Bloganuary Day #27 Prompt: “Where do you go when you need solitude?”

That's easy: my bedroom. In a house invaded with pets, kids and various other visitors... that's the one place that is truly "mine" (I share with my husband, of course, but... I've decorated it, furniture'd it, etc). Big comfy bed, great lighting and my personal belongings. There are no kid toys or various kid items … Continue reading Bloganuary Day #27 Prompt: “Where do you go when you need solitude?”

Bloganuary Day #26 Prompt: “What is your favorite part about yourself?”

Physically? My eyebrows. They're dark and can grow lush if left to their own devices. Oh, and I don't have to wear deodorant (not all the time, but 95% of the year I don't). Non-physical? I have a few... My sense of humor (it's pretty universal and I'm skilled at "reading the room"... not perfect. … Continue reading Bloganuary Day #26 Prompt: “What is your favorite part about yourself?”

Bloganuary Day #25 Prompt: “Write about what makes you feel strong.”

#adulting. It IS hard! Just this past weekend, I took care of two patients who became covid positive (I work on a psych/addiction floor so this is rare) after they had been there for a while AND not very good at wearing their masks. It became a huge issue on our floor. All the while, … Continue reading Bloganuary Day #25 Prompt: “Write about what makes you feel strong.”

Bloganuary Day #24 Prompt: “Write about a dream you remember.”

I have a dream journal that I have kept from 2002 until 2017. I try to type my latest dreams (everything after 2017) but I'm not always as consistent as I once was. I sent my written journal to a scanning company and now have a delightful, share-able PDF. It's an enormous file, but I'm … Continue reading Bloganuary Day #24 Prompt: “Write about a dream you remember.”

Bloganuary Day #23 Prompt: “Interview a fictional character.”

Ignatius from "Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole. Ignatius thank you so much for joining me. I'm flattered you cleared your busy schedule to speak with me. Though I wish it was face-to-face, pay phone will be fine. I just don't understand why I also had to be on a pay phone? "There is, … Continue reading Bloganuary Day #23 Prompt: “Interview a fictional character.”

Bloganuary Day #22 Prompt: “What is your favorite quote and why?”

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who … Continue reading Bloganuary Day #22 Prompt: “What is your favorite quote and why?”

Bloganuary Day #21 Prompt: “If you could, what year would you time travel to and why?”

This is one of the questions I've been preparing to answer since I was about 12 years old. No date has ever asked me this, and I've offered this information openly to about everyone I know. Nobody has ever cared but... it affects me greatly. I feel this a real point of discussion! It's something … Continue reading Bloganuary Day #21 Prompt: “If you could, what year would you time travel to and why?”

Bloganuary Day #20 Prompt: “What is your favorite photo you’ve ever taken?”

This was right when I started getting into UrbEx (urban exploration). A gorgeous abandoned farmhouse in Loudoun County, VA. It's since been demolished. It was one of the few places I explored with my dad. Seriously, I love the feeling I get exploring empty homes/buildings (sans squatter). I love imagining what happened there long ago. … Continue reading Bloganuary Day #20 Prompt: “What is your favorite photo you’ve ever taken?”

Bloganuary Day #19 Prompt: “Write about something mysterious.”

The Villisca Axe Murders. Between June 9 and 10, 1912, six people (the Moore family) were AXED to DEATH in their homes in the tiny town of Villisca, Iowa. Obviously, forensics then SUCKED. So many weird things about this case. It remains unsolved today but across other states there were similar axe murders around that … Continue reading Bloganuary Day #19 Prompt: “Write about something mysterious.”

Bloganuary Day #18 Prompt: “What book is next on your reading list?”

I love horror and mystery so I'm currently reading Gillian Flynn's "Dark Places". When I'm all done, I'll either read Peter Straub's "Mr. X" or Gilly MacMillan's "The Nanny". I find all my books either used at my cherished local used book store OR out of our Little Free Library so conveniently placed in our … Continue reading Bloganuary Day #18 Prompt: “What book is next on your reading list?”