The Dead Plant Disappointments and What’s Sexiest about Me
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The Dead Plant Disappointments and What’s Sexiest about Me

Back from our first summer vacation and happily can say that I felt vacated a few times while away. Car travel is somewhat exhausting. Our three kitties were very needy upon our return. Felt very relieved that we’d finally gotten a good rain while away but alas, there were some dead plants. Recent disappointments feel…

The Laser Sun, the Library, and Some Time Off
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The Laser Sun, the Library, and Some Time Off

I received the long-awaited email from the library. My book has come in. The second of a series of YA fantasy adventure/romance books that seem very similar to ones I read last summer, specifically For the Wolf and For the Crown by Hannah Whitten. But also, like T. Kingfisher aka Ursula Vernon’s The Saint of…

A Return to a Devotion to My Writing
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A Return to a Devotion to My Writing

I’ve been dancing with my purpose for a very long time. Writing a blog consistently for 13 years seemed like I was fulfilling my purpose. And for a little while, it felt right but life interrupted me. Raising children, suffering trauma, and a general lack of self-confidence intervened, and I could do nothing more but…

Holding Space for My Future Decisions in My Busy Now
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Holding Space for My Future Decisions in My Busy Now

There are numerous happenings occurring in my world now. My 5th grader is finishing up public “grade school” and will be attending a new private school next year. We are doing all the year ending ceremonies plus there are many Mommy to-dos with this academic move. We need new school costumes, a new computer, and…

And Now for the Rest of the Blogstory
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And Now for the Rest of the Blogstory

This year marks the 13th year of the creation Shalavee.com and I have blogged consistently monthly throughout those years. See last week’s story about beginning the blog Here. Many who were blogging before me or alongside me, have moved on from their blogs. Perhaps to a Substack account or otherwise in their careers; bloggers are…