Chef Pronunciation – kef Origin – Romanian Part of speech – Noun Definition – Lack of motivation/desire/energy (a sort of combination of all three). There is no real English equivalent. Use it in a sentence? I was going to write more tonight but then I had no chef and spent an hour coloring instead.

Burn The White Flag

Because I lived in Washington when I was sixteen, I have been driving in the rain about as long as I have been driving. Even though I don’t like driving in the rain, it is something I am relatively comfortable with. Which is good, because I drove in a lot of rain this summer on […]


The sound of rain outside my window at night Toothpaste Waking up in the middle of the night, knowing I have time to fall back asleep Piano music Daily access to clean water Paintings Klimt’s “The Kiss” Woodwick candles that crackle as they burn Community theater The color yellow When I am brave enough to […]

Trump Card

In the card game Pinochle, in every round there is a suit that is picked as the trump suit. No matter what else is played during any given hand, you can take the hand if you play a card in the trump suit. The rules are a bit more complicated than that but I won’t […]

Say Something, I’m Giving Up On You

There are people I know who have maps in their brain. They can go to a place once and forever know how to get there. You can give them verbal directions to a place and they will be able to find it. I am not that person. It took me three years to figure out […]


When I looked out my window early this morning, I was greeted with a new world wearing white and the snow was still drifting lazily to the ground. This was the first real snow of the year and every first snow always fills me with child-like glee. This glee will most likely be long gone […]

Melatonin Gummies

Do you know what I love? Melatonin Gummies. I have this problem at night where sometimes I will just lie awake in bed at night and think and think and think and think and think and think and think and think and think and think and think and think… If you think it was frustrating […]

My Real Talent

I somehow convinced two of my friends to participate in a talent show with me this evening. We lip-synced to “Matchmaker” from Fiddler on the Roof. While we got some laughs, the most important thing is that we enjoyed doing it and we thought we were funny. Later, when someone who wasn’t able to attend […]

I Dig

Despite Sundays being labeled a “day of rest,” sometimes they are kind of exhausting for me. I am typically in Church Meetings from 10 AM to around 5. And it isn’t that I don’t love serving and socializing, it can just be a lot when it is for that many hours. Especially because, spoilers, I […]