I had a wonderful weekend learning new skills and meeting kindred spirits. Oh, and doing novel research.
On this Labor Day, since many of us are not working, I wanted to write about what we do in our non-working hours. Thanks to the rabbit hole effects of the internet, I found myself reading a Slate article about hobbies. It starts out saying that what we do in our spare time makes us… Continue reading Hobbies
My word for the year is "explore," and boy have I been out there exploring new things. So far this year I've gotten into cheese making, tried out for BookRiot, and the move closer to work, which is resulting in some fun new neighborhood explorations. Recently I quit talking about a goal of mine and… Continue reading First Fiction Attempt
My first Meetup group attempt was not all I had hoped it would be. It did briefly inspire me to try my hand at creative writing. I haven’t completely given up on that idea. I have the foundation for the world where my first piece would take place, and I love researching that, and I’ve even… Continue reading MeetUp Again
I learned many of my cooking skills from my grandmas. Having grown up during the Great Depression, they taught me to make do with what we had – I didn’t need a biscuit cutter, that’s what jam jars (or juice glasses) are for, and pastry cutters - Why buy that when there are forks on hand? To… Continue reading Right Tool for the Job
When DH2U and I first started dating six years ago, we were invited to a party at his friends’ house. His friend’s long-time girlfriend was a vet, and I was promised tons of dogs and cats to pet. Needless to say, I was all in. We arrived and let ourselves into their yard. Suddenly there… Continue reading Pass the Test
With it being the beginning of a new year, so any of the blogs I read are selecting their words of the year. This always annoys me. Maybe in my HR career I was forced to suffer through too many mission statement brainstorming sessions. To me, they are one and the same - meaningless and a… Continue reading What’s in a Word?
One of my all time favorite movies is Better than Chocolate. The mom of the main character mentions to her new friend (Judy) that she sang in college. She stopped once she realized she would never be the best. Her friend, who is a singer in a club, laughed and said that if that was the… Continue reading Minimum
I outdid myself this year, even if I do say so myself. I've had some awesome costumes in the past, but this year took the cake. I had an idea early in October, but when it came time to start making it, my heart wasn't in it. Then, on Thursday I found this inspiration. I… Continue reading Halloween Bragging Rights
Last year this time I was proudly reporting that I had already completed my reading challenge for the year. That feat is definitely not repeating itself this year. After my slow start, I am now one book ahead of schedule, but nowhere near the reading fest I had last year. And I'm okay with that.… Continue reading Goals Met