Haunted New Orleans
By     |    Oct 17, 2013
Posted in: Paranormal, Spirit Lady     |    9 Comments

Haunted New Orleans

Haunted History Tours in New Orleans are a fun way to learn some history and get your bearings in the French Quarter. These walking tours are twenty-five bucks per person, but search the Internet for coupons because I found one for $3 off per person. You may be thinking to yourself, “That’s twenty plus bucks I could spend on Hurricanes at Pat O’Brien’s.” True. But for that price, you get […]

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Why You Should Always Check Your Hotel Room
By     |    Oct 15, 2013
Posted in: Grandparents, Humor, Parenting, Sandwich Lady, Travel, Writing     |    9 Comments

Why You Should Always Check Your Hotel Room

This past weekend, my retired parents, my almost 3-year-old daughter, and I drove to Eureka Springs, AR for the 2013 Ozark Creative Writers’ conference. I was speaking there, and my husband had to work all weekend (still for no pay–government shutdown), and so I needed to bring KB with me. My parents came along as the babysitters. We had adventures, of course–if you’ve been reading these Tuesday Sandwich Generation posts […]

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By     |    Oct 15, 2013
Posted in: Books, Busy Lady, Publishing, Writing     |    8 Comments

Really Kobo…what are you doing?

I received an e-mail this morning that my title (and all titles) from The Muse Publishing house were removed from KOBO. I checked and indeed THE KINDLING was removed from KOBO and from Smashwords. It is still available at Amazon and Barnes & Nobel. Hopefully my publisher will be able to sort out this mess quickly. Here is more information I found about this crazy decision. Following information was provided […]

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Let’s Talk Bucket Lists
By     |    Oct 11, 2013
Posted in: Baby Boomer Lady, Bucket List, Family, Travel     |    8 Comments

Let’s Talk Bucket Lists

Or….what do you really want to do when you grow up?   I’ve never really thought much about what I want to do before I permanently check out. Until recently. I’m not getting any younger and another decade is rapidly approaching. Also a good friend (who has always been the picture of health) had a recent health scare. A couple of other friends are having back surgery, knee surgery and […]

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My Experiences at The Myrtles Plantation
By     |    Oct 10, 2013
Posted in: Paranormal, Spirit Lady     |    10 Comments

My Experiences at The Myrtles Plantation

Now for my experiences at The Myrtles Plantation, America’s most haunted house. 2:00 PM–We checked into The William Winters Room and after, literally, dropping off our bags, we left our room to walk around the grounds. About twenty minutes later we came back and as we opened the door to our room, Mom and I were overwhelmed with the smell of gardenias. The smell had not been there before and […]

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The Memory of the Sandwich Generation or Pay Attention, Margo!
By     |    Oct 8, 2013
Posted in: Aging, Family, Humor, Parenting, Sandwich Lady     |    13 Comments

The Memory of the Sandwich Generation or Pay Attention, Margo!

Life always seems to get in the way of what I planned to write for my Sandwich Generation posts, and it’s happened again. I know some of you are waiting to hear more about being an advocate for loved 0nes, but I am feeling called instead to post about another problem Sandwich Generationers  have–our lack of memory and ability to do silly things because: We have a lack of sleep […]

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On Hipsters and Harry Potter
By     |    Oct 6, 2013
Posted in: Books, Little Lady     |    5 Comments

On Hipsters and Harry Potter

It was in second hour AP English Literature and Comp that the subject of conformity came up. We had just begun reading Shakespeare’s Macbeth as a class and my English teacher, Mr. W, was explaining the symbolic significance behind The Weird Sisters in Act I. I giggled to myself and when he raised his eyebrow at me, I explained that J.K. Rowling once again put in another secret allusion in […]

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