Monday, August 22, 2011


I think the only way to really get a feel for WP is by just going ahead and starting one. So I'm doing it! Right now. It's over in the next tab and I'll be giving  you guys a play by play as I'm going through the sign up process and writing my first post.........

So far, they've asked what I'd like my wordpress name to be and whether or not I'd like to pay $17 dollars a year for a .com name. I'm not interested in that. Next, they asked me to provide a password, then they asked for my email address and the usual checkbox was available about whether I wanted updates about future themes that may be available. (Not at this time......)
I'll be clicking sign up now.
Well, I've signed up, but I'll have to confirm my email address to activate my account. Doing that now.

So the account has been activated. Right away it took me to the WP Dashboard; much different from the Dashboard here. Aside from the colors being different, there is so much going on! It is simultaneously simpler and more complex all at the same time!

They have a post already written for you, as well as a comment. They encourage you to delete it and post your own first post. You can also delete the comment which simply tells you that it's a comment.....

The first post has been posted and now comes the page customization. After previewing just one blog theme, I'm really excited! The theme has been chosen. It's called Mystique.

So far, I'm really enjoying this!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Possible Future Blog Importing

So I'm considering importing this blog over to WordPress. I've been doing this blog pretty steadily for awhile and things haven't really worked out the way that I planned. I've been trolling the WP site and I really like what I see! :) I've also asked the opinion  of some other writers and bloggers, and they agree that WP will be the best choice for what I'm looking for: more followers based on the blog as a whole instead of just based on keywords. What do you guys think?

Thursday, August 18, 2011


My brother and his family left today. My heart hurts! I didn't expect to cry but of course you never know how something will affect you until it actually happens. I will very much miss my brother, sister-in-law, niece, and nephew.  :'( I hope to plan a trip to Holland to visit them next year. I also plan to learn Dutch and to see that my kid learns Dutch so that we will be able to communicate in their first language. Looks like I'll need to look into Rosetta Stone.......

Writing: I told my mother that I've been having trouble deciding on which genre I want to write in. The top choices are between Romance, Erotica, and Fantasy. She recommend writing in all three. It's an intriguing idea. That will be something to think about and research later. Right now though, I'm about to eat this frozen pizza that I cooked in her toaster oven and watch Sweeney Todd.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A Dream I had last night......

So I've always had really strange dreams. Last nights dream was no exception. Maybe someone could help me interpret it:

We snuck into a high school. There were four of us. We raced up the stairs. I'm not really sure what we were looking for. Before anyone could catch us, we began making our way back outside. Once we were outside, we noticed that one of us was missing. To the right of where we were standing there was a cheerleading squad practicing and laughing about something. I stormed over to them and demanded to know where the little boy was. They laughed and told me. When they were done, I told them that they would go to jail for this. I ran to the parking lot toward a row of parked cars. I found the boy tied to the rear bumper. The car behind the car he was tied to was parked backwards and it was running. The exhaust pipe was blowing in his face. I untied him and together we walked back to what had now become a rather large gathering.
This is where the dream gets even more strange!
One of the two girls that was with us had a bow staff. She did some sort of tribute to him, and then set her bow on fire. The second girl we came to had a sword and shield. She also did a tribute to the boy then set her sword and shield on fire. The entire time we were walking I was sobbing and balling my eyes out. When we came around the stage where the sword and shield were burning, we came upon another stage. There was a Native American Indian Chief doing some strange fire tricks. All of a sudden I start manipulating the wind and the flame. I use the wind to remove the headdress from the chiefs head, then I use the flame to set it ablaze. Then I use the wind to float the head dress to the boys head where it then quite literally disappeared. The boy and I walked away to sit on the steps of the high school. The Indian chief and  police chief came up to us and started questioning the boy about the whereabouts of the head dress. Neither of us said anything. The Indian chief said, "What's wrong boy? You had plenty to say last night. Now you sit there like some brooding cowboy." I thought to myself, "Shouldn't he be in jail?!" I knew he was involved with the cheerleaders. He had basically just admitted it.
It was at this point that I woke up............

Any idea what that may mean??

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Vacation Day 3

So today is day three of my 2 week vacation. We went to the park again yesterday. My kid didn't fall out of the swing so that's a relief. I saw some more old friends and reminisced about high school choir and how strange it is to be grown up with kids. It was fun. My mom made spaghetti for dinner in a pot that she's had since before I was born.  It was a great day!
Today, I'm not really sure what we're doing. I think someone mentioned swimming, but that's later in the day........

I'm planning to do some research and writing today. Probably while the kid is napping which will be in just a little while. I really need to work on plotting and some characterization.
I may be writing another blog later.......

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Vacation Day 2.......

My brother and his family made it safely! YAY!!!!!! I got to hang out with my friend. I tried to feel her baby kick but she (the baby) was being stubborn.  We went out to eat and took my kid some of everywhere. He had a blast. He never gets to stay up this late.
Tomorrow is Monday so Ruth (my friend) has to work. I won't get to see her until maybe later in the day or later in the week. My brother and I are going to just chill around the house and let the cousins play and get acquainted with each other. While my mother says that they have two completely different personalities, I think they'll get along famously.

Well, it's wasn't only a long day for the kid, but it was a long day for his mommy as well. I'm going to hit the hay now.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

2 Week Vacation

So I'm in Arkansas at my parents house for two weeks with the kid. Senior had to work so he couldn't come with us. (Someone has to bring home the proverbial bacon!)
I'm a little bit excited about this trip. One of my very best friends is pregnant and she found out the sex of the baby yesterday! It's a girl and her name will be Olivia Lorene. Naturally I'm excited to see her. I'll probably stay at her house for a couple of days to help her out and whatnot. I remember what it's like to be pregnant. I'll also be seeing a few other friends while in town.
More good news: My youngest older brother is in the States with his wife and their two kids Aiden, and Lily. They live in the Netherlands so of course hardly anyone gets to see them unless it's on Facebook and still hardly even then.

Also, I'm a little bit not so excited about this trip. I was really looking forward to a two week vacay from Deuce while he visted with the Grands and I stayed at home but then I thought about how I hadn't seen my mother in over a year and a half, and how much I missed my friends......
So here I am in my childhood room while my kid is snug in the guest room.
Today we just chilled. Tomorrow (supposedly)my brother will be here, and my friend will be visiting. Now that I'm here, I think it will be a pretty good visit.

Writing.......While I did bring a notebook, I don't really know how much writing I'll really get done here. There are a few ideas that I'm might research while I'm up typing on my moms awesome PINK laptop (I WANT IT!!!!!)!!!!!!!
Not sure if I mentioned the Fantasy novel that I've been working on. There are a few things that I want to research while I have the Grandparents keeping the kid semi distracted. Maybe there will be a rough draft in a month or so.  There are a lot of details that I want to hash out first.......