About

ppa

I’m a talkative introvert who loves God, All Things Crafty and Julia Child. When in doubt, I suggest more prayer, more glue or more butter. I enjoy being readerly, I spend time being writerly, and I firmly believe I am Held Together by God’s Grace & a Glue Gun.

A proud Michigan State Spartan, I solve many of the world’s problems while relaxing with a skein of yarn and a crochet hook.

Another thing “About” me is that I can’t not write. I have always felt that way, but I worked just about as hard as I could to convince myself otherwise. I don’t know when it happened, but I decided to retire from that job. The pay was crappy, the hours were long, and the benefits included self-loathing, supplemented by bouts of aimlessness and despair.

Here is my truth:

I am a Christian. A friend once said, “Yeah I knew you were Christian but I didn’t know you were  that  Christian.” I’m still trying to figure out what that means.

I went through years of infertility and numerous miscarriages, and I am childless this side of heaven.

I am divorced. Alien-from-Mars /slash/ divorced. Each one seems equally possible, but it is my reality and I’m still working through All The Big Feelings about it.

Along with that trifecta, I am also happy. Some days I want to add an asterisk to that statement and other days I consider writing it down just so I can dramatically crumple it up and fling it across the room. But overall, I choose to be happy. Which is not at all the same as always feeling happy. This site will chronicle many aspects of that spectrum.

You may find pieces about movies or dogs, other times about grief and loss, as those are some of the things I’m working on – both in my soul and in my writing. I’m finding those two things – my soul and my writing – are not easy to separate. I’m also finding that I’m really, really okay with that.

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