Welcome to My Sunday Post for June 22, 2014 !

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Since my ROW80 updates are getting a little crowded, this seems to be an interesting way to update some things without adding to the clutter. June will be my “test month” for this feature. I’ll be evaluating and adapting, with a bit of a sandbox approach…summer’s a good time for playing in the sand! =D

Do you ever just need to get away – from routine, the expected, life-as-you-know-it?

I didn’t post here last Sunday. I was instead enjoying the last day of a lovely weekend visit with friends a state away. I swam and played water games, and sat in sun and shade on Sylvia and Jim’s deck, reading and chatting.

It was a lovely way to spend the day, and I have no regrets about not posting. Sometimes you gotta get away….

This week, I’m back. Most of my creative energy has been on a late rally for JuNoWriMo – you can see more about that further down the post (Life Stuff). Other than my “hooky” day on Sunday, I’ve kept up with my blogging, and my reading, and my writing….lotsa that. And I’ve stretched myself, too..

Anyway, here’s what’s up in my little corner of the blogosphere

Recently at shanjeniah:

ROW80 Updates:

Last year’s visit with our friends. Love the secretive smile!


What’s Next:

This week, I’ll be riding the creative wave of JuNoWriMo, attempting to reach 50,000 words, and the end of my WIP fantasy novel, The Stars are Fire. If I’ve still got words left to write at the end, I will pick up with my other WIP, Perchance to Dream, Star Trek: TOS/ Enterprise fanfiction novel. These two are interwoven, and my goal is to complete the drafting of both by year’s end.

A little pooltime meditation.

In the Wilds of Internet-Land:

Then I got occupied reading T’Pol/Trip fan fiction, and, well, writing….so I haven’t been browsing elsewhere on the Internet as much as I might have. I did find a few interesting things, and now comes the fun part when I get to share them!

Sweetness on a plate!


Life Stuff:

  • The kids and I had a lovely weekend visit with our best out-of-state friends.
  • I did something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time, and went to visit the family for whom I babysat in my teens. Odd to think that the boys are now all in their 30s! I’m more like a long-lost sister, than a former babysitter, now, and that suits me fine. They’re good guys. =)
  • I got the kids’ homeschool reports finished for the quarter. Yay, me!
  • My car is finally road-worthy, and I took myself out for two workouts – one with my son, which also included a lunch date, and another on my own, after which I took myself toPanera to write.
  • And I’ve been reading T’Pol/Trip fan fiction, and writing up a storm – over 18,000 words in four days!

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I like to end on a high note. Laughing works!


  1. You are so together Shan. I am impressed with how wonderfully you keep all those balls in the air. I think it’s fantastic. Your energy jumps right off the page. And thank you so much for the blog love and sharing your amazing experiences in your comment. We share an affection for the Oregon coast! I did, by the way, spot whales off the shore north of Coos Bay. So I have faith that you too will one day see a whale. In the meantime, keep on writing. Thank you for inspiring me! 🙂

    • Karen,

      Thank you – I confess that I sometimes don’t feel very together! I think I’ve just come to know how I tick, so that the chaos and spontaneity of my life doesn’t get in my way. I tend to go where my intuition takes me, even when I wasn’t planning it, because fighting it takes a lot more interest, and, anyway, it does tend to lead me to places I wanted to go – eventually!

      It’s kinda the Dirk Gently approach…

      I do love the Oregon Coast, even if we live on the other side of the country these days. We hope to get back at some point in the next few years, and maybe I’ll see whales then! I do have a cute picture of a much younger me, bedecked in blue sweater and a jaunty blue sunhat, by the Depoe Bay sign…sooner or later, I may scan and share that one.

      Until then, I can dream of the coast! =)

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