Somewhat Busy

I can’t necessarily say that I live an exciting life. I can say I live a somewhat busy life. Unlike this guy… “Sleep my little baby-oh Sleep until you waken When you wake you’ll see the world If I’m not mistaken…”  ~Neil Gaiman~ I wanted so badly to sleep Thursday morning, to stay in bed until the urge for coffee overwhelmed the need to lay prone. It may be my own fault – I’ve started reading at night [summer project]Read more

A Memory With Mom: Unwanted

Author Andra Watkins has released her latest book, Not Without My Father: One Woman’s 444-mile Walk of the Natchez Trace, and is asking her fans, friends and followers to “make a memory.” You can read reviews of Andra’s book here and you can find details on how to make your own memory on her website, In a recent reply to a comment I posted on her site, Andra tells me that she wants to make a memory by celebrating mom’s daily enjoymentRead more

A Month of Warm Fuzzies

  As I let the medium red, copper brown dye overtake the grays on my head, I have a few minutes to ponder the month of December. It has been one of the best holiday seasons I have experienced – filled with elves and children, friends and family, shopping and eating, and celebrating the reason for the season (not Santa, but he’s cool too). I have loved every minute, on par with childhood memories of Christmas Eve mass and shaking wrapped presentsRead more

I Came. I Saw. I READ.

Originally posted on The Accidental Cootchie Mama:
I read an article in the Washington Post recently. Reading Is Different Online Than Off. Seriously. Click on the link. I’ll wait. Okay. Now that you’re back, let’s discuss. Because I’m alarmed at the number of people who’ve said things like this to me lately: Your book is the first book I’ve read in, like, FOREVER. I feel guilty when I take time to read. It’s like I’m not really DOING anything. My crazy life……if…

Walking, Walking, Walking…

That’s what author and fellow blogger Andra Watkins (a/k/a Accidental Cootchie Mama) has been doing since March 1st. Walking, walking, walking the 444 miles of the Natchez Trace. Fifteen miles a day in all elements of wind and weather, while mom, dad, husband and friends joined her at various points of the journey. Andra was very close to giving up at one point, but found the courage and determination to carry on. Every day, the author of “To Live Forever: TheRead more

The Book, The Bag and the Blogger

Walk through the wardrobe into the land of Mishmosh. It’s a land where information is thrown together, but none of it is connected. A world where the hodgepodge mind exists and the visitor’s attention is thrown around like a hot potato. Come and join me in this journey, won’t you? C’mon, I won’t bite. I promise that falling snow and cold is not involved in this post. I relished in the snow today as I traveled from store to storeRead more