And the Reading Continues

And the Reading Continues

  To begin, Half-Priced Books is a dangerous place. Very dangerous. I dropped by because traffic was horrible, then decided I might as well look for some Louis L’Amour books I don’t already have, and then all of a sudden, I have a basket fully from all different shelves. If anyone needs a library card for my library, let me know! Ok, now back to the regular broadcasting update: Reading Challenge 2015 UPDATE A week or two ago I recapped my year of reading thus far, or at least the last month…

Rain Makes for the Best Reading Time

Rain Makes for the Best Reading Time

Well, I love a rainy night I love a rainy night I love to hear the thunder Watch the lightning When it lights up the sky You know it makes me feel good Another rainy night? Could it have been just a dream? Well the ground couldn’t have lied to me, this morning, when I took Ellie out. After these past two days, I am really regretting not having my pair of rubber boots with me at the apartment. Wet feet is never a great way to start your morning….

Kindergarten 101: Naptime & Reading Logs

Kindergarten 101: Naptime & Reading Logs

Crap! It’s the second to last day of July. Where the heck has my summer gone?!? While in college I remember realizing how fast semesters would fly by. Then later after I graduated and realized this only got worse. While in elementary, middle and high school, I wanted the time to fly by so fast. I wanted it to be summer again or I wanted to hurry up and be older. Now I realize that there is no slowing it down. However, yesterday afternoon I felt like a kindergartner again!…

At Thirteen: I was Reading in Church and She Was #6 on the Charts

At Thirteen: I was Reading in Church and She Was #6 on the Charts

And to think I felt nervous standing up at the lectern in church reading to two hundred or so parishioners a couple of readings?!? Its marbles compared to what she accomplished at 13! “Who is she?” You may ask.  Well I am referring to the- Tanya Tucker, hailing from the great state of Texas. What an artist. At 13, she passed on the opportunity to record “The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.” in order to record “Delta Dawn.” I think this gamble worked out in her favor in the…

Hot Reads 2017 – Take 2

Hot Reads 2017 – Take 2

Where to begin? I feel like I have read some real good ones this go-round. Yet, I always feel thirsty for more. Any fellow readers experience the same feeling. Even though I am reading far more than I used to, I now find myself yearning for a rainy day or many lunch breaks thrown together to lounge outside on a porch with a book. The Scam by Janet Evanovich (Fox & O’Hare #4) Guns of the Timberland by Louis L’Amour All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr The…

Pic-a-Day: April 2017

Pic-a-Day: April 2017

In an effort to get back behind the lens more often and open up the creativity I once tapped into on a daily basis, I have thrown my hat in on a monthly photography challenge. Feel free to participate, whether you use Instagram, or are keeping pictures your phone/computer! Pictures I post will be taken with both my Nikon and my iPhone, and shoot any other device I happen to get my hands on. Here’s how it goes. I have listed below 30 different categories or tags. For each one, a photo…

Top 5 Friday: Audrey Hepburn

Top 5 Friday: Audrey Hepburn

Years and years ago, shoot getting close to at least 15 years, Sydney and I made the trip down to Grandma and Grandpa’s house to spend the night. A quarter-mile trip may not seem far, but I’m sure it felt far enough for my parents to get us kids out of the house for the night or if they were lucky, the weekend! Anyhow, we took our toothbrushes and a change of clothes and headed out. Once at their house, we put our things away in one of the bedrooms…

The Journey Begins

The Journey Begins

Come back to me with all your heart. Don’t let fear keep us apart. Trees do bend though straight and tall; so must we to others’ call. Long have I waited for your coming home to me and living deeply our new life. The wilderness will lead you to your heart where I will speak. Integrity and justice with tenderness you shall know. Long have I waited for your coming home to me and living deeply our new life. You shall sleep secure with peace; faithfulness will be your joy….

Hot Reads 2017 – Take 1

Hot Reads 2017 – Take 1

Well shoot. We are already 45 days into this brand new year. Even though we are a little over a month and a half into 2017 is proving to be a good year. Mild weather, good health, new adventures. What more is there to ask for?!? On top of all the good already experienced, I have had a great run of luck when it comes to my reading list this year. As I mentioned in my post from the beginning of the year, I’d like to read a whopping 40…

Challenge Completed.

Challenge Completed.

2016 has come and gone. Twenty sixteen brought me so much in way of faith, hope and love. Life takes you where you don’t think you need to go. But embrace the ride and find a way to hold on is how I approached this past year. One of the goals nearest to my heart in 2016 was the Goodreads’ Reading Challenge. After a hot start in 2016, I naturally succumbed to procrastination and went a couple of months without touching a single book. But not to fear, I was…