Friday, April 29, 2011

Happy Birthday, Ruby

Two years old today.

Bum thumb

If you have a bum thumb (like me) or other hand problems, here's my new pen discovery. Really does help! (Now if they would just make one called Dr. Gripe.)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Things I Love Thursday

My rattan furniture.

I have a set of 3 chairs and a sofa. They are from the 20s. Really comfy. The cushions are heavy and have springs in them.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Watching what you eat

I got this new app on my iPhone called Meal Snap.

You take a picture of food and it identifies it and gives the approximate calorie count, then stores them by calendar days.

We were playing around with it during Easter dinner.

It's pretty amazing. It actually identified the chocolate mousse on the spoon!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Things I Love Thursday

(Notice that these are on the grocery store shelf and not in my pantry. I can't control myself with these little gems of marshmallowy calories.)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Quote of the Day

Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong word.

--Mark Twain

Monday, April 18, 2011

Look what I have

Scritch-Scratch, A Perfect Match
Kimberly Marcus

A rip-roaring good time
Who doesn't love dogs....
....and fleas?

Friday, April 15, 2011

A Dog's Way Home

A Dog's Way Home by Bobbie Pyron

A lost dog.

A broken-hearted girl.

A fast, fast, fast full-steam-ahead pace.

Set in the Blue Ridge Mountains (my heart's home).

What more could you want?

Pyron doesn't mess around. That little dog was in a crate and tumbled down the side of a mountain on PAGE 8!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

South Carolina Part 2

The students at McDonald Green Elementary School are smart, funny, polite and enthusiastic. They made my visit very special.

(More pics tomorrow)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Children's Literature Network

I love these folks!! They are passionate about children's literature and spread the love in so many ways.

I'm honored to be featured on their Book of the Day page.

South Carolina Part 1

I'm so happy to be down in South Carolina.

The trees are lush and green.

The dogwoods are in bloom.

It's 78 degrees.

Grownups and children say, "Yes, ma'am."

I had a homemade pimiento cheese sandwich on white bread and sweet tea with my relatives.

And there are Piggly Wiggly stores.

What could be better?

McDonald Green Elementary School, that's what.

(l to r) Principal Michelle Crosby, me, Assistant Principal Alysia Joyce

(More pics tomorrow)

Friday, April 8, 2011

South Carolina

Last day in SC today. Will post pics soon.

Love these folks.

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