Archive | December 2016

Bears and Foxes and Wolves in Stained Glass–Happy New Year’s Eve!

wildlife-west-zoo-stained-glass-sign-899bear-honey-mosaic-640x427bear-stained-glass-640x427Beautiful works of art at the New Mexico zoo for wildlife. And a Mexican Gray Wolf. Working on Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas edits! What are you doing today?

mexican-gray-wolves-640x426-with-zoom-burst-with-vignette-drama-boostHappy New Year’s Eve! Be safe!

Terry Spear

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Party Decorating–Alice in Wonderland

baby-shower-chandelier-900-007My daughter didn’t like my tassels. I love them! Anyway, so they came down and I have some mini steampunk clocks that I hung up instead, but not loving them. Need to get cards. I don’t play cards since my parents passed away, and they had tons of them. I gave them all away. *sigh*

Need to find a dollar general store and see if I can get a stack that I can use. I make Steampunk hats for bears, occasionally, so if I have time, which I’m quickly running out of, I could make up some little hats. Though they’re Steampunk. And they take time.

Steampunk Bear Hats

Steampunk Bear Hats

If I could get some fabric that would be more Mad Hatterish, maybe I could do that….not sure. 🙂  My problem is time. I need to open up the edits for Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas today and finish those. I took down my tree, but I can’t get my tree apart. ugh. I need more muscle. I remember struggling with it last year and finally managed to get it apart.

So I’m off like the Mad Hatter to get back to edits!

Have a super rushed, I mean, unrushed day!

Terry Spear

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

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Baby Shower–Alice in Wonderland Style

tea-party-900-bunny-and-teapot-006My daughter loves Alice in Wonderland, so we’re doing that theme for the baby shower.

tea-party-900-all-of-the-table-003She’s also into foxes, so I bought a rabbit and fox for baby. The antique teacups are her grandmother’s grandmother’s. The Mad Hatter hat I’ve had for tons of years. The teapot is one that my aunt got years ago. The lace table cloth is my mother’s.  My daughter wants to use paper cups and plates and we’ll just have these for decoration. I’m cutting out the baby’s bear right now to sew up.

baby-shower-alice-in-wonderland-tea-900-001Still working on decorations. 🙂 I’m using mostly stuff I’ve had for years, added jewelry to one of the vases, added a couple of butterflies, one that’s a Christmas decoration, the lights. I have a couple of more butterflies, not sure where they are. Whimsical tassels, so just a work in progress. The bunny in the sweater is one of the ones I make. Last pink mohair bunny there is. 🙂

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And working on Loving the White Bear. I’m up to ch 4 again on rereads, smoothing, taking out repetition, and such.

My daughter’s off through the weekend, then back to work, so we’re going to run errands and then have lunch out today. So I need to get cracking on the book this morning before I’m off and running. 🙂

One of the book sellers is closing their doors on Saturday, which is a shame. All Romance Ebooks (ARe). So I had to take down all their links on my website yesterday. And Google Play emailed me that I don’t have all my titles up on their site. I need to remedy that. I have all the latest books and the most popular. But I’ll have to spend a day just working on that. I have over 60 titles out and I still have edits to do on Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas and I need to finish Loving the White Bear!

And a party  to plan for. lol 🙂 Having fun with that.

Hope you are enjoying the little things in life!

Terry Spear

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

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May the Force be with You

blaine-darth-vader-sometimes-the-force-is-with-you-900My son as Darth Vader and one of his AF friends, while her fiancee took the picture. I added the cool room and special effects. 🙂

Okay, so next up is New Year’s. Have you set goals?

Looks like I’ll be finishing Loving the White Bear, writing three new books for Sourcebooks–another white wolf, Billionaire Wolf Christmas, and Brett’s Silver wolf story. And, I need to write a fae story, Highland, cougar, and I’m missing someone, but can’t think of it now. I want to also write 2 more cougar Christmas novellas and a Highland novella. I also will be in a boxset with Taming the Wild Highlander and other Highland novels, so trying to get that ready pronto.

We’ll see what I can manage! No moves this year, but my daughter’s baby is coming, and I’ve promised to take care of the baby two days a week, so that will be starting probably in May.

I have a writer’s retreat in January, a baby shower to host in January, a bear to make for the baby, and a reader’s convention to attend in February, and Rita published books to judge in January. So lots of stuff to do writing-wise! AND, I want to plant more sky pencil holly along the fence. I need 18 more of them to line the whole fence. 🙂 I also want to play more with composites, learn how to get better, and take better photos!

Off to work! Make the most of the next 3 days, because after that, you have to start all over again and have fun in the New Year! No plans for New Year’s Eve except to work on all the writing projects I need to, and New Year’s Day, I’m going to a ladies’ luncheon.

What about you? Have some plans for the New Year?

Terry Spear

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Hike to the Wetlands

wetlands-7-half-mile-900-004We went for a hike to the Wetlands, which for now should be called the dry lands. Nothing wet about them. It was a seven and a half mile walk, and it was hot, but we had fun.

We’re taking my son to the airport this afternoon, and while we’re continuing to have 80 degree weather, he’s headed for 45 for a high today. So he had a reprieve.

Thick fog this morning with a little cooler air, but the temperature will be high again today.

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Enjoy the day!

Terry Spear

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

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Christmas Fun

Flock of Geese Flying Overhead

Flock of Geese Flying Overhead

Are you ready for the New Year? Not me! It means more deadlines and I haven’t finished Loving the White Wolf, but it’s impossible to finish a book, I’ve decided, with Christmas going on. We’ve had a blast. We had turkey for Christmas dinner, unwrapped presents, and watched a couple of Christmas movies and played Munchkin. I was so close to winning, until the end. 🙂 That’s the way it goes. You think you’ve got it made (not really…because everyone will turn on you to make you lose levels so you don’t win, and one of those turncoats that I gave nice Christmas presents to wins….hmmm, lol). It’s a fun game and we’re going to play it again later today.

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We had a blast!

My son wants to brave the mall, so we’re going to meet my son-in-law and daughter for lunch after that. We might not find parking and have to go somewhere else. So we shall see.

Hope you have a lovely day.

Terry Spear

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

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Merry Christmas!!

blaine-mishka-backpack-900-005We’re on the hunt for Sasquatch again this morning. Well, maybe a beaver, or a nutria, or something. We had to carry Mishka because she hurt her leg some months ago, and though she seems to be getting along fine right now, we didn’t want to risk her hurting herself again. Now, as the walk progressed, we made 3 1/2 miles the last time, she slumped into the bag and just had her head out. So I want to get a picture of that.

In the meantime, Merry Christmas! We’re off to search for wild beasties, then start the turkey, then open presents later. 🙂

No big rodent of unusual size, but I photographed a great white heron and a snowy egret…

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Have a wonderful day!

Terry Spear

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”

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