Last evening, I had one of those parenting moments that gives you pause. At school, I’d call it a “teachable moment”.
My living room was a jumble of noise. The oldest was practicing his guitar with the amp a little too loud. The middle child was playing a game on his Kindle, and my daughter was absorbed in a video on her Kindle. My husband was watching TV.
“I’m going back to the bedroom to work for awhile,” I announced. “It’s too distracting in here.”
And work I did, for nearly fifteen whole minutes. But my progress was halted when my son appeared next to my bed, a sorrowful expression on his face. “Mom, we spilled something on the carpet.”
Continue reading “The Stain”
Today, I spent part of the afternoon traveling around Mt. Sterling with my family, trying to get photos of some locations mentioned in Don’t Ask Me to Leave. Unfortunately, a few of the locations were closed…one for good! We did manage to get a milkshake at Berryman’s Tasty Treat. Continue reading “Adventures in History”
We just finished one of the wettest Fourth of July holidays I can remember, with inches of rain and flooding forcing us to stay indoors. Since I spent the day working on revisions for Don’t Ask, I thought I’d share some Happy Birthday wishes to the USA and to the character of Olivia Miller, who happens to share a birthday with the greatest country on Earth. Continue reading “Happy Birthday, USA”
I am thrilled to announce that Don’t Ask Me to Leave has been offered a contract by Mantle Rock Publishing! This is an incredible opportunity for me. Seeing something I wrote in print has always been on my bucket list, and while I have come close, with a poem published in the Herald-Leader and an article in Christian Woman magazine, this is truly the fulfillment of that childhood desire. Continue reading “Exciting News!”
This morning in Bible class, we talked about the concept of “over functioning”. Specifically, we were talking about Moses in Exodus 18, and Moses’ problem of micromanaging the issues of the Israelites. Continue reading “My Cup Runneth Over”
It’s been awhile since I’ve actively posted anything about writing. The last few months have been busy, and what’s frustrating is that I have very little to show for it (but hey, I’m down one gall bladder!) Continue reading “Red Pens Everywhere”