Expectation Adjustment

I wish I could be more like my dog. This morning, she wakes up, runs over to my bed and puts her wet nose on me, so happy and excited--"Hey, there's my person-mommy! Right there beside me, and low enough I can KISS her! Hurray!" I crawl out of bed and go let her outside. … Continue reading Expectation Adjustment

Things are going south

My family has made a wild and wonderful decision for our immediate future: we are going to move to Costa Rica for at least a year. "What?" some of you gasp. "Why on earth would they do that?" Well people, it's because when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. CLICHE ALERT!  [Come on, Mara. You're a … Continue reading Things are going south

It’s all the puppy’s fault

You've heard of kids blaming their dog for eating their homework, right? Well, I'm going to hop on the old bandwagon and say that my new puppy is the reason I've not hammered out more chapters in my latest novel, and why my floors are less clean than I like them to be if I'm … Continue reading It’s all the puppy’s fault

DIVERGENCE (not the movie…biscuits)

Question: Can a blogger who normally posts about writing, and words, and blah, blah, blah totally switch gears for a post and talk about food and recipes? Not recommended because a blogger must build her "brand" and only stick to one topic? Totally gauche and unprofessional and will result in never earning a blogger award? Defiance: TOO … Continue reading DIVERGENCE (not the movie…biscuits)