Man… I cannot believe that it has been nearly a year since I have written anything worth reading! The tag line to my poor abandoned blog is one of my all-time favorite quotes by Benjamin Franklin, “Either write something worth reading, or do something worth writing.” I’d like to think that as of a year … More My One-Year Haitus
After last year’s A-Z Blogging Challenge came to a close, I found myself missing the daily prompts and the routine and structure that came from dedicating time to write every day. I wrote a conclusion post of sorts after this challenge wrapped up which included a question for readers, eliciting advice regarding other challenges and prompts that … More Congress of Rough Writers!
As a result of a number of activities, events, stressors, and other things going on both personally and professionally, I haven’t had near as much time to dedicate to my writing as I’ve wanted to. So much for participating in NaNoWriMo this month! Writing is so incredibly cathartic and I absolutely need to find the time to … More End of Year Goals Met!
Weeks of tests and scans, poking and prodding, procedures. The news came back yesterday, and now we prepare for life with the C-word. For the weeks, months, years to come of physical strife and emotional exhaustion. We will get through it together, as a family who prides themselves in standing strong through times of trial, … More The Battle has Begun
Okay. I feel that I’ve been really good about not using my blog for rants. Considering I can (and do) rage about quite a lot in person, it is a miracle my blog isn’t laden with f-bombs and other profanities, warranting a “please validate that you are over the age of 18” warning upon visiting. That being said, … More You Call THAT Friendship???
Hey all! I’ve been getting bored with my blog theme and style, having had the same look for the past two years, and decided it was time for a long overdue refresh and revamp of The Wordy Rose. Sadly, after selecting the theme I wanted and “activating” it, I lost the proper linking of posts … More Blog Theme Revamp!
Startled awake by the 2am phone call that only meant one thing. “He’s gone.” Sitting on the edge of her bed, I held my mother as sobs raked her body. The only grandparent I had ever known, his heart had stopped in his sleep. 93 years. Long and fully lived, never the right time. Questions … More Butterfly Memories
‘Twas my birthday on Saturday! It was a very low-key weekend spent with family, which was just what the doctor ordered. 🙂 Both Saturday and Sunday had ridiculously disgusting high temperatures. It was in the high 90s both days, which makes me puke in my mouth a little bit. With heat waves (especially when there … More Happy Birthday to Meeeee!
I was nominated by the fantastic Millie Thom to participate in the Three Quotes Challenge. A remarkable and eclectic author and blogger, I have truly enjoyed our conversations and love reading her work. It is a huge honor to be nominated by a fellow writer who I admire so much both personally and professionally! 🙂 … More Three Quotes Challenge – Day Two
A close friend of mine has been raving about the health and wellness benefits of essential oils for months now and has had some great experiences after implementing oils into her daily life. Always willing to try something new, I decided to give this a shot and am optimistic that I will reap the health … More Essential Oils – Giving it a Go!