Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 65: The Important Stuff

Northern California is on fire. #literally And while I live south of the wildfires, and fortunately don’t have family affected by the blazes, I do have friends whose family members have lost everything. So I am counting my blessings, for that, and many other things right now. Yesterday I got to spend time with a […]

Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 61; A Moment of Mommy Martyrdom

I may look tough, and I may handle a lot, but I need downtime. I need time to nap. To recharge. To chill. It’s essential to my sanity, which is actually quite fragile! So when I have a series of days like the last 5, mmmm, well, it ain’t so pretty. Let me run the […]

Fearless Writing Challenge; Day 59: Blink and You Miss It

My daughter turned 16 in January but didn’t get her permit until a few months ago. This is all well and good, because who wants to have a kid driving around out there in that big, scary world filled with other drivers who are constantly on the phone? I know they are because when the Sweetie […]

Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 47: Ode to a Sunday Evening

Work, school, kids, partner, mother, sister, driver, exercise cooking, cleaning, washing, drying, folding putting away, picking up, feeding, tucking in hurry and take a deep breath. in. out. let’s go, hurry, hurry, rapido, vite, tout suite don’t stop, pick up the pace, can you? Will you? Shouldn’t you? Yes. Yes. Yes. I can, I will, I’ll […]

Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 46; Short and Sweet

Keeping this short because I’m off to see my daughter walk the runway for the first time! She is wearing the fashionable art creations of my friend Lisa. The ensemble is Edwardian in nature and the dress Maya is wearing is made with egg shells. It’s gorgeous! She has sent me very specific instructions And […]

Fearless Writing Challenge; Day 41: What I Wanted But Didn’t Get

What is it you want? He asked me time and time again. Over and over until all I wanted was for him to stop asking. Later, in the darkness of hurt feelings and the stillness of unanswered questions, I wondered too What do I want?  The first responses came easily…health, happiness, financial security, love, family. The next […]