Writing is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.

— Winston Churchill

Abundant Blog Fodder for the New Year

There’s no place like home, and after a road trip that was a full day longer than It should have been, there’s really no place like my own bed.
Christmas in Vermont was like a carefully wrapped piece of magic in a red quilted stocking hung with care. It’s wonderfully nostalgic and comforting to spend time [...]

Middle Age Are You Kidding Me?

Yesterday my husband and I were in the car together when I said something, I don’t even remember what, but I do remember his response…
“Well, what do you expect,” he said. “You’re not a spring chicken anymore. You’re a middle age woman.”
Obviously, he’s incredibly lucky that I was the one driving and both of [...]

Mom and The Prick Doctor

Be wary. Be very wary of my mother. She’s discovered my blog and rather than kindly sit back like a good mother should and take in the conversations, she’s decided to participate.
If you see this avator, run.
Not only is she participating, she likes to contradict my childhood memories, call me on the carpet in her [...]

What the Heck is It?

When I started blogging several months ago, I was a complete moron. I had no idea so many blogs existed. I didn’t even know about Dooce, or Pioneer Woman or any of the other popular girls in the sand box. Talk about out-of-touch.
Political and news blogs, they were on my radar. Business-related blogs, yup. I’ve [...]

Holy Crap Almighty There’s a Cross On My Blog

Here I am sitting at my desk. I open my blog and my eyes come to a screeching halt as they notice a cross in my sidebar. You know the kind. The kind of cross that’s reserved for purely religious purposes. ON MY BLOG.
My heart starts to beat a little too fast. I must be [...]

Pet Peeve

I am developing blogging pet peeves, which means I’m spending too much time in blog land. My craptacular spelling and miscellaneous typos are starting to annoy me.