Category: Post of Nope

  • Virtual high-fives for everyone

    This month I have written through my own excuses. I’ve looked at them, listened to them, recognized them, and then walked right through them like they were cobwebs disguised as cages. I found out I can do what I didn’t think I could. I’ve learned I can write even when I absolutely don’t think I […]

  • Insane courage, lodgepole pine, and having a voice

    Today’s Five Minute Freewrite prompt is: VOICE I’m not writing today because my voice is not important. My voice got me in trouble when I used it as a kid, and as a wife. My body and heart are quick to remind me why it’s a bad idea. My voice is not important, and when […]

  • Personality defrag

    The Write 31 Days prompt for today is: The struggle is real. What’s yours? For nearly the last two years, I’ve been doing the work of pulling myself together. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a chameleon, and I hate it. There was an art to being safe in my childhood home. […]

  • Too busy making soup.

    Hmm. Let’s see. Am I going to write today, considering I linked up with one October writing challenge called Write 31 Days, and another called 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writing Prompts: 2018 Edition? Nope.[note]My writing challenge is about why I’m not writing. I’m allowed. Neener neener.[/note] I’m not writing today, and I’ll tell […]

  • Taking a moment

    This week’s Five Minute Friday prompt (and Day 26 of 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes) is: MOMENT. This has been such a long, long week. I’m not even quite sure why, except that it was a Two Migraine + Dentist Visit Week. Actually, that’s probably why, right there. Today I’m not writing for […]

  • Thursday 13: Say what?

    This is my second week of trying out Thursday 13. It’s kind of fun. I find myself actively watching for weird place names, now. Top 13 fantastic place names I’ve seen this week: 1. Stardust Way 2. Vassal Ct 3. Apple Valley, CA 4. Effort, PA 5. Happiness Ln 6. Waddy, KY 7. Supply, NC […]

  • The banshee scream of Netflix

    Oh, wow. Nope. I couldn’t possibly write a single thing, today. Nope nope nope. I’m far too busy scaring the crap out of myself watching The Haunting of Hill House. WHAT WAS I THINKING? When Netflix started showing off the trailer, I thought to myself, “Haha. That looks terrible. Good thing I’m not going to […]

  • My own private Ida-nope.

    Today’s post is short[note]Stop sighing in relief! I heard that![/note]. I’m going to go to bed early. I’m going to get up later than I’ve been getting up this week, because I’m writing this ahead of time. I’m scheduling it. In the morning, I’m going to take a longer shower than necessary. I’m going to […]

  • Weekend Link Love, sans weekend, with unexpected rabbits.

    But, but, it’s not the weekend! How can you have weekend link love without a weekend?? I’m so glad you asked. I plan to use a clever distra- Is that a rabbit over there?? Oh, my bad. I think it was just some leaves. Anywho. Welcome to weekend link love #3. I’m your host, Jae. […]

  • It’s my first ex-anniversary, and boy are my arms tired

    Twelve years ago today, I made some vows with and to another adult human. The vows were real flippin’ easy ones, and they were the same for both of us. They were so easy, and the ceremony was so fast, that the photographer missed the kiss for the first time in his 50 year career. […]