Sunday, December 26, 2010


This year Christmas was very relaxing, and a lot of fun. Yesterday my parents, my brother, and I spent the day hanging out together and opening presents. It was fun just relax and spend some time together. I highly suggest getting one or more of Christine Anderson's CD's of bell solos. I got one for Christmas, and it is a lot of fun to listen to being a bell player. I also suggest (if you love music) getting "Musicophilia tales of Music and the Brain" by Oliver Sacks (the awakenings guy). It is a good read.
Meanwhile I am still dealing with a cold that doesn't seem to want to go away. I miss feeling like normal. I guess that's life. I am seriously looking into going back to school and studying nurology. But that isn't certain yet.
This morning as I was listening to NPR, I heard somthing about what is the definition of rich is. The sad thing is that people that make 250,000 or more a year don't think of themselves as rich. They must be crazy to think that despite the fact that they are making 250,000 a year, and so many people are only making 20,000 a year, and you don't see yourself as rich. Hell, if I was making 250,000 a year I wouldn't be living with my parents still, I would be living on my own somewhere far from Midland, I would be giving some of that money away to people that need it more than I do, putting some of it away for my retirment, and not be spending it on mansions, hummers, or other crazy things. And what about the people that are making millions of dollars every year? Why can't they give a million dollars a year away to people that don't have any or much money? If you're making over a million a year, then you can handle giving away a million to people less fortunate than you.

Sunday, December 19, 2010


It's spitting snow outside as I sit here in the nursery. We don't have any kids. So Katie is reading, I am writing this blog, and our confirmation helper is watching Anastaisia.
We just got our first kid of the day. He has been having a lot of fun, even though he is the only kid. Some kids enjoy themselves even when they are the only one here to play.

This week has been a weird one. My mom has been home all week sick. Meanwhile my brother and dad had exams this past week. My mom is beggining to feel better. I spent quite a bit of time in a local elementary school chasing people around.

Monday, December 13, 2010


The past few days have been fairly normal days for me. I've spent a lot of time reading. I've spent some time writing. On Friday I spent most of my day at a local elementary school volunteering. On Saturday morning my brother and I headed over to the publice library so that he could do some studying for exams and I could get out of the house to do some writing. I did get some writing done while we were at the library. Around mid-day saturday we headed home to eat lunch and do things around the house. I took a shower that afternoon, and got myself ready to head to Dow Gardens for the annual Christmas Walk. This year during the annual Dow Gardens Chirstmas walk, a couple of my friends came with me to sing while I played the piano. We had a lot of fun with it. That night I got home just as my parents were about to walk out the door to head over to a friends house for a small group meeting. That left my brother and I alone at home without any parents. So my brother and I had a quiet night at home, alone. We knew that it was supposed to begin snowing on Saturday night, so we were waiting for the snow to begin. I didn't see it start snowing. But on Sunday morning when I woke up, there was snow on the ground, and it was still snowing out. I had to work in the church nursery on Sunday morning, and we had one child who was fasinated by the snow falling outside of the window. It snowed throughout the day, on and off. I shoveled the driveway two times during the course of the day. Last night as my mom and I were watching the nightly news, my mom got a call saying that the school district that she works for was going to be closed tomarrow. As we watched some TV last night, we saw that the school that I am volunteering in (and the school district it is a part of) was going to be closed today. Sometime overnight the university that my dad is tutoring at and taking classes at, and that my brother is going to for nursing closed. So none of us have anything going on today.
Today I am hoping to get some good work done on my novel. I am trying to finish it by the first of the year. I really want to finish this thing so that I cann decide wether or not to look for a publisher, or self publish, or not to publish at all. I have been having so much fun writing this novel simply because of the twist and turns I never expected, and that I only found out about because I listened to what the characters were telling me.
Back to the novel!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


I've been really bad about blogging latley. Well, really since last December. Today I decided to get into the habit of blogging regularly again. So I began trying to think of a topic to blog about on a regular basis. I haven't been able to think of a good one. So I decided that I would just force myelf to sit down Monday through Friday to blog at least two blogs. Sounds reasonable right?? I have a feeling I'll end up blogging about the random things that happen in my life, or whatever I am writing at the moment. So here I go.

Update on today.
I spent most of the day at church. Not all bad. I didn't get any writing done. I did get some good planning done with a local teacher, whose room I will be volunteering in starting on Friday. I am gearing up for Dow Garden's Christmas Walk on Saturday night when I will be playing the piano outside of the H.H. Dow home. What else happened today? I took a shower. I unloaded and reloaded the dishwasher. Nothing too exciting happened today. I am going to be working in the church nursery tonight. I have bells after the church service tonight. While I was at church, I saw someone I hadn't seen in quite a while. I saw the person who took my senior pictures. I hadn't seen her in a while, but I have seen her kids fairly regularly. It was nice seeing her out and about. Signing off for today.

November in review

November is over. It's been over for a week. I did do NaNoWriMo, and I wrote over 50000 words! But I didn't finish the novel. So I have been slowly picking away at it as I set a deadline of January 1 2011 to finish it. Then I'll have to set anouther deadline for revisions.

In October I was looking for an idea to write about during NaNoWriMo. I did eventually find the idea that I would write about. What amazed me was how different the idea I wrote in November was from previous ideas I had for things I have written. The one thing that was similar to previous things I have written is that the main character is gay. But other than that, the story line and the characters were so much different. For one thing, one of the minor characters who is also gay was married to a man for several years before coming out and breaking off their marriage. Anouther thing that is so different is the fact that these characters have let me into their thoughts and feelings by letting me see their journals.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

October leads to November

October means that November is right around the corner. Wait a moment! It's the end of October!!! Whatever happened to this month??? That means I have less than a week to prepare for nanowrimo ( Crap. I have no idea what I'm writing this year. I don't have any characters. I don't even have a hint of a plot. All I have is me, myself, and I, my laptop, and an abundance of time next month. I'm a little freaked out that November is approaching quickly. I'm despretly trying to fnd a plot and characters to write about. I just read the first e-mail from my ML. And there was a great line in it that I wish both made me laugh, and also gave me a good idea for a novel to write next month. Instead the line only made me smile. This particular line goes as follows "...clown-fearing ninja and his unfortanate escapades through France in pursit of the Queens underpants.". Too bad my brain isn't in creative mode. Otherwise I could turn that line into a full novel. I think I'll go back to my brainstorming now.

Monday, September 13, 2010

It's September

I know I know. I haven't posted ANYTHING is several months. Depressing? Yes. Sad? I don't really know. What I do know is that I've been busy working for the Great Lakes Loons chasing down the next paycheck, working my arse off for little to no pay, and getting more and more frusterated with the work and some (I SAID SOME NOT ALL) of the staff I work with/for. Right now the Loons are in the midst of the playoffs. At least the playoffs won't take too much longer. Now on to the other going ons of my life at the moment, or maybe of the summer. I'm still working in the church nursery. Sounds fun right? It could be if we got more kids than we did this summer. Typically we only had one to two kids on any given sunday morning. I went to Wisconsin for the family reunion. That was fun. I met my mom's cousin, David, and his partner Andrew. It was fun meeting them. It was also fun seeing my aunts, uncles, and cousins.

I'm definatly looking forwards to November and Nanowrimo. The only problem is I really want to start writing right now. But it's not November yet!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

There's so much, yet so few words...

There's been a lot going on in my life latley. But I just don't have the energy to write about it all. And there's been even more on my mind. So I've been praying a ton, which has proboly been the reason I've had the energy to keep chasing kids everywhere.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Continuing on with Nanowrimo

So during November 2009 I spent way too much time working on writing a novel for national novel writing month. And now I am on the cusp of starting Scriptfrenzy, 30 days to write a hundred page screenplay. And what am I doing besides preparing for script frenzy? I'm also preparing to begin writing a series of novels that techincally could be read on their own, but each focusing on a single character's life from my first ever nanowrimo novel. A little scary to think that I could come up with four to five books about the same family.
I shal try to keep you updated on how things go, although knowing how busy I tend to be, it might be hard to do. But I will try to keep up with it all.