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Gardening is not my forte…but I’m trying

It’s been a really long time since I’ve had a blog post. Sorry about that. Things have been busy and even though I have a lot of things I want to blog about, they are not really all that interesting. No one really wants to hear about my lousy work day. 😉 I don’t consider myself having a green thumb. It’s mostly brown. I kill things. I’m the only person I know who has been able to kill a bamboo and an aloe vera (and almost an ivy). You know, the plants that are mostly impossible to kill? Yeah, that’s me. A couple of years ago, the husband and I removed holly bushes from the front of the house. They were a litter box for the neighborhood cats and I was tired of smelling cat pee when I go to the front door. Anyway, in their place, we planted rose bushes. They’re actually doing really well! These are the knock-out roses. I transplanted a little piece of the rosebushes we have in the backyard to the front. I was pretty sure I’d killed it, but turns out I didn’t! I’ve been wanting wisteria for some time but wasn’t sure how to grow it. I couldn’t find seeds either. Then this spring, I found some at the garden center of the local home improvement store. I was pretty excited! So I bought it. We got it planted this weekend along with a new trellis so it has something to climb. All…

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Writing Epiphany

I’m blogging today at RomErotica. If you get a chance, stop on by. Thanks to everyone who stopped by yesterday. I will do the drawing today and announce the winner tomorrow. 🙂 I’ve been working on Revision #2 of my WIP and I had this really great epiphany about the story the other night. It felt great. I love when it comes together like that. Of course, that means more intense revisions than I had anticipated, but that’s okay. I can dig it. Thanks to some great feedback, Elena and Cassius have become more three-dimensional characters. I love who they’re turning out to be now. It’s fabulous. Plus, I’m taking this really awesome online workshop for writing action scenes (i.e., fight scenes!). And I’m still watching lots of action movies and the Rome DVDs to get my research in. I love this book. It’s so much fun to write. I’m still on target for a May 1 finish date. Lots to do this weekend. And it’s going to be 87 today! It’s officially sandal and open-toe shoe weather. Yay! Time for that pedicure. It’s supposed to rain this weekend. We may have some strong storms on Easter morning. And I had planned to go to church that day, but if it’s horrible weather, I will be holed up in the house. I don’t drive in thunderstorms unless I can’t help it. It’s just not safe with all the crazies on the road who think that they can still drive 90…

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