Ah . . . summer vacation, a time of lazy days sipping lemonade in a hammock with a good book . . . or not. Maybe that's what summer looks like for some people, but not this girl! I just got back from Forensics Nationals, a super fun but not so relaxing week traveling with another … Continue reading Blog Break
I participated in my final regular season Forensics/Speech and Debate tournament as head coach this weekend, and last night at the awards, each of the coaches shared something they had learned from participating in this thing we call Speech and Debate. One shared that he had learned that the effective use of language to manipulate, … Continue reading Are you a Super Hero?
1) My blog - I finally updated the "about me" page and changed the name of my blog. This is the third name, but that's okay. It needs to grow with me. It's now titled, "Speaking of Words, Quilts, and Life." In reviewing the collection of posts I've made, most of my posts somehow address creativity in … Continue reading I’m still a WIP
This past weekend, I had a two by four hit me in the head again, as life hammered another lesson home. It's a lesson that I've learned before, but one that I clearly needed to learn again, hence the two by four. On Friday morning, my alarm went off at 4 am, so I could … Continue reading If I can write, I can write . . . right?
This Thanksgiving season, I’m thankful for this blog. It has given me the courage to make my writing public, something I have never done before. It has forced me to stick to a writing schedule. I’ve posted every Monday and Thursday, except for a few misses here and there, since April. It has pushed me and even gotten … Continue reading Writing Strategies to get the Novel DONE (hopefully)
A thank you goes out to Claire McA who nominated my blog for the Liebster Blog Award. This last week, I neglected my blog in favor of Homecoming Week festivities. As a high school teacher and mom of teens, it was a busy week, so her kind words about my writing and her nomination boosted … Continue reading The Liebster Award
I currently have ten quilting projects in various stages of completion. In the quilt world, these projects are called UFO’s, or “UnFinished Objects.” I think, relatively speaking, that ten is not that many but for me, it’s a lot. In fact, it’s driving me crazy. I want to work on them, but I also am … Continue reading UFO’s – UnForgivably Ordinary (please revise)