An Organizational Endeavor

Now that my husband and I have officially moved into our new home, we’re slowly but surely unpacking, cleaning, and trying to put our house together. Right now, it basically looks like a bomb has exploded, spreading our clothing, dishware, and random paintings all over our three-story townhome. It’s chaos and it’s driving me nuts.…

An Education in Myself

With just five classes to go until graduation, I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching lately. I’ve learned a ton – my head is fit to bursting. What, exactly, do I plan to do with all of this knowledge? I’m not 100% certain. I plan to write. That’s about all I have ironed out…

Holy crap, I’m a home owner!

In an effort NOT to jinx myself, I’ve been relatively quiet on this blog about my home search. Last time I talked about a house I was interested on here, I was outbid the next day. Not that I’m superstitious or anything – I just decided to play it safe and keep the house hunt…

Counting down…

So, I’m officially in the last three days of my Spring Break. I’ve been pleasantly lazy, working on absolutely nothing and getting to bed at a reasonable hour every night. I’ve enjoyed being unproductive, but I don’t want to end my Spring Break without accomplishing something, so I’m going to call on my followers here…

A Parody of “Call Me, Maybe”

For those that don’t know, I work at a college in the Admissions Department. My team handles enrollment and paperwork processing from students all over the world, so it can get a little tedious/repetitive every now and then. To break the monotony, I write silly poems, limericks, and other nonsense whenever I alert the team…

Upcoming publication!

Nothing excites a writer more than learning that one of their works has been accepted into a publication. On April 17th, my short story, “Sticky Fingers,” will be published on the front page of LINGUISTIC EROSION, an online journal dedicated to flash fiction. Woohoo! I try not to count my chickens before they hatch, of…

Wine, Wedding Invites, and Friendship

Last night, I had the opportunity to hang out with my future sister-in-law, Lindsey. She’s getting married in just six short weeks [egads!] and last night we were working on the finishing touches for her wedding invites. A little late, but better than never. Since she is using a virtual RSVP website, she had the…

Meandering Thoughts…

Today marks a week since my husband and I lost our close friend, Greg Asphaugh. He was only 26 years old. His whole life stood before him. To take my mind off of the events of the past week, I decided to sit down and finally finish Jitterbug Perfume, by Tom Robbins, which I had…

Loss

My husband and I found out that one of our closest friends died in an accident on his motorcycle last night. He was doing all the right things. Wore his helmet and protective gear. Wasn’t speeding. Hadn’t been drinking. The other car just didn’t see him. Per the official report, she “failed to yield to…

Why I Run

A few nights ago, I shared a poem on my other blog, The Memoirs of a Yo-Yo Dieter, entitled, “Why I Run.” With the help of a good friend, I edited the poem down to make it more powerful, less wordy, and to make it “submission-ready” for a few contests. Since I haven’t shared any…