Tranquilize your (winter) writing

We need to take care of ourselves while we are spending endless hours writing at our computers. Just because the NaNoWriMo has officially ended, if you're like me, you have much writing still to do to get your project ready to see the light of day. We need to do things to keep our thoughts tranquil (OMG! … Continue reading Tranquilize your (winter) writing

Gratitude continued

January 24, 2013 1 For my husband, who took my daughter to school when it was 1 degree below zero so that both I and she could stay warm. 2. My Grampa's Garden microwavable body blanket. Enough said. 3. My washer and dryer. I remember hauling laundry to the laundromat. 4. My crock pot. Best … Continue reading Gratitude continued

Ode to snow, part 2

My thoughts wandered, fueled by cold and the discomfort of muscles that are rarely used screaming their displeasure at being exploited in the manner required by shoveling. I remember being handed a shovel and instructions to go "do the front steps" of our house. We had a house with 14 concrete steps at that time. … Continue reading Ode to snow, part 2

Ode to snow, part 1

It snowed last night. A lot. You know; the kind of snow that makes it almost impossible to open your freakin' back door and get out of your house? Worse, it fell on top of the same kind (and amount) of snow that fell two days ago. The large accumulations that always come when the … Continue reading Ode to snow, part 1

Water torture? Not!

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” ~Wayne Dyer Last night I was trying to shut off my (monkey) mind long enough to fall asleep when I became aware of a noise that at first I couldn't place. What was it? Oh no...drip, drip, drip....It was water. … Continue reading Water torture? Not!