Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wednesday Word of the Day

Kismet \KIZ-met; -mit\, noun:

Destiny; fate.

~This is one of my favorite ways of saying Fate or Destiny...I find it sexy and evocative.  ;) ~

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tuesday Two...Quotes

Quotes from a famous American.  That was Darling Diva's project this week for school.  So when I asked her if she had an American in mind to use she, in her just now learning about social studies way, said "George Washington, Mom."


The second part of the project was to tell what the quote means to you.  Now she picked different quotes than I did, but as I was helping her find quotes by our famous first president, I came across two that struck a cord in me for this Tuesday Two.

Hope you enjoy.

"If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter."  George Washington

"Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse."  George Washington

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wednesday Word of the Day

Pusillanimous \pyoo-suh-LAN-uh-muhs\, adjective:

Lacking in courage and resolution; contemptibly fearful; cowardly.

~Hmmm, the pusillanimous lion just doesn't have quite the same ring to it!~ 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tuesday Trivia

How about an easy one today...

Question:  What did the duchess's baby turn into when left in Alice's care in Wonderland?

Don't Peek......

Answer:  A Pig

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tidbits on St. Patrick

1. St. Patrick was actually born in Britain.
2. St. Patrick did not drive the snakes out of Ireland.
3. Four leaf clovers are not one in a million.  It is estimated that there is one four leaf clover for every 10,000 three-leaf ones.
4. St. Patrick may have been the first person in recorded history to speak out against slavery.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wednesday Word of the Day

Gimcrack \JIM-krak\, noun:

1. A showy but useless or worthless object; a gewgaw.

1. Tastelessly showy; cheap; gaudy.

~So I'm guessing this would include faux jewels, but I have to say some faux baubles, while gaudy have an expression all their own. *wink* ~

Monday, March 14, 2011

A Cherry Blossom Kind of Day...

Today, cherry blossoms are connected to innocence, spring and simplicity.

Innocence, Spring and Simplicity...I adore that connection to the cherry blossom, but I'd like to add two more of my own thoughts to that.  Hope and Love!  Because we are in desperate need of both around the world right now. 


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wednesday Word of the Day

Chortle \CHOR-tl\, transitive and intransitive verb:

1. To utter, or express with, a snorting, exultant laugh or chuckle.


1. A snorting, exultant laugh or chuckle.

~Oh heaven's above, I chortle!  Yes, when I laugh really hard or out of control-like, I snort. *blushes to the tips of her ears*  I always have and I guess always will, but I must say I do like it described as Chortling better than snorting.  *wink*~

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Hope, Faith and Love...

She layers death upon us all
Her icy tears lay where they fall
And quietly we slide to sleep
Our death, our life she takes inside her keep.

Shortened days and longer nights
Our souls stay strong, ready to fight
Our shells withstand the terrible cold
Our faith awaits the new day to take hold.

With warmth from the one who travels from east to west
We hope to rise from our deep rest
Our fate decided by one not meek
Our mother’s love we shall but seek.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Friday Faboo!

How do you like my self-portrait?  Yep, that really is a gleam in my grin!  I have good news to share and as you may have guessed...

I've sold a second story!  :)

A Magical Return is the story of natural born vessels to a magical race called the Others, Conleth “Cole” Douglas and Emterra “Irene” Azzurra. They must save their town from a dark evil, but can they save their love as well?


Conleth “Cole” Douglas, warlock and vessel, needs a miracle. A destructive force has taken hold of his town and it will take more than just he and his magical Other, Cole, to eradicate the Evil. When an attempt to open his lover, Emterra, to her destiny fails, Conleth and Cole are forced to stop the Evil the only other way they know how; by taking it, and themselves, to another realm.

Emterra “Irene” Azzurra, untapped witch and vessel, has lived the life everyone else thought she should. Devastated by the loss of her long time love, Conleth, she’s given up on a happy-ever-after and faced her continuing time on earth, moment by moment.

When Conleth miraculously returns, opening her heart to him again seems to be too great a task for one middle-aged mayor of a dying town. Especially when he looks to be the same young Goth he was when he left and he’s trying to convince her she’s sharing skin with a magical being.

Can Conleth prove his claims of magic and the Others to be true? Can Emterra allow herself to believe in love and his wild claims? Or will the returning Evil finally be able to swallow this town and all its inhabitants into the deepest realms of hell.

Stay tuned for cover art and release date.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Wednesday Word of the Day

Hypnagogic \hip-nuh-GOJ-ik; -GOH-jik\, adjective:

Of, pertaining to, or occurring in the state of drowsiness preceding sleep.

~Oooh, so that's what the uber awesome idea time is called!!  *grin*~