Mountain Hike

My husband and I have a greyhound. I’ve mentioned that before, haven’t I? She’s crazy and energetic and HUGE and loving and not-the-brightest, which I blame more on being a puppy and having a puppy brain than an actual lack of intelligence. She’s the kind of dog who learned immediately to sit and go to … Continue reading Mountain Hike

Cluttered Life

Welcome to my cluttered life,Won’t you stay a while.There’s space between my endless tasks,My planner and my file.Welcome to my cluttered life,Ignore that pile of dreams.I’ll move aside the heap of goals,That’s tearing at my seams.Welcome to my cluttered life,I wish that you could stay.We’d have some tea and cakes and laughs,And in the sunshine … Continue reading Cluttered Life

Dr. Watson

As most of you know, I lost my sweet Mrs. Hudson at the end of January. She was older than the hills, on full-time medication, and finally reached the point where we knew it was time to let her go. I held her while she got the shot, we buried her on our back property … Continue reading Dr. Watson

Writing Poetry

I dislike admitting that there is a kind of writing I can’t do. I will freely admit that part of this—and only part—is a pride thing. I make my living off of writing, and I like to think that I can do most kinds well. The not-pride part of the annoyance stems from the fact … Continue reading Writing Poetry

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

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

Spring and Homesteading

Now that I’m freelancing, my schedule is a lot more flexible than it was. Sure, I’m still working full time. But how—and when—that work happens is up to me. Which allows for some wiggle room and a bit of discovery. Discovery is one of my goals for this next season. Discovering more about myself, discovering … Continue reading Spring and Homesteading

Investing

Does anyone else ever get a weird urge to completely reinvent themselves and focus all their time and energy on a new hobby until you’ve perfected it? Yeah, me too. This week, it was drawing. I can’t actually draw, of course. But I would like to someday. I would like to be able to draw … Continue reading Investing