Friday, June 30, 2006

5 Years!

Ah yes, 5 years ago today I married my best friend. Today we had a very relaxing time, going out for breakfast, walking around town, hanging around the house together, and going out to an amazing dinner at La Belle Auberge, including our first taste of smoked kangaroo! Yes, that's right, kangaroo. We also watched our wedding video and laughed and cried together. It's amazing to watch; seems so long ago and yet still so close. I am still the happiest and most blessed person on Earth to be with Jay. I'm so proud of her and look forward to seeing her as a mom...she's going to be great. Watching our video also reminded me of how wonderful our families are, both in blood and in friendship. Life is good today, very good.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Looking forward

Ahh, the calm after one storm and before another...

Just had another group of students start at work, and the summer group next week. Lots of drama, don't really want to get into it. Too much to say. Makes my brain hurt. Always feel drained after an intake starts. Luckily this weekend is a holiday with three entire days off. The first one being our 5-year anniversary...finally made it to a whole hand!

Thought Baby might be doin' a tap dance inside but turns out she's still breakdancing doing a head spin...yep, if all goes well she will leave through the door instead of the window. The room is finally all finished, complete with chair, crib, poop table and the ever important bookcase.

...and here is our stroller, with stunt baby testing it out and checking for things like good airbag control, wind resistance, flux capacitor and coffee holder all functioning properly, not to mention getting the coordinates from the Nava computer, since travelling through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops, as we all know without precise coordinates the baby might fly right through a star or bounce too close to a supernova and that would end her trip real quick.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

What does one say about this?

Ok, I am scared but intrigued. Disturbing hypnotic Disney toys from Japan...possibly some kind of brainwashing device? Remember, this is the same country that brought us 'The Ring.'

Be afraid.....Danny's not here, Mrs. Torrance!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

I should become a dumb athlete

I played the game of "Life" for the first time this evening! I know, I'm a little behind the times I guess. I still don't like Monopoly either. Life was fun though; I got to be a dumb athlete who got repeated speeding tickets and somehow had my salary change from $70k to $40k overnight, but I still got to retire with over $1 million! Maybe I should forget writing and animation and kick a ball around.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Cut, Print, That's a Wrap!

It's official, the book has finally been shipped to the printers, so it's officially out of my hands! All that is left is batting ideas around for marketing, which I've already made suggestions for, so it's up to the publishers to work it. I feel strangely empty yet fulfilled, and it's hard to believe I no longer have to pick away at this thing at night. I find just doing nothing rather satisfying and I have an itching urge to watch Star Wars, which I think I will do tomorrow on the bus. That is random and I have no idea why.

Anyway, here is the cover, before a minor punctuation adjustment at bottom:

Already available for pre-order at and available July 18!

Baby still kicking like the Flashdance video these days. Tonight she practically womped my hand away. Jay is really uncomfortable cuz the weather is getting warmer, fog is getting thicker, Leon is getting larger, and so is she. 7 weeks to go, so we're praying for an early arrival.

Tick tick tick...