December Wrap-Up & January Goals

A week ago, I was reading a romance novel in a private cabana on a tropical beach. This morning it snowed. I hope that’s not a metaphor for how 2022 is going to go. The spouse and I had an amazing cruise vacation for the holidays followed by a few quiet days at home, butContinue reading “December Wrap-Up & January Goals”

Holiday Letter 2021

It will be quiet around here for the last week of the year because the spouse and I are currently on a large ship, enjoying warm weather and time away from the internet. Thank you so much to everyone who supports me in my little corner of the internet, whether you’re new to the blogContinue reading “Holiday Letter 2021”

Holiday Letter 2020

December 2020 Dear Family & Friends, Hanna, Erik, and the three cats have successfully managed to stay healthy throughout the shenanigans brought by 2020. We are fortunate that both of our jobs ensured continued employment, and while Erik continues to work in-person on his military base, Hanna has been working full-time from home since March.Continue reading “Holiday Letter 2020”

December Wrap-Up & January Goals

Another year, another decade. Welcome to the Roaring Twenties! I had an excellent holiday season, spending quality time with family and friends. Unfortunately, I wasn’t quite as productive as I’d like to have been. A theme for 2019 was the seemingly never-ending battle with finding an anti-anxiety medication that works for me without side effectsContinue reading “December Wrap-Up & January Goals”

Review: Love Around the Corner by Sally Malcolm

Disclaimer: I received an electronic version of this novella from the author in exchange for an honest review. I have a soft spot for contemporary romance stories that have evolved with the times. So many relationships begin with the partners meeting online these days (my own included) that more traditional “meet-cutes” almost start to feelContinue reading “Review: Love Around the Corner by Sally Malcolm”

Build Report: LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2018

I had so much fun with the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar in 2017 that I had to do it again! Below is a quick summary of all the cool things I added to my collection. LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2018 (75213) — 307 pieces   First, the holiday-themed elements! Christmas Moisture Vaporator, A NewContinue reading “Build Report: LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 2018”

Review: “Christmas Past” (Chronicles of St. Mary’s short story) by Jodi Taylor

Though this review won’t get posted until after the holiday itself, this story was easily one of my favorite Christmas presents this year. Taylor blows me away with her ability to weave humor and heartbreak into the same passages. Though this story didn’t have quite as much of the usual St. Mary’s shenanigans, it wasContinue reading “Review: “Christmas Past” (Chronicles of St. Mary’s short story) by Jodi Taylor”

Build Report: Parisian Restaurant

Over the holidays this year, I added to my growing LEGO metropolis (currently reigning supreme atop a bookshelf in my guest room) by constructing the Parisian Restaurant Creator set. I started on the afternoon of Christmas Eve and spent a few hours each day (after my writing was done!) until it was complete on theContinue reading “Build Report: Parisian Restaurant”

Build Report: 2017 Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar

I honestly can’t remember the last time I had an advent calendar as a kid. I have vague memories of the ones with cheap chocolate in middle school, which is when my littlest sister was a toddler. Now that I’m an adult, for various definitions of the word, it was time to start the traditionContinue reading “Build Report: 2017 Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar”

Annual Holiday Update

Below is the holiday letter my husband and I sent in our cards this year. Thank you to all of you for also being amazing supporters. I couldn’t have gotten through this year without you. Dear Family & Friends, This has been a much-needed quiet year for the Gribble household. Of course, quiet for usContinue reading “Annual Holiday Update”