It's easy, when your main job involves staying at home and doing things you love (or at least think you love...most of the time...except when you don't), to remain focused on yourself. And the longer you stay at home, the harder it can be to force yourself to look outside at others, other needs, and… Continue reading Being Okay
My month off ends tomorrow. I have to admit, it was...not what I thought. It does not necessarily follow that it must be unpleasant (to borrow a phrase from Jane Austen). I kind of envisioned, as a typical enneagram One/Type A, that I would hit my month off/month of writing and immediately go into full… Continue reading The End Results
Today was lovely! I was just a LITTLE bit more useful - does that mean I am finally feeling rested? After sleeping in super late again (hey, in my defense, I was up until 3:30 - okay - I guess that isn't really a defense. More like. . .an admission), I made passion fruit iced… Continue reading A Little Progress
I have gotten little done for NaNo, though I have every intention of catching up at some point. It's always hard when you have visitors. I once again don't like what's happening in my story, but rather than rewrite it, I've decided to make my character a little older and see if that helps fix… Continue reading NaNo (10,280) and Life
The book I mentioned in my last post, Overwhelmed, had some great points. I skipped a lot of the book because it seemed to overly focus on how stereotypes between men and women placed more pressure on women than men, and I wasn't looking for an equality speech (can't we women at some point take… Continue reading Redeeming the Time Part 2: The Ideal Worker
I am supposed to be working right now, but apparently after working 9-10 hour days all week to make up for being sick last week, and being extremely productive while I was at it, my brain is a little tired now. No, it has nothing to do with being up until 12:30 last night. Nothing… Continue reading Up Next: Editing Challenge!
So we went on a week-long cruise the week of February 18th. It was a very fun, very busy vacation what with islands, snorkeling, an excursion that was cancelled and replaced by a different one, and in general staying up until 2 AM every night playing games with my brother and sister-in-law. But for once… Continue reading Rushing Through Life
. . . that are true for me right now. I got sick my first week at a new job. Like, seriously???? It could only happen to me. Thursday and Friday - sore/swollen throat and lots of congestion. Yesterday - a not very happy cough and today lost my voice as well. Great first impression,… Continue reading Three Life Facts . . .
I finished my first ever Master's class almost a week ago and it has been almost too busy this week to even realize it - yet, when I think about doing this week and adding studies in, I shudder. We are taking a break until January - one, holidays and two, apparently we weren't quite… Continue reading Life Update, Friends, and NaNo!
I am a little afraid to look at how long it has been since I have posted anything. But I have an excellent excuse. My husband and I just started a masters program! I won't spend too long on this, since all my friends have already heard my numerous complaints, but it has essentially sucked… Continue reading Life of a Masters Student