Archives for October 2011

Pictures of Cats

Today, as creative juices are a little short in supply, I thought that I would share pictures of cats.  Specifically, pictures of MY cats.  Everyone needs a little warm fuzzy time.

So, okay.  Here are Emily and Oliver as babies.  Emily is the one with the black ears.  In this picture, it looks like she was hugging Oliver, but trust me. She wasn’t.

Here’s another one.  Oliver is sleeping the sleep of the just.

Awww…look at the babies.  They’re so cute and small.  And then they…grew up.   Here’s Emily now:

And here’s Oliver:

A Few Things I Learned After My Book Was Released

I was on vacation last week, so I actually had time to think. Thinking time has been at a premium for the past couple of months, but last week I was able to reflect on some of  the things I’ve learned now that my book has been released.

As you may, or may not, know, my romantic suspense novel, HOLD ME, came out on 9/5/11, so it’s been roaming free in the wilds for a month now. And as you may, or may not, know, this is the first time I’ve had a book published. So there have been a lot of new things to absorb.

Reasons and Excuses

“If God gives you something you can do, then why in God’s name wouldn’t you do it?”

Stephen King
On Writing

This quote from Stephen King is one of my favorite lines from his wonderful book On Writing. I think it’s one of my favorites because I find it one of the most challenging things he has to say. It’s just so straightforward, isn’t it? If you have something you can do, then why don’t you do it?  No, really.  Why?

From The Doctor’s Office

Here’s a little stream of consciousness riff on my visit to the doctor’s office this morning. Proving that you can find a blog post everywhere you go.

Time spent waiting to see doctor: 1 hour
Time spent with medical professionals (doctor and nurse): 30 minutes.
A fairly good ratio.

This was my first visit to a new doctor. My previous doctor left the firm unexpectedly due to illness and they kicked me to the curb. My doctor before that died unexpectedly from a blood clot. I spent some time while I was waiting hoping that I would not impact this new doctor’s health in any way.

Let Us Praise the Rain

It is raining again here at the Palatial Horvath Estate, as it has so often rained in the past two months. We in the Eastern US seem to have gotten most of the rain needed by the Mid- and South- West.  But Mother Nature has blessed with an uneven hand this year. I am sorry, my Mid- and South- Westian friends, for if I could send you some of our rain, I would. Instead I can only look out, sip a warm cup of tea, and enjoy.

Since I have nothing else planned to post today, I thought I would share a poem in praise of rain and love and nature.