Friday, January 20, 2012

Grrr.....and Sigh

I spent a good portion of my life today on a lovely post about a lovely book, and it is gone.  Completely.  Anyone else having blogger issues today?  *sigh*  SO, I think I will work on my post for my library's blog, and re-do this one....which was quite nice, or at least nicer than this later.  At some point over the weekend.  I am just frustrated.  It wouldn't be good.

While your here though, let me direct you to this amazing blog.  I read this yesterday, and was very moved.  This is how I have tried to live, and raise my kids to live, and he writes it so very well.  Thanks for stopping in.  Be well, and please do check back with me later.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Some Cool Things, and Some *sigh* Things

My sweet Grandbaby and her parents are moving out.  Moving into their own place.  A bittersweet, but overall good thing.  I no longer get to see/smooch/cuddle the little pumpkin every morning, evening, and lunchtime.  But they have their own space, and the visits will be more special, right?  I am happy for my "kids".  The house they are moving into is the house we moved into when my daughter was a baby, so that is a very cool thing.  It is back in the family now after being "bought on contract" (read that "trashed and moved out of") for almost two years.  Much cleaning and painting has been going on. 
On another note, I am still getting (or trying anyway) more organized in my life, and in doing so I realized that there are AT LEAST a dozen books that I REALLY WANT to blog about that I didn't get to.  In the mean time, I want to share this interview with Kiersten White, author of  Paranormalcy, Supernaturally, and this year's Endlessly.  It is a hoot!  : )  (image borrowed from the author's aforelinked blog)

The reason I have so many books that I read, loved, and didn't blog about is pretty simple, I get busy and forget things.  Also, I want to do justice to them and not just throw something up. (to be continued...)

Friday, January 6, 2012

First Blog Post of 2012!

Well, for ME at least.  : )

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Albeit a little bit late.  Hey, it is only the 6th, so that's not too bad!  I'm actually proud of myself.  Wait, I've not posted since when?  The last time I shared a book was WHEN?  oh....

I am happy to say that things are going well, and I am SUPER excited about the year to come!  My little Grandbaby is now 2 months old, and smiling and cooing and all those adorable baby things that wrap us around their cute little pinky fingers.  She is definitely a blessing and the absolute best thing about 2011.

So it IS that time of year when our dear MotherReader issues her annual Comment Challenge.  The kick in the you-know-what I needed to get back here on a more regular basis.  Much thanks to her and Lee Wind for all they do out there in the blogosphere.  If you aren't familiar with either of them......that's what the links are for.

Happily, I have been reading throughout this whole blogging drought.  The most recent book I finished was just a few days ago.  I fully intend that to be my next post.  Maybe I'll even tell you about more than one book!  Crazy, I know.  One thing at a time.  : )

Welcome to newcomers, and hello to you who've been here before!
I've missed you, you look great!

Grandma's Sweetie