Friday, October 23, 2009

It's all about the books

It's all about the books!

Being an avid reader I find myself watching people and wondering if they are readers too. I watch their movements and expressions and try to figure out who their favorite author would be or their favorite genre. Sometimes I wish I could sneak a peek at some of my favorite writers libraries and see what lands they like to get transported to or who they secretly become when they read. I can't help but feel that there is something magical about a shelf full of books.

I have tons of books. So many that my husband just rolls his eyes when he sees more come through the door. It isn't that he begrudges me my hobby, merely that we are running out of room for bookshelves to house them all. I have friends who love to read and I'm thrilled that they're interested in what I have on my shelves, but I can never bring myself to share with them. It's like my books were created for only me. They are some of my most prized possessions. They are my doorways, my escapes, my little piece of heaven in a busy world.

Here is a sneak peek at my bookshelf. Enjoy!

Twitter Wordle

Wordle: Twitter

A Wordle Tribute to my Twitteriffic Friends.

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If you ask a fellow writer if they are going to NaNoWriMo, the answer is usually an emphatic YES. It seems that  the National Novel Writing Month is a rite of passage for new writers and a reminder of what they love to seasoned writers.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Cat Duet.

A portion of "What About Classical Music?" presented by Concerto Delle Donne for Pizitz Middle School. In this excerpt: Leah Doss (green shirt), Amberlyn Richardson (blue shirt),  & Crystal Wu (on piano) perform " The Cat Duet".

Amby is my oldest daughter. She recently graduated from the Alabama School of Fine Arts, Music department. I ran across this and thought I would share it with you. Enjoy.

Let the wild rumpus start!

“When you hide another story in a story, that’s the story I am telling the children.”

- Maurice Sendak

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Home remedies

Have you ever had a toothache or an earache only to have an elder in your family suggest a wild sounding home remedy? Most of us just go to the medicine cabinet and take something, be it Tylenol, Ibuprofen or Anbesol. This usually gets us through the evening until we can be seen by the doctor the following day. So what do we do when we go to the cabinet and find it bare and the E.R. too much of a hassle? We can relatives (mothers, grandmothers, etc.) and resort to using their home remedies.