We're making a quick out-of-town trip this weekend; Mom-in-law and two of her best friends all had milestone birthdays this year (one turned 70, two are 65 - and no, I won't tell you which one she is), and they're throwing themselves a great big combined birthday party tonight. I'm bringing the MacBook, but if I'm slow in responding to your comments, that's why.
*****TOMORROW (Sunday, Sept. 21) is the deadline for these two Matrimony-related items:
- Comment on this post for a chance to win a personally-autographed copy of the paperback, direct from author Joshua Henkin! The winner will be chosen at random and will be announced by Tuesday.
- Sign up your book group for a phone chat about the book with Josh, through his publisher's website.
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Ageless Body/Timeless Mom, via Nouvelle Blogger
Devourer of Books
J. Kaye's Book Blog
Savvy Verse & Wit
It's not hard to forget, in the midst of it all, that as parents, we're raising future adults, and we won't really know how that turns out for awhile. But part of that process is teaching them that the world doesn't have to stop just for them. And if your child asked you if you were happy, how would you answer?
This message to Bay Area drivers applies to SoCal folks too!
You know that old etiquette rule about not discussing politics in social settings? Well, maybe this isn't so sociable, but PunditMom has a few questions for fellow working mom Sarah Palin
Just hope you never find yourself in this position - or see this driver while crossing the street.
One writer reflects on the passing of another
The Park Bench reads Cosmopolitan so you don't have to....and a nation is grateful. And Kim and her family went to the LA County Fair, so you don't have to do that, either (unless you really want to, of course).
Just in case you've managed to avoid seeing this: The Sarah Palin Baby Name Generator, brought to you by Crust Scramble Palin - that's me!
Dear John, by Norma L. Betz
The Pages In Between: A Holocaust Legacy of Two Families, One Home, by Erin Einhorn
Out, by Natsuo Kirino
Anatomy of a Boyfriend, by Daria Snadowsky
Have a great weekend, y'all!