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    Being a mommy, writing romance fiction, reading, camping, hunting, fishing, anything outdoors

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  1. Its amazing to me what a simple question can make you remember. Hubby asked me when we went to the west coast and it reminded me of meeting Robert (aka Trebs) in May 2014. The weird part is the timing of the question. Tomorrow is the 6 year anniversary of Robert's death (he passed away August 7, 2014). Then, exactly a week later, is the 25th anniversary of my brother's death. I think of them both often (my son is named after my brother), but my days tend to blend together and I may not have realized those dates were upon me if it hadn't been for such a simple question. I miss them both every day and next week we will be taking the 2 hour drive to my brother's grave with some solar flowers so that there will continue to be a light on.

    1. Daddydavek

      Daddydavek

      💓💓..for both!

  2. I was really undecided on how best to do the voting for theme selection for next year. We ended up with 47 theme suggestions for next year, all of which will be able to be used, but there will be extra incentive (to be determined before next year) for members to use the Top themes. If I had done a rating poll for every theme, it would have required a minimum of 10 polls, which just seemed to be way too many. So, our voting is going to be pretty much the same as in past years, except that voting will be open to ALL members. NOTE: All members can vote, but you HAVE to be a member of the Writer's Circle club for access to the polls!!! You can join using the link below: This first round, we are going to narrow down the list of 47 themes to the top 10. I have temporarily hidden the original theme suggestion thread and randomized the list, so that you can ONLY go on the themes themselves and not who suggested what. Visit the poll, pick all of the themes you think would make the best TOP themes. You can pick multiple themes per questions. The poll will be open until August 17th, 2020. After that, I will take the top 10 themes and make 2 polls for everyone to rate those themes. So, join the club and go VOTE!
  3. For this first round, please pick only the themes that you feel would make the best TOP themes. Poll will automatically close on August 17th, 2020.
  4. Freaking out a bit. Have the echocardiogram in the morning and terrified of what they might find. I keep trying to tell myself that with all the doctor visits and surgeries over the last couple years, that surely they'd have noticed if there was a problem.... its not working. 

    1. Mann Ramblings
    2. Reader1810
    3. Renee Stevens

      Renee Stevens

      Went okay. Its done, now have to wait a couple days for results...

  5. hey all, peeked in and saw this.... Baby Shark is HORRIBLE! And i have a two year old that absolutely loves it (listens to it probably 50+ times a day) and even does the dance! i'm really really hoping he grows out of it SOON! Hope everyone is doing well.
  6. Yep, that's right, you're stuck with me again. I think @wildone will be back next week, at least last I knew. I slacked a bit for a Wednesday post, but we still had a couple new blog posts. Also, the theme suggestion thread is closed, and voting will start just as soon as I figure out how I'm doing the voting for this year. As all themes will have the potential to be used, things are probably going to be switched up a bit. So keep an eye out on the blogs for info regarding the voting for next years themes. Now, let's take a look at the blogs for this week. Monday, Cia gave us the CSR Discussion blog. Then on Friday, we had a couple of new guest prompts. And of course, we had our word of the days provided by Myr! Prompts Suggest a prompt(s) - Recommend a few prompts to be feature on Prompt Friday! PM @Renee Stevens and/or @wildone with your ideas. Anthologies 2020 Fall Anthology - Shadows - Due by November 15th, 2020 2020 Fall Anthology - Bridges - Due by November 15th, 2020 Anthology 101 - In the Anthology Forum. Everything you need to know about GA Anthologies Blog Opportunities Ask An Author: Send your questions for your favorite authors to @Carlos Hazday (no questions = no Ask An Author) Guess the Author: Open to all GA authors. PM @Renee Stevens to participate Premium Updates: Apart by northie *Premium* Classic Updates: Dancing on a Star by Ronyx The Castaway Hotel: Next Generation Book 4 by Bill W Signature Updates: Aural Sex by Comicality Black Widow by Mark Arbour; Book 16 of Chronicles Of An Academic Predator (CAP) Give It To Me Straight by Comicality New Kid In School by Comicality Phases of Moon by Mann Ramblings tim's Bits and Pieces by Mikiesboy Unicorn Quests by Cia Promising Updates: Apart by northie
  7. Happy Friday, y'all. Don't know how you all plan to spend your weekend, but if you plan on writing, maybe today's prompts can be a source of inspiration. Let's take a look at who gave us a couple of guest prompts for this week. Prompt 5 - Creative Brought to you by @Carlos Hazday Love in the Time of a Pandemic Relationships are hard and outside influences often make them even more difficult. Tell us about how a relationship flourishes or falters when the characters are forced into quarantine during a world-wide viral outbreak. Prompt 6 - Word List Brought to you by @aditus Use the following words in a story. red carnation, piano, gumboot, smoothie, a broken umbrella, muddy foot print Hopefully today's prompts help motivate you to write. Make sure you link your prompts in the Prompt Forum. As Wayne always says, 'Until next time remember to read, write, comment, and like. Stay safe and well.' Lastly, if you want to get in on the fun, make sure you send a PM to @Renee Stevens or @wildone to share with us your prompt ideas!
  8. Thank you. While I might not like the answers, it would beat (probably) this not knowing!!!! Various aspects of this has been going on since before Baby J was born, and then some just this year.
  9. Thank you. If I"m being honest, I don't feel like it most of the time. Hubby just keeps telling me that he knows I'm being worn down both physically and mentally, but we'll get through it together. I know this has to suck for Him that there's nothing He can do.
  10. Hello, hello!!! I hope that everyone is doing well and staying healthy! This crap going around is definitely a scary thing and we are doing our utmost best to make sure that it doesn't find its way into our home. So far, Hubby, me, and Baby J have managed to not get it. I'm writing again, at least a little bit. I haven't managed to write much, but something is better than nothing. It's probably going to be slow going, as school starts back up in just a few short weeks. When I do find the time to write, I have two separate stories that I'm working on. I know the basics of both of them, and even have many scenes plotted for both of them, it's just getting the words from my brain to the computer. Hopefully, once they are done, they will be worth the work in the end. No idea when they will appear, but eventually I will have at least one of them out!!! I've thought about doing a weekly flash story again, but with school, baby J, and all the health issues, I'm just not sure I'd be able to post reliably. It's something to consider, but not even sure what that story would look like. My health is... well... it's been better. Nothing covid related, but if you've followed my status updates (easiest way to let friends know what's going on), then you'll already know that my health hasn't been at it's best, but that for the majority of things, no one knows what is going on. I want to say Thank You to those who have offered support, it means more than I can say. I talk to Hubby about what's going on, but other than that, I pretty much don't say much to anyone in my life. Primarily because all that does is make them worry, and/or they tell me all about how I'm doing things wrong and what I need to do to get better. It gets really old being told over and over again what I need to do, as though I'm not already doing everything I can think of to get better, and everything the doctors suggest. That's hard to do when no one knows what's going on. Being able to come on here and share my thoughts and worries has helped tremendously. The only thing I know for sure is that I have two bulging discs in my back and a cyst on my spine. I'm still doing PT twice a week, and this week I started going to the chiropractor as well. Also, while my weight isn't the sole reasoning behind those issues, it doesn't help, and my lack of mobility at the moment is making it very hard to lose the weight. Hubby just ordered me a stationary bike, at my request, to try and help with that. In the last four or five months, I've had at least 2 cat scans, a head mri, a back mri, x-rays, ekg's, blood work, and I don't know what else. There are still really no answers. All my blood work has come back good, except for something having to do with Protein C. What little I've been able to find on that says that it most likely means their is inflammation in my body. I'll see a rheumatologist in a couple of weeks, but not holding out much hope that they'll have any answers, but it's always possible. My neurologist wanted me to get a bunch of blood work, which I did, but it all came back fine, so now he's sending me to get an echocardiogram. To be honest, I'm scared shitless, and I'm not even 100% certain as to the why behind the echo. I mean, as much as I want to know what's going on, I really really don't want this test to reveal the answers because that would mean there is something wrong with my heart. That is a very scary prospect. I can only hope that if it does show anything, it's easily fixable, as I have a little boy who needs his mommy. He runs over and wraps his little arms around me, and I just hold him that little bit tighter. Enough crappy stuff. Let's end this blog on a happier note! Baby J is starting to say a few more words, just within the last couple weeks, so that makes us feel a little better than at his last appointment. He's healthy and such a happy little boy. I've never seen a toddler that does so well at bedtime either! It gets to be that time of night (or afternoon nap), and he gives us loves, and goes to bed with absolutely no fuss. He gives the best bed time hugs. We eat at the table and he's starting to try more things, though his favorites are still pasta and corn dogs. Hope you all continue to stay happy, and healthy, and thank you again to all of you for letting me get my feelings and frustrations out.
  11. Well.... more testing to come... kinda getting tired of numerous medical tests and still nothing to show for them. This time, I kinda want no diagnosis since they're doing an echocardiogram. Would rather not find out something is wrong with my heart....

  12. Well, it's been a while since I've done one of these, but @wildone is taking a much deserved vacation, so guess that means you're stuck with me for the time being. I don't really have anything fun and exciting to report, except to say that I'm already over this heat! Let's see what we had going on this week! Monday & Wednesday, Cia joined us in the blog for the monthly editions of the Classic Author Feature: Thursday, we had a refeature of last week's anthology theme selection post, don't forget to go and share your theme suggestions. But please note, you have to join the Writer's Circle in order to share your theme suggestions and vote later on. And then on Friday, we had another set of Guest Prompts. Don't forget to send in your ideas for prompts to be featured in the future: Prompts Suggest a prompt(s) - Recommend a few prompts to be feature on Prompt Friday! PM @Renee Stevens and/or @wildone with your ideas. Anthologies 2021 Anthology Theme Selection - Due by July 31st, 2020 2020 Fall Anthology - Shadows - Due by November 15th, 2020 2020 Fall Anthology - Bridges - Due by November 15th, 2020 Anthology 101 - In the Anthology Forum. Everything you need to know about GA Anthologies Blog Opportunities Ask An Author: Send your questions for your favorite authors to @Carlos Hazday (no questions = no Ask An Author) Guess the Author: Open to all GA authors. PM @Renee Stevens to participate Premium Updates: Apart by northie *Premium* Classic Updates: The Castaway Hotel: Next Generation Book 4 by Bill W Signature Updates: A Contract is a Contract by Valkyrie June, 2020 - Hell in a Handbasket by AC Benus Malibu by Carlos Hazday tim's Bits and Pieces by Mikiesboy Unicorn Quests by Cia Promising Updates: Apart by northie The Cockney Canuck by Dodger The Golden City by Aceinthehole The Reluctant Consort by lilansui Wayne's Poems by Wayne Gray
  13. Tonight's dinner is smoked, Dutch oven pot roast with petite red potatoes and baby carrots.... hopefully my picky little man will eat!

    1. Renee Stevens

      Renee Stevens

      I'm counting it as a win.... he tried the pot roast, ate the potatoes, but still won't touch the carrots....

    2. drpaladin

      drpaladin

      I never would eat cooked carrots as a boy either. I got sick one time after eating them and that was that. I'm still not wild about them.

  14. Happy Friday, y'all. Don't know how you all plan to spend your weekend, but if you plan on writing, maybe today's prompts can be a source of inspiration. Let's take a look at who gave us a couple of guest prompts for this week. Prompt 3 - Creative Brought to you by @aditus The elevator takes ages. When the doors finally open, a woman wearing a pink pant suit twirls a glittery stick in her right hand that looks suspiciously like a wand and smirks. A Witch ? The fairy godmother? The neighbor from across the hall? Prompt 4 - Word List Brought to you by @Carlos Hazday Use the following words in a story. winter - snow - vacation - summer - sand Hopefully today's prompts help motivate you to write. Make sure you link your prompts in the Prompt Forum. As Wayne always says, 'Until next time remember to read, write, comment, and like. Stay safe and well.' Lastly, if you want to get in on the fun, make sure you send a PM to @Renee Stevens or @wildone to share with us your prompt ideas!
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