Month: August 2015

Morning Meanderings: Sunday Stuff

Good morning!  Sunday and I have a wee bit of anxiety here.  I am meeting in less than an hour, one of the girls from Honduras (Eva) who has been here all summer staying with friends.  We are meeting up for lunch today and…

Morning Meanderings… It’s All A Bit Crazy

*Deep Breath* Today I wanted to share the pictures of the bench that was dedicated to my son at the Brainerd Public Library.  It is one of those things that I am a little surprised I have not already posted the pics (I did…

Morning Meanderings… The Opportunity With Reading The Hot New Titles As Soon As They Hit Your Door Step

It is a COFFEE Morning. Recently I had mentioned I had several reviews to write and I was so excited to have the time to actually write them now that the big events I was working on are now behind me.  And write them……

WILD by Cheryl Strayed

After Cheryl’s mother was diagnosed with cancer at a young age and lost her life to it, Cheryl could not seem to escape the spiraling downward pull of her own life.  Her marriage was a loss, her father non-existent… Four years later with nothing…

Morning Meanderings… Landing Somewhere Between Burnt Toast and A Smile

I don’t own a toaster. It’s true.  Counter space to me in valuable and I used a toaster so infrequently that when the last one puttered out I did not replace it.  Instead, now when I crave toast I set the oven on low…

Morning Meanderings… CrAcKiNg a really REALLY big book

Some mornings I wake up in a funk and that is pretty much my whole day… there have been quite a few of those lately where my heart is heavy, I have no energy, and I am more than happy not to talk to…

A Week At The Lake by Wendy Wax

Emma Michaels, Mackenzie Hayes, and Serena Stockton used to be the best of friends.  Every year they would spent one week together at a cabin owned by Emma;  laughing, sharing, and eating way too much ice cream.  Then one year, Emma stopped inviting Mackenzie…

Sunday Salon… So It Is Like That Is It?

I am not much of a meme joiner upper but I have always loved this picture (above) hosted by The Caffeinated Reader.  It also seems to fit who I am these days, sitting back with maybe not slippers (I prefer flip flops), but definitely…

Saturday Snapshot: Wine and Words 2015

  This weeks Saturday Snapshot is going to be about Wine and Words, the literacy event that our Friends of the Brainerd Public Library sponsor each year.  This is year three and we had 320 guests at our sold out event. As you can…

The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand

Longing for a good summer read centered around beautiful Nantucket, author Elin Hinderbrand is an excellent “go to” choice for just such a read.  ~ Sheila When Grace Pancik sets her mind on something there is really no stopping her.  When Grace decides that…

Morning Meanderings… I Am Back For The Journey

Still here. Once again I am surprised how easily I slip away these past months.  I just drift out of my normal routine which is often replaced by not much… sorrow, thinking, trying to adjust… but lately as those of you who know me…

Morning Meanderings… COFFEE and Thoughts of Justin

Sunday. It is quiet in the house.  Al left around 8 am to look at job sites.  I am here sitting with COFFEE cup catching up on a few emails before I start my day with a visit to my aunt and probably mowing…