Back to Work!

If anyone says that being a writer is easy, they aren't a writer.  There are so many distractions to my writing that it's sometimes very difficult to be disciplined enough to sit down to the business of it.  But, after very little progress, I've found a solution. The solution that's working for me is to … Continue reading Back to Work!


Merry Christmas!

For those of you who celebrate Christmas, I hope that you've had a great holiday.  Some of my family members are fighting the flu.  To them and all of the other folks in the same situation, feel better soon!  But also to those struggling with serious situations everyday, I hope that things go better for … Continue reading Merry Christmas!

Week Two!

So week two of National Novel Writing Month is nearly over and I am still behind in word count but I have confidence that I'll be able to finish.  I admit that I haven't been as motivated this year as I was last year but I still feel the need to finish as a winner. … Continue reading Week Two!

In the State Capitol with My Nephews

Hubby and I got home last night from what was the best weekend we've had in a long time!  We took my nephews on an overnight trip to Springfield, IL.  I've been looking forward to spending some time with them and it was everything I had hoped for. We picked them both up Friday morning … Continue reading In the State Capitol with My Nephews

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope that you are all having a great Thanksgiving.  As we're getting ready to go to my mother-in-law's house, we've been watching the Chicago and Macy's Thanksgiving Day parades.  The parades are wonderful.  It's the commercial that are bothering me.  Oh, I know that we "pay" for our television programming by watching ads.  That's … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!

Ten Years!

It's hard to believe that 10 years ago today I tied the knot.  It was an interesting day to say the least!  We didn't have a traditional wedding.  Circumstances required that things be, well, a certain way. Steve had been in the hospital already for four weeks with an infection.  He wasn't working and had … Continue reading Ten Years!

Four Decades & a Lich King

My four day weekend started today (the second one in a row).  In addition to my usual Friday, Saturday, Sunday off I took Monday as a vacation day.  It's somewhat of a tradition for me to schedule my birthday off even if it falls in the middle of a week.  That's right, it's my birthday … Continue reading Four Decades & a Lich King