It's All Sweet Until You Hit Level 350 on Candy Crush

You didn't think I was going to write every day in November without at least one post about Candy Crush, did you? It would probably be impossible. Especially when I have been stuck on a level for what feels like forever, and I have to talk about it with someone who will really care. Or someone whose eyes I can't see rolling as the words Candy Crush leave my lips. ...more
I'm so stuck on level 350, I swear I'm going to quit! Help!!!!!!more

I Hit A Knitting Wall

Once upon a time I used to knit. Not all that long ago, and not in a kingdom far, far away, although I did send squares far away to be made into blankets. I did most of my knitting in Orlando probably while watching discs of Gilmore Girls on repeat. And now? I miss it. It has been more than a year since I created anything with knitting needles....more

Rules For Choosing The Perfect Book To Read On A Bad Day

I want to tell you about the book Someday, Someday, Maybe, but first I have to give you some background. Not background on the book - although I will tell you it was written by Lauren Graham of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood fame, and that is more than enough background to make it a must read, or at least, a must try. I love Lauren Graham....more

This Is Why I Will Never Read Another Book Series With My Husband

I love to read books with other people. Right now I'm reading the Outlander books with Tia, the Harry Potter books with Katarina, and the Wheel of Time books with Thomas. ...more

You Can See My Week #iPPP

I am new to this whole cell phone camera thing - having been jolted into the current century only this month when Thomas got a new phone. This is the second week I have been on this thing y'all call Instagram (come find me on Instagram, please, so I won't be lonely), and I am loving it. We have Hibiscus all around our home. I have read that you can dry it for eating, or make it into a tea, ...more

Please Pass The Spam

There has been an increase in spam comments the last two months. Every spam robot has its own strategy to get you to publish its comments. These are some of my favorites. I want you to think I'm asking a question: ...more

A Letter To The Girl Who Is Hurting And Confused

There is a wonderful girl I love, who inspired this post, but it is not only for her. This letter is for any girl, any woman, who has been hurt by life, and feels scared and empty.  ...more

A-B-C's Of Me

Elaine and Jennifer have prepared this special meme for us; to help us jump into our time machines, and blog like it is 2006. Alphabet Meme ...more

Great Books For Nine Year Old Girl

A little less than two months are left before Katarina turns ten years old. I want to hold on to every minute of her nine-ness. I want to tuck aside memories of all the special things that made up this year of her life, before she crosses the bridge into the land of double digit years. Katarina can almost always be found with a book. A large portion of her days are spent with the characters and worlds that live ...more

Don't Trade Me

"I felt a thrill when you picked me up and took me home. You opened me gently; as you cried and laughed through my story, we stared at each other all night. I want to be yours forever, please, don't trade me in for someone new," he whispered quietly from the stack by the door. ...more