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NaBloPoMo: Joy, Day One

Today's prompt:  What do you do when you're down to bring yourself a little joy? It really is the little things, sometimes, that help you get through the day.  Between work and a toddler and the emotions rolling from this year, all with some added depression... finding joy can feel like an impossible thing some days.  So it's truly the little things - small focuses. ...more

December 1st, NaBloPoMo ...more

How to Organize an Easy Virtual 5K

I've been asked by a couple of people what went into planning the Winter Is Coming 5K that I used as a fundraiser for RODS Racing. Just to explain from my site, a virtual 5K is "a race you do on your own time. You don’t need to get up early, you don’t need to do it on a weekend, you do it when it works for YOU." People who entered my virtual 5K got a race bib and a medal for completing it, and I raised money for RODS. I did a little light Googling in the early planning stages of the race, but I feel like there's some value to writing a post about how I organized a virtual 5K myself. Everyone's different, right? ...more

NaBloPoMo: Add All Your December 2014 Posts Here!

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
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My Word for December is “Discipline.”

I turn 30 next month and this is serious business, y’all.Dash anyone who gives me a you’re-so-young groan. I turn 30 next month and I’m both excited and anxious about it....more

Nat'l Blog Posting Month Day 30 (#NaBloPoMo Day 24)

Reached the end of NaBloPoMo November and fell six short of meeting the daily blog post goal.  Still, you never know what you can do until you try, and much of creativity stems from how much you interact with the outer world and, in that way, further delving into the blogging universe through NaBloPoMo has been a valuable exercise. ...more


My father enjoys sitting in the dark.Sometimes he sits outside, but mostly he sits in the little TV and computer room that my parents made out of one of the spare bedrooms.  It may be late at night, but he keeps all the lights off.  I may see the glow of the television as I walk by; aside from the news shows, my Dad likes watching serials and movies about murders and gangsters and investigations, the bloodier the better.  The ones where the wife kills the husband (or vice-versa) seem to be his favorite....more

NaBloPoMo (11/2014) - Day 30: Success

November 30, 2014.The last day of National Blog Posting Month. I did it! 30 posts in 30 days. Yay!...more

NaBloPoMo Challenge Completed! Caring Heart

Day 30 NaBloPoMo: Finished! On to other projects!

I did it!  I posted every single day in November.   I may have had 2 or 3 late 2:00 am posts so by the clock it looked like I posted twice in one day, but I made sure I posted before I went to bed.  There were two days where I forgot to cross-post onto BlogHer, but still I got my butt in the chair and posted every single day.  Even though I may not have won-won, I will do it again with stricter criteria.  To where:...more