2019 Reading Challenge

2019 Reading Challenge

Reading Challenge. How many of you love to read? Hands up in the air! ...and wave 'em round like you just don't care! Woo Hoo! As an introvert, I take great pleasure in my reading time. Now don't think I'm saying that extroverts don't read. Because I know for a fact that they do. My [...]

Friday Faves Edition 65

Friday Faves Edition 65

Friday. Hello Friday!! Bring on the weekend!! I say that, but the forecast is still calling for thunderstorms. They appear to be scattered storms, so I'm hoping there will be some breaks of sunshine in between. How is the weather in your area?   Friday Faves. I do have some Friday Faves to share, but [...]

Lessons Learned During A Reading Challenge

Lessons Learned During A Reading Challenge

Reading. I have always loved reading. I can't remember a time when my nose wasn't buried in a book. Just as in life, my reading seasons ebb and flow. Sometimes I am voraciously reading book after book and other times I watch the ones that I thought I'd read, sit and gather dust upon the [...]

Friday Faves Edition 51

Friday Faves Edition 51

Friday. I'm not sure how many different ways there are to say, "Hooray, it's Friday!". However, I keep trying. This week, I used google translate to give me a little help. If Google got it wrong, comment the correction. Hurra, es Viernes (Spanish) Hurra, es ist Freitag (German) Hourra, c'est Vendredi (French) Hoera, het is [...]

30 Days of…February Challenge

30 Days of…February Challenge

That by desiring what is perfectly good, even when we don't quite know what it is and cannot do what we would, we are part of the divine power against evil - widening the skirts of light and making the struggle with darkness narrower. -Dorothea in Middlemarch by George Eliot Reading. (psst...I am Amazon affiliate, which means [...]

Shakespeare and Company

Shakespeare and Company

  Shakespeare and Company. 37 rue de la Bûcherie. Paris, France. Shakespeare and Company is an Independent Bookstore in Paris. From the moment that Helen commented that I should visit there while in Paris, I knew that this was one of the destinations on my "must see" list. As I mentioned, after our visit to Sacré [...]

Friday Faves – Edition 37

Friday Faves – Edition 37

  Friday. It's so nice to see you again.   Fall. Fall has officially settled upon the Blue Ridge portion of Virginia. I'm hoping that I'll have some moments to get out and capture some photos this weekend. Sickness. If you read Monday's post, where I announced my November Challenge, then you know that Miss [...]

In Search of Simplicity

In Search of Simplicity

Simplicity Lately, I've been thinking a lot about simplicity. Actually, I've been thinking about it steadily for over a year. KonMari. I heard about the KonMari method around that time, even talked about it here.  I'm a KonMari dropout... I made it through books and clothes, maybe even dabbled into the next section...and then nothing. [...]

Distracted Organization

Distracted Organization

  Do you have a variety of collections? Do you need to organize them? Are you easily distracted? If you answered yes to any or all of these, then we have something in common! 🙂 Our house has been a continual work in progress.  I don't like to buy new pieces of furniture very often [...]

Reading Walden

I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion -Henry David Thoreau in Walden I gave myself a little leeway on time since I didn't start until Jan. 17th, but I have finally finished Walden!! To read well, that is, to read true books [...]