Saturday, June 30, 2012


Why is it that time speeds up on the weekends? There's so much to do and stuff just doesn't get done. Fun stuff, chore stuff, stuff stuff. Too bad I can't work 2 days and be off 5, (and make the same amount of money) maybe then I could catch up. I doubt it-but I'd have better luck!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012

New Blog Coming

I've got a new blog in the works. I know, I know, I don't publish this one regularly anymore. I'm slacking on Amelia's blog as well. But I had a great idea...with a theme. I'm writing several posts ahead of time as well. I also will only post twice a week. What's is all about? You'll just have to wait and see!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012


I'm not young, however, I'm not old. I do have some, relatively minor, health issues and they sometimes impede my ability to do things...or at least do things comfortably and well. Due to a back injury I have a time limit restriction at work. While I can, and do, do everything my job entails, I can't work more than 12 hours a day. That shouldn't be a problem as my shift is 8 hours...but I work for the state. The state that wants you to work 16 hours is not enough people for the following shift show up. Or they want you to attend mandatory training. Such was the case yesterday. I had to go to CPR training. I was overdue and nobody caught it-so I had to go. I got home from my regular shift about midnight and had to be back for training at 8am. Training ran longer than projected, so I didn't get out til 1:30pm. I ran home, (eating a sandwich on the way) let the dog out, and returned for my regular shift. I got to leave at 9:30 (that 12 hour limit), grabbed something more to eat on the way home (still hungry even after eating another sandwich at work). I tried to catch up on the computer-but was too tired and went to bed. Now comes the recovery bit. I slept well, and a bit longer than usual. I still woke up exhausted...and my back hurts. Like I said, I'm not old...but I'm sure not young anymore!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Pies and Prejudice

There are so many great mysteries out there with even more new series being published! Pies and Prejudice by Ellery Adams is the first in A Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery series and it looks to be just up my alley. A cozy mystery set in Georgia, the book has pies, magic, and murder. Just in time for Independence Day, Pies and Prejudice will be released July 3rd-what a perfect way to celebrate-buy yourself this book. You can even pre-order it...doing that makes publishers sit up and notice so that great series are able to continue. I know I'm looking forward to reading it!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Photo Phriday - Phamily

Welcome to the family Neige and Blizzard!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Raise Awareness Wednesday - Kitten Season

While the words "kitten season" sound cute-they're really quite horrible. At this time of year thousands of kittens are being born...and there aren't enough homes for all of them. Shelters are filled to overflowing and many can't accept all the kittens coming their way. They do what they can to help as many as possible find good homes with lower, or no, adoption fees, publicity and more. Don't add to the problem-make sure your cats are spayed and neutered. If you can, adopt or foster a cat or kitten...or cats and kittens.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


They say everything is better with bacon. I can't be positive...but I think they're right. I've recently had chocolate covered bacon-delicious. I'm so glad I have more in my fridge. I had bacon peanut caramel ice cream-fantastic. I've heard there's also bacon flavored vodka. I'm not sure about that one...although it would be magnificent in Bloody Marys-but I don't like Blood Marys. If you hear about a unique bacon item-give it a try...and tell me about it!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Tarot Decks

I love tarot cards. When I lived in Texas I started a pretty good collection of different decks; designs that spoke to me, for whatever reason. I hadn't done anything with my cards in ages, but recently I discovered a new store that has several decks. I always keep an eye out for unusual designs and I found one I just had to have: The Gummy Bear Tarot! How cute is that?!? At that same time a book fell out of the shelf above and into my hands-Tarot of a Moon Garden. Obviously I had to buy that as well. Unfortunately, they didn't have the deck-but they're going to order it for me.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to me. Times have changed. No birthday party, no birthday cake (although I did have a birthday cupcake) and I actually have to go to work. I did enjoy the 2 days leading up to my special day-visiting favorite shops, seeing my folks and going to a festival with them. But there is proof I'm getting older-there are only 5 birthday cards on my mantle and I was worried I'd have no presents to open on my actual birthday-but a package arrived from my friend in England. I'm thrilled though, with all the birthday wishes sent to my Facebook page. Still my birthday is not a big deal...not quite "just another day" but close.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Photo Phriday - New Plants

I got some new plants today. Can you tell what they are?

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


I realize that my blog posts have been MIA lately. I noticed it, tried to get back on track...then let it go even longer than before. For 2 years I posted every single day. Then I missed a day. Then I'd miss a day every once in a while. Then multiple days. Sometimes I run out of time. Sometimes I have nothing to say. Sometimes I just don't feel like it. Sometimes I figure, why bother...who really reads this anyway? Most of the time it's a combination of these reasons. I know it's important to write every day. I'll try to get back on track. Maybe.