Archive for July, 2011

Why, Yes, Yes, We Do Have More Fun

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Whilst pregnant with Ms. Junior Peanut, I elected to go au naturel with my hair colour. (Yes, I know, there may or may not be a link between hair dye and fetal issues. Nothing is proven either way. In the meantime, I preferred to err on the side of caution.) And now that I am also no longer a food source (almost completely moo juice with a bit of formula mixed in — whee!) I believe it’s time to have some follicular fun.

I shall be blonde once again, people! Can you stand the excitement? I don’t think I can!

Full disclosure: The type I’ve selected is actually a semi-permanent, which means it slowly washes out. I find with these the “growing-out” period is less noticeable — ie, the unsightly roots are less dramatic. Yes, I could go and get highlights done by my fabulous hairstylist who does amazing work, but frankly, this time around the box purchase is easier on my wallet. Maybe next time (perhaps in time for the family wedding coming up in late September) I’ll go see her and get her to work her magic.

Vain? Perhaps. Is that going to make me change my mind about this? Not in the least. :)

Catch you on the blonde side, gang!

Don’t Drink And Blog

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Bacardi Breezers - Tropical Orange Smoothie flavour are awesome.

That is all I have to say.

(Yeah, I know they taste like soda pop — that’s why I like them. I prefer my alcohol to *not* taste like alcohol. It’s much more enjoyable that way!

Okay, so apparently I had more to say. Not much, though.

Oh, and by the way, I hate mosquitoes with a living, breathing, seething passion. Damned bloodsucking bitches. Grr.)

Bacchus Would Be Proud

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

Much ado was to be had at the Starr household tonight. Several hours of cleaning took place today in preparation for company this evening. And what an evening it was! B.E. has definitely earned the “King of the Grill” title with our meal — steak, sausages and sticky BBQ-glazed chicken drumsticks, all impeccable — along with savoury grilled mixed veggies, coleslaw, a tangy bean salad and zippy green salad, followed by make-your-own ice cream sundaes for dessert.

Not to mention the adult beverages that flowed freely.

If I felt any more relaxed and satisfied, I’d be comatose. :D

Sometimes, gang, you just gotta do it all up right, right?

So tomorrow morning begins the week — I have two important tasks for the week: finish cleaning out the step-offspring’s bedroom for her impending visit, and start organizing our belongings for the upcoming Trek Into the Wilderness, aka the camping trip. Getting some writing done is on this list, too, dammit. I’ve *got* to get the shit out of my head and on screen.

Anyway. I will deal with that tomorrow. Tonight, I shall float along in my satiated haze. Good night. :)

So…Where’re Ya From?

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

It’s HOT.

Damned hot. Africa hot.

We’re sweltering under an unheard-of heat wave up here in northern Canuckland. It’s stupid.

Anyway, such is life. Sorry I’m a sucky hostess at the moment. My alter ego is doin’ some stuff that’s taking away from the blog, but I’m still around. Still have story stuff swirling around in my head. Still thinking about all of you out there. Thanks for sticking around.

Once again, it’s late and I must hie meself to me bed. Nighty-night, gang.

Thinkin’, And Thinkin’, And Thinkin’…

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

I am once again an absentee blogger. What can I say? Truthfully, I have been preoccupied with a number of things in the non-writing world, and as such, haven’t even logged into WordPress in days.

Sorry ’bout that. Thanks to those who’ve been stopping by, though.

I don’t know where my days are going lately. Well, okay, maybe I do. B.E. and I are on a purging kick, and I’ve been down in our basement, emptying and sorting through boxes that have been closed and in storage for at least a year or two, if not more. You know, if you haven’t looked in a box for almost two years, it’s highly unlikely you need the items contained therein.

Just sayin’.

I have become frustrated and annoyed of late with all of the CRAP we have. I hate not being able to close dresser drawers or find places to put things because everywhere is already full. It sucks. And I’ve just put up with it until now, but now I’m done. We’d talked about having a yard sale, but it’s getting a little late in the season for it, and I don’t have the energy to do it. So all the stuff is either getting donated to charity, or Freecycled, or being sold on Kijiji or FaceBook marketplace.

It’s time consuming. Ugh.

Anyway. For those who are wondering, I did get over 5K words done on the new story idea. The problem is, I lost momentum. I started this one cold, with no plotting done ahead of time, and that came back to bite me in the ass. I’m not a pantser, I’m a plotter, and I *know* that. I have to learn now that I just don’t pants anything because it won’t work out. That’s not to say this story’s going to be dumped in the virtual trash — because it won’t be — but I’m going to have to sit down and figure out just what the hell I’m doing with it. I like the hook, I think it’s fun, so I have to fix it. That’s all.

That’s about all I’ve got to say right now. Thanks again for swingin’ by. I’m glad to see you!