Support A Writer!

Support A Writer!

I’m jumping up and down – because I DID IT!  I have posted every day for the last 30 days and I am officially finishing my first National Blog Posting Month (#NaBloPoMo) with this post! It’s been a long haul as I talked about in Saturday’s post – but it was worth it.  Another check Read More

Sunday Confession - Does Not Work Well With Others - #NaBloPoMo

Sunday Confession – Does Not Work Well With Others

I’ve never worked well with others.  My mother would tell me every time she had a school conference that it was a skill I needed to work on. I did.  But I don’t think I ever mastered it. I’ve always been more of a leader than a follower.  I’m just an independent soul. I have Read More

NaBloPoMo in Review

NaBloPoMo in Review

NaBloPoMo is almost over – two more posts after this one.  I thought I’d take a moment to reflect on the new goals I’m setting coming out of it. Posting Posting every day is A LOT of work.  As much as I enjoyed the challenge of writing every day, nearing the end, I’ve found I’m Read More

Money Well Spent - #NaBloPoMo

Money Well Spent

Today’s Blogher prompt, in honor of Black Friday, is: What’s the best purchase you’ve ever made? The answer is my attorney’s bill. I was very lucky to score a private divorce lawyer who was actually concerned about me and my children. It cost more than anything I’ve ever paid for before (not including my house…but Read More

Happy Thanksgiving - #NaBloPoMo

Happy Thanksgiving

For Thanksgiving, I thought maybe you guys could use a few jokes… If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? Pilgrims! What did the mother turkey say to her disobedient children? If your father could see you now, he’d turn over in his gravy! What should you wear to Thanksgiving dinner? A Read More

Vegas Baby! - #NaBloPoMo

Vegas Baby!

I smooth my hands down my bedazzled corset, checking my lipstick and snapping my stockings in place. “They’ve started – let’s go!!” Stageside, the crew pin feathers atop my head.  Two boys in assless chaps lift me out to the stage. “Ride’em Cowboys!”   This is my twenty-sixth blog post for #NaBloPoMom, #NaBloPablano and the Read More

Vacation Planning with the Goblin King

How Doctor Who Would Respond to the Goblin King 

We all know that I try my hardest not to talk badly of my ex in front of the children.  I use this space to get out my feelings, and say things that I would certainly never say to him (especially in front of the children). That being said, the Goblin King has been annoying Read More

Blast from the Past - #NaBloPoMo

Cathode Ray Tubes and Rampant Sexism

The BlogHer prompt for today is: What do you do better than anyone else? When I was in college (mid nineties), computers were just starting to be a basic necessity for students. You could get by without one if you were willing to spend some time in the computer lab, but if you had a Read More

The Summer Storm - #NaBloPoMo

The Summer Storm

As the low rumbles increased to a roar, I awoke. My bed faced me towards the large bay window. I normally had no need of curtains – the light pollution of the city didn’t follow me to this (usually) quiet part of the country. The darkness outside my window enveloped the house.  The cacophony that Read More

Is it a Promise I Can Keep? - #NaBloPoMo 1

Is it a Promise I Can Keep? 

Terror strikes. Again. And again. NYC, Beirut, Paris, Nigeria. The list grows. My children ask – why?  I don’t know what to tell them. “We’re safe.  You’re safe.” I don’t know if it’s a promise I can keep. But I have to try. This is my eighteenth entry to NaBloPoMo, NaNoPoblano and YeahWriteMe’s NoMo challenge. Follow Live by Surprise on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest and Bloglovin.