Saturday, July 25, 2015

YO! HO! I Took a Little Break To Get The New Site Ready.

AND it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Er, almost (my PDFs are not finished, my welcome newsletter is not finished). But I'm unveiling it anyway. Do you like it?? Oh, wait. You haven't seen it.

Please stop by and say hello. I have truly missed all of you. Alex, I have followed your tour. Loved your guest post about balancing everything in your life. The title was something like how you're human. *snort* Something you said hit me like a ton of bricks. You said it all comes down to priorities. I'd been feeling really guilty about not blogging through the stuff with Christopher (not to mention getting the new blog place furnished). But that helped me not to worry so much about that. It IS all about priorities. Thank you.

Christopher had some ER visits. We have a new neurologist. But our appointment isn't until August 6th. One night I thought he was having a stroke. Thankfully, it wasn't one. Strokes go with his brain disorder.

On Monday, I have a review of a very special picture book written by a very special debut picture book author. I hope you will stop by the new place to meet her.

I won't be back here anymore. *sniff* Goodbye Blogger. Hello Wordpress. :-)

My new home, y'all!

Monday, May 18, 2015

It's Time For Blood, Boobs & Carnage Blogfest! Yep, You Heard Me Right. *snort*

From Alex Cavanaugh's (the Ninja Captain's) blog. On May 18, 2015, post about a movie, television show, book, or all three that falls into the category of Blood, Boobs, and Carnage. (Or just Blood and Carnage or other mixture.) It can be any genre that fits the bill – fantasy, science fiction, action, adventure, western, thriller, etc.

So here we are. I have given this a lot of thought. Pondered it and considered it. I was able to whittle (a NC term), trim it down to two. 

First up, Gotti. This qualifies for book, movie AND television show (notice how I got a three for one there?). Hey, I'm hearing the BOOS. Look. I am one out of about ten folks who loved this story. What's not to love? Crime boss, famous Gambino family, "Teflon Don", Armand get me right? The made for TV movie version was brilliant. Assante was a natural. I know people say that there was nothing new about this. That it was just like any other mob movie. BAH, I say. BAH, HUMBUG! I was in my element watching this and reading about it too. 

Which brings me to my number two pick. (Are you sensing a pattern about me here?)

Witness to the Mob. *wink* *wink* This film follows the rise of Sammy "The Bull" Gravano in ranks in the Gambino crime family.  I cannot help myself. I LOVE these movies, books, television shows about these mafia families. Sammy killed his best friends, his BOSS and his wife's brother (I know, what a guy, huh?). But there's more. He turned rat. He gave up THE man himself, Teflon Don. These movies rank on my A list. Don't diss them. Just smile and nod. Okay? ;-) And go visit the others who probably DON'T have mob movies, books and television shows as their picks. 

You can find them over at The Captain's Place.

I don't know why half this post is so wonky looking. 

I haven't been blogging as much because I have a new and improved blog I'm working on(and that's quite a bit of a time suck). With the help of one of my kids, that is. It's on WP. I hope to unveil it very soon. 

Thanks for reading. 

Friday, April 24, 2015

Winners of the Celebrations Anthology and Poetry Friday

I have a haiku for Poetry Friday today. I hope you enjoy it.

an efflorescence
bursting, flourishing, growing
my flower gardens

Random.Org picked three winners of The Poetry Friday Anthology.


Pamela Courtney

Joanna Marple

Catherine Johnson

Congratulations. WAHOOO!

Y'all send me your addresses and I will ship you a Teacher/Librarian edition along with a Student edition.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Guest Posting Today

Catch me talking about vintage clothes over at Author Amok's discussing vintage clothes and Mary Ann Hoberman's poem I Like Old Clothes.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Poetry Friday for Celebrations Anthology from Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong.

Hello everyone! I was very excited when my poem was chosen to be in the Celebrations 
anthology. Very excited is an understatement. I did a happy dance for several days. :-) So I am extremely pleased to announce a giveaway, y'all. These poems are for Poetry and keeps the party going all year long! In The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations from Pomelo Books (Teacher/Librarian Edition and Children’s Edition) you’ll find poems for 156 holidays in English and Spanish, including: International Talk Like  A Pirate Day (my poem), Random Acts of Kindness Week, Children’s Book Week, World Laughter Day, National Camping Month, International Literacy Day, Global Hand Washing Day, and more! Some are funny, some are serious, all are wonderful. This
anthology is for PreK – Grade 5. I have three sets to give out. United States and Canada only. All you have to do is comment on this post. Don't want a copy? Send a teacher/librarian to comment. On Friday, April 24th, I will let choose three winners. Let's get this party going. 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Poetry Friday

Kwame Alexander challenged us to write a clerihew for National Poetry Month. Mine is featured today over at Today's Little Ditty.

Here it is:

I want to sing verse like Renee
she treats you to a lyrical buffet
her poetry's a golden chain
in relation mine gives tummy pain.

Go over to Robyn Hood Black's and check out all the Poetry Friday posts.

I'm sorry I've been MIA. Christopher has had another problem.  We are praying that this will go away. I am moving about trying to catch up on everyones A to Z posts. xoxoxoxo