Friday Review: Hanging Baskets, Window Boxes, and Other Container Gardens by David Joyce

Hanging Baskets, Window Boxes, and Other Container Gardens: A Guide to Creative Small-Scale Gardening by David Joyce My rating: 4 of 5 stars I picked up this book because now that we live in a townhouse, we don't have a lot of space where we can put in our own gardens. We had a hanging … Continue reading Friday Review: Hanging Baskets, Window Boxes, and Other Container Gardens by David Joyce

Monday Musings: Another Day, Another Week

I hope all you Dads out there had a really nice Father's Day, and were able to do whatever you wanted to, whether it looked like work or just chilling out and relaxing. The BaldMan did make dinner, but that's his relaxation time, although sometimes, you would not think it's so relaxing! He smoked some … Continue reading Monday Musings: Another Day, Another Week

Friday Review: I Am Princess X (Audiobook) by Cherie Priest, Read by Mary Robinette Kowal

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest My rating: 4 of 5 stars Libby and May are best friends. They discovered each other when they were both excused from gym class, Libby due to injury and May because of her asthma. To fill the time, they create Princess X, a sword-bearing heroine who saves the … Continue reading Friday Review: I Am Princess X (Audiobook) by Cherie Priest, Read by Mary Robinette Kowal

Monday Musings: Trials and Tribulations

If you remember, I have a new novelette releasing tomorrow. To prepare for that, I needed to get the files uploaded and through the preview and review processes on both Amazon and Smashwords. This is usually a pretty painless and easy process. And, for the most part, it was. Except- First, I got a notice … Continue reading Monday Musings: Trials and Tribulations

Monday Musings: What Happened to Summer?

I think we blew through it a couple weeks ago, didn't we? Seems we have had very little sunny weather since that warm spell. I mean, I'm glad we are getting enough rain, but a little sunshine on my shoulders would be welcome! Oh, hey- we bought more plants! It seems we can't stop this … Continue reading Monday Musings: What Happened to Summer?

Monday Musings: Another Week Goes By

Without a lot of Spring-like weather. It's been teasing us- the mornings started out nice and sunny and pretty, then a couple hours later, the clouds move in and it is gray and overcast the rest of the day. The temps haven't been very nice, either. This weekend has been rainy and chilly. The weather … Continue reading Monday Musings: Another Week Goes By

Monday Musings: Chili, Competing Again, and Recovery

We cooked at the New England Regional Chili Cook Off on Saturday. It was in Somers, CT, where we have been many times for chili cook offs. Of course, most of the time over the past four years, we have been there in the judging area, either as Chief Judge and Scorekeeper, or helping those … Continue reading Monday Musings: Chili, Competing Again, and Recovery