Sunday Smiles

anniversary 2014It’s funny how I never notice how long I go between blog posts these days until I share my blog link around! I used to post every day, or nearly so, when I wrote for some companies. Now I’m doing almost strictly ghostwriting, which pays well but alas, cannot be linked to from my blog. This week I wrote a bunch of singles resource pages, medical blogs, and answers for Q&A sites, which are really fun to write. If you Google, say, the function of cytoplasm, I might have written the answer you find.

So what are you smiling about this week? I’m smiling about my brand-new touchscreen computer! Oh, I love it, although it takes some getting used to. But to be honest with you, I’d love any computer that holds a charge, isn’t losing its power cord every time you barely touch it, has all of the letters on its keys and is not wobbly when you type, like my old laptop was! Wood Sprite has the old one now, which she loves.

Our 19th anniversary was this Friday, and while I’m not loving that Sprite was sick and we had to cancel our plans, I did love this amazing dinner Indy made. He made tortellini, eggplant Parmesan and fried mushrooms–YUM.

I’m loving my new office, which was the playroom up until last week.

Wood Sprite’s art is amazing! She drew me the coolest dandelion today, and she’s been chalkin’ it up outside all summer on the sidewalks.

sugar skull

We are definitely loving our new pups! Molly and She-Ra are so different but so much fun. Molly is a spitfire and She-Ra is a total cuddler.



Sunday Smiles

bright chalkWhat are you smiling about this weekend? I’m smiling because…

Indy is off for the first time in three weeks! We miss him so much, although we also appreciate all of the overtime. He’s sleeping in right now; after work last night, we stayed up to watch some shows on Hulu and snuggled.

Even though I had to miss a night out with the girls, I’m so glad that they got to see each other. Good luck on your new adventure, T! We will miss you and try to visit you in Texas soon.

We are loving this new bright chalk!

Having plenty of work is so nice. It’s tricky to schedule it now that Indy’s not around for Wood Sprite as much, though. Lately I’ve been writing lots of singles resources, plus Q & A pieces for informational websites. If you’ve asked a question about anything from the salaries of various careers to the habits of animals to how computer animation works, chances are I’ve answered it somewhere!

Bonuses. Bonuses are nice.

The library, as usual, makes me smile. I have so many gems from them between inter-library loans, regular books and eBooks!

Seeing family is always nice. I wish I could spend more time with them.

I also had two fillings done on Friday, and Indy and Sprite got haircuts, so we all look a little different. Plus, Sprite and I both had cleanings done in the last two weeks, so Indy’s the only one left to get one this week.

Sprite has chicken pox and she’s incredibly sad about missing her friends, but I’m so grateful for the weather. She’s at least been able to play in the yard.


Playtime has been claytime lately at our house, especially when it’s cold. I am loving Wood Sprite’s creations. She filled a shadowbox with tiny clay furniture, a basketball hoop and ball and little creatures the other day. Here are some recent creations, including the pot-bellied pig she wants as a pet and Michelangelo (from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).

April Fool’s Day

Normally I love April Fool’s and really get in the spirit with my loved ones but not so much this year. We are all grief-stricken and not up for pranks. I did keep my promise to Wood Sprite and made her a silly breakfast, complete with waffles with a grape face and blue milk.

Wood Sprite, on the other hand, tried to prank us all day. Then she ended the day with this lovely tribute to my cousin that I wanted to share. She made the fox out of tape and an old shirt, and the tiny flag out of tape and a toothpick. She is using the latter in her dollhouse as tribute to him, and she gave me the fox flag for my office.
Jays fox

What Dogs Do

This week I’m only ghostwriting: singles resources (movie dates and ideas this time), sports shoes, product descriptions and much more. That will probably be the majority of my work, if not all of it, for the next month or two.

My family is also grieving for someone we all loved very, very much. I do have one fun thing to share today. In an effort to cheer me up, Wood Sprite told me, “This is what dogs do,” and positioned her toys as follows:

A Fond Farewell

cahokia3This is my final post for the Progressive Parenting, Conscious Caregiving blog, which will no longer be updated. I want to thank everyone who followed along and shared your thoughts and ideas about homeschooling, unschooling and parenting in general. It was a lot of fun to interact with you! Keep following along with this blog to keep up with our adventures and my other work. Most of my other work is ghostwriting that cannot be shared, but I can post something from time to time! You can also check out my supernatural adult fiction (18+ only) at the right, or follow me on Twitter. Thanks again!

A Fond Farewell
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