Random Things

Soul Food

Soul Food

“A good story feeds the reader, nourishing him or her with valuable insights.” – David Farland. That was just a portion of today’s daily article that magically appears in my inbox. It dealt with the topic of theme, something that is very important to me. I don’t want to write a hollow story, nor do […]

Re-Read

Re-Read

Life’s been busy lately. Super busy. Yet I always try to make time to read something. Currently I’m doing a re-read of Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson. Again? It just came out in March! Yep….it’s that good. But it got me thinking. How often do people re-read stories? For example, I only re-read stories […]

Rolling with Plan B

Rolling with Plan B

I love dressing up. It’s one of my favorite things. I wish more occasions were dress-up occasions. And not just dress-up as in wearing a dress and heels, although I love having an excuse to dress up that way, too, but costume dress-up. When I was a kid, my family never celebrated Halloween, and while […]

Skipping…

Skipping…

Last week my husband was gone to a conference (the first time we’ve been separated overnight since we were married 4 1/2 years ago!). While he was gone, Toby and I did ok until Wednesday, when we both woke up with runny noses. Oh yes, and I had a lovely sinus headache. All my plans–keeping […]

For The Moms

For The Moms

Most of us either are a mom, are married to a mom, or have a mom. My own mom is pretty spectacular, and I lucked out pretty well with a mother-in-law, as well. I try to be a pretty awesome mom, myself, and most days, I like to think I’ve succeeded. Not enough can be […]

Rediscovering Audio

Rediscovering Audio

When I was a preteen, one of my favorite activities was to plug my headphones into my purple boombox and put in a CD of either Lord of the Rings or a Narnia audiobook (actually, I think we even had one Narnia book on tape.) I would draw or knit as I listened. Then for […]

Facebook Time-Sucks and Character Development

Facebook Time-Sucks and Character Development

Yesterday I got sucked into a Facebook game. The status update I commented on said “Comment on my post, and I will give you a Disney character that reminds me of you! You then find a picture of that character to post on your wall.” The person whose post I commented on gave me Marie, […]

Stuff to Add to Your Bucket List

Stuff to Add to Your Bucket List

It’s always good to kick Monday off with a laugh. Which one will you be adding to your list? C’mon, you have to pick one!