It's time to guess and win a card! One of my Christmas traditions is to draw a family Christmas Card. It's almost done. I'm toying with adding something to the last drawing. Yes, there are three illustrations this year. No popups. Whew! I had to draw a line (pun intended) to save my sanity. A... Continue Reading →
Dear Holiday Diary, Mistakes were made.
I cranked out four cakes today. Four! I should have quit while I was ahead. I could have spent the time inking my Christmas card. Mistakes were made.
Dear Diary, Please make it stop!
Dear Holiday Diary, After a week of decorating, I still am surrounded by doodads and ditzies just begging to be made into some form of centerpiece, swag or other holiday shimmery thing. It doesn't help that I keep looking up at my cupboards with the memory of this ceiling I spied while in Denver. Thanks... Continue Reading →
Dear Holiday Diary
Dear Holiday Diary, I thought I would take some notes to document Christmas 2016. Danny keeps saying flying to Tahiti would solve most of my problems. I wouldn't have to decorate. The kids could join us and we could skip the gift exchange. He's dreaming. This is a transformative time of year for me and... Continue Reading →
An Ephemeral Exercise in Balance – Author or Blogger?
Five years ago someone asked me, “Do you want to be an author or a blogger?” I scratched my head and wondered why I couldn't be both. Balance is something I struggle for all the time. I take a few steps on the slackline and feel in control just to plummet face first in the... Continue Reading →
31 days. Slanted October light slices through the trees, casting shadows that creep across the withered landscape. Trees groan when wind claws brittle leaves from their branches. In shades of gold and blood-red scarlet to tawny brown they pirouette and spiral high in the sky, then sigh in resignation and finally rest upon the ground to... Continue Reading →
Appointment? Wonder Why We Wait So Long?
Three months ago, I made a doctor's appointment and I waited and waited and waited. Ever wonder why?
The Boob Report – Three Years Cancer-Free
The first Sunday in June is National Cancer Survivor Day. I first heard about it through Facebook when Lynn Kelley posted a photo from a get-together in California. August McLaughlin “embellished” this photo when I had a double boobectomy (mastectomies) in 2013. Lynn Kelley, me, Debra Eve, August McLaughlin, and Debra Kristi. Four thoughts hit me... Continue Reading →
It’s Official! Wild Tags
After five years of writing for Susie Lindau's Wild Ride, it's official! They'll see me coming now... Wild tags for a Wild Rider. Would you ever buy vanity license plates? What would yours say?
When Signs Attempt Murder
Why would the universe bother sending you a sign if it kills you?