December 16, 2014


Book Asylum is in the midst of hosting 12 Days of Giveaways

Quote from a blog entry, "So we will be starting a new giveaway every night at 8:30 GMT. We are so excited to get this going and have some great authors, books and swag to giveaway!"

One of my favorite people on the planet is behind Book Asylum, so I can't encourage you strongly enough to enter and to spread the word to your reader friends.

December 13, 2014

Incoming Mail--Michele

Back of the envelope for a card and letter from Michele, my sister in New Mexico.

December 12, 2014

Incoming Mail--Sherri Kay

A much-appreciated note that Sherri Kay in Wisconsin included with her latest letter. 

December 06, 2014

Incoming Mail--Barbara

Cute blank card and letter from Barbara in South Carolina.  Puts me in the baking mood!

December 05, 2014

Current Little Pleasures

Always a pleasure:  IHOP (International House of Pancakes) with Maya with hot chocolate for her and coffee for me. 

Kim Cesarion's songs and videos, Undressed and I Love This Life.

Peppermint Mochas--yummy taste of the season!

Watching A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving with Maya.  I was convinced for most of my childhood that Peanuts was actually called Snoopy, though Charlie Brown is probably my favorite character now that I'm older.

The holiday cards already arriving in our mailbox.  I just need to do our cards now.

What are some of your little pleasures of today?

November 30, 2014

Postcards from Shirley

Postcards from Shirley's trip to Syracuse, New York.

November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating today, and safe journey if you're traveling over the holiday weekend.

“Thanksgiving reminds us that no matter what befalls us in life, we can take the charred remnants and we can reconstruct a life unimaginably richer than that from which the shards and pieces fell.”  ~~Craig D. Lounsbrough

“If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.”  ~~Robert Quillen 

“If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more.  If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”  ~~Oprah Winfrey

“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.”  ~~W.T. Purkiser

  “A fault-finding mind gives you work to do.  A grateful mind gives you peace.”  ~~Ajahn Brahm

“Let’s trade in all our judging for appreciating.  Let’s lay down our righteousness and just be together.”  ~~Ram Dass

"There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from."  ~~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.”  ~~Brian Tracy

“We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning.”  ~~Albert Barnes