Archive for October, 2010

It’s NaNoWriMo!

Sunday, October 31st, 2010

Now that I’m fully recharged (Thank you, TechBooHusband!), I’m ready for NaNoWriMo! That’s right…I’ve signed up for National Novel Writing Month, and I’m taking the plunge and completing the first draft of my YA novel (based upon my short story “Bomani Jones”) within the next 30 days. Many thanks to my friend Carolyn Edgar for […]

Wordless Weekend

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Quote of the Day: “Romance Devoid of Laughter…”

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

“Romance devoid of laughter can’t last.”–Alfred Edmond, Jr., editor-in-chief of BlackEnterprise.com Such truth.  I love, love, love the sound of TechBoo husband’s laugh.  We laugh a lot, and we both recognize humor as a building block and resource in our relationship.  We both can be very stubborn intense, and more than a few times, we’ve […]

Tip #1 How To Survive Football Widowhood: NFL.Com/Scores

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Say your resident football fan(atic) is driving home from the gym and calls you to find out the score of The Game.  You know…THE Game, whatever game is on that’s he’s missing, and the score of which he needs to know right away.  Maybe he’s come to grips with the fact that, in his absence, […]

Tell the truth and shame the debbil

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

I grew up hearing that expression…”Tell the truth and shame the devil”, except in the mouths of the older black women who spoke it, the word became “debbil.” I always loved that expression, just the way it sounded–so empowering–even before I could appreciate the truth in it. This morning, I received an email from a […]

Quote of the Day: “I love being married…”

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

“I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” ~Rita Rudner

This time two weeks from now…

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

…TechBooHusband and I will be at a neaby resort enjoying the following: Deluxe room accommodations for two Advance call from “Cupid” the concierge to assist with special romantic requests Ice bucket with two personal-sized bottles of bubbly Romantic turndown complete with a single rose and soft music Breakfast for two complete with bubbly mimosas Late check-out […]

Getting/showing love around the Internet…

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

3 quickies: CoParenting101.org is in the spotlight at The Young Mommyblog.  El Ex and I were both born to young mommies, so we are especially appreciative of this blog. I’m guest-blogging over at The Stepmom’ Toolbox on the subject of the evolution of my relationship with my bonus daughters. And this guest-blog is in conjunction […]

In which my uterus wakes up from a nap

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Isn’t she lovely? So…I haven’t been invited to a baby shower since, like, 2002, 2003.  Then this week…I get invitations to 2, both next month.   And I have to admit: The old uterus roused from its slumber to whine, “What about meee?” Me to TechBooHusband: Hon, we should have a baby shower. TechBooHusband: For our […]

From the Literary Crates: “Your Hands”

Friday, October 1st, 2010

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  I lost my mom to breast cancer in 2005.  One stanza of the poem below relates. Your Hands “I’m writing a poem in my head right now,” I tell you this morning as you brace me and embrace me to make love. “A poem about your hands,” I whisper, […]