I’ve been sick for the past week or so. Today it was just too much sinus stuff to go further than my toothbrush and a call in to work. Woke up feeling better after a few hours of sleep but right now, back to the beginning of blergh again.

So a nap is in order. And maybe some ramen for dinner.

I’m trying to recall if I have miso soup to use as a base.

Ghost of Ramen Past


Tossed Eggs and Peas

Bad part about being human, we scab on the inside too.

There are several things going on with me emotionally. Icky, stupid crap. None of which I understand and just wish to go away. Apparently life’s like that. Isn’t that funny? Just when you think you’re doing okay, there’s a dip in the road and you lose all the eggs in your basket.

Hell, I’ve lost the chicken.*

Today I woke up with a head stuffed with ick and a belly refusing to eat protein. Which kind of pisses me off because I’ve got some lovely cod in the fridge. And onion rings. Fish and well…onion rings! Lightly fried fish filets. With garlic because you know… garlic.

So tonight, instead of me sharing a food picture, tell me what you had for dinner or are planning to have. Or maybe it’s breakfast. Share a moment and let’s talk about what’s on your plate.

16349157283_17c34b7e18_zI’ve also gotten some canned peas because you know… peas and mayo needs to happen.

And has anyone done those salads in a mason jar thing? How does that work out better than Tupperware?


* The dips in the road are normal. Just shit to deal with. *grins*

Updated Austin and Lexington February Coffee Meets


Please join me in Austin, TX or in Lexington, KY with Mary Calmes if you can make it! Let us know if you’re coming.

AUSTIN with Rhys Ford
Bennu Coffee House
2001 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Austin, TX 78702
Sat • Feb 13, 2016 • 10 am to 12 pm

LEXINGTON with Mary Calmes & Rhys Ford
Common Grounds Coffee
343 East High Street
Lexington Kentucky 40507
Weds • Feb 17, 2016 • 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Kai 2… *loading*

Today is ask about Kai Day.  So, let me give a quick what’s up. *grins*

Update on Kai Gracen Book 2.

  • It has a tentative name: Thunder Horse Rock
  • I do not have a cover yet
  • Thunder Horser Rock will be released this year
  • I am on chapter fourteen
  • Kai’s a bit pissy at the moment of this writing.

This is from the opening of Chapter One.
A step or two later, a torrent of swirling winds kicked up from the shore, sweeping over the crinkled black landscape and into tight clefts of jagged peaks at the base of the Pendle range. The juts stabbed at the air, envious of their craggy mountains looming behind them and snagged the interest of the smaller lizards on the draconian food chain. Dotting an upper mesa like dollops of stygian meringue, they provided a safe haven of sorts for the lesser beasts, a place where battles for territory and mates were raged under a sea of stars. The rising wind was harsh, grabbing at my shout and whisking my panicked mewling off as if it never existed.

Screaming into the wind was as useless as pissing in it except you didn’t get a mouthful of pee when you turned your head.

Considering the dragon riding my ass, I’d take the mouthful of piss any day.



Deep Breathe In. *grins*

spider_web_001There are times in my life when everything gets a bit too loud. It feels like pressure up against the inside of my temples. Too much stimulation. Too much colour. Too much noise. Usually it’s too much pulling from too many people in so many directions.

Today was one of those days. Well, to be honest, the past five days have been like a spiderweb nightmare of yank and pull.

It’s not a bad thing once I realize it. Because that’s when to take a step back, take a deep breath and remember what’s at the centre of it all. Or at least find a centre.

We were kind of half-laughing yesterday about how I seem to get pinged for solving life’s problems by all manner of people. Which is hilarious because I can’t even really solve my life problems. I frequently misplace my Kindle so there you go…why would you look to me for answers on anything.

Today, someone was on their computer with a web browser open and asked me… how do you google [item]?

My reply was… “Really? Dude.”

We have that kind of relationship. I can tease that way. She just had a severe brain fart and was looking for a life preserver.

I think the hardest thing to do is to get stuck on “receive”, taking more and more things in until you’re full… kind of overcooked and done. I reached that this afternoon. I literally* felt something in my head pop. It wasn’t any one thing. I’d just reached that point. Which is silly. Because I’m better at management my silly brain than that.

So this afternoon, I’m going to take a breath, maybe a nap, but definitely a breather. What about all of you? What’s the centre-ritual or things you do to get that reboot?