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