Chit Chat

The Best Laid Plans…

I’m not exactly sure how to write this post… if I go back to the very beginning of this blog, I only intended to write about books I read, a project here and there, and being a librarian.  So much has happened since then–moving to San Francisco, quitting my job, my condition worsening and then… Continue reading The Best Laid Plans…

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Alabama Adventures: Orange Beach

Do you remember a time in 2011 before the holidays started?  Neither do I, but I have pictures to prove that time did indeed exist.  And during that time, after I had healed from two surgeries, successfully started infusion treatment, and started to go stir-crazy, I flew to Alabama for a ten-day visit with my… Continue reading Alabama Adventures: Orange Beach

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Alabama Adventures: YarnHouse Studio

Do you remember a time in 2011 before the holidays started?  Neither do I, but I have pictures to prove that time did indeed exist.  And during that time, after I had healed from two surgeries, successfully started infusion treatment, and started to go stir-crazy, I flew to Alabama for a ten-day visit with my… Continue reading Alabama Adventures: YarnHouse Studio

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Alabama Adventures: Live Irish Music

Do you remember a time in 2011 before the holidays started?  Neither do I, but I have pictures to prove that time did indeed exist.  And during that time, after I had healed from two surgeries, successfully started infusion treatment, and started to go stir-crazy, I flew to Alabama for a ten-day visit with my… Continue reading Alabama Adventures: Live Irish Music

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City Sights: Christmas at Fisherman’s Wharf

A few weeks ago, I walked from our apartment down to Fisherman’s Wharf to do a bit of Christmas shopping.  With this being our first year in San Francisco, I might as well take advantage of Fisherman’s Wharf, a treasure trove of cheap gifts–by next year, everyone will probably be tired of touristy trinkets, but… Continue reading City Sights: Christmas at Fisherman’s Wharf

Book Chat

A Few of My Favorite Things: Christmas Picture Books

One of my favorite things about unpacking the Christmas box each year is gathering the holiday picture books and enjoying them again.  I grew up listening to the same Christmas books read aloud each year, savoring the illustrations and well-remembered words. The Little Golden Book Christmas Story.  The Night Before Christmas.  The Berenstain Bears Meet Santa Claus.  How… Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Things: Christmas Picture Books