Category Archives: around town

Creepy Cat Shopping

TweetWe were walking around after a dinner out the other night when we came across this. Dan pointed to the number crossed out and said, “That’s a pretty creepy way to get a cat. You just go around and find … Continue reading

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Layoff

TweetThursday morning I was talking with Dan about my book and how many copies I wanted to order myself. 100? 500? He looked a bit squirmish and said, “Maybe we should wait and see what happens today. Microsoft just announced … Continue reading

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Good News

TweetThe good news is that there’s more good news than bad news, more kind people than mean. With a tiny shift in focus, you’ll make this your reality. [read more at HowDoesShe.com]

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Hot Heat

Tweet It is stinkin’ hot here! Ahem. “forseattle,” she coughs into her hand. In the Seattle area, we tend to worship the sun until we actually feel the sun and then we shrink and hide from it and ask each … Continue reading

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I Could Have Danced All Night

TweetIt’s jazz night at the Senior Center. Dan’s playing saxophone in the band and the kids and I are eating delicious gentle-on-the-dentures delicacies, reading middle grade fantasy novels, and periodically dancing like spasmodic maniacs. My feet move in a pattern … Continue reading

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Blowing Young Minds at a Bookstore Near You

TweetWhen I say Laylee loves the Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull, I mean LOVE, as in the characters are practically honorary family members. I’m fairly certain that she’s read all five books in the series no fewer than twenty times. … Continue reading

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