A short blogging break

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You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting here lately. The reason for that is because I’ve been making jewellery. This isn’t a new thing (I’ve been beading and making jewellery for a few years now). What is new is the fact that I signed up for a market in June (I don’t know; it seemed like a good idea at the time). Right now, my spare time is spent at my work table making jewellery so that I (hopefully) have enough inventory.

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A (belated) Valentine for moms

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Happy belated Valentine’s Day! I hope you all had a great Valentine’s (or anti-valentine’s) Day. Hubby and I took the kids to the zoo, because isn’t that what you’re supposed to do when you have kids? (Heh.)

Anyway. Last week, my Mommy Connections class created a photo series as a “Valentine for moms.” The point is to let moms know that they’re supported. Because let’s face it — when it comes to judging moms, other moms are the worst. I’ve never really understood why; I’ve always thought moms should support each other, regardless of what decisions we mKe for our children and families. Unfortunately, that’s often not the case and the judgiest of all people always seem to be other mothers.

This photo series wants to make sure that moms feel like they’re not alone. Because raising kids is hard enough as it is; we all need help and support.

So this is for you, moms of the world. Happy (belated) Valentine’s Day, mom to mom.

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So it’s been awhile…


I find that there aren’t enough hours in a day for all the things I want to accomplish. (Actually, this isn’t new. Having kids seems to have accelerated my day to the point that I wake up and five minutes later it’s bedtime again. I swear.)

Anyway. There hasn’t been a lot of new things going on. I signed up as an Usborne Books consultant (more on that later), and I’m back posting as regularly as possible at In Case of Survival (as regularly as I can when I’m focusing on book reviews). Which leads me to…

Book reviews! Yep, book reviews. I’m doing them again, but not here on the blog. I’ll be posting them at In Case of Survival, where they will get many more views. Which will be good for the book (mostly if it’s a good review though, heh). The only time I’ll post a review here is if the book is outside the SF or F genres, since those are what ICoS focuses on. (Aside: ICoS will be shifting focus to become a more general SF/F genre site.)

So, that’s basically it for now. Just wanted to post and say I haven’t hitched a ride to Mars. Yet, anyway. (That rock? That wasn’t me, throwing things at the rover. Honest.)

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Merry Yulemas Hanuzaa

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…and Happy Festivus to the rest of us!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock without WiFi, you’ll know that it’s Christmas Eve. That day of horrible, horrible last-minute shopping and the start of ALL THE EATING. (I never want to step on a scale until about February. You know how it goes.)

Anyway. Around this time of year, every year, there’s some sort of controversy between the “Merry Christmas” and the “Happy Holidays/Season’s Greetings/everything else you could say” people (or maybe it’s just the people I know/places I visit).

Am I the only one who keeps hearing “Jesus is the reason for the season!”? (Yes, that has TWO punctuation marks.)

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So that was an unintended hiatus

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Right. So. A few weeks ago I’d said I was going to be writing more often than I’d originally thought. And then I promptly disappeared for three weeks or however long it’s been.

That was unintentional. For real. After all, the holiday season is insane during a good year. During a not-so-good year, it’s psychotic. Or psychotically insane (insanely psychotic?). This year is…more insane than most. Hence my unintended writing hiatus. (Oh, irony.)

I have some post ideas percolating in my head; I’m hoping to be able to sit down and write them. Preferably sometime in the near future (you know how it goes).

In the meantime, I wrote something (really short, and about zombies) (because OF COURSE it’s about zombies). It was published by Eggplant Literary Productions in their Miscellanea: the Transdimensional Library. Here’s the link: linky link. You should go read it. (It’s really short.)

Apocalypse Lesson: Never underestimate the amount of time you won’t have to do things. Especially during the apocalypse or post-apocalypse. I mean, after the world goes to shit, you probably won’t have a lot of time to climb Mt. Everest or whatever else is on your bucket list. You may not even have enough time to sleep. You know how it goes.

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