Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Just Busy Writing

Yeah, I know mom... I am not blogging enough. I hear you! I just finished revising my synopsis for book #2 and wrote an outline of a synopsis for book #3. Where is book #1, you ask? My fabulous agent has it in submissions... so I will wait... and write... and wait.

By the way, will spring EVER get here? Seriously... I love snow but I can't run in it, can't drive my convertible in it and generally can't visualize spring when it is covering my garden.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A New Day

An excerpt from Barack H. Obama's inauguration speech (near the end). Today is a GOOD day. Today I am excited.

"So let us mark this day with remembrance, of who we are and how far we have traveled. In the year of America's birth, in the coldest of months, a small band of patriots huddled by dying campfires on the shores of an icy river. The capital was abandoned. The enemy was advancing. The snow was stained with blood. At a moment when the outcome of our revolution was most in doubt, the father of our nation ordered these words be read to the people:

"Let it be told to the future world...that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive...that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet [it]."

America. In the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come. Let it be said by our children's children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations."

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Enough Already

Ummm, it's Jan. 15...take your christmas lights DOWN already. And if you don't have time? For the love of God, at least don't turn them ON every night. Seriously...it's been almost three weeks.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Not Blogless in Seattle

My own mom has accused me of such :-) Well, we had a two week long snowstorm (totally unheard of for Seattle) and I had revisions to do. Oh, and then there was Christmas, New Year's, my son's 5th birthday...work was in there somewhere too.

But now, on to 2009! I have high hopes for this year, globally and locally because yes, I am an optimist.

Counting down the days until Jan. 20. Are you?

Here's a picture of my pups romping in the white stuff :-)