Tag: The Lady Behind the Curtain

2021 Goals & Looking Forward to 2022

2021 Goals & Looking Forward to 2022

Posted January 6, 2022 in Checking In // 4 Comments

Remember in December 2020 when we were all like, “Yeah! I’m sure glad THAT’S over!” then 2021 came swooping in, grinning like the Cheshire Cat. That was … something. I’m going to be really aggravated if 2022 waltzes along, sees the actions of her predecessors, and decides, “You know what, this system seems to be working, I’m going to do more of the same.” 2021 was the year I broke. Somehow, I got through 2020. I got passed SIE and FINRA 99 certification in 2020. I wrote 50,000 words during Camp NaNoWriMo in 2020. I read nearly 150 books and […]

2021 in Review: Reading Challenges and Blogging Hurdles

2021 in Review: Reading Challenges and Blogging Hurdles

Posted January 4, 2022 in Blogging, Checking In // 4 Comments

Is it really annual wrap up time already? Where did all the time go? This is only the second time I’ve done this annual post in this type of format – I can’t believe I’ve been with The StoryGraph for over a year now. I still love the site – its stats, its acknowledgement of audiobooks, the graphs, the content warnings! There’s a lot on the StoryGraph I haven’t used, but I love what I have used and that it’s still growing! My biggest use of the StoryGraph is for my wrap ups… and none more than the annual wrap […]

The Cold Wild Yonder – My December 2021 Wrap Up

The Cold Wild Yonder – My December 2021 Wrap Up

Posted December 31, 2021 in Checking In // 4 Comments

There’s a sort of peace that comes to me at the end of December, like exhaling a breath I didn’t know I was holding. Cliché, I know, but it’s the best way I can think to describe that feeling of letting go. As I write this post, it’s Christmas morning. It’s peaceful where I am – no children, a soft candle burning, a cat curled up by my side, and my Apple Music 2021 remix playing in the background. Mornings like this teach me two things: My happiest moments are the quiet, little ones. My music taste remains the same […]

Confession… I Only Read One Hardcopy Book This Month: My November 2021 Wrap Up

Confession… I Only Read One Hardcopy Book This Month: My November 2021 Wrap Up

Posted December 6, 2021 in Checking In // 4 Comments

I don’t want to talk about it. I haven’t even been in a reading slump. I haven’t been unentertained by books. In fact, I enjoyed the hardcopy book I was reading and have been looking forward to the next one! It’s The Heartbreak Bakery by A.R. Capetta for anyone who is wondering and I can’t wait to read it. So what’s the deal with the lack of the November reading? Listen. It’s not my fault. It’s Animal Crossing’s. Which I will get into later. To start with I’m going to totally pretend I had an AMAZING reading month and we’re […]

A Little Change, & Little Disney, a Little October 2021 Wrap Up

A Little Change, & Little Disney, a Little October 2021 Wrap Up

Posted November 8, 2021 in Checking In // 0 Comments

Hello my beautiful monsters! I came across a reel of Anne Frances Murphy singing “A Little Bit Alexis” in Schitt’s Creek a couple weeks ago, and it’s been annoyingly in my head ever since. We actually just finished Schitt’s Creek (I’m not a binge-watcher) so a year later, I’m finally caught up with the rest of the world! October is my favorite month of the year. At the beginning of October, we were just coming back from Alaska and at the end of October, we headed south to Orlando, Florida. In between these two adventures, we’ve been lucky to have […]