Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Writing VS Reading

I haven't read one single romance novel since I started writing one. I figured if I read one, I would lose my motivation to write. I have a bad habit of reading a Nora Roberts book or Diana Palmer book and then having to read every single book of theirs I have. It turns into weeks of reading. I would never get back to the novel I'm writing if I started reading again. So, I'm buying books I'd like to read and saving them for when my book is done.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Busy Weekend

Cleaned the living room carpet. Vacuumed the living room and family room. Staked the tomato plants in the garden. Dug out the ditches in the yard thanks to all the rain we've been getting. Laundry. Worked out yesterday and today. Dyed my hair. Took Phoebe to mom and dad's. Made more chicken noodle soup. Watching golf.

Mom showed me the website where she got the dress pattern for phoebe's dress. There were a lot of cute little outfits on that site. Luckily what Mom thinks she can make for phoebe doesn't require putting Pheobe's paws through arm holes.

Haven't worked on my book this weekend. I should have typed up what I have of Chapter 5. But with a 4 day weekend coming up, I can do it then.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Patch is Alive!!!!

Patch has returned to Days of Our Lives!!!! I may have to start watching this now. I got caught up on Days and General Hospital today at work thanks to the co-workers.

Johanna Lindsey has a new Malory novel out. It's in hardback though. I don't know if I'm going to buy the hardback or wait for the paperback to come out.

It's weekend time again. Yay!! I work all next week and then I took the following Monday off because I get Tuesday off for July 4th. Another 4 day weekend coming up.

I might clean the carpets tomorrow. Since Steffi seems to be doing better. She has actually been doing #2 on the puppy pads for the last two days and she's not a puppy pad trained dog. She is such a good girl. Hopefully she will continue this.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006


Well, my June vacation is just about over. I have to go back to work tomorrow. Yuck. I did finish chapters 3 and 4 of the book I'm writing, and I'm kicking around ideas for chapter 5. Steffi is still sick. Cutting out the dog food didn't help, so I gave her some today. I took Phoebe up to mom and dad's this morning. Dad and two guys he knows were putting a metal roof on the porch of the house. Phoebe didn't like all the noise.

Monday, June 19, 2006


Phoebe put herself to bed last night. It was after 10pm and I was still up watching the rest of the US Open post game report. Phoebe got tired of waiting for me to put her to bed, so she got in her crate by herself and went to sleep.

Steffi's been sick the last couple of days. I think I'm going to stop giving her Phoebe's adult dog food. She's not used to dog food.

Friday, June 16, 2006


Went shopping this morning. Bought a pair of shorts and a t-shirt. I also got some ground turkey breast and made taco salad today for lunch sans chips. It was pretty good. There is plenty for the next few days. I did cut my thumb while dicing the tomatoes though. I watched some golf today, took a nap with Phoebe and Steffi. Watered dad's garden this evening. Dad planted a garden up here and so I get to water it I guess. I may be getting new tires for my car finally. I've needed them for like a year or something. I ordered tickets to a golf tournament and reserved a hotel room for the days I'll be going. It's one of those things you want to do once in your life just to say you've done it things. I also bought some storage totes today so I can put away some of my stuff in the spare bedroom.

I'm hoping to work out some while I'm off. I've been overeating a lot lately. And I hope to work on my book. I need to type up chapter 3 and work on chapter 4.

Thursday, June 15, 2006


Yay, I'm off until Wednesday. Whooohooo!!! Hopefully I can work on my book I'm writing.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

DX Reunites?????

Can someone explain how DX got back together in WWE world? Didn't I see Triple H attack Shawn Michaels with a sledgehammer a while back? I haven't been watching wrestling but I saw the commercial for the ppv, and now I want to know what's been going on. Please, oh please, let Shawn Michaels leave his sparkly leather space cadet outfit behind and just wear jeans and a t-shirt. He looks much better that way.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Bud Collins Is Right

He was on the Tennis Channel talking to a panel of experts and said to them that there just isn't any kind of media exposure for tennis. Unless it's one of the majors. And he's right. I did a google news search for Raphael Nadal just a second ago and the most recent news article google picked up was June 7th. Today's the 12th. That's not to say people haven't been writing about him - I did see some articles about his win yesterday when I surfed the web. But google news needs to improve.

Phoebe Doesn't Like the Dress

Friday, June 09, 2006

Yay, it's another weekend!!

I'm happy it's the weekend.

Phoebe is doing better. Whatever was wrong with her, it looks like it's over.

I got some pepperoni and cheese rolls at walmart this morning. They are very good.

I bought a kite the other day at Krogers. They were selling them for $0.50 so I thought what the heck, it might be a stress reliever. I tried it out tonight and it works pretty well. I think I may have flown a kite maybe once in my life, so it's something new.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Update on Phoebe

Well, her poo is still runny, and she threw up again this morning and twice this evening, but I really think this is all caused by Phoebe eating her poo. I don't let her do it when I'm home, but I'm not here 8 hours of the day so I can't keep her from doing it then. Her dinner so far is staying down. She's running and playing and you wouldn't know she's sick if you weren't here to watch her. She did get me up at 4:30 am this morning to let her out of her crate. That was only a half hour before I normally get up.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006


This morning, Phoebe woke me up at 3am howling. I got up and let her out of her crate and she used the puppy pads. Fritz and Steffi wanted outside so I let them out. Once they came back in, I put Phoebe back in her crate and went back to bed. Unfortunately, I didn't fall asleep. I was almost drifting off when the alarm went off for me to get up. So, I got up and got ready for work. When it came time to put Phoebe in the bathroom for the day, she didn't want to come to me, she wanted to play. She thinks when I reach down to pick her up that I'm chasing her so she runs all over the family room and living room. I finally caught her though and put her in the bathroom.

Tonight, Phoebe wasn't feeling well. She was throwing up a lot and had runny poo this morning. But I think she's doing a bit better. I fed her earlier and so far, it's stayed down. I'l have to watch her for a few days to see if she has any more trouble. I hope she holds it all night tonight and I can get some sleep.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

What have I been doing lately? I worked out yesterday and today. I cooked a turkey breast for Steffi. Did some laundry. Worked on the novel I'm writing. Not the manuscript destiny story over in the sidebar. This novel is something new. Watched Raphael Nadal win his tennis match today. Mary Carillo and John McEnroe have a way of creating so much suspense when they call a match. I turned the channel a couple of times because I was afraid Raphael would lose a game or a set. Watched golf today - did not see Sergio or Jose Maria. Brushed Fritz and got about 5 comb fulls of hair off of him.

Today is mom's birthday. I got her a present yesterday when I went to the store. I'm going to take it to her tomorrow morning. I don't think I'll take Phoebe to see them this time.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

No Longer a Volunteer

I got my paycheck today in the mail. So, I'm no longer working for free. Yay! Otherwise, work sucked today. Hopefully, this writing thing will pan out and I can someday quit. LOL. That would be nice.