Sunday, March 11, 2012


Doesn't he look ferocious? I've been looking kind of the same all week, busy working on the new book. Eating Fruit Loops, staying up late, annoying my characters and devising ways to further complicate their lives.

Gotta admit, I'm ready to growl.

Hope your weekend is relaxing. Me? Going to ignore the voices in my head for a day or so and just chill. That's the plan, anyhow!

What are you up to this weekend?

Saturday, March 10, 2012


Ever notice that sometimes endings are really beginnings in disguise?

Here's to new beginnings...

Friday, March 09, 2012

Italian Slang

Every language has its own slang and so many expressions are really funny when you think about them. One of my favorite Italian semi-swear slangs is porca miseria, which translates literally to pig misery. It is applicable in almost any situation, and heard often in this house, mostly because I just love the way it sounds.

Doesn't this guy totally make porca miseria come to life?

Hope you have a great day--with no pig misery in sight!

Me? Back to the book. Porca mi...

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Feet Forward

You never really can tell where life will take you. Sometimes you end up in places you didn't think you'd ever be.

My feet take me to some unexpected spots.

And here.

And even here.

What about you? Have you and your feet gone anywhere interesting lately? Anyplace that makes you and your feet stand up and take notice?

Hope your day is excellent!

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Le Scarpe

I think I was born with a shoe addiction. They're all just so interesting and pretty... and make me think of dancing, laughing and just owning the night.

Funny story from when I was a child. My mother insisted on purchasing a "sensible" pair of black shoes one year for school. Me? Wanted red, shiny, insensible. The black shoes languished in the closet all year, my stubborn determination not to wear them keeping my feet in the shoes that were supposed to be weeded out by super-sensible black oxfords.

Yeah, I admit it. A shoe diva from an early age here!

What about you? Any one piece of apparel that rocks your world? Hmm?

Would totally love to be shoe shopping rather than planted squarely in front of the computer working on my new book. Really would rather...

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Art Speaks

One of my favorite works of art has always been Raphael's The Transfiguration. I love the way the figures seem fluid and almost able to step into the room, as if the wood they're painted on isn't nearly strong enough to hold them captive.

One of the images I love most is Matthew, down in the corner writing in his thick book. Always, a writer in a group.

What about you? Any pieces of art come to mind that speak to you?

Monday, March 05, 2012

In Any Language

George Clooney rocks in any language, doesn't he? Hot. Caliente. Caldo. Cho. Varme. Whatever. Hot is hot.

Okay, enough drooling from me. Back to the book...

Happy Monday!

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Uh oh

That resolution to be a better blogger that I, ah, made just a few short days ago?

Oy, I already blew it! Don't you hate when that happens?

So, how is your March going? The whole in-like-a-lion thing is really making itself fact rather than fiction, isn't it? I weep when I watch the news these days; so much devastation from Mother Nature. So many lives disrupted by wind--makes you appreciate a soft breeze, doesn't it?

Me? Just doing some housekeeping. Cleaning closets, getting the jump on spring cleaning. I have lost a lot of weight so I'm purging the big clothes, donating them and just letting some memories drift away. It's time, and feels good so I guess I'm ready. But it's keeping me busy!

Thursday, March 01, 2012

March Madness

Mi dispiace. I've been a lousy blogger. Totally neglecting the blog, but you realize that so I won't even begin to make excuses (excuses really are rubbinsh, aren't they?) but will promise to attempt to be more consistent...beginning right now.

Hi, friends. How are you all doing?

Me? Have been mulling over lots of life issues, making some decisions and evaluating the possibilities open to me. Also, having a bit of adventure in intriguing location. Cleaning out closets, as well, which is making me feel really accomplished.

The big news for this first day of March? By the way, the month is definitely roaring in like a lion here in upstate New York but that's another story. My big news?

Beginning a new book this morning. That's right, putting my behind back in the chair, my fingers on the keyboard and going back to work. It will be good for me, and hopefully the book I've got filling my head will be as satisfying on paper as it is in my imagination. to write. After I clear the driveway, that is.

What about you? What's on your to-do list for this third month of the year? And while I'm asking, how are you doing with those New Year's resolutions?

A domani!