Hey There! Popping in with a quick post about this and that.
First, I have another book giveaway, which I personally always think is exciting! I had the privilege of reading an advance copy of Mary Kay Andrew’s latest novel, The High Tide Club. Y’all know I’m a huge MKA fan. Last year I got to interview her for a Books of My Life post and I was invited to her book launch party (she lives in Atlanta). Thanks to her publicist, I have a copy to giveaway. All you have to do is leave a comment below. Keep reading though, after my brief review, I have other stuff to share.
When ninety-nine-year-old heiress Josephine Bettendorf Warrick summons Brooke Trappnell to Talisa Island, her 20,000 acre remote barrier island home, Brooke is puzzled. Everybody in the South has heard about the eccentric millionaire mistress of Talisa, but Brooke has never met her. Josephine’s cryptic note says she wants to discuss an important legal matter with Brooke, who is an attorney, but Brooke knows that Mrs. Warrick has long been a client of a prestigious Atlanta law firm. Continue reading Mary Kay Andrews, My Kids, Gronk & Summer Plans
Hello! Have y’all been wondering where I’ve been? Well, it’s been very busy in Allie World – but I’m not complaining (okay, maybe just a little). As you will see below, my inability to keep to a posting schedule has been due to happy events and therefor I have no right to complain. Instinctively, I know there will come a day when I look back on these times as some of the best years of my life. Continue reading Hello There!
I’m back…sort of. In my last Latchkey Mom post, A Thankful Status Update, I proclaimed that I would be spending more time enjoying the holidays than writing about them. I’ve been trying to do that and a few times, I’ve even succeeded. I’ve also spent a fair amount of time stressing about how much I still need to get done. Despite all my plans, I’m behind. Alas, I will share the events of the last few weeks with pictures.
For the second year in a row, we bought our tree the weekend of Thanksgiving. If you recall, last year’s tree was HUGE! So, I was very excited to see what my husband was going to bring home for us this year. Imagine my surprise when I saw this tree – the smallest we’ve had in years. I kept laughing and asking him if this was a joke. “Where’s the real tree?” He insisted that this was it. I didn’t believe him. I think I may have lost a few brownie points with my in-laws, who kept commenting about what a beautiful tree it was. Problem was, we have boxes of ornaments and lights that we’ve purchased to cover our gigantic trees from the last few years. We compromised… Continue reading Days of December
It’s been a while since I wrote a “catch-up” post about what I’m doing, reading and watching. This post is also a partial link-up with Mama Kat’s World’s Greatest Writing Workshop. I didn’t have a whole lot to write about on the new fall television line-up, so I decided to combine the two. If you’re visiting from Mama Kat, please forgive me (but I hope you stick around, so I can learn more about you).
Writing prompt: Share the fall lineup you’re looking forward to.
Last year, I wrote a post all about the new fall television shows that was featured at Chick Lit Plus. I did some research for that article and thought I had the winners and losers figured out. I was wrong, so I’ve saved myself the trouble (and time) this year. I’m going to wait a few weeks before watching anything new – to see what the critics and my fellow bloggers (who are usually attuned to the most buzz-worthy shows) like. I’ve also been bruised one too many times by shows that I love getting axed way too soon. With just a cursory glance at Entertainment Weekly’s site, my only interest at this point is Bad Judge (I love Kate Walsh) and Madame Secretary (love political dramas). We shall see. I am, however, very excited for my returning favorites!!!! In no particular order; Revenge, The Good Wife, The Goldbergs, Nashville, Blue Bloods and Parenthood. Continue reading September Happenings