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December 20, 2020

Very Merry Survey in 2020

Before Christmas Does your family send out Christmas cards? Yep. My mom sent out a bajillion, with a newsy letter, but I just do a photo card and I send 30-50 (depending if I decide to do things...


December 09, 2020

Best Advent Calendar Ever in 2020

For our anniversary in September, I told Rob I wanted the wine advent calendar I had seen at Costco, and he got it for me. So since Dec. 1, I’ve been drinking the equivalent of half a bottle (37...


December 03, 2020

Quiet in 2020

I’m alone in my house for the first time in what feels like ages, and it’s so quiet. I love it! I have to get up and be productive eventually, but for right now I’m just sitting on my couch in ...


November 30, 2020

NoJoMo 30 in 2020

How, and where, do you draw the line between judgement and opinion? Opinion becomes judgement when there are consequences involved. I don’t believe there should be concrete consequences for opin...


November 29, 2020

NoJoMo 29 in 2020

What are three (3) pet peeves that you have? I hate it when people chew with their mouths open. Nobody wants to listen to you eat, dude. I can’t stand it when people criticize books they haven’t...


November 28, 2020

NoJoMo 28 in 2020

Write about the small things in life that bring you joy. A text from a friend, a cuddle from a dog (or a teen, though that’s more rare these days than when they were little), a kiss from my husba...


November 27, 2020

NoJoMo 27 in 2020

What are your favorite things about yourself? This is a difficult one. I can list issues I have with myself, but it’s harder to think of positive things. Hello, anxiety and insecurity! I think ...


November 26, 2020

NoJoMo 26 in 2020

Write about three (3) people you’re thankful for. Appropriate, as it’s American Thanksgiving today. I opened a bottle of wine earlier when I started cooking, and I may be asleep before 9pm at thi...


November 25, 2020

NoJoMo 25 in 2020

What is your favorite joke? It’s visual - a meme meant to make SF geeks lose their ever-loving minds. I’ve never learned how to post pictures here, so I’ll describe it and you can google it if y...


November 24, 2020

NoJoMo 24 in 2020

Write about five (5) problems you have with social media. 1 - DoomScrolling is a real thing, especially when you’re prone to anxiety. I can get caught up in what seems like a never-ending cycle ...


November 23, 2020

NoJoMo 23 in 2020

What is your personal motto? Do the best you can, and be kind to people - including yourself. Also, do not mistake kindness for weakness. I need this tattooed on my forehead so people will get...


November 22, 2020

NoJoMo 22 in 2020

(I’m using yesterday’s prompt because I do like it!) What are ten (10) things you are grateful for? 1 - My husband. He’s not everyone’s cup of tea - he can be brash and loud and he’s never afrai...


November 21, 2020

NojoMo 21*update in 2020

I’m not doing the prompt today. My mom fell down twice this week, and this morning she fell down a third time and was not able to get up so the nursing home is transferring her to the hospital an...


November 20, 2020

NoJoMo 20 in 2020

Write about your plans for your next vacation. I honestly have no idea when we’ll go on a proper vacation next, but I’m hoping in February when the kids are on school break we can go to Florida t...


November 18, 2020

NoJoMo 18 in 2020

Write about your favorite thing to do on a lazy day. Eat good food, read good books, and sit on a comfortable couch in comfortable clothes snuggling a dog or two. What can I say, I’m in to the s...


November 17, 2020

NoJoMo 17 in 2020

What is one thing you cannot stop talking about? I honestly don’t know. Depends who I’m talking to, I guess? The most obvious answer would be books - being a librarian, and also mom to two teen...


November 16, 2020

NoJoMo 16 in 2020

What is your favorite quote right now? Why? “Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying ‘End-of-t...


November 15, 2020

NoJoMo 15 in 2020

Do you change your mind easily? I can be persuaded with a strong enough argument, but I’m also ornery and stubborn and tend to stick to my guns. So, I guess not. But I can’t stand conflict, and ...


November 14, 2020

NoJoMo 14 in 2020

What did you wear today? I wore work clothes to work (nothing exciting, black and white tunic over plum-colored pants with black flats) and now I’m wearing my “Obey Cthulhu” t-shirt and sugar sku...


November 13, 2020

NoJoMo 13 in 2020

Tell us about your writing habits. My writing habits are a pile of undisciplined garbage. I write when I need an outlet, or sometimes to keep in touch (with myself, with friends, with family). ...


November 12, 2020

NoJoMo 12 in 2020

Write about a tradition that makes you feel most at home/reminds you of home. Most of my fondest memories of family holidays seem to revolve around food. Baking with my mom at the holidays, eatin...


November 11, 2020

NoJoMo 11 in 2020

What is one recipe you’d like to attempt before the end of the year? One of my coworkers showed me a recipe yesterday for a type of holiday cookie that I’ve never made, but it looks delicious and...


November 10, 2020

NoJoMo 10 in 2020

Do you get up right away when your alarm goes off or do you hit the snooze button? My phone is my alarm, and I literally have to keep it plugged in on the opposite side of the room because if I d...


November 09, 2020

NoJoMo 9 in 2020

Write about your tattoos and what they mean, if anything. I’ll start at my feet and go up. On my left foot is a tribal tattoo of a hummingbird. It’s a memorial piece for my good friend from high...


November 08, 2020

NoJoMo 8 in 2020

Write about what irrationally annoys you the most. Today it’s Trump hysterics and Q-Anon nonsense, but that’s not exactly irrational. Seriously, I’m so relieved that our national nightmare is c...


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