Thursday, April 12th, 2007
It’s a good thing I’ve got until May to get these entries read. Wallpaper is being stubborn…have rented a steamer as suggested by Toni and Devon.
Elbows ache. Head pounds.
Life is good, but strange.
Perhaps it’s the wallpaper glue getting to me, but I’ve had many profound life epiphanies while scraping.
Tomorrow I’m mudding and I’ll be painting my office. If I weren’t concerned with resale, it’d be lime green. Since I am, it’ll be either a pale yellow or a blah beige.
Did someone say resale?
We’re selling this house.
DH received a posting message today and come June/July we will be HERE.
Take a minute and enjoy the picture show. It’s gorgeous.
And even better, my mom has decided to come with us.
So while everyone is raving about Casino Royale and the new James Bond (Daniel somebody ), I (because I have children) get to go see Happy Feet.
Which is fine by me. I can catch Casino Royale on DVD.
Besides, I like penguins. And Robin Williams and I hear that the late Steve Irwin has a voice part, too. Plus I love popcorn. Bonus!
And though I’ve been feeling lousy the last few days with a sore throat thing, I did a little retail therapy to ease my illness. Feast your eyes on these babies…I dare winter to test me now!
These Boots by Baffin are rated to -60C (-76F), have oil and acid resistant uppers and steel plated toes just in case I should run into an oil rig that needs my expertise. My daddy always did say it was better to be warm than to look good. I think he was talking about these boots!
Monday, October 16th, 2006
RISING SIN (Romantic Suspense)
Cold and shivering, the young woman lay naked on the worn tatami mat.
Flavia Knightsbridge — It’s a little passive, but I like the detail of the tatami mat. It might hint at an exotic setting that would make your book stand out from the suspense pack.
Hilary Ross — There could be lots of reasons for her condition (including being a prisoner in Japan!). I’ve seen similar first sentences, so this one isn’t that original.
Leslie Kazanjian — A vivid, evocative and atmospheric opening line that urges you to read on.
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Let’s just say I’m packing heat these days. Ayup. It’s true. There’s heat in them there ducts!
And it’s from natural gas and not wood.
What a concept.
No more chopping wood, no more laying on the cold cement floor to start the day’s fire, no more acrid smoke blowing back in my face as adjustments are made mid-day, no more blazing hot rooms while others are freezing cold…this modern techno stuff is amazing!
Tonight in Mayerthorpe, Alberta the tears will be flowing freely.
I’m sure you remember last March, when we lost four of our Mounties in a tragic event that gripped the entire country with disbelief and despair. Months have passed since that terrible day, but time has not lessened our thoughts of those involved.
The RCMP Musical Ride is making a special appearance in Mayerthorpe to honour not only the Fallen Four, but the town and its citizens, as well.
In times of grief, words are trite, but to the town, to the families of the men who died, to the men themselves…Peter Schiemann, Leo Johnston, Anthony Gordon, and Brock Myrol, and to the men and women to continue to serve our country, my heartfelt gratitude.