currently: the year is going by too quickly edition

You know how when you're reading blogs and everyone is like Oh em gee. Time goes so fast?! How is it already May?! I just drank some sparking cider this past New Year's Eve like last week! Giggle giggle laugh laugh and all that. Well I'm here saying the exact same things today. Because seriously, it's May? May 2016? Are you sure?...more
I miss reading mysteries. I miss reading in general (just moved, still no library card, all of ...more

May Be Fine

I don't know what is worse the fact I am happy my editorial calendar is booked or that my personal blog is going to end. ...more
I too have the same problem when it comes to monetizing what I do. Outside of blogging, I book ...more

Buying Your First Vibrator: A Beginner's Guide

From Hitachi Wands to Jack Rabbits, the world has provided us with a wide array of toys to choose from. But where does one start? This is a beginner's guide to vibrators covering the different types, speeds, sizes, and price ranges among them. ...more
Ehh lalamore

The Junk Food Queen

In my line of work, convenient food is almost always chosen over nutritious food.  Add that to a sweet tooth with an emotional eating disorder you get me, The Junk Food Queen!...more

What does "nourish" mean to you?

Potholes.  I am sick of potholes.The snow is nearly gone (FINALLY) and as we have experienced our Spring thaw here in Maine we are left with frost heaves, gravel, dust, and potholes everywhere.What does that have to do with the title of this blog post?  Symbolism. Please hang with me here...As winter has finally eased away, the thaw has exposed all that was covered up beneath the snowpiles: cracks, potholes, leaves that weren't raked last fall, and things that were neglected before our seemingly eternal Winter....more

May Day (M'aidez)

I’ve read a lot of historical fiction in my time. Too much, probably. Especially during my formative years. As a kid I read a lot of Rosemary Sutcliff‘s books, the earliest of which are so very English and charming and achingly nostalgic that I spent far, far too much time daydreaming about what it would be like to live in Tudor London, wear a kirtle and spend my days working on a sampler....more

May TidBits.

 I had good intentions today, really. I was going to write about Wendy Watts, and how she's a little crazy. She's like a cross between Miss Frizzle and her pet, Liz. I was going to write about her fire red hair that is never obedient, about her quirky personality, her iconic full white skirt and beaded jewelry, each bead having a story to tell....more

May is the Cruelest Month

Dear Tracy,I am sorry I can’t make your bachelorette party later this month.  I would like nothing better than to kick up my heels with you and dance, to celebrate the next wonderful chapter of your life. But you see, it’s May. It was the writer T.S. Eliot who called April “the cruelest month,” but he obviously didn’t have kids. ...more

A May Flower of a Day

Today was a May-flower. Late this morning it seemed like thunderstorms, but instead we got the classic puffy white clouds against dark blue skies. Oh yeah…and NO snow! After months of heavy snows, this is still a fabulous fact to note. Literature of the Holocaust requires a lot of reading (supposed to be around 6 to 8 hours a day) but I’m enjoying it. Tennis & Badminton…wellll if I were more coordinated, they’d probably be fun…unfortunately they just remind me that P.E. actually stands for “Physical Embarrassment.” At least it’s giving me 2 hours daily of exercise....more

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Seemingly there are not enough months in the year to go around. May is National Lupus Awareness Month, National Melanoma Awareness Month and it is also Mental Health Awareness Month. I think for many people, mental health issues are the hardest to accept. Think about all of the stigma attached to mental health. Think about it, how many times have you said - “She’s Crazy?” I’m guilty of this myself and most times we don’t have ill intent when we say such things but it truly is a derogatory term. Especially when the person that is being referred to actually has a mental health challenge. ...more

Even in the blogging community, I was hesitant to discuss my issues with depression for a long ...more