Ramblings and Ruminations, Uncategorized

January In A Nutshell

       Ah, January – I had so many grand plans for you!  What a beautiful, lovely, schedule I had worked up!  I was raring to go, and then – of course – the unexpected happened, and life threw an obstacle my way.      I got sick…for the first week and a half of January I did little else but…

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Ramblings and Ruminations, Uncategorized

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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Ramblings and Ruminations, Uncategorized

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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Ramblings and Ruminations

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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Ramblings and Ruminations, 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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Ramblings and Ruminations

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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