Finding Rhythm

Having over 657 written entries for posts to my blog still doesn’t make things easier after taking a break during the holidays to rest the writing part of my brain but I know it’s necessary. That’s right, finding the right time to take a rest and returning to writing is all part of the cycleContinue reading “Finding Rhythm”

Book Review

In my book travels I’m still reading through the city of light. After I finished listening to Elaine Sciolino narrate her own book, The Only Street in Paris, I returned to a different street in Paris. Kerri Maher tells the story of a well known book lover who opens her own book shop in ParisContinue reading “Book Review”

January Journaling

The start of a new year shouldn’t turn into a frenzy of things we’re going to stop or give up on in a few months. Statics show that some of us drop off after the first week of trying to keep a New Year’s Resolution. Other influencers are saying to try challenges instead of makingContinue reading “January Journaling”

Happy New Year!

The ringing of the New Year bells may be ringing a little too loudly for those celebrated the coming a new beginning with too much enthusiasm. Another year to a writer means new books to read, more writing, and creating a new list of to-do’s. Maybe this will be the year that you sign thatContinue reading “Happy New Year!”

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

During this winter blast my husband and I managed to make it to a few family holiday celebrations for appetizers, a brunch, and several sweet treats. Somehow I managed to keep my plates small and my stomach not feeling as bloated. However, the mix of dairy make the tummy rumble a few times but itContinue reading “Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays”

Holiday Escape

There’s a only a few days before Christmas is finally here and Minnesota truly is a frozen tundra. This year holiday, I’m thankful for buying that oversized, puffy pink coat that was a little more expensive because I’m as warm as Eskimo in an igloo. I’m waddling around like a pink penguin, warm and happyContinue reading “Holiday Escape”

Midnight Snow

This I like many other Minnesotans survived another winter storm and driving around this week, the scenery looks like a midwest Christmas card. Trees were topped with fluffy layers of white snow in the cities and the sides of the streets are still lined with a good blanket of the same fluff. Sitting under myContinue reading “Midnight Snow”

Electric Moments

This week my life got a jolt of the wrong kind. The coil inside my electric oven decided to go haywire and I heard the sound of someone sticking a fork in a toaster as my lunch cooked in the oven. Sparks flew and my heart jumped to my throat. My lunch flew out ofContinue reading “Electric Moments”

Sunday Posting

Some time has passed and I haven’t posted. This time off has been good and bad. Having more time for other things more festive have been a blessing but part of me feels off track. I guess this means that putting my own prompts into practice have created the habit I desired. Since Sunday hasContinue reading “Sunday Posting”

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today is our traditional family Thanksgiving and this year my husband was blessed with a matching sweater that says, “Gobble until you wobble!” I had to include another holiday so that we show up to family events matching. Christmas always includes our matching ugly sweaters. We arrived at my parents late last night after IContinue reading “Happy Thanksgiving!”

NaNoWriMo Month

How is everybody doing out there during the month of NaNoWriMo? Mine is off to a slow start and I’ve been taking a much needed break because of all the events that I’ve been involved in this year. During my quiet week I had one of those moments when you’re driving in your car andContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Month”

Day #1 of NaNoWriMo

There’s an hour before the first day of NaNoWriMo is over and I’m busy typing away because I didn’t want to miss getting in some writing. Yes, I’m counting blogging as writing because it’s what I can do at the moment. My fingers are sticky and stinging because I had some hot glue misses. I’veContinue reading “Day #1 of NaNoWriMo”