Buy Yourself Flowers Day!


Last week, I really wanted some flowers on my desk. No special occasion, no holiday or reason. I just really wanted fresh flowers on my desk. Particularly lilies, which I can’t get anyone to understand are my favorite! (Even if I use them as a device plot in my novels…)

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Dealing with Depression


Nine months ago I wrote a post called Affirmation Giveaway. It was a less-intense intro to this area but I felt it was a good start into examining my own feelings on the topic and the most important takeaway – I understand and I will be there if you need me because I DO understand. This post is more direct about a topic that tends to be misunderstood, shied-away from and even stigmatized: depression. I’ve started and stopped this post so many times becomes of that fear of being ridiculed, ignored or hurt by my honest. But after dealing with another episode this week, can’t pretend it isn’t here any more. It’s time to talk candidly.

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Writing Under the Influence


My blog just told me it’s been a month since my last post. EEP! Sorry I disappeared…

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A Dozen Years of DEG


Today marks my twelfth anniversary at my current job with DEG. A dozen years. Wow! What does one say about such an occasion? Well…read on and find out. :)

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My Wrestling Heros


Today my boys officially completed the Hero Quest with Hero Wrestling!

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Dancing in the Rain [Poem with Painting]


After my blog post last night, I was still thinking about the painting and was moved to write a poem. Again, I’m not a great poet by any stretch of the imagination but I have fun with it and write what I feel. I hope you appreciate it.

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Joy Captured in Paint


For my birthday one of my best friends, Kim, gave me a painting. It brings me such joy that I can’t not share with you.

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Six Words to Describe Your Life


Can you pick just six words to describe your life? Just a single sentence that could be your own personal tagline?

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10 Ways Marching Band Prepared Us for Life


It might seem strange for a woman in her forties to write about marching band but … Well, I won’t lie. It IS kind of strange but I don’t care. This site is called “Eccentric Randomness” for a reason! The catalyst for this happened while I was driving home and it grew from there.

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