Thursday, January 31, 2008

Call me crazy but I'm off agan on another Writter's month

I recently joined Romance Divas and they are having a RoDiWriMo; Romance Divas writer's month.

I thought it would be a great way to write another book that has been cooking in my noggin for a while; this one is called Windswept shores. It involves a 40ish woman that as my Aussie friends call a yank, and the other is a 30ish handsome man from Oz.

So my friends from down under, I maybe have to call on you to pick your brains for any and all Aussie sayings, slangs, or Aussie humor.

It's RoDiWriMo

NO whining spouses, children, SO's, parents, neighbors, relatives, etc.

NO household chores. If you need clean underwear, go buy them yourself.

NO meals that take more than 5 minutes to order.

NO outside meetings. PTA, Scouts, Library Committee will have to do without us. No dentist appointments, etc.

NO phone calls --except agents, publishers, and adoring media outlets.

NO exercise.

NO web browsing. Exceptions for research, support and mental health breaks at the RD forum.

NO sex. (See web browsing exceptions.)

NO television. (See sex exceptions.)

NO non-critical personal hygiene. We don't really need to shower every day.

NO sleep.

NO internal editor.

NO excuses.

I'm writing a Novel in a month -- NO problem!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

A break in-between storms

While I was dropping off my husband at work I noticed our Sierra Nevada Mountains to the East of us looked closer and the snow level looked really low. I came home and grabbed my camera and took a few pictures before I had to run my daughter to school.

The last of the sunrise gave a golden glow to the morning light.

To the North of our house you can just make out the snow on our beautiful mountains.

The same side our house, but a clearer shot.

Just after I took these pictures the clouds rolled in, and it rained all day.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Is it soup yet?

Three soupy things;
We're having soupy weather.

Last week it was pea soup fog, patchy but still areas where it was hard to see. I don't know if you have fog in your area but we get it even though we're over a hundred miles from any large body of water. What causes it is a dried lake bed now called ;
Tule grass land Because of this we have fog through our cold wet weather, that's usually November through March.

This week though we are having rain. It's making soup out of our Almond orchard. Today I was trying to take home YGF and her BF and the road I normally take was so badly flooded that I had to go another way.

And it's suppose to rain like this all week and we may have an inch and a half of rain from this storm--so that's a good thing.

Is that soup on your sweat jacket?

My daughter brought her coat out to the car last week and was holding it like it was a dead thing. My first thought was did you spill some soup on it? My second was or did someone sneeze on it?

It was nether.

It was amniotic fluid all over her jacket.

My daughter has been taking Ag classes because she is a transfer student to Madera south as an Ag student hence the Ag classes.

That day they were getting a tour of the Ag farm and one of goats went into labor; the teacher said, "quick someone hand me those towels."

But none of the student moved and stared bug eyed at the small creature that was making an appearance from the goat's nether regions.

Not my daughter though; she lept into action grabbing the towels and entering the pen, she proceeded to help deliver the three newborn's and one under developed kid(baby goat). Unfortunately the underdeveloped kid didn't survived even though my daughter did everything she could to help and the instructor was so impressed she call my daughter "a natural."

And lastly My cat ate soup

My old cat Pookey was ill last week, she was coughing and sneezing like she had a cold(she's better now). I gave her some left over soup and she ate it.

  • She drank the broth
  • But she shunned the carrots
  • She ate all the chicken bits
  • And then she spit out all the egg noodles into a neat pile next to her food bowl.

I didn't know that cats could do that?

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Time for a change of profile pictures

My daughter asked why I had a creepy eye for my profile picture.
I don't think my eye is creepy?

So I found a less . . . er . . . creepy, um-huh, picture.

I think it more friendly, what do you think?

Monday, January 14, 2008

Bottom of the jar

Don't you hate it when you get to the bottom of the jar?

And I don't mean just mean the mayonnaise jar or the jelly jar; I mean the bottom of my moisturiser container.

You know the winter season can be a killer on the skin with the heater going day and night, and not only my skin but my lips have been chapped by our weather. And here I was literally taking a Q-tip and scraping the bottom of my moisturiser bottle trying to get the last of it out, and applying the residue to my poor parched face.

By pay day I was all done in, and raised the white flag.

It was time *deep sight* to go shopping.

I hate shopping.

Mostly because the money seem to disappear before it even arrives.

I wish we just had one week were we didn't have to spend any money at all, but I really don't think that will happen any time soon.

So I went to Wal-mart with family in tow; where any self respecting tight wad will go to save on her money and I got my moisturizer and mayonnaise and what every else I was running out of and we still ended up spending over a hundred dollars.

A hundred dollars?

And only a few bags to show for it too.

Darn it.

I hate shopping, but I hate having dry cracked skin more.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Home improvement

Hi, you probably noticed that my blog looks a little different?

It's the start of a whole new year so I thought I'd do some home improvement blogger style.

It's still lady Jan's home, but I dropped the homepage and just left it home. It sounds more cozy that way.

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

My blog still allows anonymous commenter's, so comment away.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

I have an new blog

Yeah, like I really need another blog like a need another hole in my head, but I found myself getting another one; Lady Jan on my space. Check it out!

The only draw back is you have to have a myspace account to become my friend--then after I approve you then you can leave a message.

I think blogger is easier.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Then and Now

It's a whole new year 2008 and I thought it would be fun to make a comparisons with say 28 years ago (1979), which just happens to be when I got married, and we'll see how much things have changed.

Then 1979--A home computer was the description of the second generation of desktop computers, entering the market in 1977 and becoming common during the 1980s.

And now 2008--we have computers so Small that they can fit in your pocket.

Then 1979--cable TV--Cable television in the United States is a common form of television delivery, generally by subscription. Cable television first became available in the United States in 1948, with subscription services in 1949. Recent data shows that 84.8% of all American homes subscribe to cable television. (I don't know about that, but in 1979 it was just getting started in my home town of Madera. )

And now 2008--We not only have cable TV, wireless cable, but there's also disc TV, broadband, Internet TV, High-Definition TV (HDTV) among others.
(We're still in the dark ages at me house just regular TV that comes in on the old fashioned antena.)

Then 1979--The only phone we had were plugged into the wall.

NOW 2008--Not only do we have wireless house phone, but we have cell phones that would make Kirk and the gang drool. (I finally broke down and got myself one.)

Then 1979--Cars all we had was the kind that uses gas or you pushed. And sadly enough with the gas shortage we were having at the time, we had to do that.

Now 2008--Cars--surprisingly enough the newer modles don't get as good of gas milage as they did in 1979, with the SUV's and big trucks that some people insist on taking up the road with. Even though we do have the eco friendly ones; weather it is the Hybrid Pruis or the electric Tesla there is an eco friendly car for you--that is if you got the cash as these are pricey cars.
And now something fun!
Your New Year's Resolutions

1) Get a pet pig (I don't think so)

2) Eat more chocolate syrup (maybe)

3) Travel to Australia (I wish)

4) Study fashion design (Oh no)

5) Get in shape with naked yoga (Who me?)