• Life

    Some Days I Simply Need to Rant (But Not About What You Think)!

    Some days I simply need to rant (But not over what you think it’s about)! I think I need to rant for just a moment. No, this rant isn’t about the current issue of mask-wearing. Although I do have to say that a piece of fabric is a small price to pay for something to fight against a virus and to help our fellow human beings, so be it. It isn’t much and even if the experts are wrong, it really isn’t a big deal. It’s not about whether or not this pandemic is real. The number don’t lie. Too many people are affected and too many have died to…

  • Life,  Sundry Posts,  Writing,  Writing Habits

    What Can You Do With ’30 minutes of…’?

    Thoughts on what I can do in ’30 minutes of…’. So one of my favorite Instagrammers (@farmhousevernacular) has a thing called ’30 minutes of house’. Originally this was created by her husband as a New Year’s resolution. But it is something that served him well since. They have an old house (approximately 1906ish) that needs a lot of work. Actually their house needs just as much work as mine did – and they’ve planned it better. My husband and I have simply done it haphazardly while they have been systematic about their renovation. It probably helps that they are both engineers. Anyway, this idea of 30 minutes of house has…

  • Writing,  Writing Habits

    Getting Unstuck Through Reading – Prime the Pump

    Get Unstuck through Reading – Prime the Pump! So you haven’t been writing. In fact, you are stuck. Keep reading to find ways to get unstuck through reading. As I’ve written in a previous post, Priming the Pump, you can get your creative juices flowing. One of my favorite ways to find that spark is through reading – something. Often I read writing books or books about my favorite authors. Sometimes I look through photos. I never know what will cause the spark so I keep working at it until something catches. The following is a list of items on my bookshelf that I am likely to reach for when…