Friday, August 31, 2012

Bring on the Orange and Black!

Tomorrow is September 1st, which is the beginning of my Halloween season.  When not working my ass of at the gym or working on homework, I shall begin the fun that is decorating my house.  This year's theme is birds and I can't wait to bring my raven friends out of storage. 

I'm nearing completion of my Haiku Horror Stories book and with any luck it should be out for Halloween.  That is if I don't screw something up in the self-publishing process...wish me luck with that! 

In the past 3 weeks I have lost a total of 6.5 pounds and feel a lot leaner than I did before.  I start week 4 on Monday and hope to lose another 2 pounds.  Slow and steady.  I might even get brave tomorrow at the gym and ask to see what my percentage of body fat is. 

As indicated by my latest credit card statement, I believe I have a booth at an upcoming festival to sell my various jewelry and crafty wares.  It will be a family affair with items from my sisters, brother-in-law, mother, and amazing niece.  There will be haunted birdhouses.  Oh, yes there will!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Squinch...Unsquinch

Hi there!  So much is going on right now, it is hard to get a moment to be calm and puke the words out.  Let's see...what to share....

First, I've begun a new diet plan which is amazing me every single day.  I was a huge fan of the Fat Smash, but this is better and (surprise) it is from the same person--Dr. Ian Smith.  I've lost 3 pounds in 7 days and feel amazing.  I started the 2nd week on Tuesday and I'm still going strong with a only one slight "oopsie, did I shove that into my gaping maw" incident with cookies.  Oh, there were cookies everywhere I went on Tuesday...bad day.

Second, the haiku horror story is nearing completion and I've been scraping some of the weirder images out of my brain right into this book.  I just hope others find them as weird and creepy as I do at 3:33am when I wake up and get freaked out.

Third, I'm back to 8 hour days and working on Fridays so my habits/routines are all squinched up.  I don't like that feeling so this weekend I shall work on unsquinching and getting back on task. 

Fourth, Halloween is drawing closer!  Looks like we're taking another trip to Hell, Michigan and I'm excited to hit the haunted houses and soak in all the kitch.  Loves me the kitch!

And now, this sick little girl is going to go to bed and hope whatever this illness I have doesn't turn into something uglier. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Spiders and Contracts and Books...Oh My!

I haven't been blogging because I've been writing, working out like a crazed woman, and trying my best to get done with my haiku horror story book.  I'd like it to be out before Halloween, so I need to get in gear. 

One thing I'm figuring out is making a contract for my artist.  We agreed on terms and I'm so very, very excited!  Now for the nitty-gritty paperwork...

While on vacation this past weekend, I discovered a very unsettling thing.  On our last morning, I saw a piece of something floating past my head.  I watched it and noticed that it wasn't falling or being blown by the wind, but actually moving.  As I stepped close to it, the sunlight reflected off a long, dangling filament of web.  I looked up and saw the spider and by god, it wiggled the piece of whatever was on the filament.  Was the spider fishing?  If so, what for? 

Whatever it is, I don't want to know and I'll never camp at that particular spot again.