Re-visiting Almost Ten Years Ago

Ten years ago I was enjoying life in our recently re-modeled home that my husband and I spent close to  3 years doing ourselves.  It was a lovely home with pool, boat slip, and RV in Punta Gorda, Florida.  I had my business teaching ‘special needs’ children reading and math.  We converted one of the rooms into a beautiful teaching room and even built an entrance porch.  The porch served as a ‘waiting room’ for any parents who wished to sit and wait for their child.  Little did we know that in eight weeks our house would be hit by hurricane Charlie on Friday Aug...more

Gratitude Linkup - Week of 6/22/14

One of the best ways to have perspective, for me, is to remember the things I'm grateful for. There have been times when I've gotten stuck in negativity that I've done a quick gratitude list (in my head or with another) and started on the path of releasing that negativity. Gratitude lists help me to remember what's beautiful and to remain present in my life.Each week, Laurel Regan's Gratitude linkup over at Alphabet Salad is a way for me to share a few of the things I'm grateful for with others....more

My First Post! [Virginity Taken]

Hey there! I'm Cyanide. I'm a 22-year-old mother of one. I've been married since April 2014. I have a cat, too. Currently, I'm trying to learn Japanese. It's kind of difficult. D: I'm obsessed with The Legend of Zelda. Like, seriously obsessed. Obsession to the point that I should probably seek psychiatric help. ...more

Building a Better Conference for Book Bloggers: An Open Letter to BookExpo America

I recognize that as part of BookExpo America, the BEA Bloggers Conference needs to address publishing-industry interests as well as those of bloggers. While those interests often align, there are also differences to consider. BEA Bloggers seems to be giving more weight to bloggers' interests each year, but there's still room to do more...if it wants to. ...more
Karen Ballum I got the same impression about less generally negative response to this year's ...more

True Story of Identity Theft

Book Readers Review Evil Shadows by Rick Hallock is a true and terrifying story of identity theft.  Hallock tells of his ten-year fight against US Customs and the federal government after the theft of his identity in 2000. Rick's battle against the theft of his identity went as far as the US Supreme Court.  Foremost is his uncovering and exposing undocumented methods used by the U.S....more
Wow, this sounds like a really cool book! I'll have to check it out!more

Raising Artists & Creatives: The Myth of Mnemosyne

The Myth of MnemosyneLast year I took our foster lab to the vet to get neutered....more

France in Spring - Part 3

Do Not Try to ‘Do Paris’ in a Day or Seven Hours!  The fast train was only an hour and a half from Dijon....more

Cookitgirl Under Construction

WWW.COOKITGIRL.COM is under construction. I am switching host to make the website Beautiful! Thank you for all your support.Ambar...more

The Country Living Fair Weekend-Day 2!

As promised, I am sharing the remainder of our Country Living Fair experience with all of you. If you love living and shopping country, but didn’t have a chance to attend, at least I am giving you a tiny glimpse of what you missed this year! (and, there is still a chance to attend one in Georgia or Ohio in the coming months.) Of course, a country fair isn’t complete without a bright red tractor...more
These were great poss. I loved all of the photos.more

France in Spring - Part 2