School started with a bang

I swear for the first few days I had a pod child. He got up and dressed on his own, even made his own bed. However, by the time Friday rolled around it was back to the fights about getting up. He even started pulling out excuses he had seen on television such as “no one likes me”, ” ~blank~ hits me”, ” I don’t feel well”, and then when those didn’t work he resorted to “I’m tired”. Of course none of them worked and he gets no sympathy from me.

Of course, the one boy he mentioned as hitting him is a possibility, the boy has a few socialization problems and my son is probably one of the very few he knows there. I’ll give it a week or so to settle down and then I will look into it if I have to. Right now I know my son is actually being pretty good, because if he was really bothered I know that he would just throw a punch at the kid. I’ll intervene before it gets that far though.

It was hard to get him out of the house yesterday, he almost missed the bus. Today was much better. I will see how it goes from here.


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School Already?

I guess that summer is officially over as of next Wednesday when school starts. I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that I now have a school age child. And man, if school tough, I don’t remember this many restriction or issues back when I was in school, maybe it’s because it was a different country, or maybe the world has changed that much.
He’s going to be at school full time, which means he has lunch and an afternoon snack while at school. When we were in Kindergarten you only had a half day and you got a snack time and a rest time. None of that for these kids. Okay the full day was my choice, but the snack thing and no rest time? That’s a little ridiculous.

As for lunch, they only get 20 minutes, is 20 minutes enough for anyone to eat their lunch, let along slow, talkative five-year-olds? I don’t think so. It’s not like they can eat at their desk or anything and that 20 minutes includes time for walking to the lunchroom and getting your stuff, then also clean-up afterwards. What if the kid has to go to the bathroom? then they go hungry?

It’s going to be an interesting adjustment period for both me and my son

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Car Shows, Vacation and More

Well, once again I have fallen way behind on blogs and I am trying to make a point to catch them all back up. I think this will be much easier once winter rolls in because there is way too much to do in the summer. All summer I have the Bristol Renaissance Faire, Car Shows, and yard work. Not to mention the continual battle with the rabbits and the various things I need to do around the house or with my son. I always seem to run out of time.


Took Bernice, my 1940 Oldsmobile (all original) to one of the local car shows and got third place. Unfortunately I missed the big car show I normally put her in because we were on vacation, it’s nice to see that even if she isn’t the prettiest or flashiest at the show that she definitely has admirers.

Bernice's 3rd place

Bernice’s 3rd place


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Another month escaped me, and I don’t really have an excuse. Doing my blogs is just one of those things that I put aside to do later and never do. I even have them on my schedule but I am always hitting snooze until I am so far behind that I doubt can even catch up.

I have been working on a novel, I don’t know if it’s any good it’s just an idea that has been rattling in my head for a few years. I have no hopes of finishing it, let alone publishing it. There are just too many people out there who are writing and publishing novels and most of them suck. Maybe this will just be one of those things that my grandkids will come across and say “Oh man was grandma weird” but then again, they will probably know that already.



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Another week escaped me

Well the Oldsmobile is done. Her joints have been replaced and she no longer feels like she’s all over the road. Next project on her is either going to be adjusting the steering box or new tires…guess it depends on funds. Also changed the 20 year old oil while we were under there and corrected a few ‘jury rigs’ that the last owner did to her.

As for me, doing okay on the writing front. Picked up a few more clients so I’m keeping busy. Between housework, yard work (and there is a lot) and writing, I am almost continually on the go. My only problem is keeping myself on track and not distracted by video games, blogs etc.



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Things have been hectic since my last post, I haven’t even had a chance to read or respond to any of my normal blogs. I’ve had a lot of writing to do lately, most of it ghost writing so I can’t even lay claim to it, but it pays the bills.

For a mother’s day/birthday gift my hubby bought me the front end assembly for my Oldsmobile, so once that shows up I’ll be spending a lot of time of underneath her replacing 70-year-old joints (if only it was that easy for the rest of us). Once done it will be a lot safer to take her to the car shows and I won’t have to worry about breaking something every time I hit a bump.

This is going to be my last free weekend for the next several months. The only thing I have planned is some yard work from here out I have every weekend booked, and some of them are double booked. It’s going to be a busy summer.

Not much else to say so I’m just going to sign off. Have a good one.



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Time just seems to constantly escape. I am always putting this blog on hold because I have something else I need to do. I’m always thinking that I will get back to it later. The next thing I know it’s almost a month since I posted on here.

It has been a busy month. I’ve been working out a lot and getting into shape, I’ve been preparing my seedlings, getting ready for C2E2 and of course writing. All of this while trying to do all the normal family things like play shuttle for my son to karate and baseball, play counselor to my husband, and financial adviser to my stepson. It’s a busy life.

I went to a lecture by Max Brooks, author of Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z. That was fun. I love how he admits that his book is based on an actual survival guide. It amazes me how many people did not realize that. It’s a basic survival guide with a small twist. Zombies just makes it more interesting.

Madame Masque and Doctor Midnight - Steampunk Style

Madame Masque and Doctor Midnight – Steampunk Style

I went to C2E2 on Friday we were steam punk Madame Masque and Doctor Midnight, then Saturday I just grabbed my ren faire armor because it was easy and got to meet the one and only Julie Newmar. The poor woman was exhausted so I kept it brief and told her that I was a big fan of her rose garden and would love to see some more posted about that and after looking at her Facebook page it appears that she has.

Julie Newmar still rocks

Julie Newmar still rocks


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