Injured! [Again]

So, uh, I tore my left rotator cuff a few days ago, and now my arm is in a sling. Pro: It was my left, so I can still draw. Con: Can’t type. [Doing this single-handed right now, so it’s short.] So if you don’t hear from me for a few weeks, don’t be horribly […]

The Toxicity of Sameness

There is a particular innocence you start with when you begin writing. You read books, watch movies; you analyze plot lines with others, and speculate where the story is going. You reflect on your favorite things about them and think, “I want to make other people feel like I do right now!” This seems to […]

Anyone Have a Cursed Spinning Wheel I Could Borrow?

I am so insanely tired. We finished moving in a few days ago, and there is a mountain of things sitting in my living room, waiting to go into storage or the trash. We accidentally left behind not just one, but both of our dining room tables. [But brought the chairs, somehow.] We have people […]

Rolling With the Punches

Yesterday I was cleaning up the room we’ve been staying in in preparation for our move, when my daughter handed me a red plastic bowl. Inside of it was a dead spider, curled up and dried out. I cried out, “There’s a dead spider in here!” and she happily replied, “TA-DA!” The day before I […]

Spoiler Alert: I’m Still Alive

So I was checking my stats page, and uh, this happened… How’s that Churchill quote go? Something like, “You know you’re doing something right when people are googling to see if anyone has murdered you lately”? [That must be it…] My brain’s first reaction was to panic and go, “Oh my god, someone is trying […]

Daydreamer Award

Oh wow, this was a surprise to wake up to yesterday! I was presented with the Daydreamer Award by Madam_W. Thank you so, so much! You get a cookie. This award is not only the first one I’ve ever received, but it’s a little bit of fun because the person who nominated you gives you […]