Saturday, November 22, 2008

I just saved $50 at Albertsons!

But lets face it.. is THAT really something to brag about? I mean.. I ended up spending 40 bucks just to save $6 on a turkey. I needed the items I got, but could have seriosely gotten twice the amount at Wal-Mart or WinCo that I got at Albertsons.. And to make matters worse.. the kids were cranky, the daughter was running all over the place.. not content holding Jono's hand, the aisles were cramped, and my fellow elbowing shoppers were rude.. Stopping in the narrow aisles for random products.. Not even ending up getting more often then not.
After the slightly hectic experience (and getting home, 40 minutes later to find that the carton of Reeses Ice Cream that was 'on sale' had no seal on it) my husband told me he would NEVER go back to Albertsons again.
I tend to agree with him.. Even if I know in two years we'll forget about the pain it was to get that awesome deal on a turkey for Thanksgiving and amble back through those glass automatic doors for our Turkey-Day shopping once again..

Monday, November 10, 2008

Total Transformation?

Have been up early with my son this morning and after reading blogs for about an hour, I hopped into the gliding chair to rock my son to sleep.
We only have 2 channels at the moment. (Fox and a Christian channel) I opted for Fox and wouldn't you know it.. A paid advertising program was on :P. As if that's uncommon.. ahem.
Anyways.. this was about Total Transformation.. Apparently a program to teach parents how to be in control of their out-of-control kids.
Okay.. It kind of started rubbing me wrong listening to the guy talking but I didn't know why. Sure I know there's some pretty wild kids out there who push their parents out of their lives.. Doing whatever their big enough to do. And I also know that alot of parents could use help figuring out how to make a difference in their child's life. So why have a problem with someone trying to make a profit from helping?
I think what bugged me.. His tone, and his choice of wording. Saying things such as 'If you know how to change your kid, why haven't you done so yet?' And 'It's not going to change until you pick up that phone and call.' strikes me as not only arrogant but disrespectful to parents. YES some kids are difficult to manage, but if it took him 30 years to figure it out (as he says).. I think there IS a chance (even if 1/1 mil) that we parents CAN change our kids lives without the help of Mr. Bighead.
About the time that a couple were on the screen saying "If you truly love your kid-" the tv got shut off. Ugh.. Just had to rant today. It's one thing to offer a program to help parents learn how to show authority to their children, but to insinuate that parents aren't competent enough to figure it out on their own? Would almost rather switch to the Christian channel.. Almost.

Saturday, November 8, 2008


Ahh yum... MMMM Clam Chowder Bowls! I made these last night for dinner, and I have to say.. Yes, I'm proud. (Still patting myself on the back)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Am I Still Writing?

Well.. I know it's been a while since I've updated my blog on what is happening in my writing. I was a little uncertain of what I could disclose to the public as I had signed an NDA.. (That little contract can be very intimidating by the way.)
After talking to my boss, I think an update is definately in order!
After two weeks of training, I just recently signed a contract with Darksynth Productions as Level Design/Character Creation on an unnounced RPG beginning production.. well.. later today! I'll be keeping the salary amount undisclosed. :)
The company site is currently down and in the process of being updated so will post information as soon as this is finished. (crossing my fingers it's sooner rather then later)
Also on my plate, I accepted an internship to a fashion & lifestyle magazine called Upgrade, putting out 6 issues this coming year. You can find their website at .
My novel has gotten a bit further, but still far from being ready for an agent. *sigh* I suppose the world will have to wait just a little longer for my works.. Something tells me, the ocean's not going to dry up and the sky isn't gonna rain pizza sauce just because my novel hasn't hit stands in the hoped for time-slot.
Writing aside.. Halloween.. The kids had alot of fun. We had my super-girl dressed 4 year old niece, (my sister's baby had caught a cold and wasn't able to get out) my 3 year old daughter who was a pirate-princess and my 3 month old son dressed as a dragon. After going down three streets, we called it good, dropped my niece off and headed over to a friend's house where my daughter got even more goodies. (As if she needed them. :P)
One thing I thought was kind of cute.. Someone handed out a little plastic-wrapped toothbrush. While I doubt I would have been very excited as a kid at getting a toothbrush instead of candy for Halloween, my daughter loved it.
Aw.. the tyke is calling. Good luck everyone on your Freelance Writing efforts today! And keep it up! :)