Month: December 2013

Sweet Defiance

My son, JC, who turns 10 at the end of the month, has what he calls "interests."  These "interests" range from particular types of jellyfish (the arctic comb jelly is his current favorite) to Star Wars, to his favorite app, Minecraft.  During the life span of any one of his "interests," he likes to research … Continue reading Sweet Defiance


Elf Stress

For those of you who aren't familiar with the popular Elf on a Shelf bonanza that happens every Christmas, let me briefly explain. Some genius came up with the idea to make a toy Elf that comes to your house Thanksgiving night and makes himself at home. This Elf supposedly watches the kids and then … Continue reading Elf Stress

I’m Back from NaNoMehMo . . .

Winning starts with beginning.  -- Robert H. Schuller Well, it's December! Currently I'm sitting next to a halfway decorated Christmas tree and a half-asleep husband, during halftime of the Giants-Redskins game. And guess what? I won at NaNoWriMo. Not only did I win, I over-won by 10,000 words. So why am I only halfway excited? … Continue reading I’m Back from NaNoMehMo . . .