I came across this quotation tonight while perusing Facebook: Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light. –Vera Nazarian And it struck me that perhaps this has been a major part of my problem over the last decade or so. Not enough good book reading. … Continue reading Tuesday Truth: Read a book, shine a light
Life is an oxymoron. In my case, the stress is on the moron end of things right now. I am realizing that another year is almost gone and I have not changed much in my life in these 315 or so days. And then I realized that much of that is because I don't even… Continue reading I want…less, but I also want more.
To Live & Die in Dixie by Kathy Hogan Trocheck My rating: 5 of 5 stars I picked this up at the library because it was the first fiction book in author alpha order that seemed light and interesting enough to get through quickly and give me some reading momentum. I picked well! I will… Continue reading Summer Book Review – To Live and Die in Dixie
This week is focused on a simple resource you probably have in your community, but may not be utilizing. Your public library. My DD and I then went to our county library yesterday. We used to go the library once or twice a week before she started school, but we've not been going as much… Continue reading Simplicity Sunday – Five Reasons to Visit Your Local Library
Well, another week is gone. My DD made it through her first week of First Grade and I start back to teaching tomorrow. We had 18 people over to our house last night for a work event (regional coaches of Speech and Debate) and my house is already pretty much back to clean (amazing, considering… Continue reading Stray Thoughts Sunday
Well, today was Back to School day for my DD: I haven't been posting here much lately for a couple of reasons. First, we went away for the last four days with family and the internet was spotty at best. Second, one of the exercises in Say Goodbye to Survival Mode: 9 Simple Strategies to Stress… Continue reading A Quick Update – Back to School!
Welcome to Monday, which right now looks a lot like Saturday and Sunday in my world. But, that is all going to come to a screeching halt next week and we'll be slammed forward into a new school year - no air bags provided. I'm not. I hope to be more ready six days… Continue reading Ch…ch…ch…changes – taking first (baby) steps
I have always been a collector of books. I have books in multiple places in my house, shelves of them in my office at work and I will often visit Barnes and Noble just to wonder around and touch books. It is kind of an obsession. I got a Nook way back when they first… Continue reading My Crazy Kindle Library and Challenge for Year 47
I am participating in another Book Tour at Beck Valley Books. Unfortunately, my mom's unexpected stay last week threw a wrench in my review's scheduling which means you all missed out on the Giveaway related to this book. Sorry about that! But, I thought I would go ahead and share my thoughts and the book… Continue reading Book Review – Three Silver Doves
Today's thoughts are straying toward sadness, so I'm going to try to focus on positive, hopeful and fun things. Why sad? Well, there is the world at large where a bitter and evil person chose to take the lives of nine people at a prayer meeting because of some deranged hatred. There is my smaller… Continue reading Stray Thoughts Sunday