Tag: private life
BLOG POST: 10 Things I Learned from My Mom
10 things I learned from my mom. A list of profound advice my mom instilled in me while growing up. It’s a simple list with a big impact.
State of Things
The turkey is in the oven, the table is set, and the kiddos are coloring place cards. Now I have my first few moments of peace since early this morning. So, first things first, Happy Thanksgiving! If you need a gravy recipe for later today, I have a great one! Robin’s Easy Gravy. Second,…
Resource: Oregon Backgrounds & Textures
Escape to the Oregon Coast Each year we hop in the car and head north to Oregon. We have relatives in several cities, and get to take in the breathtaking landscapes and partake in all sorts of outdoor activities. All of these photos were taken within a 20 minute drive of Florence, Oregon. This town…
Fan Question: Character Theme Music
Do you have theme songs for your main characters? Anonymous ——————————————— Yes! I am usually listening to music when I write. I have playlists for certain types of scenes, as well as, specific characters. Bowen’s theme music is easy, “Hysteria” by Muse. I listen to this song almost every time I begin to write a…
I just found a message from last year and though you might enjoy it: My school went going bookless, so we were given iPads. We had two days of training from Apple pros. Anyway…I was being trained on the dictation app. I said: “Split the keyboard.” It wrote: “You will die.” My iPad is now named HAL.
In the car with my husband… Me: Hey, there’s Golfland. We went there on our second date. Him: (Pleasantly) Really? Huh. Me: Yeah, I won. Him: Really? Me: Yeah. My mom said I should have let you win. Him: I knew I liked your mom. Me: You would really prefer me to throw the game? Him:…
Teaching: Convo in Class
A Convo in Class This is a funny little exchange that happened in my senior English class this morning. [Student A walks in on a test day for the 2nd time this year (No, I’m not exaggerating)] Me: Wow! You’re here today. Student A: Yes, and it’s your fault, I can’t get behind anymore. [grumbles]…