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 #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 #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?”

Bloganuary Day #17 Prompt: “What is a superpower you’d love to have?”

I think as a mother, two would be super useful. The stretchiness that one of the Incredibles have (I never saw the movie so I don't know which one had it) and super strength of Luisa from Encanto. Any scenario, I would be so much more useful. Picking everything up at once, stretching my legs … Continue reading Bloganuary Day #17 Prompt: “What is a superpower you’d love to have?”

Bloganuary Day #16 Prompt: “What is a cause you’re passionate about and why?”

Slow fashion! I did a couple podcast episodes where it makes an appearance (Sustainability, Shopping Addiction & Minimalism). Aja Barber is one of my FAVORITE writers about the evils of fast fashion. I can't wait to read her new book: "Consumed". As far as sustainability goes, "Fast Fashion" is one of the top contributors to … Continue reading Bloganuary Day #16 Prompt: “What is a cause you’re passionate about and why?”

Bloganuary Day #15 Prompt: “What is a life lesson you feel everyone can benefit from learning?”

You're not as important as you think. I'm not telling anyone this to burst a bubble or destroy self-esteem. It's rather quite freeing. Nobody is paying attention to what you look like or what you're wearing. They barely notice when you talk directly to them! Don't worry about what you look like in your swimsuit, … Continue reading Bloganuary Day #15 Prompt: “What is a life lesson you feel everyone can benefit from learning?”