Yearly Archive: 2014

Let’s be encouragers

A few weeks ago I got a message from someone I met through my job. She said she’d decided to pursue her photography hobby more seriously, and told me she’s now… Read more >

Inquiring minds

Alyssa came home from school and relayed to me a conversation she’d had with a friend. She said the friend had been contemplating what it would be like if people were… Read more >

No prizes at all

At the beginning of the month, I signed up for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), where the goal is to write 50,000 words in the month of November. If you… Read more >

50,000

Fifty thousand words was the goal. Going into the third week of November, I was on a creative roll — so much so that I wrote about it. I said,… Read more >

Awesome Sauce (Cranberry, that is)

I don’t really even like cranberries, but they are required at Thanksgiving dinner (right?) and I can’t stand anything that keeps the shape of the can once you get it… Read more >

Karma

Don’t let anyone tell you there’s no such thing as Karma (with a capital K). She is there, and she is watching. I am going to relay the events of the… Read more >

In the picture

I am pretty sure that my sheer existence embarrasses my oldest child. This has pretty much been the case since, oh I don’t know, he was born. It doesn’t come… Read more >

“Atlanta”

Dylan isn’t much on presents, but he likes experiences and he loves road trips, so to celebrate his 13th birthday we gave him several options for weekend trips. He mulled it over for days… Read more >

How not to burn your house down

Because someone else might benefit from my carelessness, I’m sharing what happened to me yesterday morning. Yesterday morning, I could have easily burned my house down. With a candle. You know… Read more >

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