Thursday, February 24, 2011


"You were born an original. Don't die a copy."

-- John Mason

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Happy Birthday, Lamar!


LAMAR is the brainchild of author, Crystal Allen. Lamar is a funny, smart-alecky, and lovable young man -- even if he does manage to do something particularly rotten. For more info on this young man, visit Crystal's webpage:

Some randoms about Lamar:

1. One of Lamar's favorite sayings is "Holy Crackers and Cream Cheese!"

2. Lamar's hero is a bowler by the name of Bubba Sanders.

3. Lamar's best friend is Sergio Reyes.

For more randoms, you'll just have to read the book.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Happy Belated Birthday, HAUNTED

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending a birthday party for a book, HAUNTED, by the wonderful and talented Joy Preble. HAUNTED is the sequel to DREAMING ANASTASIA, a book I downloaded onto my iPad and loved so much that I didn't put it down until I'd finished it!

So, check out Joy's own blog entry on her book birthday:

And then go buy both of her books!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day

Ah, love is in the air. And in the vase. Today is a day for cards and flowers. It's a day of symbolism and meaning, and the color of those flowers in the vase is meant to convey something.

Red roses for love.
Yellow roses for friendship.
Pink roses for friendship too.
White roses for a secret crush.
Lavender roses for love at first sight.
Red carnations for admiration.
White carnations for pure love.

Yes, it's Valentine's Day. And, in my house, it's a day to celebrate something especially wonderful. It's my oldest daughter's birthday.

Happy Birthday to the best Valentine's Day present ever. We love you!

Friday, February 4, 2011

No Show Snow Day

So, the kids had a Snow Day today. My hubby's office closed early yesterday and is closed all day today. My office was closed, but we telecommuted.

The only problem is that the snow was a 'no show.' How do we have a Snow Day with no snow? It's really a No Show Snow Day.

My friends from the north are laughing about the fact that we drained the City of Houston of people yesterday in anticipation of our big Snow Day.

See, we don't get them very often. Once every five years really. And, well, not today. But when we do have them, we have to make them really big events and go home to make hot chocolate and wish for warmer weather -- like the high of 72 degrees we had earlier in the week.

Today was really an Ice Day. Still cold, but more dangerous. So, even though my northern friends are laughing at how dainty we are, I'm not taking my non-four-wheel drive mini-van out until the ice is gone.

Snow drifts? Just something in our imagination here.

But, maybe, just maybe, one of my friends from up north will send a couple of pictures so that I can see snow on my No Show Snow Day.