Wordless Wednesday – Snowy Face
Okay, here's my first attempt at video blogging. It's also only the second time I've ever used iMovie, so it's all a little weird. And, quite frankly, I'm a little weird, but, you know . . . Anyway, I won't do the whole vlogging thing to you all that often, but if you have questions you'd like me to answer via vlog, leave me a comment or send me an e-mail. (BTW - I think I kind of hate the word vlog. It sounds like something you cough up when you're sick.)So, tomorrow (Saturday, July 31st, 2010) I will be at the Syracuse University Bookstore Book Fair from 1-5 PM, along with adoptable … [Read more...]
I'm over at The Divining Wand today, talking about my favorite songs, burp-talking, and Jello-phobia. Check it out!Argo has been chewing at a spot on his leg where he had a cyst. The cyst is totally benign, and it was getting better, but he will not leave it alone (which is not uncommon behavior for German Shepherds - they're a little obsessive sometimes). And since "It won't get better if you keep picking at it," makes little sense to a dog we resorted to putting the e-collar on him.Unfortunately, Argo in an e-collar strikes fear in the heart of Stella even more than cardboard boxes do, so … [Read more...]
Wordless Wednesday – My Book Jacket!!!
“And you’ll always know your neighbor, you’ll always know your pal…”
Lately, the days have been going by way too fast. I swear it should be last Wednesday instead of this Monday. And I've been meaning to write to you about oh so many things, so here's one of my big messy list posts.STAY sold in Poland! It's so amazingly cool to think that something I wrote will be published in four languages other than English. I'm not sure I can quite get my head around it. (Mrs. X can suck it!) I have a Facebook page for the book now, and have some event dates up!Shanna convinced me that when I do book events, I should actually, you know, wear decent clothes. AND she … [Read more...]
I Suck At Sleeping
I've never been a good sleeper. It is not one of my special talents. Dog snoring and husband sleep talking (and once sleep truck driving) doesn't help that much either. A few months ago, in the middle of the night, J nudged me awake, laughed and said, "That's so typical of night," in his sleep talking voice. "You're sleeping!" I said, hoping to fall asleep again before I shifted into wide awake. "But it's so typical of night," he said. "No, it's not!" I said. "Go back to sleep!" "It's not? It's not typical of night?" He was annoyed. "It's NOT typical of night?" "Fine," I … [Read more...]
Things that make me happy
I think I've got a little case of the winters. We had a little thaw out time and I jogged outside with the dogs and got to leave the house without six layers of clothing and it was awesome. Then it got crazy cold and we got more snow. That little reminder of what life is like in other seasons made it all the harder to go back to winter. So, instead of bumming you out with a long list of little nitpicky things that have been getting on my sunlight-deprived nerves, I'm going to give you a list of things that have been making me smile. My dogs having a blast playing together in the back … [Read more...]
Did I forget to mention we live in the Arctic?
IMG_0445 Originally uploaded by AlliesAnswers Oh, another week of meaning to blog and not quite getting to it, so here's a pretty picture, and now I'm going to do one of my rundown lists on the events of the past week. :) Last Sunday, J and I grabbed our very underused crampons, and went out to Chimney Bluffs on Lake Ontario to climb around on the ice and pretend to be Arctic explorers. We took tons of pictures on our phones, and if you click on the link above, it should take you to them -- if, you know, you're interested in seeing 60+ pictures of ice. I'll have to steal J's camera … [Read more...]
Our Holiday Card
Kyla (who has a beautifully redesigned blog) mentioned she wanted to see our holiday cards. I have to admit that I didn't finish getting my cards out. So, if you didn't get one, blame the contractor, okay? :) Also, he's only sneezing. … [Read more...]