Did He Cheat?

I was in a very long line at Whole Foods, having stopped in after work to pick up what would pass for dinner. The “express” line was the longest line I’ve ever seen in my entire life, so I got in the regular line even though I only had a couple of things. A few minutes in, I heard a deep voice behind me: “It must be my lucky day to stand in line behind the woman who can rock those boots”. It was a little cheesy but when I turned around I liked the way he looked, I forgave him. ...more

it doesn't really matter if his intention was to cheat. Whatever his intention was, he behaved ... more

All that Remains of the Tooth Fairy

One of the big milestones when you have little ones is the loss of that first tooth. It's something nobody has any control over, yet parents seem to find a way to take credit for it and/or brag about it anyway. "Little Bobby just lost his first tooth! He's advanced you know; the dentist was predicting it would happen next spring." You know how those conversations go. ...more

I LOVED this post. I love the milestones of life--those defining moments in time.

My baby is ... more

Simplicity Is Not Easy

But transition periods can be fraught with insecurities and hidden obstacles. For most, moving from model American consumerist party-goer to simple living expert doesn’t happen overnight – a great deal of learning and adapting happens both before taking the dive and after. Only those with true tenacity will be able to climb over the learning curve. They are most likely the ones who will discover the ‘easy’ in simplicity. ...more

It can start with HAVING to learn how to "make do". Or with wanting your growing children to ... more

A Gift For You, But A String Attached

Just a few more days........... A FREE E-book!  ONLY until 01-31-11 My new novel , "A Gathering of Light" by Patricia Iles, was recently e-published, and honestly, I need to get some reader reviews to ootch it up in the browsing list.  It's available almost everywhere, but if you go to http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/29448  and use coupon code BF46D before you checkout, you'll get it for FREE.  As in FREE.  No money....more

The first reviews are coming in and they are all so favorable! Thank you so much!

Trish ... more

A Good Deed Is Just A Few Clicks Away

Have you heard about the Pepsi Refresh Project? Pepsi is donating money to causes YOU vote on.A client of the agency I work for (and a truly worthy cause) is competing to win a grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project.  http://www.refresheverything.com/tarasbabiesanimalwelfareThey are a no-kill animal shelter here in Arizona's beautiful Rim Country. Visit their website if you wish to know more, but I can tell you that they are very dedicated and devoted people. Please click on the...more

Silly me! I just found out you can vote EVERY DAY! I voted again for Tara's Babies

Trish ... more

There's a tiny brown lizard who lives in my office. He's only about 2 inches long. I think I need to name him but I don't have any ideas!

There's a tiny brown lizard who lives in my office. He's only about 2 inches long. I think I need to name him but I don't have any ideas! ...more

That reminds me: I better tell the pest-control guy to skip my office. I'd hate to poison the ... more

There's a tiny brown lizard who lives in my office. He's only about 2 inches long. I think I need to name him but I don't have any ideas!

There's a tiny brown lizard who lives in my office. He's only about 2 inches long. I think I need to name him but I don't have any ideas! ...more

He's doing such a good job eating little bugs in here. Maybe I should call him Orkin. more

I made dinner. I put a lot of work into it. I should probably eat some, huh?

I made dinner. I put a lot of work into it. I should probably eat some, huh? ...more

I'm seldom hungry by the time dinner is on the table. Is that because I'm tired, or because I've ... more

Getting Cheap (Or Even Free!) Books

If you know anything at all about me, then you know this: I LOVE TO READ. Couldn't imagine life without it. For as long as I can remember, I've always loved to read. Even as a little girl, other kids would be out playing, and I'd be in my room reading. Hubby bought me the Sony Reader a few years ago for Christmas. It was one of the best gifts I've ever received because as a reading fanatic, it was a gift from the gods! I haven't had a chance to take it with me on a vacation yet, but oh! The thought of putting a bunch of books on that little-less-than-a-pound Reader is thrilling!...more

A Gift For You, But A String Attached

Just a few more days........... A FREE E-book!  ONLY until 01-31-11 My new novel , "A Gathering of Light" by Patricia Iles, was recently e-published, and honestly, I need to get some reader reviews to ootch it up in the browsing list.  It's available almost everywhere, but if you go to http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/29448  and use coupon code BF46D before you checkout, you'll get it for FREE.  As in FREE.  No money....more

you just found your next blog post! "How to download to an e-reader"!

Thank you so ... more