August 31, 2014 has come and gone. As some of you know, that date marked two years since our littlest boy was diagnosed with Cancer. If you don't know, he was diagnosed three days shy of his third birthday. Spencer spent his third birthday in the hospital, surrounded not only by other children that were … Continue reading Cancerversary the Second
There are red lip pictures all over Facebook. Want to know why? A week or so ago, the Horror authors I know were in a fizz. A man aligning himself with the genre felt qualified to speak out several times about his opinion that Women in Horror Month was counter productive. I watched the post … Continue reading Using the vagina on my face (Women in Horror Month)
Though much can and has been said about Facebook in a negative sense, (In fact, I have said much of it myself) Facebook truly does exactly what a social media site should. It allows wider networking. Because of the labyrinthine nature of the site, I have turned virtual corners and stumbled into some of the … Continue reading Shine a Spotlight: Mark Allen Gunnells
Recently, I have been involved in a facebook discussion about a specific company and their practice of not providing contributor copies to the authors that work with them. Now, initially, I didn't even jump in to the conversation. I simply watched with interest as several authors and the publisher hashed it out. However, I started … Continue reading Horrified Press- Are you KIDDING ME?
Today is Spencer's Cancerversary. I like to think I made that word up. It has been exactly one year since he was diagnosed with Pre B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. One year ago today, Chris and I were informed that our little boy, who was going to turn three in two days had cancer. I … Continue reading Cancerversary
Two days ago, I called an informal meeting and gathered the guinea pigs...I mean the family. I presented them with an idea and after a couple rounds of eyeball rolling, they seemed to warm up to the idea. My plan, I told them, was to come up with a set of resolutions that … Continue reading Resolutions
I posted a picture on Facebook a few days ago and it sparked a conversation I have been thinking about since then. The picture showed a service member and said something to the effect of 'Armed military members would gladly patrol our schools' (I am writing this by hand at the moment, so I don't … Continue reading Ruminations on safety. (LONG)
Spencer is getting the hang of potty training. He is realizing when he has to go and for the most part is letting me know BEFORE he goes. Coincidentally, I just took advantage of a drug store sale where buying two packs of diapers saved me money and I figured (at the time) that I … Continue reading More Chocolate, Mumma?
6/22/2012 I have started the first portion of my journey. I have dropped off Spencer with my grandparents and have been dropped off at the Portland airport. I have passed through security, purchased some headphones so the poor person next to me is not subjected to Barry Manilow and am sitting at my gate unable … Continue reading Out of the Norm
It has been FAR too long since I have posted. Many things have happened and life is moving SO quickly. I have been thinking a lot lately about posting and was sad that I haven't. So the kids are in bed and hubby is playing Star Wars online and here I am! I have been, … Continue reading Absent Minded