One thing I know about myself is that my personality, my character, even my physical appearance, doesn’t fit into a conventional mold.
I’m a very different entity in terms of societal expectations of how someone like me is supposed to be. I don’t fit the pattern of most middle-aged, teenage-parenting women of today, and frankly, I’m just fine with that.
It wasn’t always like that. I am like this now, or at least I’m learning how to be like this more, nowadays.
I have learned not to give a crap about most things over the years. Also, I’m parenting teens and this alone has reduced my patience for other people’s drama or unsolicited opinions dramatically. 🙃
I came to these realizations early this morning while reading a blog post from a romance author.
Continue reading Writing without conforming (and a poll)
I made them dinner last night even though their dad wasn’t coming home to eat. Typically on those days, I let them fend for themselves or throw together leftovers.
Making dinner was relatively easy as I had pizza dough in the fridge, a foresight from two days ago to double the recipe. I am the queen of recipe-doubling! Ask me how many packages of ready-to-eat Mexican beef, pasta sauces, or meatballs I have in my freezer. 🙂
While I rolled out the dough I made them sweep, vacuum and de-clutter the entire open concept area around me.
Continue reading If it takes a fight then so be it
Do you want to know how hard it is to write when there are endless familial distractions around you?
Especially if you’re trying to write romantic, sexy scenes?
Maybe writing romantic fiction isn’t in the cards for me after all. 🙄
Continue reading Writing when familial distractions abound
…turned out not so horrible after all.
I wrote an amazing story today which I wanted to share with a friend, but I’m still editing it a bit here and there. This happened this morning, before I had to go walk a dog which, lucky for me, occurred prior to the rain falling.
Continue reading The horrible day that Tuesday usually is…
I’m sitting here with my second coffee wondering how to get through this week, leading into the Easter weekend.
Continue reading Coffee will get me through the week…
Instagram is down. Again.
Sometimes I don’t care about that app, but I had a fun outing yesterday and posted stuff and I wanted to see if anyone cared.
Perfect time to sit with IG is during morning coffee on a weekend when no one *needs* breakfast or packed lunches. Like right now.
Continue reading Interrupted weekend morning
I hate shopping. Especially on Fridays. But then, the growing teen needs pants and shorts and both kids need sleepwear so when I saw this top, for me, I tried it on and bought it. 😊
Continue reading On the eve of a jam packed weekend
My younger child is 11.
She is so full of love, and expresses this love in everyday life. Constantly. Not a day goes by when she doesn’t mention, or show it to me.
Even when she’s mad at me. Which is often enough…she’s a tween after all. 🙂
She expresses her love for those whom she loves with her words, her affection, her creativity.
I have to be extremely on guard with my cynical attitude on this topic to not destroy it for her.
Take this morning.
Continue reading Love notes
A bunch of stuff has me irritated today. Then, this thing with the leafblower just sent me over the edge.
Continue reading Leafblowers