Ah–sweet mysteries of life….

The Joy of Childhood  © Leah Reindl 2012

The Joy of Childhood
© Leah Reindl 2012

I’ve been babysitting The Boy this week.  This child has mad skills at keeping Grandma hopping.  We have played endless hours of hide-and-seek, we have watched “The Boy Who Cried Werewolf” five times, and we have scootered around the house until Grandma is dizzy.

Well, let’s be honest–Grandma was a bit dizzy when she got here, but you know what I mean.

And talk about fine cuisine–we walked down to the Java Haus for a pink cookie! The pink cookie was awesome, although Grandma makes the best ramen.


Writing has been problematic, but you can’t have everything.

000510Being vegan sometimes conflicts with dining options, when I am not home.  A fully loaded pizza with three different meats and extra cheese is not really vegan. Sorry, son-in-law.

Yeah, I know it’s not a steak, but truthfully pizza is not a vegetable. Thanks for the thought anyway, dear. No worries, I have this lovely toast, made from Dave’s Killer Bread to go with my Amy’s Vegan Chili. Yay for portable processed food that not only tastes good, it’s good for you!

The wise vegan brings her own meals.

So now we are at the end of summer. School is about to begin and NaNoWriMo is just around the corner. I am not yet ready for NaNo, but I have my backup plan in place. I will get my 50,000 words, as always. I know what I have to do when my brain grinds to a halt and medieval warfare no longer rings my bells.

young frankensteinI Frankenstein it.

Yep! Some years at the end of November I have three different stories going in one manuscript. When I run out of ideas on one, I start another.  When it comes to getting your 50,000 words you have to do whatever you can. I stitch them together, using  a different colored font for each.

Using different colored fonts makes it easy at the end of NaNoWriMo to unzip the manuscript. Then when you are at a standstill on one work in progress you can easily move on to another.


The Boy starts first grade in only five days. I can’t believe summer is almost over.  It  feels like it only just began!


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2 responses to “Ah–sweet mysteries of life….

  1. Jean

    Love Dave’s Killer Bread! Bought it last night to take to the cabin this weekend for tuna melts and egg salad sandwiches.