Krissie: All About You

21 Jan

I’m in NJ at the Casa de Rental. The cottage is looking adorable, the dogs are happy, Jenny’s got a full load (that sounds like she’s drunk — I mean a lot on her plate) but she’s handling it. Basically we’ve been shopping and watching tv. Tomorrow I’ll work while she gets her car fixed and does errands, and we’ll watching something fabulous on tv.
My plans for the week — to avoid all the food temptations NJ has (bought a lot of healthy stuff today), facilitate Jenny and work on the new book. Plus, get this sexy little rom suspense story ready for uploading (Jenny’s doing the cover for me).
And that’s enough. I get that done I’ll feel good.
Then again, I’m away from real life and responsibilities. I miss Richie, but man, I like being down here.

So … what’s on your agenda?

74 Responses to “Krissie: All About You”

  1. KateGeorge January 21, 2013 at 1:44 am #

    Same as usual for me, except I also have to finish the taxes.

    Oh, I have start divorce proceedings on my list, but I don’t know if I’ll wimp out or not. I have selective memory. I don’t remember what it was about yesterday that was so horrid. Luckily it’s still today and I still remember.

    • Brussel Sprout January 21, 2013 at 2:49 am #


    • Reb January 21, 2013 at 5:25 am #

      Hugs, Kate. I hope things go well, whether you decide to go ahead or not.

    • Nan January 21, 2013 at 9:01 am #

      Oh, Kate, my heart goes out to you. Holler if you need to talk or vent. Send me an email and I’ll send you my phone number. Got your back, sister!

    • Kimberly Hope January 21, 2013 at 9:38 am #

      Go Kate! Oh wait, maybe it’s Go, Kate! Commas, they drive me crazy! Kate, do what’s best for you. It’s the best advice I was given recently. I’m back here with Nan, covering your back!

    • Maria Powers January 21, 2013 at 1:12 pm #

      I’m with everyone else covering your back. Do what’s best for you and know that you are strong enough to do whatever that is.

    • Robena Grant January 21, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

      Best of everything in your decision making, Kate.

    • Barbara Samuel January 21, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

      More hugs from me, Kate.

    • Jill January 21, 2013 at 2:21 pm #

      I am with everyone else . Do what is best for you in the long run. Picture where you want to be in a year, five years.


    • Chris S. January 21, 2013 at 5:36 pm #

      Here’s wishing you peace and strength, and the clarity to make whatever decision serves you best.

    • Amie January 21, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

      FGBVs!!! I hope you make the decision that is best for YOU. I can understand how the status quo can be comforting in its own way since it is the “known” – I second what Chris S. said.

    • Skye January 21, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

      FGBVs and tons of support for whatever you do.

    • Hannah January 21, 2013 at 9:18 pm #

      Hugs, Kate.

      And what the heck is FGVBs? I haven’t come across that one before.

      • KateGeorge January 21, 2013 at 11:45 pm #

        Hi Hannah, a FGBV is a Fairy God Betty Vibe. It stems from Lucy March’s website where a number of us used to hang out when Lucy was going through a growing spurt.

        It means everything that is good and fine and helpful, with sprinkles on top!

    • Robin S. January 21, 2013 at 10:24 pm #

      {{{HUGS}}} and FGBV’s to you.

    • Megan Coakley January 22, 2013 at 9:52 am #

      Sending hugs and strength to do what is right. You deserve happiness. And I don’t think your happiness is exclusive. I have sisters in similar situations and they always question whether they’re being unfair to their kids by wanting love and respect and peace in their lives. Isn’t that what we want to teach our children to expect for themselves? Your issues may not be the same, but I just want you to know I’m on your side.

  2. Brussel Sprout January 21, 2013 at 2:51 am #

    Get writing. Seriously. I know the derailings I’m experiencing are valid (Minion No1 in meltdown) but I am sending myself crazy not writing, so that simply means I have to write. If I write and get back to where I need to be in the WIP, I will get me some serious happy.

  3. Robena Grant January 21, 2013 at 4:49 am #

    Glad you’re in NJ and having fun. Looking forward to reading your sexy RS, and seeing the cover artwork. With Jenny doing it I’ll bet it’s fabulous.

    I’m still up and it’s 1:30 am. Working on promo stuff. Just found out both of my releases will go to Amazon’s KDP Select program for three months prior to the May releases in all formats. So that means my books will be available in about ten days…for Kindle readers only.

    I can hardly believe it, and I went into shock over the weekend because I’M NOT READY. But I’m calmer now. Is anyone ever ready? : )So, onward and upward, and what is it that you do, gird your loins or something?

    • Reb January 21, 2013 at 5:26 am #

      You will post links here, won’t you? I want to read!

      • German Chocolate Betty January 21, 2013 at 5:38 am #

        Me too!

    • Nan January 21, 2013 at 9:02 am #

      Yay, Roben!! Can’t wait for the early release of your books! I’ve got Amazon gift card money burning a hole in my pocket!

      • Robena Grant January 21, 2013 at 7:31 pm #

        Ahhh…you guys are so sweet. Maybe I can whisper the date and the ladies won’t mind my mentioning it. : )

        • Megan Coakley January 22, 2013 at 9:53 am #

          Don’t whisper–yell! We all rise together. It’s the beauty of being here.

    • Merry January 21, 2013 at 8:43 pm #

      Excellent news! I look forward to reading it.
      Yes, do gird your loins in preparation. Or, if you’re not great at spelling, you could gird your lions instead — I’m sure they’d understand. 🙂

    • Robin S. January 21, 2013 at 10:31 pm #

      YAY! You’ll do just fine!

  4. Louise January 21, 2013 at 5:24 am #

    Early tomorrow, I’m having a scan done on my thyroid. Our GP thinks it’s a good idea since both our daughters have, and have had, a problem. My mother had a goiter, (awful name). Then we drive up to DD because to babysit while she sees her GP for her thyroid scan results.

    We were so late for lunch today that I grabbed quick couple of rolls, (a little voice said, don’t do it) with lactose free cheese and gherkin. Tasty. Half an hour later I fell asleep. I really must listen to myself!
    Right now I’m off for an early night with the overhead fan on to cool my feet while I read and drop off again.
    Sweet dreams everyone. 🙂

  5. Reb January 21, 2013 at 5:30 am #

    My week’s going to be WORK, to meet a horrible deadline. Next week I should work on figuring out how to smooth my workload out.

    Other than that, I’m going to try to keep up my 2-minutes-a-day thing on exercise, German and photography. Even if I’m working 12-hour days, I’m sure I can fit in 6 more minutes. 🙂

  6. Mary Stella January 21, 2013 at 7:13 am #

    At the end of the week I see my weight loss surgeon for my one year visit. I can’t believe it’s been a year! Oh but what a fabulous one to be sure!
    The last 12 months have really been all about me improving my health and life. This week is more of the same! 🙂

    • Lynda Ward January 21, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

      Good for you, Mary Stella! Getting healthy is the important part, isn’t it?

    • Maria Powers January 21, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

      Woo-hoo! Mary Stella that is fabulous news. Go you.

    • Robena Grant January 21, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

      Congrats! on the one year, Mary. What an awesome journey!

    • Skye January 21, 2013 at 8:23 pm #

      Yay Mary! Woo hoo!

    • Robin S. January 21, 2013 at 10:32 pm #

      Wow, a year already?! Go you!

  7. Micki January 21, 2013 at 7:23 am #

    I’m going to follow the food menu and shopping list I made tonight, and that will free up at least two hours for classwork and real writing. And I’m going to get my hood finished. If I get anything else done, I’ll skip for joy!

  8. Nan January 21, 2013 at 9:05 am #

    Healing…still working on healing. Can I just say that I’m shocked at how long this is taking–yes, I know it’s been barely a week, but I went into this unprepared for the level of pain and exhaustion I’m experiencing. I guess I sometimes forget I’m not 30 anymore.

    Revisions–I want to get these two books done and pubbed…they’re great stories and I want to share them!

    Work–plenty of editing work in the wings, so I’d better keep going on that.

    • Robena Grant January 21, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

      Sending happy healing vibes, Nan. You should turn that final corner to feeling better real soon. : )

    • KateGeorge January 21, 2013 at 11:48 pm #

      Nan, I was shocked at how long it took my leg to heal. But I’m sending FGBVs that the time will fly for you. Be well!

  9. Mama_Abbie January 21, 2013 at 9:12 am #

    Today I have to make notes for and alter a skirt I am planning to wear to a presentation on mission work in Tanzania that my husband and I are giving at a church meeting tomorrow night.

    After that I have to deal with all of the year-end health forms and get started on organizing taxes as quickly as possible as it looks as though I will be spending at least as much time away from home as at home over the next months while siblings and I try to organize the “new normal” and support my Mom on her journey of dealing with terminal cancer. (It was just discovered in the last two weeks.)

    And work…yes there is work this week too.

    • Maine Betty January 21, 2013 at 10:02 am #

      Oh, so sorry to hear about your Mom.

    • Terrie January 21, 2013 at 10:21 am #

      So sorry to hear about your Mom.

    • Chris S. January 21, 2013 at 5:38 pm #

      That’s tough. So sorry to hear it.

    • Lois January 21, 2013 at 10:26 pm #

      So sorry about your mom. Try to be kind to yourself while you are dealing with all this entails.

  10. Kimberly Hope January 21, 2013 at 9:43 am #

    Apparently Nan and I are on the same page.

    There will be healing. Which is a pain. Nan, not sure what you’re healing from, but I feel your pain. We shall rest and be well. Even if it drives us — and our families — batty. Actually, that might become on of the things that makes me smile this week.

    OK, here they are:
    1. Heal. Stupid foot.
    2. Plot book. Hero and Heroine should feel free to join in on this exercise.
    3. Create media strategy website for that which would pay the bills if I’d get off my butt and create the damn website.

    Hope everyone has a happy and productive week! Tune in on Wednesday and here the WTFW post on how the website’s going.

    • Kimberly Hope January 21, 2013 at 9:44 am #

      Of course that should be “hear” and not “here.” Why, yes, that is an English degree hanging on the wall. Why do you ask?

    • Maine Betty January 21, 2013 at 10:07 am #

      Be nice to your foot! Encourage it! As in:
      Heal, magnificent and ever faithful foot! Whither thou goest I will go (well duh.)
      so grow, cells!, flow, blood! Heal, heel!

      • Kimberly Hope January 21, 2013 at 10:43 am #

        Thanks, Maine Betty. Your version of encouragement sounds much better than mine, which should not be reprinted here.

  11. Jenny January 21, 2013 at 10:12 am #

    I’m loving having Krissie here. She should be here ALL THE TIME.

    This week: Get car fixed. Paint cottage. Catch up McDaniel. Write next lecture. Find credit card. Try not to panic.

    Think about moving into the cottage in two weeks.

    Have a fabulous time with Krissie.

    • Terrie January 21, 2013 at 10:22 am #


    • Kimberly Hope January 21, 2013 at 10:41 am #

      I like your list better than mine. Wanna trade? Of course, painting is why the heel needs to heal, so maybe not.

    • Robena Grant January 21, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

      Yay! Here’s to fabulous times!

    • Reb January 21, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

      Find credit card? Eeek.

  12. Terrie January 21, 2013 at 10:23 am #

    Classes begin tomorrow. So, today is finishing up prep, buying something to wear, and grabbing some sewing room time because I gotta.

  13. Terri Osburn January 21, 2013 at 11:24 am #

    Happy to hear you two are together and having a good time.

    This week is all about editing. First devising a plan of attack, then implementing.

    Bought a yoga for back pain DVD yesterday and I’d like to do that at least every other day. Tried it out this morning and I think it’s going to be very good for me. The relaxation part didn’t happen as my pets missed the “be calm” memo. Sigh.

    Must organize the piles of paperwork around here. Gather stuff for taxes and throw away the stuff that creeps in and makes things worse.

  14. Office Wench Cherry January 21, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

    This is going to be a busy week at work – aren’t they all at this time of year??? – and I’m just hoping to get everything done that needs doing. Between the fibro-sore and the fibro-tired I’m not running at anywhere near top speed. (Oh, hey, look, there’s a turtle leaving me in the dust.) I’m picking up some of my ex-supervisor’s workload and this month I’m completely clueless about it so that’s even more stressful. She really didn’t do a lot of training before she left. Next month will be better but this month is going to be hard.

    I really feel like I need some time off but right now that’s just not going to happen. Maybe next month. If I get everything from this month done first….

  15. Barbara Samuel January 21, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

    We are headed home from NZ today. My agenda is to ease back in without too much drama. Have to get back to good eating, regular gym visits.

    I also have revisions waiting.

    But mainly, kiss each animal on each nose many times each day. I missed them!!!!!!!!!

  16. Catherine January 21, 2013 at 2:29 pm #

    It will be a year since Mum died on Wednesday. I’m hoping there are some of her favorite roses blooming at Dad’s place so I can do a little arrangement to place at the wall where her ashes lie. If not I’ll improvise. My youngest and I have both had dreams where she is alive in the last week or too. Could of been disturbing but in retrospect seem sort of comforting.

    I need to stop talking about it and actually make a comprehensive list of all tasks needing to be accomplished before I travel.

    Do some serious organizing of a storage space. The archive boxes I’ve been using are not adequate.

    • Catherine January 21, 2013 at 2:31 pm #

      Crap two… Not too.

  17. Teresa Hill January 21, 2013 at 2:33 pm #

    WordPress users who teach online… got an announcement from Woo Themes about a new plug-in that’s designed to make it easy to teach/post lessons/discuss/take payments for classes online:

    I don’t do this, but I thought some people here might be interested.

    Nothing special planned here this week, just writing like mad. Started a new project Jan. 1 and have pages pouring out of me. (Helps that daughter-drama is far removed right now. She took off to Seattle and wants to stay. We’ll see how that goes.)

    Pictures, please. Lots of cottage pics. Work in progress is fine. We want to see it come together.

  18. SusanM January 21, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

    My sewing class starts this week – my fabric is washed and folded. Crossing my fingers that the actual sewing part will go as easily.

    DH scored free tickets to the first home game of DS’s favourite hockey team, so I will have a night all to myself! I can finally get back to blogging – halted by the near-death of our lap-top a couple of weeks ago – without any interruptions.

    Continuing to work on taming my office inbox – almost 10,000 emails at start of the month and now down to just over 4000. Goal is to get through all of 2012 before the end of the month – carpel tunnel syndrome be damned!

  19. Sure Thing January 21, 2013 at 4:34 pm #

    I’m going to try to get back to gym. For well-being and efficiency purposes, not weight loss.

    Most important – be in bed by 9pm. How? Bring no work home? How – finish lesson prep at work by midday.

    I need me sleep. Struggling on almost empty tank of resources here.

  20. H January 21, 2013 at 5:46 pm #

    doctor the husband through the flu

    go to all the meetings this week (why do they all have to happen during the same week, huh?)

    keep the rest of us fed, clothed, and hopefully flu-free (fingers crossed, clorox wipes on standby)

    walk walk walk the dog (a task made possible because I own a coat that’s really nothing more than a slightly shorter down sleeping bag with sleeves and pockets – it’s frickin’ freezing here right now)

  21. Skye January 21, 2013 at 8:31 pm #

    Today is my birthday, so I’ve been enjoying that and the birthday wishes on FB. That’s been cool.

    This week I will be beginning an intensive job search in Seattle, from Houston, and starting to network like mad through my existing contacts (which are more than I thought there were). I really need a job there before I can afford an apartment there and I’d like to find a job very soon so I don’t run through the rest of what’s left of my money. But if all else fails, I can just box all my stuff up and put it in storage in one of those PODS things and stay with some friends (and be a really, really, really good guest for as short a time as possible) because they have invited me.

    I also have a project for the group I volunteer with that I need to get done by May. I’m going to try to get it done early. Like by the end of this month. All I can do is try.

    And that’s it for me.

    • Lois January 21, 2013 at 8:56 pm #

      HaPpY hApPy birthday Skye!

    • Kelly S January 21, 2013 at 9:59 pm #

      Happy Birthday and Yay for all the invites! Shows people love you!

    • Terri Osburn January 21, 2013 at 10:31 pm #

      Happy Birthday, Skye.

    • Robin S. January 21, 2013 at 10:34 pm #

      Happy Birthday, Skye! Hope you had a good day!

      • Robena Grant January 21, 2013 at 10:46 pm #

        I know I said it before, but happy, happy birthday. You can’t have too many birthday wishes. ; )

    • Sure Thing January 21, 2013 at 11:01 pm #

      Hippo Birdy Two Ewe, Skye. (((((HUG)))))

      Just think, that card gets amended with a picture of the sky when I wish you 😉

    • Megan Coakley January 22, 2013 at 9:57 am #

      I missed you on the actual day because we were celebrating Two’s 17th one day early! I hope it was a great day. Your plans sound exciting!

  22. jinx January 21, 2013 at 9:06 pm #

    I had to work today in spite of the MLK holiday and the inauguration, but we were able to watch it on our office computers today, since my boss also wished that she could have gone down to see it.

    However, there was a SPECTACULARLY gorgeous sunset, which seemed to celebrate both events. So now my agenda includes catching up with all the inauguralia and staying warm. DC is in for a cold spell.

  23. Hannah January 21, 2013 at 9:23 pm #

    On the agenda – hair appt. Taxes. Gather paperwork for repairs from Sandy. Work. Grandkids. Date with dh. Maybe 2 dates with dh. 😉

    Krissie – I’m thinking – how about selling the homestead in VT and moving down by Crusie? You were trying to find a place you liked. Sounds like that could be it.

  24. Kelly S. January 21, 2013 at 11:41 pm #

    Work, exercise, cook & eat according to the meal plan, read blogs, sleep.

    I do have dinner with the Longarm quilters tomorrow night. Question is can I stick to the meal plan or will I cheat since the hubby isn’t with me?

  25. Kelly S. January 21, 2013 at 11:42 pm #

    BTW, I am very impressed by everyone who is starting/doing their taxes this week! Hope you’re getting refunds!

  26. KateGeorge January 21, 2013 at 11:54 pm #

    I’m stopping back to say thank you for all the good wishes! I totally love you guys – uh gals. Didn’t mean to hi-jack the post Krissie, it just popped out.

    It’s not that I’m miserable, it’s just that I’m fed up with the bullhockey. There must be a quota on how much crap you have to put up with before you get a free pass.

    Have fun in NJ, Ladies! It sounds loverly!

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