Thursday, December 29, 2016

Quote #69 - Alfred Lord Tennyson

Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, 'It will be happier.'

- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Wishing everyone the best for the holiday season, and hoping for the best in the new year!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Random #89 - The Holiday Spirit

All I feel is stress this year. I keep waiting for that happy, fun, exciting feeling to come, but it's missing. I don't know if it's because of the difficult year we have had, the way work at my day job is going, the stress of any number of other things I have been dealing with, but I'm pretty glum. I really don't want to be. I want to enjoy the decorations, the music, the movies and my beautiful children. I want to feel the love and inspiration this time of year can often bring. I keep thinking that if I dig deeper, somehow work harder, it will come. I've even been baking cookies. Gingersnaps and Chocloate Chip Shortbread. They were good and made the house smell Christmas-y. They're all gone though. The children, Hubby and coworkers ate them. I'll have to make more... Of the Gindersnaps at least. Maybe I just need to play more holiday music....

This makes me happy though, in a ridiculous way....

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Quote #68 - Winston Churchill

"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give."
- Winston Churchill

Monday, December 5, 2016

Last Week #70 - Not Much

I didn't write much last week. I wanted to. I got all the stuff out, got myself ready, but I barely wrote a page.  In addition to not writing much, I didn't read much either. Not reading a lot is unusual for me, but when this happens I do find that my reading slumps and my writing slumps are related. Does my reading inspire my writing? A good book can energize me. If I'm not feeling energized, I guess I'm not writing. I'm hoping to do better this week though. I've given up on the book I was trying to read (something I rarely do). I've picked something I think is better. I only just started it yesterday. I'm hoping that the reading will pump up the writing and I can keep moving forward with my work-in-progress.