Books and more books

The saga of my laptop is still not over. I got it back and it has decided to not boot up ever again. Even my huband/Mac wizard couldn’t get it to boot up. So back to the shop it went. The verdict is still out but the upshot is I’m… Read More

Fun with Pioneer Woman

(Melinda, Me, Jeannie, Cheryl, Chelon and Sara) Pioneer Woman came rolling into Austin last night and we had a rip-roaring good time at her book signing (since you read my blog, you are most likely a female and, well, you just seem like the type who would like Pioneer Woman.… Read More

Go ahead, nag me

Wedding season is closing in and I usually give aprons and cookbooks to the brides-to-be.  I like to make the aprons and I have a great new pattern to use (thanks Mom!), but I haven’t been able to get it together enough to sew.  I’m hoping that if I mention… Read More

Love, loss and goodies

Right now my heart is feeling heavy like a sponge left in the bottom of the tub after a bath. I just finished reading On Agate Hill by Lee Smith. It was lovely and haunting and wonderful and sad. I bought it instead of checking it out from the library.  I’m… Read More

Where’s Zimbabwe?

I don’t know why the U.S. decided that Saddam Hussein was public enemy #1 with that evil wacko Robert Mugabe running around*.  I seriously can’t understand why somebody hasn’t taken that guy out.  He has run Zimbabwe into the ground.  What was once the most literate, rich country in Africa… Read More

If you’re feeling Grinchy

It’s time to start getting ready for Christmas.  I always heave a sigh and think, “already?  Didn’t we just have Christmas a little while ago?” My favorite way to get in the mood for Christmas is to read all the lovely books I’ve collected over the years.  My absolute favorite… Read More

A Day in the Life

 My life on November 20, 2008 (or thereabout) Where all the magic begins: Although it’s hard to believe I have any sort of self-discipline, I usually get up at 5 a.m. I like to walk/run while I blog and watch old episodes of The West Wing (I have all the seasons… Read More

Tearing up

That’s tear as in cry. Courtney (a.k.a. C Jane) has been pulling at my heartstrings all week. She has been writing the most lovely posts on her blog (Some about her sister in the plane crash, some about her family). If you have never visited her blog, or you haven’t… Read More

Mr. Guiness and Mr. Ripley

I don’t know who, exactly, these two gentlemen are, but their legacies are the most popular topic around our house. You may have a vague remembrance of Ripley’s Believe it or Not and The Guiness Book of World Records. I remember the former being a somewhat creepy and perplexing show… Read More