I was going to take lots of pictures…

on April 29, 2014

And then I didn’t.  (Well, I took a picture of Molly, because she was a visiting dog, and she was so good, I almost wanted one of my own.  She even thought she was a lapdog, and she sat in her owner’s lap like she belonged there, and she was awesome.) But even though all… Read More

Amazing Days

on April 26, 2014

 So, after three days of driving, Gin, Julianne, and I all arrived at the hotel.  We were happy, we were bonded, we were excited that we had made it and… Mary drove up and suddenly they were in their rooms and we were apart. I mourned. But then Mary took me to her dad’s house… Read More

On the road again…

on April 23, 2014

Okay– so the deal was, the family and I went on vacation last week, Saturday to Friday, in San Diego. You saw that.  We went to the zoo, we went to the ocean, we went to the movies–all was fun, and then the ride home in which I overdosed on water additives and saw sound…. Read More

Fucking Dragons

on April 19, 2014

A note or two about this post. See, the incident happened last night, as we were driving back from San Diego–and I thought it was hilarious, of course, there may have been extenuating circumstances, but we’ll get to that. So anyway, I was lying in my own bed, (yay!) and the dog was licking his… Read More


on April 18, 2014

Okay all–it’s been a busy few days.  I’ve tried to blog, but, well, I’m trying out the little tablet computer–and I have to say, as a workhorse, it sort of fails, although it is portable as hell.   Anyway– between Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo and a day spent just getting lunch and… Read More

Songs from San Diego

on April 13, 2014

Okay– honestly, I was just thinking there are none.  Songs, that is.  But we are having some adventures, and that’s always awesome. We got in last night, after Mate did most of the driving (and I did a considerable amount of knitting) and a drop at Pea Soup Andersen’s.  Now I’ll be honest– there really is… Read More

Help me Internet, you’re my only hope!

on April 10, 2014

So, in what is amounting to a curious scheduling clusterfuck, Mate has put a family vacation right in front of Dreamspinner’s conference in Portland, and then has managed to schedule all sorts of things for him right in front of it. Which means the last two weeks– Squish’s birthday, Chicken’s visit, laundry, the house sitter,… Read More

*kermit flail Monday* New Releases for April

on April 7, 2014

Hey all! We’ve got some new and unique offerings for first Monday of the month– some authors I haven’t read, and an author that I have *blush* have!  I love that people are jumping on the bandwagon for this feature here– and I love that I’m not just featuring romance.  Last month I was featuring… Read More

Is it a magic? Is it red? Is it eight?

on April 5, 2014

So Squishy had a birthday on Thursday– she is eight.   She is beautiful.   I cannot even put voice to what an awesome kid she is.  She asked for books– and was thrilled to get Judy Moody books.  She asked for clothes, and everybody got her clothes in these colors.   They are her… Read More

And that happened how?

on April 2, 2014

Okay– I admit.  I’m an expert in seeing how time can be sucked from my day until only the shriveled husk remains, but I am, at this moment, at a terrible loss. How can this week have gone by so fast? And then it dawns on me– Chicken is home and Squish turns 8 tomorrow. … Read More