Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Most Important Thing About Revision

The Most Important Thing About Revision? Absolute honesty with yourself. Know when you are settling for a good enough because you can’t come up with something better. Good enough is great as a place holder when drafting, but when revising … Continue reading

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Why It’s Important to Say What You Mean

  I hate when people say what they think you want to hear rather than what they honestly think. Case in point, I asked a friend to go see We Bought a Zoo. She said, “Yeah sounds fun.” So I … Continue reading

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2011 Resolutions Update

Resolution #1: Lose 35 lbs in 2011 and keep it off. Status: Lost 22 lbs total and then gained half back by the end of the year. Overall, I lost and kept off 10 lbs. Resolution #2: Finish drafting my … Continue reading

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Versatile Blogger Award

A ginormous thank you to Marc Schuster for presenting me with the Versatile Blogger Award! I love filling my blog with tidbits from my life. It’s even more wonderful to know someone is enjoying reading it. In the tradition of this award, … Continue reading

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My Favorite Christmas Moments


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Christmas Cookies

Move over Martha Stewart, Aunt Cindi converted her kitchen into Mrs. Klaus’ workshop this week. I got to participate in the hallow of hallowed occasions: the baking of Christmas cookies for our entire family. We’ve got my Grandma H, my … Continue reading

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Partial Removal of My Toe Nail–Take Two

I wish I’d been here today. Instead, I went to the podiatrist and found out part of the ingrown toenail from 6 weeks ago remained in my toe. Despite the other doctor removing part of my toe nail and lancing … Continue reading

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The Mermaid Chair–Book Review

In The Mermaid Chair, Sue Monk Kidd does for fiction what the Flemish masters did for painting. She imbues each scene with so much reality it unfolds in your mind like a memory. You can taste the salty sea air … Continue reading

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