The good, the bad and the ugly

Had a bad day yesterday.  I always decide when the knee gets really bad that something is wrong with it.  But then I got up today and it was quite tolerable.  I can't understand how the damn ugly thing can go from bad to good in just a few hours.  ...

OH, HELL

Hubby left a pen in his jeans pocket and it went through the laundry.  Luckily, the load was almost all his clothes.  All I had in it were a few items of underwear.  He had like five or six good t-shirts, the one pair of jeans and almost every pair of...

BUT SHE'S NOT REAL!

I don't usually go through this much angst over killing my characters, but this one really deserves to live.  She deserves a little happiness, a child or two, some credit for standing up to the evils in her life.  But alas, I can't do it - she has to...

Thinking About Writing Something

Hey - the old noodle isn't in top form today, so bear with me if you can.   I had a bad day yesterday.  Bad enough that I was a few minutes from asking Hubby to take me to the Emergency Room.  But I held off, and I'm glad I did because today has...

DETAILS, DETAILS

I was sitting here minding my own business bopping around on the web, when an advertisement popped up from a place called MAD.  They showed the covers of six romance novels - one by Danielle Steele, and right next to it, one by me!  I'd never heard of...

Writing Challenge #7

In my dreams, I can only fly with a ten-gallon aquarium of hot vegetable soup strapped to my stomach, then as the soup cools, I lose altitude.

ON MY OWN TWO FEET

I decided today that I would do without my cane whenever possible here at home.  The only time my knee hurts really bad is when I'm in the act of standing up, and for the first few steps I take after I stand.  To me, that means the muscles of my leg...

Writing Challenge #6

"Was it or wasn't it a ball?" he asked himself for the thousandth time, as it spiral through the air from his hand to the hands of the running back.

Writing Challenge #5

"There must be something funny about this situation," the comedy writer thought, looking over the scene of chaos before him, "but for the life of me, I can't see it."

Writing Challenge #4

His was a self-perpetuating phenomenon if only he knew; that one glorious flash of light he saw each morning caused the blindness that filled every other moment of the day.   (This only works if I count self-perpetuating as one word.)

Writing Challenge #3

The child knew from the first moment that he breathed air; it wasn't long before the world knew what he knew, but it was too late for everyone else.

Writing Challenge #2

Time travel, he discovered, was as real as the wooly mammoths that were charging toward his little time machine where it sat on the plains of Future Indiana!

ONE OF THOSE MOVIES ...

Came out of the bedroom the other day, heard like three words from a movie and knew it was "Hoosiers."  I've watched that movie at least 50 times and will likely watch it 50 more if I live long enough.  I guess my second favorite is "The Great Escape"...

WRITING CHALLENGE #1

Writing Challenge for the next week: rules- Limit: 30 words, 3 commas, one colon or semicolon, and one period. Unlimited posts; each unique no continuations PMs don't count.   The girl clawed her way desperately toward the top of the sink hole,...

A SMALL BUT SUCCESSFUL BIRTHDAY PARTY

We had a nice time with Dad today.  We got there about 10:45 this morning and stayed until around 1:00.  Dad always takes a nap after lunch, so we didn't linger.  He was in a good mood and enjoyed all the food we brought.  Hubby outdid himself.  He...

ERRAND DAY!!

Got dressed, fixed my own breakfast and went with Hubby for a few errands.  First, we went to the meat market and got a bunch of fresh hamburger and som ham loaf.  Then we wandered into the deli and bought chicken salad, potato salad, a huge pumpkin...

HALF A DAY IS BETTER THAN NONE

I woke up this morning and my knee didn't hurt.  That's the usual - it doesn't hurt until I move it!!  Then I moved it and it still didn't hurt.  I did my exercises and felt only a tiny little spasm.  I fixed my breakfast, made my bed, got dressed -...

DAD'S BIRTHDAY

Dad (my father-in-law) will be 95 on the 26th of January.  It's hard to believe that he's still chugging along, but he is, and he shows no signs of going anywhere but straight ahead!  He doesn't get out, other than to go to his various doctors.  I...

I REALLY SHOULD FIND ANOTHER SUBJECT ...

So now I've got the flu or something.  I spent most of the day in the bathroom and the rest in bed.  Then this evening, my cheeks turned bright pink!  Hubby asked me if I'd been rubbing my face, but I hadn't.  Then I noticed that the lower portion of...

TRIPLE THREAT

When we went to bed at 10:00 pm, it was snowing.  The sleet hitting the windows woke me at 1:00 am.  Now everything is covered with ice and is shining by streetlamplight!  What's supposed to happen is the weather turns warmer and warmer as the night...

SOMEONE SOMEWHERE MUST BE GETTING RICH!

My English pen pal asked a lot about my books.  Of course, she thinks I've got a literary agent and a publisher!  So, we bought an extra copy of the latest book for her.  I wrote a nice letter to go with it, telling her all about CreateSpace.com,...

SURPRISE! SURPRISE!

You know the old saying that goes something like:  "The best of plans go oft agleigh?"   Okay, so what I mean is, the best of plans go oft awry.  As in the following little ditty:   I arrived half an hour early for physical therapy (as usual,...

IT ISN'T FAIR!!!

I'm doing fairly well on my knee exercises - doesn't hurt as much as I expected, so yay!  But I keep pulling my back when doing simple things, most recently putting on my house slippers.  That's not fair.  I'm being a good girl and doing the damn...