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The Ladies of Christmas

It's Free-For-All-Friday but moreover it's two days until Christmas! Are you ready? I'm not. But then, if you've read my blog or if you know me, you'll know I'm never ready for much. I am a procrastinator and while I desperately try to be on...

Love At Christmas Time

Ah! a blessing beyond all fate My sole mate 'tis my soul mate. ~Pixie Foudre  If you're anything like me, you have bags upon (recyclable--of course) bags piled up in the confines of some closet, so full of stocking stuffers, you scarcely recall what you've bought. How many...

Belgian Chocolates & Burritos

Allow me to introduce you to Lee Pawlitsky. She's not an official member of LOL, but I hope to recruit her to join us on-line.  I have a feeling--after only a brief meeting--she's a perfect fit. While our encounter was short (my kids had orthodontic...

People & Their Places

I'm still full from a fun-filled night of Feliz Navidad-ing with the LOL last evening @ member, Vikki and her husband, Louie Drummond's, fabulous Mexican restaurant, Fernando's. “Excellent Food and Great Margaritas” The margaritas were tangy tasty...

A Little Snow in the City

Sadly, Sunday's fresh dusting of snow is slowly disappearing. The surrounding mountains, so beautifully decorated in a cloak of lacy white yesterday morning, appear to be shrugging their shawl. With my brother and sister-in-law and their three young boys arriving soon for Christmas, we in...

Shopping On-line, on Free-For-All-Friday

I love the idea of Free-For-All-Friday! Of course we'll talk literature, but we'll talk a lot of other stuff if we feel like it. In keeping with Wednesday's post about domesticity and sensible vs high-heeled shoes, I'm still struggling with the juggling of Christmas decor calling...

Sensible Shoes in “Annabel”; High heels in my Heart

Ah, domesticity. It's a love/hate relationship for this lady on literature. One the one hand, I am a true Cancerian, lover of home and family, baker of cakes. On the other, I am passionate about travel, enjoy change, and yearn for adventure...

Happy Birthday, Mom…& Happy December Reading, LOL!

It’s December 5th, so the first thing I have to say, before I even introduce LOL’s next novel, is: Happy Birthday, Mom! She’d probably get mad if I told you how old she is, but let’s just say, she looks amazing and I’m proud of...

More Musings on “the Help” & “Midwife of Venice”

Blog on! It’s day two and while I’ve come up with a ton of other stuff to say about the Help (including how much the author looks like a  friend of mine) I do need to make mention of the second book we read before...