Author Archives: Amanda

About Amanda

Writing. Family. Books. Crochet. Fitness. Fashion. Fun. Not necessarily in that order. Note: agender (she/her).

Quarantine Diaries – Week 17

I want to tell a quick story this week about covid and privilege. In the last week, both my son and my best friend’s family came down with covid symptoms. As explained in Week 16’s post, my son went down … Continue reading

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The Empire of Dreams, by Rae Carson

This is the story of Lady Red Sparkle Stone, or just Red, split between the past that led up to her freedom from slavery in the original Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy, and her current story, nearly a decade … Continue reading

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Life in 2020, so far…

Half of this insane year is over! Definitely not where I saw the year going when it began. I’d like to take a moment to recap where things are today compared to where I’d hoped they’d be on January 1st! … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Favorite Photos of June

What a crazy month. Lots of changes, lots of joyous moments and sad moments both. Lots of photos. Here are my favorites of June. Left to right: a white moth on a wooden floor; Ash playing with a catnip toy; … Continue reading

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Quarantine Diaries – Week 16

Oh y’all, I can’t tell you how sad I am that I’m still needing to track this stuff on a weekly basis. It has gotten so bad that I’ve changed back to my original daily format, because my little sectional … Continue reading

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June 2020 in Review

This month has been a rollercoaster and an exercise in frustration. At the beginning of the month, my calendar was nearly as full as it would have been pre-quarantine. I had nearly a dozen hikes scheduled (all with six or … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Unexpected, but welcome

Did you notice that I’m drinking iced coffee instead of hot, the way I said I would be? No, I’ve not already fallen off the bandwagon. (Heh.) But I am extremely anxious at the moment, and clearly I have successfully … Continue reading

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Quarantine Diaries – Week 15

We have officially passed the 100th day since COVID19 came to the San Antonio community (March 13th). In the beginning, we did well. Recently, not so much. Sigh. It’s been a particularly difficult week for me personally, as I’ll discuss … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – First Steps

There have been several big changes to my life this week. Covid has spiked so badly here that my hiking group has canceled the remaining June hikes and decided not to schedule any for July. That’s a big part of … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Addiction

Coffee coffee coffee. Coffee. I could end the post that way, but I won’t. Ha! So…um…I made a mistake. Earlier this year, I talked about the experiments I was doing with coffee to see what, if anything, might be affecting … Continue reading

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