Tuesday, June 29, 2010

For answers, find a sexy butterfly

I'm still a woozy floozie. Well, not the floozie part.

But it's to be expected I 'spose. Anyway, despite a flippy stomach, we took the offspring to an arboretum to see a butterfly exhibit and I must say, not only was it beautiful and romantic, but inspiring. To me, butterflies signify a re-birth or renewal of life, so with all the questions suffocating me over the last few weeks, I now feel it's time to let go of some things and move forward.
So with that, some answers (kind of)...

-I eat too much ice cream. I'm sure my insides are made of Oreos and sugared milk. I'm okay with that.
-I admit, I sing along to Hannah Montana songs but have a softer spot for Demi Lovato.
-There's a very real possibility my writing journey will take a drastic turn from YA fiction to adult nonfiction via the coolest GWG evaaaa.
-There's also a very real possibility Candyland might teach YA Novel Writing For Beginners.
-I made a new editor friend via a contest I lost (go figure) and she is #funcie and #mynewbfffff.
-My hair grew rather large today re: the heat. Russell Brand would be jealous.

Sorry to be incredibly vague, but that's all I can give you for now *grins*

I hope to clarify in the coming days but until then, my favorite butterflies of all.
If you were a butterfly, what would you represent?

Candyland Out. (But my food is in.)

P.S. Tomorrow is Literary Crush Blogfest with special guest blogger, the hubs. I think I hear my pool boy calling...

16 comments:

Vicki Rocho said...

My daughter began using the butterfly analogy a few years ago. I don't know if it's something they talked about at school or what. When she's being the little darling I know she can be, she's a butterfly. But when she is being a surly, disobedient little twit, she's a caterpillar in desperate need of her cocoon (okay, so I know technically moths have cocoons and butterflies have chrysalis-es but so what?)

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

Glad you're feeling better about yourself :o) That last pic is gorgeous!

Kelly said...

I love butterfly gardens. Beautiful pics, especially the last one!
Hope you are 100% soon!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Beautiful pictures!!

But even more beautiful are the tantalizing little tidbits you dropped about ***future possibilities ***

Can't wait to see how these things develop!

Matthew Rush said...

That's lots of good news, cool! And as to butterflies: Beautiful ... certainly. Sexy ... okay.

Anne said...

The butterfly place looked sweet! I'm glad you have some new stuff in the works. Can't wait to hear what it is!

Christine Danek said...

Such a cool place. Can't wait to hear what is making you speak so randomly.
Please sign me up when you teach that class. :)
I will take cookies and cream ice cream any day.

LR said...

I hear you on the "heat and hair." :)

Creepy Query Girl said...

The little white yellow butterflies that like to fly in pairs. The day my husband and I got married, there were a ton of them amongst the trees and now everytime I see one it reminds me of the day we took our vows.

Lenny said...

hi miss candace! i feel happiness floating just like a butterfly in your words. a butterfly could mean a lot of things on different days. today for me its just being happy for you.
...hugs from lenny

Jen said...

Glad to hear the stomach as calmed down for the time being!!

Oh and I see how it is, as soon as an editor slides in they take my place as the new bffff I'm heart broken, I thought we were besties? Or are those two different things? If that's the case then you're lucky this round!

Beautiful butterflies, I love the beauty and freedom they represent, fluttering about enjoying the summer days... wonderful!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Butterfly gardens bring peace. I love them, and I love how they make me feel. I'm so glad you went, even with the woozies. I hope you are planning to be less vague soon - waiting is so hard! LOL! :-)

The Urban Cowboy said...

In 2008 I was traveling through California and drove through a butterfly migration. There were thousands of them, and it was like driving through a dust storm, only it was a butterfly storm.

Talli Roland said...

Lovely pics! Glad you're feeling sorta better.

Wow, there's a lot going on in your life right now!

Shannon said...

I love that picture...BUT where's the one of you? :p

Dawn said...

Beautiful pictures, even if you are MIA :-) Glad you're feeling better - and thanks for the teases. Very cool possibilities it seems.