{May 26, 2011}   So many books…

It was the town-wide yard sale and I came home with more books. My husband will be overjoyed — he’s declared “No more plants and no more books” on several occasions. Since I’m not a good listener, I added to the collection of books I’ll never have time to read in this lifetime.
What should I start with? If you’ve read any, let me know what you think. Mucho thanks, you voracious readers, you!

  • Wicked – Gregory Maguire
  • Dry – Augusten Burroughs
  • The Weight of Water – Anita Shreve
  • A Woman’s World – Traveler’s Tales
  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  • Eat, Pray, Love
  • Julie and Julia
  • Tamar: A Novel of Espionage, Passion, and Betrayal
  • Tao Te Ching
  • Sonnets from the Portuguese – Barrett Browning
  • Emotional Intelligence – Daniel Goleman
  • Dharma Bums – Jack Kerouac
  • Prayers for Rain – Dennis Lehane

Women in the Marines, fighting Afghanistan insurgency | PRI.ORG.

I love articles like this one that show how female Marines are making a difference in Afghanistan.

{May 17, 2011}   Swallowing my words

I swore I’d never blog. I have too much to do, too much to write, I said.

On a whim, I went to WordPress and here I am.

I’ll probably write about the things I tweet about: books, the military, travel, fitness, recipes, gardening, the various short jokes I hear (I’m five feet tall), so stay tuned.

Now I’m going to finish my Sookie Stackhouse novel, Definitely Dead. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest awaits.

BTW, I think I look like that girl on the right – on a Saturday night – after I’ve had a few drinks. Don’t ruin my delusion, ha ha!

et cetera