AuthorAnn Marie

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Prompt: Voting


Do you vote in political elections? This is a hot-button topic for me in most instances, but I’m going to keep it short and simple for this blog. I’m in the U.S. and yes, I do vote in our political elections. I think everyone who is eligible to vote should strive to be duly informed on the candidates and issues at hand and then vote. That extends to both local and national elections...



Another short and basic poem born of thoughts about... well, pretty much *everything* going on in the world around us.

Recipe Trial – Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


I sometimes do a lot of recipe tweaking in an attempt to make things a little bit healthier while still managing to have them satisfy my various cravings. Yesterday I tried some peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. They were OK. Not really very sweet and not quite as flavorful as I would have liked. Maybe more peanut butter… I’m not sure. They are hefty cookies. 😊 I did like...

Ahh, the ‘Fun’ of Life with Anxiety


I have anxiety. Mad anxiety. Mad social anxiety. Not only do I not answer my phone unless I’m expecting a call (and the caller ID verifies that it is, indeed, the call I’m waiting for) or it’s one of my kids or friends (and let’s be honest, at this point in life, they all know to text first and call in emergency situations only), but I abhor making phone calls. This makes...



A very short and basic poem born of thoughts about... well, pretty much *everything* going on in the world around us.

It’s a Love-Hate Thing


How do you use social media? Ah, yes, social media. I think just about everyone has some kind of love-hate relationship with it. Mine dates all the way back to the early 2000s with the likes of Friendster and MySpace. Yes, I’m that old. I was slow to the take when most of the social media platforms began emerging and quickly evolving. Too busy raising babies and juggling life, not really...

Mosh Pit Mornings


Do you ever wake up in the morning and feel like there are a gazillion ideas dancing around in your head? Not gracefully dancing, but some sort of chaotic energized dance that has them all randomly jumping around, arms flailing, bouncing off the walls of your skull? A mosh pit. In your brain. A lot of my mornings are like that. It can last anywhere from the first few seconds after waking to a...

Ah, the Island Life…


There’s nothing quite like it. How’s everyone doing out there? It’s been a while, I know. I’ve been dodging reality in my down time lately by disappearing into the cute and relaxing island life of a certain low-key video game. Please note: As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Did you already guess what I was talking about? Yes, that’s right. I...

Battle in my Brain


All of my mornings begin in much the same way. I attempt to ignore the alarm by incorporating it into whatever dream sequence may be ongoing, I raise my arm and open one eye just enough to make out the alarm notice on the face of my watch, I curse the alarm and tap “stop” before drawing my arm back beneath the covers. Then I lie there for a few more moments processing the reality of...

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