All About You: The On The Road Edition

Krissie has just pulled out of my driveway with  a chunk of my yarn stash in the back of her car along with the shopping she did while she was here and her overnight bags (notice the plural) and  her cooler and a lot of grapes and tonic water.   She did not take Milton (although she tried).

So Krissie’s on the road for the next seven hours.  I was up until four, so I need at least another hour of sleep and then it’s back to cleaning out the house and finishing Nita.  What’s up for you? Continue reading

Working Wednesday: The Big Sort

I’m going through  my kitchen and figuring out what to keep and what must go and what I need to get.  Yeah, there are some things I need.  Mollie’s doing the same thing, so we’re swapping ideas which is always tricky for us because we are complete opposites.  But there are some things we agree on, like tossing worn out cookie sheets (those things get used for everything) in favor of new, insulated ones, and–this one was surprising–heavy duty #20 cookie scoops.  And of course some things we probably wouldn’t agree on, like the cherry measuring spoons I needed because my measuring spoons have had it and because they”ll look so great hanging on the edge of my shelves.

Everything else, however, must go unless it is useful, beautiful, in good shape, and essential to my wellbeing.  Or on a really high shelf where it’s not going to get in my way.  There are some things like my NYC taxi and Betty Boop cookie jars that stay.  (My three-foot tall Betty Boop statue, however, is in the garage.)

So how did your work week go?  I got my lavender planted, so that was something.

Working Wednesday: How did it get to be Wednesday so fast? (Jenny)

I swear I thought it was Tuesday.

So I got the back porch cleared off (today is cleaning it off as in scrubbing off the dirt) and possibly putting up new rail tops so I can put the planters on and fill them with dirt and something growing. But I did get all the junk off, so progress. And I wrote 2000 words this week which is pathetic.

Man, I really have to accomplish something this week. Working Wednesdays as a motivator only works if I remember when Wednesday is.

So what single thing did you accomplish this week?

New from Amazon


Media Alert:


SEATTLE – March 31, 2017 – Tomorrow, Amazon Publishing will make history and announce plans to launch an author into space. This marks the first publishing house to ever send an author on a mission to outer space. World-renowned psychologist and sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer, 88, will suit up to complete research for her new book, The Big O in Zero G, to be published in 2018. The book intends to solve the challenges of intimacy in a weightless environment.


“There is shockingly little research on this subject!” said Dr. Ruth, author of Sex for Dummies, Sex After 50, and The Doctor Is In. “I’m thrilled to have the chance to help readers have out of this world sex.”


As to who will embark on this mission with Dr. Ruth, that will be determined (in the best interests of science) by a reality TV competition. Amazon is pleased to announce the unscripted series Space Station: What’s Done in the Dark, available on Amazon Prime Video in early 2018. In the series, astronauts will first engage in competitive intimacy-building exercises here on Earth. Then, the finalists will ascend to the space station with Dr. Ruth, where she will critique and score their maneuvers, while gathering material for her book.


“We could not be more proud to be part of this project with Dr. Ruth,” said Jeff Belle, VP of Amazon Publishing. “Nothing less than the fate of humankind hinges on this important enterprise.”


More details will be revealed over the next few months regarding Dr. Ruth’s upcoming space journey and documentary series, but in the meantime, Prime members can read The Doctor Is In for free in Prime Reading starting today. For more on Prime Reading visit


Watch the video teaser.