Monthly Archives: October 2010

Cranky

So maybe it’s the Halloween thing, or maybe it’s that Husband left today for Hawaii, or maybe I should stop finding excuses. Whatever. Here’s what happened: I was driving Kid 2 to her friend’s house for a Halloween party. She’s dressed as a huge fried egg with horns and a pitchfork. Get it? A devilled […]

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Hanging with the GATE-ors

I just got back from a so-fun morning hanging with the 3rd and 4th grade GATE-ors at my Kids’ elementary school. (GATE is Gifted And Talented Education.) Our school has a great group of kids, and the cutest teacher ever. She asked me to come in and talk to the kids about the “show, don’t […]

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The Fabric of my Life

It’s not like I go shopping all that often. Or really, almost at all. Once or twice a year, I’ll get the Kids new jeans and shoes, and somehow the rest just happens. But shopping is not something I do particularly¬†often, or particularly well. And shopping with Husband? Is a thing of beauty, mostly for […]

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Bookish Fun

If you are going to be within a hundred miles of Provo, Utah next Saturday, October 30th, you really ought to go to the Provo City Library’s Teen Book Fest. Now, come on. How often do I tell you what you “really ought” to do? Nearly never? That’s what I though. But this? Is going […]

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Happiness, Beatles Style

When the Kids left this morning, I hit “play” on the computer, because I needed a little music to help me through the Cinderella-scrub of the kitchen floor. (See? It’s Friday. Kitchen floor Cinderella-scrub day.) When I hit “play” the computer started singing to me whatever someone listened to last. That would be the Beatles. […]

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Starting Over

It’s the good kind of starting over – the productive kind. I’ma tell you a story. Once upon a time, I was a young mom with little kids*. I loved that job. I was pretty good at it. My kids were funny and smart and obedient. Not particularly coiffed or well-dressed, but if I had […]

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And how shall we celebrate?

(*trumpet fanfare*) Ivie is turned in to the Publishers! After 3 drafts and then a longer third revision than I estimated, she’s fully dressed and ready to be seen. I’m interested to see how this pans out. It’s strange that my self-esteem isn’t so tied up in this book as it has been in the […]

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Contests? Free books? Oh, Joy!

I’m featured today over here, at “I am a Reader, not a Writer” (although, you know, I’m both). Miss K, the bloganista, is hosting a giveaway, so go on over there and get your name in the hat. If you win and already own copies of my books, well, hm. Christmas is coming up, right? […]

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