Shannon Stacey

Archive for July, 2011

Last step’s a doozy

Only one last editorial bit to tackle in Mistletoe & Margaritas, but it’s a doozy. Still, I will get this done today because I have something else to work on over the weekend.

One of these days I’ll stop leaving the hardest task on any list for last. (I’ve been saying that for many, many years, though, so don’t hold me to that.) What about you guys? Do you tackle the hard thing first and get it out of … Read More »

Premature Semi-Empty Nest Syndrome

On the surface, I’m counting the days until my boys have gone off to college. (Okay, not literally counting the days because SK’s only going into the fifth grade, so that’s a lot of days.) But once the youngest is packed off to a dorm somewhere, my husband and I are going to buy a small house up in northern New Hampshire somewhere. We’re going to go four-wheeling in Alaska. We’ve got plans.

But I’ve come to the understanding this … Read More »

Paper and hot pink ink

Today, editing.

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Recapping and a SSKPoD hint

I can’t believe it’s Tuesday again already. The weekend was a little crazy. My son turned sixteen, which I might still be a little bit in denial about. Saturday we drove him to my mom’s in Maine so they could head out for another reenacting adventure and we won’t see him again until Sunday night. The short one got a little overcome by the heat while at my mom’s, loading three people’s worth of 18th century camps into one minivan, … Read More »

Mini’s heroine moment

People laugh at me when I tell them I sleep better since we got Mini, especially when my husband’s away overnight. I understand that. She’s not exactly the kind of dog that inspires fear.

But the problem I had was lying awake, listening for odd sounds. I have a pretty wacky imagination and could scare myself into paralysis within minutes. Now I let her listen for sounds while I sleep. All she has to do is let me know somebody’s … Read More »

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