Monday, September 20, 2010

Short (SHORT) stories

Wow, I haven't posted since May! YIKES!

Well, I'm freaking out over what to do when I grow up. (Well, technically, when Erica grows up.) When Kindergarten started, I really started freaking out majorly.

Nothing seems quite right. I had thought of a few choices: Finish my fiction book since I already have it half done); publish children's Bible curriculum; write short devotionals for publications like "Daily Bread."

Well, nothing seemed to quite fit, didnt seem quite right. Even though I really want to right my novel, I agree w/ Andrew's assessment that I should start small and work up to that.

WITH ALL OF THIS SAID... I of course am in love with the Disney Fairies. I love me some Tinker Bell. Ask me anything and I would have the answer for you w/o even hesitating. Also... I know lots about Erica's other character movies and toys (ex: my little pony, strawberry shortcake).

So an idea came to me the other day. Andrew wants me to start small... What about writing something for a kid's magazine?!? There's an entire magazine dedicated to the Disney fairies. Another one, named "Sparkle Magazine" that has lots of characters involve, like My Little Pony and Strawberry Shortcake.

WITH ALL OF THIS SAID... I'm going to try my hand at short stories. But before I can get serious about a real story/article, I need to freshen up on my craft.

So with my blog now, I'm going to be writing little short stories. Really short. And my daughter will be my editor! Hehehe. Not really editor, but I'll read them to her and if she understands and likes it, I know I'm going in the right direction.

If anyone actually reads my blog anymore, you could help by giving me three things. That's how we come up with stories at home. I give Erica three things and she has to make a story with those things. And she'll do the same to me. The three things can be totally random, which makes for a really interesting story.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


I've recently discovered Meez. Its kinda fun, I'm starting to like it alot.

I've used Zwinky since its creation in 2006. And I'm a die-hard fan. I love it SO MUCH, and Erica and I would play together. We'd sit at different computers, make our outfits, then chase eachother around Zwinktopia.

But then a few months ago I started getting Trojans on both computers from using Zwinky.


So we need to stop using Zwinky. I'm so tempted to go back to it, but its not good for my computer's health.

So I'm trying to find something new. Its not easy, b/c nothing is as great as Zwinky.

I do NOT like WeeWorld. The clothing is ok, and its fun to travel around the different worlds. But the rooms stink, and its almost IMPOSSIBLE to get points. Very very difficult. PLUS, to really advance in the game you need to make "friends" with tons of people. Sorry, but no. When I'm playing something w/ my daughter, I don't make friends w/ strangers. Its just her and me. That's it.

I've tried other things. A lot of them you need to pay real money in order to really play the game. No thank you!

So I finally stumbled upon Meez. Ok, so the rooms there stink too. And its kinda slow getting the images to load. BUT... the outfits are super cool, and the animations are too. And what I love best is... Its easy to earn money/points!

My current Meez was created with Erica. She's supposed to be Tinker Bell. There are other fairy outfits too, but I need to play some games to get points before I can buy them.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

"Well, that can't be good"

Here are some of my recent Facebook status messages. I'll insert additional info as needed...

(Saturday night:)
I DON'T UNDERSTAND! We've had the central air on all day set to 70 degrees. But its 77!!! And thats just the first floor. Upstairs is always hotter by 3-5 degrees. I know it could be worse and that maybe I'm spoiled. But I hate sweating when I sleep. AND, if we're paying $ for the electricity to run it, it should work right. Otherwise its like we're wasting $

That night I'd had a miserable time falling asleep. I started in my room, went to Erica's room, went to the living room, eventually fell asleep. Then when I half-woke up, I went up to my room. Then back to Erica's room, and finally to the living room again.

It was horrible. It was in the 80's inside. It got hotter as the night went on. I thought at night it was supposed to get cooler?

Anyway, It wasnt working the next day (today), so I turned it off and opened windows. Finally at 9:00ish at night, Andrew and I went to the basement where the inside part of the unit is, and we checked to see if the filter was too dirty/dusty/whatever. Just as Andrew pulled out the filter, he said "Well, that can't be good..."

(Today/ Sunday night)
So I just figured out why the central air wasnt working. Andrew took out the filter to see if it was dusty/dirty/whatever. And water POURED out! Just 2 months ago, we had people come to service it/ make sure it was ready for use. The guy even put new parts in so we'd have no problem. Now, if it breaks the first time we turn it on, shouldnt they come out free of charge to fix it? I'm gonna call and DEMAND it. Its their fault! Either the guy messed up royally, or he didnt see where there was a problem starting. Right?

Andrew doesnt think that they'll come out free of charge to recheck it. But they should. I mean, REALLY! We pay them every year to come service it, to make sure it'll be ready for the summer. Why do we pay all that money if they're work doesn't work?!?!?!

We don't have the money to get it fixed. We really don't. No amount of scrounging our bank accounts will add up to enough money to get this whole thing fixed and set right.

I think I'm gonna scream. Or puke. Or run away crying.

Friday, April 30, 2010


My child finally went back to school Thursday. I was so tired of being stuck at home. I (jokingly... mostly) told Andrew on wednesday night that I was gonna send her to school whether she was better or not. But really she was better... Enogh so that she was being sassy again.

When I took her in then, I talked briefly to the teacher. And I got to see the baby chicks that the hatched at school!

Then I went to Starbucks. AWE, pure bliss. And I used a gift card, so if Andrew reads this: I didnt spend cash/credit.

Today I'm using my freedom to get a haircut. Yeah!

And its almost 10:00, so gotta go!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I do believe in fairies! I DO! I DO!

We are in love with Disney Fairies. Meaning Erica and me... Not Andrew.

Funny part is that when the Tinker Bell movie first came out, I thought it was ridiculous, cuz in Peter Pan she tries getting Wendy killed. Great gal, huh?

But we're hooked now. We're reading thru the books. The big ones, not the tiny 15 page ones. I think we've read 8 so far, and the first two are HUGE books, 200-300 pages. And since all but 4 of the fairies are not in the movies, I found pictures of the book fairies and printed them out with name and talent... AND I printed a map of Neverland.

I feel like I understand Tinker Bell now. (Yes, that's how pathetic this is, that I feel for a fictional character!) In the first book "Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg ," Tink is talking with Mother Dove, and she starts crying about how Peter Pan broke her heart. Awe, poor girl!!!

But I'm hoping she falls in love with Terrence. He's in the books and movies. He really likes her, but she's so caught up in herself that she doesnt seem to notice. He gets brownie points though, b/c in the next book "Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand," Terrence uses the wand to make Tink love him... but then realizes that he wants her to love him for him, not b/c of a spell. So he gets the spell reversed. Unfortunately she's still oblivious to him, but I'm holding onto hope.

We have dress up clothes. And tons of toys. Teeny fairies the size of your thumb. And I'm so obsessed that I drew a huge poster of Pixie Hollow, with Home Tree, Mother Dove, Havendish Stream, fairy-dust mill, and more. So we play with them on the board.

Now I've gone too far! I'm getting 2 books from the library... One is an encyclopedia of fairy life. The other is a history of Pixie Hollow.

How absurd!!! I can't believe someone actually wrote them... And even more shocked at how giddy I am to read them!

We started the encyclopedia-type one... And I got teary-eyed when I saw the beautiful picture of the home tree.

Wow, I'm losing it!

Because of this fairy-frenzy we're in, Erica's been watching Peter Pan over and over and over since she's been sick. Not the cartoon version (though I did pick that up from the library today). Its the real people version made in 2003. I actually LOVE it, so I don't mind watching it with her.

I think she's watching "Peter Pan" right now... and I think I'll go join her... and then read more books!