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Northwest Adventure -- Doing the Train Thing

Northwest Adventure — Doing the Train Thing

The spouse and I love trains and so whenever we get a chance to go somewhere on one, we’re all over that. We decided that the two day trip from Seattle to Chicago would best be enjoyed on the Empire Builder. We rented a bedroom and settled in for the trip. U.S. train travel is […]

Northwest Adventure - Portland & Seattle

Northwest Adventure – Portland & Seattle

Portland and Seattle The spouse and I usually have one big holiday a year and this time we went to the Northwest United States, a combo of planes and trains getting us around. Neither of us had ever been to Portland so it was a wonderful surprise, a very open and pretty town that boasts […]

Headed Into Fall or Being Bug Phobic

Headed Into Fall or Being Bug Phobic

The official dividing line between Summer and Fall (at least for me) is DragonCon weekend (a.k.a. Labor Day weekend here in the US). Once we’re past that date, it’s Fall. And I love this time of year.  It can be a bit wet in Atlanta as we get secondary storms due to tropical depressions/hurricanes. And […]

Ordeal By Shopping

Ordeal By Shopping

As the rest of the world (or at least it seems that way) heads toward downtown Atlanta and DragonCon, I’m getting ready for the Decatur Book Festival. Now this is the South so it’s going to be HOT this weekend (with a chance of showers, of course). This presents a problem. I don’t own a […]

Time Lapse Atlanta

Ever wandered what it’s like to live in Atlanta? Here’s a time-lapse video that gives you an idea of what my home city is like. ENJOY! http://www.movoto.com/blog/opinions/atlanta-amazing-time-lapse/  

21 Words That Have A Different Meaning Down Here

21 Words That Have A Different Meaning Down Here

I am not a native Georgian — I was born and raised in Iowa, home to awesome people, real dirt, corn, pigs, sheep and a lot of good memories. But for the last 17 years I’ve been in Georgia so that *almost* makes me a resident. I live outside Atlanta (OTP — that acronym will […]

Adventures in KatLandia

Adventures in KatLandia

Lots of authors have cats. Others have dogs. Me? I have a single rescue feline named Dali who has her very own quirks. A couple of examples: Me: (still in bed not really ready to jump into my day) Kat: sticks nose into bedroom, notes me and then trots off. Husband: “I’m leaving for work […]

One Week Later (in the New Food World)

One Week Later (in the New Food World)

– For the “backstory” on what I’m writing about, please see this post – So I’m one week in on the new gluten/dairy (etc.) free diet. Since some of you have asked how I’m faring, here goes: After seven full days of ridiculously healthy food, I am relieved to find that I have no desire […]

A Little Help Needed Please....

A Little Help Needed Please….

 Looks like 2014 is definitely going to be one of change. Not to worry — I’m keeping the same husband, house, job and such like that. It’s the food that has to change because it’s slowly trying to kill me. It appears I have food intolerance issues (as compared to allergies like those folks for […]

2013 in Review (or) You Did What?!?

2013 in Review (or) You Did What?!?

2013 was an incredible year for me on so many levels. But as much fun as it was to meet my readers and journey all over this planet, I’ll be home more in 2014. I *need/crave* that downtime to write my stories, so I’ll be like a Hobbit and enjoy the comforts of home (and […]