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    Behind the Scenes @ Chez Lunatic

    The last few weeks have been crazy. So much so that I’ve been struggling to get posts up every day and today is no exception. I thought that today I’d give you a sort of peek behind the curtain at what I’ve been working on behind the blog scene. No, there’s no wizard with a bag of goodies-not yet anyway. What I should have been doing is writing, and I have been doing some writing. Just not every day, although I am managing to get something done once a week. What has kept me from doing so is a long list of household objectives that HAVE to be done now.…

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    My Texas Is Showing

    I am not a big country music fan, but I am Texan by right of birth, born to country parents and growing up, eventually, in the country. My father and his family were farmers and cowboys. My own Uncle David, whose birthday I share, was a rodeo cowboy for a while. And thanks to the Cherokee blood running through our veins (not that you’d know it to look at me unless you notice my cheekbones), he looked every bit the dashing cowboy with striking blue eyes. And just like every cowboy I’ve ever read about or have known, he had a problem with alcohol. Why am I bringing this up?…

  • Movies,  Poetry

    The Tea Thief: Who Really Did it

    My favorite commercials right now are the Jaguar Good To Be Bad villain advertisements. I am completely charmed by them. Although, I would seriously like to see Jeremy Irons in one, as well as Michael Ironside. I know he’s not British (he’s Canadien), but wouldn’t that be a fantastic commercial to see, a North American villain against a British villain? (Big hint there Jaguar!) And he’s SUCH a wonderful bad guy! What does this have to do with today’s post though? Well, I have a bit of fun for you today, inspired by Tornado actually. I was having my morning cup of tea when I had to get up and…

  • NaNoWriMo,  Writing

    It’s All Amber’s Fault

    I have finally figured it out. Amber is going to force me to success if it kills both of us. I just know it. It’s Day 5 of NaNoWriMo and I have almost 8,000 words so far. I worked hard yesterday to reach my 16k word goal, but I did it. And if I hadn’t been about to fall asleep on my keyboard, I would have kept going. I was lucky to reach that goal, too. Especially when I deliberately procrastinated by texting Amber about what Draco had done to Anna’s twin brother. Oh yeah!!! Anna has a twin brother, Alex, and…well, I can’t tell you what happened. You have…

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    It’s Been A Day

    Today has been like the pic. It started out pretty good. I got up, got one kid off to school,and another ended up staying home because he’s been unwell, and I just didn’t feel like he needed to be out in the wind today as he’s had a fairly irritating cough. Then, my power unexpectedly went out. I had been listening to some music and I was writing and had hit a really decent groove with the story when, suddenly, everything went dark and quiet. I was calm, although I really felt like losing it for  a brief second. I’d written over 500 words and I hadn’t saved for about 5…

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    Endings and Beginnings

    Yesterday my friend that passed away earlier this week was laid to rest. It was a nice service, and moving. I think, for me, the most moving moment was when I turned and looked around and saw how many people had filled the church where the service was held. There were so many people that there was not a single spot to sit without crowding. My friend was a man who was well-loved, well-thought of, and a man who had touched and made a difference in all of those lives. There was a moment when one of the men who spoke during the service made a statement that made me…