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Melissa Luznicky Garrett
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A full week after the last official frost date finds us under a freeze warning until 9 am Saturday. *angry eyebrows* We've been on a roller-coaster of fluctuating temperatures this month, from a low of 33 degrees to a high of...
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My youngest daughter wanted to create a fairy garden this summer, so yesterday we filled one of the two new raised beds with soil and compost. This morning I happened to look out my window and saw this little scene.  If y...
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How does Shakespeare's language influence modern culture? Shakespeare’s language influenced modern culture greatly. Shake was a very good man who created some awesome words. some great, disgusting, or plain out cheesy. If ...
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Here's my latest contribution to #ShortStorySaturday. 
"What is that?" she asked in a tone of fascination, holding her torch aloft. The burning flame flickered against the black night, casting an eerie glow so that the image carved into stone appeared to be moving.  The woman'...
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Since I am winding down work on my current editing project, I thought I would extend my services - for free - to another author. I typically charge $1 per 250 words, even on a hard edit, which is far below the going rate. For...
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when they were young I sometimes think there is a universal law made specifically for parents that says "You shall not rest before 9 pm." And as a friend pointed out, it's often 9 pm one or two time zones behind where you're ...
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My youngest daughter and I were at Target this afternoon when we passed an end cap filled with these #ShareaCoke bottles. My daughter wanted desperately to find her name, Bridget. So we searched and searched and searcheded so...
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This afternoon my two youngest kids and I were in the front yard filling our new raised beds with soil and compost when we heard screeching tires and a loud crash. I saw something black fly in the air and was afraid the drive...
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I began work in the garden this morning at 8 am, trimming, weeding, and sowing additional carrots, beets, and radishes. (Last night I finished planting all the sunflowers - not quite 100 - for my youngest daughter's sunflower...
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I took my youngest to the local toy store this afternoon to buy a birthday present for one of her friends. She somehow convinced me that we should buy a box of these (for herself, and not her friend). And yes . . . they do st...
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For over a month I've been working on a client project that's consumed the majority of my daily allotted writing time. Yesterday I completed second-round edits, and today I put together the Table of Contents for the client's ...
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When you're a farmer or hobby gardener, you naturally pay attention to the weather. I always suffer some amount of weather-related angst, usually after I've directly sowed seeds or transplanted seedlings. This time of year I ...
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Day 130 - Garden Update
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I was in the garden a lot this week, so much so that I have been struck hard by seasonal allergies, as have my son and husband. Springtime r

Writing is Hard & Other Truths About the Craft
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As I was torturing myself with Episode 3 of "Sunny with a Twist of Olive" this month, I kept thinking this should be easier. Each aspect of

Day 102 - Garden Update
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Today has been, without question, the most beautiful day of 2015 so far here in Ithaca. The sky is blue, the sun is shining, and it's a warm

Day 77 - New Addition!
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Meet Riley, the newest addition to my budding herpetologist's collection of reptiles. She joins Perry the ball python, Sticky the bearded dr

Day 48 - Thank Goodness for Grandparents
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The kids are off school this week, and while my oldest is recovering from last week's tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (she's been in signifi

Day 40 - Snow Day, Take Two
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As the kids and I were shoveling our Very Long Driveway earlier today, using nothing but our snow shovels and good ole fashioned elbow greas

Day 39 - The Snow Never Bothered Them, Anyway
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At "feels like" 33 degrees, it is a relatively warm day in upstate New York. However we are under a winter storm warning until Tuesday morni

Day 38 - "You Have No Power Over Me"
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I've been dealing with a contrary reader lately. Though never particularly rude, this young, know-it-all reader nevertheless needles and tes

Day 37 - Fifty Shades of Doubt
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When the erotic novel FIFTY SHADES OF GREY debuted, I felt no shortage of annoyance, anger, and jealousy that this book was receiving so muc

Day 36 - Positive Thinking
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It's about this time of year when my hatred of winter multiplies exponentially on an almost daily basis. Gusty winds and blowing snow. Negat

Day 35 - A Return
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My husband and I met last Tuesday with the Committee on Special Education regarding the possibility of securing a recommendation to an area

Day 34 - Required Reading
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I was wondering what I should blog about today when the subject matter practically fell in my lap. It appears that Harper Lee, author of the

Day 33 - Snow Day!
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Local forecasters have, for days, been talking about a snow storm predicted to charge across the central states and up through Pennsylvania

Day 32 - The Journey Begins
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Today is February 1st, which means two things: 1. I blogged the entire month of January, making steady and consistent progress on my self-im

Day 31 - The Mystery of the Missing Wallet
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My husband is forever misplacing things, especially his keys, phone, and wallet. I could say it's an endearing character flaw, goodness know

Day 30 - Commenting Etiquette
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I've been a member of Wattpad for the past four months. Having decided to "write to query" after years of self-publishing, I severed my excl

Day 29 - Cautiously Optimistic
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After another full day at the Cornell Animal Hospital, Perry the Ball Python is now home. His prolapse was successfully reduced and reinsert

Day 28 - Tears & Angst
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Monday evening, my son's ball python Perry suffered his third prolapse in the space of three months. The first time it happened in November,

Day 27 - Risk Assessment
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Did you ever have one of those days you knew would go to pot the moment you opened your eyes? Today was one of those days. It's not that I w

Day 26 - Blizzard 2015
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I've lived in upstate New York for going on fourteen years. Before then, I lived in North Carolina, Kansas, Georgia, and Washington State. T