Writing

The Children’s Giveaway

I have always been drawn to children.  If friends ever came over, it wouldn’t be long before I was on the floor with the younger ones.   I often walk into the children’s section of a library or bookstore and page through the books.  Sometimes I’ll just sit in the corner and watch the children play or talk.  It’s such…

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Ramblings and Ruminations

The Reverse Bucket List

It’s January!  This is usually the month where everybody posts a recap of their previous year and talks about their goals for the upcoming year.     Yes, you read that right. I’m not going to do a recap of 2018 (if you want to know what happened to me in 2018, read over all my old posts!)    …

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Ramblings and Ruminations, Travels

December in a Nutshell

I’M BACK FROM MY BLOGGING HIATUS, MY FRIENDS!!!!   ^ Allison entering the blogosphere ^   First of all, I’m so happy to be back!  I missed blogging and I missed YOU so much!  *gathers everybody into a group hug and squeezes and squeezes* Secondly, I’m really sorry this December in a Nutshell post is so ridiculously late.  I got…

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Writing

Hope For The Holidays – A Short Story

WELL, LOOK WHO LIED ABOUT LEAVING YOU.     *looks at self in mirror*   What is going on, Alli? You just heard the call of the limelight and couldn’t stay away?     You simply couldn’t bear the pain you were inflicting on your followers by leaving them behind on a hiatus?   Okay, so what HAPPENED is that my…

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Ramblings and Ruminations, Writing

Holiday Hiatus & a Gift for You!

    PLAY THE MUSIC:  this is Mandatory – millions of screaming monkeys will descend upon you if you don’t hit play.        I’ve decided to take some time off from blogging to enjoy the holidays more thoroughly with my family, like I normally do every year at this time.  I’m going to miss you guys, but I’m…

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Ramblings and Ruminations

New Years Resolutions – 2018

I realize that I just posted last night and I never post back-to-back like this –   But hey, it IS New Year, this doesn’t happen all the time, so at least pretend to enjoy it, okay?   It’s January 1st!  Today is the day we make grand plans, even though we’ve just finished looking back at last years resolutions and…

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December In A Nutshell

Breaking news – 2017 is over! I know I feel like this every year but (as always) it just seems worse this year.   Where did 2017 go?  I cannot believe how quickly it passed by.  Was that a semi that just knocked me over into the ditch of New Year Fallout? Well, it was a busy year, a good year, a…

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Ramblings and Ruminations

December Hiatus

Hello campers! I hadn’t intended to post again so quickly after my last post – I had planned to either announce this over the weekend or next weekend (the 18th). So why am I posting so early? A lovely tech friend and I are hoping to do some big overhauls to my blog.  At some point in early 2018, Allison’s…

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Ramblings and Ruminations, Uncategorized

10 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.   1.  A Biplane Ride. I have seen local signs…

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