Fluff, Writing

There’s No Present Like Time: Summer Hours

This morning I woke up to the imagined MEEP of my alarm clock at the usual preposterous hour of  5:15 am. I stretched, groaned, and then I remembered... Ahhhh...it's summer! There were no lunches to make, or papers to sign. No groggy kids to warn, "The bus is coming. Let's go!" Everyone was sleeping, and I could have been, too. Still, I trudged downstairs, inspired… Continue reading There’s No Present Like Time: Summer Hours

Get Inspired Mondays, Writing

Sometimes, Just Writing the To-Do List is Enough

  It was a jam-packed weekend: Good things. Fun things. Sunburned things. It was also the weekend I planned to tackle my To-do List. Life has been busier lately, and the oft-neglected LIST was growing. And growing. So, Sunday afternoon, when things finally started to bubble along at a more relaxed pace, I took out my monstrous list, uncapped my handy red pen, and… Continue reading Sometimes, Just Writing the To-Do List is Enough

Get Inspired Mondays, Writing

Building Castles With Threadbare Sheets

    Last week the kids were on Spring Break, so we celebrated by packing our non-existent bags, and setting off for a grand Staycation.   Save for the plague of stomach flu that kicked in for the final few days, we had a great time.  We went out for over-priced-but worth-it-for-the-ambience hamburgers and shakes. We decorated plates, and seahorses,… Continue reading Building Castles With Threadbare Sheets

Writing

Writing Therapy, and How Harry Potter Drove Me to It

  The official countdown started a few weeks ago. We were exactly 507 hours, two minutes, and thirty-three seconds away from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I coming to "theaters everywhere" when the true mania set in. Our household reads the books.  Watches the movies.  Wears the costumes.  Walks around quoting the advice of the late, great Albus Dumbledore in earnest.  And, we… Continue reading Writing Therapy, and How Harry Potter Drove Me to It