff.  He actually has a double major in college for investing and sales.  We asked him a lot of questions about what to do as we get older so that all our money...

YET ANOTHER EXCITING DAY

I didn't go with Hubby to help him take his dad to the doctor.  Instead, I stayed home to work in the house.  I swept the living room and the area where we do the most walking - sort of a path behind the living room furniture, through the dining room...

WHAT LIES BENEATH

There was something so mysterious about Grant Gehrig.  He was tall and handsome, that was obvious, but what was he really like?  He always had a girlfriend, and his girlfriends were always good-looking.  Okay, so that was no surprise.  None of them...

EXTRA TIRED FOR NO GOOD REASON

Did just a little cross-stitching this morning, then made a small blueberry cheesecake.  We had a slice each this evening, and the damn crust stuck to the bottom of the pan for some reason.  I hate it when that happens.  Anyway, we just had hot dogs...

WHO AM I NOW?

Mom wasn't home and I had to have my birth certificate today or I wouldn't get the job.  It was my own fault.  I kept forgetting to ask her to give it to me.  Well, I thought I knew where it was, so I went for the hidden storage area under the eaves. ...

OUT TO LUNCH

Yup, that's me, according to just about everyone I know!   Hubby promised to take me to the Chinese Buffet today after we run some errands.  You know, the usual - pharmacy and Dad's.  CVS does give out great coupons, but they aren't good for...

HE ONLY MADE ONE MISAKE

Edna wanted to leave her husband.  She had wanted to leave for many years, but he controlled all their assets.  She couldn't even buy a handkerchief for herself without his knowing about it.  Then he made a mistake.  He let Edna get a job.   ...

IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT

Gloria was afraid to stay home by herself at night.  She always heard scary noises - creaking, thumping, bumping.  Since her husband Jim had started working third shift, she had hardly slept at all.  At first, Jim had thought it was sweet that she...

HOW COULD HE FORGET?

Dianna's husband was a doctor.  Her mother wouldn't stop talking about her daughter, the doctor's wife.  Dianna quit going to her mother's parties just to avoid the embarrassment.  Besides, Charles was always at work and could never go with her.  She...

WORKING, WORKING

I've been putting in a lot of time on my book lately.  I may never get it published, but at least I want to say I was able to finish it!  With my sister editing it, I've been more nervous than ever about making stupid mistakes.  But when I read back...

OUT AFTER DARK!

We finally used my free movie passes before they expired - we saw "Transformers 4."  It was that or "Tammy," which I really didn't want to see.  The "Transformers" movie was pretty good.  I like what's-his-face Wahlberg anyway.  We went on Thursday...