Fire and Fury

Blogging, Books, Politics

Fire. And. Fury. Pretty sure these are the feelings I’m gonna have while reading this book by Michael Wolff: Fire and Fury. Start by reading this excerpt in New York Magazine. Just. Wow. Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Be President One year ago: the plan to lose, and the administration’s shocked first days. Then while […]

January 3, 2018

The End of the Year (Anti) Bucket List

Books, Garden, Randomments, TV, Writing

A repost of my article in the Springville Times: The End of the Year (Anti) Bucket List With all the hustle and bustle of the Holiday Season (almost) behind us the very, last thing you might be thinking about includes making more plans for the weeks ahead. Time for a rest, recoup and recovery session to […]

December 24, 2017

Hundred Year War? Really?

Books, Dreams

I suppose it a hazard of being Mrs. Charles Weber and having an office in the Lucy Bensley Center (the Genology Library for the Historical Society in town) because in my dream the other night…I was talking to someone about the history of my family fighting in the Hundred Year War. Um… I should add […]

November 20, 2017

Discovering Your Stream

Books, Friends

Discovering Your Stream…that moment when your mentor, older sister, kindred soul friend writes and publishes a book about her spiritual journey that you had a front row seat watching develop. Enter: Discovering Your Stream: Opening the Door to Your Spirituality As You Become A Practicing Medium. SO PROUD OF YOU COLLEEN! And let me just […]

October 23, 2017

Movie Night (Always Choose Sean Bean)

Books, HWMMS, Movies

When HWMMS “allows” me to “choose” the movie we are going to “watch” there’s usually one movie that I want much over the other. Tonight, I hesitated. I’ll explain in a bit. First a little clarification. “Allows” – I have some control over the selection. It’s become a Weber game. With odd rules, for example […]

September 14, 2017

LEAP! (5,4,3,2,1…)

Books, Personal, Synchronicities

WHY IS IT THAT??? I can get up at 5:45am and take the dogs outside. WIDE AWAKE. All is ok. I can find myself scrolling through social media at 6am…and then by 6:10am I think “I should just get out of bed and start my day. ” BUT I DON’T. Now it’s 6:30am. And 6:45am […]

June 19, 2017

You Are the Universe?

Books, Mind and Spirit, TV

You Are the Universe? Apparently the Universe wants me to watch this show right now on WNED/PBS. You Are the Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why It Matters I just walked in Weber Wonderland after dropping mom off at the home. Hmm, the TV is still on, I thought HWMMS said he was going […]

April 21, 2017

Barnes and Noble Soul Date

Books, HWMMS, Personal

Barnes and Noble Soul Date. My goodness back in the day I would go to Barnes and Noble almost weekly. And then monthly. And now? I honestly can’t remember the last time I spent a few hours alone at the bookstore. This week I knew I needed to make a soul date with myself, so […]

March 4, 2017

Books on the Agenda, But Why?

Books, Mind and Spirit, Synchronicities

Books on the Agenda, But Why? Because I’m going head on in this world of listening to that inner voice of mine, I went down a wee trip down the rabbit hole. A few days ago I realized I really needed a soul play date at my beloved Barnes and Noble. Once upon a time […]

March 4, 2017

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Books, Mind and Spirit

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert My first book completed in the new year! Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. Seemed like an appropriate read for out with 2016 and into 2017. The story the author shares about her friendship with Ann Patchett is worth the entire read. Utterly fascinating. Save

January 1, 2017

Books Read 2016


Books Read 2016 Pathetic. Pathetic. Pathetic. I used to be a voracious reader. I know this because I can look back at the last decade of my blog where I keep track of the books I read each year. Sigh. I WILL DO BETTER IN 2017. Save

December 31, 2016

The Mind-Gut Connection: How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Health

Books, Health & Wellness

The Mind-Gut Connection: How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Health I’ve been listening to this book on Audible and I’m completely fascinated by the content. Not surprised mind you, despite my state of unhealthy morbid obesity I read A LOT about natural and healthy living. This […]

December 11, 2016

Front Yard Gardens

Books, Garden, Weber Wonderland

Front Yard Gardens Why not? The sun seems to LOVE the front of our house, so we took advantage and started front yard gardens. I was not so excited about this idea last year when HWMMS tore up the entire front yard with the tractor, but after seeing how the veggies took to the plot, […]

August 18, 2016

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


“It’s always necessary…I love you.” Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer I didn’t choose this book, it chose me. I’ve had it on my to-read shelf for years…and assumed it would stay there forever. I’m one of those people who just, just can’t even listen or read or want to revisit 9/11. […]

January 11, 2015

Books Read 2014


I can’t believe one year I read 88 books. And this past year? I only made 36. 2015 I will read AT LEAST one book a week. I repeat, in 2015 I will read AT LEAST ONE BOOK A WEEK. I do love that I’ve been keeping track for the last decade or so though, […]

January 2, 2015

Surefire Way To Make Sure You Aren’t Pregnant

Books, Personal

Surefire Way To Make Sure You Aren’t Pregnant 2.5 weeks late with your period? Want to be pregnant but keep getting negative tests? Wanna know the surefire way to make sure that you are going to get your period the next day? Place an order for these books on for two-day delivery.

January 18, 2014

Hunger Games Trilogy


When Hunger Games hit the theater I was surprised that HWMMS wanted to go see it, opening weekend. I of course still planned on reading the series so if the movie was in the near future I needed to get on that train, ASAP. I devoured the first book, on the Kindle app on my […]

April 16, 2012

My First Country Mail!

Books, Garden, Home Sweet Home, Pets

Rodale’s Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening: The Indispensable Green Resource for Every Gardener came this past weekend to my soon-to-be home in the country. Addressed to me. Hee hee! Just in time since our lovely wee tomatoes are experiencing…bottom rot? But we did manage to get a few good ones. (I LOVE Henri’s nose in […]

August 15, 2011

Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat


Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat “Love is like the rain. It comes in a drizzle sometimes. Then it starts pouring and if you’re not careful it will drown you.” I had no expectations when starting this book outside of the fact I knew it was part of the Just Buffalo Babel Series. Quite unexpectedly, […]

March 27, 2011

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout


Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout “Angie, leaning her head now against the hallway wall, fingering her black skirt, felt she had figured something out too late, and that must be the way of life, to get something figured out when it was too late. Tomorrow she would go play the piano in the church, stop […]

March 27, 2011

Moose: A Memoir


Moose: A Memoir Oh no. This is why I hate promising myself I will  do a quick blurb on every book I read…because sometimes, the books I read are, well, um…not my favorite and I hate to type the words because someday I wanna write a book too and well, karma. Anyhow. I gave this […]

January 20, 2011

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen


The first book I finished reading in 2011 is Freedom: A Novel by Jonathan Franzen. I bought this one from B&N in hardcover because I just had to read it that very moment. And read it that very moment I did, I finished in two nights. Not to mention, FREEDOM duh! I really liked this […]

January 20, 2011

Most Inspirational Characters


Top Ten Most Inspirational Characters 1. Mary Matalin and James Carville, All’s Fair in Love and War and Running for President In fairness, they aren’t fictional characters…however they are the first people that jumped in my mind when I read Top Ten Inspirational Characters. I loved this book. I love that both Mary and James […]

January 18, 2011

Boating for Beginners by Jeanette Winterson


One of my most favourite authors in the whole wide world is Jeanette Winterson. I have read and reread The Passion and Written on the Body countless times. Today, I finished Boating for Beginners. A witty lesser known little book of hers that had me laughing out loud several times. The story of Noah and […]

August 19, 2010

The Sun Also Rises


“Isn’t it pretty to think so?” Ah, I haven’t picked up a Very Good Book in a Very Long Time. Until Monday night. I read The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway. Loved it. Aside: Shocked I’ve never picked it up until now. Story of my life. Oh if I could only be an “extraordinary […]

July 21, 2010

The power of a good book…


Last night, I couldn’t quiet my mind. (I admit this is me, most nights.) Past my bedtime, lights off and getting later by the minute. So instead of *writingthinkingblogging in my head* I decided to pick up “The Valley of the Horses” and almost regretted it because I didn’t want to put it down!!! I […]

April 6, 2010