May. 14th, 2012

from_ashes: (We're all stories in the end)
I know some of your are Mommies (whether of children or children of the furry variety) so I wish you all a belated Happy Mother's Day. I ended up spending the entire day with Mom and it turned out to be a good day. She was having one of her good days and we laughed and joked and I almost got to forget that she's not like that every single day. 

I sent her some cookies from Mrs. Fields. Mom always complained that flowers die and as she has a cookie fixation, I though that would be perfect. My brother also got her stuff for her sweet tooth and she is set in snacks for awhile. Not if I can just not dig my own hands into them! Eep! I FINALLY got myself back into not eating all that crap and now I'm surrounded by it. I blame the Reese's. I can hear them calling out to me in my sleep.

Also, my cats gave me fleas for Mother's Day. Technically, I doubt they brought them in the house, as they never go outside, but we have a mild case of fleas. Which if left untreated, will become a major breeding ground for fleas. I ordered the first tubes of Advantage for the summer (I usually treat them each summer anyway) and got some Fleabusters powder, which is safe to use around me and the cats' sensitive bodies, but works to kill those little suckers quickly. We had a major infestation in Georgia and a tub of that took care of it. Now I just have to wait until Wednesday when it comes in. Until then, I feel all creepy and crawly all the time! EEP! I also seem to be the only creature in the house that has been bitten by the little assholes. So... apparently, I taste good to fleas.

My most recent article for DVICE.com is currently the most-commented article on the site! YAY! I take great pride in that. I enjoyed writing it and I have already finished the follow-up article the editor wanted me to do.

Finally, being a blogger/writer is AWESOME. I have a really good Klout score, so that means I'm always getting free stuff. Which is awesome. But I'm also getting random free stuff thanks to being a part of the AllThingsFangirl.com Academy (I joined a few years ago before it was exclusive). So last week, I got an awesome The Avengers tee shirt that says "Fan Girl" in The Avengers font. And today, I got a book ("Delirium" by Lauren Oliver - looks pretty darn good). My Mom has started teasing me about all the stuff I get. I do try to take photos of everything and give the companies involved a few mentions.

I'm still pounding away at the novel. I'm trying to get the editing done, but on the days I'm working on DVICE pieces, it gets ignored. NBC pays me too well for me to not make those articles a priority. My goal is to be self-published by August and I think that's more than doable.

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