Pinch Me, Please!

There are days I could just pinch myself. Last week held four of those days right in a row. The intoxicating aroma of books, and being in the company of writers of said books had me souring to new levels. The adrenaline high caused from being around so many amazing people fed my social-hungry soul. […]

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Kitchen Remodel: Challenge Accepted

It’s that time of year again. School is out. The sun stays high in the sky until after Riker’s bed time, and casts light on the flaws in our old house. My limbs start itching to be put to work. That’s right; it’s renovation time! ASSIGNMENT: KITCHEN BUDGET: As low as possible, without compromising the […]

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Silence Falls into Spring

The silence has lasted for too long. It’s like the deafening quiet during a slow snow fall where the air is still and crisp and a white wonderland blankets the landscape like in an asylum’s solitary confinement. Winter was so bloody long this year that I seriously felt like I was in solitary confinement at […]

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2017, The Year of New Beginnings

Another year has come and gone by in a flash. It’s the end of the second week of January already, and I can scarcely believe it! My life is flying by faster than a speeding bullet, and I just want to breathe for a single moment. I sit hear listening to the sounds of construction […]

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A Snapshot of Me

Thanksgiving is done and Christmas time is officially here. I’m swamped with directing Christmas plays, performing in one, writing my novel proposal, editing, cleaning the house for family coming, and all of my other normal activities. But I’m loving every busy minute of it! Except for the cold weather. Truthfully, I would work a lot […]

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The Heart of Autumn

I sit here home on a Monday due to the sad fact that Riker if sick. Poor little guy has a fever, chills, a mouth sore, and absolutely no energy. It breaks my heart to see him not his non-stop-energy self. Although, I must admit, I welcome a little break. It’s refreshing to have the […]

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Bleeding Soul

I’ve written another poem today that comes out of my innermost being. Instead of explaining my thoughts, today I shall let my poetry do the talking.  Try to take a guess, if you will, on what the author is trying to say?   Bleeding Soul   Her shields were set to maximum The core was […]

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Room of Forgotten Dreams

I woke up with a poem in my head this morning. It was FINALLY a morning that I could sleep in because my parents had taken Riker over night. I have been sleep deprived since probably before he was born, but have been especially lacking the z’s over the last year. Riker loves to wake […]

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Forging Diamonds

Today I felt the urge to write something different. I used to love writing poems. It has been close to a decade since I last wrote one though. I was a single woman at the time. Wow, time flies!! Coincidentally, during the time of the last poem I wrote, I was trying to find myself. […]

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Never Lost – A Tribute to John and Marie Gibson

Losing a loved one is never easy. But then again, are they truly lost? They may no longer be beside you, within a short drive to visit, or able to talk with you, but are they really truly lost? My short answer is no. I have felt closer to my grandfather this week than when […]

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For the Love of Art

As another school year approaches, I find myself reflecting on the past year and all that was accomplished. One event in particular that comes to mind was the art show I did to showcase the talented artists I taught from kindergarten all the way up to 12th grade. It was a small event that in […]

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Coffee and Murder

Last weekend my little family and I took a little drive to Scranton (PA) to have some fun, do a few errands, and to celebrate our son Riker’s 4th birthday. It was especially fun for me because I had chosen long ago to have Scranton as the backdrop city/town for the book I’m writing. It […]

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From Drab to Fab!

Once there was a sad, tired house. It was overgrown, peeling, and sagging. Desperately needing of repair. And in major need of weeding. It longed to be loved and looked after. It yearned for paint. It dreamed of less holes in it’s walls. It longed to be free to be modernized! Cue to enter: the […]

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Fearless Love

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” – Eleanor Roosevelt  It was late and dark as I walked down our long […]

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Crustless Zucchini Quiche

It’s summer. No matter what the cloudy, dreary, often rainy, North East Pennsylvania weather has been showing you, it’s still amazing summer time! And with Summer comes bucket loads of fresh zucchini out of our gardens. Not my garden mind you. I was sadly too caught up in end of school year activities, like co-running […]

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Edge of Oblivion

Deja vu is such a weird and belittling experience. It gives you this out of body feeling that makes you seem so small. It forces you to realize you really have no control over your own life. These have been the feelings I’ve been facing this week. Most of you know this already, but in […]

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Sunshine Lemon Cake

Sunday = my favorite day of the week! A time to get dressed up and come to worship boldly with other people of like minds and get fueled up for the week ahead. Today was no different with an exhilarating spirit filled worship followed by a sermon that brought a dozen people to salvation. God […]

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Peaceful Trance

Who doesn’t love a lazy Saturday? It’s the perfect day to MAYBE catch up on a bit of sleep (If your little one doesn’t get up too early that is), spend some quality time with the Hubby, do some odds and ends around the house, and not feel guilty at all about sitting on the […]

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Searching for the Right Shade

Tell me I’m not the only 30 year old woman who has woken up from a restless night and just laid there thinking “What am I supposed to do with my life”? I’m a strong christian, happily married, have an adorable almost 4-year-old, I’m a positive joyful person, seem to have my life completely together, […]

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