Lost a chunk of my hair last night to a deranged woman with scissors

My instructor is very good, especially at being a mean, heartless woman who delights in beating me to a pulp and working me until I vomit. After a grueling hour lesson, with shaking arms I helped my niece tack up her pony, and then she and I went on a nice long trail ride. As […]

Yum yum yum

After my morning run, a neighbor stopped me as I was just rounding the corner to make it back to my house, and she asked me if I wanted some mangoes. I took three, and oh my lord, they are delicious. Ate one as-is with breakfast and am saving two more to make this tonight: […]

Business trips and the MeToo movement

I’m still emotionally recovering from the Vermont trip. It’s an annual business trip where my team members and I have to go present our performance to a group of advisors made up pretty exclusively of drunken, entitled old men who think they are smarter than everyone else because they used inherited money to start businesses. […]

Stranger Things at the Mill

There are some sad and unusual goings-on at my office. When we pulled up to the gate this morning, an abandoned black sedan was blocking the entrance, and there were police cars all over our office. The car was unlocked, and inside the owner had left her purse, ID badge, and wallet containing her license, […]

To feel my feelings

Do you ever get tired? I love my family and I love my friends, but sometimes I need to retreat into my LilyLair, and revel in the absence of others. I read this article yesterday: “A woman’s greatest enemy? A lack of time to themselves.” It really spoke to me. Frequently, I feel like my […]

Inspiration through Perspiration

One of my ideas that I’ve been flirting with for a long time is based on a Nanowrimo I did back in 2008. It had a marathon-long opening, going through the MC’s childhood and first meeting with her love interest. The tone felt like a warm-mushy John Cougar Mellencamp song with magic thrown in, and […]