Life update

Hi there.

Just a little update; I’ve been sick as a dog for the past five or so days, and I haven’t taken outfit pictures in approximately two weeks. I have, however, been writing. For those of you that have been around forever, I finally moved back to posting on FictionPress, after a long stint of being wary. So if you’re a fan of reading and want to check it out, here’s the prologue for the story I’m currently working on.


He was a typical bad boy. Leather jacket, roughed-up jeans, scuffed boots, and a head of dark hair that fell over his forehead just enough to make her fingers itch to push it back. As she watched him pace the far end of the dim bar, his icy blue eyes met hers and made her heart race with a tense jolt of mixed feelings. Fear, excitement, intrigue, nerves, confusion; her thoughts were one jumbled mess, and she couldn’t make sense of anything.


His gaze dropped back to the floor, and then to the drink in his hand. A few women entered, and gave him an up-and-down pass of admiration, and she felt something else jump into the mix of emotions: jealousy. Which was odd. She didn’t know him. He didn’t know her. The sense of possession that filtered through everything else was growing from far-off attraction, surely, because they had barely spoken two words in this place.


Yet, as she let my attention fade from him to the little diamond sitting on the ring-finger of her left hand, it was clear that they had definitely spoken at length sometime within the past 72 hours. Yes, he was a complete stranger, whose last name she didn’t even know. Yes, she had absolutely no idea where he was from, what he was like, or why they should even know each other. The fog of memory from the past three days was distorted by the alcohol she hadn’t stopped consuming. Every time she had started to feel sober, she’d grabbed another drink. Anything could have happened, and she would remember nothing.


That had been the point. Drink, and forget.


When she had finally woken up sober, scrunched under the covers of a dirty little hotel she didn’t recognize, there had been bottles and cans everywhere. It looked like someone had hosted a twenty-person party. But there was just her in the bed. Just her and a lethal amount of bottles that she hoped she hadn’t emptied all by herself.


And then he came out of the bathroom in nothing but his boxers, looking bleary-eyed and confused, and the amount of relief that she hadn’t consumed all of that alcohol was completely overcome by the blow that there was a man in her room that she didn’t know, who she had probably slept with, who was wearing a wedding ring. Which made her a marriage wrecker, a slut, a hypocrite to her beliefs.


But then she noticed the unfamiliar ring on her own finger, and the slightly crumpled marriage license on the side-table with an unrecognizable scrawl right above her own signature. Judging by his alarmed look as he stared at his hand and then at her, he was experiencing the same amount of shock and bemusement as she was.


And then things got a whole lot more interesting.

You can read the next few chapters  here.


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Life lately, according to Instagram

PicMonkey Collage1. The sky this morning was AMAZING. And you can’t tell in the picture, but in the distance there were gorgeous hazy  mountains, and the water was all pink and the skyline was rosy… so pretty.

2. My outfit today. I love it. I’m wearing a scarf as a belt, and I think coral and blue is my favorite combo EVER. I need more coral!

3. Lunch! Minus the homemade Whole30 approved devilled eggs which are fantastic, if I do say so myself…

4. the most amazingest carrots I have EVER had, thanks to this recipe. I have now purchased her cookbook. I don’t like carrots. These were THAT GOOD. I ate most of them in one sitting.

5. So, Staples had actual Dunder Mifflin printer paper. How awesome is that? Totally got a whole box of it for our office. On the front, it has a seal of approval that says “Our motto is ‘Quabity first!'” and it cracks me up every time I look at it!

6. I started drinking black coffee, thanks to the Whole30. If there’s one thing I really  miss, it’s half-and-half. There’s nothing like it. I tried a coconut-milk-and-egg recipe to replace half-and-half, and it was creamy as promised, but the taste wasn’t too great an may have promoted a huge stomach upset. So, I drink black coffee now.

7, 8: So, we finally  had an actual spring-like day (it was 60 degrees when I left work, guys! 60!) and I found some pretty buds on a tree out back. Plus, I’m really jealous of whomever owns the white blooming beauty on the corner when I go to work. I love it.

9. I’m growing some herbs! The cold may have killed them, though. Even though they’re indoors, they’re next to a not-insulated window and we had a very frosty night… and now they’re all wilting. It’s sad.

10. The most interesting and informative book about food and health, ever. Makes SO much sense. Y’all should buy and read it if you’re really interested in improving your health. Also, cutting dairy, sugar, legumes, grains, and alcohol from your life for 30 days isn’t actually as hard as it sounds.

11. … and then the spring-like day went away, and we had a 36-degree, chances-of-ice-with-hail-on-the-side day, and it sucked. Ugh.

12. Are any of you as nerdy as we are? We picked up a copy of The Hobbit: An Unexpected journey as SOON as it came out in order to get the code to watch the Livestream of behind-the-scenes on Sunday. Which we may or may not have skipped church to watch. We are that nerdy (heathen?). It was AWESOME. So many little snippets of unfinished scenes from the next movie! I can’t wait! GAH!


How cute is my niece? Those cheeks!

I hope you are all having a beautiful Tuesday! I’m hoping the cloud cover will go away and we’ll have another fabulous 60 degree day. It’s supposed to be nice this weekend. Fingers crossed!


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