Little Bit Determined

Sometimes she sits
on top the sofa
way on top
right at the back
and reaches
with little fingers
to discover if she
is able to touch the ceiling
and when she can’t
she tries again.


A. M. Yeager

Hey y’all! I haven’t forgotten about this place. I’ve been extremely busy with my three-year-old and my one and a half-year-old, my writing, my photography, my knitting, and life in general. I hope you are all well. I plan on writing here more often.

Many blessings!

-Al

NaNoWriMo 2018 and Publishing?!

Hello everyone!

It’s been a long time since I’ve actually posted here, but life and my two little girls have kept me very busy. I’m still writing, taking photos, and knitting! I’ve taken on knitting, which is my current addiction, but I’ve set that aside to…

…yes, that’s right. You guessed it! I’m doing NaNoWriMo again this year!

This is my tenth year in a row of participating in NaNoWriMo. (National Novel Writing Month) The goal is to write a whole novel 50,000 words or more in 30 days during the month of November. The goal isn’t to come up with some perfect book, but to actually get a really rough first draft OUT. It’s a lot of fun and a lot of chaos.

This year I chose to do a complete redo of a novel I already wrote with some new characters, a new plot, and a new vibe. It’s one I wrote 10 years ago. I thought it was fitting for my 10th year of NaNo-ing.

While I’ve been gone I have been writing aย lot of poems and sending them out. I got five poems published this year! Woohoo! Well, they’ll be published in December.

I hope you are all well. I will try to be keeping up here more often than I have been now that my littlest one is almost a year old.

Blessings and love,

Al โค

Little Photographer

Sometimes throughout the day

you tell me you want a picture.

I know you don’t want one

taken of yourself, though sometimes

when you say you’re looking cute

you’d like for me to snap one of your outfit.

No, you want to capture that leaf,

that piece of sun coming in through

the blinds, or your favorite stuffed toy.

Maybe one of your sister, or the trucks

that zoom by our front window.

I wish I could see the world as you do

through your two year old viewfinder

and take it all in once more.

A. M. Yeager

Sometimes Not So Sweet

Even Bunny, my sweet, loving two year old is overcome by original sin. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Bunny: (Angry that Bear and I sat with her.) I need to bite you, Momma.

Me: Why?

Bunny: Because I no like sit with Bear.

Me: And you want to bite me because of that?

Bunny: Okay.

Me: I love you.

Bunny: Okay. I donโ€™t want to bite you, Momma.

Me: Good because I donโ€™t want to be bitten today.

Bunny: Tomorrow.

Me: ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Bunny: ๐Ÿ˜ˆ