Within the Pages of TFD: The Note

My husband gave me the coolest/nerdiest thing for my birthday. That’s right, it’s a feather pen set complete with an inkwell. Excuse me while I swoon once again. When I posted this pic on Facebook and IG, a few friends asked if I would write with it. I was like… I mean, how could I…

Flash Fiction: Surprise

I don’t normally make New Years resolutions, but this year I did: I want to become more fluent in Spanish. I took Spanish in college, leaving with enough skill to get the gist of it in writing and pick up a word or two in conversation. After years of knowing just enough to be annoyed…

Let Your Adults Finish Their Power Naps

It happened again last Friday evening, though I can’t say I’m sad about it. My family and I were watching a movie together in the darkened family room. We had blankets and pillows. It was all very cozy. I decided to stretch out on half of the couch, where I snuggled deep in my blanket.…

Why Do I Hate Christmas Music?

Originally posted on Allison Maruska:
About a week after Thanksgiving, I posted this on Facebook. It led to a variety of comments. There was one odd man out. Yes, Dan, I called you odd. That’s what you get for liking that song. This post has a different point than “Christmas music sucks” (though that’s a valid…

Lily: A Thanksgiving Story

This Thursday is Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S., and my family and I are celebrating a reason to be truly thankful. If you read the post about our new kitten, then you know we found him because of an unfortunate circumstance. On October 23, our shy, sweet Lily kitty went missing. Our hope that…