I have always been fueled by stories. The first story that fed me was The Wizard of Oz.  CBS would air it once a year and, from one year old, I would watch.  The concept of fiction meant nothing to me.  Dorothy and her friends and the Wicked Witch with her winged monkey were as real […]

Welcome everyone! Are we ready for the craziness to come. For those of us in the US, the craziness starts on Thursday (or now–if you are like me and hosting Thanksgiving). We actually got a jump on it last night when we headed down for our town’s Holly Days and Christmas Tree Lighting. I can’t […]

Hello all! I skipped my update last week because, by the time I would have posted, I hadn’t yet finished a book. I figured I should wait until I actually had a book update! This past week has actually been a quiet one for us. The kids had Thursdays and Friday off from school (Thursday […]

Happy (almost) Halloween! I have to admit that I enjoy Halloween more as an adult than I did as a kid. It’s not because I get to go out grown-up parties, but I love watching my kids (and husband) have fun with the holiday. My brother-in-law came down for the holiday, as he usually does, […]

Once again, I’ve gone off the radar and, once again, it was not intentional. I’ve been writing these posts on Sundays, but our Sundays have just gotten busy. I guess I should shift things and write this on Saturdays or Sundays. Anyway, what has been new with us? The kids have been busy with school. […]

I once saw a meme that said something like, “Adulthood is just saying, ‘In two weeks, things will calm down’ over and over again until you die.” Folks, truer words have never been spoken! I (once again) convinced myself that things would calm down once the kids were back in school…but NOPE! Because of this […]

What a week! The kids are back in school–Chris went back on Tuesday and Lillie on Wednesday–and so far all is going well. Lillie is having some frustration with her math class. She tested ahead in math so, last year, she took algebra–which she would have normally taken in 8th grade. This year is geometry, […]

I’ve decided to do monthly updates as a Wednesday post, instead of tacking them onto my weekly update posts. That being said, my last weekly update post listed all of my August reads, so I won’t be including them here. Also, I cannot figure out how to do one of those nifty infographics with all […]

Well, hello everyone! I didn’t mean to take August off, but there were some things that just made posting difficult. We were on vacation a bit. Also, Pat was on sabbatical this month, which means there was no such things as any kind of schedule in our house for the month. The good news (for […]

Lordy, it is HOT out there. My father lives outside of Tucson and a few days ago, it was 20 degrees COOLER where he was than where I am. They say it is supposed to cool down next week, but it looks like “cool down” means it only gets into the 90s. I was not […]