A wannabe green thumb tackles shrubs for the first time…

I've planted vegetables, fruit bushes, and quite a few trees. But I'd never messed with shrubs in my yard because it just seemed like something too big and too small at the same time. I mean, either pick a tree or a little plant that can go into a bed with others just fine. Well, … Continue reading A wannabe green thumb tackles shrubs for the first time…

Entergy is asking those in Texas that have power to curb usage to help stretch electric resources.

I got the text about an hour ago from Entergy, the big energy company down here: We request limited electricity usage due to present extreme cold weather immediately, including turning off electric water heaters and lowering heating thermostats [sp] settings. Insufficient reductions may require temporary interruptions of electric service. We apologize for this inconvenience and … Continue reading Entergy is asking those in Texas that have power to curb usage to help stretch electric resources.

I think I FINALLY managed to bore myself out of my usual procrastination methods…

It's been a hard road to slog through, and I've fallen way behind on some things and barely touched others. My days and evenings have been full of obsessively playing video games, hoping to reach ever-elusive goals. And then, while doing that, making new reading lists for the year (because my files weren't saving right … Continue reading I think I FINALLY managed to bore myself out of my usual procrastination methods…

Write-A-Thon: Write your book in 26 days (and live to tell about it), by Rochelle Melander

My Copy: 9781599633916 (image from bn.com) I should have remembered to pick this book up and read it back in September so I would have myself mentally ready for NaNoWriMo, but oh well. And as my bestie says, if you wanna do it, don't wait for a moment on the calendar, just do it. Write-A-Thon … Continue reading Write-A-Thon: Write your book in 26 days (and live to tell about it), by Rochelle Melander

A surprising start for NaNoWriMo, & the beautiful day that helped…

I have to admit, I'm not the least bit prepared to be doing NaNoWriMo this year. I was set to do some prep work in October (when I remembered the event was coming up--gee, October went by fast), and somehow never got much of anything done. I did get some writing prompt books and found … Continue reading A surprising start for NaNoWriMo, & the beautiful day that helped…

My stress-buying tendencies are the worst… but maybe something good will come from this online trip.

I don't remember where the idea came from or why it had to hit me so hard. Maybe it was the exhaustion of the past few days. Maybe I saw an advertisement or old video that talked about planting trees and conservation efforts and the like. All I know is I re-joined the Arbor Day … Continue reading My stress-buying tendencies are the worst… but maybe something good will come from this online trip.

Revisiting my plans to quit my job: to jump without a safety net, or not?

A few days ago, down in the dumps and letting things wash over me, I thought about really quitting my job. Now, I'm of the opinion that I need to hand in my two weeks notice today. Without a safety net. Without a job lined up and already ready to go. Because all I know … Continue reading Revisiting my plans to quit my job: to jump without a safety net, or not?

In spite of everything, we’ve had some crazy beautiful weather out there…

I had to remind myself of that. So. Damned. Many. Times. Too many. I was feeling tired, worn down, depressed, annoyed, headachy, and just trying to find something--anything--to do. I didn't wanna clean house, and it was a bit hot outside so I didn't take the dogs out right away when I got home. Rather, … Continue reading In spite of everything, we’ve had some crazy beautiful weather out there…

This is the first morning in a long time where I’m excited to get up & start my day… weird.

I didn't quite start it like the rooster--my annoying alarm clock was sufficient--but I spent the last few minutes before sleep on a coordinated attack on all the crap I've wanted to do in my yard for months. Since I ended up with an unexpected day off and perfect weather, why the hell wouldn't I … Continue reading This is the first morning in a long time where I’m excited to get up & start my day… weird.