Posted by Tobi-Dawne
Spent the morning with the wee girlie. Playing, cuddling, colouring, eating, getting ready for pre-k… Then the afternoon was devoted to Green Party business, including chairing an executive meeting. In the evening we picked up my sister Jewles, and headed off to the library. Following that it was over to my parents for some supper, where we helped my Dad navigate through the maze of uploading media on his Mac and iPod. Put the wee girlie to sleep. Then worked on Christmas presents and played on facebook for a wee bit. Now, laying in bed, girlie beside me, posting on the blog. Whew. LMAO
Tomorrow morning will be much the same (and my favourite part of the day because it’s just me and the girl), in the afternoon I’ve got presents to work on as well as some scrapbooking business to attend to. Then it will be off to my parents place to help decorate the tree. 😀 Sooo looking forward to that. Because we’ve just got the tiny half tree that hangs on the wall (will share a picture when we put it up) I really do enjoy helping set up my parents tree. And I’m sure Lily-Ann will too.
Now, I’m going to share a photo of the girlie playing at the library. Then I’ll be playing a bit of Warstorm on FB. And nighty night. LOL Just me and the dogs awake in the dark (Damon is up on the desktop computer). 😀
Posted by Tobi-Dawne
As the rain pours down, the thunder rolls, and the lighting flashes across the sky… the girlie and I cuddle beneath Nana’s blanket. Listening, and loving the sights, sounds, and smells of a Summer storm. 🙂
On an unrelated note… I’ve finished the manuscript for my children’s story. What possessed me to write a children’s book I’ll never know. But it was the first time my muse hit me in such an unrelenting fashion in a long time. I’m quite comfortable writing canine non-fiction (dog training advice, behaviour tips, and breed information most commonly). But then, one evening, laying in bed next to my sleeping girl I just felt the NEED to write. The only thing near by was my BlackBerry… so believe it or not I actually wrote the first 1/3 of the manuscript on that. LMAO Hey! When the muse hits, the muse hits! If I’ve learned one thing as a writer it’s to listen to my inner voice.
Now I begin taking steps on completely foreign soil. I don’t have contacts (agents and publishers) in this world. In non-fiction, doing what I’ve been doing for years? Yep. I know many folks. But this is something completely new to me. So it’s a new adventure… but one I think will be very worth fully delving into. Wish me luck.