Welcome back 80s

Was it only last week that it was freezing? Wind blowing? Storm clouds rolling in? Yes, that sounds like last Monday. But not this Monday. Today we've had gorgeous sunshine and warm temperatures that reach into the high 80s. I think it is great. Others are complaining because the weather has gone from one extreme… Continue reading Welcome back 80s

Sunday Sundaes

Taking a little turn from my normal topic of remembering Sunday afternoons as I grew up I'd like to talk about my  Great-Aunt who will be turning 95 this coming Thursday. She's the longest living sibling in my grandmother's family. When this aunt was born they say she had a veil over her face that the mid-wife… Continue reading Sunday Sundaes

Play Date Saturdays

Some Saturdays are a do nothing day. Or at least not a play date day. Some Saturdays you just stay home, do the necessary tasks for the week like laundry, dusting, vacuuming, putting away items that are not being used, making my son stay off the computer long enough to do a few chores around… Continue reading Play Date Saturdays

Random Thoughts Friday

Last day of Spring semester classes at the university where I work. YEAH!! Though it is hard to believe the semester is over. I knew it was approaching, but it wasn't until Monday that I was like aware how close we were. Not that I wanted it to go longer, but there are things I… Continue reading Random Thoughts Friday

What are You Reading Thursdays

I'm giddy today and can't wait to tell you about it. I got to read another advance copy of one of Juli Alexander's YA novels My Life as the Ugly Stepsister. It was great. I think this one is my favorite now. I'm not sure what was different about it that appealed so much to… Continue reading What are You Reading Thursdays

Rumor Has It Wednesdays

I hear that Juli Alexander is toying with the idea of a sequel to Valentine's Day Sucks. I vote yes! But then I might be biased since I love her books. Ellora's Cave author Cecily French just sold her third book Be My Lover. It is the 2nd book in the Rogue's Gallery series. That's… Continue reading Rumor Has It Wednesdays

Brrr! It’s Cold Outside

Another wave of a cold snap. The temperature is dipping into the thirties at night and it isn't getting up to sixty during the day. Now this is definitely blackberry winter.  I'm hoping it will not last too many days. Less then a week would be preferable, I'm really ready for warm weather and wearing… Continue reading Brrr! It’s Cold Outside

Sunday Sundaes

My brother is a baby doll killer! As most little girls like to do, I played baby dolls growing up. I believe I was probably in the seventh grade when my grandmother bought me my last baby doll, though I had long stopped playing with them by that point. My most treasured doll was one… Continue reading Sunday Sundaes

Play Date Saturdays

There is nothing better than getting your hair cut. And if your hair is anything like mine you probably have to get it cut every six to eight weeks. Mine is fine and thick. Almost a contradiction, but that is how you'd describe mine. It is fine, yet it has a tendency to grow in… Continue reading Play Date Saturdays