The Bloggess challenged me today #nationalselfieday

Okay, so The Bloggess didn’t come down from her glittering cloud of mayhem, riding a narwhal or anything. She just posted something saying it was national selfie day, and then something about David Tennant and sloths. Obviously, this was her calling out directly to me, to personally challenge me to take a selfie. Mind you,…

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Why I never ever buy tinsel

Back in the day, I enjoyed tinsel…you know, around 1978 or so. As did my mother. See, we’re a family of magpies, attracted to all things shiny and sparkly. So when my mom found tinsel one year in the mid-80’s, there was much excitement and draping of the shiny strands of silver on the tree.…

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A conversation about stuffed raccoons with my teen girl

First – did you know that the plural of raccoon isn’t raccoons? Or maybe spell check just never expected there to be more than one raccoon per sentence. Who knows?  (ETA – spell check keeps red underlining “raccoons” even though raccoons is the correct spelling. I know, I googled it.) But I’m currently reading “Furiously…

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