Excellent Blog
2007 Inspiring Blog
Rockin' Girl Blogger

day 8: gone canoodling

November 8th, 2012

Steve’s post on our fall canoe trips. He scanned in our map! i (heart) my husband.



day 7: book blog

November 7th, 2012

Reading this week:

And for NaBloPoMo:

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Talk about the last compliment you received.

“You are a good teacher.” — one of my students

(happy, happy, thank you!)

day 6: blog-o-matic — Mt. Hood + Wires

November 6th, 2012

Autumn Sunrise on Mt. Hood

I don’t even need to take photographs — Steve and the kids do it for me. Happy… Tuesday!

(Photo by Steve Rawley)

day 5: blog-a-thon

November 5th, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012
What are your thoughts about tomorrow’s election in the United States?

Gosh, I think it would be nice if we put some money toward jobs, food, housing and education in this country, instead of buying more fighter jets.

What a crazy and whimsical idea that is.


jaded cynic

blog-a-day, day 4: stevie, me, and basketball makes three

November 4th, 2012

We’ve had some big changes around here. For example, the house is way messier than it used to be, and I don’t care. The kids are older and do their own thing and I am kind of blown away by this. I knew they were getting older, it’s just… 10 & 13 is a lot different than 7 & 10. Just sayin’.

I’m worried about the east coast, following Hurricane Sandy. I hope everyone recovers OK, and prayers and blessings for those who were lost, and their families.

Sick of the election brouhahas. Sniping and fighting and… just sick of it. I want everyone working and not talking.

“A little less conversation, a little more action, please.” — Elvis

Also, the NHL is in lockout, players vs. owners (I gotta go with the players on this one), therefore we can’t watch any hockey. Sure, we could drive all the way across town and spend a lot of $$$ on gas, parking, tickets, beers and pretzels (soda for me) and watch the Portland Winter Hawks play, but we’re lazy.

Also (the secrets, they just keep pouring out), I’ve always liked basketball more than hockey.

True that.

And two of my former students are now playing for the NBA. This rocks, especially for them. (ha.) (seriously, though, we are all so flippin’ proud of them. way to go, way to go Terrence and Terrence.)

Yeah, I think you’ve guessed where I’m going with this — Steve has watched a couple of basketball games with me. Will wonders never cease? Honestly, I am pretty psyched about it. It’s so much funner to watch than hockey. More skin and less blood, too. Little puck vs. big orange basketball, there you have it. The kids even watched the Blazer/Houston game with us tonight. (The Blazers are looking good this season and no, I don’t say that every year. Also got my eye on Houston, Toronto and L.A. — Clippers-not-Lakers.)

My dad is up in heaven right now, smiling at us. Watching basketball with my cousins and grandfathers. Smiling some more.


day 3: QOTD

November 3rd, 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012
“Tell us your favourite quotation and why.”

That’s not how you spell favorite.

There, that’s my new favorite quote.

Actually, it’s this one, and I think it’s got to be kind of obvious why.

“I stuck the letter back in the envelope, Scotch-taped it together, and readdressed it to Buddy, without putting on a new stamp. I thought the message was worth a good three cents. Then I decided I would spend the summer writing a novel. That would fix a lot of people.”

– Sylvia Plath, “The Bell Jar”

Daylight savings starts (ends?) tomorrow here in the Pacific Northwest. I’m gonna grab that extra hour and make it take a nap with me.

more. blogging: day 2

November 2nd, 2012

Here it is.

writing prompt for today is:

“If you could live anywhere, where would it be?”

Right here, right now.

I’m gonna blog every day this month. presenting………….. day 1

November 1st, 2012

I don’t care how busy I am. I don’t care if everyone’s glued to Facebook and their televisions and never looking at the bloggy-blogs anymore, I’m going to write. Something. Daily.

Now I have to past-date this, cuz I’m already three days into November.

NaPoMoBlogMore, yes! (Seriously, what is it called? I’ll look it up for next post.)



« Previous Page