Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Just Happy to be Here

Coworker:  A lady just told me she is senile.  I didn't know that senile people KNEW they are senile.
Me:........

Back to my POOR NEGLECTED BLOG

Here's hoping I will be more regular with posting.

For now, here is an up-dated list of my events in my life:


  1. I am still living in Norfolk, Virginia, although I will soon be moving back to the Newport News, Hampton, Yorktown area.  This should happen at the beginning of September.
  2. My brother moved in with me going on three years ago.
  3. My car is completely paid for, but my student loans go on forever.
  4. I have started an Avon business and an online craft business.  I have made more money selling items on eBay than I have made selling Avon... go figure.
  5. I have only one cat now, as my beautiful Evelyn had to be put down.
  6. The Culinary Institute of Virginia, where I work, is opening a new facility in Newport News and they need a financial aid adviser to work there... that is why the move to the Peninsula.
  7. My landlord won't release me from my lease a month early, so I will have to commute a few weeks through the busiest tunnel in the world--that is not an established fact.  The HRBT just seems to be the busiest tunnel in the world when one gets stuck in traffic when trying to get home from work in a reasonable amount of time.
  8. Blue is still my favorite color.
  9. My joints are a much more accurate meteorological tool than the National Weather Service.
  10. I have finally reached the age where no one expects me to practice for or to run a marathon.
  11. I no longer worry if I look like I am 30... or 40... or even 50.  Giving up vanity is one of the most liberating experiences of my life.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Shop my AVON store!

Shop my AVON store!: Here's a sneak peak at some of the latest products available at Avon. Be sure to click

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Editing a Novel and Financial Aid

I have been working on editing my novel to get it ready to go to a publisher. It is tedious work and I am ready to start writing a NEW novel, rather than concentrating on the old one.

Ah, well.

In other news:

At work, it is my job to help students (at a local culinary school) find the money to go to school through government grants, student loans, private loans, etc. If a student is under 24, they have to have their parent's information available to get the money from the government.

On the phone with a prospective new student:

Student: I'm not eleibigle for grants?
Me: No. Your parents made too much money.
S: But, I can get student loans?
Me: Yes, but they won't cover all your tuition.
S: So what do I need?
Me: You need your parents to sign for a parent's loan. Unless they have bad credit, then you may be eligible for additional student loan money.
S: I think my parents have great credit.
Me: Well, you will have to use them to get a parent's loan.
S: But, they don't want to take out a loan for me.
Me: You will have to see about getting a private loan, then. I have a couple of suggestions.
S: Can I use my sister instead of my parents? She has terrible credit?

If only that were possible...

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Writing a Novel

I have been away from my computer, as far as blogging goes, for a while now... I am not even certain how long.

I have been writing. A novel.

I don't want to blog about the how-tos of writing a novel, but what goes on behind the scenes, in the writer's head. Character development. Trying to get someone to read the bloody thing. All of the problems that go along with writing a novel.

The one in question is about 80,000 words so far and I am winding it up. Just a few more chapters. Then, editing.

I was out of work for a week and I erroneously thought I would get a lot written, but alas, that was not the case. I finshed two chapters when there have been days when I wrote a chapter a day. This novel is not a stand-alone creation, but at least a series of three books. So, I have a long way to go.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Good News for RA sufferers


I have RA and will begin Embrel therapy next week. The thing about Embrel is that is trashes the immune system and makes you more suceptible to infections. I have been really worried about this, so I did some investigating about methods for keeping my home more germ free.

This Clorox® Home Flu Kit is a great idea because you get everything you need in one major disinfecting kit. The kit is not available in stores.

This Clorox® Home Flu Kit contains the only bundled set of disinfecting products registered by the EPA that kill influenza A viruses, including the 2009 H1N1 flu virus on hard, non-porous surfaces (use as directed) as well as Clorox® Hand Sanitizer which Kills 99.999% of germs*. Also included is a clearly laid-out 4-color guide and laminated wallet-size card describing most effective ways to use these products. These products for both home and on-the-go use have been packaged by Clorox® into one convenient carton for immediate shipping for just $24.99.