Introductory

Progress on the Journey

INTJ female writer who set out to become a published author of contemporary literature. She published her first novel, Memory Bound, in October 2018. She continues to write, including novels and through entries on this blog. Writing includes horror/mystery, young adult fantasy and science fiction.

All opinions, mistakes and dog hair are my own. Thank you for joining me. Pass the tea kettle, would you?

Ponderings

Author: Thoughts on Time (INTJ |Humor) ⏰

I find myself indignant at clocks in the morning, or rather at the time when I arrive somewhere. I tend to run behind at set times when it’s routine; I tend to be early when it’s a non-routine event. Have I lost you yet?

I’ve tended to be a few minutes late to work most days since I started my adult career. Nothing outlandish; five minutes or less usually, sometimes ten if you include limping from the parking garage (granting I survive it another day), nursing my burn wounds from another wrong-way driver. I flip flop between berating myself over it and giving myself grace. I get excellent reviews at work and excel in my field professionally. I do make up time, but through the honor system and when projects call for overtime. Why then does punctuality seem to be my hang-up? I pondered this and here’s what I came up with…

Continue reading “Author: Thoughts on Time (INTJ |Humor) ⏰”

Brief Humor & Check-Ins, Introversion/INTJ

Author: Exercise for Happy Introverts 🚲🍁☺️ (Bike/iFit/Humor)

I’ve found I like doing most activities either alone or with my spouse, the Saint.* Being around people tends to drain my batteries quickly, with some exceptions. I’ve found many people like to peck at introverts and want to draw them out of their “shells” like some over eager mother robin. They ask intruding questions and wish to know everything about you within ten minutes of meeting. (This is why dungeons were created: to throw people like this into them.) Then they flit onto the next person, never to see you again until next year’s holiday function to re-live the level of Hell all over again. Hooray.

We introverts needs to take care of ourselves against the legions of rude, energy vampires that flit along us. I’ve found an exercise I really enjoy and wanted to share it with fellow birds of the flock. So get your groove together and let’s crack on!

Continue reading “Author: Exercise for Happy Introverts 🚲🍁☺️ (Bike/iFit/Humor)”

Arcian Recipes

Author: Vegan Hummus-dilla & Salad w/Homemade Dressing

Mr. Swinebottom and I have been cookin’. And we’re not cookin’ up trouble, at least not this time. Scurry on over and let’s see this masterpiece…

I found inspiration for this recipe and side here and here, but as usual tweaked it quite a bit and added my considerable flair. Let’s dive in.

Continue reading “Author: Vegan Hummus-dilla & Salad w/Homemade Dressing”

Brief Humor & Check-Ins

Author: A Sunday in Pictures & Vegan Yummies 👩‍🍳

Painting pumpkins, eating vegan butternut squash macaroni and cheese and vegan chocolate chip brownies. This was a nice Sunday. 

And yes, I put too many chocolate chips into the brownies. I regret nothing. 🍫

How was your weekend?KIMG2249KIMG2253KIMG2255

KIMG2267.JPG

Inspiring Quotes

Author: “Why Does the Caged Bird…” Quote

“I know why the caged bird sings, ah me, when his wing is bruised and his bosom sore; when he beats his bars and he would be free, it is not a carol of joy or glee, but a prayer that he sends from his heart’s deep core.”

Paul Laurence Dunbar
Arcian Recipes

Author: Dee-lish-us, Easy Fruit Smoothie (Vegan)🍓🍌🍍

Smoothies are very quick to make and delicious. You don’t need a lot of items and hold that sugar, you crazy person. It’s not needed. Grab your frozen fruit, coconut milk, blender and let’s sashay!

Continue reading “Author: Dee-lish-us, Easy Fruit Smoothie (Vegan)🍓🍌🍍”

Novel Snippets

Author: Another Five Star Book Review (In-Depth) 🌠

I woke up this morning to a wonderful, in-depth review of my book, Memory Bound. Many, many thanks. I’m very grateful. It’s wonderful getting to see the book through another reader’s eyes. Click here to read all about it. The reviewer also posted the review on my Amazon book page and on his Goodreads account. 🌠

If you’re interested, my book is currently free through Kindle Unlimited or available as an ebook purchase. Hard copy version is on sale through the month of August–20% off to celebrate 200 subscribers (aka, Arcians) on Peregrine Arc! Check it out on Amazon or ask your library to order a copy at your local branch. If you bring a cookie to sweeten the deal, you may be reading MB by Tuesday. 😉

Now excuse me while I go chase down Mr. Swinebottom. He was still doing laps around the house from our last five star review…

✏️

Ponderings

Author: Mass Shootings | Sober Thoughts🕯️

There have been two mass shootings in America within the last 48 hours. I’ve been seeing articles about how many mass shootings there have been so far this year and how it’s outpacing the number of days in a year.

I feel like we’re living in a surreal version of 1984 in my country, albeit American flavored. When our Founding Fathers included the Right to Bear Arms into the Constitution, it was in reaction to British rule and relationships. The guns back then took minutes to load, aim and shoot ONE round. One.

I get this Political Cartoon image in my head of politicians being bunkered in at the Capitol in an Armageddon type of setting.  They’re the only ones left and the last survivors of the human race  are outside killing each other. The President will turn to his staff and go “Well, we protected their right to bear arms!” And another will say “But there’s no one left to vote for you now.”