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Fat Girl Running

Posted by on 4:13 am in Running | 11 comments

As most of you know, I’ve been on a long weight loss journey. There are some days I am fantastic and the diet and exercise fall into place without any difficulty. Other days aren’t so good, and it’s a struggle not to shove every edible thing in my mouth. I can’t seem to nail down the triggers but I know the end result. I keep losing and gaining and losing the same ten pounds over and over. The internal war continues every single day and there are just times that I’m worn out and tired of fighting. Logically, I...

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New Instrumental – “What it Should Have Been”

Posted by on 4:28 pm in music | 2 comments

As we approach the new year, I like to refresh some of the music I use at the beginning and end of the Clarkesworld podcasts. Was playing around with some editing tools recently and finished this one. http://www.anaedream.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/WhatItShouldHaveBeen.mp3 My friend James said it reminded him of old-school video game mixed with house music. I think I agree with that...

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Because She Won’t Hate Me Enough Already When She’s A Teenager

Posted by on 6:06 pm in Life | 0 comments

I took this back in 2009, when she was 4. I’m sure this will just add to the hate when she turns into a teenager. Regardless, Happy Thanksgiving!   Hope you are all having a wonderful day filled with family, love, warmth and hugs.  

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FLASH FICTION CHALLENGE: 200 WORDS AT A TIME, PART ONE

Posted by on 11:54 pm in Writing | 2 comments

http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2013/11/22/flash-fiction-challenge-200-words-at-a-time-part-one/ The link above will take you to the flash fiction challenge that Chuck Wendig is running over at his blog. Compose 200 words, link it back and then pick another author’s story, write another 200 for their story and so forth for five weeks until a story is finished. Here is my contribution. ——- We are always meant to be pregnant; we daughters of Queens. We mothers of Queens. We are destined to hold a screaming infant upon our...

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From Me to Me at 281.7

Posted by on 10:20 pm in Life | 11 comments

From Me to Me at 281.7

About nine months ago on March 7th, I started a weight loss journey. I weighed 326lbs. My health was failing, I was far more depressed than I was happy. I could not sleep. I’d wake up with pain. I used food to cure everything, and instead it gave me more problems. Every day, I’d wake up and the war would start again. I’d tell myself that I could have a good day. That everything would be fine. That I could get through the day without going insane with food. I finally started to do something about it. I started a meal...

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The Last Candle

Posted by on 1:43 am in Life | 0 comments

Tonight, my family and I attended a vigil remembering the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.  I had spoken to my twelve year old daughter and sixteen year old son about the event as I was sure they’d hear about from friends in their own schools. I needed them to know that they were safe. Perhaps telling them so made me feel just a little bit better as I prepare to send them back to school tomorrow. Yet I couldn’t bear to tell my youngest. As we are all aware, we grieve not only for the adults lost but for the...

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It’s Only a Play

Posted by on 3:36 am in Life, Musings | 2 comments

I have always been a believer in fate. That sometimes, we need to hear or see or experience moments that put everything we’re dealing with into perspective. It might be the words from a dear friend at 3 AM in a strange city, who tells you that everything is going to be okay. Or ideas from a movie or song or story that help you work past a difficulty.  I believe we often find ourselves in the right place at the right time. Some of us see it. Some of us don’t. I know that on more than one occasion, I have muttered to myself that...

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Well, Hello Again.

Posted by on 3:18 pm in Nanowrimo, Writing | 1 comment

*waves* Hello there. You might remember me. I used to write to you all the time on rice paper with rich indigo inks. On brightly colored stationary, in journals both electronic and old world. Every day, in fact. I am so sorry for neglecting you. I feel incredibly bad that for every time I got the urge to come visit, I would instead procrastinate. I had things to do! Important things. On days you made the journey home, you would sit right in front of me and stare. There was no malice behind your multi-colored eyes, just hope and a need for...

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Renovation Worldcon Recap

Posted by on 12:11 am in News | 4 comments

Renovation Worldcon Recap

                                                                                                   (Excellent photo by Warren Schultz) I had one hell of a weekend. Got to Reno on Thursday night and proceeded to walk the distance from the Peppermill to the convention center as the bus never showed. Apparently, the driver refused to clean up vomit from an earlier passenger. Carrying a large load of SFWA t-shirts, I was a bit flustered when I got there, only because of the heat and the higher altitude. I could not breathe but as I found out on...

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SETI Cat Surches Fur Intelligunt Life

Posted by on 2:52 pm in Fluff | 2 comments

SETI Cat Surches Fur Intelligunt Life

Chloe was recently made to wear the cone of shame after being bitten by some unknown vampire while outside one night. The cone was so that she wouldn’t nip out the stitches or drainage plug. Right around this time, SETI was shut down for lack of funding. Hopefully, they can secure the money through alternate channels, but in the mean time, Chloe takes on the daunting...

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