Category: Story

Oops.

I accidentally made a kid cry yesterday. Please note that I bolded "accidentally."  I know that it comes as a surprise that I, nice, innocent, Joy, could make a small child cry.  I am sorry to burst your bubble, but I crossed that line. Yesterday was Willow Huntley's annual "Trunk or Treat" event, at which I arrived as ...

Cupcakes, Hippies, a Murder, and a Birthday Party

Last Friday night, I joined Chelsea's family and friends in a murder mystery birthday party. This was my first ever murder mystery party, which made it all the more of a fantastic experience!  We were celebrating the birthday of Jen, Chelsea's mother, who was turning a year so young that I daren't post the actual ...

Flashback Friday: The Adventures of College Life V

When I posted this back in September of 2007, I got in some trouble with mom.  Apparently, I decided to write about the near-death experience that I had just had before calling mom...so she found out about the whole ordeal through my writing.  As is customary, I didn't provide the details she needed to know ...

Community Crafting

In my last post, I mentioned the newfound love of playing music in small community.  I'd like to present another facet of community: CRAFTING!  I found so much joy in being allowed a whole day to simply be artsy. Just in case you are wondering, I purposely used the word "allowed," because I know that ...

Alternate Endings

One thing I absolutely love to do is change the endings of stories. This usually happens in an improv fashion while I am calling my mom, sister, or grandma. I dial their numbers, they answer, and I immediately dive into a one-of-a-kind version of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears." It goes something like this: "...and ...