Books Will Never Go Out of Print!

Grab a cup of coffee. Sit back. Check out meanderings about books I've loved.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

May your fur be thick enough, the fire warm enough, and the food dish always filled!
Purrs, snuggles, and furballs!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Writing Distractions

Blurry white buckets
Silently build pristine hills
Mystery mountains

~ Haiku, by Angie Quantrell 2015

This is what I am writing about now.

But I am distracted by this happening out my window.

Snow, lovely, snow!

Somehow snow and Phoenix do not mix.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Christmas Tree Skirt - aka Tosca's Christmas

I can't imagine why the Christmas tree skirt looks like this. Or why the ornaments are falling down.

- House with 2 Cats

This picture (and daily life event during this season of the year) reminds me of a favorite picture book by Matthew Sturgis and Anne Mortimer.

Tosca's Christmas was one of my children's favorite books to read. That naughty Tosca!

Read more about Tosca here.

Meow-y Christmas!

How about you? Who are your special helpers this year?

On with the Dance! | Susan Branch Blog

On with the Dance! | Susan Branch Blog

Christmas fun with Susan Branch! Aunt Rae gave me a copy of her Christmas Cookbook back in 1990. It's as old as Chelsie! I absolutely adore the stories, recipes, and illustrations.

Christmas From the Heart of the Home

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Meet My Baby - The Stack (of Paper)

The completed manuscript with sources, sketches, and documents
This is what I've been up to. Instead of blogging.

There is not much time left in my days (weeks, months) after planning, writing, editing, printing, sourcing, compiling, emailing, packaging, and mailing this baby.

Oh, yes. This is my baby. The first half of a 12-month activity book for preschoolers and missions has been delivered (emailed and mailed) to my faithful preschool resource team at Woman's Missionary Union.
The completed manuscript package and its twin - the emergency copy that can be mailed if the PO loses the original
Now they get to do their huge part.

And I will continue on with the above steps for the second half of the book.

The writing life is grand.   
A glimpse of the chaos that is my office, including desk, side table, and floor

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Some Days You Need to Wear Goggles

Some days you just need to wear goggles.

And footed pajamas with hiking boots. And sit in front of a fire to stay warm. And play with wrapping paper on the tube.

Stress relief is a wonderful thing!

I miss sharing great books with you and I hope to get back to it very soon.

But that may happen in January when my head is above water and several key writing deadlines have been completed, edited, sourced, copied, mailed, and emailed.

Until then, if you see a Nana in bright red p.j.'s running down the street sporting goggles and wielding a wrapping paper sword, just smile and wave.

It's me.