The Photos

I just wanted to post a quick note about the photos that are now decorating my site. I'm using photos that my husband and I took while traveling. The header is a photo from the trail in Tallulah Gorge, GA. The photo for the "Outside Works" page is from western South Dakota. I think it … Continue reading The Photos


When Words Count Retreat

For a long time my dream has been to complete a novel and see it in print.  I've been writing since I was a child and have started so many stories.  This time, I am determined to finish the novel.  In November of 2014, I wrote 50,000 words of the novel during National Novel Writing … Continue reading When Words Count Retreat

On the Road to the Retreat

I arrived safely at the retreat this afternoon.  I am very glad that I have gone on this adventure.  I am pleased to say that I handled everything quite calmly with a bit of anxiety only when I arrived in the mountains here in Vermont and lost all cell phone signal and GPS besides.  Luckily, … Continue reading On the Road to the Retreat

Road Trip for Writing

A few months ago I told you the story of how I won and booked a writing retreat.  At that time, it seemed to be very far off but today it is so close that it seems time has flown.  Tomorrow morning I will be packing up my car and heading east for Vermont and … Continue reading Road Trip for Writing

Writing Retreat!

This story starts with my wonderful maternal aunt.  She spotted a contest for a writing retreat and sent me the link on Facebook.  I entered with no expectations and visited their website.  It looked nice so I figured even if I didn't win, it would be a nice place to stay.  Time moved forward with … Continue reading Writing Retreat!

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

Road Trip 2011 Final Day

The road trip has officially ended.  The last motel room was smaller than some of the others but it was plenty comfortable and the front desk employee was very pleasant.  She was there when we checked in last night and when we checked out this morning.  She is the only one, during the entire trip, … Continue reading Road Trip 2011 Final Day