Month: December 2015

Retiring a Word…. Bringing In A New One

Here we are. 2015 has been the hardest year of my life.  I came into it with such high hopes only to feel I have been knocked off my ship and sent to crash again and again on the rocks along the shore.  You…

The Books of 2015

2015.  what a year. One  of my favorite anal-bookish things I love to do each year is keep track of my reading. I love to see the page count, the book count… I am a total dork when it comes to charts and all…

Morning Meanderings…. Christmas After

It is so crazy what sort of negative anticipation a day can bring. I was not at all looking forward to this Christmas… the first one without my son Justin.  We did not put up a tree.  I did not cook.  I did not…

A Christmas Message To You

I did not send out Christmas Cards this year so consider this our Christmas card. I look outside at the silent whiteness and feel a great emptiness. Loss can be all-consuming and I waiver on the blurry edges of this new world and the…

Morning Meanderings… The Love Of The Written Word

It is a CHILLY morning here in Central Minnesota.  I sit with my lap top and a BIG cup of hot coffee.  It is days like this where the outdoors looks painfully brittle that I am glad that I do not have to travel…

One Word….What Can A New Year Bring?

In 2013 I found a site that spoke of instead of having resolutions each year – choose a word.  A life long lover of words… I LOVED this.  I studied the list of words diligently trying to find the one that I wanted to…

Morning Meanderings… A Little Downton Abbey Moment

I am here. I don’t know why I don’t post as much as I used to and I really wish I did.  I think about posts… and I dialogue them in my head… what I will say, what I will share…. a review, a…

Morning Meanderings…. The Book…. It Is Not About

I drove some of you a little nuts yesterday by talking or I guess, not talking about a book and not telling you what the book I was not talking about was. That was kind of the point. Yesterdays post was not about the…

It’s Not Always About The Book

This past Tuesday we had book club.  It was our annual December potluck, home made gift exchange, and donation to the library’s book in a bag program.  Normally, this is one of my favorite meetings of the year as I do love the little…

Dont Forget To Sign Up For First Book Of The Year!

Yes it is that time of year to start thinking what you will be reading into the New Year!  Click on the image to go to the sign up post.  I hope you will join me. This is a sticky post until December 30th. …

Morning Meanderings… 8 Months.

I went on a little break after Thanksgiving. I packed up my bag, my books, my laptop, and my dog, and drove to the cabin this past Sunday afternoon through Thursday afternoon.  It was a trip to get away after the hard holiday and…

First Book Of The Year 2016

Every year I get excited about what will be that first book I will be chatting about going into the new year.  I make a big deal out of picking the book.  It is usually a book I have wanted to read for a…