Category: Random Thoughts

For the Love of Books

For the Love of Books

In case you, perhaps maybe, live under a rock at the back of a cave on a deserted island, didn’t know, I love books.  I love reading them, holding them, the way the smell.  I love collecting them, organizing them, and talking about them.  I love book stores and libraries.  I even love eBooks as they are easier to read in bed – no having to move to turn off the light.  I’ve always loved books.  It was instilled in my for basically my entire life.  For this…I blame my Mother. From the time I can remember, books were part of my life.  Every birthday and holiday simply added to our book collections.  Every week a library visit to find even more new worlds and friends and stories.  I can’t remember a time in my life that I was surrounded by books.  There have been times where reading has taken […]

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Fasten Your Seatbelts

So, I’ve been procrastinating since last I graced these hallowed pages.  I was so behind on everything, so overwhelmed with trying to figure out where to start with all the behindness.  So I did nothing.  And guess what…got further behind. New Year, New Plan! So, in the procrastinating for really just over a year now I’ve had to let a lot of things slide.  With kiddos in and out of the house and job changes and life changes something had to give and this was the thing that was easiest to ‘give’.  And I’m finding myself pouring a lot of myself into other passions for a while.  I have a moderately successful Sims blog right now.  If you don’t know what Sims is I’m not sure we can be friends.  Or I can explain it to you at request and then you will understand and be part of the magic […]

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So, It’s Been a Minute

It’s been a while since I graced this page with anything resembling typed words.  However, I have TONS of really good excuses why.  I promised they are good.  And I swear there are tons.  And they all are excuses.  As many of you know last fall my computer had a bit of a disaster.  It was purely an accident.  And purely a child doing something they knew better than to do.  And it was a disaster.  My laptop screen was cracked.  While in and of itself that is not the be all end all of a computer since it wasn’t blacked out or totally broken.  However, when said laptop is a touch screen it changes everything.  When a touch screen is cracked it triggers the sensors for touch.  Making the computer think you are doings things on the screen that is hard to try and override with the mouse or […]

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Moments of Clarity

I write a lot about being blonde.  Sometimes I worry about perpetuating the stereotype.  A large part of me identifies with the stereotypical blonde that everyone tells the jokes about.  Not because of my hair color, which has darkened with age, but because they fit who I am.  At heart I am a stereotypical blonde.  I’m slightly dingy and always good for a laugh, usually with a snort or two thrown in for good measure.  I’m slightly ditzy and not always able to articulate my thoughts when actually speaking.  I’m slightly klutzy, as in yes I have tripped over color changes in the carpet.  And fallen up the stairs, as well as the traditional down.  I don’t just have deep thought provoking thoughts, they come about in a slightly off centered way.  I can get more meaning from life out of song lyrics, children’s books, and conversations with friends than […]

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Why, Hello Summer

Why, Hello Summer

I’ve been encouraged/challenged by my good friend over at A Simply Enchanted Life to write a week in review post.  However a title about week in review just doesn’t ‘fit’ for how I tend to write stuff.  I meant to sit down and write this last night but I was exhausted.  Summer has arrived here in Bolivar and I hope it sticks around while keeping the temperatures manageable.  Probably too much wishful thinking in that last sentence! As most of you know I live in an apartment though not really a ‘complex’.  There are a total of 8 apartments in two buildings.  The one I am in is actually the downstairs of the old house that was converted then added on to.  In the summer I am blessed with concrete walls which keeps my place cooler without having to run the air conditioning constantly.  In the winter I am cursed […]

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