Friday, February 21, 2014

FRIDAY STIR FRY - Don't know what to say

Candles In The Church

I can't be my usually snarky self today. Just feeling sad and angry about what happened in our town this week. For those who don't know, a horrible man kidnapped a little 10 year old girl and murdered her. Shot her in the back of the head. I don't even want to think about what he did before that. And, turns out he worked at mine and my kids old grade school. Yep, he worked with kids. Sicko. Being a lady, I won't tell you what they should do to him.

What has happened to the nice town I grew up in? It's not just what occurred this week, but violence is on the increase. Murders, rapes, drive by shootings, property damage, theft. All you people moving here and causing all this can go back to where you came from. We don't want you here. Bring back the hillbillies, farmers and friendly neighbors please.

Maybe, it's a sign of getting on in years that I want the good ole' days back.  I really just want the insanity to stop.

Friday, February 14, 2014

FRIDAY STIR FRY - V-day musings

                                                           Aaaahhh, aren't they cute!


Love Is All

Valentine's Day sucks.

Even when I was married, it wasn't my favorite day. Too much pressure.

What to get him? What will he get me?  He better get me something. Even though I told him not to get me anything.
I've become more tolerant of it in the years since my divorce. At first, I was sad and mad. You better not let me see you getting flowers. I'll hate you the rest of the day.
Then my son started sending me flowers. What a good kid. It always cheered me up.
Then I started giving candy to the bartenders and servers at my hangout. Guess what? That made me feel even better.
Lessen for the day: Give something to somebody today. Show some appreciation. It doesn't have to be much and they don't have to be your significant other. Maybe a stranger could just use a hug.
Or go hug a tree if you're afraid of strangers.


Friday, February 7, 2014

FRIDAY STIR FRY - Ramblings on a cold February day

Mountain Climbing

I'm sick of winter. Enough said.

So, remember my last post? If not you can refresh your memory below. I was wondering what to do with my novel Beyond The Horizon. Well, I got my answer this week. I received a very nice response from an editor who suggested some revisions and then re-submit it to her. Yipee! No, it's not a contract, but it's closer then I've ever been. I've been reading it on my Kindle (yes you can download your work) and making notes this week. I'm a weekend novelist, so you get one guess what I'll be doing Saturday and Sunday. I'd like to get it close to re-submission. It might take another weekend, but I definitely plan on getting it back to her ASAP. Before she can change her mind!

On a different note: I finally paid my sales tax on my car along with late penalties, title transfer fees, plate transfer fees . . .  I didn't even get a kiss (if you know what I mean). Man, it was painful. But, it's done. I'm now legal. Whew!

I'm looking forward to the Olympics. And I'm loving this twitter feed     Hilarious and sad all at the same time. Our Olympic athletes deserve better accommodations.

Enjoy your week!