Thursday, August 30, 2007
Tomorrow will be a week since the LASR website went online and the owners have saved the best for last.
What could inspire a Major Squeee! moment?
An interview with the amazing and prolific Lori Foster!!
I'm a major fan of Lori's - her stories of the Winston Brothers are what hooked me. The series that has Say No to Joe and Jamie amongst other titles has kept me. What does Lori have coming up? I have no idea but I hope she's going to share something good and I can't wait to read the interview.
Stop on by!
And, if you have a hankering to read something but are short on time, there's a sweet story for you to read for FREE.
And remember, there's the contest to enter for free books and stuff.
What are you waiting for? I've invited you. :-)
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
I'm wondering...does anyone know what it means to have a kitty's tail standing straight up like this pic? I'd like to think he was comfortable at that moment and happy to be fed. But, in kitty-speak, what does it mean?
Clyde does have interesting markings, doesn't he?
In sharing news: Today is the first day of school! Yeah!
We saw the kiddos off...they were up at...get this... 5:30AM. They NEVER are up at that time. Then again, neither am I. LOL
Seems the kids ate all the goodies I had stashed for snacks for the first day. Mom's getting slow on the uptake I think. Anyway, I was up at 4AM... another unheard of thing, and was out the door at 5:12 to go shopping at the local grocery store since it's open 24 hours.
HA! No one told me that they'd CHANGED their hours. They didn't have them posted on the front doors anymore. What gives? When did that happen? Of course all those questions were irrelevent. What to do?
Got back home at 5:36AM and started to mash bananas for banana bread. Yep, I had to bake. By 7AM, when the kids USUALLY would be getting up, they were eating banana bread still steamy from the oven, and I was cutting slabs to pack for their school snack. I made TWO loaves, one with nuts and one without. And, I will tell you true, both loaves will be eaten by 8PM tonight. Guaranteed.
So that's the scoop. I finally got to share a pic of Clyde the survivalist Stray and my early bakings endeavors.
Sooo, what's in YOUR oven?
Monday, August 27, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
We are Kitty Sitting this weekend for our neighbors! We haven't done that since the new stray, One-Eyed Clyde joined their family. He had a tendency to pee where ever he wanted to when he first got into their house.
When kitty sitting, we only go morning and night so if he'd peed during the day... his present would have fermented and you can imagine how pleasant THAT would have been.
Not wanting to take that chance, they didn't call us until he was house trained.
So, now we are all excited! We went and got our instructions and keys today. Also, I received permission to take more Kitty Pictures! Woot!
I have a favorite from last time. I hope to obtain another one this session and of course I'll share it with you.
Our lovely 65 degree F. temperatures are leaving us today. First we felt the humidity, then came the creeping up of the temperature. Tomorrow promises to be close to 90. That is a thirty degree difference!
I've been reading a new author, Lora Leigh. Her books have two series going. One I'm familiar with from Ellora's Cave and the new one that deals with Navy SEALS is also good.
Someone had mentioned her on one of the romance communities I belong to and I decided to go to my friendly library website and look up all things Lora Leigh.
I will say with regards to her Navy SEALS titles that she doesn't need that many sex scenes in the books. The story line, plot and character development are more than adequate to carry the story. They are strong intense reads with some amazing descriptive passages that border on poetry.
The one I just read has the cutest scene about cucumbers in the produce section. There was so many scenes that really roped the reader into caring for the hero and heroine. The sex was good and the descriptives were hot, but after awhile, all I wanted to know was what would happen next in the plot. It kept me turning the pages and as far as I'm concerned, that's a mark of a succesful read.
I realize I'm being vague and not giving you any details. I wasn't intending on doing an official review and besides, there is more than one book.
Have you noticed the propensity and abundance of Navy SEAL stories in Romance Books?
I think it's because, at this point in our country, we need heros and these guys are Home Grown and are the Best of the Best. The romance genre has built these men up to Superman status and they are written as many a woman's wet dream.
I wonder what an Actual Navy SEAL thinks about these developments?
Do they even know just how influential and inspiring their occupation is to romance writers?
Do you ever wonder if all these books are creating even more groupies that oogle or aspire to be in the presence of a REAL Navy SEAL?
Does it perplex them?
Annoy or embarass them?
Or do they soak it in as something life affirming and sometimes humorous?
I doubt I'll find answers to these ponderings, but it's fun to wonder.
Have you wondered about anything today?
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
I simply have to write this down.
A guy came in to do some paperwork that required my signature as witness.
Oh My gosh! It's the guy that used to teach me in CCD when I was in my 11th year in High School.
The same one whom my Mom's best friend, when I graduated said,
I SHOULD MARRY HIM!!
When I was leaving the room, Way too mortified, embarassed and/or shocked to say anything, I saw him do a double take when I smiled as I left.
Did he have a Deja Vu? Did he recognize me?
The world will never know. "I" will never know. Too darned chicken. *gg*
BUT, after seeing him and looking back at my DH of over 20 years ... I'm pretty satisfied and content with my life mate.
But , SHEESH, people! It's a SMALL world!!!!!
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Gee, Could there be a contest going on? *grin*
Yes, the fun and wonderful review site that I'm a part of, Long And Short Reviews, is having a kickoff Contest to celebrate their new website.
"Tiny Blurb: ♥ Our reviewers (That's ME!) have posted sticky notes about the contest. (That's THIS) Just leave a comment on the sticky post on one (or more) of their blogs. ( That's YOU!) Please comment only once on any particular blog. Multiple entries on one blog will be deleted. "
What can you win? Check the links, check us out!
Pssst! Make sure you leave your contact info just in case the winner is YOU! :-)
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Coast line somewhere, anywhere, but it IS in Maine, about 30 minutes from where we were staying.
Botanical Garden Sample
Thursday, August 02, 2007
So, No computer games for me. Using a Strange bathroom is in my future.