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Lists upon Lists

Guten morgen, everyone!

Today’s the day in which I compose my Christmas list. While I won’t tell you everything that I want (because it’s more of a want than a need), I do really like reading and knitting.

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Morning Pages

I like to do morning pages because it helps me suss out my thoughts, especially when I’m working on my blog posts—or my current fantasy novel. 

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Ommwriter

Hello there! Today will be a great day, and here’s why:

Today, I started using an app called Ommwriter. 

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Why I Write LGBTQ+ Characters

LGBTQ pride flag
  1. While I am not a person who identifies as LGBTQ+, I do identify as an ally. I’m very passionate about LGBTQ+ rights, and read and think about these issues a great deal.
  2. I have friends who are LGBTQ+. I fully love and support every one of them.

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Yakisoba Supper!

Chicken yakisoba from the site Cooking Classy.

From the site Cooking Classy: “Chicken Yakisoba is sure to satisfy those Asian food cravings! It’s a delicious Japanese noodle dish that’s packed with chicken and veggies and tossed with a simple, flavorful sauce. Easy enough for weeknights but delicious enough to serve to guests on the weekend!”

Last night, my sister Abbie and I made yakisoba! Yakisoba is a comfort dish from Japan, and is a mixture of spaghetti and stir fry all rolled into one. You’ve got noodles, vegetables, and various sauces to spice things up. It’s a delicious noodle dish.

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What inspires me as a writer

Jude &
JB &
Willem &
Malcolm.

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When I Knew I Wanted to Write for Forever

I have always wanted to be a writer.

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Dear Mom,

You are one of the most amazing people I know. You’re one of the kindest, sweetest, most sensitive person I know.

I am still moved by your dedication to wanting to have children, and how you used your worry dolls to wish for a child in your life. I love how much you and Dad wanted to be parents, and how you still cherish the time you spend with us as your adult children.

I love how you find humor and joy in your daily life. I love your passion for watching the news. (I find it adorable how you have favorite news anchors!) I love how you love our two Golden Retrievers, Bentley and Charlie. I love your tangent moments while we have conversations. (I do it, too, so we’re even.)

Thank you for your support in my relationships, your daily love and your belief in my writing skills.

I love you high as the sky and deep as the ocean,

Meghan

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#tbt: my first Blue show

Three years ago, I got to see my favorite band play live.

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Mania

I’m very manic right now, and struggling with insomnia. As I write this, I’m up at the crack of dawn, writing this because I’m unable to sleep. I’ve been struggling to sleep a full night for several days now.

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He is Risen!

Guten morgen, everyone!

This morning, for me as a Christian, is the morning that Christ rose from the grave. He was in the grave for three days, and on the third day, He defeated death. Now, He’s in heaven with God, after visiting his disciples, who were hiding–frightened–in a room. They feared that they too would be killed. Jesus was an inspirational man, the Word made flesh.

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On Love

My boyfriend lives two hours away from me. While I’m fortunate that this is all the distance that’s separating us, I still miss seeing him in person. I miss him even more now that the Corona virus is keeping us safely indoors. Thankfully, I had the chance to see him over Valentine’s Day, where we spent three bliss-filled days in each other’s presence. We went to a movie, visited several antique stores, and hung out around my house.

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My Bullet Journal, 2020

Hello, dear friend!

I hope you are doing well and continuing to stay healthy during this tumultuous time.

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Podcasts to Listen to While Staying In

Guten morgen, everyone!

I’ve got a lot of podcasts on my phone. Like, so many that I need to stop finding new ones. (Is 106 too many?)

Welcome to some of my favorite podcasts, with my annotations. Enjoy!

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Puppy Days

Since getting our new Golden Retriever puppy last week, life has been pretty busy at our house. It’s been a unique experience, especially because little Charlie is a tornado: she plays, needs to be put out every hour to do her business, and loves to eat and chew her toys.

Charlie also likes to nap. She takes several naps throughout the day.

Our other Golden Retriever, Bentley, loves having a new playmate. She is getting really good at gently playing with Charlie.

Charlie is a great little whirlwind, especially since the Corona virus is keeping us inside. While I still need to go to work, restaurants are closing for two weeks.

Having a puppy is a lot of hard work, but it’s rewarding and fun. I love Charlie girl with all my heart.

Charlie asleep on the kitchen rug.