Taking a week off…

Hi All, I am taking a week off from the blog. I need it, I deserve it, and I want it.  I realized that I have been doing this nearly a year without a break.  Not that this is a lot of hard work.  It is enjoyable work.  I love reading, I like sharing, andRead more

The End of April and NaBloPoMo

This is the end… Not really- it’s just the end of April and my National Blog Posting month.  It was an interesting month.  A lot of things happened, most of them mentioned here. I wrote at least 1 post a day, every day. My statistics weren’t all that much higher than any of the recentRead more

Thinking About May

The month of April is almost over and so is my daily publishing of entries.  I am ready to get back to 3-posts a week. With May looming, I am thinking about what comes next.  I am still enjoying writing this blog and I still have plenty to write about. So, what is coming upRead more

Bonus Post: My Eulogy for Nana

I hummed and hawed about posting this.  On one hand, many people heard it.  On the other hand, not everyone did.  I realized tonight that I was keeping it for a reason.  I hadn’t tossed the final version in the trash of my computer.  So, I am going to share it. What you should know:Read more

Saying Goodbye to My Nana

It’s hard to believe that within 2 months of losing my Grammy, my other grandmother- my Nana- has now passed away. I had the chance to speak at her funeral and I spoke about the shift in understanding people as you get older.  I have very fond memories of my grandmother from my childhood.  MyRead more

Mid-Month Check In

How is it half way through April already?  I am actually writing this a few days before it is posted.  I have been doing that a lot this month.  I am glad I did. So, what has been going on? One big thing, my grandmother passed away this month.  I will say more about thatRead more

Looking Back At March

I was very vague about what I would be reading in March.  It was a busy month and there were times when I worried I wouldn’t finish anything. I only expected to read two books, neither of which I was able to finish, but both of which are still being read.  So, let’s look atRead more

NaBloPoMo Day 2: The Long List of Plans

It is officially April and this is day 2 of NaBloPoMo.  There are a bunch of things happening this month that will help me with daily posts.  Here is a big list of what you can expect: Launch Post Long List Post Look back at March Weekly Meeting for book read Giveaway day! Recollection Wednesday CampRead more

NaBloPoMo – Coming… NOW!!

I decided to try an experiment in April: NaBloPoMo.  This typically happens in November with National Novel Writing Month, but the goal is similar: write for a month.  I am participating in Camp NaNoWriMo in April and will be working on some of my own writing projects, but I will also be posting daily toRead more

February State of the Blog

When I started this in July, I was only looking to consistently write for a few months.  I have been trying for years to find a blog format that keeps me engaged. Here I am in February, still engaged!  I am taking a moment to look back at the past few months and what IRead more