Books I've Been Reading: Don't Let Me Go

This book (which was written by the same woman who wrote Pay it Forward) was in a totally different genre than what I typically read from (horror, dystopian, sci-fi) but I felt like I needed to read a book that was actually a "nice" read to change it up a bit and I'm sorta glad I did.Click to read full post....more

Around Here

Whoooo boy it's been cold as hell these last few days! I seriously don't know how I'm going to make it through the winter and it's only in the 40s. I left my thick skin in California. We had our first snow of the season on Wednesday. We were lucky and weren't affected by the nor'easter. All the snow that fell melted by the next day.Click to read full post....more

Inspirational Sunday Week 2

@Lucy's Reality  And I will try very hard to remember and make time to come and read, Lucy.    :)more

Lost Shoe

I was walking down the street to the Greek Orthodox church to vote this past Tuesday. It's only about 4 long blocks. As a I passed an apartment building, I noticed a gray Nike sneaker in the grass by the sidewalk. A few yards further, in front of an abandoned house with a realtor's sign in the yard, I saw a brown leather short boot. And another 15 yards down in front of a big brick house with beautiful landscaping, I found a bright red sneaker. ...more

What would I change?

NaBloPoMo November 2012 Prompt Friday, November 9, 2012: If you could change one thing about your life right now, what would it be? ...more

My dream job

Thank goodness the latest US election is over... and along with it the politics-related blogging prompts. Even I can get tired of thinking and writing about such things! I'm more than happy to move on to other topics of conversation now. NaBloPoMo November 2012 Prompt Thursday, November 8, 2012: ...more


NaBloPoMo November 2012 Prompt Wednesday, November 7, 2012: Talk about the last compliment you received. The most recent compliment I received was from my husband, just today, when he told me that I am a very strong person. ...more

Confessions Of A True Blond

Once my hair grew back after chemo was over, I decided to let it go au natural for once in my life. My hair dying days goes back many moons, to when I was 13 and used Sun-In. Prior to that, my cousin Barbara and I used pure squeezed lemon juice before we headed into the sun, and that worked so well that my mother was/is convinced that my hair lightens all by itself in the summer sunshine. I know there is some truth to that because I watch my kids go from blond to bleached blond every summer too....more
@KarenLynnn And a very big YAY to you, too, Amiga!more

Last Words From This Undecided In WI: I'm Tired

I'm tired of hearing Tammy Baldwin screaming "YOU'RE DAMN RIGHT", I'm tired of hearing Mitt's 47% secret video, I'm tired of hearing all the commercials, and all of the negativity. I am somewhat enlightened with the POTUS's Monday commercials urging people to get out and vote without slandering Mr. Romney. (But wait! The 47% commercial just aired again!) I'm also relieved to hear Tammy speaking in a normal voice and not sounding like a fishwife. ...more
@elaineR.N. It's over now. All but the counting. I did my part! :)more