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The topic for the December NaBloPoMo Day #2 asks how I self-define: as a leader, a follower, or a collaborator. As usual, an excellent and thought-provoking question.In my work life, I manage a team of seven writers and editors, as well as support staff, but we also work together as a team....more

The Incredible Adventure of a Paid Movie Extra...

This is the true story of a now unemployed radio Dj/wannabe actress who got the chance of a lifetime to appear in a real Hollywood movie filmed in Milwaukee;OK, I'll cut the crap......more
@elaineR.N.  Yes!  Yes he was...:  )more

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Today is Day #1 of the December NaBloPoMo--National Blog Posting Month. ...more

Mommy Cuddles

It's so easy to make a list of all the things I am terrible at (basketball, time management, being a stay at home mom, meal planning) but when someone asks you "what's something you're a pro at?" my mind goes blank. I mean, I'm good at some things, like making homemade tomato sauce, I'm good at my job and taking care of my family. But if I had to choose one thing that I'm a pro at, wow, that's tough. ...more

So I started out writing about Christmas Lights...

I started this post around 5:30p tonight...it was going to be about how the unusually warm December weather apparently gave everyone the same idea..."let's put up Christmas lights!"  That was at 5:30p.   But when you're married to a funeral director whose "on call" on Sunday night, well, plans can change pretty quick....more
@Cindyhuber I am so sorry that you all are having to deal with the cancer hell this Christmas - ...more

Losing my Baby

Every year, I remember our first pregnancy, our child who would have been due in December: I always think about that loss, even though it was early, when I hang that ornament every year close to the top of the tree. But this year, maybe because I’m back to writing in a way I haven’t been since then, I resurrected this essay I wrote back then, as a way of dealing with my grief. It’s call First Anniversary of  a Child Unborn: ...more

NaBloPoMo...Worry work...

I LOVE that December's NaBloPoMo is about WORK...of course, December is a lot of work, there's Christmas...there's Christmas parties, there's cheerful people working at Walmart...a lot of joy. This is probably going to be a weird December for me...I'm not real sure of what's going to happen this month into January...sure, there's the obvious end of the world thingy December 21 and I'm OK with that...it solves all of the "where am I going to find the perfect gift for my husband and kids!"  ...more
@SunbonnetSmart.com  @Loki-Lou  i'm going to watch this as soon as I figure out what I'm ...more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your December Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily December NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
Happy New Year to all.. my last post for this year is up :) made it through NaBloPoMo ...more

Twas the Last Night of NaBloPoMo

Wow! Can it be? NaBloPoMo goes so slowly and yet, so fast. ...more
Robin - Congrats on your NaBloPoMo badge!  This was really fun take on the Night before ...more

Why I'm a fan of the Christmas letters...

Some people are annoyed by the annual Christmas news letter, the one that lists all the apparently awesome things that happened to that family this year...the "my Billy excelled at Harvard" or, "my little Amanda took number one in the fire eating contest..." OK, I never got a Christmas letter that started out like that but fire eating contest!...more
@Rennata  Wait, I just caught this..."rolled into one letter?"  hee, hee, hee, hee, hee!more