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Weekly-ish writing update – Nov. 20, 2017: What have I done for the last 2 weeks?

Uugggghhhh. That’s how much of my last two weeks has felt. I skipped a week of reporting on my progress because I felt flat out too wiped out to summon the energy to record a video and write about how tired I was. Yay. I realize I have a blessed life. I truly know it….

Weekly writing update – Nov. 5, 2017: Rollercoasters

In the writing update video I recorded on Friday, I seem very happy about my productivity and progress this week. And I should be. I got some good stuff done that is helping me move forward. That’s great. What I totally forgot to mention in the video was the bottomless pit I stumbled into early…

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Weekly writing update – Oct. 29, 2017: just hanging in there

There’s something that happens inside me when I get sick with an illness that makes me horribly tired. Some part of my emotional self thinks I’m 17 again and newly stricken with Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrom and Fibromyalgia. I still remember that April. I thought I was ill with a cold or flu-like thing….

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Weekly writing update – Oct. 20, 2017: My voice croaked, I didn’t

I rarely get sick. I’m too stubborn. I feel a cold coming on and refuse it passage through my body. It usually works. And it did, all last week. I felt something trying to take hold and I refused it entry. Until Sunday afternoon and it just hit me. I’m blaming it on #MeToo, as…

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Weekly writing update – Oct. 13, 2017: Progress is progress

Well, I got stuff done this past week. Was it enough? Who knows. It was something, though, and that really is better than nothing. I always want to do more than is reasonable to accomplish. Sometimes I can. And other times I have to settle for mere-human amounts of productivity. Given that I’ve published five…

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Weekly writing update – Oct. 6, 2017: picking myself up after a fall

Since July, I’ve been making (almost) weekly videos about what’s going on in my writing life. I have no idea why I decided to do this. I think to keep me honest and give me accountability. Every week, I tell the world (or whoever’s willing to watch) what I have and haven’t done. I like…

Saying Goodbye

Mum’s memorial service was yesterday morning. It went well. Christopher and I gave the eulogy. Several people did readings. Friends had a chance to speak. I sang Another Star in the Sky, which I wrote when Nanny passed into spirit. Here’s the eulogy and song. I’m glad we’re moving through all the things that need…

What we’ve been doing for the past month

I think I’ll start every post with: sorry I haven’t been blogging lately! It can be my default disclaimer. Seriously, I barely have time to remember to upload photos into my Picasa gallery, let alone talk about them. Adam does a much better job of posting family news on www.familyofadam.com. He does videos, too. Ballet…

Our December adventures

December has been quite an adventure — full of Christmas preparations and excitement. In early December, we drove out to Grandma Sue’s abandoned Christmas tree farm. Trees were growing wild! After a trek through the beautiful spooky forest, we picked out a tree. First, we had to check out all the woods had to offer,…

Winter school concert

I am a proud mummy. Last week, Duncan and Berry had their school winter concert. As they go to the same school for part of the time, they both got to be up on stage together. I was running late from an after-work meeting, so hurried to the school auditorium/cafeteria, dropping my phone with the…