Writing Challenge, Day 4 – but I wrote twice yesterday (and other excuses)

It’s Day four, it’s Saturday, it’s already the 82nd of January. My daughter is home from a week at her dad’s. She’s having a play date with her pal. Excuses, excuses. They’re bound to crop up, with varying degrees of effectiveness, all of them containing a grain of truth about what I should be doing […]

How to Throw the Perfect Party for One

  Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement. Alice Koller December 29th, 2013   The last of the family left yesterday after a raucous, amazing, fun-filled […]

What Are You Doing New Year’s, New Year’s Resolution?

Did I get this song in your head? I intended to… I normally don’t do resolutions. Primarily because the word itself feels like something to rebel against. All through most of my late twenties, I’ve ended the old year and started the new with an intention. I intended 27 to be my best year ever. It wasn’t…but […]

Book Lust

I have a confession to make… My husband is leaving tomorrow for work. He’ll be gone for a little more than three weeks prior to being back for one. We had a lovely family dinner of bacon and eggs in bed while watching The Incredibles for possibly the eighteenth time this week. I want to […]