Ms. Marta Delannoy

One thing I’ve been struggling with is something I feel I shouldn’t be struggling with: I see my friends on Facebook going from “HerLastName” to “HisLastName,” and while that’s cool for them, it’s not the choice I’ve made for myself.… Read More Ms. Marta Delannoy

Single Burner Survival: Chicken and Broccoli w/ Whipped Butternut Squash

Our stove died in November. It is now May and I still don’t have a new stove. Why? Because other things have either died or kaput in our home and those have taken precedence – also, we’re one of those “but what if there’s a better deal somewhere else?” kind of people, and so, I’ve… Read More Single Burner Survival: Chicken and Broccoli w/ Whipped Butternut Squash

It Might be a Tumor

Maybe that’s why I’ve been getting headaches! My creative energy hasn’t been spent on picture-taking, so I’m backed up. I have been working on a manuscript, however. But publishing a short story and showing Mom a picture of her kid that I just took is not the same. I enjoyed the instant gratification I would get with photography, and now that I don’t have that, I’ve been turning more to my blog and manuscripts, but it’s not the same! Getting “Likes” on Facebook are not as awesome as Mom going, “Wow! I did not think you got any good pictures!” I need the feedback! I need to be praised. And even though I don’t have that right now, I need to continue to work on my writing career to get there! If only I could get paid to update my blog. I’m sure those jobs exist. But I don’t think I’m interesting enough. … Read More It Might be a Tumor

Dear Timmy:

Sometimes being a good parent means not becoming one at all. Like I said, I’m a selfish person. And if I have you, there will be times when you will hate me, Timmy, and that will break my heart – even though there will be times when I will hate you too; not gonna lie! – and I don’t want to put either one of us through that. So, I’m going to keep working on my life for me. … Read More Dear Timmy: