Self-Rediscovery

RT's Cake

I’ll have to apologize for not posting as much as I had been recently. After celebrating my birthday, and then my daughter’s first birthday, I’ve been reevaluating quite a bit. I’m asking myself questions such as; “Am I now where I want to be in my life?” and “Where do I want to be this time next year?” The truth is, I have everything I’ve ever wanted when it comes to my family life. My husband is the most amazing man I have ever met. While we face the frustrations and hurdles of daily life like everyone does, we make the perfect team. We work together, talk things out, and solve our problems one at a time. RT is growing so fast and rapidly developing into quite the character. She’s inquisitive, and goofy, and oh-so-stubborn.

Still, there are other areas of my life that I expected to have progressed further toward my goals as I approach my 30’s. For example, I’ve been a writer all my life. My first publication was a poem at the age of 11. I would then go on to publish over a dozen more before self-publishing a full book of my own poetic endeavors. Over the years, I have started and made considerable progress on multiple novels, and this is not my first blog, either. I do maintain this blog (however infrequently as of late) and have a decent readership, but I’ve always wanted to write fantasy stories. There’s really nothing holding me back except for myself, but this has always been a calling of mine, so I need to step back and get out of my own way. […]

Orchestrating the Chaos

Things have really kicked into high gear around the homestead. This time of year, everything gets so hectic, and this year has been especially busy. The most obvious chore is maintaining our 2-acre property now that the flora has burst into life again. I’m constantly pulling weeds and cutting back some of the plants that tend to take over, like my chocolate mint and raspberry bushes. I’ve even managed to get the planter box cleared before it was time to get my seedlings in the the ground! My long-time regular readers will know how much I’ve struggled with that over the past two years. This year is my year!

As you can see, I still need to clean it up a bit more, and it could use some more filling. Thankfully, I have the composter now, and it fills up quick with all the baking and weeding I’ve been doing as of late. Sometime in the future, I want to replace the wood around the edges, and I’m also planning on putting a small fence and gate around the area to keep out deer and the many, many bunnies that live in the raspberry bushes right next to it. Sometime this week, I’m also going to cut back the raspberry bushes, seeing as they’re encroaching again (as they are wont to do). […]

Crunch Time

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I am always so busy this time of year. My fiber arts business booms in the colder weather, and with the holidays approaching. I also set aside quite a bit of time to make presents for my friends and family. Handcrafted gifts are, in my opinion, much better than anything you could find mass produced in a store. They have a personal touch and a sense of devotion that you just can’t find anywhere else.

This year, I was especially strapped for time, despite giving myself a head start on creating presents. First of all, RT has started teething, making her one unhappy baby. As anyone with kids will already know, every endeavor becomes more difficult and time-consuming when there’s a little one screaming. […]