Monday, June 30, 2008

Chin up.

So, I am having one Hell of a time finding writing jobs. I have a couple but I'd really like to get a few more to up my income. And out of the ones I have, only one is a regular gig. I'm at the point right now where I'm finding it hard to keep my chin up and to keep plugging away.
I'm also finding that this is having an impact on the quality and the amount that I write. When I feel crappy, I don't want to write. I have to keep writing to get the jobs. When I don't get a job, I feel crappy. See the problem.
I guess for now i'll just take a deep breath and keep writing. It's all I can do, right?

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Summer shmummer

Okay, I'm going to get this out in the open: I friggin' HATE the Summer. I hate the sun (I burn), I hate the heat (I sweat), and I hate the bugs (I swell). I don't enjoy the beach and I'm not one to sit in the sun and bake myself. In the Summer you can find me hiding out in my apartment in front of an army of fans, to Hell with the utility bill.

I don't understand people who go on and on about what a 'gorgeous day' it is when it is 26 degrees out with the humidity making it feel more like 35. I literally wilt in the Summer. I'm sweaty all the time and take about three cold showers a day. My hair looks like crap because it never fully dries and frizzes to about three times the size of my head.

So, if you see me coming, please do not gush about how much you love the Summer and how nice it is that it's hot. Because if I can muster up the energy, I'm gonna smack you upside the head.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

An old friend lost, a new one found

Sadly, my hubby and I had to make the decision last week to put one of our birds to sleep. Russell Crow was a wee bit older than we thought he was. He had him pegged at around 5 when in reality he was closer to 12. He was dying of old age, and as we are all about quality over quantity, we decided to let him die with a bit of dignity.

Enter Ciaran. Ciaran is a 5 week old rescued crow that is as sweet as the dickens. He's still being hand fed, even though I caught him eating on his own a few times. He generally hands out next to my desk on the back of the couch playing and watching me write. Every once in a while he'll hop down onto my desk to help me work, which basically means he tries to eat everything in sight, especially my escape button. He loves pens and I believe there are currently about 8 on the floor behind the couch.

He hates being put in his house and I have to cover him so he doesn't flail around like a twit. I have a super big cage on order for him, so hopefully he'll like it when it comes.

He in no way replaces Russell. That's not what we are about. But we believe in providing a home for as many rescued animals as we can. Right now we are at our maximum, so when one of our babies passes on, we open our home to another.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

it is June isn't it?

Okay someone needs to tell Mother Nature that it’s halfway through June already! Enough with the cold. I don’t know where you are, but here it’s freezing! I mean, windy and around 4 degrees out. And it’s June! I went out earlier with a jacket and sweater on. This week end last year I was getting married and it was about 25 out. This year I feel a bit bad for any brides who are taking out door pics today.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

I'm Still Standing...kinda

I know, I know, I kinda dropped off the face of the earth for a while. Lets just call it Spring Fever. Or a sinus infection combined with a stomach bug. No, Spring Fever sounds much more exotic. And slightly naughty.

So I am on week three of the exercise and I have to say, I'm not seeing a whole lot of change. The program I am following is all about building muscle so I can't really go by my weight, as muscle weighs more that fat. But my clothes don't seem to be fitting any better either. I am hoping that when Jason gets home Monday (YAY!) he'll notice a difference in me. If not? Well I either need to step it up or go back to the couch and eat some chocolate.

After about 6 weeks freelancing I finally landed a second gig writing on line ad content for a British marketing company. I'm excited. The more money I can bring in, the sooner we can buy our house.

Speaking of which, we're going to look at some properties when Jason is home. I'll let you know how it goes.