Thursday, May 31, 2012

Magic Happens

Originally I had typed up an essay about fairies and fairy homes. I could resort to talking about how flowers are temporary summer homes for fairies, but the more I looked through the photos I have taken, the more I decided that what I really look for in nature is the opportunity for magic.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Things I learned at CONduit

I am in a listy kind of mood today, so here is my list of fun things I learned this weekend. For those of you who don't know about CONduit, here's their link!

1 - It is never too late to follow your dreams. Well, unless you’re dead. So unless you know a necromancer, if you’re dead it’s probably too late.  BUT as long as you’re still alive and breathing, go chase those dreams!!!
My friend Peggy wore this T-Shirt to the Con, and I was secretly wishing I had one, too. Now I know where to buy one, click the link and go to OffWorldDesigns and show them some love :)  They have the best t-shirts ever.

Monday, May 28, 2012

In Memorium

I would say Happy Memorial Day, but that somehow seems trite. Instead, may we remember those who have served, sacrificed, and given all for their country. Without them, we would not be sitting here in front of our computers chatting, posting, blogging, sharing, liking, and tweeting. I myself have several family members who have served. I was unable to locate pictures of all of them, but it is with heartfelt thanks and appreciation that I express my love for all of those who bravely go abroad and follow orders, even if it is to the death.
Uncle Rudy Owings, My Father Brett Owings, and my grandfather Albert Christman

Sunday, May 27, 2012

How To Get Your Children's Attention

My children are awesome. I love them. But communicating with them can be a hit and miss adventure. When I want my kids attention, I can’t seem to get it. I’ll be in a mood to chat and find out what’s going on in their lives, and they resort to one-word answers to make me go way. The conversations end up being very

Friday, May 25, 2012


Today I am heading off for CONduit 22: Time Lords! I have never been to a Con before, I am excited. My oldest daughter is going as a "Weeping Angel" from Dr. Who and is looking forward to the masquerades and belly dancing shows. My friend's daughter is dressing up as Tony Stark.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Notes From God

My friend and I were lamenting the joys of raising children, and I mentioned to her that I wished that all of our kids came with little notes from God. Most of their issues aren't as obvious until they hit teenager-hood, and by then it's too late to fix what you did wrong when they were babies. She laughed so hard, she said I should make it a graphic and pin it. So, while I had not been thinking at all about blogging today, I decided to share with the world. Just because I love you, Christine. This is for you.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

One Plus One is Three??

Some of you know that I’m writing a novel. The fun thing about writing a novel is the asking of questions and then figuring out the answers. What if hand-guns could shoot pulses of sound? What if a person’s skin and eye color were direct reflections of the exact location in which they were born? Can you imagine what all those babies born in hospitals would look like? That could have an impact on a society that cares about exterior color or maybe they’d just adapt and pregnant women would go on an exodus hoping that the eye color would match this sea or that sky. Except maybe it didn’t always work that way and maybe it was the hair that turned blue. Or the skin. All kinds of things could go crazily wrong with this, which is great!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Writing Prompt Tuesday

Hey, two weeks in a row, I'm doing something right.

Again, I did not come up with these prompts myself, if you want to hear the actual episode, check it out at Writing

I did however try to write for this prompt, but I don't think I actually followed the instructions. (edit: Removed from LiveJournal, pending update to this blog with spot for Writing Prompts.)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Writing Prompt Wednesday

Sometimes I need a kick in the pants to jump-start my brain. Today I tried this. (Note, I do not come up with these prompts, the guys over at Writing Excuses podcast do. And they are awesome and helpful and funny, and I highly suggest listening to them!

Click the pic to go to Writing Excuses website for this episode :)

(edit: removed from LiveJournal pending update to this blog.)

I suppose to be fair, I should use prompts from other podcasts, but I really love the Writing Excuses team.