Category Archives: Life in Motion

Hey, Guess What?

I’m still here!

The holidays, coupled with physical therapy and a book deadline kicked my butt. But I’m still here, working away on editing the book that I finished (Playing To Win, Play-by-Play Book #4) so I can turn it into my editor this week.

I promise to be back soon, hopefully with something fun and to update you on my book release schedule for this year.

In the meantime, is anyone having winter out there? It’s very bizarre here in Oklahoma. We’re having like…no weather. It’s in the 50’s here. Some days it reaches 60. Not a snowflake has fallen all season (knocking hard on wood here). So not like a typical January. I know we had a miserable summer, so maybe Mother Nature is taking pity on us and giving us a mild winter. I’m almost afraid to say that because as soon as I do we’ll get three freakin’ feet of snow or ice dumped on us. But this is very strange. Not that I mind it at all, but still…strange.

And speaking of things that are strange–they are strange. All three of them:

That’s Jaz, Sam and Bee. They were helping me cook (i.e. hoping food would magically fall from the counter into their mouths). Sadly for them, it didn’t.

The strangest of them all is Sam. He routinely stares at–nothing. Like the wall, or the floor. Or in this instance, the tv that wasn’t turned on.

I think he sees dead people.

With Thanks

Thanksgiving is approaching here in the U.S., and I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you who visit here on a regular basis. I’m so grateful for your support over the years. Thank you for reading my books, recommending them to others, and for being here with me. Without you, I wouldn’t get to do what I love.

If you’re traveling over this holiday weekend, I wish you a safe journey. I hope you enjoy the time you spend with the people you love, and that you enjoy their company. And if you’re shopping on Black Friday (I will be…poor Biker Dude), I hope you avoid the crazy people. 😉

Happy Thanksgiving!

My Weekend Project, and In The Spotlight

Over the weekend, Biker Dude and I hit Bed, Bath and Beyond and bought a few things to organize kitchen drawers and closets. Because woe was our organization.

I don’t know about y’all, but periodically we’ll organize drawers and closets (by periodically I mean every few years), and then over the years we’ll toss things in said drawers and closets, making them a giant, cluttered mess. So eventually I cry uncle because I can’t find anything in them. I mean I’ll pull things out of the utensil drawer and have no earthly idea wtf that item is or what it’s used for. That’s when I know it’s organization time.

The purging of the wtf was a true experience. Plastic and metal thingies that I had no idea were in the drawers. No idea what they were used for. Or items I hadn’t used in years. Fortunately I’m not a hoarder and don’t place much sentimental value onto things, unless it’s something that once belonged to my mom. If I haven’t used it in a year or two, I obviously don’t need it. To the trash or giveaway pile it went. I’m a big believer in recycling, and I’m too lazy to hold a garage sale, so we give a lot away to Goodwill every year.

So we bought these drawer organizers. Expandable drawer organizers, so they expand and contract to fit the drawers. I’m not kidding when I tell you these things are amazing. Here’s the one we bought for utensils, and here’s the one we bought for general cutlery. *

I really should have taken a before picture, but here are the after photos:

(Pay no attention to the fact my silverware doens’t match. Let’s just say I’m…uh…eclectic)

Oh all the space, the neatness of it all! (It won’t last)

Also…it’s sad and pathetic this type of organization gave me so much pleasure. And if you think this is bad, you should have seen my bathroom closet. No-longer-used-prescription drugs and OTC stuff dating back to 2006. I wish I was kidding. Plus various expired shampoos and tanning lotions. The trash can was full. But now my bathroom closet rocks. And I found things in there I didn’t even know were missing. Go figure.

That was my exciting weekend.

Also, today I’m an Author In The Spotlight at RT BookReviews, where I talk about Changing The Game. There’s also an exclusive excerpt, in case you haven’t read the book yet.

*Note: Bed Bath and Beyond doesn’t know me. I’m not doing a product endorsement for them or for the utensil trays. For all I know these trays are sold at 25 other stores, or there are 10 other brands of expandable drawer trays just as awesome. I just happened to find these at BB&B and thought they rocked.