Just a Little Peccadillo

What do you do each day that doesn’t contribute to your writing — can you eliminate it? I have my demons like most writers.  My quirks.  My peccadilloes.  The very fact that I’ve craved to use the word ‘peccadilloes’ in a sentence or phrase illustrates this very fact. And though I don’t sit…

recycle & remember

One Word.  Encapsulate the year 2010 in one word.  Explain why you’re choosing that word.  Now, imagine it’s one year from today, what would you like the word to be that captures 2011 for you? 2010 began as a tumultuous year for me.  One career had ended for me and…

Fortuitous Me

It has been a long year, this year of 2010.  My little family has aged beyond its years.  There were days this year when, for me, it was about getting through the day and praying I could get through the next. Sitting around the table tonight at my parents’ house,…

when i grow up

Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions.  – Mark Twain When I think of all that I want to do with my life, all that I want to accomplish, I realize I need to stop waiting for “moments” or “somedays” or “if onlys”.  It’s not people, then,…

#tweetmy16yearoldself

So I never participate on Twitter trends.  I think they’re silly.  Twitter trends are topics that will catch on people attach a hash tag (#) next to the catch phrase in order to be a part of the trend.  When this happens, our tweet will attach itself to the pool,…

Mamahood

My child is an easy child.  I have been blessed beyond measure.  We had very few sleepless nights with him as a baby.  He teethed well, often sprouting a couple at a time with little fuss and fanfare.  He potty trained quickly.  He didn’t struggle with “colic” or ear infections….