Author Archives: Jade



This week’s Sinful Sunday has a prompt: abstraction. I wasn’t planning anything for it, not being artistic, or fancying myself a photographer, but this image, that I was playing with to send to W since I am away dogsitting, turned out pretty abstract accidentally. The “palms” are fake palms in the guest room that lightRead more …


Jan 24, 2015 | Posted by in Before | 4

It’s been a little over a month since we closed on the house. It was a rainy, dreary day, and our real estate agent showed up with a nasty cold that both W and I contracted, but it was a wonderful day. That day I was simply filled with excitement – the anxiety showed upRead more …

“How are you?”

Jan 15, 2015 | Posted by in Before | 2

My sister texted me a “Hey, Sis, how ya doing?” message this morning. Being in the car, on the road, I couldn’t reply back with the usual “Fine, how are you?” message right away. And then, when I got to work, sitting in the parking lot about to type that message back to her, IRead more …

Last Day in Eleuthera: a Scavenger Hunt, Part 1

Jan 13, 2015 | Posted by in Before | 2

It’s cold here in the Midwest, though not as cold as had been predicted. But still – I am so not a cold weather person. Which is why I always vacation somewhere warm and tropical, of course. What with the new house, it looks like an exotic vacation is out this year. In fact IRead more …

A Monumental Flash

Jan 11, 2015 | Posted by in Scavenger Hunt, Sinful Sunday | 18
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It would not be hyperbole to say that The St. Louis Arch (properly known as the Gateway Arch) is one of the most easily recognized man-made monuments in the United States. It’s a massive structure, one whose size you really can’t grasp from a distance. Completed in 1965, the Arch is the tallest man-made monumentRead more …

I’m so easy

Jan 6, 2015 | Posted by in Before | 1

“Good girl,” he says, just one line in an email, but that’s enough. I feel that little pull, between my belly and my cunt, that twinge, that barest-hint-of-a-throb as I read it. I’m that easy. We’d had a difficult, but productive, discussion early this morning before work, culminating in a couple of emails later thatRead more …

2014 First Line Retrospective

Dec 31, 2014 | Posted by in Wicked Wednesday | 6

As I did in 2009, 2010 & 2013, I am sending off 2014 with a brief look back at the year, via the first line of the first blog post for each month. But before I do that, I want to throw a shout out to a few of the bloggers that have been doingRead more …

Waking Up in the New House

Dec 30, 2014 | Posted by in Before | 1

I woke early this morning at the new house, in what will eventually be the guest bedroom, grey light filtering through the temporary sheers that cover the windows, and felt such a sense of contentment, of rightness and belonging, that it nearly brought tears to my eyes. I don’t have my desk here yet, soRead more …