When Time No Longer Matters

I love old-time pieces. My husband and son are also collectors of vintage time pieces. They don’t have to be valuable – just stylish and with a lot of character. It warms my heart to see young men, guys in college, or in their 20’s and 30’s wearing time pieces of old, be it pocket watches, or some of the exceptionally cool wrist watches that belonged to the time of their grandfathers, and great grandfathers. They go online, or to second-hand shops, or to vintage jewelers, yard and estate sales, or to Grandma, to find their kicks, and to find that perfect time…piece.

Many young women take old watches and turn them into refashioned jewels, or put them about like decorative pieces. There are stories to be told, and stories to make up when the history is a mysterious secret.

When time no longer matters…

Antique Pocket Watch With A Heart


Antique watch with tassel fob


Old Time

One of these watches is up for auction on ebay right now. It should go cheap, like the woman it’s original owners lusted after and lost, on the long journey across the sea, or lost with a rustle of skirts, as she ran laughing across the street.

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman


How long does it take for a Vampire to….?

How long does it take for Vampire Maman to do stuff (or most Vampires for that matter.)


Q: How long does it take to draw and post one of the “Cut and Color” paper dolls?

A: 20 – 25 minutes


Q: How long does it take you to drain someone of a pint of blood?

A: 15-30 minutes depending on who it is. Sometime I like to savor the moment. Of course the whole subject of choosing and seduction is a an entire blog post, or two, or three or more. That could take hours.


Q: How long does it take for you to write a blog post?

A: 5-45 minutes. The average posts takes 15-25 minutes. Short Story Sunday posts take 15 minutes to an hour. I’m a busy working mom so I don’t have a lot of free time for this.


Q: How long does it take to turn someone into a Vampire?

A: Oh please, I’m not going there with you. Not even. If you’re already a Vampire you already know.


Q: How long does it take to get a pizza at Strobellies?

A: 20 minutes.


Q: How long does it take to get Chinese take out at Hop Sings?

A: 15 – 20 minutes.


Q: How long does it take to drive your daughter to school?

A: 15 – 20 minutes.


Q: How long have you been a Vampire?
A: Almost 155 years.


Q: How long do you sleep?

A: Not long enough. About 6.5 hours a night/day.


Q: How long have you been writing Vampire Maman?

A: Since April 2012.


Q: How long does it take you to think up ideas for your blog posts?

A: Sometimes I’ll think of something for a while but usually the posts just randomly pop into my head. I sit, I write, I post – really fast (hence all of the typos I have to go back and fix later.) .


Q: How long do you plan on writing this blog?

A: Forever.


Q: How many days until Halloween?



~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman

My clock is a little off… musings on sleep, time and creativity.

silver watch


It is said that we all have an internal clock. I know I do. The problem is that my life goes by a different schedule or no schedule.

Plus sleep is a problem. Sleep is like a spirit who doesn’t like me, or at least have a love hate relationship with me. Sleep is a friend with benefits (we used to call it a F____ Buddy) who torments us with a promise of love then yanks it back. Sleep throws rocks at my window one day begging for me to let him in. Then he won’t show up for weeks. Sleep is not my friend. I know, I know, I have to just get over it. Plus the day/night/Vampire thing is a bitch if you want to live in the regular world, which if you have kids, is something you need to do. I mean, I know you know what I mean.

But forget Sleep. He’s a bastard and we don’t need to talk about him right now.

My cats keep a rigid internal clock. They are up in the wee hours before dawn. They let me know that 5:00 am, before the sun comes up, is time for breakfast. It is then that my own clock sets in and creativity flows the best. It is a new day without the distractions from the world around me. It is the time before I start wondering why I’m up during the day instead of the night. It is before the time I have to get my teens ready for school (oh the drama of it all.) It is a time when my Vampire husband is tending to his own business. It is a time when it is my time alone, with just my thoughts and the cats.

All parents need this time alone. Your kids need it too. We all have our prime time. Our time for creativity, our time for work, our down time, our up time, our own clocks… even if the clocks are a little off.

Yes my clock is a little off, but then again, I’m a little off too. But that isn’t a good thing or a bad thing. It’s just a thing.

And so is coffee, which I need badly right now.

Wishing you all a good week. Expect more on high school, ancient vampires and other quite unexpected adventures and musings in the coming days.


~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman