• DH,  jack,  survivor,  writing

    Friday Fussings

    What’s Jack up to? That little devil has pulled down my coat and is searching my pocket for treats. Stop thief!

    Well, the blog party’s almost over. I hope it doesn’t stop my new friends from coming on back. It’s been fun getting to know you all.

    So, I’ve been trying to wrap my head around a new book idea and it’s right on the tip of my brain. So close, I can almost taste it. I know it’s there with action and excitement, but for some reason it’s just not coming. So being visual (have you noticed all the pictures on this blog) I took a clue from another blogger, thanks WriteBrained, and tried playing around yesterday with a dry ease board. Of course, I had to get multiple colored markers:) But in about an hour I went from this:

    To this:

    Yay! Now I feel like there may be something I can get my fingers around. Wish me luck.

    On another note. It’s been a pretty trying time in the Kwana world and yesterday I received the most wonderful surprise in the mail. My DH aka Mr. Silent aka Are We Still Talking About That? aka Mr. When Did You Tell Me That? Well, the UPS man drops off a package and when I opened it it was my favorite soaps! The Claus Porto Soaps from Lafco New York in the delicious Honeysuckle scent. These are the same soaps that were featured on Oprah’s Favorite things. I fell in love with them last year on a trip to Vegas with the DH. Who can now add to his list of alias’ aka Mr. Big. How sweet is that?




    Finally it’s Goodbye to Chet on Survivor. Man, I think the poor guy even voted for himself! Cirie had better watch out though. Amy’s coming for her. Good stuff.

  • DH,  jack,  Reality tv,  sports,  writing

    Inspiration Excavation

    What’s Jack up to? It’s the weekend so he’s happy to have a full house and The DH (his best buddy) around to give him long walks and play endless games of fetch which tire me out way too quickly for his taste. Have a blast Jack.

    So it’s Superbowl weekend this weekend which pretty much means I’ll have four free hours while the DH and DS sit in front of the TV and watch the big game. For some reason I have a football block and just can’t get into it. 50 yard, first down, flag in the play. Huh? Although, I have been enjoying all the crazy player/model/actress romance talk in the media lately. And sure, with The Giants going to the Superbowl this year, I’ll do my duty as a good wife and a New Yorker and root for the home team, but from a far while watching a Project Runway or Top Chef marathon up in my room.

    On top of watching these marathons I’ll be doing a little excavating for inspiration this weekend. Having written quite a few manuscripts, I’m at the point where I really want to take my writing to another level and step out of my self-made box. Buh-Bye censor!

    A good friend of mine (thanks MG!) sent me a bunch of writing workshops to listen too which I’m really excited about. I’m going to continue with reading Stephen King’s On Writing which I’m thoroughly enjoying and get some gentle advice from Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird. For further inspiration I’ll be checking out some cool clips from Romance Novel TV and getting an inspiration shot in the arm from some of my favorite bestsellers. Here’s a couple to inspire you from Jo Beverley, Eileen Dreyer and one from Nora Roberts on getting The Call!



  • Christmas,  DH,  jack

    Merry Christmas to me…again?

    What’s Jack up too? For all his fierceness he’s afraid of going out in the dark tonight. Maybe it was seeing the family of deer walking along his normal street path the other night. That’s Jack, all bark and no real bite.

    So my Christmas was lovely and came complete with a bit of deja vu. I have a Tiffany charm bracelet which my DH, DS and DD gave me a few years ago. Now, I know there are some in the fashionista set who think it’s tres passe but I don’t care.
    I think it’s a classic, like all my many black turtlenecks, it will never go out of style. I love it live and wear it proudly.

    So when I unwrapped a box and saw the traditional Tiffany blue a smile instantly appeared across my face. I knew it would be a new charm for my bracelet. I opened the box, looked at my DH and said with a grin, “it’s wonderful. I love it and I loved it when you gave it too me last year!”

    See what happens when you’ve been married for many years. There’s bound to be repeats. Luckily Tiffany is always designing new charms for sentimental traditionalists like me.

    Check back later to see what our exchange trip to Tiffany will bring.