Life, Spiritual

A Trip Down Ancestry Lane—ft. my mother, a graveyard, and a toy car

Last week, as life decided to pile up on us, mom, Anna, and I thought it high time we shirked our responsibilities and went out for a mid-afternoon Starbucks. We're really not lazy, I promise. (Well, actually, I might be, but that's a different subject.) But this time of year is our book business's busiest… Continue reading A Trip Down Ancestry Lane—ft. my mother, a graveyard, and a toy car

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Life, writing

How I Earned a Walmart Employee’s Undying Respect

Welcome back, peeps, to our weekly Thurs---er, Friday post. Today, I'll be sharing a strange and mildly fascinating experience that includes eyeglasses, introversion, and an Indian man. Woo woo. What some of you may not know is that my eyesight stinks. (To put it simply.) A trip to the eye-doctor has been a long time… Continue reading How I Earned a Walmart Employee’s Undying Respect

Life, Spiritual, writing

From the Heart of Discouragement to the Head of Pride

I almost didn't publish something today. Hang on, hang on, there's a reason. (There always is...) This wasn't just me being lazy and furtively ignoring my blogging accountability partner. (Which I would *cough* NEVER *cough cough* do... *choke*) The reason I almost didn't post today is ACTUALLY because of you guys. Yep. It's YOUR fault.… Continue reading From the Heart of Discouragement to the Head of Pride

Life

Hindsight, Foresight, and a whole lot of 2018 Glitter

Every year, we always go through this routine of sappiness and sentimentalism, and every year, it's just as weird. I'm feeling slightly speechless as I type out the number 2018. Guys. It's 2018. I might actually slip a tear. 2017 has been a whirlwind, let me tell you, and I honestly don't remember most of… Continue reading Hindsight, Foresight, and a whole lot of 2018 Glitter

Art, Life

Paul Klee, Volleyball Graffiti, and a touch of Humble Pie

Hey guys. Yes, I totally missed Thursday, and yes, there was a sort of semi-reason behind that. The first reason is because I went to see STAR WAAAAAAARS! End of subject. The second reason is that I forgot. In my defense, art class is trying to kill me. No joke. But before we go on,… Continue reading Paul Klee, Volleyball Graffiti, and a touch of Humble Pie

Family, Life

Another Baran Vacation, Part 2— Featuring Hazardous Puzzles, 17th Century Swords, and Bird Poop

Hellooo! As you can see, my wit has returned, and I can once again write a decent post. Hallelujah for that. In the meantime, I hope you've been anxiously awaiting Part 2 of our vacation. If you haven't,  you can get out now, because I don't need your negativity on my blog. If you haven't… Continue reading Another Baran Vacation, Part 2— Featuring Hazardous Puzzles, 17th Century Swords, and Bird Poop

Family, Life

Another Baran Vacation, Part 1— Featuring Photogenic Pigeons and a Hurricane

Well hello, all you lovelies. You may (or may not, depending on how devoted you are) have noticed that I didn't do a post last Thursday. The reason (yes, there is a reason) behind this is... I was lazy. I was going to say "Bet ya didn't see that one coming!" until I realized that… Continue reading Another Baran Vacation, Part 1— Featuring Photogenic Pigeons and a Hurricane

Life

The Secret Plot to Assassinate Sarah Baran by Art

Well, guess what: You know how fall has been creeping up on us, and I don't like it? It just added a new gun to its belt: School. Yes, homeschool co-op started this week. I have to go every Monday. You guys better prepare yourselves for a whole lot of upcoming drama, because that place… Continue reading The Secret Plot to Assassinate Sarah Baran by Art