Summer Reading 2016– A year gone by

As I sit and write this I cannot really believe that we have been housesitting for a year.  It has been a journey, to say the least.  We have been comfortable here, and there were some difficult moments (like the cat dying on our watch!), but all in all it has taught us to live…

A Room with a View

       Curled up in the comfy chair is the adorable cat.  Image 1 of our new digs.  We are finally moved in for the next 12 months, and may only have to visit storage occasionally to pick up a random item here or there.  It is good to be done.  Now time to relax…

Summer Reading 2015, Part 2 (A Moveable Feast)

The Reading Nook Have book will travel.  This is the summer of moving. We moved in June (literally the day after the last day of school) from our home of 11 years to a friend’s home for 7 weeks, and next week we will be moving to a new place that we will live in…

Summer Reading 2015, Part 1 (Let the Romance begin!)

My posting history shows that I am most consistent at posting to this blog during summer months and other vacations.  Such is the grind of a full time educator-parent.  So without further ado, here is the first post related to my summer reading.  My true summer vacation begins tomorrow, though I have been able to…

Chain, Chest, Curse: Combating Book Theft in Medieval Times

Originally posted on medievalbooks:
Do you leave your e-reader or iPad on the table in Starbucks when you are called to pick up your cup of Joe? You’re probably not inclined to do this, because the object in question might be stolen. The medieval reader would nod his head approvingly, because book theft happened in his day too. In medieval times,…

Welcome 2015!

When asked to review this year (beyond what WP said about my blogging habits), I am at a loss for appropriate words.  I could describe this year in some annoying hashtags: #exhausting #neverenoughtime #workaholicdaze #imperfectparenting #perimenopausalproblemsandallthatjazz (read: the really serious stuff never makes it to a hashtag either).  But who wants to read/hear about those…

2014 in review by WP

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 35 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the…

#MerryChristmas 2014

Merry Christmas to all!  Happy Holidays! When we woke up this morning, Santa had eaten the special cupcakes that Ale had made for him, plus a bite of the frosted cookies.  He even drank some of the Vitamin Water (zero) to keep him going! 🙂   Let us not forget the reason for the season:…

Christmas Eve, 2014

Christmas Eve 2014 started out with a last minute rush to a store, though we were unsuccessful at finding what we thought would be the ‘thing’.  In addition, there was baking for Santa (cupcakes), and baking for others (cookies).  We barely had time to snap a photo (above), and for the boys to carol at…

Christmas Holidays 2014

It has been a long year with sweet moments scattered about here and there.  It’s the sweet spots that make it worthwhile.  We wish you all a warm and wonderful Holiday Season.  Best wishes for a prosperous and peaceful 2015. #lifeisbeautiful  #MerryChristmas  #HappyHolidays 2014News