My good friend Sarah (who makes the amazing avatars, signatures, and wallpapers), has started a Scarecrow and Mrs King blog discussing the progression of Lee and Amanda's relationship. I look forward to joining in on the discussions. Check it out: Scarecrow and Mrs. King - Getting to Know You.
In addition, if wanting to join Scarecrow and Mrs. King episode discussions, I highly recommend IWSOD's Just Walk With Me site.
I am currently taking an online blogging class, and the last lesson emphasized on Finding Your Focus. We were supposed to consider the subject (what you want to write about), then boil it down to a theme (your specific angle and area of focus), and then write an objective (what you want to accomplish).
I began to write down the things I was passionate about, and saw I am passionate about many things. I enjoy directing theatre, writing screenplays, being conservative, reading, genealogy, raising my children, autism awareness, and traveling, and I admit I am passionate about the television show Scarecrow and Mrs. King, but other then raising my children, none of these things I do on a full-time basis. Could I write about any of these topics for a year without running out of ideas? No, I realized.
I think of myself as a jack-of-all-trades, master of none (except I do have a Masters degree in theatre), I have always been someone who seems to have her hand in everything, and all at once. I am easily bored and like to stay busy. A friend recently sent me an email telling me, “I'm amazed at all you've accomplished with three active boys and a very busy lifestyle.”
I shrug it off, it's not much. I think I most be ADD. I just can’t sit still. For example, this evening I finished writing a screenplay, and am ready to start another one. Nope, "no moss grows under my feet." I have many skills, but not outstanding in any particular one, and I see myself as a generalist, rather than a specialist.
I am a merit badge counselor for theatre and public speaking in the scouting program, I am currently ‘helping’ write and design a road show for my church, I was just elected a GOP delegate for my county, I am often asked to beta read stories for friends and family. I love to read fan fiction and love to watch movies and television shows specifically those that deal with the genre of espionage. I pay the bills, do the shopping, and I am chauffeur, maid, and cook. I am a home schooling mom and I take children to doctor, dentist and orthodontist appointments and the four-legged children to the vet. I am woman! Hear me roar!
Yet, somehow, I still find time to write. My life is scattered and I like it! And I think my blog will continue to be as scattered as me.
Someone asked me the other day,
“What do you want?”
I merely said, “A Pepsi, please.”
But I lied.
What I want is to out on my own with a good job,
and dinner that tastes better than the pan it was cooked in.
What I want is an “A” grade point average,
but not to have to study until midnight to get it.
What I want is a life with no children tugging and pulling on my arms
until they drag on the ground.
But for now. . .
I’ll take a Pepsi
~I Saved A Winter Just For You
I like this poem, because I think it reflects what we say, when we really want to say something else. How something so simple as ordering a Pepsi, can make us think - is this what I really want?
Now, don’t get to thinking I’m unhappy about the direction my life went, because I’m not. Sure I had dreams and goals, and life didn’t exactly turn out the way I expected, but I’m happy. "Life turned out okay."
I have been blessed with a wonderful husband, who is also my best friend, and even though we have our fights, (I can be a real hothead), they usually blow over. I also have a roof over my head, food on the table, shoes on my feet, I live in the greatest country on Earth, in one of the most beautiful states in the Union. We have three great children, even if they can be a handful, for the most part, they are good boys and stay out of trouble.
My husband "puts up" with my addiction to Scarecrow and Mrs. King and encourages me to write. He has a great job and makes enough money for me to stay at home and raise the children, and although, we don’t have a lot of the extras, we manage. We were even able to save some extra money a few years ago and take a once in a lifetime trip to Europe.
My health has not been the best. Currently, I have been having some lower back problems, which doctors have not been able to isolate. Pain pills are not working, nor did physical therapy, and I'm having a rough time sleeping. I can walk, but can’t stand or sit for a long length of time, which isn’t particularly good for a writer.
I know I said this blog wasn’t going to go in any one direction. This isn’t a blog on politics or sports or cooking. I don’t grow my own vegetables or have a beautiful flower garden (like my next door neighbor). I’m not a domestic goddess, by any stretch of the imagination. As a matter of fact, I hate cleaning, cooking, sewing, ironing. And although I do like a clean house, I gave up months ago on the boys' rooms. They are old enough to clean their own rooms themselves.
I recently watched the movie Julie and Julia. I loved it! Wasn’t Meryl Streep just wonderful as Julia Child? Again, I don’t cook, so I don’t plan on blogging about 200 French recipes in 365 days. No, this is more random, my thoughts, and my feelings about my life. But. . .
. . . for now I’ll take a Pepsi.
A special thanks to the following ladies who helped brainstorm, beta read, and keep me motivated: Neeney, Ros, Annette, Scarlett, Jennifer, Ermintrude, Cheryl, Grey Fool, Jan, and Batwoman. I want to thank Sarah for the wallpaper signatures, too. Also want to thank Carolyn Maddux for the line edit on the screenplays. Finally, I need to thank Larissa, Sarah, and Annette for the screen caps. :-)
Any errors in the stories are the fault of the author. Please inform me of any errors or corrections needed. My mind tends to go faster than my fingers.
In addition, if anyone wants me to include their SMK website to the link page, I would be happy to link.
If you want to email me, use the contact form via the contact page. Thanks.
Hello and Welcome. My name is Anne, and I have finally decided to start my own blog. Even if no one reads my blog, I decided I would do this for my children and for my own record. Of course, anyone who knows me knows I'm a huge Scarecrow and Mrs. King fan and most of my writing revolves around that series, but I also love other espionage stories, especially NBC's television series Chuck.
I will often write about Scarecrow and Mrs. King, but also Chuck, family history, silly things I might hear my children say, rants and raves, and random thoughts. This will probably come across more like a personal journal than a blog, but time will tell with more entries.
I love directing community theatre and wish I had more opportunity to direct. I also miss performing, but have had health issues, which keep me closer to home, and to keep from getting bored I started writing.
I am not a professional writer. This is a creative outlet, I know there will be errors, especially with the dreaded comma. I attended college in Monmouth, Oregon, where I earned a degree in Secondary Education, and had a double major in language arts and theatre arts. I also have a Masters of Arts degree in theatre from Western Washington University.
I married my best friend eighteen years ago and we have three very active boys. Two of my boys are special needs children, having a mild form of autism, and much of my time is spent shuttling them around to their activities and doctor's appointments. I have told friends I am not a stay-at-home mom, but a stay in the car mom.
Thanks for visiting my site, and I am always open to suggestions, comments, and feedback.
"Hey. . . it's me."
I live in the shadows of the Olympic Mountains, in the State of Washington and I love camping, boating, hiking, and hanging out with my husband, our three boys, and two Bernese Mountain dogs.