Monthly Archives: January 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself


This week’s photo challenge is a little too easy. As most of my followers know, I have a five year old daughter with ASD and SPD, but nothing stops her from expressing herself, it just depends on what her mood is, I guess…

Mommy's lil pirate...

Mommy’s lil pirate…

I can see you better now, Mommy!

I can see you better now, Mommy!

Yes, there's a bucket on my head, but it's my hat for right now...

Yes, there’s a bucket on my head, but it’s my hat for right now… 

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One Word Photo Challenge: Beige


I take a lot of pictures of my daughter, as she usually does the silliest things…

But, why would there be a giant hole in the chair, perfectly my size, if I weren't supposed to crawl through it?

But, why would there be a giant hole in the chair, perfectly my size, if I weren’t supposed to crawl through it?

Dr. Giraffe says, your boo boo will feel better soon, Nena.

Dr. Giraffe says, your boo boo will feel better soon, Nena.

Check out this link for other One Word Photo Challenges for this week.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity


snoozes

In all things cute…my daughter laying near my sister’s Siamese cat, Mittens. My daughter will chase the other two cats in the house, but when it comes to Mittens, she’s very gentle and loving.

lollipop

To my daughter, serenity would mean, an endless supply of sugar. She didn’t get many licks out of this lollipop before making the decision to have mom toss it into the trash can.

kitty bops

Head bops and snuggles from my dad’s cat, Eight Ball, the Snoeshoe.

A New College Semester Begins


books

Last week I visited the college bookstore to pick up my books for class. This time I was stunned to see how many books I had ‘piled up’ for four classes; eleven in total. Unbelievable isn’t it? Two classes require four books each, one classes require two, and one class, that I’m taking online, thankfully requires one. Three of the four classes, as you would’ve guessed, require a lot of reading. Online articles and several pages of one of the books must be read before the start of the next class day. I thought to myself, Wow! If I didn’t have enough to do outside of college, I wouldn’t mind sitting back and reading a little. But, my plate continues to pile up.

I’ve signed up to intern at the Little Rock Zoo, in the large ape enrichment program, a program which I love, as I am not only an animal lover, but it’s part of the wide range of Anthropology. Last semester, I declared my major, Anthropology, physical anthropology to be exact. It took me a long time to narrow it down to that field as there’s so much in anthropology that I would love to do, cultural, archaeology, primatology, forensics, just to name a few that interest me.

The other day, someone from my college admin requested that I join their work study program. I had used up my entire GI Bill before I started last semester, without knowing. Plus, I didn’t sign up for any scholarships, as the GI Bill was covering all cost, so I was having to pay out of pocket for my classes last semester and this semester. Looks like someone saw this and decided to give me a little help in paying for college. This isn’t the usual work study program that students sign up for. It doesn’t have to do with financial aid. Instead, I am going to be working in the anthropology department, since that’s what I decided to major in.

work

I continue my search for the right agent for my young adult fantasy novel. Several have said no, with a few that were so close to being a maybe. I stopped querying and decided to edit the first chapter, rearranging some paragraphs and adding more words here and there. I should have 60,000 words after I’m finished with the final draft.

It’s a start of a new year. I have three semesters left until I receive my bachelor’s degree. I continue to work on other writing projects in my spare time. And once I finish my final draft of my YA fantasy novel, I will begin querying again.

Wishing you all a happy hump day. Stay warm!