Archive for the 'Around the House' Category

Cleansing and Organizing

This month I’ve been simplifying my life. Actually, it started a couple years ago, but I’ve kicked it into gear. I’m moving at the beginning of next year, and I’m downsizing. I don’t need the excess furniture, or rooms that are rarely used. I had much less stress in my life when I live comfortably in a one bedroom place
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2013 Wrap Up

Thank you to all the wonderful readers, authors, and bloggers I’ve met and worked with this year. It’s an amazing journey. This year SMOLDER came out in May.  It’s a Romantic Suspense Novel. There’s just as much suspense as romance, so if you like a good scary ride.. it’s in there. The week before it’s release, I was in St.
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On Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and living with Chronic Pain

Today is one of those days when I can’t write or edit much. Not because I don’t want to but because I physically can’t do the work. [Cross posted on my Rane Sjodin site.] I have Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. It’s a neurological disease you can get from birth deformities, trauma, pregnancy, or repetitive activities. I’m writing this because I’m the
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Latest News

A lot has been going in my world lately. I’m moving back down to Florida. I loved it in graduate school and miss it. That transition, and the needed professional credentialing, are taking up a good bit of my time for the next two months. So I won’t be on Facebook much at all. I will check in with Twitter
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New Facebook Account

I changed my facebook page. I’ve merged my personal page with the Fan Page. I had to create a different one. You can find it at   (I’ll change that at some point in the future but for now it works.) So, it’s not a spammer sending you another friend request, it’s still me. Just trying to simplify my
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Authors Against Bullying – My Story

Bullying Kills. It destroys hearts, egos, and takes lives. Whether it’s in person or online doesn’t matter. The effect is the same. These are my stories of being bullied, as a kid, a teenager, and an author: I moved around a lot as a kid. My father wasn’t in the military; he was a college professor, and each time he
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New Words from the Washington Post Mensa Invitational

I got this in an email from my father. We are a word nerdy family. The Washington Post’s Mensa Invitational once again invited readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.  {I couldn’t find this on the website. If you find the page where they
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Bowl of Coffee

For those who have seen me tweet about it. Here ya go… my bowl of coffee, with netbook for perspective. Graylin