Four Days in Savannah

After way too much time spent trying to get Google Photos and Apple Photos to play nice, I’m finally ready to share some of the photos from our trip to Savannah last month. I could summarize the days spent there in just a few words (delightful, relaxing, warm, lovely) but I will try to elaborate…

After Life

Last night I found myself surrounded by paper and crying in front of my television. I wasn’t crying about the mess (although a few things I found among the mess would have made me cry a year ago). I’d created this mess while trying to do some filing to prepare for tax time, which led…

Playing Favorites

January will be over soon so I’m late to this party, but I just found out about a WordPress blogging challenge called “Bloganuary” with daily prompts to encourage regular writing. I haven’t looked at all the prompts I’ve missed but yesterday’s was “favorite photo you’ve ever taken.” I am terrible at picking favorites. I’ve probably…

Music Fridays: Oh My God

That’s what I was thinking as I watched the snow fall last weekend. Where did all this snow and sleet come from? Fortunately I didn’t have to go anywhere and I enjoyed the weekend hibernating in my nest. As I wrote before, I spent a lot of time baking. I don’t remember what I was…

The Sunday Post: Getting Closer

This was the perfect weekend to bake. The forecast called for winter weather, including snow, which doesn’t happen very often in South Carolina. Because of that, I didn’t bring with me my snow boots or my car’s winter weather kit (including snow and ice scrapers) when I moved here in 2020. So what else is…

Top Ten of 2021

Are you glad it’s over? Did it go by in a flash for you too? While 2020 felt like it would never end, 2021 was over in an instant. At least that’s how it feels as I look back on this first day of 2022. I’m sure there were moments when I felt like it…

Blankets, and Macarons, and Cinnamon Rolls (Oh My!)

So, it’s been a while. I’ve neglected a few things over the last few weeks, including writing, reading, thanking (in my journal), and blogging. But I haven’t been idle! I decided several weeks ago to crochet a few Christmas gifts and it’s hard to do much of anything else while you’re crocheting, except watch television…

It’s so Very, Very Quiet

As I sit on the bed drafting and deleting, writing and backspacing, laptop on my lap, it’s quiet. Almost strangely quiet. It’s like I’m the only person for miles. At my feet is the blanket that I had pulled up to my neck last night, still shivering a bit and trying to sleep. The hands…

151,340 Words and 10 Years Later

151,340 words seem like a whole lot of words. Surely that’s enough for a couple of novels, right? But if you average it out over ten years, it’s really just a little more than a short story per year. And did I really write anything meaningful? Did anyone read all those words? Ten years ago…