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I'm an Army wife and aspiring author, published by Evernight Publishing. I primarily write M/M, but I'm starting to branch out. I'm not very good at technology, but I'm hoping this blog gives me the opportunity to communicate with other authors and readers. My life is kept interesting by my soldier, Ringo the chihuahua, and all the amazing people that I consider friends. I also work entirely too much as a coach at a local gym, a caregiver at a church nursery, and a freelance baker.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Ambulance Adventures

I don't know if I've mentioned it before, but my knees are not the best. Randomly and without warning, my kneecap will decide to go chill on the side of my knee instead of where it belongs. That somewhat complicates simple tasks.

Just recently, I was working out and my kneecap once again said, "Fuck this shit, I'm gonna go over there." Now what was I doing to cause that? Some sort of lower body machine? No. You would think that, but no. I was in fact in the process of sitting when I gracefully lost my balance and my knee was not having that mess.

At first I was shocked. A few years ago, I had surgery that was supposed to fix this little inconvenience. I tried to get it back in to place on my own, but it just wasn't happening. That's when the ambulance was called. By the time they arrived, I was in a lot of pain, so after three attempts at finding my vein, I was finally given some relief.

It was then we learned that when I am under the influence of Demerol, I become quite...interesting. As the paramedics worked on getting me onto a stretcher, I was alternating between threatening to sue and laughing hysterically at the posters on the wall. Once on the ambulance, I requested that we stop for pancakes on the way to the emergency room and then I wanted to play Angry Birds on the clipboard my new best friend Paramedic Guy was writing on.

I made it to the ER, was carted away to a room. A doctor examined my knee and saw that it was indeed messed up. They transferred me to a bed at which point my kneecap decided to go back to where it belongs and all was well once again. Sort of.

In a few weeks, I'll be finding out if I need a second surgery. So that's the wild and crazy time I've been having and the reason I haven't updated the blog recently. It's a non-stop party over here.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

New year, new...whatever

I hope everyone has had a great start to the new year. I celebrated my first wedding anniversary on New Year's Eve and it was wonderful.

Now it's back to the grind. My other half is off to training with the Army this month and I'm back to work at both of my jobs and going to school. One of my job's is at a gym. We personally love the first month of the new year there. That's when our sales and attendance skyrocket from those people trying to get started on their resolutions. That made me think.

I've never been one to make resolutions, so of course this year is no different. Now I'm thinking that maybe I should give it a try. I've been on one of my writing droughts where everything I write sounds like crap to me and I have zero ideas and my computer's recycle bin gets pretty darn filled.

I'm going to attempt to have some sort of start to a story mashed together next month. I make no promises, but I really do need to try to at least be an author...sort of (see what I did there?). Here's to hoping the Good Idea Fairy comes and bops me on the head. Cheers.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Lego Advent Calendar: Day 23

It is the penultimate day of the Lego Advent calendar. I love that word, don't you?

Day Twenty-Three: Presents!

Lego presents. Meh, I guess that's decent. Presents are a staple of Christmas. A practical Lego item.

Looks like someone's being wooed.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Lego Advent Calendar: Day 22

OK, so maybe I overreacted yesterday. I mean, cancelling Christmas is a bit much. Maybe today will be better.

Day Twenty-Two: Reasonably Nice Sled

OK, so it's a sled. It attaches to the ATV. That's fun, right? 

With only a few days left, I am confident that the next two items will amaze. Surely the Lego calendar people would not disappoint children (and goofy authors) so close to Christmas. I am cautiously optimistic.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Lego Advent Calendar: Day 21

Well, folks. Here we are at the end of the world. Just kidding, but I can only imagine what awesomely hilarious and topical item is in today's calendar.

Day Twenty-One: Fucking Traffic Cones

It was perfect. It could have been perfect.

Instead of some sort of Mayan Lego man or apocalyptic Lego monster I got traffic cones.

Fuck it. Christmas is cancelled.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Lego Advent Calendar: Day 20

Today, I had the strangest thing happen to me. I thought I'd left my phone at home. I seriously emptied my purse when I got to work and it wasn't in there. Well a few hours into the slowest shift in history, I go into my purse for some mints and there it is. Madness!

Day Twenty: Nothing Says Christmas Like Snow Shovels

I am unimpressed. Maybe it's because I've never had much snow in my life, but a wheelbarrow and shovel doesn't seem very festive. It's 5 days until Christmas. I want my Lego calendar spitting out elves riding reindeer giving out presents to British orphans who will then gallivant about the village with a terminally melty snowman until Santa arrives with baby Jesus and flamethrower. After all, 'tis the season.


Well, at least those two are having fun. So not all is lost.