knitting, life

Miss me?

I'm back! The past few weeks have been something of a mess. I'm still not ready to talk about the issues behind this break, but  you will probably be hearing a lot more about it soon. I was able to get quite a lot done, but I think my to do list has gotten longer,… Continue reading Miss me?


Annual Blog Break

It's August, so if you've been here a while, you probably know what that means. I usually take a break from blogging for about two weeks at the end of August. Never fear, I'll be back September 12. I'm taking a little longer this time do deal with some personal/family issues. I'll still be hanging… Continue reading Annual Blog Break



We all do it. I know I'm horrible about it. Back in March-April, when I was so low on energy the average garden slug was outpacing me, I reach new levels of procrastination. I would come home from work, intending to rest for half an hour because I was just so exhausted, and then discover… Continue reading Procrastination


June Wrap Up

The Goals: Be active for 30 minutes 5x per week. This is getting nowhere. I need a new goal, because obviously, this one isn't working for me/accomplishing what I want. I do go for a 30 minute walk pretty much every day, but this just isn't working. Polish 3 manuscripts 1/3 complete! Pay off 2… Continue reading June Wrap Up

books, life, writing

May Wrap Up

The Goals: Be active for 30 minutes 5x per week. Meh. I'm doing something almost every day, but it doesn't seem to matter and my energy levels kind of suck right now. Polish 3 manuscripts In progress! Hoping to have this one ready to pitch in July. Pay off 2 debts In progress. The Books:… Continue reading May Wrap Up


March Wrap Up

Goal progress March has been rough for me. I think it has been for a lot of people. Whatever luck of the Irish March is supposed to bring seems to have gotten lost in transit this year. I'm still trying, though. Be active for 30 minutes 5x per week. I'm doing okay-ish with this. Usually… Continue reading March Wrap Up



This week has blown past at top speed. One minute, it was Monday and I was trying to drag myself out of bed, and then this morning I got to work and realized it was Friday. Even though I’ve been busy, this is one of those weeks where everything is in progress, and I don’t… Continue reading Whiplash


Marching On

It's kind of funny; the New Year always fills people with a sense of optimism, of expectation and hope. But it has been my experience that the first three months of the year are the hardest to get through. So far 2016 has not been an exception to that rule. My fingers are crossed that… Continue reading Marching On

life, Uncategorized

2016 Goals

This time of year brings out all of the Type-A aspects of my personality (there aren't many, but they are definitely there). I actually have a lot of goals this year, and broke them down into different categories: General/Life Goals: Be active for 30 minutes 5x per week. Maybe this year I will have more… Continue reading 2016 Goals


November Wrap Up

Words written: ~53,000 (technically November isn't over yet) Completed manuscripts: 1 In-progress manuscripts: 1 Books read: 7 Knitting projects finished: 1 (so far) Aside from reading and writing, pretty much nothing got done this month. I will have finished knitting projects to show on Friday, though. I really wish Thanksgiving break could have been longer… Continue reading November Wrap Up