What is something I want? That's a tricky question. As far as material things, a couple of things come to mind, such as some outdoor furniture to put by my front door to create a welcoming environment. I want to sit there, drink my coffee, and listen to the birds' songs. I also want to... Continue Reading →
Ahh, May brings some of the prettiest days! I love to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. As the weather warms up, it's fun to explore, and special skills aren't necessary to find valuable treasures.
What is better than getting lost in a good book for the summer? This summer, I plan to get lost in one I wrote. My plan for summer writing is to finalize the novel I wrote for NaNoWriMo. It’s historical fiction, a new genre for me. I will purchase Fictionary, a software product that will... Continue Reading →
I homeschooled my girls, and one of my favorite memories is spending time outside having picnics together. We spent many afternoons out on our grassy lawn. One summer day, we read Alice in Wonderland and let our imaginations run wild with what it would have been like to fall into that imaginary world with Alice.... Continue Reading →
December 26, 2021, brought significant snowfall to the Pacific Northwest. And I'm not a snow girl, typically. I enjoy the mild weather that brings the wet stuff instead of the white stuff. It's kind of ironic that I was born in Buffalo, New York, in the middle of winter. My parents grew up in small-town... Continue Reading →
Today is December 3, and I've just spent all of November writing a novel for NaNoWriMo – 30 days and 51,139 words of historical fiction. The first day was probably the most difficult for me because I dove right into a period that I'm not familiar with, and an occupation I have no personal experience... Continue Reading →
I discovered yoga during the pandemic when I was desperate for community -- and a year later, I love it even more. Exercising alone was boring In July 2020, Kendra, one of my YMCA teachers, invited me to a couple of outdoor exercise classes -- hip-hop dance and yoga. With the gyms closed due to... Continue Reading →