Blessed Samhain!!

I don’t think I’ve been happier for the new year to come. Day by day things are actually changing for the better! 😀

I tore through the house cleaning everything. I washed down the floors with lemongrass and High John the Conquerer oil and smudged every room in the house, the backyard, and my car. Laundry is going and soon my signature chicken and rice stew will be bubbling on the stove.

Man I love this holiday. May we all be blessed in the new year!

Sandy, Sandy..


Yeah, that? That’s a tree that went down in front of our neighbor’s house. Nobody was hurt but my demon seed there is 2.5 feet tall to put that tree in perspective. O.o

Cell service is spotty and we’re lucky to have our power back. I hope others will be as lucky. My library was in Long Beach so I’m wondering if I still have a job now…

Hang in there, fellow East Coasters. Blessed Samhain, all.

Blessed Samhain!

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And a Happy Halloween to all the non-Pagans out there! 😀 (click here for a lazy Wikipedia link to what Samhain is)

I have no particular plans other than to take the kid out for trick-or-treating and hand out candy. I would usually have a Dumb Feast but I’m still in the “This is the first holiday without Ma.” place so I’m skipping it this year.

I am going to be writing this afternoon while the kiddo is in school. I’m working on a contest entry since I’m still stuck in the vampire novel. I hope futzing around with some short stories will shake something lose! That is one good thing about working on more than one thing at a time. You may be stuck in one project but you have three others to fall back on. XD

I return!

Back at dayjob from a nice vacation to a desk piled high with work. YAY!

That’s right, I said "yay." Taking a break from work is all well and good but I am not the type to stay at home all the time. I will go insane. I did very much enjoy spending quality time with my kiddo. She can really tweak the guilt when she puts her mind to it. "I don’t want you to go back to work ever, ever again." She tells me. A quick explanation if how exactly those shiny shoes that are just like Dorothy’s, came to be in our home and subsequently on her feet, and it was acceptable for me to work. Yah know, as long as I’ve got her permission and all. 😉

Other than playing with her I worked out. A LOT. More accurately, my kiddo worked out with me. I am finally noticing a difference in how I look and feel and how my clothes fit. I am very much looking forward to Samhain this year. I can’t wait to actually be able to dress up with my kid and not feel like a bloated hog crammed into some lycra monstrosity. >_< Anywayz, the P90x I’m using to workout works. It works very well. It hurts like you wouldn’t believe, I can barely keep up, and I have to modify the hell out of some of the workouts because I have bad knees, but it works. It warns against people who are not fit doing it but since I seem to enjoy punishment, I jumped right in. Don’t be like me.

Right now I am reading Anne Rice’s Sleeping Beauty Trilogy. Uhhmmm… I’m gonna withhold my full judgment till I’m completely done with the series (I’m midway through the third one now, they’re fast reads) but I’ll say first off I find the lack of consent completely disturbing. I understand what it means to be a complete slave but these are young men and women given to the royal court by their parents who have no option at all to say "Gee, I don’t think I enjoy being raped in to submission by the kitchen staff. I think I’d like to go home." Just… Wow.

These days, I’m back to working on "Greenhouse." Better get back to it then! 😀