• Being a Planner

    It has been a while, but I am finally able to sit down and get things organized. One thing that I have found that has helped me immensely is planning. Whether that be with a digital planner or a good old paper version, it helps me and my executive dysfunction issues. I’ve always been good at organization as a teen and into adulthood. I can organize things very well. It took many years to get myself to that point, but I am able to enjoy it now. With so many things coming up, I’ve found that I’m sitting down and using those planners to outline how I’m going to be…

  • 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…

  • Sad teddy bear lost in the woods

    Feeling Sad

    Content Warning — discussion of serious health issues and mental health. June 9th, 2020. I doubt I’ll ever forget that date. That’s the date that my mother and father called our little family here and told us that he had been diagnosed with cancer. It’s never a diagnosis that you want to hear. It is very sadly a damn near-universal experience. I don’t know of too many people who haven’t been affected by someone in their lives being diagnosed with cancer. With everything that has been going on in the world, I was already hurting. Having to face the reality that my Dad may not overcome this… I’ll be honest…