Add All of Your Blog Posts to November's Open Thread

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! In fact, we're going to be culling out some great posts from the list below and paying you to feature them ...more

Sign Up for November's NaBloPoMo

If you're posting for NaBloPoMo every day in November, add your name to our 2014 blogroll to share your work and enter to win prizes! Just fill out the NaBloPoMo Blogroll Form. Make sure you've selected NOVEMBER, and only submit your blog once, ...more

Join the Big Online Blogging Celebration That is November's NaBloPoMo

Join NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) on this November, and commit to post every single day this month! Every November, thousands of bloggers commit to posting daily. But it's about much more than getting that post up—it's ...more

Add Your Posts to the October Open Thread

Here's where you share the link to every NaBloPoMo post you're writing on your blog daily this month -- and share your words with the world! ...more

Sign Up for October's NaBloPoMo

The theme for October is CRUNCH. ...more

NaBloPoMo December 2014 Prompts

The theme for December's NaBloPoMo is JOY. If you're participating in NaBloPoMo in December -- or even if you're not! -- here are some prompts to get you going. Writing prompts are posted at the beginning of the month so you can plan ahead, Monday to Friday. (Weekends are for free-writing!) ...more

Make December a Little More Joyous With NaBloPoMo

So what is the NaBloPoMo theme of the month? ...more

NaBloPoMo December 2014 Badges

The official badge for December 2014 NaBloPoMo is here! Grab it to place on your blog and show your readers you're posting every day this month. ...more

Solving the Problems of the World!

Solving the problems of the world is a daunting task.  So daunting, I would never consider it.  I would be happy just to solve my own problems, and possibly the problems of those near and dear to me.  I am no where near accomplishing such a feat, but I think I may have made a small break through.  I have struggled all year.  I have felt over-whelmed, under prepared, and like I've just been hanging on to the shirt-tails of life, flapping in the wind behind it as it blows by.  ...more

Black Lives Matter

Ferguson.I can not say I am surprised by the decision. But my God! I do not have enough words in my vocabulary for the disgust, the heartbreak, the outrage.A system cannot fail those it was never meant to protect. -W.E.B. Du Bois...more

A True Story about Handicaps

Once upon a time, there was a magical little girl. She brightened the room when she tumbled in and proceeded to share fierce hugs and sloppy kisses with everyone without hesitation for who they were, what they looked like, and what titles and possessions they owned. All shared equally in her unconditional love....more

Crocheted Owl Hat

 This pattern is easy to follow, fun to change and adapt.  I was delighted with the professional look of the final product. Since my wool is thicker than what is used in the pattern, I used an N- 9 mm hook and by using thick yarn, I only needed only 6 rows to fit a two-year-old.  Bonus- the hat is so comfortable.  Although  I adapted the pattern. I followed the basic concept in the link below....more

Affected by the threat of loss...

A few years ago, when I was in high school :),  I tried out for the pompon squad. My sister was about to graduate high school, and she wanted her klutzy little sister to take her place as a Sailorette. (Our motto, "Sailorettes Shake It," meant we shook our pompons, not our rear ends, just to be clear. Seriously.) Initially, I tried out for the squad to please my sister -- or certainly because of her encouragement. But by the end of tryouts, I really hoped I would make the squad, and I did....more

After Ferguson: We Are All Here

Better writers than me will discuss the events in Ferguson. They will be able to articulate things that I cannot. I only know a handful of things: Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons...more
Thank you, that is very kind of you to say, I appreciate it.more

Day 25 enjoy!...more

My Own Show

#NaBloPoMo - Tasty Tuesday - November 25, 2014

Today I want to share with you our dinner from last night. I'm made homemade chicken soup.  I began by boiling about 12 chicken tenders in water with 3 chicken bouillon cubes.  While that was cooking, my oldest son began boiling water to cook the Amish Noodles in that we had bought at Sam's Club.  My family loves almost any type of noodles....more