Life and Such

Perspective on Ebola

Perspective on Ebola

My son asked me this morning, “Has Ebola gotten to Arizona yet?” followed by “What if I die from Ebola?” Statistically, it’s not particularly likely, but it is very hard not to worry when it’s all over the news. You can’t turn on the radio without hearing about it. Spreading across Europe, one patient in […]

Camping Excursion

Camping Excursion

Last weekend I took my family camping. There were several other families from my kids’ school who were all going together, so at the last minute, we tagged along. My husband is more of an indoor person, so doing something like this is pretty much all on me to get what we need and make […]

Celebrating Life

Celebrating Life

Yesterday I attended a memorial service to celebrate the life of a young man from our church. He was only twenty-eight years old when he passed away. I didn’t know him well, but his parents and brother are in our small group, so we are very close with his family. Watching his mom cry over […]

If I Had One Year Left to Live, I Would…

If I Had One Year Left to Live, I Would…

For the last week or so, I’ve been helping Nadine Brandes launch her first novel, A Time to Die. Being on a book launch team is fun, and you bet I’ve been taking notes for when my own time comes. A Time to Die is a dystopian fantasy releasing September 23. In Nadine’s storyworld, everyone […]

Alphabet Blogging: D is for…

Alphabet Blogging: D is for…

Day-to-day life. I was going to write this post about Dragons. Because I like dragons. :) But since life…and *ahem* a bit of a new fandom obsession…has interrupted my writing the last couple of weeks, then I thought it might be more appropriate to write a post about that. I’m sure we’ve all read articles […]

Organization is like a Drug

Organization is like a Drug

When I was growing up, my room was almost always a mess. Seriously. I hated cleaning–and I was definitely one of those that felt that if my room was clean, I couldn’t find anything when I needed it. Of course, it would only take me 2 seconds to find something in my own chaos. When […]

The low-maintenance lifestyle

The low-maintenance lifestyle

On Facebook, a colleague asked for an explanation of this Buzzfeed article: “29 Freeing Truths Of Being A Low-Maintenance Girl.” She just didn’t get it. I figured she can’t be alone, so let me explain.  The low-maintenance lifestyle is based on saving time and money by eliminating nonessentials. Of course, we all have different definitions […]