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 […]

We’re one week into the new year–how is it treating you? I have to say that this year has started off on all cylinders for me. It’s been go-go-go since the holidays ended, and it is taking a toll. I sat down to read today and promptly fell fast asleep. Fortunately, the kids have 4-day […]

I know it has been a while since I’ve posted, but the holidays are busy and, for my own mental health, I decided to give myself a bit of a blogging break. Normally, I’d give you a run down on what we’ve been doing, so here it is. We’ve been doing holiday stuff. That’s about […]

Phew! It has been a couple of weeks since I had the chance to post! Let’s just say that October got very busy, very quickly! I’d forgotten, over the past 19 months, how busy school schedules can be. I can take a little relief from the fact that the kids’ schools are close enough that […]

Spooky season is really upon us now! Pat has been wanting to decorate the outside for Halloween–I told him to go for it, but nothing has been done yet. We decided to let the kids go trick-or-treating this year. At first, Pat was wary and then we realized that they are in public school and […]

As I write this, I feel like I’m totally in the depth of fall. The trees are all changing color and we’re having some wild (for the Pacific Northwest, where pretty much a breeze is wild) autumnal weather. We even had HAIL today! The kids were incredibly excited by that and Lillie believes it is […]

Happy fall, y’all! We’re finally to the most wonderful time of the year and I have to say that this season has started out on the perfect note. Those of you who know me know that my birthday is the first day of fall and I celebrated by doing the most pandemic thing ever–nothing at […]

I feel like I should explain myself. A few weeks ago, I said I was going to be posting my weekly reading, well, weekly again…and then I didn’t. I should have known better not to commit myself to a new schedule right when school was starting. Then I started thinking, again, about how I do […]

I’ve talked about it all summer, but today I finished it! My library has an adult Summer Reading Program (which is AWESOME!) and this year’s was a Bingo game. Of course, me being me, just getting Bingo wasn’t enough…I had to get blackout! And today, with one day to spare, I did it! This will […]