Just To Say…

April 15, 2010

….it’s been that kind of week!



March 31, 2010

Today, I’m thinking about taking risks. Risks with my writing, especially. Here are some of my favorite quotes about taking chances.

Jenna’s Favorite Risk Quotes

“Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.” Katherine Mansfield

“I have accepted fear as a part of life – specifically the fear of change… I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back.” Erica Jong

“If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more” Erica Jong

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” Anais Nin

“If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.” Joseph Addison

“Progress always involves risk; you can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first base – Frederick Wilcox

“A lot of people approach risk as if it’s the enemy when it’s really fortune’s accomplice” – Sting


March 17, 2010

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race” Calvin Coolidge

Snow Crystals

February 11, 2010

I know the following is not going to be much comfort to the millions of people affected by the Blizzards of 2010. We get a lot of snow in these parts but I can’t even imagine getting out from under more than two feet of snow.

No, actually I can, because we’ve had some pretty bad snowstoms around here. I just don’t want to imagine it because it’s not a pleasant memory.

I do hope that everyone affected by these monster snow storms stays safe, keeps warm and that a heat wave comes soon and melts all that snow.

But not too quickly, because then you’d have flooding to deal with and that’s a whole ‘nother set of woes.

But I did want to share this. Last night I was watching the news and they started talking about snow crystals and recommended the following site to go to. Snowcrystals.Com.

I remember as a kid when I learned that within those huge mounds of cold, white stuff I had to trudge through to get to school were these tiny, tiny crystals that were so incredibly beautiful. They looked to me like something tiny, tiny fairies had made with their tiny, tiny hands.

But this was Nature! Nature had created these lovely, delicate jewels. And it was actually all very scientific, having to do with oxygen and hydrogen molecules and such. You can read about it at the website. And see more pics of snow crystals and even a movie of a crystal forming.

Just wanted to share it because thought it was all kinda cool and those snow crystals are really lovely. 🙂

Despite the frustrating and undeniable fact, of course, that when there are billions or perhaps trillions of them preventing you from getting to work or to school or to the grocery store to get formula for the baby, they are anything but lovely.

Trust me, I feel your pain!

Just Keep Swimming

February 3, 2010

Okay, found one way to deal with my Ten of Wands life.

Dory, from the excellent Finding Nemo, offers this advice about life.

Yep, gotta remember that. Just keep swimming!

17+ Inches

December 10, 2009

That’s how much snow we got yesterday. The city pretty much shut down. Even the city buses weren’t running!

But the streets seem to be clear so kudos to the snow removal guys and gals. Great job!

Now we have to deal with -25 wind chills. Brrrr! I just hope my car starts. She’s a sweetie but, like us all, the years are starting to pile on.

I got another submission out yesterday so I can take that off my checklist of Things to Get Done. Now back to my other projects, including my NaNo novel.

Stay warm if you’re wherever it’s cold and enjoy the weather if you’re wherever it’s warm. 🙂

One Sick Puppy

September 26, 2009

I caught a bad cold the last part of this week so I’m one sick puppy. *cough* *sneeze* *sniffie*

Had planned to write a post today about writing endings for stories but I’m going to rest for the next few days. Will still work on my stories but want to expend what remaining energy I have for those.

Ciao*cough* for *sneeze* now *sniffle*.