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Weekend at Thistle Dew

Weekend at Thistle Dew

As I write this blog I’m sitting in a home, much of which was built sometime in the early 1800s. It’s set on 300 acres in the foothills of the Adirondack mountains, in Remsen, New York. Wolfka, the friendliest dog in quite possibly the entire world, is curled up somewhere, probably at the feet, or near the feet of, a busy writer who is tapping away at their keyboard. Writers are writing in the Adirondack room, and others are sitting…

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The Ultimate Planner Crash and Burn

The Ultimate Planner Crash and Burn

I had started 2018 by purchasing one of those annual goal setting workbooks and dutifully went through, completing the entire thing. I had deadlines and goals and an action plan and I put everything in my planner with pretty stickers and glitter and washi. I was going to knock 2018 outta the park!! Looking back at my major goals, I didn’t get one damn thing done. Not one. There are several reasons for this. Some because life happened. But as…

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Where Did the Words Go?

Where Did the Words Go?

It’s been awhile. A long, long while since I updated my blog. A lot has happened since the fall of last year but still, I should have been more on top of things on the blog. Especially because I love blogging. It’s how I stared this whole journey. And I’ve missed it–blogging. I know that blogging is seen by some as old-school, now. But for me, it’s a way to write something different than the romance and suspense I’m usually writing,…

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Oh, Planner Peace, Where Were You All This Time?

Oh, Planner Peace, Where Were You All This Time?

About a month ago I’d been using my Happy Planner and jotting down my appointments and to-dos for the week. After about twenty minutes I tossed my planner aside in annoyance and frustration. This wasn’t working. The Quest for Planner Peace I’ve tried a lot of planners. The original bullet journal. An ARC from Staples. A Happy Planner. Back to BuJo. A Traveler’s Notebook. Then back to Happy Planner (where I most recently was.) I’ve also purchased a lot of…

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Year-End Review, 2016: Time, We Can’t Get It Back

Year-End Review, 2016: Time, We Can’t Get It Back

I made it to post #5 of the New Year for a New Year series by Lisa Jacobs! I’ve been a bit behind in typing up my posts so I’ve had two days (like today) where I’ve had to post a few times but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It’s gotten me back in the habit of blogging which is one of my 2017 goals. Let’s get on with answering Day 5’s prompts, shall we? What are your main priorities…

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