Well it officially feels like summer here. Its been in the mid 20s and 30s, my plants are budding out, the thumbelina zinnias are opening. Had to transplant my bachelor buttons which were outgrowing the window box I had them in so now they’re in the garden. Tomorrow I’m going to a wedding. The weather should be nice for it. And as of yesterday I officially have something to wear :o) Woohoo. I had a heck of a time trying to find something. Three different malls and I finally found the first dress I liked on sale at almost half off. So I’m happy. HopeRead More →

Mom picked #s, 3 & 5, so congratulations to Olga and Kathleen. If you could email me your snail mail address at leesielis + yahoo.com (change the + to @) I’ll fwd your address on. Congratulations to the winners and for those who didn’t win, remember Bailey’s giving away a copy of her own tomorrow on her blog (http://longandwritingroad.blogspot.com)Read More →

Sponsored by the great Jo Leigh! :o) Closer…by Jo Leigh A stalker has ruined Christie Pratchett’s life. He’s stolen her job, her friends and her freedom. The police can’t help, nor can the FBI. Now with a single call for help, it’s all up to ex-Delta Force Boone Ferguson. Boone lives under the radar…with a secret that could cost him big. But he’s going to train Christie to become a warrior princess — and his lover. Together they’re going to risk it all, on the street — and in the bedroom. Here’s how I’ll run the contest, you can answer either of these two questions.Read More →

Is the 4th anniversary of the day I lost my best bud, my muse, my little furball H.B.K. So in loving memory, he gets today’s post dedicated to him. August 13th, 1997 – June 19th, 2002Read More →

Not how I thought I would. Anyways, I wake up at about 10 this morning to mom saying something about birds outside and I can’t make out the rest through the door. So I get up and go downstairs and she says go outside and see what dad has.Okay. Go outside and find dad with two little baby birds in his hand. Apparently they fell out of their nest. Mom found the first one in the front yard and then went around back to look for the nest and found the second little guy in the rocks. So I spent the day outside, chasing twoRead More →

Results were posted in the RD contest tonight, apparently labeling Sab as a chick-lit cost me a point as did my hook/blurb not being hookish enough. *sigh* So I came in 4th out of 5.Which means I’m gonna abandon Sab & Lila for awhile. I just don’t think I have the energy for those 2 anymore right now.Read More →

BABY PROOF by Emily GiffinThis is the first book of Emily’s I’ve read and when I read an excerpt online, I thought it sounded pretty good and somehow with a little luck I ended up with an ARC, which didn’t disappoint. BABY PROOF is about Claudia (and Ben). They meet on a blind date and things are great from the start. They both don’t want children, something that Claudia’s been firm on since she was a teenager (there’s a few mentions of her high school boyfriend asking her about her future at prom and she says no kids…) But when a few years go byRead More →

You might remember my tirade of a few weeks ago with Telus’ little 7 hour installation. Well, we’ve now nearly tied that experience. Installing the router and TRYING, TRYING I tell you to put together a home network. Its friggin impossible. I’ve messed up my laptop so it now requires a password every time i turn it on and had to spend almost 45 minutes in chat with an hp service guy to try and figure out what to do. *sigh* And the network, still doesn’t exist… oh the joys…there’s a night out of my life I’ll never get back again! The only good thingRead More →