Saturday, October 31, 2009

A frightful scare

While getting ready this evening for a Halloween fete I saw the most frightening sight: my first full-length white hair! It was enough to scare me silly!

I hope all of you are getting more treats than tricks. Have a spooktacular night!


Monday, October 26, 2009

Just one more page...

For as long as I can remember, I have been a bibliophile. I can't walk into a bookstore without buying something. I always take out more books than I can read from the library. And without a doubt, I always have a pile of books on my nightstand.

In the past, that pile would quickly be replaced with new books as I worked my way through my collection. It was habit to read before bed, sometimes for a couple of hours. These days, I'm lucky to get through a page or two before falling asleep. Motherhood and the bad habit of functioning on as little sleep as possible are my two biggest obstacles to staying awake.

My friend, Faiza, started up a book group for a couple of her friends and their friends back in September. I was excited to be part of the inaugural group and eager to meet new book fanatics.

So far we have met twice, and both times, I have been delinquent in reading the book by the date of our meeting.The worst part is the first book was MY choice! Since then, I pledged to get to bed earlier so that I could read more. Well, I still go to bed way too late, but I am reading more, often telling E, "Just one more page..." before turning out the lights. Luckily for me, E can sleep with the light on and he doesn't hold me to my one-more-page promises.

Fortunately, I've already read our next selection: White Tiger by Aravind Adiga. I read it ages ago and didn't love it, but at least I read it!
These days, I'm still reading last month's selection, Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill, which is an incredible book. Even though I haven't finished it [yet] I highly recommend it to anyone.
Alright, my nightstand is calling...Hopefully, I'll get through more than a page tonight.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Happy mailbox

Faiza's limited edition Postcrossing signature card. [I received card 97 of 100 printed! Isn't it fantastic?]

In the last week my mailbox has been fed with great mail that does not have a *pay by* date. So far, I have received 4 postcards through Postcrossing as well as 2 more designed by my friend, Faiza, who inspired me to join Postcrossing in the first place. Her creativity sparks my own imagination [though my procrastination usually gets in the way of putting my own ideas into production].

So far, postcards have been pretty easy because they demand so little from me in terms of prose. Now, if only I could get to writing the letters to loved ones that I have saved in my head and sending them on their way!
From Westphalia, Germany

From Russia

From London, England

Another one of Faiza's creations


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Happy Diwali

Wishing you and yours a Diwali filled with love, light, and prosperity.


Thursday, October 15, 2009


For the women we lost and the women who continue to fight.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

1st Postcrossing delivery

After 10 days in the city that never sleeps, I returned home to find my very first Postcrossing postcard waiting for me in the mailbox! It's from Candy who attends Case Western University in Cleveland. [Does she know how much I love alliterations?]
More posts about our trip to follow in the next few days.


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Warm welcome

We arrived in NYC last evening only to be greeted by the world's largest cockroach crossing the street with us as we made our way to the Tribeca apartment we are staying in. I'm so happy to be back, but this, I didn't miss.


Thursday, October 1, 2009

One more sleep...

...until I'm back in my home-away-from-home: Brooklyn, NY! I can't wait! Ok, gotta pack...more later.


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