Shannon Stacey

Archive for October, 2011

Celebrating my library

This year our much-loved, small town library is celebrating 125 years as a much-loved, small town library. She’s a beautiful old building.

She’s historic and graceful, housing not only books and movies and computers, but historical documents and treasures from local artists and craftsmen. She offers a place for studious solitude, but also a place where people come together to play checkers or knit or talk about their favorite books.

She’s not stuffy, though. She loves children and, thanks to … Read More »

Fruity Friday

If you follow me on Twitter, you probably saw this, but for those who aren’t on Twitter and for my family, here’s further evidence of my Mom of the Year candidacy:

SK’s school theme today is Fruity Friday. Taped a fruit cocktail label to his shirt. Yes, I really did.

Evidence, for those who doubt I’d stoop so low. :p

Fruity Friday

It was either tape the fruit cocktail label to his shirt or wear his Fruit of the Looms over … Read More »

It’s looking a LOT like Christmas!

I probably shouldn’t say this, but I’m going to: I have loved all of my Carina Press covers. Madly. But this one, for Mistletoe and Margaritas, is my favorite. It’s simply a gorgeous cover and my first reaction to seeing it was, “Yes, that’s my Justin”.

Heating up the Holidays

Claire Rutledge still believes in love, despite losing her husband. So, after two years, she’s not surprised by the steamy dreams telling her it might be time to start

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Knitting and news

I’ve picked up my knitting basket again, after neglecting it for too long. In part because of mitten requests and, in part, because I’m trying to put the laptop down during prime time TV hours. I’ve been working on boiled mittens—a pair for the teen and a pair for my mom.

I’ve got the teen’s knit:

I’ve been putting off the boiling, though. Not my favorite part and I may as well wait until Mom’s are done, too. So, in … Read More »

Kinda sorta Angry Birds-ish…but not really

As third and fourth graders, my son and his classmates got to enjoy their school’s annual Fall Festival. This year, as fifth graders, they get to give back and host the event. The Short Kid and his Fall Festival partner are hosting a game booth, unofficially called “Kinda Sorta Angry Birds-ish…But Not Really”.

The third and fourth graders will be throwing small Angry Birds at paper plates with green pigs drawn on them. The Short Kid will be wearing his … Read More »

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