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…

Book Lists

I recently sat down and reorganized my ‘finally read that’ book list. Mostly because 2020 was coming to an end, and I wanted a fresh start for a new year. Also, I decided it was time to face the reading disaster that was 2020 and figure out how to move on from it. I read…

Who Has Time To Read???

No, really. Who has time to read? And can I borrow a little bit from you? I promise to pay it back the next time I have a few spare minutes. Which will probably be next year sometime. Actually, I’ve had more time to read lately than I think. I’ve finally finished with wedding planning,…

Finding A New Normal

I’m working exclusively from home these days. I think most of us are, right? Those who can anyway. I’m so, so grateful to have a job that transferred to my house as easily and smoothly as mine did, and that continued to supply the same amount of hours that I’d been working before. Still, the…

Sick Days and First Drafts

I was sick this week. No, not with a virus. Just a cold. I promise. But it meant that I was out of the office on sick leave. Mostly, I just slept on the couch. And watched Toy Story. And drank way too much water and downed vitamin C’s like candy, because who has time…

Introvert Recovery 101

I had a crazy week. Like, really crazy. First of all, I spent all five work days at conference centers, attending—and presenting—at meetings. Which meant a lot of talking and a firehose of information. Stories were planned. Characters were examined. Exciting things happened. I think I survived. I haven’t checked yet. Secondly, we had quite…

Dark To Dark

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It’s also a Monday. And I get to stay home. What a strange feeling. I am celebrating by watching the birds come to get the birdseed I left on the porch for them. So far, there is one Steller Jay. I guess word hasn’t gotten around yet. I’m…

Weekend Prep

My weekends are very precious to me. I have solid tasks that I make sure are done every Saturday and Sunday to prep for my week. Breakfasts for the whole week are made, lunches are planned, laundry is done and folded. Hopefully, my house is cleaned, and I get some writing done. Books get read,…

The First Of The Year

The first book, that is. That’s right! My book list for this year is up and running. I have two books on it so far. A Map Of Days, and The Hygge Life. Thankfully, I’ve had a bit of time to read and relax this weekend, because the last few weeks have been crazy and…

The Next Right Thing

New Year’s resolutions are hard. Statistically, most of them end up abandoned a month or so after New Year’s. I myself have never had much luck with them. They put pressure on us for a huge amount of change in a very, very short time, and personally, I’ve never found that life changes that way….