Posted in names, new name, wedding

Six Days…

OK so if you haven’t heard the news…I am getting married (again) this coming Friday 🙂

My first marriage ended very amicably (and if you don’t know the tale behind it, just ask) but it was unusual (at least to me).  We are good friends to this day, but wow I cannot wait to dump the name.

So…that brought up a great question; I’ve lived with that last name for 19 years….how do I take it out of use completely?

I thought over the usual spots:
drivers license, SS card, voter registration…

But what about the other ones?  Work login, nameplate, resume, etc.  How do you practically erase 19 years?

It’s like John Cougar Mellancamp dropping “Cougar”.  TBH I still call him that!

How do I stop the use of the old and get folks used to the new?

Posted in life, marriage, romance, wedding

T-Minus 24 Days

Only 24 days to go!!! Wahooo!
To all my fellow brides-to-be do you do a countdown?  I did, since almost the day we set ‘the’ date! I kept it on the fridge and marked it down faithfully every single day.
Now? With only three weeks and change to go; we can almost relax.  This is a small affair, outdoors, no big receptions. The biggest worry was getting the flowers, which I just picked up last Saturday. 🙂
Next? To get the actual license, candy for goody bags, choose food, and be sure the mother of the groom has a nice outfit.
Oh…and to teach the groom to dance.  That’d be nice too. LOL
Anyone else with an October wedding? My last one was too…this time of year is hot! 
What are your issues with last-minute items?
Happy weddings!

Posted in blake, gay, gay fiction, high school, Julie Lynn Hayes, mark, New Release!, romance, rural, sl danielson, southern comfort, young adult

Coming Oct 13th! Southern Comfort: Truth and Consequences

Not telling the truth has its own consequences!
In the wake of the Halloween lock-in, a rift has opened among the friends, brought about by Mark’s inability to be honest with them, as well as himself. Todd reaches out to Blake and Clay, and a stronger friendship is forged. Mark misses his boyfriend, but even more so when a new student named Taylor arrives on the scene, and it appears that Taylor and Todd might be more than just friends. 

Clay’s about to turn nineteen and his father is throwing a party—one he fully intends to wriggle out of, until Travis invites all his friends and he’s caught. An uninvited guest brings out a side of Clay nobody knew existed, one that threatens to shake the peace of New Liberty.