Life and Such

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 […]

A New School Year

So, this past week has been pretty crazy around here as we were preparing for the new school year, which starts today. If you didn’t know, we homeschool our 3 kids. I have 2 girls, who are going into 3rd grade, and a pre-k boy. On a whim last Sunday, I decided we needed to […]

Darning socks in a culture of waste

Darning socks in a culture of waste

The other day, I had one of those moments when you just know — you can feel it, you don’t have to look — that your big toe just busted a hole though your sock. It’s uncomfortable, of course, so I took my shoe off, and sure enough, my big ole toe was sticking through […]

Summer Brain

Summer Brain

So, several weeks have passed since my last post. I’m not sure how many–I lost count. I have to apologize. NAF kind of got lost in the waves of life this summer. All sorts of craziness: vacation, illness, work, kids, etc. No sooner did I recover from one wave than another crashed down, sending me […]