Heather Arundel

The Diva of Darkness

Salton Sea Sunset Photo by Ron Niebrugge

Salton Sea Sunset Photo by Ron Niebrugge
The Beauty of Hell...

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights - also known as my personal life motto!

All Human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Who I am...

I am a wife. I am a mother. I am a survivor.
My family has made me who I am...my past family with past hurts...my current family with current joy.
Family is something you are born into and cannot choose,
family is also what you choose it to be once you are old enough to start anew...


Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Contest Update

Well, the inevitable is upon us; Santa will be here soon and our pocketbooks will be empty!  As 2011 winds down, we have time to visit with loved ones and reflect on our past year.  My past year included the start of this blog, "for real"; and a desperate move to down-size for the sanity of my husband and family.  I'm sure 2012 will be just as momentous; it seems I don't have any years that aren't so anymore.

As the year closes, please remember: You have a fantastic opportunity to win some great prizes with my Spreading Holiday Cheer Story Contest (click that link for all the glorious details!).

As of right now, Briane Pagel over at his blog Thinking the Lion, is the major frontrunner (he's also the ONLY entry) buy you HAVE got to check out his story!  The link takes you to the FIRST installment, READ THEM ALL!  He is funny and quirky and has me LMAO with every new part he posts.

Thank you Mr. Pagel for not only participating, but for the gusto with which you have taken the gauntlet and created some HI-larious story telling, as well as the shout-outs to me!  You truly ROCK! :)

I am currently in the midst of my baking extravaganza; cookies, liquor balls, cakes, and pot luck dishes galore!  So this will be my final post before the 26th of December.

To all of you this holiday season, I wish you a joyful, peaceful time to reflect and enjoy those that matter the most to you - whoever they may be; hold them close and tight.

Peace out! ;)


  1. Sorry I didn't enter. Epic Ninja fail...

  2. People, people, people! Get entering! You cannot let me win! I have HORRIBLY HORRIBLY violated the rules, so if you enter anything, Heather will have to choose you because to do otherwise is to live in a lawless society, and I do not want to be responsible for bringing down civilization.

    Also: thanks, Heather, for the kind words. I am going to bug everyone until they enter your contest because when you have a contest, by God, people oughta enter it. That's what America is all about. Or the terrorists have already won. Or something.

    I was going to say something else here but now I feel a little dizzy.

  3. I'm a big fan of Briane Pagel! The man is utterly incapable of writing a boring sentence.

  4. Ack! I'm glad you got an entry. I'm sorry I wasn't able to enter. :-(

  5. I changed my mind. I've completed my 500 word story and will be posting it at midnight on my blog. Therefore the gauntlet has been thrown.

    Briane P. shall not win this. And my word count is exactly 500 words. :)) Thank you for prodding me to enter. I had fun once I started.

  6. I'll be posting an entry sometime next week (the closing date is 31st, right?).

    Happy Christmas to you Heather.

  7. The other entries so far are great! I have laughed and snorted. I posted my entry this afternoon. Something silly and sweet. Nowhere near as entertaining, but it was fun to write.

  8. I just posted my entry, and I can't wait to check out all of the other pieces.


  9. OMG Heather, go check out Aaron's entry at http://thebloggergirlz.blogspot.com/2011/12/ending-year-write.html

    You have to click more on the far right and select autoplay with the four second delay. It is amazing.