Lockdown writing and a disclosure

I have been writing like a maniac. This is good, right?

I resurrected an erotic romance story (novel? novella?) I started about a year and a half ago with many chapters, and supplemented/edited it in the past few days. I think out of the 50k+ words, probably half are ready for an editor to go through with a fine-tooth comb. But I’ll get the rest completed first before sending it out to have it proofread. I plan on publishing on kindle.

So that’s on the romance side of things.

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A day in the life of lockdown Toronto 🇨🇦

I went to my mom’s this week and stayed a couple of nights (she’s been part of our bubble since the beginning of covid). Today, she took me to a suburban town to a store which imports some goods from Germany. They also have a deli and a bakery where they make prepared food inhouse. For instance, cabbage rolls. (I bought some). 😛

I was excited to go out. I’ve been sitting in either my mom’s house, or my own, typing, purging, cooking or doing other domestic things.

Meh.

So a trip to a new/different store was exciting! 🙄 For the occasion I even put on actual clothes. Yippie! 😄

Real clothes instead of leggings or yoga wear.
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Video of me talking to you

So I taped myself for you. Just a short, less than a minute long clip. I’m talking about my hair, if that means anything to you.

Note, if you’re reading this in reader, the video may not show up there. I don’t know, I’ll know after I publish. If it doesn’t, just open the website. It’ll be there for sure.

Happy covid Monday. My kids are forced into online learning again all week, and today was day 1 (well, morning of day 1).

See you in the comments. 🙂

Less is more

This has been my mantra for so long, I don’t even remember when I first came up with the idea.

One thing is true though: my attempts to keep my life simple (or simpler) are complicated by the fact that I live with a growing family in a small, urban bungalow. Some of these family members are packrats and/or shoppers and/or attached to things for reasons that elude me and this has been a main source of my deteriorating mental health (and sanity) since the day we stepped into this house. Which, ironically, was before the kids arrived, but after the death of a parent and an unhealthy attachment to things like furniture which was neither practical nor fit into this, my (our) small house.

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Boots, selfies, and some link-love

There was a day last week when I told my partner that we needed to get out of the house so I could wear my new boots.

He said ‘it would be so nice to go out for dinner”.

We haven’t been out to eat since before covid and even then, it was usually at a sports bar after a kid’s hockey game.

I don’t typically wear those boots to the rink… sigh.

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