I really thought I would have time to write my blog posts this week. Alas, I have not.

mental stress

My Mom had knee replacement surgery yesterday and I’ve been running around like a chicken with my head cut off. I admit there is a whole lot of HURRY UP and WAIT, but my brain just won’t focus.

Over the next week and a half I’ll be staying with her while she recovers, and while I will have some downtime, I’m not sure I’ll be getting much writing or blog posts done. If I do, I’ll let you know and post them, but I just wanted to let ya’ll know that the blog may be silent until after Thanksgiving.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.

XOXO – Kim

P.S. Mom is doing great and is resting. I’m truly thankful for modern medicine.

Wall-E Tails: So Much Attention!

Wall-E Tails: So Much Attention!

Last week was lots of fun!

I got to go to work with Mommy 4 DAYS last week!

One of those days I even got to go to Grandma-ma’s house and visit with Huckleberry and Penelope!


On Friday I stayed home with Daddy, but after we picked up my human sister from school we went to Moss Landing to wait for Mommy to meet us there. She was picking up our “adopted” human sister Rachel from Salinas to spend the weekend with us. That wasn’t what was so cool though. When me and Dad were waiting for Mom, he took me for a walk at where the Elkhorn Slough meets the ocean!

Daddy didn’t take any pictures, but OH! THE SMELLY SMELLS! They were WONDERFUL!

That alone would have been worth telling you about, but when Mommy got there, Human Sister Rachel went with Human Sister Catalina and Daddy back home.

Where did I go you ask?

I went with Mom back to Grandma-ma’s house.

I know!! I was so excited! I got to see Huckleberry and Penelope TWICE in one week!


It’s so much fun at there house. Grandma-ma has a big yard that the three of us can run and play in. I don’t have a big yard at my house so Mom takes me for walkies, but at Grandma-ma’s I get to run and run and run and run and RUN!

We run so fast that Mom can’t get pictures of us. We turn out as just these blonde, black and white blurs in the pictures.

Then you will never guess what happened yesterday.



I haven’t seen them in so long. I miss my girlfriend Bella, but at least I got to see her Mommy (Ms. Barbar.)

What Mom? You mean all those people didn’t come to see me?

But, they all gave me so much attention and lovies!

Oh right.

Mom says that they came over to see me and to celebrate Human Sister Catalina’s birthday. Today she is 14!

Well I need to get to my 25th nap of the day. All that attention last week was exhausting!


My Human Sisters. Catalina (in the blue ) and Rachel (in the red) They were being really silly.

My Human Sisters.
Catalina (in the blue ) and Rachel (in the red)
They were being really silly.


Brain Block aka I can’t make a decision

writing struggle

The fork in the road I mentioned last week is still sitting in front of me. I really have to make a decision.

I know that part of my problem, as I said last week, is that the story doesn’t seem to be flowing in the direction it was originally intended to go.

When I look at that fork in the road …


I’m met with silence.

Wall-E Tails: The Scary Door

Wall-E Tails: The Scary Door

Mom and Dad are meanie heads.

Why? I’ll tell you why.


When Huckleberry and Penelope were over a couple of weeks ago they took the doggy door, which they tapped up so I could walk through without it touching me, and put it down… AND LEFT IT DOWN!



The tape is still there. Would it be so difficult to tape it back up?

They KNOW I don’t like things that move. They KNOW how scary that doggy door is to me.


Yes Mom. I know I had a doggy door I would go through at the other house, but…




Just open the door for me please Mom!





PLEASE just open the door for me. I don’t want to go through it.

Someone please tell Mom and Dad just to tape it back open.


I’ll just stand here and wait for her to open the door for me. I’ll wait her out. Do you think that would work?


Wait, did I just hear Dad tell me my breakfast is ready? I’m out.



My Weighty Story: Brick Walls and Slaps in the Face

My Weighty Story: Brick Walls and Slaps in the Face

Well … Ahhh Hello.

Ya. It’s been awhile I know. I did give up the bags of candy as promised last month, I’ve been working on getting my arse up off the couch, and I’ve been… actually doing much better.

I went back to the doctor again on Thursday last week (WOW. It’s been a week already) and two things happened.

First the Good News. My new medications are working. My thyroid is starting to behave, he likes the balance of the other medications he has me on and he told me to start taking another one that I’ve been on before for my weight loss.

Which is where the Bad News comes in. When I stepped on the scale I weighed in at 250 pounds.

Oh Boy is right. When I saw that I let out a big long breath. I was numb. I don’t remember feeling anything. I don’t know if I was disappointed because I had gained 30 pounds back, or relieved it wasn’t higher.

Yes, it is of my own doing. When I fell into the darkness for those couple of months, I ate what I wanted (bags of candy corn included) and I didn’t get off the couch or out from in front of the computer much at all.

Now, earlier this week other changes in our family occurred, and as part of the “deal” made, family wide modifications are being implemented.

1. Everyone in the house is to spend a minimum of 10 minutes (unless you can do more) on “The Devil” at least 5 times a week,

2. Everyone in the house is to go on a minimum of three 1 mile walks during the week,

3. There will be major food changes in the house,


4. On Saturday or Sunday we will be going on family hikes. Wall-E included.

We have all made this pact and I can’t be happier.

I’ve lost all my “marathon” fitness and it’s really sad. These changes are just phase 1. When these distances and times are easily met, we will increase the amounts. I WILL have a healthy family.

I want my family healthy and I am terrified my daughter will end up like me. I do not want that.

Now that I’m feeling better… BRING ON THE HEALTH!

The Fork in the Road

The Fork in the Road

So here I sit, keyboard in hand and mind racing. Chloe’s Ghost was moving along so well, and it will again soon. As soon as I make up my mind on where to take it from here.

See, I’m sitting at a fork in the story line.

To the LEFT lays a road where Chloe stays in a coma and I progress the story line from where it currently is. I see exactly what the plot becomes, what happens to her new “friends”, and who she goes up against. I see it so clearly.

To the RIGHT lays a road where she wakes up from her coma and a different story progresses. This is the original story line. Wake up, and go all Supernatural, Ghost Hunters, Sixth Sense on life.

Both are intriguing story lines, even though they are in their infancy stages. I just am not sure which way to go. Both have possibilities. Both have a tempting plot.

The thing is I’m not sure if I’m struggling with it because originally the story had her waking up and going down that road, but now that I’m five chapters deep, the story seems to be telling me that this story needs to told with her staying in the coma.

Now I know that as a writer you have to listen to your characters. If the character sits there and screams, “I wouldn’t do that!” then I can’t make them do that. Only, Chloe could do either. Both stories hold merit with her. (That is partially because I’m screwing up her psyche and life so royally, it was nothing like what it was before.)

/big sigh.

Decisions, Decisions.

How do you choose?

(P.S.: I’ve posted the short story versions (essentially the first three chapters, which have been revised since they were originally posted) of the story, so what I have discussed above contains no spoilers. If you haven’t read them yet, Part 1 can be found here: Chloe’s Ghost: Part 1 )

Who? What? Where?

Seriously. What happened to the last week?

( This will be just a real quick note. )

I’m so sorry I didn’t get Wall-E Tails posted yesterday, and today isn’t looking good either. I will get my 3 post up this week. There is progress on the writing front, and I have a Weighty Story update for ya’ll as well.

Again, sorry for the wonky schedule this week.