How are you blogster buds? We were packing fools this weekend and continue to be as the big day draws near. I'm afraid I'm going to have to shutdown shop for a few weeks. In addition to the move, I've been given a month for a rewrite and my muse is cowering under the covers. She and I are both plodders, so we may or may not get to the finish line in a timely manner. On the upside, Tall, Dark and Undead did win the ankh award.
I hope you have a pleasant and productive week, my friends. I'll be chatting with you again around the middle of November.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
I am so glad I am no longer dealing with that stomach bug. Knocked me on my butt.On the up side it certainly cut the grocery bill in half since neither the hh or I was inclined to buy much food. grin.
Lo these many seasons I've been getting the flu shot... I thought it was for stomach flu. I had no idea it was only for upper respiratory. Yikes. Did you know that?
This is for the 'I don't really care' appraisers out there. grin. Most of them are great. But there are a few.....
We have emergency phone alerts where I work, used for fire alarms, lock downs, weather etc. They happen to sound a lot like the amber alerts--which by the way are wonderful things. Anyway...my boss's cell had an amber alert bleep. I went racing for our office phone thinking we had an emergency message, before she pointed out it was her cell. At the same time the hh was teaching class when a student's cell bleeped the amber alert. The hh hustled the whole class outside thinking it was a fire alarm. grin.
The bro sent me this one.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Thursday, October 9, 2014
I think she did a wonderful job. The price was reasonable and she was a joy to work with.
Sorry I've been AWOL on responses and visiting blogs. The grandson shared the flu with us.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
The community college where I work lost an employee last week that left the whole campus reeling. Lamont Kinney didn't have a high-powered job that grossed him a large salary. He didn't have a lot of degrees attached to his name. What he did have was a huge heart, one that made him the most loved person on campus. Students, staff and faculty alike turned to Lamont for security, help and friendship. It was as if he derived his energy from taking care of others.
His passing made the front page of the local newspaper. The reporter, Amy Fuhrman, summed it up with her opening: 'The gates of Heaven are surely shining a little brighter, the angels’ welcome must be a little warmer and there are certainly no lost souls left to wander.' If there were, Lamont would find them and guide them home.
At least, one student credits his education to this dear man. When he came on campus for the first time, alone and unsure, with no one to help him, Lamont took him under his wing. The student said later, he would never have gotten his education if it weren't for Lamont. Another student said his dad passed when he was fifteen and Lamont became his father figure. And so it went.
The school president not only attended his funeral but spoke at it.
It both humbles and awes me that this man was capable of sharing himself with so many and doing it with a 'glad heart.' He gave a piece of himself to everyone he came in contact with. And he came in contact with many. Knowing Lamont was both a gift and a responsibility. A gift of friendship. A responsibility to pay it forward. His mantra: 'I'm here to make a difference.'
"Lamont, you succeeded beyond your wildest expectations. Till we meet again."
|Campus Memorial Monday, Oct 6, 2014|
Monday, October 6, 2014
Thanks, Kelly, for sharing this picture
1. Saw the babies this weekend and the little girl recognized me. Awesome:)
2. Attended the funeral of a very dear man. More to follow.
3. I'm packing...slowly....very slowly. I have to decide whether each and every object is trash or treasurer. Do I pack it, send it to goodwill or put it in the garbage? Decisions. Decisions.
4. Lyrical accepted Ghost For Sale. YAY.
5. I've changed some book covers. Blog reveal coming.
6. Love, Lattes and Mutants comes out February 23.
7. Love, Lattes and Danger is now in the hands of my editor.
8. And last but not least, my computer screen is dying.sigh.
What about you, blogster buds, how was your weekend?
For your viewing pleasure. FYI: Language in first few seconds.