Thursday, June 29, 2006

Ex Libris

So, I haven't been here in awhile. The summer has hit me with it's steamy breath and I've succumbed to the hectic schedule that awaited me. I have yet to have a weekend where I can kick back, relax and sleep in... perhaps read a book?

I discovered a wonderful website today. It's, and you can trade your used books for other used books. Sounds simple... and it actually is. I made my list of books I'd be willing to part with from my rather extensive (and overloaded) collection and then browsed for the books I'd love to read, and the site matches my stuff with what people want, and their stuff with me. I'm sending out two books tomorrow to new homes and all I had to do was print out the shipping label provided by the site. It's $3.99 to have a book shipped to you, free to send them out. I'm loving it. It works on a point system- 15 points for signing up, so many points for book successfully arriving at its destination. They track the books after you drop them in the mailbox. Little to no effort. That's my kind of company! AND I get packages in the mail!!!!

If you check it out and want to sign up, I'd love to be the one to refer you ('cause then I get more points) , but I won't ever know if you sign up on your own. I'm all about recycling. Especially books. I love a good used book. You can smell the love.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Ohio, part deux

Vacation was wonderful. I don't want to be home. As usual. I shopped, got a pedicure, read a few books, relaxed and thoroughly enjoyed myself. I left another chunk of my heart there... and that's the part that hurt the most about leaving.

The following pictures are the lake at sunset... it was gorgeous.

These two, above and below, are my favorites. I have done NOTHING to the color of them. I have never seen a sky so beautiful or glowing so radiantly...

Friday, June 02, 2006


I'm leaving for Ohio in roughly 18 hours... can't wait to be there...

I know there's no ocean in Ohio, but this was my last real vacation, so I thought I'd leave it here in my absence.

I hope you all are safe, happy, healthy, and that you MISS ME!!!! (hee hee... )

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Last Goodbye

The funeral for Katherine is commencing right now, in Ohio. I wish I was there.

And so, I am wearing what I would have worn- this skirt. The black background is somber, but the vibrant flowers are those reminders of her life and how she infected others with joy and vivaciousness. She was pink- lived her life fully, seized opportunities, saw the bigger picture, but lived in the moment.

Goodbye... you are sorely missed, but I'll see you in Heaven. Keep my seat warm...