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When I’m Sad

Hmmm, I may need to rethink the NaBloPoMo thing. Today’s prompt is: What is the best poem to read when you’re feeling sad?  Ummm… I haven’t got a clue. Absolutely nothing comes to mind. I told you I didn’t like poetry. When I’m feeling sad, I like to pout in the bedroom, away from everyone […]

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Uncertain Air

In a little under a week, the husband and I will be getting on an airplane and flying down to Florida. Normally, I would be worried about the flight itself. I don’t like to fly. I don’t like the idea that if, all the gods forbid, something were to happen, I would be aware I […]

What Went Right and Wrong

So, November NaBloPoMo didn’t go well at all. I think that sort of highlights a trend in my life: I often start out all gung ho about a new plan or goal, and soon lose interest or find myself spending all my energy on my next latest, greatest plan. My pile of started projects is […]


A Week and Stuck

Well, seven days into NaBloPoMo and I’m stuck for something to write about. Today was a quiet day. I headed out to Fabricland to pick up some bits and pieces so I can make a few things, and then we had dinner at a friend’s home. It’s funny how 8pm seems late now that I […]

Visiting Las Vegas

Last month the husband and I managed to escape to Las Vegas for a much needed, if somewhat short, holiday. We stayed in a fabulous room at the Cosmopolitan, ate some great food, and saw a wonderful show. Even though the view from our room was amazing… … that really wasn’t the best part. If […]

Advice from Samuel Butler

A little while ago I posted a bit about [amazon_link id=”006158326X” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Happiness Project[/amazon_link] and some of the guidelines I came up with for myself. One of the most important to me was “What you like is what you like, and realize it is okay to want to like things but still […]

Making Happiness a Project

I would have to say (regardless of my past few posts), overall I’m pretty happy with my life. I may, on days where I have gotten a reasonable amount of sleep, even go so far as to say I am very happy. But, like Gretchen Rubin, the author of [amazon_link id=”006158326X” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The […]

Retreating with Warlock

About a week and a half ago, I went on a little retreat. I stayed downtown at the Sheraton (and had great service and an upgraded room). I did some shopping, ate at some great restaurants, and tried to get some sleep. The funny thing about retreats, though, is that you (or at least I) […]

January Again?

Every year I make the same mistake: spring officially starts, and I put away the winter hats. And, of course, every year I have to get them back out again. This year they sat in the closet for a whole three days. That is the view from my bedroom window, overlooking our little park. Two […]

Still Thinking About 2011 Goals

Somehow, I’m sitting at my computer at 10 o’clock on the evening of January 1st, and I still haven’t come up with concrete resolutions for 2011. Oh, I have some goals. And, surprisingly, some of those goals are actually pretty carefully planned out. But, they are all craft-related, and, sadly, there is more to my […]