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Originally, we were just staying overnight only Saturday at our favorite place in Morro Bay, but yesterday I was sitting here at work going, damn, we should have taken Friday off work and taken both Friday and Saturday nights in Morro Bay. I looked up the place just out of curiosity and was surprised Friday was available. Even the exact room we are staying in. The rooms have names. The one I booked is called Morro Rock Suite. They aren’t really all suites they just called them all suites, lol. Anyway they only have I think 8 rooms total. The Morro Rock Suite has a view of the Morro Rock and Bay and also has a fireplace, which since right now it’s cold here, I am greatly looking forward to.

Anyway, just because it was available didn’t mean anything. Neither of us had Friday off and I didn’t relish the idea of going up there after work in traffic. I laughingly texted him that it’s too bad we didn’t take Friday off and then we could stay both nights. To my surprise, he said, well, is the room available? I said it was. Then I looked up a room in another place we like there and it would be about $60 less to stay there Friday night but it would also mean we’d have to switch rooms in the middle of the weekend. I asked, are we sure you want to do this and he said, I already asked for the day off. HA. So, I went ahead and did too. My day was approved first but eventually so was his. I ended up booking the Morro Rock Suite for both nights even though the other place would have been cheaper, but no fireplace and the switching locations. Plus we really do prefer this other place.

So now I am going up there Friday for two nights! I am very excited. This may be our only trip up there this year. It means less time for updating this week but oh well! HA

Regular readers on AO3 will notice I posted the first chapter of When I Loved You. I changed it a bit from some of what you read here and also added some stuff from one of my 100 word fics. And wa la! I might get the second chapter up before Friday but we shall see.

Yes, I know I should be working on some of my older works in progress, but alas my muse wants new shiny things. I will get to the older stuff, I promise.

I will have 100 words up on Friday, as part of my series. I already wrote it and set it up to post Friday morning.


Ramblings of the Week, February 19, 2018


Finished Sleeping Beauty this past week, got up a little short, The Dance, and updated Unbonded and What Happened to Spock. Not bad.

Had some car trouble last week that cost us $893 but after whining some to the sister, she gave us a check to cover it. Woo.

Joined Weight Watchers and lost 4 pounds my first week. Yay.

Not sure what I will work on this week. I did post the start of an Academy Fic (I love those), The Experiment, but we shall see. Technically on the spreadsheet I should be working on My Devotion.

Going to see Black Panther Tuesday. Already got the tickets. This  coming weekend, on the 24th, we are headed to Morro Bay over night. I’m looking forward to it.

Have a good week.

Ramblings of the Week, February 12, 2018


This week you get a picture of the TOS guys.

I just got up another chapter of Sleeping Beauty. And with only two more to go I am on track to get it completed by Wednesday.

No idea what I will work on after. It depends on my whims right now. I didn’t do a darn thing with writing all weekend. Very lazy.

I anticipate a slow, quietish week this week. We don’t really do V Day so no plans for that. One of our cars is on the fritz so we will look to getting that fixed.

Morro Bay overnight isn’t until Feb 24, so I anticipate another quiet, lazy weekend this weekend coming up too.

I hope to get another chapter of what I’ve been posting here, called When I Loved You, and I’ll have another 100 words of my 100 words fic up on Friday.


Ramblings of the week, February 04, 2018

Our stateroom. They gave us twin beds for some unknown reason. I think because we were the same sex.





St Thomas








Puerto Rico



This was their library damaged in Hurricane Maria





Grand Turk IMG_3232

Our cruise ship next to another in Grand Turk. Ours is the bigger one!

We had pretty rough seas due to some bad storms in the Caribbean. The Captain decided to skip our first port Amber Cove because the waves would be 18 feet high. We ended up having an extra day at sea. It was fun though. An excursion on St Thomas that would have taken us to St John was also canceled due to the waves, so I still didn’t get to St John. Other than that we had a great time. I love both Puerto Rico and Grand Turk. This time we got to do a tour of Grand Turk, which really is a tiny place, and I really liked it. So beautiful and the natives have such an amazing attitude even after the hurricane. They do have an issue with stray starving dogs which made me very sad.

And now I am back and rather tired, but happy for the great time I had.



Ramblings of the Week, 01/22/2018

St. John USVI

And yes, I am going to that place you see above, that is Trunk Bay, St. John US Virgin Islands

Okay I have pre-scheduled 100 words or less flashes for this Friday, the 26th, and next Friday, February 02.

I can hardly believe it is almost time for my cruise. We take the “flyaway” to the airport Friday night. I don’t know if other areas have this but it’s an airport bus service so that you don’t have to drive yourself all the way to LAX. Or beg someone else to do it for you. LAX is a major pain to drive to because it’s on one of the world’s busiest freeways. Anyway, it’s much easier to convince a friend or family member to take you to the Flyaway. Our flight leaves at 11:50 PM Friday night and we land at 7:30 AM or so in Orlando. At about 10 we take a shuttle we paid for through Carnival to the port where our ship leaves. We can get on about Noon and the ship departs at 4:00 PM Saturday afternoon.

I will be back somewhere around 8:30 to LAX on Saturday February 03. Then we collect our luggage and catch a Flyaway bus back where someone picks us up from there. Probably be in my house ready for bed by 11ish. I hope. LOL. Then I will have all day Sunday the 4th to recuperate and do laundry.

When I made the plans for this trip it seemed so far away so that it is actually here is pretty strange to me. There are nine of us going so it should be fun.

This week I’d like to finish Who’s the Daddy, get a new chapter done on Bitter Frost, and a new one on You’re in My Veins. I am pretty sure I can do it.

No movie this week. Last week we saw Jumanji. It was amusing. We’ve seen everything we were going to see I think anyway. I think in February we will see the Pacific Rim movie. And of course in March is Wrinkle in Time.

Ramblings will be back February 05, 2018



Ramblings of the Week, January 08, 2018

On the 7th, I updated A Surprise with a second chapter.  I always wanted more to this one-shot but didn’t have time to accomplish that at the time. I have now.

I will updated My Devotion.

This coming weekend is a three day weekend for me. We get MLK off. On Sunday is my niece’s baby shower at a restaurant called The Old Spaghetti Factory. Otherwise nothing else is set in stone for the weekend.

This week on Tuesday I will finally be seeing Star Wars. I saw Ferdinand last week and it was cute but not amazing like Coco was. I’m rather unfairly ambivalent about seeing Star Wars, but others in our movie going group want to see it so we will. Just the endless hype of it just gets to me and it’s certainly gotten worse with Disney in charge.

I made a bunch of arrangements for my cruise coming up in now less than three weeks! I am having a hot stone massage (I booked this back on Black Friday) but now also beginning Acupuncture (just to try it) as my second massage. I also booked an excursion to St. John’s of the US Virgin Islands, a walking tour of the top 10 things to see in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and a taste of Grand Turk tour.

I also have onboard gifts sent to my fellow travelers (and me of course). Yeah, I am rather a nut case. But it will be fun. We will have fun and everyone is excited.

I am feeling so much better. My cough is gone. Yay. I am still on some medicine but in about a week and a half I should be done with everything.

I may skip a flash this week to concentrate on some neglected stories. We shall see.

And that’s my rambles for now.

Ramblings of the Week, January 01, 2018


Well my friends, 2017 is behind us. Will we  all survive 2018? That remains to be seen or experienced.

I can’t say 2017 was all bad for me. But I started 2017 sick and ended it sick. That pretty much sucked.

But I did get to go to Morro Bay twice. I saw Yellowstone. And I had my mother around for another year. I kept my job. N. Korea hasn’t blown us up yet. All good things.

I wrote and started many stories. And some I even finished! LOL.

In just a few weeks, I will be on my Caribbean Cruise 2018. The last one we went on was in 2014 or 2015. I forget which. I thought it was 2015 but M thinks it was 2014. Anyway, a while ago and I anticipate not going on another one for the foreseeable future.

I anticipate having a nice time, anyway.

This year I resolve to get healthier. Actually use that exercise bike we bought. And try to be financially healthier too.

I also resolve to finish all the stories I have already started. When? Well, 2018 just began so we will see!

Next up for me is I want to conclude my Cinderella Spirk story before I go any further with anything else. So look for the conclusion of When I Fall in Love.

I want to be able to begin posting the Winter Story soon. I think I may call it “Frostbite” but we shall see.

My friend, AO, has requested my flash fic for Friday, January 05 to be Pinto related. We shall see if I can do it.

This coming Saturday, January 06, I will be undecorating my family’s house. Hopefully we will have the energy.

Ramblings of the Week, December 26, 2017

Well my friends I am sorry to have been missing in action the last few days. I didn’t even feel up to posting a Merry Christmas message on here.

Friday, December 22, I got off work early. I was super excited because the people we usually have to spend Christmas Eve with were going away this year so I was expecting to have a terrific Christmas weekend with Milo watching movies, wrapping presents, having sex, just all good things.

Then as I sat down to watch my first Christmas show that Friday evening, my cough suddenly came back with a raging vengeance. I got coughing so badly that I lost oxygen, I lost consciousness, and my laptop slipped to the ground. I became  aware again because Milo was in front of me freaking out and saying I’d had some kind of seizure.  I was convinced I didn’t and that it was just because of the cough. Somehow I convinced him not to take me to the hospital and I seemed okay.

The next morning, Saturday the 23rd, I was a little weak but okay, and as he went to his garden I wrapped the rest of the Christmas presents I had to do, and then when he came back we went to the grocery store to finish up food shopping for Christmas etc.

When we got back, we both started feeling kind of bad but I was worse. I went to bed early that night though I didn’t get much sleep because I couldn’t stop coughing.

Christmas Eve morning, Milo got up and started the laundry (we do laundry on Sundays), and then brought me some tea to bed. I was feeling terrible and nauseous and I threw up phlegm. As he was sitting there with me I had another huge coughing fit and I started to have another fit where I acted like I was having a seizure. When I came out of it, he ordered me to get up and get dressed as we were going to the ER. I agreed, so we headed off to the ER. I was very weak  and wheezy and feeling horrible.

They took me in quite fast and did some tests like an EKG (my heart is normal but my heartrate was up because of the albuterol I have been taking). The doctor came in and Milo told her what happened. She said since I wasn’t confused she didn’t think I had a seizure but rather this thing where you pass out/lose consciousness when oxygen doesn’t get to your brain when you are coughing really hard. It can cause the person to mimic seizure movements, the jerkiness Milo witnessed, and also I was going uh-uh-uh-uh during them. They only last a few seconds but for people like me with asthma it can happen (or COPD).

The respiratory therapist came in and gave me a breathing treatment which really helped, they did blood tests, and a chest x-ray. Doctor came back in and said I had bronchitis so she was giving me a Z-Pack, and a huge huge dose of prednisone for my lungs. I have to be on the steroids for 25 days. She said the stuff I took before wasn’t strong enough and I needed to be on it for longer. So they gave me stuff in the hospital, and then I went off to the pharmacy for the rest. I am also going to be on a daily asthma med.

After I got home I had three more of these coughing passing out “seizure” episodes. Milo starting feeling worse and worse and his throat started killing him. He went to bed before I did. I finally went to bed but I didn’t get any sleep because I could not stop coughing and the steroids were also keeping me up.

Christmas, he felt even worse, but we headed off to the family with gifts. He stayed as long as he could, then went home to bed, to come back later in the afternoon. We made it through the day as best we could, with him wearing a mask so he couldn’t infect anyone.

So we get home, and I am unloading gifts from the car, and the bag had tipped over on the drive home, and a small bottle of champagne I had gifted to him in his stocking, fell out and crashed to the pavement and literally exploded up at me, glass giving me a huge, deep crescent shaped cut on the top of my hand and another more shallow cut beside it. It hurt so bad. Still does, if you touch it. It’s really nasty and maybe it should have had stitches I don’t know.

At that point I’d had enough, and we both called out sick for Tuesday. Milo woke feeling so bad he called his doctor and got an appointment right away. He has strep throat. So now he is on antibiotics too and he has to sleep in the spare room because I can’t be infected while taking the steroids because it lowers your immunity. So we are a complete mess and had such a crappy Christmas. I had such high high hopes.

Needless to say my holiday stories are not complete, though I hope to work on them soon.

Thank you my friends. Hugs.


Pictures from Universal



Above you will see the Whoville Tree in day and at night and different colors. The Water World set, a Minion tree, the Frog Chorus from Harry Potter, Hogwarts during the day and then at night during their light show and the exit with the wreath and hanging lights.

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