Category: family

  • 2023-01-02 Enough is Enough Already…

    2023-01-02 Enough is Enough Already…

    I’m always prone to being distracted by the new shiny. I think it’s only human. Routine and the cadence of up and down are also very human traits, for most people. I suppose there are some who thrive in chaos but I’m not among them.  It’s a new year and this is (at least) my […]

  • 2022-12-26 And That’s a Wrap… 🎄

    2022-12-26 And That’s a Wrap… 🎄

    Christmas is all but over for another year and that’s ok by me. My highlight was getting to spend Christmas Eve night and Christmas morning with my family and my kids. We have our little traditions and that’s enough for me. The rest of it I can definitely do without.  In truth, if we could […]

  • 2022-09-12 A Play-By-Play of My Own Personal Inferno

    2022-09-12 A Play-By-Play of My Own Personal Inferno

    The days come and go. Things happen that feel *noteworthy* but I’m not taking notes. In my head, a dozen times, I’ve thought about posting those pictures I took at UNL last week. I got invited by my darling daughter to read poems in the sound booth for an assignment. I’d never been in a […]

  • 2022-06-15 #1000WordsOfSummer Day 12: Just a Girl and Her Notebook ✍🏻

    2022-06-15 #1000WordsOfSummer Day 12: Just a Girl and Her Notebook ✍🏻

    Today’s craft talk newsletter was inspiring. The guest writer waxed on about another writer who wrote with joy for writing and, as it seems, a zest for life itself. Its aim was to remind us that we sometimes have to get away from the notion that writing is grueling work. Let’s be honest, it can […]

  • 2022-03-18 Sometimes the Wandering Leads to An Idea

    2022-03-18 Sometimes the Wandering Leads to An Idea

    Nothing has changed between yesterday and today yet here I am again, resisting the urge to start watching a new show; resisting the urge to go back to bed.  I’m still thinking about the same things. About my on-again-off-again submission pushes (currently off), all my other goals, and, of course, questioning if I’m on the […]

  • 2022-01-28 Giving Birth is Hard Work, Especially When You’re Distracted

    2022-01-28 Giving Birth is Hard Work, Especially When You’re Distracted

    I’m pushing hard to get that next “baby” of an issue for my lit mag out into the wide world. This one has a big head. It’s what’s on my mind and I keep getting distracted by the rest of life.  My husband is off work today which started at 6:30 am with a work […]

  • 2022-01-21 What’s Done is Done

    2022-01-21 What’s Done is Done

    Two days ago I was writing about my uncle in the hospital and today my dad had to make the tough decision to pull the intubation tube out of him, presumably the only thing keeping him alive. His body just could not take all the trauma of surgery and apparently he’s suffered many tiny strokes […]

  • 2022-01-20 Waiting.. and More Waiting + Thinking About Death

    2022-01-20 Waiting.. and More Waiting + Thinking About Death

    A week ago my uncle was taken by ambulance to a hospital in CB. Same day he was transferred to a hospital in Omaha and prepped for surgery for a subdural hematoma—bleeding around his brain.  Now it’s a week later and he’s awake but has been unresponsive. Still intubated, as I understand it and my […]