Monthly Archives: January 2011

Books Read January 2011

“Only the Good Spy Young” (Gallagher Girls Book 4) by Ally Carter. We love this series around here. It’s a private Girls’ High School… for spies. Lots of fun. “The Clockwork Three” by Matthew Kirby. Fun, MG steampunk-ish, a little magic, a little friendship-conquers-overwhelming-odds. Try it. “The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate” by Jacqueline Kelly. Oh, […]

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Looking out the window

The sun rose (it has a habit of doing just that) and turned the fog orange. Lit up diamonds of flaky snow shining on the yard. Caught the icy fur on the naked tree limbs and made me think it could be keeping the trees warm. Mountaintops, shrouded by fog earlier, now push against crystal […]

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Did you know?

There are a lot of grains in a one-pound bag of millet seed. And if you drop it, or even bump it a little, you’re pretty much guaranteed a millet-floor for days to come. As soon as you get off the phone with your parents, telling them how perfectly fine everything is, thank you, you’re […]

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Happy Making

In case you need it on this fine, blustery day, here is a short list of happy-making stuff. (In no particular order.) Wheaty artisan bread with sunflower seeds in. PSYCH on Netflix instant. Clean cars. More locker shelves = cleaner mudroom floor. I bet you’d forgotten our mudroom even had a floor, hadn’t you? Oh, […]

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Back to High School

It was bizarre how it brought out the best and the worst in the crowd. We went to the high school basketball game last night. I love basketball. I love the never-stop, run-run-run, high scoring action. I love high school basketball because of the community that it envelops. But I have to say, high school […]

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A Picture is Worth 690 Words.

Wow. You probably weren’t planning to see THAT this morning. But here it is – a page out of my long-repressed history. I have an uncle – a really wonderful one – who is an historian. (He’d have me put the “an” in there, I bet. So I did.) He is a pro family history […]

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And I follow the directions. I do.

Remember that Husband is awesome? And that he makes my site real pretty-like? He just gave me this new plug-in to reduce Russian pornographers’ spam comments, and now somehow I can’t find my drafts. There were some drafts. Clever drafts. But, alas, now I’m flying from the hip. But I wanted to tell you this […]

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Power of a Word: Wherein I Uncover my Bald Spot

All right. We’re just diving in. I’ve been wondering how/if I was going to say this. And whether it mattered to anyone at all (besides me). And you know, when you come right down to it, it’s not like I tell you guys Everything. I keep a whole lot of the boring parts of my […]

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