However long the night

the dawn will break (African proverb ?) It isn’t all darkness and woe. Yes there is so much and those of us who are heavily empathetic are having a difficult time with the fear, sorrow, anger , racism, and misogyny that some of us (like I am) are somewhat insulated …

Are you sitting comfortably?

So in looking about for the signup for Nablopomo I found that the last year for it was either 2016 or 2017.  I started doing Nablopomo because NaNoWriMo looked impossible. In um…2006 when it was on Eden Kennedy’s blog. That was before it went to Blogher, which also is no …

Life is an onion and one peels it crying ~French Proverb

This year I’m doing something different. I’m not sure if it is because I “failed’ at #Octpowrimo. By failed I mean I had a choice between being able to do things with my family and keep track of my commitments (which I still didn’t manage all of them) deal with …

The Year of the End of the World with Thanks

I’ve been gone awhile. The year ended roughly for me but more roughly for my family. My husband’s father died and his current wife neglected to tell him There is SO MUCH I’d like to say about that, that I”d like to DO about that. But we’ll just leave the …

it is yet another new beginning

I’m just going to start writing. I’m several days behind. I couldn’t write because what I wanted to write about I’d been asked not to write about. This intersection of work and the internet is a very interesting place. I mean I wasn’t specifically asked not to write in my …

weapon of choice

the man who danced to weapon of choice who was always our icon of creepy uncles. Didn’t haven anything to do with that death some 100 odd years ago with that girl who was in a Santa Claus movie right? Because he wouldn’t have been able to dance. RIGHT?   …

Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times~ Aeschylus

it isn’t that there haven’t been a lot of great prompts, there have been. It isn’t that I haven’t wanted to write on some of them, I have. It’s just that I’m right in the middle of something I can’t actually talk or write anything about until Monday. Because. Oh …

Nope, you can’t make me, no way, no how.

  I want a Reverb 11, Resound 11, Weverb11 etc etc  prompt aggregator.  I’d like to choose a prompt without having to locate several many websites. Luckily though Geekin Hard has collected many in one link page so that now there’s just no need to have a complete libra collapse. …

oh I don’t know –Random Pinging with haiku

I’m just herping and derping around. I’ve messing with my blog plugins. Wondering if I need to change the theme, considering learning how to write a wordpress theme. Except I really like the Steampunk feel to it. I’m thinking about all the things I need to do around the house …

When chill November’s surly blast make fields and forest bare. ~Robert Burns

What is it about November?  I can barely stand to read over the previous year’s entries. I’ve been doing Nablopomo since the beginning and it seems each November there is some enormous decision, or some huge situation that demands attention. Inn 2006 things got crazy in the Bean’s preschool and …

Staggering through to tomorrow

Whole family is feeling ill. Different people for different reasons. Mr. J is having allergies. The Bean is having either allergies or a cold we can’t tell quite yet. I am having a reaction to getting some MSG (I don’t have a small reaction to it, I have ended up …

A conclusion is the place where you get tired of thinking. Arthur Bloch

It’s one of those days. Days I’m just too tired. I can’t think of what to write, so I’m going to do that thing that I learned to do with kids… I might send them to One Word and get them thinking about one word and writing about it for …

Fangsgiving at the House on Haunted Hill

I cooked for a few hours yesterday and for a few today. I cracked the whip for cleaning and we were eating by almost 5. It wasn’t the most hilarious Fangsgiving we’ve had—some years are more subdued than others—but it was good eats and family. I swear by Alton Brown’s …

Cleanliness is next to impossible!

  Better get this up there quick. Getting down to the wire because I/we’ve been cleaning and cooking all day. I swear that child walks around the house with jam on her hands and arms akimbo making a kids high streak around the entire house. Thank god for magic erasers. …

Goodnight, Anne McCaffrey

            You see pretty with the heart, not with the eyes.–Nuella Dear Anne– I think I wrote you when I was a child. I hope I did. You and a few others helped me make it through a childhood… A childhood I’ve made up for …

You can’t be truly rude until you understand good manners. Rita Mae Brown

Could you please explain to me why it is ok for adults to act in ways they would punish their kids grandkids students   for?   Why is it not ok to talk over, to interrupt when someone else is talking unless YOU are doing the interrupting. Why is that …