Category: Just me

#Reverb14: Loving What Is

Today’s prompt: It’s all too easy to put off loving where we are until everything is perfect. What can you love about where you are now? Prompt courtesy of Kat McNally. Fuzzy slippers, homemade jam, freshly brewed coffee. Soft blankets, stacks of books. Hugs that last too long, fights that make no sense, giggles. Random calls for […]

Stuck

I didn’t write a damn thing today, until just now. I should have—I have work to do. But I’m in one of those lulls, the kind in which the mind is full but the fingers are paralyzed; I sit at the keyboard but I can’t get the words out, not on to the page, anyway, […]

The Kansas I Know

Disconnected. That’s how I felt today. I drove to Topeka to do a little research for a magazine article. It’s not a heavy-duty research piece, but it does need to correspond to Kansas History Month (January) and so I toured the Capitol. It seemed the best place to start. I got there just in time […]

Mashed Potato Memories

When I asked for help on what to post yesterday, Alexandra suggested that I share my very first Thanksgiving memory. Hers is making stuffing with her grandmother. The thought stuck with me today. For the longest time, the holiday memories that I care to recall are those after my dad married my step mom. She […]

Eternally Grateful

I ran out of steam after profile number thirteen today, which posed quite a problem for my NaBloPoMo commitment. My dilemma is this: what do I write, when my mojo is buried under profiles for the likes of a thirty-something gamer looking for a girlfriend who shares his love of gory video games and “getting […]

Lucky

I am ridiculously lucky. You wouldn’t know it to hear me bitch. I bitch about my kids not picking up after themselves. I bitch about needing new tires, and that I have precious little money to pay for said tires. I bitch that my toes are cold, and I bitch that I’m alone on nights […]

Five Things

I’m relying on Mama Kat again today, and working from this prompt: (4) Five Things. List 5 things we don’t know about you, 5 things you’re knowledgeable about, 5 things you know nothing about, and 5 things you believe. Five things you don’t know about me: I’m wearing two layers of socks right now, because I’m […]

Dirty Fingers

Once upon a time, I made things. I got my fingers inky and painty, I swirled colors onto pages and canvas and cardboard and I stamped, glued, sanded and tore papers until they felt like home. I stuffed the results in binders and drawers, some with pictures and some without. Then I stopped. My energy […]

Natalie Merchant Ate My Blog Post

Natalie Merchant ate my blog post. Okay, okay. Not really. But kind of. See, this is what happened: I’d planned on being a good little blogger, and had resigned myself to a Saturday night spent with my editorial calendar. I imaged there might be wine, and Gilmore Girls looping on Netflix, just for added fun. […]

Engaging

Posting today to share this quote. Then, because Dr. Angelou is wise and my heart is so full my fingers can’t keep up, I’m going to leave my screen and return another day. “Love life. Engage in it. Give it all you’ve got. Love it with a passion because life truly does give back, many […]

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I am a freelance writer, ghost author, editor and content strategist. I am a mother to three extraordinarily ordinary kids, the daughter of a genuinely good man, and an aspiring yogi, creative non-fiction and memoir addict, wanna-be world traveler, and work in progress. This is my personal blog.
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