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One of my blogging goals for 2020 is to have more regularly-themed posts.  Personally, I quite like top 5 (or 10 or whatever) lists as I feel like it cuts down on all the work that I have to do.  So, I’m going to be devoting Fridays to a variety of my own top 5 […]

Welcome to 2020!  As with every new year, I have great hopes.  For 2020, I hope that the world rights itself and that this age of despotism ends.  I also hope to finally get my house organized and to post more on this blog. Writing Life Wednesday will return next week, but I wanted to […]

To those of you who celebrate, I hope that you had a very Merry Christmas.  Despite all the extra stress that it brings, I love this time of year.  Growing up, it was all about Christmas–the presents, the food, the carols.  Now, it is more about the time.  My husband takes the two weeks off […]

Well, my friends, we have finally come to the end of our epic Oregon road trip.  I only have 3 pictures to share. This is the kids at our last vacation dinner at a “chip place” (a Mexican restaurant) in Prineville, Oregon. The next morning (after a hearty hotel continental breakfast) we headed home and […]

August 2, 2019 Our last big stop of our trip was the Painted Hills in Eastern Oregon.  This is part of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, but this area is better known for its scenery than its rocks.  That being said, my husband still wanted to do some rock hunting.  But, alas, that is […]

We’re getting to the end of our road trip pictures.  I have a few more posts worth, but as we get closer to Christmas, I may interrupt this series to bring more seasonal pictures.  In any case, we will get to the end of the road trip…eventually! August 1, 2019 After our whirlwind trip to […]

I am a writer. Those are words that I have struggled to say for almost my entire life. As a teenager, I wrote voraciously.  As a lonely child, writing gave me the chance to create worlds full of people that I wanted to have in my life, but were not available.  I had pages and […]