Stuffitis Anonymous

Stuffitis Anonymous

Stuffitis Anonymous

On reducing stuffitis: “Immaculate and modest living are the planes on which we can rise over our established life and its temporary existence.”  KIM SMITH It has been quite a while since I posted about my lifestyle reboot. It’s because it has been put on hold for some time. First, winter prevented my getting much done, and then my hubby’s illness took front stage. But that desire to turn this bird (that I call life) around has recently begun to plague me once again. Why, you ask? Well, it’s simple really. A basic minimum of  belongings is freeing. I once

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Vacations: don’t forget the others

Vacations: don’t forget the others

Summer is here and everyone is traveling. At least, that is how it feels to me. Yes, this is a whiny, self-indulgent post about my life and how it is not turning out quite as I had so strangely prepared. If you do not want to read about my efforts at self-deprecation, you might want to click on the little “x” now. So…as I was saying before I rudely interrupted myself… Everyone is traveling to a vacation place. Some with kids, some with dogs, some with other baggage. I used to do that. Before cancer took over the driver’s side

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The terrible, very bad, no good day

The terrible, very bad, no good day

So, here I am – pondering my sitiuation, my life, again. It isn’t lik e I haven’t been here before but this time things are different. This time I am not kicking at the chains. This time I am relaxed, redolent or reminiscent. Yesterday was one of those days where no one wants to find themselves. I went to the hospital to see my hubby and had one eye on the clock the entire time. I knew of some place I wanted to go and I had a time I wanted to be there. When the time arrived, I left,

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Christmas Recipes : Chocolate Praline Trifle

Christmas Recipes : Chocolate Praline Trifle

So, we have had a chicken recipe, and a tea recipe, so now that Christmas is bearing down on us like a runaway train, how about something sweet? I love all the special goodies that families are making right now. Cookies, cakes, pies, candies…oh my. Is it any wonder everyone goes on a diet on January 1? For our Christmas recipes blog posts, let’s do … Chocolate Praline Trifle Got this off Pinterest, and the images alone will make your mouth water. This is a delicious dessert filled with layers of chocolate cake, praline pecans, and whipped cream (drool) CHOCOLATE

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Writing a Series: 5 Things You Need To Know

Writing a Series: 5 Things You Need To Know

Writing a series: 5 Things you Need to Know If you want to construct a writing career that spans decades and provides a good living— write a series. Your readers will go out and get the first book, and keep going through the list, into infinity as long as you feed them. When I planned the series I wanted to create, I read a lot of books with humorous characters. I wrote Disk of Death purposefully aimed at a series. But like so many newbie authors, I didn’t insert a subplot that would go forward into future books, (namely Yew to

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