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This is what happens...

...when I stay up all night! I get bored and start to play with things.

Anyone have comments on the new template? I just felt like the old one was a bit dismal for Spring. (if it should ever decide to show up!)

Absolute Write Blogroll

Ladies and gentlemen, if you would look to your right, you will find a new addition to the scenery around here. The Absolute Write blogroll has links to many of the blog of the members of the Absolute Write community.

If you have never visited this website, you don't know what you are missing. Take some time to check out the articles, markets, and other information provided here. Definitely stop by the forums and sign up. There's loads of participation from writers all over the world!

Am I Dense or What?

Every year I end up giving at least a couple family members a magazine subscription as a Christmas gift. Recently, I've used to do the ordering, as they really do have some great buys. Well, they send out regular emails with their current specials and it just now occurred to me that I was deleting a valuable resource every time those emails came in!

Their website lists everything they sell, by category. While there isn't always a link to the website, I can get titles of on-topic magazines to query with ideas. DUH!? Why didn't I think of this sooner!?

So my hot tip for today is: Before you delete what you think is a junk email, make sure you aren't deleting a lead at the same time!!

Snow in APRIL?!

Would someone please give Mother Nature a calendar, a clue, a Prozac...something? My current weather report is telling me that we have a chance of up to 3 inches of snow overnight tonight and through tomorrow morning.

Can you tell I'm a tad irritated!? First, just MONDAY I had all the windows open, the fans blowing, and was contemplating calling the A/C tech guy to check out the system for the year. It was 82 degrees! Now this morning, the heat's blasting and I'm still cold.

Not to mention, I had planned to take the baby to his first Easter Egg Hunt tomorrow. Guess that's going to likely be canceled, unless it gets moved indoors. If the hunt is off, I suppose I'll have no excuse not to get some work done tomorrow...

Sorry for the non-writing related mini-rant, but I had to complain somewhere!

Update On My Blogging Job

This, too, has been a bit slow in coming, but I finally got my first review launched for my new position at Hubpages.

I'll be covering products for children and families. There will be reviews of toys, games, baby products and more. If you have time, stop by and check out what I'm up to! If you have suggestions of something you think I should cover, feel free to send in suggestions!

Here are the links to my profile and to my first Hub about Kids Spy Toys.

All My Excuses...And A Meme

I know things have been a bit quiet around here lately, but for fairly good reasons.

I've shared all of mom's hospital escapades with everyone already. I've still been helping her out, as she's just been cleared to drive, but still has quite a few limitations on what she's allow to do otherwise.

Hubby's burns healed up fairly quickly and he wasn't in pain too terribly long, however we ended up taking yet another trip to the ER for him about a week following that fiasco. This time he stepped off a curb and messed up the ligaments in his ankle. That had him on crutches and out of work for a few days, and of course totally dependent on his ever-devoted wife. Thank goodness he had plenty of personal time to use!

With all of this, my normal 3rd trimester pregnancy issues, chasing the baby, and entertaining the 12 yr old, I've pretty much had my hands full. Top it all off with a few deadlines and well, blogging fell to the wayside a little bit! Hopefully this will be my last "break" until I have the baby in May!

In the meantime, it seems my good friend Harmony, over at Writer In The Making has tagged me with a meme.

The topic is Words To Live By and the rules are as follows:

1. Give a quote that you love, live by, you get the idea.
2. Give your reasons for why you chose it. Does it have special meaning? Is it just LOL funny?

One of my favorite quotes is:

"If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito." ~Bette Reese

I just plain love this quote, as it is true in so many ways. It serves as a reminder to everyone that even one little person can make a difference and an impact on the world!

I'm having a rough time thinking up people to tag today, but I do have one person who I'd like to see respond to this one! Diane Penna of The Write Path should have an interesting answer for this one, once she gets her move completed! If anyone else wants to participate, consider yourself tagged by me!

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