The Reason I’ve Not Blogged Lately

It’s 6:37 am. I’ve been awake for just a few minutes, and need to get ready for the day job. There’s so much I have to tell y’all, so many updates for #DoingTheWriteThing and for life.

We’ve been stretched to breaking, put back together, and redirected. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you might have an idea. It’s quick to post a short status or a wordless photo that seems to capture a moment.

It’s been hard to get the words out. No. That’s not true. I’ve been posting quite a lot on my private Facebook page. … read the rest. . .

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Promise Me We’ll Be Like Them

Dear Mom,

You know I love you. You know, next to my daughter, you’re the most important person to me on this earth. I love that we are Three Generations of Desert Women: strong, durable. Louis L’Amour would be the first to praise your character. How tough you are, how strong and resourceful and faithful and determined. You are our rock, our foundation, our example. You’ve taught us how to forge our way through instead of turning back to the comfort of mediocrity.

And I want to be just like you when I grow up. And I want to be … read the rest. . .

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The Story Behind The Story

December 14, 2012:
I received an email tonight. The kind that makes your heart flutter and your wings spread. And your stomach churn.

By the time you read this, it will all be over. Or, rather… it will just be beginning.

The local newspaper wants to interview me about my writing. About my Blog, my Business, and my Book. I already texted Megan. What wonderful timing. Just two days ago we agreed we’ve been stagnant too long and it’s time to get back to writing our Series. You long-time readers know what a long, hard year this has been for … read the rest. . .

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What a Difference a Day Makes [The New Used Car Edition]

So, wow. Say it with me: Wow!

Was it only a few days ago I posted how good things are even though on paper they look miserable? Well, guess what. I get a paycheck this week. A full paycheck. And you know what I’m going to do with it? I’m going to pay my mortgage! I’m so stinking excited.

I’ve paid my mortgage every month, but this month is special. This month, it’s being paid from my paycheck: from money I earned at my new job.

It’s a great Thanksgiving!

You know what else is new? Take a guess. Okay, … read the rest. . .

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Happy Birthday, Dot!

My girl is not a girl. Today she’s an adult. But I still love her as a girl. I mean, who wouldn’t? Look at this face!

I can’t believe it was 18 years ago today that this beautiful bounty came into the world (not before playing Jurassic Park with my tea). And just look how she’s grown up!

Today we celebrated Dot’s birthday. It’s always so wonderful to give back to the person who has given so much to my life.

I love you, Hannah. Now, forever. You are always my little girl. And I’m so proud of how … read the rest. . .

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