Family Camping Trip 2017

Every summer my mom, my uncle, my sister and her kids, and me and my kids all go on a joint “camping” trip. To date we’ve gone to a camp grounds RIGHT outside of a town, which lets us run in for groceries and whatever we need very easily. The advantages of it are that we’re spending time together, and it’s WAY cooler than at home (highs at 90 instead of 115 for me!)

We had a great time, the kids got to spend time with their cousins and I had a week away from the heat as well as time to unwind and let my brain relax.

But now I’m home and it’s time to get back to work. Time to finish Redeemed by Desire and get it off to my editor, time to format Revealed by Desire and get it uploaded for it’s release in a few weeks. Time to take kid 3 school uniform shopping, since he starts the new middle school in a couple weeks.

How has your summer been?


A General Update.

What’s going on around here? I’m trying to get some writing in while I either hide from the heat (we saw 113F today, and we’re forecast for 117 tomorrow and the next day.) I tend to rush out to the car, from the car to whatever store I’m headed to, or into the gym where there’s a pool, then back to the car and house. It’s too hot out to think about staying out more. If I have to spend more than 5 minutes out side I do it either late at night or very early in the morning.

I’m also working on the last minute details of the release of Choosing Happiness next month. And I have an announcement I’ll be making soon. I’m excited, I can’t wait to share with everyone.


And summer begins….

At least summer break. The kids are out of school, and my extra has gone to spend some time with her sisters. The old man is gone for a couple weeks with the military and I’m hoping to get lots done in between trips to the swimming pool and getting the trailer ready for our next trip.

I’ve got a list of projects to work on and an announcement coming soon. Stay tuned!


Ready for the end of summer.

Yesterday, as I stayed inside working on revisions of my next release, I watched the indoor/outdoor thermometer. Mostly so I could be glad I wasn’t out in the heat. Then my girls had softball practice…. and I sat in 108 degree heat for an hour and a half. Not my idea of fun. Not my idea of pleasant. I mean really.. it’s the second half of September already, let’s have some cooler weather!

I’d love 70’s, but I’ll settle for not triple digits… please!


It’s summer…

Which, here, means hellish heat. Right now it’s almost noon and the official temperature is 90, however, the outdoor thermometer at my house says 105. Yesterday’s official high was 102, I actually saw 114, it may have gotten higher, but that’s what I saw.  Have I mentioned that I’m not fond of the heat? I had a bout of heat exhaustion when I was 18 and I’ve been sensitive to it ever since.

So, summer here means I hide in the house or I find a pool to live in. Since I refuse to have a pool at my house (for several reasons, insurance and maintenance costs not the least of them) the pool thing is more difficult. Until now. I recently found out a family gym not too far away that has a pool, for the monthly membership fee I can take the kids over and we can play in the pool as much as we want while they’re open. That’s where we’re headed this afternoon. I plan on a couple hours a day, at least most days, for the rest of the summer. It should help us stay nice and cool… and it wears the kids out!