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 […]

Can you believe that we are almost through January? I’m still in “New Year” mode and now I’m being pushed into the “OMG, my daughter is going to be 14 in a few weeks! What fresh hell awaits me?” mode. I do want to apologize for not updating last week. I was feeling under the […]

Okay, I feel like I owe you all 2 apologies. First off, I reread my post from last week and I sounded like such a downer! I’m not sure why I came across that in my writing, because I really don’t think I was especially in a bad mood! Anyway, apologies for that. Also, apologies […]

Well, we made it through our first week of 2023! I spent most of this week trying to get back on some sort of schedule. It’s amazing how quickly those things can go out the window! For those of you in Northern California/Bay Area, I hope that you are safe! I keep hearing about all […]

Happy New Year! Gee, time really does fly! I still feel like it is 2018–of course the years between 2018 and 2023 have been “difficult,” so maybe I’m just blocking them out. I hope that everyone was able to safely celebrate the new year in the way of their choice. We always ring the new […]

It’s almost Christmas and things are in full gear here! The kids are done with school of 2022, which we are all happy about. Last night, we had a party for the Girl Scouts and this afternoon I’m off to a holiday tea with some friends. Unfortunately, we have some appointments early in the week […]

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Well, at least in our house we’re getting closer. We finally got our tree up yesterday, although I’ve come to the conclusion that my house is not designed for Christmas trees. We’ve had our tree in several different places throughout the year and we’ve never found a […]

Another week and another week closer to the end of the year! I didn’t post anything last week because I was so close to finish a couple of books but hadn’t actually finished anything by the time I would have had to post something. So, I decided to just wait a week. But, in doing […]

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 […]