Hello, 2020!

Welcome to the New Year, my friends. We’re only a couple of weeks in and I can already tell it is going to be a wild one. At the start of every year it is commonplace to start assessing where we are at and where we want to go. Particularly this year, as we are … More Hello, 2020!

Summer … Almost

As we pass by Memorial Day and enter June I find we are living in a strange Purgatory. Summer is here, for all intents and purposes. The kids have summer swim team practice after school at the local pool. Baseball and soccer practices are ramping up and the minivan carpools are being sorted and finalized. … More Summer … Almost


All last year my amazing husband made me a garden. I helped, but it was mostly him doing the hard labor of a 1920’s prisoner. I designed the plans – to scale, thank you very much – of 2 different gardens. One for veg and one for fruit. All summer long he augered in the … More Gardening!

The Book It’s Meant to Be – Thoughts on my First Draft

I have, after almost a year of writing, finished the first draft of my first fiction novel. Time to pop the champagne and have a celebratory dinner out. But I’m not as thrilled as you would think. Sure, I am happy. And I’m proud of myself. This took a lot of my time and effort … More The Book It’s Meant to Be – Thoughts on my First Draft