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Trying to Get Home

Trying to Get Home

For the last year and a half we’ve been planning on moving once our lease is up. In order to get a mortgage we concentrated first on paying down our debt and increasing our FICO scores. That didn’t leave a lot of money to save towards a downpayment,...
Sweep the Floor

Sweep the Floor

My absolute favorite description of The Scent of Lemon & Rosemary I heard was that it is a “witchy home economics book”. The phrase tickles me to no end because that is exactly what I wrote, and it is a constant surprise to me. I’m not a neat and tidy person. I...
Unearthing the Past

Unearthing the Past

In 2015, I went through all my old journals. I read through years and years of sadness, despair, hurt and anger. And I ended up burning them all. The point wasn’t to try to erase the person chronicled in those pages, but to get rid of the negativity that seeped out of...
The Thanksgiving Caterpillar

The Thanksgiving Caterpillar

Last October I brought in several of my potted herbs from outdoors. They got set up in the living room A few days before Thanksgiving, while I was harvesting thyme from the pot for the turkey brine I noticed a small, green caterpillar among the lemon balm. I was too...
Just Started Writing and Already Off Schedule

Just Started Writing and Already Off Schedule

Progress on the third book has been slow. I was ready to jump into work once the Winter Break ended and my children were back in school. I got three good days of work and writing in when my son, Ben, stayed home sick. A few days later he tested positive for Covid-19....

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