(personal/writing) Writing in the wind

I’m currently sitting in a comfy chair in an infusion room at UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester, with an IV in my arm, waiting for my next Remicade infusion. It’s raining outside, and as I’m on the 6th floor, I have a lovely view of the parking lot, and the rain. (Hey, at least it’s …

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(writing) Slow progress

 I don’t write fast any more. I think it’s because I’m more of the planner, and I don’t like rewrites, so I want things to be perfect (or as perfect as they can be in a first draft). But I’ve discovered that if I head to a coffee shop, or my studio, I seem to …

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(personal) Tea, and the quitting of soda

I love tea. It’s no secret that I love tea, and that I am a wee bit of a tea snob (yes, Molly totally gets it from me, except that I can’t afford to buy my personal blends all the time, so I do occasionally buy tea from the grocery store. But even then, it’s …

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(personal/writing/advent) New Year brings new opportunities

  It’s the beginning of a new year, and one I’m hoping is better than last year. No, one I will MAKE better than next year.   I’m recommitting to several things – my goal to get healthy; my writing; and myself. Yes, I’m going to be enforcing my time to get better. I can’t …

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(advent) December 25

winter tea

Friday, December 25 “Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! Oh look, Santa came! Come on, everyone!” Lily’s joyful voice echoed throughout the house, buoyed by Jack’s excited baying and the sounds of running feet. Schrodinger, who had been curled up at Molly’s feet, raised his head, sleep still in his eyes. They had come in fairly late …

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(advent) December 24

winter tea

Thursday, December 24 “We haven’t forgotten anything, have we?” Brynna asked Paul, who chuckled and rolled his eyes. “No, my love, we have not forgotten anything, and it’s not like we can’t come back,” he told her. “We’re not leaving forever. If nothing else, I sail in two weeks, so we have to be back …

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(advent) December 23

winter tea

Wednesday, December 23 “All right, boys, let’s go.” Paul pushed his finished breakfast plate aside and drained his tea cup, sighing a bit. Molly had noticed the coffee in the cupboard when she was exploring the night before, but no one had asked for it, and she’d breathed a soft sigh of relief. He hadn’t …

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(advent) December 22

winter tea

Tuesday, December 22 It was snowing when Molly awoke, and for a moment, she couldn’t remember where she was. The bedroom that Brynna had shown them to the night before was smaller than their bedroom at the farm, and the sounds of the waves against the rocks beneath them was something she wasn’t accustomed to. …

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(advent) December 21

winter tea

Monday, December 21 “Are you sure you’re okay with this?” Molly asked her sister-in-law again, a worried look on her face. “I mean, it’s a big imposition.” “Huge,” Corrine agreed wryly, rolling her eyes at her. “I mean, you spent all yesterday cooking, so all we have to do is warm everything up on Friday, …

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(advent) December 20

winter tea

Sunday, December 20 “Schrodinger, can you go and get the door, please?” Molly said, as she flipped over the French toast over on the griddle. “I think Drew’s still in the shower, and I can’t leave these.” Of course! The CrossCat hopped down from his chair and headed to the door. She heard the door …

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