My summer continues to be busy but thought I'd check in to tell you a few things that have been going on. Like a couple of days ago, a gentle breeze wafted through the Quad Cities...
...and I saw a sign on a gas station door that got me excited until I continued reading...
...plus I had another SQUEE moment. While in Half-Price Books this Saturday, I hit the mother lode. If you're a Doctor Who fan, adjust your bow ties and take a look at this:
This bundle of goodness contains all that is magical and awesome. I'm talking a TARDIS, people, one that holds Doctor Who Monster Invasion trading cards. It even included a pack of them to get my collection started! Of course, as soon I got home, I added it to my office's corny corner of love. What a wonderful addition.
The bundle also came with a magazine, a little poster, and -- be still my heart -- a Doctor Who mask! Instead of trying to get my cat, Cinnamon, to wear it (I learned my lesson earlier) I borrowed my son's old Build-A-Bear cat, also named Cinnamon. I must say, he was a much more cooperative model. Still, Matt's zombie eyes kinda freak me out. Yes, I know. I'm supposed to cut them out but I'm too afraid. If I screw up and disfigure Matt I could never forgive myself.
Anyway, those are a few of the highlights of my week. Fascinating, I know. I hope you're all having some summertime fun. If you have a chance, tell me about it!
So...this week I took my kids to the doctor for their physicals and this is what greeted us at the door:
No weapons? Dang. This meant I had to go back to the car and stash my semi-automatic pistol into the glove compartment. Thank goodness they clarified that this was in the name of the healing process. If it had been a day care center, I would have balked at their request. Seriously, what or who prompted this sign to appear? An an overly concerned staff member in their legal department? Or did some bozo pull out a switch blade and start cleaning under his nails during his 6 month-old's wellness check up?
Later that week, my kids pointed out a sign hanging above us at our local grocery store:
That's right, not home made cookies but cookies you can take HOME. MADE. It reminded me of a TV commercial I saw all the time while growing up near Chicago. There was this company called Award Lumber and Construction that sold a product called their "Winning Window." When they advertised it, they called it their "Award Winning Window." Cheesy then. Cheesy now. Here it is:
Anyway, that's it for now. It's summer break so I can't post as often. The kids' activities are wiping me out. I did manage to kick off a couple of book giveaways on Goodreads, however. If you're a member, click on one (or both) of the books below to enter. There are a TON of other book giveaways there, as well. Free books are awesome so check them out! I'm also curious, what are you reading this summer? I just finished Cassandra Clare's Clockwork Princess WHICH WAS AWESOME and just got Game of Thrones. Can't wait to start!
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