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Friday Fast Five

1. The new Harry Potter movie came out today! The husband and I will have to schedule a date night (hopefully in the next month) to go see it together. We rarely go to the movies, it’s almost an annual thing…we went for all the new Star Wars movies, of course. Then for all 3…

12 Hours From Now

It’s noon on Halloween and I’m bichok in my bathrobe. It’s one of my nicer robes actually, and I had a wonderful hot shower this morning while the husband took care of the girls and emptied the dishwasher. (How’s THAT for a Halloween treat!?!?) The bathrobe thing isn’t a costume, though I suppose frazzled mom…

Naming My Babies…and My Books

I have often heard writers refer to their novels as their “babies.” It’s a metaphor that may seem to skate the line of hyperbole, yet is one I recently came to appreciate. Completing a manuscript is labor intensive, but it is a labor of love. (And yes, I intentionally used the word labor…twice…my apologies).  Like…

I Now Return To My Originally Scheduled Program

So, NaNoWriMo officially ends tomorrow,and for once I completed something with time to spare. Despite both my girls getting horribly (and disgustingly) ill over the last few days, while working and homeschooling and holiday shopping and making sure my house isn’t buried under a mountain of dirty laundry and dishes I managed to hit the…