Friday, July 13, 2018

Friday the 13th

Do you have  paraskevidekatriaphobia, a fear of Friday the 13th? I'm not a superstitious person by nature, but I find the history interesting.

Most Friday the 13ths, I try to do something fun and/or productive to counteract the Friday the 13th "jinx," even though I don't believe in it. Today, a work colleague brought in blueberry doughnuts from a local bakery--yum! On my lunch break, I took care of some bills, including renewing my AAA (American Automobile Association) and American Library Association memberships.

How do you celebrate Friday the 13th?

Saturday, June 09, 2018

What Are You Reading This Weekend?

On Twitter, Goodreads (the social media website for book readers) likes to ask "What are you reading this weekend?" on Fridays. I always chuckle when I see that question, because I often have several books going at one time. I know some people just have one or two books going at a time, while others (like me) juggle multiple books, based on interest and mood.

Which type of reader are you? Do you keep several books in the mix, or do you stick to one or two at a time?  And what are YOU reading this weekend? (One of the books I'm reading is Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter.)

Have a good weekend!

Friday, June 08, 2018

In Cleaning Mode

I've been in "spring cleaning" mode this week, at least some of the time, both at work or at home. Since it's still spring, I'm good! :-) I feel like I'm back in college, when I cleaned more dorm room to
procrastinate doing other things. But getting better organized, cleaning out some of the clutter, is a good thing.

What are your favorite cleaning websites? One website I check periodically for inspiration is A Bowl Full of Lemons. (It's a cheerful title, isn't it?!)

Thursday, June 07, 2018

What Makes Me Well Rounded? (Blogthings Quiz)

"Your Cleverness is Well Rounded"
You are a sharp and witty thinker. You would get bored quickly if you weren't so good at keeping yourself entertained.

You are a natural explorer, and sometimes you even poke your nose where it doesn't belong. You love to investigate.

You are a constantly changing creature, and people have trouble keeping up with your dynamic ways. You're a hard nut to crack.


You may be always in flux, but you also strike a good balance in life. In fact, most of your change is just an effort to rebalance a bit.

You have a deep intuition, and you're good at figuring out what you need. You rarely ask others for advice.


You take a bit of time for solitude and communicating with yourself. You listen carefully to your inner guide.

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Camping Advice

The word "camping" brings back memories of summer camp, Girl Scout camp, campfires (a favorite!), and s'mores (yum!). I've been thinking about it again, wondering if it's something G. and I might try as a new thing. There are plenty of campgrounds near our home, so I'm thinking about one of those places nearby for a test run. (Falls Lake looks especially nice!)

So, I've started reading up a bit on camping, looking at websites and scouting out types of equipment. It turns out that my employer rents out some camping equipment as a perk to students and staff. I'm not sure of the cleaning procedures, but if you can get past the potential "ick" factor to try some things out, it sounds promising.

So, I welcome advice from more seasoned campers! We don't have an RV, so I think that tent camping is probably what we'll try first (if I can talk G. into it!).

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Old Memories

My sister is visiting our hometown, working on my parents' home. She came across one of my old stuffed animals, Winnie the Pooh, so she texted to see if I want to keep it or give it away. It was a quick decision to keep the bear.

What's your favorite A. A. Milne book/character?