Dammit. Every time I commit to a writing prompt, I’m left to write a poem–something I’m not terribly good at, but an internal promise is a promise. Let me explain. Sometimes when I’ve been staring at a cursor for well over an hour-and-a-half, I decide to go search for a writing prompt. Today is one… Continue reading A Poem Made From A Letter
I am going to a baby shower for the first time in years (decade?) for a neighbor at the end of this month. I’m so excited because I’m at that age where no one I know is having a baby since we’re long past not only being able to, but also wanting to have a… Continue reading Baby Love: Top 10 Tips for Parents-to-Be
Ah, remember those essays we all had to write when we went back to school after summer vacation? I do because I never had anything to write. Essentially, I spent every summer in Michigan (court order) while my dad was still alive. Each year, I’d board a plane in Philadelphia, leaving my friends behind, and… Continue reading How I Spent My Summer Vacation
Out of frustration with my dark tile floor and the amount of attention it requires, I bought a Neato BotVac Wifi Enabled robotic vacuum cleaner from Amazon on the recommendation from another friend who, like me, has nothing but tile on her main floor, and has a hairy family pet. My floors are mostly tile… Continue reading Product Review: Labor Less on this Labor Day
I’ve been searching for what’s next for me for a long time–an embarrassingly long time if I’m being honest. I’ve gone down so many avenues trying to figure out what I’m supposed to be doing with my life now that I’m nearly an empty nester that I’ve worn out a path on some websites. I’ve… Continue reading What’s Next Now that the Nest is Nearly Empty?
Not every month is going to be the best ever but I think the purpose of this writing exercise is to focus on the good that happened over the course of a month and be grateful for that good. It’s also a way in which to stay consistent with my writing–another important thing to remember.… Continue reading 6 Reasons to Smile August 2017
A friend once said of me that I let others get away with murder in how they treat me. Of course the evening after this was said to me, I found the perfect quote from the book I’m currently reading My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman. The quote summarizes… Continue reading When People are Sh*ts