Monthly Archives: October 2010

NaNoWriMo – What?

I must be nuts.  I took the challenge.  It wasn't a double dog dare you challenge, but it felt like it.  My writer's group critique facilitator Ivy suggested, I thought no.  Then Linda joined and asked me to do the same.  Ah man, I've been writing my blog longer than she has hers . . .…
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Halloween

So I read this post by Elizabeth Esther about Halloween.  I also got word that my niece and her husband have decided NOT to celebrate Halloween or teach their kids to believe in Santa.  I totally respect that.  But we've made other decisions in our family.We "do" Halloween.  I grew up with it, even as…
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The Social Network – What Did I Learn?

I went to see "The Social Network" last weekend with my husband.  Date night for us too often ends up being dinner at Moe's and then grocery shopping at Walmart, but not last week.  After dinner at Ruby Tuesday and a quick shopping trip to Casual Male, we slid into our seats at the Brassfield…
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College Time Already?

Last night I sat with my eldest and reviewed "The Common Application" that two of the schools he is applying for (UNC-Asheville and Hillsdale College) use in the admissions process.  It was rather fun in many ways, he had done much of it, I had filled in dates for him, and together we finished out…
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