A complicated holiday.

It’s been a long day and I feel a lot of feelings. Mother’s Day has always been a mixed bag of emotions for me.

But I’ve always wished I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up.

Wasn’t until a little bit ago, that I realized that I actually always knew.  Continue reading “A complicated holiday.”

gaming · Temperance Riddle

Tempest Riddle: Beginnings of a Jaunty Bard

Hello there, around these parts, I’m called Tempest Riddle, upcoming bard and all around jaunty lass. I have embarked on a new start to my life and I thought it would be quite the pip to put some of my stories down. I won’t start at the beginning, as no one needs to hear all of that rather dull epilogue. But I will begin now, to tell my tale as my new life begins. One of music, of travel and of a bit of mayhem if I’m to be honest.

I hope you’ll enjoy following along.

Bard – Dungeons and Dragons – by ClintCearly 

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Letter for a new mother

This past weekend, I co-hosted a baby shower for a good friend, Kat. I was asked to say a few words to her and well, if anyone knows me, I have a lot of feelings.

This was what I wrote and read and I will encourage parents or anyone with a child coming into their lives to try and hear these words and take them to heart.

Portrait of an unknown lady  c. 1595. Attribution from Marcus Gheeraerts II: Elizabethan Artist


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An Emerald City Birthday

My daughter was about to turn three. Her current obsessions include Wizard of Oz, the Grinch Who Stole Christmas, and Daniel Tiger. So when we asked her what she wanted for her party, she exclaimed she wanted to be “Dorofee with a Emerald City cake.”

It took no time to head to Pinterest for ideas and we threw most of the decorations together ourselves. Below are the results of our Continue reading “An Emerald City Birthday”