Ten on Tuesday 2-19: 10 Things You Love

Last week’s “note theme” at Work It, Mom! was “What are little things that make you happy?” That seems to be another way of looking at this week’s “10 Things You Love” Ten on Tuesday prompt, so I’m going to expand on those answers – I’ve got ten groups of things here! In no particular order: My husband’s laughMy husband’s bad jokesMaking my husband laugh at my bad jokesLaughing with my husbandWhen the whole family […]

Calling all friends of the libraries!

Calling all friends of the libraries!

Yeah, I know I’ve posted a hundred times today – a hazard of a day off at home, with kids who are old enough not to require constant attention – but this item has a timeliness factor involved. I mantioned Pamie in this week’s “Scrapactular” round-up. I’m quite sure that’s the first time she had ever heard of me, but as a fan of her old Gilmore Girls recaps on Television Without Pity, I’ve known […]

Money talks at Work It, Mom! – now with more links

(If you subscribe to a feed – yes, you’ve seen this before, sort of. I keep running into relevant links and adding them…) I’m talking about some simple ways to help kids learn about money over here. Please go and read it if you have a few minutes, and if you have any ideas or suggestions on the topic, leave me a comment either here or there (you have to join WIM to comment there, […]

Weekend assignment #203 (7) – Road trip!

Weekend Assignment #203: If you had the time, money, housesittter, etc. to pack up right now and drive somewhere out of town for a few days, where would you go, if anywhere? Here’s $500 and a prepaid car rental. Note I said driving, so wherever you pick should be in driving distance. Extra Credit: last time you got out of town for non-business reasons, what was your mode of transportation? It’s true that I enjoy […]

Every month is NaBloPoMo

Can’t wait till November for your daily-posting-for-a-month madness to start, but didn’t want to commit to the post-every-day-for-a-year requirements of Blog365? (Can’t blame you for that one…) Starting March 1, National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) is every month; you can make a month-by-month decision to post every day for thirty or thirty-one consecutive days – but you won’t be able to ease into it with a 29-day month, since it doesn’t begin till February’s over. […]

This week’s Scraptacular: love and money and stuff

“Hello” to anyone who has found their way here thanks to ShortWoman’s mention last week! New in Google Reader this weekCitizen Jane Politics, via Girl with PenDorky Dad, via …And the Pursuit of HappinessSanta Claus’ Blog (yes, really!), via Mir’s “Casual Friday” at Work It, MomNotes to Self, via Susan Wagner on BlogHer Love and stuffLove was in the air on Valentine’s Day, as might be expected. The Park Bench offered some nerd-tastic Valentine gift […]

Friday Fill-ins on Saturday

Friday Fill-ins on Saturday

Some of my favorite blog-friends are regulars at doing this meme, but it’s my first time. If I’m going to take on a weekly essay, short-answer questions should be a much easier task. I do hope it’s OK to do it on Saturday, though, since I just don’t think I can get to it on Fridays… #59 1. Snowdrops are a flower that I don’t think I’ve ever seen in real life.2. I’m going to […]

iPod Random Ten 2-15-08

The soundtrack of my drive to work this morning, with commentary: “Mr. Blue Sky,” Electric Light Orchestra, Out of the Blue(An all-time favorite of mine, and a great alarm-clock wake-up song)“Gypsy,” Suzanne Vega, Best of Suzanne Vega: Tried and True(Another all-time favorite, and not just because it shares a name with my dog; I enjoy the story and love the melody)“Cool,” Gwen Stefani, Love, Angel, Music, Baby(I’m pretty sure this one has autobiographical elements for […]

Quizzical: Instant analysis

Quizzical: Instant analysis

I enjoy those little Blogthings quizzes. They’re certainly not in-depth analyses, but they’re fun, and I have sometimes found their results surprisingly on-target. Here’s a wrap-up of several I’ve taken recently. For the quizzes I didn’t discover directly through Blogthings’ feed, thanks to the various other bloggers who pointed me in their direction. Join in on any or all, but if you do, please come back over here to share your results! I’m actually a […]

A Valentine’s meme – times two

…because it’s a good day to share the love. Link love to Melody’s Reading Corner, where I found this one. UPDATED midway through Valentine’s Day to add Tall Paul’s answers. His are the ones in italics, but they should be obvious by the content. 1. If you could have any Celebrity Valentine, who would it be? I think I’m on the record that it would be Jon Stewart. However, like many other women of a […]

Booking Through Thursday 2-14

Booking Through Thursday 2-14

I had a post ready for today, but I liked this suggestion from Chris even better, so … thanks, Chris! Here’s something for Valentine’s Day. Have you ever fallen out of love with a favorite author? Was the last book you read by the author so bad, you broke up with them and haven’t read their work since? Could they ever lure you back? Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so […]

Book talk: “Firefly Lane”

Book talk: “Firefly Lane”

Firefly LaneKristin HannahSt. Martin’s Press, 2008 (ISBN 0312364083)Fiction, 496 pages First sentence: They used to be called the Firefly Lane girls. Book Description: They were known as the Firefly Lane girls — a single, inseparable unit. On the surface, they were as opposite as two people could be. Kate, doomed to be uncool, had a loving family. Tully, steeped in glamour and mystery, had a secret home life that was destroying her. The best friends […]

In the season of reflection and repentance…

Lent began last week, and that seems like appropriate timing for this quiz (via Sunshine): Greed: Very Low Gluttony: Medium Wrath: Low Sloth: High Envy: Very Low Lust: Very Low Pride: Medium The Seven Deadly Sins Quiz on 4degreez.com I’d like to get all worked up about that high sloth score, but…well, that would be too much work. Looks like I should be thinking more in terms of starting something rather than giving up anything […]

I have a dream…about my job

Did you ever feel like you could do your job – or at least some parts of it – in your sleep? Do you ever feel like you are doing your job in your sleep? Do you ever think you’re doing your job while you’re asleep? Do you ever want to sleep while you’re on the job? Yeah, me too. I guess it makes sense that a person might dream about work sometimes. Considering how […]

Ten on Tuesday 2-12: 10 Things You Dislike About Politics

This week’s list of “Ten Things You Dislike About Politics” came to me so quickly it was a bit disappointing, to be honest. But since “Super Tuesday” was held last week and it’s still primary season, politics has been front and center in many people’s minds lately. This list isn’t ranked; the order is mostly how things came to me. Ballot measures – These are really big in California elections. The primary ballot statewide had […]