Remember when you were in elementary school writing on the gray tinted paper, double lined with the fat red lead pencil. You wrote at the top of your paper "Rough Draft". There was a lot of power in writing these 2 words. It gave you permission to explore ideas and write them down without censure… Continue reading The beauty of the rough draft
A few years ago, I walked into a meeting at work and noticed a co worker of mine sitting at the other end of the table, and my first thought was, "Aren't you sick? Why are you here?" Later that day, I was in a smaller meeting room with another co worker, when the sick… Continue reading Use your Mom Voice!
I'm the type of person who's always willing to put myself out there, meet new people and try new things. BUT, that doesn't mean it's always easy or enjoyable or comfortable. Sometimes I think, if you could only see or hear what's happening in my brain right now, you might be surprised... Ode to the… Continue reading Bust Out!
It's Spring Break this week and although we are not on a proper vacation, our daughter has the week off of school. It's been a week spent with birthday celebrations, movies with friends, play dates, sleepovers at her cousins and grandparent's house and slew of other activities.And as I continue to work, I've been feeling… Continue reading Spring Break state of mind
I've never been a big fan of April Fool's day, probably because I'm so gullible . I'm a trusting, curious person. So if you spin me a tale, or tell me to try something, I will do it. I will fall for it. Every time. One would think, since I grew up with an older… Continue reading Don’t fool yourself…
Is this all just one big coincidence? On Monday, I was working on a project calling people in our community inviting them out to an event. Several people on the list were named Toby. Then, on Tuesday I learned the name of the storm out East was called Toby and on Thursday, a new business… Continue reading My little lost earring
The Sassy Catz, The Groovy Garbanzo beans and The Devil Dogs... wait you haven't heard of those teams yet? Oh, those are the team names of our household brackets for the March Madness tournament this year. We are not immune to the madness, and it's a great way for us to all participate and enjoy… Continue reading Oh the Madness!
Quickie here... What am I doing when I'm not writing? Usually reading... more often than not you can find me in a regency romance somewhere in the late 1800's England... today's book just happens to match my nails too. So far I'm really enjoying it! Hopefully you have something you enjoy doing too! It's been… Continue reading Matchy matchy
With St. Patrick's day falling on a Saturday this year, how could we not be feeling festive? Many people who celebrate talk about luck, the luck of the Irish. There are shirts and hats saying "I was born lucky!" or "Feeling Lucky?". I like this thought process. Is being lucky by chance? or is it… Continue reading Born Lucky?
One of the things I love most about watching the Olympics, is seeing all of the faces of joy, satisfaction, amazement, relief and accomplishment from these athletes. The unedited emotions, and the way they celebrate victory, without hesitation. Sometimes it's teammates celebrating with each other, or athletes from different countries congratulating their fellow competitors. You… Continue reading V-I-C-T-O-R-Y!