• Three cactus or succulent plants with a Funko Pop Groot

    I’m Feeling Fan-Cactus!

    Fairly certain I’m headed towards the title of crazy cactus lady. Now, whether the cacti are crazy or I am is up for debate. I wholly blame the current pandemic for my abundance of cacti and succulents. I can’t go out, so I’m staying home and growing things. It all started with picking up a rather sickly looking dwarf prickly pear cactus while out getting other plants for our backyard garden. Once I had one, and watched it grow and flourish, I had to get more, and I managed to rope my spouse into the madness. That original prickly pear cactus has sprouted many new paddles and is growing strong.…

  • Office Desk with laptop, lamp, coffee and cactus

    Back in the Office

    I’ve given up on trying to remember how long it has been since we started renovating the room that acts as our office. But, I am finally able to say that it is done. We’re at the “lipstick and mascara” stage of it, which means hanging up pictures and other decorations. The desks are back in, the computers are back on the desks, and while I still have the ability to work from my bed if needed, I am back in the office dealing with the day to day of company business and trying to write the next novel in between wrangling the kiddo. A lot happened in between the…

  • Desk

    From the Desk of Amy – July Update

    So, it’s been a while. June had me getting bad news about my father. We didn’t find out until the end of June what the actual extent of everything was. The good news is that it is very minimal. We’re talking areas the size of the head of a pin. So yes, he’s still got cancer. But he’s likely to die of old age at this point before cancer. July has had me doing things like office renovations and that has meant that I’ve not been able to sit and get things done. I have a whackload of things that are ready to go, but I need to be able…

  • feeling happy

    Feeling Happy

    It’s been a while since I’ve really been able to say that I am feeling happy. But here I am. Things are finally to the point where I can start new endeavours and continue with ones I’ve had going before. It’s been a long time since I’ve truly felt this way. I’m not going to say that life is perfect, but it isn’t dragging me down as hard as it has been the past while. I’ve had some news that worries me, but until I know more about it, I’m going to try not to worry obsessively over it all. I’ve also been letting go of things that actively hurt…

  • Like the phoenix rising

    Like the Phoenix Rising

    I know that I’ve said it before, but every time someone thinks that they’ve got me down, I end up bouncing back. It may look like I’m going down in flames, but, like that proverbial phoenix rising from the ashes, I am reborn, I come back better than before. Maybe I’m a T-1000? Watching what is going on in my life, I am learning to spot people who seem to think that they know me, when they’ve got a warped view of who I actually am from a third party, and usually a third party who decided that they didn’t like it when I started to advocate for myself and…