Friday, June 23, 2017

Celebrate The Small Things - June 23, 2017

 

This week I read the news more than usual which put me in a depressive state all week. Especially after reading about Otto Warmbier's passing. I need to stop reading the news for a while and listen to motivational speakers or something to bring more positive energy into my home. After getting upset about the news, the air feels thick with negative energy. It makes it harder to celebrate the small things.

But, I am able to find something positive out of the week. I cleaned out and moved a chest of drawers that was tucked away in a cluttered room. In it I found a $25 iTunes card that still had money on it! Hahaha! It must be years old! Never been used.

I also received my Johnny Jump Up seeds in the mail. I planted them and am hoping they grow well because I don't have much of a green thumb.

It took me an hour to clean the blinds in the bathroom today. I wiped every single slat with a wet rag. We've made advances in technology, but not a better way to clean blinds. I have a brush attachment for blinds on my vacuum, but it doesn't remove all the dust. The good thing is, the blinds look great now. 
 
I'm sick and tired of this cleaning. I just want to work on my graphic novel! I have one more week before our guests arrive. The place is looking pretty good if I do say so myself. My family hasn't said a thing about how good the place looks, though, which is irksome. I can't wait for Vietnam Vets to come next week to take away more of our junk.

I'm halfway through the graphic novel Kill My Mother by Jules Feiffer. I came across this book by dumb luck. After lunch one weekend, the whole family had to use the restroom so we stopped off at a library to use their restroom. (lol!) It was at a library far from our home, but in the same county. It's embarrassing to just stop in to use their restroom, so I wanted to check out a book. 
 
I saw the Jules Feiffer book and recognized the name and art style. I discovered his artwork a few months ago even though he has been doing comics for decades. Even before I was born. The artwork wasn't as charming as I was expecting so I put it back on the shelf, but picked it back up at the last minute. I checked out other books which I can easily return near our home since the libraries are connected to the same network. 
 
When I brought it home, I looked at the drawings again and wasn't going to read the book at all because they weren't impressive to me. It got a good review from Neil Gaiman, so I decided to give it a go. After reading the first few pages, I was hooked. It's a mystery that starts off with an incredibly ungrateful daughter who wants to kill her mother. The girl's father died, so her mother had to get a job. She got a job working for her husband's best friend who is an alcoholic detective. She basically does all the work. He hits on her, puts her in unnecessary danger, and makes her work late even though she has to get home to her daughter. The daughter is selfish and only sees that her mother is never there for her. At the same time, the mother is trying to find her husband's killer. 
 
It's more complicated than this, but that's how it starts off. The writing is great! 
 
Upon closer inspection of the drawings and the layout of the pages, I'm finding that this guy is a pretty brilliant artist. At first glance, the drawings look scribbly and naive, but the scribbles give the drawings energy and movement. It looks as if he doesn't know much about human anatomy, but as I studied some of the drawings, it appears that he does have a good knowledge of the figure. I'm finding the drawings very charming after all.

He studied under Will Eisner which is impressive in itself, but the way he writes dialogue is exceptional. It just draws you in. No pun intended. I think I found a gem.

I hope you have found life's gems this week as well! Have a great weekend!

Welcome to our blog hop!
Check out the blogs below for your reading pleasure and please visit our hosts' blogs:
Lexa Cain: http://lexacain.blogspot.com/
L.G. Keltner http://lgkeltner.blogspot.co.uk/
Tonja Drecker http://tonjadrecker.blogspot.com/
If you would like to join our blog hop, visit Lexa Cain's blog for info.

1.Lexa Cain2.Fiction and Film
3.Writing Off the Edge4.Kidbits
5.TheCyborgMom6.Thoughts and Ideas from Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
7.Intentional Insights with S. Kelley Harrell8.Constantine
9.My Miracle Life10.Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams
11.Lara Lacombe12.TF Walsh
13.Life, Yoga and Other Adventures14.Suzanne Furness
15.Elizabeth Seckman16.Avalon
17.My Baffling Brain18.Planet Kimberly
19.Shah Wharton20.Victorian Scribbles
21.Tanya Miranda22.Ann - A Friend of Jesus 2013
23.Special Teaching At Pempi's Palace24.Square Pegs
25.Patricia's Place26.Anne Higa
27.My Antimatter Life28.Bouquet of Books
29.Lightravellerkate30.Curious As A Cathy
31.Glennie's Random Ramblings32.In My Own Words
33.Tamara Narayan, Author34.My Creatively Random Life
35.Yvonne Ventresca36.On Becoming a Writer
37.Decadent Kane38.Stacy Uncorked
39.Sharon Himsl--Shells, Tales & Sails40.Cloud Nine Girl
41.Our Simple Life42.Our Prime Years
43.Allison Bruning

Friday, June 16, 2017

Celebrate The Small Things - June 16, 2017

 
This week I did a couple of drawings on post-its for a group sketch challenge on Instagram. Below are my entries for "pansy" and "shoe."


I did a little research for "pansy" and discovered that there are many kinds.

When my son was in daycare over a decade ago, there were pretty little flowers growing along the driveway at the daycare provider's house. I asked the daycare provider what type of flowers they were. She didn't remember what they were called. She is from Yugoslavia, so English is not her first language. It wasn't something she could easily remember. She thought they were called "jumping jacks" or something like that. I looked it up, but was never able to find out what type of flower they were.

As I did my research on the pansies for this challenge, I noticed that the flowers looked similar to the "jumping jack" flower I was looking for over ten years ago. Lo and behold, I found the flower! It is called "Johnny Jump Up" otherwise known as Viola Tricolor. I also found out that you can eat it and it's good for asthma. I ordered the seeds from Amazon for $2.49. Nice!

I'm still cleaning up my house and still making progress, but apparently not fast enough.

I managed to get a few more drawings done for my graphic novel. The winners for the Scholastic Graphix contest were selected on June 1, but they won't be announced until the end of July. I'm getting so nervous! I'm afraid I didn't get selected, but I'm trying to stay positive. On some days, I think I've won, but on others I think the opposite. I just have to keep working and not think about it.

I started reading The Lunch Witch graphic novel because I like the drawings, but it's turning out to be a very charming book so far!

Happy Father's Day to all you dads out there!
Have a great weekend! 
This is a blog hop!
Check out the blogs below for your reading pleasure and please visit our hosts' blogs:
Lexa Cain: http://lexacain.blogspot.com/
L.G. Keltner http://lgkeltner.blogspot.co.uk/
Tonja Drecker http://tonjadrecker.blogspot.com/
If you would like to join our blog hop, visit Lexa Cain's blog for info.



1.Lexa Cain2.Fiction and Film
3.Writing Off the Edge4.Kidbits
5.TheCyborgMom6.Thoughts and Ideas from Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
7.Intentional Insights with S. Kelley Harrell8.Constantine
9.My Miracle Life10.Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams
11.Lara Lacombe12.TF Walsh
13.Life, Yoga and Other Adventures14.Suzanne Furness
15.Elizabeth Seckman16.Avalon
17.My Baffling Brain18.Planet Kimberly
19.Shah Wharton20.Victorian Scribbles
21.Tanya Miranda22.Ann - A Friend of Jesus 2013
23.Special Teaching At Pempi's Palace24.Square Pegs
25.Patricia's Place26.Anne Higa
27.My Antimatter Life28.Bouquet of Books
29.Lightravellerkate30.Curious As A Cathy
31.Glennie's Random Ramblings32.In My Own Words
33.Tamara Narayan, Author34.My Creatively Random Life
35.Yvonne Ventresca36.On Becoming a Writer
37.Decadent Kane38.Stacy Uncorked
39.Sharon Himsl--Shells, Tales & Sails40.Cloud Nine Girl
41.Our Simple Life42.Our Prime Years
43.Allison Bruning

Friday, June 9, 2017

Celebrate The Small Things - June 9, 2017

 

This week I celebrated my birthday on the weekend and on the day of, so I got to go to dinner twice. My family got me a chocolate, gluten-free cake which was delicious and sang to me when I got up in the morning. I was so preoccupied with blowing out all those candles that I forgot to make a wish! So, my husband lit the candles again and they sang the birthday song to me again even though I told them they didn't have to. Hahaha!

When we went to dinner, the staff at the restaurant sang to me and I forgot to make a wish before blowing the candle out again! I really am getting old! 

I happened upon a podcast on YouTube called Horrifying Search and Rescue Stories. I must say, those were the most interesting things I've heard all week. I've never heard of people seeing stairs in the middle of the woods before. I was thinking they were from an old dwelling, but that doesn't seem the case in these stories. They had no leaves and no dirt on them. People were told not to go near them, but when one person did, his hand got chopped off. WTH? And the stairs are not always in the same spot they were before. Wow, there are more creepy things in the woods than I thought. I'm glad I came across this podcast, though. I love creepy stories like that.

My husband asked me if I wanted jewelry for my birthday, but I'm not into jewelry. I prefer books, art supplies, and makeup. 
 
I'm trying to reduce clutter by not buying books, but I really wanted Guy Delisle's books A User's Guide To Neglectful Parenting and Even More Bad Parenting Advice. My husband bought them for me and I finished them right away. They are so funny! My kids even read them and thought they were funny. I have some story ideas like these thumbnailed out that I really need to re-draw and color.

Have a great weekend! 
This is a blog hop!
Check out the blogs below for your reading pleasure and please visit our hosts' blogs:
Lexa Cain: http://lexacain.blogspot.com/
L.G. Keltner http://lgkeltner.blogspot.co.uk/
Tonja Drecker http://tonjadrecker.blogspot.com/
If you would like to join our blog hop, visit Lexa Cain's blog for info.
 
 1.

Lexa Cain2.Fiction and Film
3.Writing Off the Edge4.Kidbits
5.TheCyborgMom6.Thoughts and Ideas from Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
7.Intentional Insights with S. Kelley Harrell8.Constantine
9.My Miracle Life10.Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams
11.Lara Lacombe12.TF Walsh
13.Life, Yoga and Other Adventures14.Suzanne Furness
15.Elizabeth Seckman16.Avalon
17.My Baffling Brain18.Planet Kimberly
19.Shah Wharton20.Victorian Scribbles
21.Tanya Miranda22.Ann - A Friend of Jesus 2013
23.Special Teaching At Pempi's Palace24.Square Pegs
25.Patricia's Place26.Anne Higa
27.My Antimatter Life28.Bouquet of Books
29.Lightravellerkate30.Curious As A Cathy
31.Glennie's Random Ramblings32.In My Own Words
33.Tamara Narayan, Author34.My Creatively Random Life
35.Yvonne Ventresca36.On Becoming a Writer
37.Decadent Kane38.Stacy Uncorked
39.Sharon Himsl--Shells, Tales & Sails40.Cloud Nine Girl
41.Our Simple Life42.Our Prime Years

Friday, June 2, 2017

Celebrate The Small Things - June 2, 2017





 

This week I did some major house cleaning with my sons. We worked on their room and now it looks like a newer, bigger room.  We gave away and threw out a lot of toys that they outgrew or broke. I removed the baby mats from their bedroom floor. The mats were there to protect them from getting hurt if they fell on the hardwood floor. I think my husband is sad to see the mats go because it reminds him that the kids are not babies anymore. He didn't say it outright, but he said, "Their room is going to be colder in the winter now. The mats were keeping the heat in." Uh huh. 

I put a few of the mats outside for my other babies, my dogs. It's softer for them to lie on and they're less dirty when they come in the house. It will save money on dog wipes. In theory. If they continue to lie down in the dirt then that will defeat the purpose. There used to be a small patch of grass next to the wall, but one of my dogs dug it up and likes to sleep on the pile of dirt during the day. I thought a raccoon was digging up my yard, but nope. It was my dog. Not that we don't have grass. We have a good sized yard with lots of grass, but she prefers to lie in the dirt. Lucky me.

My youngest son marked up the walls with crayon when he was a toddler. I saved them for him to clean up when he was old enough. Today was the day! Sweet revenge! Haha! I also saved a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser for years for him to use on the walls. He did a great job!

He's better at cleaning than tidying up anyway. If I tell him to put his toys away, he'll put them all in a bag and shove them in the closet. They get bent, broken, and thrown in in random order. I found clothes I ironed for him shoved and balled up in the closet as well. I told him to hang up his clothes. Later, I found FOUR shirts on ONE hanger for PANTS. Two shirts on each clip. Of course, they were wrinkled. I spend an hour or more every Sunday ironing school uniforms for the kids. I am not going to re-iron these clothes. I hung them back up and he is going to school with wrinkled clothes. 

After a week of cleaning, their room is not done, but we made good progress. Now they have clutter-free, clean, vacuumed floors!

I managed to get a some things done on my graphic novel so I guess it wasn't a complete loss.
 

Welcome to our blog hop!
Check out the blogs below for your reading pleasure and please visit our hosts' blogs:
Lexa Cain: http://lexacain.blogspot.com/
L.G. Keltner http://lgkeltner.blogspot.co.uk/
Tonja Drecker http://tonjadrecker.blogspot.com/
If you would like to join our blog hop, visit Lexa Cain's blog for info.


 1.

Lexa Cain2.Fiction and Film
3.Writing Off the Edge4.Kidbits
5.TheCyborgMom6.Thoughts and Ideas from Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
7.Intentional Insights with S. Kelley Harrell8.Constantine
9.My Miracle Life10.Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams
11.Lara Lacombe12.TF Walsh
13.Life, Yoga and Other Adventures14.Suzanne Furness
15.Elizabeth Seckman16.Avalon
17.My Baffling Brain18.Planet Kimberly
19.Shah Wharton20.Victorian Scribbles
21.Tanya Miranda22.Ann - A Friend of Jesus 2013
23.Special Teaching At Pempi's Palace24.Square Pegs
25.Patricia's Place26.Anne Higa
27.My Antimatter Life28.Bouquet of Books
29.Lightravellerkate30.Curious As A Cathy
31.Glennie's Random Ramblings32.In My Own Words
33.Tamara Narayan, Author34.My Creatively Random Life
35.Yvonne Ventresca36.On Becoming a Writer
37.Decadent Kane38.Stacy Uncorked
39.Sharon Himsl--Shells, Tales & Sails40.Cloud Nine Girl
41.Our Simple Life42.Our Prime Years

Friday, May 26, 2017

Celebrate The Small Things - May 26, 2017



 

This week I gave my second dog a bath and a haircut. It took me two hours to cut his hair because he doesn't like the clippers or the scissors. I managed to trim the hair around his eyes so he can see. He looks like a different dog now. I have to do the same for our other dog, but didn't have the energy for it just yet. She's bigger and more cooperative, but takes two hours to trim as well. It's a chore, but saves us $50 per dog. They love me more after the bath and trim, too. 

I laid out 70 pages of my graphic novel so far which is 54 more than I did last week, but according to my calculations, it's going to be FOUR TIMES longer than I was expecting! I really was thinking that it was going to be shorter, so I'm surprised. I did the calculations three times. Soooo, I'm going to have to cut out a lot or see if I can split the book in two. Or both. Maybe I should've laid the design of the panels out as I developed the story so I wouldn't have to do thumbnails TWICE. This is my first graphic novel, so it's all trial and error for me as well as research, research, research. *sigh* I hope it goes more smoothly next time.

I checked out a big Dennis the Menace book from the library and have been studying the drawings and the ideas for humor. I used to read some of it as a child, but didn't get into it that much, but now, wow! I've learned so much by studying this book. Artists today still draw hands like that and I thought that was just a Disney thing. I was trying hard to think of funny themes for my webcomic, but that was like trying to squeeze water out of a dry rag. I'm glad I stumbled upon this book by accident.

I learned something interesting this week. My husband told his coworkers that he got called for jury duty which surprised the foreigners from Poland and Austria. They were shocked that we get a summons in the mail and we have to report or we may suffer the consequences like being fined or going to jail. I thought everyone in the Western world had to do that. I'm curious how other countries do it now. I never put any thought into it before. Geez, I wonder how everyone else tries their criminals. I'm kind of afraid to find out.

This week, I read that after you get your book published, the publishing company doesn't help you with promoting/marketing your book. You have to really hustle to get your work known. Yikes, yikes, and YIKES! They help promote your book six months before it is released, but that's it. What a harsh reality! 

I thought that I would hurry up and do drawings for my webcomic so that I can become known for that. In theory, I would develop a fan base before my graphic novel is published and fans would buy my book. Another balloon deflater that I read was that it can take years to develop a following for your webcomic. What am I celebrating out of this newfound information? Well, I'm celebrating that I actually FOUND this information so it won't be such a shock if things don't turn out the way I planned because I STILL plan to do my webcomic and graphic novel.

I've been mopey since I found out that my favorite Zumba teacher is no longer teaching at a convenient time for me, BUT I discovered something delicious to eat this week. Both are negatives really, but that's beside the point. At Trader Joe's they were sampling coffee syrup over French vanilla ice cream. Coffee syrup! It's like having a chocolate sundae, but coffee flavored. It was so good! We bought both and I had to refrain myself from eating it every day. I'm still sad about my Zumba teacher, though. He's teaching a special class on Memorial Day this coming Monday, so I'm going to have to get my butt over there on a day I was going to rest. *sigh* I guess I'll take this small miracle.

In the book, Happy For No Reason, the author says to pull your shoulders back, take a deep breath, and put a big smile on your face. It'll make you feel better right away. You may feel silly and look maniacal, but it works. Try it. It's free.

This is a blog hop!
Check out the blogs below for your reading pleasure and please visit our hosts' blogs:
Lexa Cain: http://lexacain.blogspot.com/
L.G. Keltner http://lgkeltner.blogspot.co.uk/
Tonja Drecker http://tonjadrecker.blogspot.com/
If you would like to join our blog hop, visit Lexa Cain's blog for info.

1.

Lexa Cain2.Fiction and Film
3.Writing Off the Edge4.Kidbits
5.TheCyborgMom6.Thoughts and Ideas from Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
7.Intentional Insights with S. Kelley Harrell8.Constantine
9.My Miracle Life10.Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams
11.Lara Lacombe12.TF Walsh
13.Life, Yoga and Other Adventures14.Suzanne Furness
15.Elizabeth Seckman16.Avalon
17.My Baffling Brain18.Planet Kimberly
19.Shah Wharton20.Victorian Scribbles
21.Tanya Miranda22.Ann - A Friend of Jesus 2013
23.Special Teaching At Pempi's Palace24.Square Pegs
25.Patricia's Place26.Anne Higa
27.My Antimatter Life28.Bouquet of Books
29.Lightravellerkate30.Curious As A Cathy
31.Glennie's Random Ramblings32.In My Own Words
33.Tamara Narayan, Author34.My Creatively Random Life
35.Yvonne Ventresca36.On Becoming a Writer
37.Decadent Kane38.Stacy Uncorked
39.Sharon Himsl--Shells, Tales & Sails40.Cloud Nine Girl
41.Our Simple Life42.Our Prime Years


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Celebrate The Small Things for May 19, 2017



I'm posting this a few hours early since I missed last week's post.

This week I watched a video by Frannerd that helped me organize my graphic novel. With the knowledge I gained from the video, I've laid out 16 pages out of the 180 pages of thumbnails I need to go through. Being hard-headed and lazy, I didn't think I would have to work this way, but after laying out the first eight pages I felt more confident that I could finish my graphic novel quicker and with less problems. It makes me feel better, happier, and gives me a sense of accomplishment.

I discovered a free one-week cartooning workshop that I instantly signed up for. If I didn't sign up right away, I knew I would never do it. It's offered by The Center For Cartoon Studies. If I was a young student again and lived on the east coast, I would love to attend this school. I did the first assignment, albeit I did it wrong. It was supposed to be a 4-panel comic, but I got so into the comic that it became a 7-panel comic. At least I got one comic done which is better than having done nothing at all. There are no due dates for the assignments which is good. My plan was to work on these assignments during idle times while out with my family on the weekend. Like standing in line, waiting for our food at the restaurant, waiting for the kids (and husband) to look at all the toys in the store, etc.

We celebrated Mother's Day early on Saturday with our moms, then on Sunday for me. I chose to eat at El Torito's brunch buffet. It was so good! So many gluten-free items! I tried a new dessert that was fried bananas in caramel. I had to decline the alcohol since I'm allergic, but it was still so good!

While I was coloring my hair, I was listening to David Paulides' lecture in Australia about the mysterious disappearances of people in national parks. I have several of his Missing 411 books which I love. Instead of 411 missing people, he has researched over 6,000 missing persons cases. Wow! I don't go in the woods, but I was considering going to Yosemite for a vacation. After he said the majority of the missing people went missing in Yosemite, I changed my mind. Well, I said a few expletives and a "hell no!" first. One of the guys that went missing a few years ago is from the area I grew up in. He was with a church group, but was out of shape so he was at the tail end of the group. They turned around and he was gone. Search and rescue couldn't find him. He was never seen again. 300 people were in the park that day. I was thinking there would be safety in numbers, but that didn't seem to work for him. Poor guy. The Missing 411 movie just came out. I'm doing my little joy dance! I'm hoping to get it for my birthday in June if I drop a lot of hints. It's only available on DVD.

Below is the first comic I did for the cartooning workshop. I plan to ink and color it later.










This is a blog hop!
Check out the blogs below for your reading pleasure and please visit our hosts' blogs:
Lexa Cain: http://lexacain.blogspot.com/
L.G. Keltner http://lgkeltner.blogspot.co.uk/
Tonja Drecker http://tonjadrecker.blogspot.com/
If you would like to join our blog hop, visit Lexa Cain's blog for info.

1.

Lexa Cain2.Fiction and Film
3.Writing Off the Edge4.Kidbits
5.TheCyborgMom6.Thoughts and Ideas from Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
7.Intentional Insights with S. Kelley Harrell8.Constantine
9.My Miracle Life10.Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams
11.Lara Lacombe12.TF Walsh
13.Life, Yoga and Other Adventures14.Suzanne Furness
15.Elizabeth Seckman16.Avalon
17.My Baffling Brain18.Planet Kimberly
19.Shah Wharton20.Victorian Scribbles
21.Tanya Miranda22.Ann - A Friend of Jesus 2013
23.Special Teaching At Pempi's Palace24.Square Pegs
25.Patricia's Place26.Anne Higa
27.My Antimatter Life28.Bouquet of Books
29.Lightravellerkate30.Curious As A Cathy
31.Glennie's Random Ramblings32.In My Own Words
33.Tamara Narayan, Author34.My Creatively Random Life
35.Yvonne Ventresca36.On Becoming a Writer
37.Decadent Kane38.Stacy Uncorked
39.Sharon Himsl--Shells, Tales & Sails40.Cloud Nine Girl
41.Our Simple Life42.Our Prime Years

Friday, May 5, 2017

Celebrate The Small Things - May 5, 2017



Since I'm very late typing this up, I'll try to keep it brief.

This week my husband and I are celebrating our 16 year wedding anniversary. Yay! Where did the time go?

My youngest son went back to doing martial arts after over a year of resting a broken toe. All of his instructors were happy to see him back. (Kyokushin Karate, Judo, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)

Our city is finally fixing the streetlights in our neighborhood after years of the residents (including me) complaining. The lights used to be off for weeks at a time while houses were being burglarized. We would call the city and they would say it's the electric company's responsibility so we would call the electric company and they would say the lights belong to the city. It went on like this for years. When someone would complain, the lights would go on for a few days or even just a few hours, then go out again. People complained on the electric company's Facebook and one of the residents who knows the mayor complained to him.  Whatever it was that got them to take action, I'm grateful for because we will finally get good lighting around here.

I found a bunch of good books at the library this week including one for my son which is a huge Big Nate book that is like an anthology. I hadn't known about it until I happened to walk by and see it on the display shelf. Jeff Kinney (author of The Diary of a Wimpy Kid) interviews the author, Lincoln Peirce in it. I want to read this myself because Jeff Kinney was a fan of Lincoln Peirce's work and reached out to him for advice on doing his own comics. Kinney became successful with Diary of a Wimpy Kid and helped Peirce gain popularity with his Big Nate comics. Big Nate was published and went on to sell over 15 million books! It's so inspiring! (I had to re-edit this because my facts were wrong, previously.)

What are you celebrating?
Check out the blogs below for your reading pleasure and please visit our hosts' blogs:
Lexa Cain: http://lexacain.blogspot.com/
L.G. Keltner http://lgkeltner.blogspot.co.uk/
Tonja Drecker http://tonjadrecker.blogspot.com/
If you would like to join our blog hop, visit Lexa Cain's blog for info.
1.

Lexa Cain2.Fiction and Film
3.Writing Off the Edge4.Kidbits
5.TheCyborgMom6.Thoughts and Ideas from Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
7.Intentional Insights with S. Kelley Harrell8.Constantine
9.My Miracle Life10.Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams
11.Lara Lacombe12.TF Walsh
13.Life, Yoga and Other Adventures14.Suzanne Furness
15.Elizabeth Seckman16.Avalon
17.My Baffling Brain18.Planet Kimberly
19.Shah Wharton20.Victorian Scribbles
21.Tanya Miranda22.Ann - A Friend of Jesus 2013
23.Special Teaching At Pempi's Palace24.Square Pegs
25.Patricia's Place26.Anne Higa
27.My Antimatter Life28.Bouquet of Books
29.Lightravellerkate30.Curious As A Cathy
31.Glennie's Random Ramblings32.In My Own Words
33.Tamara Narayan, Author34.My Creatively Random Life
35.Yvonne Ventresca36.On Becoming a Writer
37.Decadent Kane38.Stacy Uncorked
39.Sharon Himsl--Shells, Tales & Sails40.Cloud Nine Girl
41.Our Simple Life