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Do The Work Wednesday #5: Nose to the Grindstone

Do The Work Wednesday #5: Nose to the Grindstone

Yesterday, I did something I rarely do: I went to a coffee shop and wrote. And I actually wrote. I’m always suspicious of writers in coffee shops because I need complete silence and no distractions to get down to business. Or so I thought. But yesterday, I surprised myself by getting a few pages done […]

New Landscaping: After photos with captions

New Landscaping: After photos with captions

As requested, some “afters” of the landscaping in the front of the house.  We wanted  to spruce up the front of the house, creating a little cohesiveness and style for our otherwise plain house.  I wanted some simple and clean, structured but not formal.  That sort of describes our overall style.  Basically, I like using […]

Upcoming Events for Booklovers: Pasadena LitFest and Literary Orange

Upcoming Events for Booklovers: Pasadena LitFest and Literary Orange

The literary festival season is heating up here in Southern California. And, I’m ready to roll. I wanted to mention a couple of events that I’ll be participating in over the next few weeks: Pasadena LitFest and Literary Orange. Pasadena LitFest: Saturday, March 17th I’m the opening act of this brand new gathering in Pasadena. […]

Skin Care Recommendations: Palmer’s Cocoa Butter; Natural Skin Shop Glycolics and Bobbi Brown

Skin Care Recommendations: Palmer’s Cocoa Butter; Natural Skin Shop Glycolics and Bobbi Brown

Hi, all.. I knew I’d need to do some follow-up to Chaos Chronicles Podcast 506 when I mentioned that my new “No Gifts Please” gift is Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E.  I’ve gotten a few question on Facebook and in my inbox about which specific product. ( I had no idea the Palmer’s Line […]

World Read Aloud Day March 7: Literacy as a Human Right

World Read Aloud Day March 7: Literacy as a Human Right

  From more information about World Read Aloud Day and LitWorld, click here.   I know I’m preaching to choir here… so I won’t even spend along time on the set-up. Again, this year, I’m a a WRADvocate, a volunteer spokesperson for  World Read Aloud Day. The goal of the global event is to call […]

Random Thoughts on the Oscars, the Dresses and the Brad Pitt

Random Thoughts on the Oscars, the Dresses and the Brad Pitt

Please note that my systemic poison oak kept me from sleeping at all last night. So If I drift off mid-Thought , my aplogies. Joining me on some Random Thoughts, Entertaining Sheila who is texting in from the Cozy Couch… And the Oscar goes to: Red Carpet arrival highlights: Tim Gunn and his generosity of […]

Random Thoughts on the Oscars, the Dresses and the Brad Pitt

Random Thoughts on the Oscars, the Dresses  and the Brad Pitt

Please note that my systemic poison oak kept me from sleeping at all last ngith. So If I drift off mid-Thought , please excuse me. Joining me on some Random Thoughts, Entertaining Sheila who is texting in from the Cozy Couch… And the Oscar goes to: Red Carpet arrival highlights: Tim Gunn and his generosity […]

Friday To Do List: Laundry, Groceries and Moneyball

Friday To Do List: Laundry, Groceries and Moneyball

Hi, all. I’m very busy here,  recovering emotionally from my trip to the ER with Brookes after his allergic reaction to a cat and then diagnosing my own cold/fever/rash symptons. Paging, Dr. Google. And don’t worry, I have been in touch with various actual medical professionals on this! While my  froggy voice recovers, I thought […]

Do the Work Wednesday #4: Sharing your Ideas

Do the Work Wednesday #4: Sharing your Ideas

One question I got a lot on the book tour was about working with a writer’s group to keep me on track. (Couldn’t have done it without them!) Other writers wanted to know if it was “safe” to share your book idea with others writers. Wasn’t I worried someone was going to steal my idea? […]

My $7 Necklace and Thanks for all the Birthday Wishes

My $7 Necklace and Thanks for all the Birthday Wishes

Many thanks for the good wishes. Doing a little writing this morning, then heading out in the garden to mulch. That’s a good day… In the meantime, a long promised picture of my $7 necklace. Please compare it with a photo of the necklace belonging to the Duchess of Cambridge. Cost seven bucks but looks […]