Arianna's Blog

Come listen to the ramblings and assorted babblings of a crazed mother and newbie author. It might not always be helpful, but it should be amusing.

Monday, February 28, 2005


does anyone know a sure fire cure for relieving stress besides a trip to a tropical beach somewhere? Cause I can't afford to run off to a deserted island with the cabana boy, but man do I wish I could.

I'm stressed. I'm beyond stressed. I went by stressed about 100 miles ago. I am in overstress warp drive right now. I feel like I should have Scotty in the background going "She can't take it any more cap'n! She's breaking up!"

I've tried diet and exercise to deal with stress. That worked for maybe an hour. Then I tired poor eating habits and booze to deal with stress. That worked pretty well actually, but I felt guilty.
HA! With three kids in the house? I no sooner sit down then I have one of them screaming at the top of her lungs for me. Ghandi couldn't remain peaceful in my house. . .

Forget meditation, I need MEDICATION. Where are those darn Valium pills when you need one?

I think if I see one more flash card/science fair notice/fund raiser/worksheet in the next day the tendons in my neck are going to snap like over tuned guitar strings. And people tell me I'm so lucky to stay home with the kids!
Right about now I'd pay someone to let me work outside of the house for 8 hours. . .

I'm telling you, I don't know if being a stay at home mom is good for my kids or not. Honestly, I think one of us is going to end up in therapy.

If it's me, I hope they have a nice comfy couch. . .

Monday, February 21, 2005

Why I hate February Vacation

It's day one of February vacation and I don't think I'm going to make it. . . I've cleaned the house twice, done 5 loads of laundry, done the dishes, swept and vacuumed, and in 5 minutes my children made it look like a tornado spun through.

I had to make "fairy cookies" with my darling daughters to make up for being away yesterday. Little did I know the cookies had a million steps and had to be chilled twice for 30 minutes at a clip. To top it all off, they really tasted bad when they were all done.


I love my children, I really do. Honest. They are sweet and smart and can be very kind, BUT they are driving me CRAZY!!!

My oldest is too much like me, I admit this. She TALKS CONSTANTLY and my ears are starting to hurt. AND WE STILL HAVE 5 MORE DAYS!!!!

Is it too late to go back to Boston?????

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Oh man, I am too old for this. . .

Okay, I should be ashamed of myself. I know this. I'm 35 years old and I have a hang over like you wouldn't believe, and I'm not the least bit sorry, hahahahaha.

This weekend I went to Boston with my best friend, and just had a great time. We ended up at the most amazing Irish pub called Mr. Dooley's. The atmosphere was awesome, and they had a great band called MAXI playing. The wine went down WAY too easily, and man am I paying for it now.

I usually don't have so much to drink, well except at conferences, but that's another story. So I was rather unprepared for how my head felt this morning, oy!

It was still worth it though. Of course coming home to my darling children running amok hasn't been exactly easy. Oh, and it's school vacation so they'll be with me all week.

Oh and it's supposed to FREAKING SNOW AGAIN!!!! AAARRRRGGGHHHH!!!
Stop the winter, I want out! hahahahahaha

I guess that's enough whining for one day. I'm going to clean the house and try to get some sleep, tomorrow should be very interesting. . .

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

This is my summer office. . . Posted by Hello

Oh yeah, did I tell you I was a writer?

I just realized if you stumbled upon this blog by accident you might be wondering what the heck I was doing posting pictures of my office. I mean really, who cares?

Okay, so no one does care about my office but the reason I posted it is because I'm a writer, and that's where I write my books.
Well some of them anyway. I'll post a picture of my summer office so you can see where I write in the summer.

Okay, so you're going, "who is this chick who's calling herself a writer? I've never heard of her before." And you're right, you probably haven't. I'm a pretty new writer, I've only been published for 18 months. If that wasn't hard enough, I write ebooks, downloadable books, and LOTS of people haven't heard of those before.

So, what do I write? I write Romantica (very spicy love stories) for Ellora's Cave. I write futuristics, fantasy, and even a few contemporary romanticas. I also write romantic suspense.

Actually, the majority of my books have some sort of suspense in them because otherwise I get bored and if I'm bored I can't expect a reader to be interested in it.

Ahhh, what else? Well, I'm a mommy to three girls, have a very understanding husband who doesn't mind being a "patron of the arts" who lets me work part time (ha! free child care!) and doesn't complain about my writing about well endowed men having sex with gorgeous women in various positions and places. Like I said, he's a very understanding guy, hahaha.

Right now he's earned major points because he sent me a dozen roses for Valentine's Day, AND sent flowers to the girls too, I thought that was pretty darn cool of him.

I guess that's it. Pretty sad life for a writer or romantica, huh?

Monday, February 14, 2005

Here is my new office! Well, it's actually the corner of my living room. . . Posted by Hello

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

I'm in a pretty good mood today, yippee! My husband totally surprised me for Valentine's day, and that's kind of hard to do with me! He not only sent me roses, which we haven't done for a long time, but he sent some to our daughters too. They were thrilled to get flowers delivered!

Some poor slob is going to have a lot to live up to!

Hubby also got me a nice robe that I've wanted FOREVER from Victoria's Secret, so I'm way psyched about that! I'm going to have to be very nice to him for a while. . .