My Endometriosis Story

I’ve alluded to my surgery several times on the blog but didn’t go into major ...

Monday Musings

So sick today.  Sore throat and yuck.  But I had this post in the queue… so here are some musings: Because I need something else to take up my time, I decided to go in with some friends of mine to start a theatre.  There really is a need for something in our city for […]

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Recent Reads: Flash Recaps

I’ve been neglecting the blog lately.  Here are a few of my recent reads: Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn Goodreads Summary HERE. Flash Recap:  What would you do if you knew you were going to do something terrible in the future?  How would it shape you?  Interesting premise.  Adorable romance.  Terrible cliffhanger! Rating: 4 stars […]

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Book Review: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll Goodreads Summary: Alice lives an ordinary life, until the day she follows the White Rabbit down, down, down a rabbit hole. She suddenly finds herself in an enchanted world, surrounded by zany creatures like the Mad Hatter, the Duchess, and the Cheshire Cat. Alice is delighted to find […]

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Book Review: First and Then

First & Then by Emma Mills Goodreads Summary: Devon Tennyson wouldn’t change a thing. She’s happy watching Friday night games from the bleachers, silently crushing on best friend Cas, and blissfully ignoring the future after high school. But the universe has other plans. It delivers Devon’s cousin Foster, an unrepentant social outlier with a surprising […]

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Monday Musings

In January of 2014 I joined “The Classics Club” and made a list of 50 classic books I wanted to read in the next 5 years.  It seems like this would be easy breezy, because for a long time, the classics were pretty much all I read.  I didn’t really enjoy contemporary literature – or […]

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Likes & Dislikes

Just for a bit of fun on your Friday… 10 Things I Like: Cats Libraries Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches A well-turned phrase. Musicals Fresh Flowers The smell of Coffee Hot baths Freshly sharpened pencils Flip-Flops 10 Things I Dislike: Dogs Roller Coasters Popsicle sticks Cursing in novels Horror Movies The smell of Seafood Cold showers […]

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Book Review: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith Goodreads Summary: The beloved American classic about a young girl’s coming-of-age at the turn of the century, Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a poignant and moving tale filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with life and people and incident. The story […]

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Top Ten Tuesday: My Spring TBR List

So, it’s technically Thursday and I’m a bit behind, but here is list of Ten Books on my Spring To-Be-Read List: 1. First and Then by Emma Mills 2. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard 3. The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski 4. Still Life by Louise Penny 5. The Raven King by Maggie Steifvater 6. My […]

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Monday Musings

We kept my nephews overnight this past weekend.  They were great fun, but keeping them always makes me remember why I’m glad my babies are older and more self-sufficient now. But how stinkin’ cute are they in their Sunday best? Our cat Luna got out of the house without our knowledge about a month ago […]

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Parenting Tweens & Technology

I used to share a lot more of my parenting struggles with the world via the blog.  While I still feel there is benefit to parents sharing their struggles and successes it becomes murky territory now that the children are older.  Their privacy and opinions of what should or should not be shared in such […]

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