Category Archives: losing it

Sleep Stealer

It’s not like I’m an insomniac. Sleep is one of the three things I do really well. Actually, I don’t do those other two things very well anymore, so let’s just say it: Sleep may be my thing. But lately I find myself staring at the ceiling at indecent hours in the morning, wondering if […]

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Noted

I know. Life is happening. And I want you to know that I’ve noticed That even though you’re managing to do all the things You have to do, that you’re not doing any of them Particularly well. I’ve noticed, and everyone else has noticed, too. And we’re all surviving the fact. These 242 words are […]

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Trying Something New (Surprised?)

Is anyone interested in trying a little thing with me? I’m at the knife-edge of my wits these days (I know that is in no way hard to believe) and I actually think that if I manage to squeeze in 30 minutes of writing time I may increase the will to go on. (I’m not […]

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Schmutz

You know when your laundry goes in with a tissue in a pocket and everything comes out with a scrim of fuzz in every crease and fold? Or when you shovel your snow carefully to the sides of your driveway and it looks so pretty until it finally warms up, and then there’s the graying, […]

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This (past) week

I know I’m one of the only people in the world who still blogs, and the other one is the Pioneer Woman, so let’s just say I’m in good company. But I do try to get in more posts than this (hello, last week! How’ve you been?). Allow me to walk you through my life […]

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Sometimes I Beat Myself Up.

I just saved and closed my manuscript after writing these words: FUNNY! CANT YOU WRITE SOMETHING FUNNY? WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH YOU? YOU’RE FUNNY, REMEMBER? NOW PROVE IT. — I think here’s my problem. I’m trying to write like someone else. Not so the book sounds like someone else wrote it. (Not that I […]

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Nothing Christmassy about it

I have a small amount of inexplicable guilt that today’s post has nothing to do with writing, and nothing to do with Christmas, and nothing even to do with Kid 4, who turns 7 tomorrow (I know – we’re giddy with anticipation, too). It’s just that I heard a song on the radio this morning, […]

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Popular

Days like this I’m almost overwhelmed by how many people love me. Today, it’s the vacation rental adverts. They’re all over my blog comments. Husband said to me the other day, “Wow. Your blog is getting really popular.” I sort of looked at him with that “duh, huh?” questioning look on my face, and he […]

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