Category Archives: personal

Merry Christmas

Dear friends and family, Disclaimer: Yes, I am being cheap this year, and sending my letter – without a card – via Facebook, blog, and e-mail. Thank you to all of you who I have received actual cards from in … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

Give me the end of the year an’ its fun When most of the plannin’ an’ toilin’ is done; Bring all the wanderers home to the nest, Let me sit down with the ones I love best, Hear the old … Continue reading

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The “I’ve Always Meant to Read That Book!” Challenge: Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

Title: Cold Comfort Farm Author: Stella Gibbons Genre: Classics, historical fiction Publisher: Penguin Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from the public library First line: The education bestowed on Flora Poste by her parents had been expensive, … Continue reading

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Good news, a couple reminders, and a short blogging break

What a difference a week makes! As I type this, Kevin is on his second day of training for a new job! It’s the same work as the job that disappeared last week – driving disabled and low-income patients to … Continue reading

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Well, crap.

Remember that job I was telling you about – the one Kevin was starting training for this week? Well, today, he went through his first day of training – and while he was out (learning how to drive a transport … Continue reading

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No links post today – too busy doing Christmassy stuff!

We spent the morning eating pumpkin pancakes made by Dad, listening to Christmas music, and decorating the tree. I’ll be back next week with bookish links. Here are the kids after the tree was finished (click on the photo to … Continue reading

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Announcement: Giveaways for Essay Reading Challenge and Ireland Challenge back on! (Plus, I am amazed at the kindness of friends)

Can I just say how amazing my blogging friends are? In particular, I am writing of Michelle at That’s What She Read and Wendy at Musings of a Bookish Kitty. A couple of days ago, I posted an announcement that, … Continue reading

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Bookish links for Saturday, June 9, 2012

Author news: ~ R.I.P. Ray Bradbury, Author of Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles Discussion starters: ~ Author Beth Revis: How to respond to negative reviews – I love this! ~ Book Hooked Blog: I May Be Judging You – … Continue reading

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