Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Han Solo-isms: You Need Them in Your Life

See this guy? Yeah. You know who he is. Han Solo. Corellian, friend to Wookies, and Millenium Falcon Driver. Or Flyer. Or Whatever. Pilot! That's it. Pilot. Okay. Here he is. ↓

See this look on his face? It says sarcastic, sardonic, sneer-filled, snide, and know-it-all, in one fell swoop.
But of course, we love that. Every. Single. Bit. Of. It. It's what makes Han Solo
one of the best characters. Ever. ↓

Okay. Now. Look at this picture. The one that says, "I ain't havin' none of this." and "My way or the highway." Got a good look? Well that's pretty much the look I give to my two boys -- and all the time now.
What am I talking about, you say? Well, I'm glad you asked.

I've relegated to being the Han Solo in their lives (minus a few things like chest hair and a blaster or two et al, ... I don't need to elaborate). And you can learn more by reading the article I wrote here ◄on Society Letters.

Enjoy. And PLEASE keep in mind, my tongue is quite plastered to my cheek in this little monologue ... and it also isn't. You be the judge as to the degree of which it truly is. 


Friday, July 24, 2015

Summer 2015

It's been said that life goes by faster with every year that passes.
This is undeniably true.
School has been out for my boys for two months, 
and yet, I can't understand how they're starting school in 
three weeks.
Parental phenomenon, is what it is.
And this humorous albeit ridiculous door knob sign that my
eldest son made, this is a phenomenon
all its own. ↓

I shouldn't have had to ask, but I did ... the blindness will happen
if I don't knock on his door and make sure he isn't naked before I walk in.
Oh good heavens.
It's good to see him using his words and writing, this summer.
And per usual, it's good to see his humor is still in tact.

Have a great weekend friends.

Oh, and little article about my Etsy start up five years ago just posted a few days ago
on this sweet blog I'm a part of, called Society Letters.


Monday, June 29, 2015


You know what's uncomfortable?

Me letting my work go out (the one that's been in a writing/editing/rewriting process for the last ten years) to my writing/ critique partners.

It's like letting your baby -- your sweet, little child -- go to school on his first day of preschool.You are relieved, but terrified. Happy but seriously overwhelmed. There's a two-fold dimension of emotions.

And I can't figure out what I want or should feel.

Many of you don't know that this story has been with me since my now-high-school son was a three-year-old.

It's been over ten years of trying to figure out what and how I want to tell this story. For a while, I thought it was just a concept that would never come to fruition. And that it was a crazy idea for a book. Shouldn't happen. Nah, dumb idea.

But, it wasn't just that. 

Okay, perhaps it is a dumb idea, but I never could give it up. AND (I'm going to speak "positive prophetic" here) when I find an agent that finds a publisher for this story, it will all be worth it in the end.

Just a bit of encouragement for those doing this, or are in a completely different situation, but have "worked" for their "idea" for decades, keep at it.

Don't give up.

Even if things don't work out like you anticipated, you KNOW that you kept at it, trying for success, and didn't miss an opportunity because you weren't working for it.

It's like a key, a key to success that only you can find with the path that you've been given to travel. Only you can use that key. Only you can unlock that door. Only you can make it happen with your story, not someone else's. With your work, not someone else's.

You, your style, your life, your experience, can not be duplicated and shouldn't be.

Give it your best, you truly won't lose.

God will figure out the loose ends and details...

Friday, May 29, 2015

Graduating into Summer

My oldest son just graduated from middle school. Which means,
naturally that I have a high-schooler now. 
Really amazing to see how fast time flies
and how much my little boy has turned into a man.

Because I'm his mom, I get to tell you how handsome he is. Isn't he?
Okay. Speaking of boys, just had another article
printed on Mamalode and it has to do with boys!
My boys. Which is perfect timing.
Go here ◄ to read it.
And this time? Mamalode editors left
every word in tact, the way I originally wrote it.
The article is titled, Better with Boys.

Graduating son? Original non-edited and printed writing? 
Perfect way to end the week.
Have a wonderful weekend friends.