Port City

One of the best things about New England is that everything is centralized. My husband and I live in Manchester New Hampshire. This definitely has challenges, but also allows us opportunities. One of these is the fact that we are only an 1 1/2 hours from Portland Maine. Friday we took full advantage, and took […]

Book Review: Between Shades of Gray

I am a big reader, and my goal for 2019 is 30 books. So far I have read two books. The last book I read was Ruta Sepetys Between Shades of Gray. It is a historical fiction based in Europe during World War Two. Here are my thoughts on the book. This book focuses on […]

My Past

What are you up to this weekend? In New Hampshire we finally have some snow on the ground. It has been a dry boring winter, so the snow is a welcome change. We also are FINALLY done moving. This weekend has been our first calm weekend since December. The down time has given me time […]

Constant Changes

2019 has been a busy year so far. One of my major goals for 2019 is to making writing a main focus.So far I have done good job of keeping that promise. Lately my writing had been limited to my notebooks and guided journals. I figured it was time to check in and write a […]

20 things about me.

  1. My name is Colleen. If I was a boy, my name would have Patrick. Instead I have lived my entire life  with teachers looking up from attendance lists to say “isn’t that a pretty Irish name!” Pretty good for an anglicized version of cailín. 2. I got married September 22 and it was the best […]

Blog post ideas

  These days, there is infinite information at our fingertips.  There are  many incredible resources for writers. There are awesome groups, on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Looking for fun writing prompts, I discovered so many great ones. Many are things I would never think of, but thought provoking and fun. I wanted to share some […]

Lazy Sunday

Today was a beautiful day, because I was alive. with my husband out of town, it was a quiet weekend.  I missed him, but enjoyed the two days of quiet.  As an introvert, the quiet allows me to recharge, and I am thankful for it.  I got the chores all done.  I made a hearty […]