Random Things

Knitting in meetings

Knitting in meetings

Those who know me will attest that I am often seen toting a knitting project. Anytime I’m going to be sitting and listening but probably not taking a lot of notes, I bring my knitting. I knit in critique group. Once, I knitted a hat during a piano concert. This past Christmastime, I took out […]

Click Here!

Click Here!

As I was scrolling through Facebook earlier, I came across a picture someone had shared that was originally posted by a page called “Your Tattoos Make You A Horrible Mother.” I looked up the page. It is set up as though they (the owners of the page) are completely serious and totally passionate about the […]

Alphabet Blogging: R is for…

Alphabet Blogging: R is for…

The Right time. (Is it cheating to ignore ‘the’ in front of a word? Oh well. ;) ) I don’t know what it is, but it seems to be in the air these days. A friend of mine recently posted on her blog about merging her passions into purpose. I read that post, and it […]

Alphabet blogging: P is for…

Alphabet blogging: P is for…

Peers. Oh boy. Just saying that makes me feel like I’m back in high school. As a young teen, I was fond of citing “no peer pressure” as one of my favorite reasons for being a homeschooler. It was only in my later teens that I realized that I did indeed feel peer pressure–for not […]

Alphabet Blogging: N is for…

Names. (Did you think I was gonna say ‘new year’?) ;) Names and titles in fiction are important to me. I almost never start a story or book without at least some idea of a title. Even if I end up changing it later, the title helps me shape the story. Same with names. I’ve […]

Alphabet Blogging: L is for…

Well…I’m sorry, guys. I thought for sure I had a post written and scheduled for last Wednesday. I must have been half asleep or something. Maybe I dreamed it–I tend to do that a lot, dream that I did something only to find out that in real life, I didn’t. Huh. OK, on to the […]

The Cleaning Fairy

The Cleaning Fairy

The Rise of the Gnomes, Part One: The Cleaning Fairy Father walked into the house. He tripped over a toy truck that lay just in front of the doorway, nearly losing his balance. His walk was further impeded by an array of blocks, stuffed animals, and marbles that covered nearly every inch of floor. Hanging […]