Category Archives: book stuff

The Friday Favorites have been hijacked this week by something that might very well trump the next month of them. Or six. Yesterday I found out I am a New York Times best selling author. Um, excuse me? No, no, no. You heard me right. A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR!! Seriously, one minute […]

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…you never know what you’re gonna get. If my 2014 had a motto, that old, overused —yet always fun to say in your best Forrest Gump voice—adage would be it. Actually, when I think about it, that metaphor would have worked beautifully for 2012 and 2013 as well. Let’s just say that I’ve bitten into a […]

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I’ve loved to read since I was one. OK, I’m probably lying, but it’s true that my earliest — best — memories involve books. It’s been a constant favorite ever since I can remember. I still love to read, and while it’s true that I don’t have as much time for it as I used to  and […]

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…even if you live in godforsaken Minnesota where there’s a FREAKIN’ BLIZZARD on April 16th. Here was the scene from my front living room window a mere moment before I was to walk out the door to my book signing. Something to note? That morning there hadn’t been one flake of snow on the ground. […]

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My good friend Melissa gave me a great gift several months ago. It’s this write on/wipe off photo board that everyone in the family can personalize whenever someone is their favorite. You get the idea. A few weeks ago, this is what it said, courtesy of Thing 2:  The whole I’m not sure you’re really […]

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They say  you don’t know what you’re missing until you’ve tried it.  While that may be true about a lot of things, I’m pretty sure I’d draw the line at genital piercing and eating any form of potted meat, but that’s just me. This past weekend I experienced many things that I never knew I […]

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This weekend I’m going to do something I’ve never done before. Ride a unicycle? Parkour? Base jump? Don’t be silly, I’d never be able to ride a unicycle (but here’s a fun fact: Husband used to ride one when he was a boy. Take a moment to enjoy that). While I will be doing something […]

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As most of you know, I’ve been married for EVER 20 years to a man I met when I was 18 and who was my first “real” boyfriend (I’ll let you play around with the reasons that word is in quotes). He’s hilarious, kind, patient, supportive, and best of all, tolerating — five reasons I’m […]

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You guys, guess what? I’ve found hard evidence that my soul may start to thaw in the coming days.   Please disregard the fact that on March 11th — almost technically mid-March  — it is only supposed to be 3° above freezing. After the past three solid months of single digit temps I sure as […]

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In this age of instant contact and gratification through various forms of social media, it seems as though personal connections with our 3-D friends are sadly becoming less of a priority. I know I’m guilty of it. I’ve communicated with my neighbors — the actual, real, live, breathing people who live in a 200 yard […]

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