Slowing Down

They’re waking up when I come into town. Shopkeepers, housewives. A few beggars. This town doesn’t have very many—I remember that from the last time I came through. I’m not sure they like that sort. I probably look like a beggar to most of them. My shoes are getting thin around the soles, and my … Continue reading Slowing Down

Saying Goodbye

We said goodbye to Mrs. Hudson yesterday. She was sixteen years old, which is pretty elderly for a cat. She’s been my old lady since I brought her home seven years ago, creeping around the house, hiding in my towel cupboard, and catching the mice that tried to invade my home. She drooled when she … Continue reading Saying Goodbye

Evernote

I spent the last week of 2021 organizing my entire life. Also battling Covid with hot ginger tea, Netflix, and NyQuil, but let’s not talk about that. Actually, let’s talk about that, really, really quick. First off, Covid sucks. For all of the reasons. Second, there are so many good shows on Netflix. Like, so … Continue reading Evernote

Breaking Ground

To celebrate 2022 arriving, I would like to take a moment to stop and appreciate the craziest purchase I made in 2021. Weird, right? Don’t worry. It gets weirder. Know why? In 2021, my husband and I bought . . . an aircraft hanger. Are you shocked? Horrified? Intrigued? So was I. What happened was … Continue reading Breaking Ground

Fall Festival

At the very beginning of autumn, while I was still locked up in my house because of allergies, I made a list of all the fun things I wanted to do as soon as I was released from my sneezy cage. I told you all about this, remember? We’re definitely skipping the bonfires this year, … Continue reading Fall Festival

Packing to Run

We had a fire in our valley last week. A big one. Really big. It was on the news. Unfortunately, Colorado is not a good place to have any kind of fire, thus the statewide fire bans that come into effect every single year. It’s very dry here. Dry grass, dry brush, dry pine needles. … Continue reading Packing to Run

A Day In The Life

I am a full-time writer. I’ve mentioned that about a million times on this blog, along with noting that I run my own business as a freelancer. But today, I’d like to dive a little deeper into what that looks like on a daily basis.I’ll give you a hint. I don’t actually spend my entire … Continue reading A Day In The Life

Welcoming Phoenix

This month, my husband and I celebrated our one year anniversary with a road trip.We both love road trips. Yes, flying is easier, but when you miss all that beautiful country along the way? Totally not worth it. Especially when you’re traveling in Colorado. We drove down to Mesa Verde for the weekend, and the … Continue reading Welcoming Phoenix

Autumn Books

Every year, I get way too excited about fall. Annoyingly excited, actually. I’m one of those people who plans out my autumn before it starts, just so I can be sure to get everything I want to done before winter blows in. This is the first year I’ve actually written down my list, but I … Continue reading Autumn Books

Woodpiles and Coziness

Is anyone else terrified of the idea of winter this year? I am. Just a little bit. I am the kind of person who is cold. All the time. I sleep under a heavy blanket in the middle of summer, and my wonderful, loving husband is constantly shocked by my ability to have cold hands … Continue reading Woodpiles and Coziness