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It's Been This Kind of Week

1) Post ten of any pictures currently on your hard drive that you think are self-expressive.
2) NO CAPTIONS!!! It must be like we’re speaking with images and we have to interpret your visual language just like we have to interpret your words.
3) They must ALREADY be on your hard drive – no googling or flickr! They have to have been saved to your folders sometime in the past. They must be something you’ve saved there because it resonated with you for some reason.
4) You do NOT have to answer any questions about any of your pictures if you don’t want to. You can make them as mysterious as you like. Or you can explain them away as much as you like.

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Mercedes and Belladonna

I have always wanted a motorcycle. I finally made a promise to myself that when I sold my first novel, I would reward myself with a bike. That novel was Nameless: The Darkness Comes.

Here she is. I think she’s beautiful.

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She’s a 2008 Shadow Aero. 750 cc and gorgeous. She was meant to be mine. I fell in love with her the second I saw her!

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But she doesn’t have a name. The frontrunner is Montessa, although I’m also considering Bryony. What are your suggestions? Something this wonderful deserves a killer name!

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Anyway! My first bike! For selling my first novel! Yay. Yaaaaaaaay!

Also, if anybody has any tips and advice, I’d love to hear it. I learned to ride at the safety course, with a much smaller bike. I have a fantastic helmet that I always wear. The children are only on the bike when it’s turned off, just in case the picture worried you.  Let me have it, friends!

1) Post ten of any pictures currently on your hard drive that you think are self-expressive.
2) NO CAPTIONS!!! It must be like we’re speaking with images and we have to interpret your visual language just like we have to interpret your words.
3) They must ALREADY be on your hard drive – no googling or flickr! They have to have been saved to your folders sometime in the past. They must be something you’ve saved there because it resonated with you for some reason.
4) You do NOT have to answer any questions about any of your pictures if you don’t want to. You can make them as mysterious as you like. Or you can explain them away as much as you like.

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Maybe three minutes, if you don’t burst into warp speed at the mention of cake!

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Hi! It’s my birthday! To celebrate, I put my hair in Victory Rolls and let my little ones make me a Cake in a Mug. You know what’s missing? You. My very dear online friends. Won’t you join me?  I used this super easy, three ingredient recipe.

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You’ll need one mug. One egg. 1/4 cup of powdered sugar. 1 TBS of cocoa powder. And any other pieces of candy lying around the place. Peppermint is good! We used chocolate chips.

Mix the egg, powdered sugar, and cocoa powder together.

ImageNow mix in any extra candy. Tiny candy bars, for example, are delicious in this. Cook in the microwave for one minute.

That’s right. One minute. I used the microwave, but my two and six-year-olds did the everything else.

Put more chocolate chips on top, if that’s your thang. (Believe me, that’s our thang!)

ENJOY!

Mercedes and Cake

If you join us for our Cake in a Mug party, won’t you please let me know? Or even post a picture! That would be wonderful. Enjoy!

That’s what they’re called, people! Really and for real. Witch Balls.

They hail from waaaaay back, when people would hang them in their windows and in front of doors to catch evil spirits. The wicked spirits would be so entranced with the shiny glass ball that they’d become trapped inside.  I have come to two conclusions from this:

1. Evil spirits are dumb enough to be entrapped by the Shiny.

2. I must be an evil spirit.

They’re so beautiful. I wants them, precious. I wants all of them. I want these. (Sold by Molten Spirit Glass Studio.)

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You can buy them on Ebay. I’m watching this one.

ImageMore than anything, I want this entire collection. I found this on Pinterest, but it doesn’t lead back to anybody in particular. Which is too bad! I’d love to order from the vendor.

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So here I am, looking up my happy little Witch Balls. I’m looking them up on Etsy. Looking them up on Pinterest. Looking them up on Ebay, to wit, to woo.

Then I forget myself and look them up on Google.

Never, never type “Witch Balls” into your search engine. There is no filter strong enough to shield you. This way lies madness.

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