Category Archives: bookstores

Catching

Name a cliche with “catch” in it, and I’m trying to do it. Up? Yep. Catching up. With my life that’s trying to run away without me. A Break? Yep. I’m always trying to catch a break. A Tiger by the Tail? Why not? My Breath? Always. (But so far I’m not catching a wave […]

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I’m not old. I’m thirty-seven.

(If the proper accent with which to deliver that title doesn’t come directly to mind, never fear. We can still be friends. It just means I’m … old.) Is thirty-seven really that old? My Kids think so. They’re quick to reassure me – “You’re cool, Mom.” But it’s the following eye-roll that sort of negates […]

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Storytelling and Links

There are as many ways to tell a story as there are stories to tell. You know, I like books. But I also like oral stories. And film. http://www.youtube.com/tellyawards?x=8wROsZqZvKo The link above tells the story of a young woman from Hong Kong who, when she was sixteen, joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day […]

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Ahhh. I needed that.

Kid 1 and I took a little road trip this weekend. And very little patience was required for at least thirty hours. Wow, right? Here’s how it went down. My sister who is NOT Betsy in BBM has a daughter who turned 16 this weekend, so for a surprise, she arranged for us to meet […]

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Stuff

Hey, remember that I have a blog? Nah, me either. Okay, so it has been nearly a week, and I was hoping that I’d catch up on a whole lot of blog reading (has it really been that long?) but instead I’ve been helping neighbor lady divide some plants, and baking rosemary bread, and working […]

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Doing Stuff.

I like doing fun stuff. So maybe you do, too. Consider yourself invited to join in the following fun (which you can always check on the SIGHTINGS tab, right up there in the middle, yeah, right there): August 28th (that’s next Saturday, peeps) – In the morning and afternoon, there’s excellent fun to be had […]

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A Bit of Random

* You know staying home at night? With your family? Those people you like, and who live in your house? You know staying home and eating dinner and having a bowl of popcorn and maybe watching Pixar Shorts? Yeah. I miss that. * I wrote 1800 words on Monday. That is a lot of words. […]

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Irony

I did a fun event this weekend – at the lovely Purple Cow bookshop. Loads of cute families, and even one of my favorite families from Many Years Back! The crowd was delightful, and the women who work that shop LOVE their books and the kids who read them. Thanks, Isa, for having me! *Sigh* […]

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