This year, I have been looking forward to Valentine’s day. I’m excited to see the red, pink, and purple decorations in stores, and I smile when I see cutesy stuffed animals holding puffy hearts. But it didn’t used to be this way. I used to hate Valentine’s Day with a fiery passion.
Strange Words: Sentences I’ve Uttered Since Getting My Dog
Honestly, I just want to do something fun for this post. So, I want to introduce officially my dog Snowie by sharing some strange sentences that I’ve said since getting her three and a half years ago.
The Tiger in My Corner: Happy Father’s Day
Happy Father’s Day weekend everyone! Oddly enough, in addition to Father’s Day it is also my dad’s birthday this upcoming week, and I would like to honor the man. It takes a lot to be a good dad, and I’ve been lucky enough to have a great one. A while back, I found a list... Continue Reading →
A Caregiver’s Guide to The Zombie Plague from Hell
For those who are healthy, it can be difficult to know what to do when friends and loved ones get sick. You really shouldn’t be around them, because then you risk catching the illness. But you still want to do something for them. So, here are some tips for those of you who are still healthy (cue my jealousy) and want to help.
Criminally Undercelebrated Romantic Lines
Happy late Valentine’s Day, everyone! Maybe some of you are sad that the holiday is over, and maybe some of you are a bit bummed that it’s done. Either way, the celebration of love doesn’t have to end on February 14th. Here are some lines from movies that I think are pretty doggone romantic but that aren’t really celebrated or well-known.
Grief and Kindness
Grief is a strange creature. It rears its head when you least expect it, and it hangs around in ways that you could never have imagined. Its appearances can be logical, but they don’t always have to be. Sometimes grief only pokes its head out to greet you, and then other times it feels like its lying on your chest trying to smother you.
Granny Knows Best: A Tribute
My grandmother passed away recently (hence no blog post last week). She taught me a great deal, and I would like to share some of her lessons.
Pucker Up: Writing a Kissing Scene
I’m working on a kissing scene for my young adult novel, and I did a little research on the matter. Apparently, there's quite a bit more to a young adult kissing scene than I had originally thought. Here’s a list of some interesting findings.