Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #10

And it's summer here in Southern California! Wait, I take that back. We're back to spring. After temperatures got seriously close to 100 degrees late last week, it's nice to finally plunge 20+ degrees. Though spring is a fun time for us as the song birds and pigeons make their return to torment my cat. … Continue reading Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #10

What’s Been Going On

There was supposed to be a review today, one for a Greek mythology inspired book with a whole lot of family complications. But the publication date was pushed back and I somehow don't have another review to fill this space. Originally, I was going to leave it alone and just post the next part in … Continue reading What’s Been Going On

Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #9

Breaks are never really long enough, are they? Well, I'm back and reasonably ready to get back into this blogging thing. As I mentioned in my previous Upcoming post (don't worry, I didn't remember what I wrote in it until I started on this one), this spring sees my family house hunting. The next 3 … Continue reading Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #9

Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #8

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful, healthy, and restful (?) holiday season, and I hope we all remember to write 2022. I know I'll need a couple of months to get the hang of it. Right now, I'm just hoping I remember to write and give the correct year to my kids … Continue reading Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #8

Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #7 + Introduction

Hello and welcome! After a much needed break, I'm back at The Lily Cafe. Since I hit 2000 followers a couple of weeks ago (thank you so much!), WordPress has now taken it upon itself to congratulate my blog on receiving notice every time someone follows it. (Is this something new? Has anyone else experienced … Continue reading Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #7 + Introduction

Odd Bits and Pieces

The past 2 months have been just a tiny bit short of being a complete disaster, so I thought I'd end the first relatively good week I've had in 2 months with something fun. Here are some bits and pieces of what's been going on in my life lately, as well as some more random … Continue reading Odd Bits and Pieces

Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #6

In short, there will be A LOT of book reviews coming. Through the beginning of October, at least. Back in the Spring I thought my kids would be back at school, so may have overloaded my June-September schedule. I got a bit backed up, so now I have a lot of book reviews to post … Continue reading Upcoming at The Lily Cafe #6

Laugh Often, People

Laugh Often, People - a post about the coronavirus

Too many years ago, my lifelong best friend up and moved away to China, of all places. She's still there. She was there when the coronavirus broke out. She was there when events and celebrations and parades were cancelled. She was there when her whole city basically went under lock down. She was there for … Continue reading Laugh Often, People

Catching My Breath

The universe communicates with me in unexpected ways. Perhaps you think I'm crazy or perhaps you completely understand. Either way, all that really matters is that I'm not completely in charge of my own life. Life has it's plans for me and, no matter how much I fight against it, it's a losing battle for … Continue reading Catching My Breath

Balancing Blogging and Living, Part 2

Life has a funny way of handing me lemons, sometimes asked for and sometimes not even close, and telling me to make lemonade. She's determined to show me she knows what's best for me, so who am I to argue? Apparently, it wasn't enough for me to bow my head and say, yes, I understand … Continue reading Balancing Blogging and Living, Part 2