Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Six Things I Can't Live Without

This post is about 'things' I can't live without. If it were about 'people' these five would top the list. 

This is such a "first-world problems" post, but I figure if it's good enough for Reese Witherspoon, it's good enough for me, so here goes. (These are not necessarily in order of priority.)

Friday, June 26, 2015

Oh, Interwebs!

Check out more hauntingly photoshopped illustrations by Karezoid Michal Karcz on 500px. 

Welcome to my periodic round-up of things I've found online that make me smile, cry, laugh, think, shout, or drop my jaw. 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Celebrate without ceasing!

Birthday date, June 22!
June is just one long series of celebrations around our house, or at least it was this year. Here's the month, in pictures.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Dorothy's Choice

During my visit with my mother in April 2015.
There is one conversation I had with my mother that I would like to share -- one we had while she was in hospital, and that I have reflected on since then.

After I'd first greeted her, she made a comment that seemed a non sequitur: "You've never lived alone, have you Wynn Anne?"

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Big Reveal

Clematis and salvia from our garden.
I'm seriously contemplating having this picture printed to hang in the dining room.
Done. The kitchen is done. Done like dinner -- never was that phrase more appropriately used, I think. Let me show you the glory that is now my kitchen.

Monday, June 22, 2015

The More the Merrier

My family, on our front lawn, circa 1979.
I grew up with four brothers and two sisters. These are full siblings, no blended families, no multiples, and, no, we weren't Catholic or part of the "quiverful" movement (which didn't even exist back then).

My parents were just . . . very productive. (Yay for that work ethic!)

Growing up as the second-youngest in a big family certainly has its pluses and minuses. Here are just a few.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Oh, Interwebs!

That is not glass; it is candy. See more here.
(Hat tip to Amusing Planet.)
Welcome to my periodic round-up of things I've found online that make me smile, cry, laugh, think, shout, or drop my jaw. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Update on My Mother

Photo from March 2012: me, my mother, her husband
I haven't written about my mother's health since visited her while she was still in hospital following her "silent heart attack." But a few of you have asked about her, so I thought I'd give a little update.

Monday, June 15, 2015


We all learned this one in kindergarten, right? And yet, I've had to relearn it, at least when it comes to family. More specifically: my mother, here on this blog.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Leave your ego at the door.

Potential cover for the possible novel I may or may not be writing. 
A while ago, I told you about an incredible opportunity I was taking to learn more about writing fiction. A one-week "writers' camp" led by Gail Anderson-Dargatz. It's mere weeks away now, and I'm getting nervous.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015


Chive flowers 
Oh, how I love spring -- and especially the flowers it brings. Prepare yourself for a bounty of beauty!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Tuesday Coffee Chat: DIY

This may be the least flattering picture of me in the whole entirety of my existence.
Booking liposuction on my neck right now. 
Many of you may justifiably be wondering why I haven't posted about our fabulous new backsplash, especially given that I posted some sneak previews on Facebook a couple of weeks ago.

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