Month: November 2010

  • Day 1: Cold and rainy Thanksgiving. Introductions. Riverboat cruise. Mashed potatoes and stuffing. Showing off Riley’s tricks. Day 2: Half Day Cafe for brunch. Cincinnati History Museum. AMAZING replicas/models. Trains and architecture. Via Vite for dinner. Light Up the Square (by chance). Graeter’s ice cream. Fireworks. Day 3: Leftovers for brunch. Graeter’s ice cream. Lots…

  • Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! And if you don’t celebrate, then Happy Regular Old Thursday! Here are just a few of things for which I am grateful (in no particular order): The beautiful, healthy babies that my friends and cousins have produced My writing buddies/crit partners, who offer the perfect combination of cheerleading and editing The opportunities…

  • I could wax nostalgic about reaching a quarter of a century, but you know what? 25 feels about the same as 24. I am still in this Middle Place, striving toward my Great Dreams. For years now, I have wanted to be There already, but I’m not. I’m Here. And maybe the only thing I…

  • Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand is one of the best nonfiction books I’ve ever read, and one of the few I’ve truly enjoyed. (I’m a fiction gal, what can I say?) So when I heard she was coming out with a new book, I wanted to know what it was about. I found my answer, and…

  • Last night I went to a friend’s book club meeting to discuss The Hunger Games, because although I’m not a member of their club, I was the one who introduced her to the series. This friend does amazing themed parties, with food based on the characters, handmade decorations, the works. I mean, these pictures are…