Staying Open – March 15, 2023 at 11:24AM

Staying Open – 74

It didn’t work out. After sitting at the hospital for a few hours and getting almost completely ready, it was clear power wasn’t coming back so they sent me home. Thankfully we do now have power at home but this means another rescheduling and likely another 10+ days wait. A real bummer.

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The Joy of Art – March 15, 2023 at 05:50AM

100 Tiny Watercolors – 22

A little fall scene today.

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Staying Open – March 14, 2023 at 08:14PM

Staying Open – 73

Well we’re back to having no power. My surgery is tomorrow and the hospital also has no power so let’s see how this works out…

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The Joy of Art – March 14, 2023 at 07:42AM

100 Tiny Watercolors – 21

A little beach scene on this rainy day thanks to the atmospheric river in CA.

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Staying Open – March 13, 2023 at 04:07PM

Staying Open – 72

I’m in that phase you get to when you’re a day before your trip and become super effective in getting a million little things done because you know you won’t be around for a bit.

Here’s hoping I don’t drop anything major on the floor.

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The Joy of Art – March 13, 2023 at 10:06AM

100 Tiny Watercolors – 20

Doesn’t it look magical? Wish I were there…

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Staying Open – March 12, 2023 at 09:37PM

Staying Open – 71

Here’s to surprises unexpected and yet so well deserved. We loved this movie so much when we saw it months ago.

The story is unlike anything else and it has so much creativity and so much heart.

And the speeches showed how much heart the cast have too.

What a joy.

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Review: Pineapple Street

Pineapple Street
Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3.5 stars.

This was a fun, fast-paced story of the super rich who eventually, for different reasons, have to actually think about what it means to be super rich. it doesn’t take itself too seriously and it was a fun read.

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The Joy of Art – March 12, 2023 at 08:28AM

100 Tiny Watercolors – 19

Cotton candy skies and snowy mountains…

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Staying Open – March 11, 2023 at 08:33PM

Staying Open – 70

I had a super productive day today. Spent time with both kids. Did all my Todo list items.and all my chores. and all the things I wanted to do for me.

days like this are magic.

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Review: French Holiday

French Holiday
French Holiday by Sarah Ready
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I read this delightful and fun book while I was lying in bed with COVID and it was the perfect distraction. It’s a delightful and fun romance when two people who don’t like each other are in the same “mansion” which is mostly dilapidated and are stuck having to make it work. Of course it ends the way romances do but there are some fun surprises along the way.

If romance is your genre, you will enjoy this one!

with gratitude to Swift & Lewis Publishing and netgalley for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review

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Review: The Possibilities

The Possibilities
The Possibilities by Yael Goldstein-Love
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What an unusual book!

This is the story of a mom who is suffering from post-partum and her marriage is unraveling. Her baby goes missing from his crib one night and she has to go through parallel worlds to find him and bring him back. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it?

And it’s so interesting and well executed. I loved it and I loved the story around motherhood, and the lengths we go to, to save our loved ones.

with gratitude to netgalley and Random House for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review

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