This weather vane garden ornament my husband gave me.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
One of my simple pleasures in life is doing the Boston Globe Sunday crossword puzzle.
I look forward to it every week.
I savor it....curling up with a cup of coffee and working on it during the afternoon.
But with my recent thumb surgery, I haven't been able to write.
I tried doing one but couldn't.
So now, I have them saved up.
I'm going to be busy.
Friday, June 24, 2011
I'm giving away an audio copy of The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
My family kids me ruthlessly about my Obsessive Manual Disorder.
Today I got a new electric can opener (my third..ask me if you need any recommendations).
My husband: I suppose you're going to read the manual.
Me: Uh, duh...YEAH!!!
You need to know the FEATURES....like that retractable cord thing.
P.S. That expensive Cuisinart one is crapola.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
My husband and I honeymooned at the Camelback Inn in Scotsdale, Arizona. This little thing was a guest gift in our room. I can't even remember what was in it, but I love it because it reminds me so much of those lovely days.
It sits over my stove, so I see it a lot!
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
This is the real little two-man submarine that inspired the Water Wonder 4000 in The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester.
Isn't it cute?
It's made by International VentureCraft Corp
It can be yours for $58,000.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
My husband recently left his belt in a bin at the security checkpoint at the Buffalo Airport. It had a silver buckle with an engraved buffalo that he has had for a long time and is a favorite. (He's from Buffalo.)
I offered to call the airport but my husband was uncharacteristically negative. He texted me (censored to protect the innocent):
"Darn it all. With a buffalo on sterling darn buckle nobody [in Buffalo] is going to turn the darn thing in."
I answered in an uncharacteristically optimistic way:
"But u never know. Keep the faith."
Not only did they have the belt, but they returned the belt, along with a lost-and-found form that needed to be signed - and they put a STAMP on the return envelope.
See? u never know. Keep the faith.
Monday, June 6, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
The Massachusetts Center for the Book has named its 2011 Must-Reads. The Massachusetts Book Award will be chosen from this list.
I'm delighted to see The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester on it.