Six years in the blogosphere: The Blue Muse in review

Seems like just yesterday that I typed my Maiden Voyage post, launching the Blue Muse on August 3, 2009 as a mechanism to share my split-state doctoral journey. Now 882 posts later, I'm reflecting on where I started (sweet, picture-less commentaries on life between Sacramento and Cactus Land) and where I am now (diversifying into not one, not two, but three separate blog spaces)....more

Light and Dark

Our third wedding anniversary is coming up, a week from today. A wonderful day, an occasion to celebrate. We probably won't. What to do, where to go. Who to leave Dylan with. Money. Too many variables to consider. We'll be together, at home, our comfortable place. It is number three. There will be so many more, as long as we respect the light, feed it, stoke it. As long as we remember we have this comfortable place to always come back to. I will cook, something special, at home. It's where we belong right now, you know? I will focus all my might on number three....more


Who would ever have thought that a stranger who said, “You’d be perfect for my brother-in-law,” would ever be right? Who would ever have thought that the stranger and the girl would cross paths again, a year later? ...more

Weekend Moon - Dreamy Pisces, Active Aries 11/4/11

On Friday November 4th, the Moon is in the emotional water sign of Pisces, meaning – dreamy, fuzzy, sensitive.  Focus may be difficult. Don’t take on the troubles of the world. Good news for artists – great time for creativity and imagination. ...more
@astrosandy Haha! Maybe I should brave the flourescent lights and go swim suit shopping this ...more

A Year of Anniversaries

They say that the worst thing after a big life event, whether positive or negative, is the year that follows. It's a year of anniversaries, because you remember how different life was a year ago before the big event....more

Anniversaries Abound

This is a big week for me. The babies turned three on the 10th. These days, when they're not playing games like "chef" they're "helping" me clean or do laundry. ...more

Six Months

Six months since you were born silently into this world. Six months. Sometimes it feels like it was just yesterday, other times it feels like it's been years. I didn't forget about this day, but I didn't dread it as much as the 13th's of previous months. I am sad and I miss you terribly, but this month the feelings of grief are not as heavy on my heart. ...more

Intimates of the Month Club - For Him and For Her

Do you want to add a bit of amore in your relationship? Just think that every month you both could receive a sexy pair of intimates, model them for each other and  enjoy the rest of the evening together, nudge, nudge, wink, wink. Here are some Intimates of the Month Club to surely inspire romance in your relationship…...more