"Are you Allie?" A woman I'd seen temporarily filling the office's front desk asked. I nodded. "I have a package for you." She disappeared for a moment only to return with a box that could have easily fit a flat screen TV. It was my new desk. My new standing desk. Yes, apparently, the newest … Continue reading Is it a good time to make easy changes?
There are good weekends and then there are gooooooooooood weekends. Last week, my sister (I'll call her Lucinda, which is a nice enough name, or Lucy for short) announced out of the blue that my boys were invited to spend the night on Friday. Lucy said the invitation was because my niece (Xena sounds right) was … Continue reading Good tidings to you
We have reached that point in the year in which my daily commute is conducted entirely in the dark. The days are getting shorter. It is one of the only aspects of Fall I dislike. To make matters worse, dense cloud cover blocked out what little light remained in the sky as I pulled out … Continue reading It probably looks more glamorous on TV
Getting your novel ready for its grand debut is like battling a hydra. You make one correction, only to then discover the need for three more. I had grown somewhat obsessed over the last few weeks, a condition that has only gotten worse the closer I got to my launch date (which is next week … Continue reading I’m fixing a hole
If you are reading this, it means that the world has escaped yet another doomsday prediction. Hurrah for us! This also means I owe you a post, but, unfortunately, my draft folder is woefully slim this week. Perhaps I can interest you in a sampling of some of my favorites from the vault: I met someone A … Continue reading It’s the final countdown