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My Favorite Reads of January

       Due to an unforeseen sickness, I read a LOT more than I usually do in a single month.  Admittedly, I read a lot of short stories and children’s books, but I NEARLY read a book for every day of the month! I wish that I could do this EVERY month; but I can’t.   My writing and the rest…

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Tag – You’re It!

       Thank you Shantelle Hannu – I was at my wits end trying to find inspiration for a new post, not to mention I was struggling with finding the time to write one. But thanks to Shantelle’s post ‘The Ten Random Questions Tag‘ in which she graciously extended the tag invitation to anyone that read her post, I was…

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December In A Nutshell

I can’t believe December is over already….  A lot has happened for me in the last 31 days…allow me to recap… 1.   At the very last minute, my family decided to take a vacation.  Yup, we like to do these things by the seat of our pants.  Now that we’re a family of adults, we have found that what we…

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What If He Comes Back For Xmas?

This year my family is not participating quite as much in the typical traditions of Christmas and I am thinking more about the real implications of this holiday, as some of the distractions are removed, allowing me to look at what Christmas really means with fresh eyes. God could have just placed his hands over this sinful planet and said…

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Lifestyle, Uncategorized, Voice

My Favorite Xmas Music Of All Time

  Okay, confession time.  I have hardly listened to any Xmas music this year.   ‘ducks from the ensuing bombardment of rotten fruit’ But just because I am going through a Grinch-y phase, doesn’t mean that I don’t have my all time favorite Xmas music just like the rest of you merry elves! And so….let the list begin! This is…

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9 Things I Want For Xmas…But Probably Won’t Get.

  The title is pretty self-explanatory.  Oh, I wanted more run-of-the-mill things for Christmas….books, music…that kind of thing.  But I have these deep longings for something else for Christmas….things that very likely won’t come to pass…but are still lots of fun to think about.  Thus, I have compiled a list; starting at the most plausible and ending with the impossible.…

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Lifestyle, Uncategorized, Writing

How I Survived NaNoWriMo

       NaNoWriMo is officially over and I clocked in at approximately 74,000 words!  I’m feeling prêt-ty good right now!      I’m also very, very, VERY tired. Anyway, the entire experience was a blast.  It’s funny that I can say that now because when I first signed up for it, I was convinced I was going to die.  I thought…

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Book Sale BlitzKrieg

       An alarm buzzes in my ear and my eyes snap open.  The strange butterfly of anticipation in my stomach that lingered all day yesterday has multiplied in the night into a swarm.  All my senses are on high alert.  Years of training begin to kick in. I dress quickly – comfortable, combat clothes and shoes are essential.  I…

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