Fri. Oct. 5, 2012: I am Home!

DEATH SPARKLES releases October 12, 2012, featuring nine authors including Devon Ellington’s “Sea Diamond” featuring Fiona Steele

Friday, October 5, 2012
Waning Moon
Neptune Retrograde
Uranus Retrograde
Cloudy and cool


Can’t tell you how happy I am about that. I felt like such crap by yesterday morning, really like I’d warded off days of emotional battering. I have to remind myself that unhappy people resent happier people and actively try to destroy that happiness. But keeping up defenses and constantly wondering where the next sneak attack is coming from gets wearing.

On the upside, I managed to leave early than I expected. I got on the road before the worst of the storms hit, and, although traffic was bad, I managed to stay ahead of the storms all the way home. Grateful for that. Made brief stops for gas and in Mystic, to pick up some more of my favorite coffee. Other than that, all good, and got home in time for dinner.

Tessa was delighted to see me. Iris said hi, but she had my mom while I was gone, and my mom is Iris’s favorite person, so she wasn’t particularly upset. Violet did “talk to the tail” for a few hours, and then sat on top of me and scolded me most of the night.

The storms meant no computer work last night, so I went to bed early and had a good night’s sleep in my own bed.

I hope it clears up — the yard needs a lot of attention. I was only away for a week! Managed to give the mums some love this morning, but there’s a lot more that needs to be done. As it gets cooler, we’re slowly taking in the plants that need to overwinter. I’ll be putting in bulbs soon for next year, too — have to go to Country Gardens and get them, first! I also need to start decorating for Samhain — it’s already October!

Lots of work to do today, including finishing the article I couldn’t finish yesterday and getting the rough drafts of my projects done and uploaded for class.

The cover for OLD-FASHIONED DETECTIVE WORK is awesome, and, as soon as Solstice approves it, I’ll be able to upload it and share! DEATH SPARKLES releases next week — I look forward to that, too!

Have a great holiday weekend all!



  1. Couldn’t agree more on your point about unhappy people actively seeking to bring that same kind of misery to happy people. I have a person in my orbit who I’m trying to extract. Someone I thought was a friend, but who demonstrated time and again that friendship means I serve as her personal punching bag so she can feel better about herself. I’m DONE with that. Done with the jabs about my life choices, done with the digs about why my child got a used car instead of my buying her a new one, done with snarky comments about how “blonde” I am and not a redhead (I have one way to prove otherwise, but flashing someone is apparently frowned upon), and I’m VERY tired of her putting her drink ahead of her friendships. Her dependence may make her act out like this, but I don’t have to tolerate it.

    Nice to be home, isn’t it? 🙂

    • Totally agree with you on all the points. Time to excommunicate the toxic.

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