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: