Running out of books (gasp) & need a sign on my Little Free Library…

Image from LittleFreeLibrary.org Well, when I mean running out of books, I mean those meant for kids. The shelves of books I hold in reserve that I bought myself over the years for kids to read, not my main collection. I have a handful of families that started using it when I first put it … Continue reading Running out of books (gasp) & need a sign on my Little Free Library…

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…

Steal Like An Artist: 10 things nobody told you about being creative, by Austin Kleon

My Copy: 9780761169253 (image from bn.com) This was just the book I needed to read at just the right time. I picked it up when I was browsing for books that would help me get over this inability to think and create that I've been talking about lately. I'd seen it before and that day … Continue reading Steal Like An Artist: 10 things nobody told you about being creative, by Austin Kleon

Sometimes, you just have to let yourself be lazy.

I'm stuck in a situation where I have to work open to close several days in a row. I've got two more (thankfully shorter) days of this to go, and the list of things that I should be doing is ever increasing. Storm violence led to a lack of sleep (which I'm itching to get … Continue reading Sometimes, you just have to let yourself be lazy.

Actor Samuel L. Jackson Gives Us A Message Regarding Covid-19

I fully credit Xena from the blog We Hold These Truths to Be Self Evident for posting this one yesterday. It was a much needed laugh, but damned true, too. If you haven't seen him read this poem yet, then you've missed something short and sweet. Definitely not work friendly, though, because--you know--it's Samuel L. … Continue reading Actor Samuel L. Jackson Gives Us A Message Regarding Covid-19

Putting all you enjoy on the back-burner because of work…

Well, this one is almost me today this month, except substitute the words "time for a book" for "TV" and "time for sleep" for "beer" and I'd have to say we're damned close. I haven't had the chance to enjoy kickboxing in weeks, and I'm sure there are some at the mats who wonder if … Continue reading Putting all you enjoy on the back-burner because of work…

Being overly ambitious with your goals, & getting away from that.

Funny how this is the stereotypical day for "new life, new you" thinking, and the day when everybody posts their goals and the things they want changed at the turn of the calendar. Mine's a little different. I am going through my book list and seeing what I should tackle this year (leaving some lee-way … Continue reading Being overly ambitious with your goals, & getting away from that.

A Pathetically Boring Thanksgiving That’ll Give Way to a Great Weekend…

I wasn't alone, not really. Had my finned, feathered, and pawed family around me all day, and the weather was nice enough (temperature-wise) that we spent a good chunk of time outside. I didn't get any turkey today. Didn't care about whether I got any or not, either. Started with pumpkin pie and whipped cream … Continue reading A Pathetically Boring Thanksgiving That’ll Give Way to a Great Weekend…

Looking for Inspiration in an Insular World

I call myself a "recovering recluse" for a reason...I'm a work in progress on the social front. A VERY slow work in progress. Like pouring a bad concrete mix. Oh well. I suppose I'm wondering how to find inspiration beyond parks, pretty sunsets and cute puppies (or kitties, or sloths, or whatever else). I'm hoping … Continue reading Looking for Inspiration in an Insular World

Biting Off More Than I Can Chew, or, how to make a REALISTIC practice plan.

Life's done that pesky intervening thing and I've had to scale back my ambitions a bit. Too many changes at work and too much to prep for in the next few weeks has made me change my plans regarding music study and performance art. I'm taking a short break from crazy (thankfully), but now I … Continue reading Biting Off More Than I Can Chew, or, how to make a REALISTIC practice plan.