The Wonders of the Great Outdoors

Some of my earliest memories are of being outside, with animals and nature. I was always climbing trees, exploring, riding horses and hiking. I started riding horses when I was four. Though I haven’t ridden in years, I still remember so clearly the dust and grit on my hands and under my nails, the feel and…

Snow day

After my adventure on Monday, I can safely say I am no longer excited about snow.

I had my car warmed up and uncovered by 4:45 am, only to realize after spinning out several times that I couldn’t get out of the driveway.
So, l walked the nearest bus stop on the route I’m familiar with. Once there, I realize that particular stop was not on the snow route. I walk a few more blocks. I wait for over an hour and the other bus I could have taken shows up twice several blocks down. I watch it bitterly, determined that MY bus would indeed arrive at THIS STOP as the bus app promised.

Snowballing to-do list

I had a rather inspiring weekend at Rustycon. I met with many old friends, enjoyed meeting quite a few folks, and best of all, was inspired. My work load has also suddenly picked up. Thus the title. First, I think I’ll talk a bit about Rustycon, a little Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention I’ve been…

Seasonal Fun in the City

I grew up a small town girl, but I’ve embraced all there is to do in this fabulous city in which I now live. I can’t help but feel blessed that my son is growing up here with so many opportunities, so much to do and see. Once the holidays season rolls around, I am…

I pledge allegiance…

On Veteran’s Day, this particular liberal feminist discussed with her son the pledge of allegiance and the history of our flag. He’s a Cub Scout, and it’s part of what he is learning to earn his Bear badge. We did this while waiting for another Scout family to arrive so we could enjoy a bar-b-cue.…

#ActuallyAutistic

I am, officially, #ActuallyAutistic. No, not like Rain Man. I have no significant heightened ability to count or calculate anything. And no, I’m not like Sheldon Cooper. I’m no genius (though that’s probably pretty obvious), and I do have some grasp of humor, sarcasm, humility and empathy. I’m not like Temple Grandin, I wasn’t non-verbal…

Guinea pig love

So, we have guinea pigs now. My son, my little man, as I often call him, has been dying for a pet. We’d talked about a dog, gone to a shelter and  looked and found none that would work in our home. My son left crying when I had to explain to him it wouldn’t…