Category: Self care

  • And then, the snow.

    This week’s writing prompt is: NEXT Next is both a rock in my shoe and a double-espresso to my soul. Next is cherry blossoms and leaf buds and rhododendron fireworks. Next is the marvel of infant garter snakes at both ends of twilight, soaking the last of the day from the sidewalk. Next is sun […]

  • Window and Freeway

    This week’s FMF writing prompt is: INFLUENCE Not gonna lie. The prompt doesn’t speak or spark, for me, but the point of the exercise is to build discipline around the practice of writing, to some extent. So. Here I am. Rock me like a hurricane. Influence. I influence others. I am influenced. The environment I’m […]

  • Attack of the Needle Organizers

    This last weekend I got my hands on some felt a friend was rehoming, and well, I went a little bonkers making needle books. It was fun, pretty quick, and I didn’t need to dig out my sewing machine. [note]Which I would have had to spend time servicing, anyway. Added bonus, there.[/note] I wasn’t expecting […]

  • Digital clean slate

    I’m making room for new dreams. Today I went through my Amazon account, and completely wiped it clean. No wishlists. No subscribe‘n’save. Nothing in the cart. Nada. I emptied my IKEA wish list. Clean as a whistle. Absolutely everything is gone that I have ever thought about bringing into my old life. Everything is gone […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • This post was filmed before a live imaginary audience.

    Today’s Write 31 Days prompt is: Audience. I’m constantly trying to sneak things past my own internal censor. She’s a fiend with a massive sharpie. (Sometimes a sharpie is just a sharpie.) I have what my biopsist described as a “nice crop of nodules” on my thyroid. It’s uncomfortable to swallow, talk, and/or breath. Makes […]

  • Sundowners in Whoville

    This week’s Five Minute Friday writing prompt is: WHO. I really want to write something about Doctor Who here, but my brain is too tired to be clever. There isn’t enough coffee in the world, after being up most of the night with my Maggie Mayhem cat, who is 18 1/2, and has the occasional […]