So we’ve hit the ridiculous point here. Monday night Jack and I get mildly skunked. But really is there any such thing as getting mildly skunked? If you count that the business end of little stinky pants pointed away from us so we just got the blow back, then, yeah, I guess that’s mildly skunked. Nothing,… Continue reading Countdown to ORT: Day 11
Big deep breath… I took a huge (for me) step this morning. I ordered business cards. Gulp. They’re very simple-nothing but my name and contact information. But it’s a step in presenting myself as a professional writer, as someone serious about reaching for her dreams with concrete actions. Gulp. What was the first significant action you… Continue reading One Small Step
Yes, I ended the title of this post with a preposition. With apologies to my Mom, it’s intentional and I’m leaving it that way. I’ve determined the reason I haven’t blogged consistently in, oh, ever, is because my blog lacks focus. Really. It does. That’s where I’m at–trying to find a focus for this blog… Continue reading Where I’m At
In October 2009, totally on a whim, I entered a short story contest. The prize was Kindle 2. I really wanted a Kindle and couldn’t justify the $260 price tag. (Wow, has the price come down since then-paid $199 for my Kindle Fire last year.) On the last day of the contest I sat down… Continue reading Validation, Kindles, and Contests
After months of thinking about cleaning up my writing cave, I finally took action this weekend. Here are some before pictures: As you can see, I barely had room to walk to my desk! Clutter everywhere-it made me crazy! What a difference a day and a half make. Now I feel much… Continue reading The Great Writing Cave Clean-Up of June 2012
I’m thinking of doing some nose work classes with Jack. There are classes locally at Leaps and Bounds Agility. The owner/trainer invited me to observe a class before participating. She seems very enthusiastic. She also has a border collie who is the same age as Jack, who she has trained to do nose work. Anyone… Continue reading Nose Work
Jack and I spent some time Sunday afternoon working on some scent work. Jack enjoyed himself. He came home and took a nice nap.
Over the past few months I’ve learned many things about living gluten free, not the least of which is that learning to bake gluten free takes patience and a sense of humor. Thankfully I have both where baking is concerned. These photos are items I made for Christmas.
In our Sunday night Bible study Pastor Jon asked a question which has camped out in the back of my mind all week. He asked “What do you believe is the work God gave you to do on the earth?” I should pause here to tell you we’re studying Ecclesiastes. Um, yeah. It’s one of… Continue reading Thoughts From Ecclesiastes
Saturday, Daniel and I took our dog, Jack, to meet a couple of our friends and their dogs to work at Happy Dog Ranch. We had a great time and learned a lot. Mostly I learned that training a dog is really, really, really hard work for the humans and the dog. Thankfully, Jack is… Continue reading Dog Training Is Hard Work