A couple of months ago, while I was starting to get the hang of this freelancing thing, I attended a well-respected, successful writer’s webinar. He declared that if I wanted to be taken seriously, I’d create a self-hosted WordPress site instead of keeping my site on WordPress.com. At the same time, I kept running into … Continue reading Well, That Was Interesting
Hi, everyone, That beeping is me backing up the moving truck. I’m moving the site off of WordPress.com to a self-hosted environment so I can have a little more flexibility as far as customization. Do not fear—no subscriber left behind. Assuming I’m doing this all correctly, I should be able to transfer any subscribers to … Continue reading Beep…beep…beep
I wrote something for Motherwell Magazine. Enjoy! https://www.facebook.com/motherwellmag/posts/2667098823588174
My husband, Walt, and I struggle with anniversary gift giving. Early on, we tried the anniversary gifts by year guides, but they didn’t help. We didn’t want what we were supposed to get, we already had what the list suggested, or we contorted ourselves so much to match the list that the whole affair was … Continue reading The World’s Tiniest Alpaca That is Maybe a Llama
Anyone who’s poked around this site knows that my daughter, Amelia, pops up from time to time. She showed me something she’d written on the last day of school, and I thought it was worth sharing. Enjoy!
I made cake yesterday for Memorial Day. I had planned to make either jelly-filled cupcakes or a mostly-from-scratch two-layer cake with strawberry and whipped cream filling. With my rheumatoid arthritis (RA) flaring, I made a last-minute decision to make something involving a little less time standing. I started with a blue velvet box mix, hacked … Continue reading Walking and making cake at the same time
My husband and I first met online before we met in person. I had just broken off my engagement. In my boredom, I started hanging out in Yahoo Messenger (naturally), which was like Reddit, but not really so much. We met in one of the computer geek rooms, where he slayed with his awesome advice … Continue reading How I Met My Husband
I snuck into Amelia’s YouTube channel to post a little birthday video. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/VfO2xBAsW4Q
Today’s post is devoted to Amelia, my awesome daughter, whose ninth birthday is this Friday. While there is nothing I could write that would truly capture Amelia’s wonderful qualities, I will do my best. Anyhow, acrostic poems are fun. Acting, singing, and dancing come naturally to Amelia, and no day goes by without her doing … Continue reading Party Time!
From when I was maybe six years old until just before I started high school, my mom didn’t work. My dad paid the utility bills and gave my mom an allowance of $200 every two weeks for groceries, clothes, household issues—everything that wasn’t a utility. I still remember how she’d gear up to fight for … Continue reading Come On, Girl