Category Archives: Nevertheless We Perisisted

In the Trenches with Hazmat Suits

Announcement: I’ve unlocked a new parenting level. Without my cajoling, my kids have shared and taken turns.

Sadly, it’s with the flu.

 

This month’s capsule wardrobe.

 

One was home from school all last week with one of those terrible, turn-of-the-century dry hacking coughs, body aches, and low fever. No medicines alleviated his symptoms. He couldn’t sleep at night because of the severity of the cough.

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2018 Audie Award Finalist: Nevertheless We Persisted

I’m very excited to announce that Nevertheless We Persisted is a finalist for a 2018 Audie (the audiobook equivalent of an Oscar or a Grammy.) I am a proud contributor to this amazing compilation of stories and poems. Special thanks and congratulations to Blunder Woman Productions for their hard work on this labor of love.

You can learn more about this anthology and my part in it by clicking here.

The awards will be announced on May 31, 2018. I’ll keep you posted.

Congratulations to all the finalists in all of the categories.

January Month in Review — Yes, I Can Believe It’s February Already

You know how every time the calendar flips to a new page, there’s always a chipper collective “I can’t believe it’s [month, season, or year] already!”

I can. January was 6,000 days long this year.

Polar vortexes, minor sorrows from the minors, an ill child every so often, returning to routines without holidays to anticipate. You know, the grind.

But not all bad things.

We went to a water park resort for a week, which I’ll post about here soon. I made some peanut butter cookies that I can only describe as “disappointing,” which was pretty flipping weird. I mean, they’re peanut butter cookies.

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Even a nice dip into a ganache spa didn’t elevate them much. (Didn’t keep us from eating all of them in 24 hours, either.)

Oh, wait, not all bad things.

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