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Audiobooks and Blizzards

I love audiobooks. So, so much. Really, is there anything better than a good audiobook when you have a thousand mundane tasks to do and no time to read? I don’t think so. Having a story to coax me through the day is a tiny bit of heaven for a hard week, and I took […]

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When Hope Is Painful

I ended up in Target this week. I didn’t actually set out to go to Target. Nor, in fact, did I have anything I intended to buy. But it was early and I was in town and waiting for someone and nothing else was open. So I ended up in Target, reminding myself on repeat […]

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Over the River and Through the Woods . . .

Okay, there’s no river. But there is snow! This is the view of my path through the woods, and if you look really, really close, you can see my little cabin hidden away in the trees and almost buried in all the snow we’ve been getting lately. It’s my secret place. My writer’s cabin. My […]

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Imagination Buddies

Have I mentioned that I belong to a writing group? Because I belong to a writing group. We’re imagination buddies. It’s the best. Once a month—or two or three months—we get together, eat chocolate, and talk about our lives. And plot points. And stubborn characters who never listen or do the things they’re supposed to […]

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Planting Seeds

  This has been a week of planting seeds. Not real seeds, like in dirt. Because all the dirt in Colorado is frozen. So are the trees. And everything else, including me. It’s snowing outside. Did you know that? I woke up half an hour early this morning because my house was freezing and the […]

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Rottweilers and Writing Companions

This week, I went to visit one of my friends. She lives in town, which is a very long drive from where I hide away in the middle of absolutely nowhere, and she just moved into her beautiful new house. She’s got an enormous tree growing in the front yard, and so, so much painting […]

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January, IKEA, and Reading Goals

Can we all just agree that January lasted an entire year? Because it lasted an entire year. Seriously, that was the longest month ever. And, thank goodness, a fairly productive one for me, considering I set my expectations way too high and had to rein it in a bit in the last week. Mostly to […]

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Snowstorms and Michael Crichton

Fun fact: it is snowing today. Actually, it has been snowing all week. I think it might have something to do with it being January. And my living in Colorado, where we randomly get blizzards in January and sometimes have to stay at home because the snow is almost as high as our knees and […]

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Cauliflower, Gordon Ramsay, and Hobbies

Guess what? I have a hobby. And it’s not writing. Shocker, right? Writing used to be my hobby, back when I was seventeen. I would spend all my extra time writing, and I never wanted to do anything else. I would get all my work done, and then go write and love every minute of […]

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Sending Off An Adventurer

My sister left this week. One of my sisters. I have a few. This particular sister is nineteen. I’ve mentioned her before. She has been living with me for the last several months, but she is off now. Off adventuring. I drove her to the airport on Tuesday. We talked about boys the whole drive. […]

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