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Hot Truths from a Hot Mess

I feel like a hot mess. I mean, if I step outside for more than four minutes, I actually am a hot mess. (#boobsweat/#thighjuice/#yupijusthashtaggedthat) I'm feeling like a hot mess inside though. Like, in the deeps. I think this always happens to me when summer vacation for the kids actually starts. It's like, I worry about it… Continue reading Hot Truths from a Hot Mess

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HELLO! Whatcha readin’? Bookish things for you.

HELLO! The hubby and I had a fancy date to go see Lionel Richie at the DTE Theatre over the weekend. It was AMAZING! Summer vacation has officially started for the kidlets. We have been spending much time together - poolside, inside the pool - playing cards, watching movies, playing badminton and backgammon. We have… Continue reading HELLO! Whatcha readin’? Bookish things for you.

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Changes. And Little Fish.

Changes. I spent yesterday taking down the book-wallpaper I put up at the 'first' Gertrude's. It was bitter sweet. I can't believe that it's nearly been one year since I opened Gertrude's Writing Room...and I'm in a new space and working through all that comes with BIG CHANGE. I remember how elated I was when… Continue reading Changes. And Little Fish.

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Moving Day & More!

Hello friends! It's been over a month since my last post. Golly - that's way too long of a break! I promise that the reasons are legit! Big news first: We're moving! That's right, Gertrude's Writing Room has a new home and we're moving in this weekend! I'm over-the-moon with excitement and pre-moving day jitters.… Continue reading Moving Day & More!

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And then – a day opens!

Last night after I watched 'A Few Good Men' (I was craving Tom Cruise, what can I say?), I looked in my datebook to see what was on the schedule for today. I did a little jig when I saw that the day was open until 5pm! A whole day to fill up with...with what?!… Continue reading And then – a day opens!

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EVENTS GALORE!! Feel the Literary Love!

Hi all! HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!  Gotta say the day is going differently than I planned, but I'm going with the flow and making time to catch up on some things...namely adding a post to this blog! So, there are loads of GREAT events happening in this fine city of ours. It's been awhile since I've… Continue reading EVENTS GALORE!! Feel the Literary Love!

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You love this, lady, so why you stressin’?

I've had this sentence bumping into my brain sides for the last week: You love this, lady, so why you stressin'? The voice is a woman's - the voice of my inner 'me'. It happens to have a slight sassy, southern accent, hence the droppin' the 'g' on the last word. So, I've spent hours… Continue reading You love this, lady, so why you stressin’?