I loved the movie Galaxy Quest. . I loved it in all its cheesy glory. I mean, we all know what it wasn't, right? It wasn't exquisite art or high drama. It wasn't an Academy Award contender. It was quite unashamedly escapist entertainment. Every cliche, every nod to some other sci-fi production, they all generated… Continue reading Life Lessons in Unexpected Places
Do you remember this song? I always loved this song and the hopefulness in the lyrics. Listening to England Dan and John Ford Coley gives me this happy, nostalgic feeling. Like a homecoming, warm and familiar, and oh-so-glad to be back. That's what it feels like to come back to this blog. Hi! Do you… Continue reading Well, Hello! Yeah, It’s Been A While…
I took the summer off, sort of. I still had to go to the day job, of course; bills and mortgage...you know how that goes. I had surgery in late June, and that was pretty much the last time you heard from me. It's not that anything bad happened, but it was this really transformative… Continue reading Sorry I’ve Been Gone So Long…
A gardener's work is never done, but even if you let things slide you can still reclaim what you've neglected. I certainly neglected a corner of my garden. It looked awful; scruffy and overgrown with weeds and grass. See how long and luxurious that grass is back behind my grape and trellis? Now picture that… Continue reading Wild Wednesday – Taming The Wild Garden
It’s all just in your head. You have a very active imagination. You should pay attention to the real world and not a bunch of made up ‘stuff.’ I use the word ‘stuff’ here because the actual word involved male cattle and their end products. I get that a lot of my interests are found… Continue reading Weird Weekend – How Real Is The Paranormal?
What You Need To Raise Chickens At work, I am affectionately (I think!) known as the Crazy Chicken Lady. Not many people raise their own meat and egg-producers, and as someone pointed out, “You know, they sell eggs and chicken at the grocery store, you don’t need to go to all this work.” … Continue reading Wild Wednesday – How To Raise Chickens In The City
Do you re-read books? I do. They’re like old friends that I visit with from time to time. The words run across the page, filling my mind with welcome, familiar images, but it’s the emotions they evoke that really capture me, and bring me back again and again. Lately I’ve been reading and re-reading some… Continue reading My Oldest Friends
I've been busy NOT writing. At first, I was stressing, because I wasn't doing it ALL! You know, 10 pages a day on the WIP, blogging multiple times a week, social media socializing, AND raising a bunch of baby chickens, getting my garden started, plus that little day job and keeping the house running, keeping… Continue reading Spring Gardening
Just when I was needing some inspiration for getting back into my blog, I was tagged by the talented Rachel Funk Heller for the Eleven Questions Game. You will definitely want to check out her blog and read the answers to her eleven questions. Here’s her answer to number 4; I want to be at… Continue reading Eleven Questions
Yeah, remember that song, Sister Golden Hair by America? I always loved this line: "I’ve been one poor correspondent, and I’ve been too, too hard to find, but it doesn’t mean you ain’t been on my mind." As the song says, it doesn’t mean I wasn’t thinking about all of you out there, blog… Continue reading It’s So Good To Be Back!