Wednesday, December 19, 2012

(Mostly) Wordless Wednesday: Finished!

I finished the hat I posted and in-progress picture of last week and decided it fit my daughter better! If only writing went so quickly. LOL!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Just Deleted Over 300 (unread) E-mails!

What a fun way to spend two hours of my evening. The sad thing is I still have 390 (unread) e-mails waiting for me to figure out what to do with them. There was one with the subject line "You have a new bill from ______ Credit Card" dating back to October 2011. Hopefully that was paid otherwise we will have a big surprise interest payment coming up. LOL! So much junk mail from so many on-line companies... obviously there was a big jump in these since the middle of November. As much as I hate having them clog up my inbox I do appreciate grabbing a coupon here or there or being "reminded" that I "need" to buy something.

How do you tackle the never-ending stream of e-mails? If you have a tip (besides using the delete button more often) please leave it in the comments.

And so, there is no MMGM today, again.

But I am reading Pickle: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School by Kim Baker and have enjoyed it so far. She is the Co-Coordinator for the Western WA region of the SCBWI and I enjoyed her fun sense-of-humor as she announced things at the conference this past April. Cool to be reading a debt from a local author!

Daughter (8 years old) is still loving the Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull. We went to the used bookstore yesterday and her picks were The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (which I read to her earlier this year but she wanted her own copy), A Little Princess also by Frances Hodgson Burnett (which I have a feeling I will be reading to her as well in the near future!) Little Men by Louisa May Alcott (because Little Women wasn't available) and Matilda by Ronald Dahl (which she scanned through and pointed out the word "ass" to me and then wanted to know why people use bad words. Uhhh...)


Marvelous Middle Grade Monday (MMGM) was created by Shannon Messenger. To find other bloggers participating in MMGM go to her blog for a list of links.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

(Mostly) Wordless Wednesday - Progress

Progress. Not in the writing sence, but in the wise words of my friend Amy "at least you are creating something." And soon my head will be nice and cozy!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Baby Faces Blogfest

This blogfest is hosted by Trisha. Go visit her blog for all the details... there is still time to join in the fun!

What are the requirements?

1. Between December 2nd and 3rd, post a pic of yourself as a baby, and/or;

2. Tell us a story about when you were a baby (no doubt you can't quite remember it yourself, but you've probably heard some stories from other members of your family).

How could I not join in this blogfest after finding this beauty of a picture! Baby Julie at seven months old. Unfortunately I don't have any fun stories to share at this time; I'll have to hit up my mom for a few when she is here next.