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!


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!



The last few days have been full of stress, sorrow, and even joy.  I had at first intended to write a blog post yesterday but I struggled to begin so I left it for later.  I find that I'm now able to write about this week. Wednesday afternoon while I was at work I received … Continue reading Family


Mother’s Day and My Mom

It's been a lovely week!  I had the week off from work and spent time relaxing, playing World of Warcraft and Neverwinter Nights Online as well as spring cleaning and I even managed to replace a lost book.  I'm back to work on Monday and, although my job frustrates me at times, I am thankful … Continue reading Mother’s Day and My Mom


Water, Heat, and Birthdays!

When I wrote my Thursday post, it was actually Wednesday night so it sounded a lot more cheerful than I was really feeling on Thursday morning.  You see we woke up to over a foot of water in the basement due to the heavy rain that fell all night.  Our house does not have a … Continue reading Water, Heat, and Birthdays!