on May 30, 2015

  Welcome to the first annual MM Memorial Day Scavenger Hunt! 10 Days, 30 Blogs, and loads of prizes! The rules are simple: At each stop on the tour you’ll find a military themed picture with a word or words. Collect the words and figure out the secret phrase (HINT: It’s lyrics to a song)…. Read More

Power Outtage

on May 29, 2015

Squish went back to school today, where she thrilled everybody with the voice of a 60 year old chain-smoking truck driver, and I actually tried to work out.  By the way? You can’t cough too hard when you’re doing deep water jumping jacks.  Ask me how I know. Either way, we sort of had to… Read More

Squish Down

on May 28, 2015

“Hello, N— School?” “Yes?” “I’m sorry, I’m calling in sick for Squishy Lane.” “Aw, well we’re sorry to hear about that.  What’s she got?” “The same thing I’ve had for the last week. Apparently I brought it home from Dallas and decided to share.” “That’s too bad. We hope she gets better soon.” “Me too–… Read More

An Excerpt from Deep of the Sound

on May 27, 2015

Okay– so in the excitement about Immortal (which I still love!) and the hustle about RT, and then, hello, the frickin’ plague, I haven’t mentioned this book in a while. But it’s out in less than three weeks… And it’s… uhm… Well, everybody remember Nascha? And people couldn’t figure out what Nascha was doing in… Read More


on May 26, 2015

So, I watched a lot of movies this weekend. So much I needed to do, so much I needed to do, and I was lucky if I could focus on a movie in front of me. If I was really on my game, I could knit and focus on the movie in front of me…. Read More

Thank you, Ferris Buehler…

on May 24, 2015

If you’ve been following me on Twitter/FB you probably know I’ve got con-chitis or con crud or the motherfuckin’ plague.  (No, Amy– tell us how you really feel.) I’ve ingested so much cold medicine at this point I’ve got stomach cramps.  Which means A. I’m getting old, and B. Since I’m using less than the… Read More


on May 23, 2015

Okay– I pronounce it “me-mes” and my family pronounces it “meemzz” but either way you slice it, they’re a fun way to communicate. In the last couple of weeks, I’ve seen a few, uhm, ME-memes– fans, supposed friends, that sort of thing, have made some memes for ME. Add to that a contest (that I… Read More


on May 22, 2015

Things that happen on the Thursday after a con– *  My shit usually arrives via post. Huzzah! The kids get presents! *  I have to remind my husband–yet again– that if he forces me into the social whirlwind, I will hate everybody, including him.  Especially him. *  Yes, Francine, you still have to cook. *… Read More

Today’s Recap

on May 21, 2015

Big Accomplishment: Working out and having five minutes of lunch with Mate After School Chore: Taking Squish to dance class. For once, getting there early. Big surprise: I have a head cold, and could literally sit for hours, knit, and catch up to SPN. (Btw, I’m still a few eps behind. Nobody spoil it for… Read More

Little Things I’ve learned…

on May 19, 2015

Over the years I’ve learned little tiny bits about the wide world from reading.  Examples? A loo is a toilet Football is soccer Surgery can be a noun Theater can be spelled Theatre Recognize can be spelled Recognise “Hard put-upon” is an expression. So is “Hoist with his own petard.” Kerchief = Handkerchief Exchequer is… Read More