Life, Interrupted

Never again will I take my hot water and music for granted. I love both, need both, and missed them dearly during the Great Power Outage of 2018. I am, of course, speaking of Winter Storm Riley who tore through northern Virginia like the beast it was. The tree pictured fell at the end of [...]

Writing Obsessions

Every writer has an 'obsession'; one of those things that just always ends up in a story or novel, even an idea. For some it is as simple as a color, or recurring picture in things. Stephen King uses Maine as the location for nearly all of his novels and stories. As a matter of [...]

Go Home, Winter, You’re Drunk!

So, this was us this past weekend. We had weather in the 70's straight up to Saturday and then BAM! Sleet. Further north of our little overlooked city it snowed. Snowed!! Then, as if nothing at all had occurred, back up into the 50's and low 60's on Sunday. We've since been enjoying the lingering [...]

Chocolate!!

Oh yeah, that needs to be a big picture. I mean, who doesn't love chocolate?? A lot of people, actually; weirdos. No, not really. They're not weird. While I have a fondness for chocolate, I am not one of those 'eat all the chocolate all the time' folks. A piece or two here or there is [...]

That Which We Cannot See

fi·bro·my·al·gia ˌfībrōmīˈalj(ē)ə/ noun a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and tenderness in localized areas. The definition hardly explains what it is like to live with this illness. It is an oversimplification of an incredibly complex disorder. Why the sudden downer? Well, it isn't really sudden and it isn't really a downer, just [...]

Walks, Pitches, and Dog Strollers

We're just all over the dang place today, aren't we!? Hells to the yes we are. Since that has been my constant state of being lately, we're just gonna roll with it. Chaos Tamer, right? Sort of. Not really taming any chaos recently, more chasing it around with a broom while wearing mismatched slippers and [...]

When cHaOs Reigns

You thought this was going to be about dreaming, didn't you? Fooled you! Dreaming requires actual sleep, which I get very little of. No, these are all the little thoughts that happen right in that blessedly odd moment just before sleep hits; when my body says 'stop' and my brain says 'but wait!'. New ideas [...]

Snow Days & the Funk

 Yet again, the powers that be have declared that the thin layer of white fluff on the ground is too much for our precious spawn to handle. All institutions of learning have been closed, and parents all across the land silently weep into their booze-less coffee cups. Why, powers that be? No, that is actually [...]

Welcome to 2018!!

Ooh, puppies!!! Ok, focus! I'm late to the new year celebration game cuz I was on vacation over the new year. Be jelly. Or not, no, don't actually be jelly. Vacation was only sorta fun. Stupid storm took all our warm weather away, teenagers insisted on being miserable, I got sick, and the littles were, [...]

Winding Down

We are coming down to the wire. The last two weeks of 2017. I have to post pictures of little sweater-sock snowmen cuz we haven't gotten any real snow at all yet. There was a dusting last week but it didn't stick despite looking real pretty while it fell from the sky. Now is the [...]