My Trending Stories

Back in September, I had an interesting exchange with a website called MyTrendingStories.com.  I’ve been meaning to post about it since, but keep forgetting. Anyway, it all started with an email from work@mytrendingstories.com titled, “Blogging Opportunity”: Hi Autumn,  We have come across your blog https://strangesalmagundi.wordpress.com  and strongly admire the content. Your writing abilities and ability to […]

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The Houseplants and I

I’ve been fussing over the houseplants all week, because it’s January and West Virginia isn’t scheduled to see the sun until late April and they’re all starting to look a bit sickly.  Additionally, it was 60 some degrees outside today, so I took the opportunity to repot some of them that wouldn’t make it to summer […]

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Irresistible Feline Temptation

It’s not mice.  It’s not string.  It’s not even tuna.  It is, in fact, tampons. After percolating ideas on ‘tempted’ in my brain for most of the day, this one struck me while I was cleaning out my purse in front of the cat.  (Mind you, this is because I shoved her off said purse […]

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Wash That Outta my Hair

This is my 100th post on Strange Salmagundi!  YAY!  Achievement earned!  I only wish I had something special to talk about.  But I don’t, so today I’m tackling the Daily Prompt with the topic of showering! Yep, you read that right.  Showering.  Bathing in general, actually, but mostly showering, because there’s very little relaxing about soaking […]

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Decorating the Tree

I spent two hours working on a post about how hurting my shoulder led to 30 days of yoga only to come to the conclusion that 800+ words is really too long.  My mother is sick, I’m just getting over being sick and we didn’t even get the same thing.  I can’t keep my lips […]

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Coping with Rewards

Everything I read about productivity and motivation says: grant yourself rewards when you complete a task or reach a certain milestone.  Up till now I’ve more or less passed over this, but while forcing myself to read a book on job hunting using social media, I found myself asking, “Just what is this ‘reward’ thing […]

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