Mini Musings- I’m Only Doing This Because I Have To

I haven’t been able to write much lately. Not because I don’t like writing (I don’t think) but because I’ve turned into this lazy monster that would rather spend my days lounging like Jabba the Hutt than doing anything remotely like moving forward. Wait, scratch that. I don’t think I would rather spend my days as a modern day Jabba, it’s just the way things have been turning out. Every time I manage to get something down on paper and then go through the extra steps of posting it onto my blog I feel like I have conquered Everest. I…

It’s Not You. It’s Me.

I didn’t walk with you today. I probably won’t walk with you tomorrow either. It was lovely while it lasted, but there isn’t a need in my soul anymore. But, I want you to know that it isn’t you—it’s me. I convinced myself that it would be cold and windy and probably snowy, so I stayed away. I told myself that it would just be making myself miserable. I found a reason to stay home. But then the sun came out and made everything so gorgeous and inviting and I thought about how much I miss you. I could feel…

Mini Musings—Thank Goodness I Have My Words

As I was wasting my life away on that time suck that is facebook, I came across a meme/photo/thing that describes me pretty well: I’m pretty quick to pass on different curiosities that cross my beloved laptop screen, but this one sort of stopped me in my tracks.  Its succinctness in describing my life can only be described as miraculous.  Now don’t get me wrong, you can’t really shut me up once I get going verbally, but when I get a keyboard in front of me we’re talking about a whole new dimension. My job as a children’s librarian requires…

Mini Musings–Why Can’t I Write for Myself?

Life is good.  I love life. I love spending time with my kiddo and time with my hubby and time, well, just being.  But then other life things start getting in the way and I find myself wanting to jump the next around the world cruise so that I can just find some space to breathe again. As I am sure many other people my age have gone through, I am finding myself wanting to just do the fun and soul-filling things I like instead of putting so much effort into things that just let me be.  My job as a…

Mini Musings–Sharing is Caring

Greetings and Salutations to all of my blogging friends! I just wanted to give you a head’s up that I am going to start sharing some of my favorite blogs from my online friends.  It is something that has needed to happen for a long time, but I was fairly reluctant because I was too busy being over-protective of my own blog.  I had a vision of what I wanted to do and sharing wasn’t part of the equation. Cut to now and that fact that I have had this blog for almost eight months and I finally realized that I have been…

Mini Musings-Do I Not Have Enough to Do?

Hello my friends! I am just barely getting back on track after my holiday and I am knee deep in all kinds of writing activities!  I am currently recalling my vacation to Hawaii over Christmas and I am surprised on how detailed I seem to have remembered things.  I’m actually quite grateful to have the time to look back and reflect because I am beginning to really understand how special that time really was–priceless moments as The Magic Three. I’m not sure if I told everyone that I did get approved to teach about blogging at my library’s annual Tech…

Mini Musings- They Call Me Ms. René

Hello to all of my blogging friends out there.  I just wanted to take a minute to let you know about something cool I might be a part of very, very soon. Some of you know that I am a kick-ass Children’s Librarian (not literally of course, but instead more in the “I’m so awesome I can hardly stand it” variety-ha!) and I spend hours upon hours each week trying to keep the young brains of the library masses fresh and eager for new knowledge.  Teaching stuff like how to paint with shaving cream, how to create an artistic masterpiece using stamp…

Thank You

  I just want to take a second to say thank you to each and every Veteran that has ever been. Your service is greatly appreciated. Today I would also like to specifically honor my dad who served three tours in Vietnam as a United States Marine. I have been privileged  to hear some of his stories but they are many more still locked away. He has done much for his country and his family and I love him very much for it. This is also my opportunity to say thank you to all of the family members of Veterans who…

Mini Musings- Which Path Should I Take?

Hello to all of my lovely online friends! After coming off an extremely busy Halloween weekend with the boy and the hubby, I find that I have neglected my blog severely.  I apologize to all of the late responses on my last post–I finally got to them today.  I will try to be more quick to answer and comment next time. On to the mini musing of the day…I took some time to contemplate my next story and thought I had it all lined up, but my heart is pulling me in another direction.  I feel that it is very…

Mini Musings- I Sprung for Some Business Cards

Hello again to all of my blogging friends! Thanks to all of the great advice I got a few weeks ago (and a suggestion from my sister-in-law) I have been able to come up with two or three ideas to write about that are very exciting.  My last blog on haunted houses was fun to do and I will soon be touching on indoor skydiving and the time I accidentally had my hair turned into a fro (I might even have pictures of the debacle–stay tuned). This week I decided to bite the bullet and purchased 100 business cards with my…