Well… that didn’t work

So I’d proposed another of my “challenges” in my previous blog. I wanted to force myself to draw and to write every single day. I promised to post a blog at the end of each day documenting my success. Well I failed. On day one. I went home, I plopped in front of the TV,…

Weekend Failures

I did a stupid thing. I offered to bring all the stuff to make banana splits for my D&D group. Naturally I got more than needed, so all that stuff came back home to me afterwards. I spent all weekend having Ice Cream around lunch time while my parents were away, and then in the…

My mind is heavy today.

Second blog in one day. I have so much swirling around in my mind today. I can’t concentrate on anything. I have ideas for stories and characters and potential books, at war with ideas for houses and financial plans for the future, thoughts about my computer and things I’d like to do to it—though none…

Re-Evaluation

  When I first started looking in to getting my own place, it began with a quest to find out what I could afford for a mortgage, and what kind of house I could build. I knew from the beginning that I wanted a small house—that has never and will never change. Before discovering Tiny houses…

To Tiny or not Too Tiny

That is the question… I’ve been going back and forth about building a tiny house. One moment it fills me with excitement, the next with doubts. I sent an email to the county residential housing permit office for the county I live in today and got a call back. It turns out that the minimum square…

Milestone Rewards!

I saw a post on reddit where a girl broke out all her weight loss milestones she wanted to hit and the rewards she would get herself when she hit them.  She did it by weight lost, but I’m going to do it by goal weight (as in hers was 10 pounds lost, mine will…

Brainstorming

I’ve been rolling the idea around in my head for a while. I suppose there is always the chance someone might read this blog and snatch my ideas, but I don’t like to live my life in fear. So I thought I’d do some brainstorming.  This will be a ramble, with no order or outline,…

Freidha

Fires burned in the village beyond the battlefield, making the air hot and heavy with smoke, embers floating like fireflies over the heads of the clashing armies. To the west the smoke from the burning village created dark black clouds, but above the battlefield blazed a bright sun in a jewel blue summer sky. It…

It’s quiet in my house. my parents are at church, and so I have the place to myself. A clock on the mantle over the fireplace ticks steadily, barely audible over the tumble and sloshing of the washing machine in the laundry room. Tyra, the shepherd/pit mutt we got from a rescue sulks on her…

The lies we tell ourselves.

When I first started blogging—not this blog, but one I kept before, and the one I kept before that—I often didn’t tell the truth. I wrote what I thought people would want to read, or more to the point, I wrote what I thought people would read and pat me on the back for.  The…

It’s not worth it.

“It’s not worth it.”  That is the title of the Reddit post that grabbed my attention this morning. It’s a pretty simple post with a pretty simple message that I’ve told myself over and over again but never quite let it sink in. I don’t see why today should be any different. Except that it…

Another Random Challenge

I wanted to once again try another challenge. I have been trying to get myself to rediscover my passion for creativity and art.  Lately I have been asking myself where that passion went. I used to spend hours writing and typing and drawing and creating. Somewhere along the line though I stopped. I haven’t been…