Category Archives: Crazy Me

Wild Town

When my husband and I got home from a shopping trip the other day, there were two packages sitting on our doorstep. I said, “They’re probably for me. I got a little reckless with our credit card.” He nonetheless thought … Continue reading

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Making Progress

So far in Christmas prep: The Advent Calendar is mostly set up. I have enough small gifts, Christmas-themed books from the library, and “tickets” to get through the entire Advent season. I had planned to make a schedule to evenly … Continue reading

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Dream of Green and Turtles

I met author John Green in a dream last night. He wanted to thank me for tipping him off to that “turtles all the way down” thing. That was quite nice of him, and he was every bit as personable … Continue reading

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I Can Do This

I already feel the panic creeping in. Christmas is coming, and I just know I won’t be ready for it. I have so many things to do before the holiday. I’d hardly have enough time if I were on the … Continue reading

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About This Day

I found out that I had Google Chrome on my computer, so I removed it. I’m pretty sure I’ve done done this before. How many times is this unwanted program going to sneak its way onto my computer? I went … Continue reading

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We’re All Adults

When it comes to my kids’ teachers, I always want to call them Ms. So-And-So, just as my kids do. However, I make a point of using their first names. I’m an adult, and that’s how adults address one another. … Continue reading

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I Will Survive

Thoughts from this morning: The election turned out almost exactly as I thought it would. We won the majority in the House, and we elected a diverse crew of new people to office in many places. But it was not … Continue reading

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Learning Isn’t Always Pleasant

I haven’t had much time for perusing The New York Times lately. That’s too bad, because there are so many things to learn from it. Not only are the articles interesting, but it often offers up words that I’ve never … Continue reading

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Crafty in a Pinch

I tend to overpay for Halloween costumes, because I do so much of my shopping online. I’m willing to pay for that convenience. Still, even I have limits. Livia and I needed antennae for our costumes, and all the antennae … Continue reading

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How I Met My Book

I’ve read a lot of books about used bookstores lately. One of those books (The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell) was particularly critical of Amazon, and rightfully so. The more I understand about market forces and the inequitable … Continue reading

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