Back away from the laptop

I had one of those lightbulb moments yesterday afternoon!I had taken a copy of my latest writing assignment to work hoping that I would have an opportunity at lunch time to do some editing. I had been struggling with the ending for a couple of days and especially needed some inspiration in that area.So, after

Playing hooky

It's 6:13 am on Friday morning. Normally I would be at work by now (or on my way if I had stopped for a Starbucks). Today I'm sitting at home getting caught up with everyone's blogs.I'm going for some blood work this morning (gulp...the dreaded cholesterol test!) and so I'm just hanging out until the

Blog award

I received a blog award from Angie over at Gumbo Writer. Thanks Angie!Premio-Dardas: "This award 'acknowledges the values that every Blogger displays in their effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values with each message they write. Awards like this have been created with the intention of promoting community among Bloggers. It's a way


Today I am fifty! I am thrilled to meet this milestone head on! I thought I'd start out this new year with five things that are fabulous about being fifty!1. Retirement looms close enough to see on the horizon2. Grandchildren3. Seeing our children grown into happy healthy productive members of society 4. Now I can

Out of touch

It had to happen eventually. I was hoping that it would be a few years down the road, but it happened yesterday. My official induction into the "Out of Touch" club.I've been struggling with the speed (or lack thereof) of my laptop lately and finally sent an email to my son (the techno wizard) asking

The power of a memoir

I am taking a writing class called From Memory to Memoir with Paula Stallings Yost and I just finished the first assignment. In this assignment I wrote a story of my family tree that included my birth-mother, Mary.Those who have been with me for a while on this blogging journey may remember the "This Little

Finally Friday

Why is it that a short week can feel so long? I had Monday off (and hubby had to work) so I was able to spend the whole day writing. What a treat!Of course this week at work has been busy, and I've felt like there hasn't been enough time to get everything accomplished that