6 Books You’ll Always Find Me Reading

Heyo everyone! Since my last post focused on books, I thought I would give it a companion. Today I’ll be sharing the six categories of books that I read from. Most of the time, I have all six of these categories going at once. I’ve tried reading just one at a time, but I can’t. … Continue reading 6 Books You’ll Always Find Me Reading

{Very Small, Very Cheap} Book Haul

Since the beginning of 2022, I’ve been plotting. *chuckles darkly* I’ve really wanted to get some real books (aka not digital ones) and spent much time narrowing down my very long list and then selecting several of the cheapest ones. Possibly me XD I love to buy things for other people A couple weeks ago, … Continue reading {Very Small, Very Cheap} Book Haul

Random Life Update: March 2022

March was an interesting month. *shrugs* Not as bad as February, but it had elements that made it very hard to enjoy. One in particular. *looks towards my sugar glider cage* Back in December, I came up with a brilliant idea to challenge myself and do hard things. My plan was to do one hard … Continue reading Random Life Update: March 2022

Farewell, Sweet Creature

If you read my last post here, you know that my sugar glider Dreamer was very sick. She ended up having surgery to remove the poop stuck in her colon. She wasn’t expected to survive the surgery because she was so small and it was so invasive. When they took her in, I prayed that … Continue reading Farewell, Sweet Creature

Strength of Surrender

My sugar glider Dreamer is very sick and in the vet hospital. I don’t know exactly what caused her problems. I do know, however, that in this experience God is teaching me to trust him. To surrender to him. A few weeks ago Dreamer once again started struggling with constipation. I didn’t think much of … Continue reading Strength of Surrender

Random Life Update: February 2022

*crawls to the computer and begins to type while falling asleep* I can't remember much of what we did in February. This is where journals come in very helpful. It's amazing how quickly the human mind forgets the mundane, very boring days in between the ones filled with excitement or fear. The month started off … Continue reading Random Life Update: February 2022

Will You stay?

He catches my downcast gaze and whispers, “I promise you, I won’t leave you.” I look away and wrap my arms around my knees. “I don’t believe you.” “I love you!” He says passionately. “Isn’t that enough?” “You’ll leave me.” I fly from him, leaving him to wonder what goes on inside of my fickle … Continue reading Will You stay?

Random life update: January 2022

Another January has come to a close! The month was filled with a lot of fun stuff. It started, of course, with all of us getting sick. Yoveil got Covid first and it passed on through the family. I was really hoping to avoid it. I took all of the wonderful precautions. But, alas, it … Continue reading Random life update: January 2022

Lies of Personal Truth

Truth is whatever we want it to be. Your truth might be different than mine, but who cares? We’re both right and if you say otherwise, you are a judgmental idiot. Total truth does not exist. That’s what our society tells us. From movies to books to friends, we hear it played over and over … Continue reading Lies of Personal Truth

The Books of 2021

Last year I shared all of the books that I had read in those 365 days. I shall be doing the same today. Last year I read 124 books. 2021 surpassed that with 166 books. I honestly have no clue how I had time to read so much. XD Book titles in bold are ones … Continue reading The Books of 2021

Favorites of 2021: Blog Colab With Kaley

Hello! Today my amazing friend Kaley and I will be doing a blog collab. We both asked questions about our favorites of 2021 and then answered them. (Obviously....) We split the questions in half, so to see the rest of the questions, check out Kaley's blog. Onward! Favorite Food of 2021 H: Why do I … Continue reading Favorites of 2021: Blog Colab With Kaley

2021 recap: Begining of Fearslaying

I changed a lot in 2021. It was a good year. I was terrified that it would be a repeat of the past few years but God allowed it to be one of healing and life. Yes, there were hard parts. I watched friends suffer incredible pain and was helpless to do anything to change … Continue reading 2021 recap: Begining of Fearslaying

Random Life Update: December 2021

The last month of 2021 has drawn to a close. I'm sad about that. 2021 was a good year in many aspects and I'm thankful for all that God has done through it. I am, however, also looking forward to the New Year. I have a list of goals a mile long! (Maybe I'll do … Continue reading Random Life Update: December 2021

The Thief of All

Thief always finds you when you are weak and hurting. It comes to you in the night and it promises great things: pleasure, escape, peace, relief. It promises that you’ll forget the trauma of your childhood, the pain of your broken dreams, the depression that fogs your mind, the loneliness that never leaves you. “I … Continue reading The Thief of All

Random Life Update: November

Hello everyone! Here at the Reschly house we are covered in grease and drowning in sweets. That means only one thing - Hanukah has arrived! Originally I was going to do my traditional post about it, but as it is already the sixth night and I'm too tired to do a whole different post, I'll … Continue reading Random Life Update: November

Looking back on DOTL – Three Year Anniversary

Three years ago, I sat in my little room amidst pepper plants, succulents, unfinished stories, and encouraging notes stuck to my pink wall with bits of tape. My computer stood in front of me and my hands ran across the keyboard only to end up in the same place - the backspace key. I was … Continue reading Looking back on DOTL – Three Year Anniversary

Call for Adventure – How Mountains Bring Out Our Deep Desire for More

I want to see mountains again, Gandalf – mountains; and then find somewhere where I can rest. ~Bilbo, The Fellowship of the Ring Deep within us all is a desire for adventure; a desire to break free from the normality’s of life and face peril and hardship and reward. We love to read about it … Continue reading Call for Adventure – How Mountains Bring Out Our Deep Desire for More

The Day the Sugar Ran Out

As a rule, we are healthy eaters. Most of the time we don’t have sugar in the house and we limit the amount of junk food. There are, however, exceptions such as moving. If you have been following my blog the last few months, you’ll know that we are at the end of a very … Continue reading The Day the Sugar Ran Out

The Randomest Random Tag

When I saw that Bree had nominated me for this tag, I thought, "Perfect!" This blog has had a theme of random ever since it was greated. This tag is absolutly perfect! Thank you for the nomination, Bree! Rules: Link back to the person who created the tag (laughsandliterature.wordpress.com)Link back to the person who tagged … Continue reading The Randomest Random Tag

Random Life Update: October 2021 (aka month of chaos)

October was supposed to be a happy, peaceful month full of celebrating and joy. In our brilliant plans, we were going to have arrived at our new home in Utah, closed and moved in - all before my eighteenth birthday on the 10th. Unfortunately, life rarely goes according to plans. (I am sorry that this … Continue reading Random Life Update: October 2021 (aka month of chaos)

Sleepy Glider Eating

During our move, I supplied the gliders with lots and lots of apples to keep them hydrated. One time I opened the pouch and gave Ilona a piece of apple. She took it eagerly and ate it…all with her eyes closed! It was too cute. ~Hattush More Adorable GlidersSleepy Glider Eating

A De-Energized Writer, Halloween Protests, Guinea Pigs and Ketchup: Realities of Life After a Move

The day started like any other day this past month. That meant one thing: chaos. This is particularly hard for a schedule-loving writer who is in the middle of a three week writing competition. I had been doing great. The first two weeks of the competition were a breeze. I finished novella and short story … Continue reading A De-Energized Writer, Halloween Protests, Guinea Pigs and Ketchup: Realities of Life After a Move

6 Scenes in Movies (and books) That Drive Me Crazy

I love to read and I love movies. However, there are things that annoy me deeply about said forms of entertainment. Below are seven such things. 1 – Zip Line Scene You know the one. The main characters are fleeing from their enemies and they reach a drop off. They grab a bit of rope … Continue reading 6 Scenes in Movies (and books) That Drive Me Crazy

Random Life Update: September 2021

This recap of September is quite late. Life here in the Reschly house has been crazy and up in the air lately (as you will see) and I haven’t had much time to actually sit down and write out this post. I also apologize for the lack of pictures. I'm too tired to try to … Continue reading Random Life Update: September 2021

Phases of a Caffeinated Writer

I've always loved to write. As I kid, I sat at the old broken laptop and painstakingly pressed each key and typed out the story of my limited life and experience with chickens. (And I was so proud when I spelled computer correctly). As a tween, I would write for hours a day and create … Continue reading Phases of a Caffeinated Writer

Hidden Treasures

One of the big things that I do each move is to downsize and get rid of a lot of needless junk. I am an extremely sentimental person. I still have a coffee stirrer that I got when I was like seven or eight and we were moving. Don't ask why I kept it. 'cause … Continue reading Hidden Treasures

You Know You’re A Writer When…

Hey everyone! Welcome back to DOTL. Ready for some fun memes and you-know-you're-a-writer-when's! You want to experience fainting or have someone knock you unconscious – just so you know how it feels and can write from experience. You’re willing to do crazy things to better understand what your characters go through. Go into a crowd … Continue reading You Know You’re A Writer When…

Our Utah Vacation

Hello everyone! I hope that you had a lovely Labor Day and a lovely weekend. 🙂 Today I'm going to be sharing about our trip to Utah! As I said in my last post, last month, we were considering a move to Utah. We decided to take a trip to Utah to scout out houses … Continue reading Our Utah Vacation

Random Life Update: August

Ah, what a month! August was filled with a shocking decision, a head injury, a trip...and a baby food eating contest. Read on to hear more about it! We started out the month by getting sick. :/ We got a cold and were all miserable for over a week. It was the worst possible week … Continue reading Random Life Update: August