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So yesterday, I was in the zone for writing Vampire Redemption, but I’m still sick, at least in the morning it was really bad and I’ve nearly got 3,000 words. Nothing is stopping me.

Then my daughter calls. “Are you well enough to go shopping at garden centers?”

OMG yes. I mean, I was feeling better by then, and she read about companion plants to me that will help keep the bugs off the ones you want to keep bug free, while we kept throwing her corgis outside. Both have diarrhea now, and she was doing what I was doing, cleaning out crates, bedding, floors. I’m so glad they’re home. lol

They love me though and were eager to see me again, after I had them Friday through Sunday. Little one was at daycare. So my daughter and I had lunch out, then went to Home Depot and Lowes. I picked up some bark mulch and flower seeds. One of my neighbors calls me the flower lady. Some call me the bear lady. Others the wolf lady. lol

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So despite having lunch out, picked up some bark mulch and a few flower seeds, I managed to write 4,000 words on Vampire Redemption. I wanted to do more, but I was sick again in the evening and so tired from not sleeping that I went to bed early.

I’m feeling better this morning, but have a dental appointment. Important, of course, but a necessary evil.

I’m off to write before I have to leave. Must get word count on Highland Wolf today. I’m nearly done with Vampire Redemption, which is why I could write so much on it yesterday. Yay!!

I’ll probably let it sit once it’s done and read it over a little later to make sure I didn’t leave loose ends in the story. And then I’ll try and write a jaguar novella while I’m working on Highland Wolf.

Have a super, fun day!!! I’m off to write!

Terry

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We Survived the Weekend!

Other than one of the corgis being sick all weekend, which meant cleaning up diarrhea in her crate, two mornings in a row, the floor, and washing all the dog bedding and her, and the floors where she tracked it through the house, other than the other corgi throwing up in the house and leaving a present in my bedroom, and one of my dogs throwing up on the patio, and other than my granddaughter and I being sick still, it was a great weekend!

They look so adorable, it’s hard to believe they can be such a mess. lol They’re all very lovable.

I actually got 8 hours of sleep yesterday, miraculous! Not this morning. I was sick again. ugh. She and the dogs went home last night. Nice and quiet. My dogs went to bed early and I played my game. Oh, and I did edit more pages of Vampire Redemption. I tried to write, but with 4 dogs and one toddler, impossible.

But she was really good the whole weekend, and we took a 2-mile walk yesterday because we felt better. She didn’t miss her parents, knew they were coming back for her and that was my biggest worry. And getting her to sleep so I could sleep some! At her young age, it’s iffy, but she does spend a couple of days a week with me, so she’s used to being here. And naps and nighttime? We had a routine, and it worked!

So I’m off to write because Friday I didn’t get my word count, too sick, and I have to get it today!

Hope you’re having a great start to the week!

Terry

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Toddler Nap Time Happened!

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I took her shopping, and first store, she took my hand and put it beneath her cheek to sleep in the cart. lol But of course, she really couldn’t and we went to another store to get groceries after that.

Before that, I was making out my grocery list and asking her what we needed. She said: Milk.

“We have milk.”

“Book. Movie.”

I laughed.

“Chicken.”

She is soooooo into Baby Shark that when we found a Valentine’s one, I picked it up for her. So she’s singing the Baby Shark song while we’re waiting in line to pay for things, and I’m trying to read her the song in the book. “No, Grandma.” Then she proceeded to tell me how the Baby Shark song went. lol She had to sing all the way through Grandpa Shark before we reached the next page and she’d start all over again.

I took her on a long walk. She wanted me to carry her before we reached the mailbox because, “I’m too little,” she told me.

So Grandma carried her the rest of the way. I was trying to wear her out, you see. Not me.

We reach the mailbox and I get the mail and she tells me, “No, this way.” Which is the way we normally go when she’s in her stroller, but NO WAY can Grandma carry her all the way around the neighborhood if she was suddenly “too little” and couldn’t make it on her own. lol

So we went Grandma’s way and she walked the whole way. We had lunch, she helped me put away the laundry, and then it was time to put her down for a nap. We’re both sick, so I was really hopeful this was going to work.

I moved her mat from the living room to my bedroom.

One thing I read was that if a room is darker, sometimes toddlers’ brains will get the message it’s bedtime. I have room-darkening curtains in there, but enough light from two more small windows with blinds on them, that it still is light enough to feel safe.

So then I set a blanket on the mat. “No, Grandma, more blankets.”

We went to the other room where her infant blankets were and she got all three of them and placed them on her makeshift bed. Looking at it, she said, “No, Grandma, pillows.” She took my hand again and we trotted back off to the other room.

It is on the other side of the house, so we’re both getting our exercise, and then she had all her pillows on her mat, just like she wanted them. Two baby ones and a big round soft pillow. “No, Grandma, my puppy.”

So we went to the other room and got her puppy. One hand in mine, one arm arm wrapped securely around her puppy, we returned to the bedroom. And she laid down. Grandma laid down in her bed. And both of us began to cough. *sigh*

Her cough was worse, but she managed to fall asleep for 2 1/2 hours. Both of us scored a win. Grandma couldn’t sleep with all the coughing, but I still felt better for trying for about a half an hour.

When she woke, I was working on my story on the computer, and she was in the room calling out, “Grandma?” My desk is right next to the bedroom, and I went in and got her. We cuddled and watched a show together until her momma picked her up. It worked! Little one had a nap, and Grandma got some rest.

We shall see what happens tomorrow and the long babysitting weekend ahead!

Have a great day! I have to write!

Terry

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Toddler Nap Time Has to Happen!

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Roses in bloom during the mild winter we’re having!

Last week, I tried every trick Grandma knows to get little one to take a nap. Nothing worked. This week, Grandma’s sick with a head cold and she has little one allllllll weeeeeekeeeeend long too. So during the week, AND the weekend, she’s got to take a nap or Grandma’s not going to make it.

So Grandma was reading how others get toddlers down for naps when they are fighting sleeping. That’s what Grandma already does. I’m going to try to do something differently. Or I’m sunk. lol Once I realized I had a head cold and not just allergies, and I have little one all weekend, I also realized two of my writing days are shot!

I managed 4,000 words on Vampire Redemption and 2,000 words on Highland Wolf yesterday. Yay!

The two days I have her this week, are my no writing days, so I need to get something done after she leaves because now the weekend really means no writing since I’ll have her at night too. Oh, shoot, I’ll have their corgis also. *sigh*

Okay, I’m off to do something…

Have a fun day!!!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Delicate, but Hardy Little Monarch

It’s been a mild winter this year, giving the monarchs that wrapped themselves in their cocoons late a better chance at survival. This one I saw a couple of days ago, another, yesterday. I do have flowers they can sip the nectar from, so I hope that keeps them going.

I have a head cold and my head was splitting in two, my teeth all aching and feeling like they needed to be pulled. I’m bad about taking medicine for anything, figuring it will go away. But I was trying to concentrate on writing Highland Wolf and proofing the last 19 chapters of Night of the Billionaire Wolf and my head was hurting too much. I’d taken allergy medicines, but nothing was touching the pain. I finally went looking for something for my head and I found kid’s liquid tylenol, and other kids’ liquid medicines. Where are Grandma’s medicines when she needs them? lol

I finished proofing Night of the Billionaire Wolf and sent it off. Yay! So I’m back to writing on both Highland Wolf and the vampire book today.

Hope you are having a super fun day!

Terry

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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Teddy Bear Done!

I spent a lot of yesterday weeding because we had storms coming in last night that sounded like they were going to blow the windows in and the temperature dropped significantly. So while it was beautiful out, I wanted to get the whole front yard flowerbeds weeded.

I delivered the bear too and did 2,000 words on Highland Wolf, and proofed 5 more chapters on Night of the Billionaire Wolf. Ten done, 19 chapters to go!

I’m off to work, cold out, feel like I’m getting a head cold, ugh. So staying in the house and just writing. I’m on level 5 on Tower of Time. I didn’t get anything done on vampire, but I think I’m going to concentrate on getting Highland Wolf word count and more of Billionaire proofing done today. Vampire is extra, when I have more time.

Have a beautiful day!!!

Terry

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A Fairy and Her Wolves

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Since I write about the fae, and about wolves, when my son and DIL saw this, they thought it looked like something I’d love, and I do!

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And when I was a little girl, I wanted to take Dumbo home with me. For real. Not a stuffed toy, but the real Dumbo. My folks explained that elephants were big and ate lots and were messy and I knew that! I wanted Dumbo. Not those other elephants. So my daughter and SIL and granddaughter got me this. I love it!

Okay, so my son bought me The Tower of Time, and of course I should be writing…but yesterday….I got started on the game and…

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I’m off to get some writing done. My daughter and I were going to take little one to the zoo but she’s got an ear infection, so we’ll see.

Have a great day!!!! I’m having a ball. Uhm, writing. Yes. Thinking about the game. Yes. Word count first. Right.

Terry

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Merry Christmas!

From me and all my furry friends!

Hope your day is spectacular! I have doggy daycare and so all four dogs have been taken out, fed, taken out…it’s time for hot lavender Earl Grey tea!

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I’ve definitely gone to the dogs!

Terry

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It’s Coming!

2020 is nearly here! Are you ready? I was doing some last minute errands early this morning, hoping to beat the crowds!!! A guy behind me at the grocery store said to the clerk, “We had to get something to drink because the water tastes awful here.” I had to laugh. The water was fine here when I moved here. Crawford water was fine. Waco water is not.

My battery was going out on my scale, and you know you can’t know how much you’re overeating unless you can weigh yourself! *sigh* It’s the holidays, I keep telling myself. And then I remind myself that’s no excuse. lol

So do you have plans for the New Year? Writing for me!!! I finished two more scenes yesterday in Joy to the Wolves, the Christmas book for next year. I have one last one to revise. I plan to do that this morning. I also worked on Vampire Redemption, behind on my daily word count since I was working on Joy to the Wolves yesterday, but still got some done, so not a total loss.

I’ve been watching the Mandalorian and the Witcher series. I want to get back to Game of Thrones and watch it from the beginning. I think I reached 5 and then stopped because I got busy with writing contracts. I’m a binge watcher, and it’s hard for me to stop once I get started on a series. Which means I need to get my word count in before I get started on TV.

I have the same problem with playing RPGs. I get started and don’t want to stop. One more quest. One more big boss to defeat. Armor to upgrade. I was playing one where I was able to upgrade my armor to such an extent, I actually finished the game with ease. I loved it. I know. I know. Where is the challenge in that?

Merry Christmas Eve. I’m off to write!

Terry

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Gingerbread House Superheros and Villains

So the theme was superheros and villains for the great gingerbread cafeteria staff competition. I added a little of my own background to make the gingerbread house stand out. Every year, we go to that. That was the day my car wouldn’t start. Anyway, it’s always a lot of fun seeing that and the door decorations.

I managed 3,000 words on Vampire Redemption yesterday, did my blog thingy for the romance chicks FB stuff, hopefully did it right, and then I worked on one scene I wanted to expand in Joy to the Wolves. Three more to go and I’ll turn the book in. Yay!

Off to work on it. Hope your day is filled with fun surprises.

Terry

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