Where Oh Where Has Kim Gone?

Ya.. Where have I been? Well, ummm, ….

  1. As you can probably tell from the picture, I’ve binged Korra. (For those of you not privy to what Korra is, it is the sequel to the Last Airbender anime series. It rocks. You should binge both series. Just make sure to go to work so can continue to pay for the electricity to power the TV to binge said shows. Just saying.)
  2. Reading. I’ve been reading a LOT lately. I’ve powered through all of the Dark Hunter series and some of the Chronicles of Nick series, both by Sherrilyn Kenyon (I think Acheron is still my favorite book of the Dark Hunter series), all the Harry Potter books again (HEY! Don’t judge.), The Treemakers by Christina L. Rozelle,  and many many more. Seriously, I’ve been reading a lot, there is no way I could list every book I’ve read since the last time I posted.  … Okay so, I just counted, and that total is up to 49 books.
  3. I’ve been sewing. A lot.  Plus I’ve committed myself to to a “Make It Christmas” which entails much sewing this year. I’m about a third of the way through it though, so that is some good news.
  4. I’ve been spending time with the family.
  5. I’ve been tweaking and refining THE FIVE ANGELS. I truly believe reading helps your own writing and I’ve found some better ways to express some situations throughout that story.
  6. I’ve even gone through the sequel to THE FIVE ANGELS and done some tweaking in that book to correct some inconsistencies, add some clarifications, etc.
  7. Finally, my last excuse is that I’ve been working on sending query letters out again for THE FIVE ANGELS.

Yes, I know it is all excuses. Every last one of them. I will TRY to post more often.

Much love to EVERYONE!


P.S.: Prince Wall-E Magnifico Puppino says hello to all his fans out there.

Well all is well that ends well..

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks.

Firstly, my back has decided to modify where it hurts, and now all I can do is try and hold myself together a little bit longer in order for my insurance to kick in.

Second my birthday was last week, and I’m so glad its over. I’ve been feeling so old lately, though to be honest I’m sure it’s just because my back has been falling apart on me.

Third, the Capitola Beach Concerts are up and running again, and I’m THRILLED! I now have another reason to go down to the beach! This time the daughter units friend went with us, and her boyfriend met us down there.


Daughter Units friend, Daughter Unit, and Daughter Unit’s Boyfriend

Third, we went on our little camping trip this weekend. … I will start by saying that the weekend it’s self was WONDERFUL. However it didn’t start or end well. Sit back and hear (or read) the saga of UGGGG!!!!

Friday, I was lucky enough to get off work, and when I say I got off work, I really mean that my boss kicked me out at noon. I had asked for the day off two months ago, but unfortunately, it was the first day without a receptionist, and it was Payroll day. She mailed out all the payroll. So I felt really bad that they were going to effectively be two people short, so I was going to stay longer to help out with the “load”. Yes, I’m babbling…. However, my boss is so wonderful she kicked me out and off to vacation I was… or so we thought.

mental stress

I got home, we loaded up in the car… and head over to my Mom’s house to pick up our camper. Only, when we get there… DOH! FLAT TIRE!

Well once that was fixed, we headed out and truly and a wonderful weekend.

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This morning was the end of the trip (BOOOO HISSSSSS). We pack up, we head out, and 20 minutes down the coast highway, which is all curvy, and potentially very very dangerous, in true Kim fashion… I blow up a tire on the camper.


Now when I say I blew it up, I mean… I BLEW IT UP! I felt a little tug on my wheel of the truck, looked behind me to see smoke, then tire flying behind me making a bee line for my in-laws car. I know what you’re thinking. It was the spare we put on to replace the one that was flat at the start of the trip right? Oh No. Kim doesn’t do anything that logical. Nope. It was the OTHER tire on the camper.

Don’t worry, no wrecks, I did safely get to the side of the road (in a pull out) to see said shredded tire. Pull out the cell phones to call AAA and of course there is no cell service for either Verizon or ATT… so no Verizon we cannot hear you now!

We had to leave the camper along the side of the highway and drive 40 minutes to a place to get the tire fixed, then drive 40 minutes BACK to where the camper was to put it on the trailer.

By the time we got home and unloaded the back of the truck, we were POOPED!

I’m actually ready to head back to work tomorrow, as long as no more shredded tires make an appearance.



Wall-E Tails: But Mom!

BUT MOM!!!!! I want in the front seat with you!

Can you believe it? They buckled me into the back seat and wouldn’t let me sit up front with them. I am PRINCE WALL-E MAGNIFICO PUPPINO and they left me to the back like… like a COMMONER!

What? Royalty always sits in the back? Okay… I’ll let it slide this time.

Writing, Wall-E Tails and My Weighty Story: When Life shows you the break peddle.

Writing, Wall-E Tails and My Weighty Story: When Life shows you the break peddle.

Hello everyone. I know I’ve been MAJORLY MIA lately. I want to apologize.

My back blew in massive proportions and I have been OUT since. I’ve returned to work this week, but by the time I get home, I am hurting, so I take the heavier medications they gave me for my back, and well then I’m unable to really do much else. I went to the doctor and they are referring me to a pain specialist. The good news is that they do NOT believe that its spinal and that it’s muscular. They have a couple of ideas of what is the cause, but they want the specialist to take a look at it to determine for sure.

The only bit of good news is that I have lost 12 pounds in 2 weeks. I DO NOT RECOMMEND DOING IT THE WAY I DID HOWEVER. DO NOT DO IT THE SAME WAY! ABORT! ABORT! To feel the instant difference in my clothes though was kind of amazing. However, since I’m having to be easy on the stomach in this process, I’m just going to keep with the easy foods and the healthy run.

Run… /lesigh. I did get signed up for Wharf to Wharf this year with my family, but depending on what happens with the specialist with my back, I may not be able to train or walk the event this year. I’m really worried about it. Now I do have until the end of July to get ready, but so much of it will depend on what happens. I’ll keep you updated as I find out.

MAN I really miss this community, and I hope to fully return once I know more.

With much love.

<3 Kim