December 29, 2023

This is our last time together for 2024. Be kind…to yourself and others. As they do not know what you are going through, you don’t know what challenges, pain, hurts they are living. I think kindness precedes understanding and those are good first steps.

December 22, 2023

Give yourself the gift of time. Time for yourself. Time to recharge before the excitement of family and friends. Time to appreciate what’s been and what’s coming. Time to breathe.

December 15, 2023

I’ve found the weather that doesn’t hold anything for me…damp overcast blah grey (insert raspberry sound) days…and we’ve had enough of them. I can find something in a snow day, blizzard day, fog, T-storm, sunny and high humidity days, but these bletch days are just energy zappers and invoke nothing pleasant for me. Going to go curl up in bed and nap.

December 8, 2023

Had a dream last night that brought this to my memory/mind, so want to get it down before I forget. There was a TV show in which the father told the potential new son-in-law…you maybe a very nice and decent guy, but you’ve been presented to us like a great steak dinner served on a garbage can lid. I’m going to reverse that thought…a beautiful exterior while looking desirable and pleasing may, in truth, be the wrappings of a piece of garbage.

December 1, 2023

Here’s to December, the month of wish lists and spoiling ourselves. Thinking of others before ourselves. Taking care of ourselves and others. Laughter and tears. Joys and fears. It’s not the last month of the year, but the brink of something new.

November 24, 2023

I’ve decided that this lack-a-doodle time is my body’s energy building for future times. Yes, that’s the mindset, now to plug my ears to ignore the ick noises being made in the household 😉

November 17, 2023

Covid. It’s covid. Hubby sounds like bronchitis and I sound like a head cold. No wonder I have no energy.

November 10, 2023

Feeling bit icky. Dry cough which could be due to the BP meds or maybe I’m catching hubby’s cold.

November 3, 2023

I don’t like November. Turkey day is in October. Scary movies are in November. November is Nanowrimo month and that depresses me.

October 27, 2023

I’m procrastinating with writing the next in my Year of books, Cassie’s and Patrice’s stories. I’m afraid I’m not a strong enough writer to tell their tales the way their deserve to be told. There, the fear’s been spoken, now to sit down and write them the only way they can be…by me.

October 20, 2023

Hurts to admit, but passion, desire, and need can be destructive/self-destructive.

October 13, 2023

We need Peace not prayers.

October 6, 2023

Depending on the character, actor, vampires/Dracula are as sexy as all get out. Okay, maybe giving up an afterlife paradise is a bit much, but he gave that up for the love of his life…and then tried to turn someone decades later who happened to look like his love and, yes, killed a few others. Okay, Dracula’s love story turned into a case of a mad stalker.

September 29, 2023

When you hear – erotica, X-rated, sex – if your mind goes to lust you would not be wrong. However, and this is a biggie, one should always be lustful for LIFE. That sexual boom you crave is fine and dandy, but Life Lust never ends. Its high fills you like nothing can

September 22, 2023

Last Summer day. That’s a bit egotistical, don’t you think? The Northern Hemisphere says goodbye to one season the Southern Hemisphere says it to a totally different season. Humans are weird…control issues, for sure.

September 15, 2023

Guessing September took me serious last week…brrrrr. Who wants to go apple picking? I’ll save the pumpkin for October. Hot apple cider sitting outside wrapped in my sweater, bring on the stars.

September 8, 2023

Hello, September??? What’s with the heatwave? Not to get too political, but come on humanity, you’re ruining good sweater time, both the tight and bulky.

September 1, 2023

Hello, September, bring on sweater weather and roaring fires and soft fur rugs and all that good stuff.

July 28, 2023

It’s too hot and the a/c is too noisy to think or do anything. But, I’ll share something that has stuck with me….f/u….now what was your first thought? Mine, too. It was a previous office manager’s shortform for Follow-up….uhm, given how much they loved follow-up notes and copies of almost everything I’m not sure if it was their joke on the office or not. There’s your giggle for this heat.

July 21, 2023

One word….Barbie. Are we forgetting she’s a doll? Do we spend too much time on her shape…something we’ve been saying for years shouldn’t matter in reality? Her story is being anything and everything even before real females could be in real life. She’s a doll, it’s what we infuse within her that matters and causes the issue, not Barbie. Oh it was the designers? Then those behind Barbie did what every individual has been doing….proving those who have a pigeon-hole view how wrong they are.

July 14, 2023

Our experiences and memories of encounters can and will paint our current moments. Sometimes these pasts forewarn us of what to be ready for more than what to expect and prepare against. While we should listen to these pasts and whatever they’re showing us, remember to stay open to what hasn’t occurred. With that in mind, don’t let the new experience, soon to be a memory, to change the past…add to the entirety and go from there. What hurt us before can bring us enjoyment now and still hurt in the future.

July 7, 2023

Perfection is a myth. Perfection is a lie. Perfection is as anything and everything is. Stop searching for what is truly non-existent.

June 30, 2023

A 3-day holiday weekend…yes, please. Two countries firing off fireworks…fireworks? Oh yes, please! wink wink 😉

June 23, 2023

Passion: what you do with your energy that creates more energy.

June 9, 2023

Rain today. Air quality in my area is better, but for how longer who knows. The temps are cooler to the point long pants are needed and maybe a sweater. We adapt. We change. It’s the same with our passions. Life moves forward and onwards.

May 19, 26, and June 2, 2023

Hello, darlings, how are you? Last month could have been less stressed and confused, which is why I would like to simply refer you to for the full boring update. All is well and even less scary now 😉

May 12, 2023

5 logins for 5 different sites and 5 different safe words within first 5 minutes of opening computer….not the fun safe words either. Frustration at its worse. Day can only get better. But as in everything…play and work safe.

May 5, 2023

This should have been posted on the 5th, but my internet provider had issues since Thursday night. Frustrating. And a lesson in how much having the internet creates that sense of connection, even when not talking or writing anywhere…just to know I can reach out via the screen and believe someone is there reading my words. It’s true that not always will anyone “see” me, but the mind believes it and that’s all you need some days.

April 28, 2023

What’s passion? I need to think more on that question because there is more to it. Think I found a blog topic.

April 21, 2023

The sun’s out, window is open, temps are warming, what more would anyone really want. Let’s just sit back and enjoy the simple moments.

April 14, 2023

I think Theadora’s not speaking to me…but I’m hearing tapping or something. Her attitude is showing itself, will let you know later how it finally does

April 7, 2023

Wow, only missed two weeks of Ponderings, I was kinda nervous showing up to backtrack here…what would my persona Theadora say. I know that sounds corny, but it’s true, I hear different voices when I put on my writers’ hats.

March 31, 2023

Change is normally good. It’s normally welcomed, but frankly not when it’s how you sign into your social media accounts. What the heck! Don’t change what was working! My fingers knew where to type and what to click on to get where I need to go…I didn’t have to think about it, just go on auto-pilot. Nope, let’s change it up a bit. Ugh.

March 24, 2023

My shared ego, Melody, is working on her edits, time for me to work on mine and get Connie and Boris into your hands. Come on inner critic do your worse…or I’ll hand you over to Patrice for some training.

March 17, 2023

Happy St. Paddy’s Day. When you’re writing do your characters have accents? What makes accents so much sexier than our own? Hmmmm….if I drank I would say – pass me another green beer.

March 10, 2023

Saturday, March 11 or more correctly Sunday, March 12 in the wee-morning hours, we spring ahead and lose an hour. That’s an hour of fun lost. An hour of mischief gone. Worse, an hour of writing time lost.

March 3, 2023

March is being a witch, to be polite. Two ice storms and today another snow storm. Granted we’ve had melts of a couple of days between each, but the lioness is roaring. Maybe this snow-in I’ll finally get more writing and reading in…Connie and Boris have been calling, let alone Cassie and Patrice wanting their stories told.

February 24, 2023

End of February, the winter season is moving fast, or seems to be, now. But will March be a lion or lamb arriving? With climate changes…yes, I see the changes in climate from my childhood to now…we forget that March is still more winter than spring. Fingers crossed for mild…been spoiled.

February 17, 2023

How did your Valentine’s go? Mine? After 35 years together, hubby knows me, sure I give a few ideas, but he also cleans the bathrooms and makes me soup when I’m sick. There’s more to love and romance than flowers and chocolate.

February 10, 2023

Happy February, Valentine’s month. Make passion an everyday love.

February 3, 2023

The month of love. To be honest, if you’re not willing to show me love throughout everyday why does one month or day matter? You’re worthy of more love than can fit in one marketed day.

January 27, 2023

I have a mental image of a cabin, fireplace, rocking chair, wearing a shawl, and then a fur rug in front of the fireplace. Feels a bit safe until I start to ask one question about that shawl and what it is covering. Have a fun weekend 😉

January 20, 2023

We’re on the eve of the New Moon, what do you wish to manifest?

January 13, 2023

My luckiest date, Friday the 13th. Do you have a lucky date? Another question, because I’m rewatching GRIMM on Prime…werewolf or vampire?

January 6, 2023

New year…what mischief do you have planned? I’ve just had to deal with business that has left me frustrated and a bit peeved this will be taken out in my writing. Someone’s about to get into trouble…probably not the good kind.

December 30, 2022

Time to say goodbye to 2022 with many making resolutions for 2023. In keeping with my sense of humour, my resolution is to whip my front website page into submission so that it keeps the format I desire 😉

December 23, 2022

Holiday season and I’m in an area that does get snow and today’s the storm. Be safe as you celebrate.

December 16, 2022

First day since this ickness hit that I was able to look at anything resembling writing…all for the grand time of maybe 15 minutes. Stay healthy

December 9, 2022

Let’s be blunt…being sick sucks.

December 2, 2022

Why do I cry at the holiday cartoons I used to watch as a child? What happened to showing The Little Drummer Boy? That was my nanny’s and mine movie.

November 25, 2022

I don’t justify what I write, but I will explain this genre and the variety that shows up…from the quickie to the all-nighter. From the stranger of one night to the long-term changing intimacy of a lifetime. The more I show up equals the more I start to understand and still I haven’t begun.

November 18, 2022

Genre and styles. Here’s to more writing ideas that follow an erotica avenue. With so much sex showing up in mainstream writing I’m more inclined to call my writing sensual and erotica. There is a craft to writing this genre and I’m simply touching the service of it.

November 11, 2022

Thank you, Pa. Thank you, Daddy.

November 4, 2022

Waiting for the weekend, anticipating the weekend, needing the weekend, is about the available time from distractions, but not for the reasons and wants you might assume I’m referring to.

October 28, 2022

What my counter-ego, Melody, failed to share…she falls asleep during the horror movie she picked and hubby doesn’t change the channel 😉

October 21, 2022

While I love the night, this morning’s sun is welcomed after too many days of overcast blahs. Variety in all things 😉

October 14, 2022

Darlings, we all know October is the most romantic month because of Halloween and the scares…far better cuddle causer than anything else.

October 7, 2022

Given what this weekend is for my country….What are you Thankful for?

September 30, 2022

Okay, okay, the page wins. I’ll change it to the viewing format I want each and every time. Just tried about 20 minutes ago and a week late and the whole thing took a hissy fit and reverted back to January 21, 2022. The page is more stubborn than me.

August 19, 26, September 2, 9, 16, & 23

During this time I’ve celebrated my 59th birthday. Age is a number and life is in your attitude and how you live. I’m done stalling. Back to it, people.

August 12, 2022

I swore I had this front page fixed…and I can be a pretty good swearer…but, again it decided to hide the sidebar menu. I like hide and seek as much as the next person…almost as much as some words I’ve been using trying to get this fixed. Let’s see how long this lasts.

August 5, 2022

The weather is hot, but it will never match our hotness. Keep the attitude…and heat…turned positively up.

July 29, 2022

The Melody persona really needs to relax more 😉

July 22…or July 15th…written on the 23rd

I have been a victim of the heat…not the pleasant type…and a lack of brain power to get much done, but the small bits and bobs. Apologies there. I was going at a steady pace for a bit. Last night I’ve discovered another story that I think fits better under my name here, forgot it was a bit more adult material than general audience. And not due to the sex and more due to the content. Re-reading my quick draft and I’m excited about it. More later.

July 11…should have been July 8…2022

Well, that went sidewise. I was one of thousands who lost internet, cable, cell, landline, all outside world connection when my provider went offline. Talk about a quiet day of…housecleaning. Talk about a visit with pre-constant contact living, it was kinda nice. Glad to be back…happy to have debit back.

July 1, 2022

Happy Canada Day, may we continue to learn and grow stronger

June 24, 2022

You said one thing and today you did the opposite of that vowed statement. Are you a hypocrite or a liar? What brush will you paint the line blurred?

June 17, 2022

To all those we love and call, dad…Happy Father’s Day weekend.

June 10, 2022

Summer’s coming and soon it will be too hot to write during the day…not that it isn’t already. Some writing can only work when done in the night.

June 3, 2022

Love is love is love will always be love. Be you. Love you.

May 27, 2022

Hubby and I started dating 34 years ago, today. Yesterday was our 32nd wedding anniversary. May you all love and cherish.

May 20, 2022

Weatherpersons are calling for my area to be humid this Canadian long weekend, have fun in that heat and play safe.

May 13, 2022

Who else loves Friday the 13th?

May 6 2022

By typing and updating now it looks like I’m in the future. Not sure I want to know my future. You?

January 21 2022

Hello, It has been some time and I’m having to relearn the process of adding to my site. Updates can be wonderful and extremely frustrating, tonight they are frustrating.

While I love the look of my site, I’m thinking it’s time for a bit of a change and will be working these into the site over the next few weeks…maybe months. The plans are to have the blog alive again next week or the next. Time has away of getting away from me.

Toodles for now