I made it! 30 blogs in 30 days! It hasn’t been easy – some nights I didn’t get to bed until after midnight because I hadn’t blogged yet, and some days I had no idea what I’d write about until I sat down and actually started to write it – but it’s DONE! Just in … Read moreDay 30: The End!
Up until 3 years ago, I have always lived in the ‘burbs, somewhere partway between Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD. No matter what you wanted, you could usually find it without driving more than 10 or 15 minutes in any given direction. The city I lived in had a population of over 15,000 and the … Read moreDay 29: Small Town Life
We’re coming into the home stretch in this month of daily blogging…which, of course, means that I really have to reach to come up with a topic at this point. Today, I found a list of 50 writing prompts, and decided to go with, “Write about the day you left home.” In April of 1990, … Read moreDay 28: Spring Break 1990
I decided to jump on the Alexa train a couple of months ago, mostly because I like the idea of telling my house what to do. I ordered 3 of the echo dots…one for the living room, one for my gym and one for my bedroom. My mother took one look at the living room … Read moreDay 27: Our New Housemate, Alexa
Have you ever misplaced something, and you know without a doubt that it *has* to be somewhere in your house, and yet, you can’t find it anywhere? That happened this weekend with Rollo’s collar. I know it was on the kitchen counter on Thursday afternoon before our Thanksgiving company arrived, but beyond that, I couldn’t … Read moreDay 26: The Art of the Bathroom Epiphany
Yeah, I know….late again. Technically, it’s day 26, since it’s after midnight. Get over it. (It’s going to be a short one, too, so while you’re getting over things…) I am a firm believer that you can learn pretty much *anything* on the internet. Whatever you need to know, Google will help you find the … Read moreDay 25: Google it!
Earlier today, I had the unpleasant task of telling someone with whom I’d been in communication recently that I didn’t think we should take things any further. It wasn’t anything that he had done or said, I just wasn’t feeling a connection, and felt it best to end things sooner rather than later. We hadn’t … Read moreDay 24: A No-Win Situation…
Happy Thanksgiving, Internet peeps. I hope that you all had a great holiday, full of fun and food, family and friendship. Before I haul my overly-full, slightly tipsy ass upstairs to bed, I just wanted to share a few things that I learned today… When it’s Human vs. 8 month old Newfoundland puppy, the puppy … Read moreDay 23: What I Learned on Thanksgiving Day
9 days left to go on this daily blogging challenge, and this is what it’s come to, folks. Real life photographs that illustrate some of my favorite tv shows and movies… Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and we’re having company over…I hope for all your sakes that someone does or … Read moreDay 22: Life Imitating Art
My subscription to Ancestry.com also included an account on newspapers.com, which (DUH) is an archive of old newspapers from around the country. I haven’t had the opportunity to do a lot of exploring just yet, but so far I’ve learned a few things: If you lived in a relatively small town, the local newspaper would … Read moreDay 21: They Don’t Write ‘Em Like This Anymore