Monday Motivation – Persistence

Good morning! How’s your new year going so far? Okay, okay, don’t laugh. It’s going to be fine, eventually, and we’ll all get into the swing of things here soon. Like getting this post up on time and writing. So, you ready? Good! Have you ever started a project, either exercising, or eating right, or…

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Monday Motivation: Laughter

Good morning! Got your coffee or tea? Good, just remember to maybe wait to drink them AFTER you read this post. Why? Because today’s motivation is laughter and I have a few images that hopefully will make you spit water. Of course, to save your keyboard (and your monitory), just wait until you’re done reading…

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Monday Motivation – After a Holiday Weekend

Good morning! Got your coffee or tea? I totally understand if you need it today. The first day back to the usual routine after a long holiday weekend is always rough at best. But it’s the last day of #NaNoWriMo and I know you got this. But here’s the best part. Tomorrow is December, and…

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Monday Motivation: #NaNoWriMo Ahhhhhhh!

#NaNoWriMo has started! *flailing hands and panicked running* Ahem! Okay, back to the regular programming – which I have no idea what that is but it sounds good. How are y’all doing? Are you doing National Novel Writing Month? This is Day Two and hopefully you have your tales started and your word count hummin’…

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Wednesday Randomness: Halloween

Good morning! This weekend is Halloween and it’s also the time of Samhain (pronounced Sav-en in Scotland), All Saints Day, and Dia de Los Muertos. I’ve been doing some research on the proper ways to celebrate these holidays for an upcoming book, but I was struck at how much in common these holidays had. For…

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Monday Motivation: Prepping for NaNoWriMo

Happy Monday! I know, not your favorite phrase by any stretch of the imagination. But, that’s what I’m here for, right? This weekend I took the plunge and decided to sign up for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) officially. I do it almost every year, but this time I thought I would try to actually…

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Anniversary – Special Day All the Way Around

Today is my 16th Anniversary with Mr. SM and we’re celebrating with taking walks in the crisp autumn air and watching movies while drinking hot apple cider. We always check to see what the traditional, modern, and alternative anniversary gifts and try to tailor our shared gifts to fit one of the suggestions. This year…

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Leaving Facebook: Breaking the Social Media Monopoly

As you might be aware, I’m thinking of leaving Facebook for a variety of reasons, striking off into a better place to interact with readers but also find peace. I’m not heading off into the bush like a hermit, but I’m just not willing to play by the rules Facebook is enacting. I recognize it’s…

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