Tory’s Friday Ramblings (4/25/14) #writing #moving

Happy Friday everyone! I’ll get right to it.

The House

I am a homeowner! There was no post last week ’cause I was getting ready for the big closing. And to my amazement, it went off smoothly, without a hitch. I can’t say enough good things about our builder and their affiliated companies (the title company, the mortgage company – all in one service).

The closing itself had one amusing minute. The shrimp was playing Plants vs. Zombies. Anyone who knows me, knows my mind can jump off the tracks and turn almost anything dirty. Well, he suddenly hollers out “Screw Zombie, screw!” You can guess where my mind went with that. I dissolved into giggles. Hubby was not amused. And I tried to control it, but had to really fight against the giggles for the entire rest of the closing session because I just kept hearing the words. Totally innocent, I know, but…man, my mind took it somewhere it didn’t need to go.

Check out these pictures (hehe, I was soooo excited to finally see the inside) last week.

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I love love LOVE my house. I’m not living there, but I will starting tomorrow (that’s when we move the furniture over). We moved some of our “stuff” this week (bulk of our clothes, books, pantry, dishes, etc.), but tomorrow’s the big move-in date.

On Writing

The book from hell (aka Carved in Stone) has finally moved and is nearing completion. In the past eight days, I’ve written close to 15k and I didn’t write at all on Friday-Sunday. I’m sitting at close to 54k with an intended goal of 65k.

Stay tuned for my announcement on Locked. It will come some day. Soon, I hope.

Miscellaneous stuff

I actually did a blog post for BTS eMag (the post will be live at 6a this morning, so if you’re reading this post before then, the link’s not active yet). My favorite topic, sex in romance. Heh. Please, if you’ve read the post, go ahead and comment below. Comments are closed over at the BTS site.

Girls are starting to have better language skills. They actually will come out with actual sentences without being prompted (“I have new shirt”), though Jackie’s still obsessed with boo-boos. Hubby says she falls down simply so she can have a boo-boo to worry about and over. I can actually believe that.

The boy hurt his ankle somehow yesterday. Poor thing. He’s definitely limping around a bit, but at bedtime he really milked it. It was hilarious. Being good parents though, we held back our giggles until after he was in bed.

In Conclusion

Well, I guess that’s pretty much it. I’ll leave you with a couple of pictures of the flock of children from Easter egg hunt. We have the “Easter Zombie” and then sweet little innocents chowing down on candy.

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Have a great weekend everyone!



  1. great post at BTS–it’s definitely a trend that is key in publishing romance.

    Beautiful tile and granite in the new home–is that snow in the garage? Haha!

    zombies and boo-boos–nothing like an eventful closing. Happy moving!


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