• October Poetry Writing Month,  OctPoWriMo,  Poetry

    It’s On!

      Alright you guys…I did it. I signed up for OctPoWriMo this year. Last year I was simply burned out and going through a mess and just didn’t have the heart or strength to deal with writing anything for 30 days. I still have a mess going but at least it’s manageable. Therefore, a challenge is just what I need to get the ink flowing in my veins again. If you DO NOT have a private blog you can sign up here: https://octpowrimo.blogspot.com/p/octpowrimo-link-up.html If you DO have a private blog (Dawn, I’m looking at you. LoL), you can participate by either joining the Poets on the Page Facebook group, or…

  • Holidays,  Writing

    Almost That Time of Year

    Hey y’all. Hope everyone had a great summer. It’s coming to a close for us here in DFW. We’ll still have some very warm days but the leaves on my trees are beginning to change into their fall splendour. I’ve already had to rake up one large pile of leaves in my backyard. School started this Monday past and we’re coming up on our first high school football game of the season. This is important as my second born is a sophomore this year and it will be his first ever high school game he will march in as a member of the band. I think he’s excited about it…

  • Blog,  Parenting

    Coming of Age

    His clothes were laid neatly in the back of the SUV, along with two large packages of toilet paper, several boxes of macaroni and cheese, the pillows from his bed, and several large plastic bins containing as much of his life as he dared to take with him. The rest he left in his room at home. He was beginning a new life with bits and pieces from the old. He’d been waiting for this moment for an eternity, but it’d help if he could push forever off just one more day. Balancing precariously on the line between the past and the future, he takes a deep breath and crosses…

  • Blog,  Holidays

    Summer Is Officially Over

    This morning I had to actually wear a jacket while waiting with Jack for the school bus to arrive. Sometime over the weekend the morning temperature changed and there is a chill in the air now that wasn’t there before. Despite the official calendar date, Mother Nature has decided summer is officially done. The fact that it corresponded with the calendar is just coincidence, but a decided timely one. I’m still trying to get over that I needed a jacket. I didn’t need one yesterday, but today I did. Ah, Mother Earth, what a sense of humor you have. I love this time of year. When I was younger Winter…

  • Journal,  Life,  Random,  Thoughts,  Uncategorized,  Writing

    Sneak Peek of The Fall

    I couldn’t find anything to blog about today, but, after getting some laundry and cleaning done, I was able to sit down and start yet another story. I know, I know. I really should work on one of the other two, but this one just came to me and I had to write as much of it down as I could so I wouldn’t forget it. Then the story just kept going, and the only reason I’ve stopped now is so I can get a post in before midnight. What this means for you, dear readers, is that you get a sneak peek of the story. I am having so…