Monday, May 7, 2012

Passing of a Literary Legend, Whatnot & Whimsy

This note added: I have a heavy heart this morning after learning about legendary Maurice Sendak's passing. *Sighs* You can read more about it HERE and his obituary HERE. 
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I'm so glad I featured one of his picture books two weeks ago on my post about picture books. I truly respected his talent, art, and bravery to stay true to himself. If you do not frequent the picture book sections of the bookstores, you may not be aware that Mr. Sendak published a new picture book Bumble-Ardy, the first in thirty years, back in Sept. 2011. He will be deeply missed by many. 

***And, on a lighter note***

For the first time in two years of blogging, I've drawn a blank for my weekly post! So, I have a treat for you this week! I gathered some fun photos on my cool smartphone, and I'd like to share a few with you!

When the inside office gets too boring, I move outside. Yup, in my PJs.

This is my indoor writing space.

A fun tub garden I worked 
on while 
recovering from surgery.

Sock Monkey Pinata for daughter's 
school project
(which nearly did my nerves in!)

About a month ago, my girls told me there was some strange gravitational pull on the earth, stronger than usual. (They heard about it on Facebook.) The brooms stood at attention 
all night long. It was a hoot! 
I was a kid all over again.


Ipomoea and all its glory


And last, but certainly not least, my fatty tabby, E.J. 
Doesn't he have the life?

Tune in next week for an (hopefully) informative or inspiring post! Have a super-great one!


  1. The sock monkey pinata gave me a chuckle - especially with your comment about the nerves.

    1. Hee, hee! lol. Yeah, sock monkey nearly put me in the looney barn. Serious stress attack that day. Well, it was actually a 4 day project, but day 4 was a killer.

  2. Is it wrong that the brooms standing at attention spooks me just a bit?

    RIP Maurice Sendak.

    And loving your fatty tabby laid out ready for a belly rub :-)

    1. lol, Angela! You should've seen me that night! My girls were "Uh, mom, it's really no big deal." Huh? was all I could say to them. I think because they live in such a cyber, techie world, that it didn't impress them much.

      I come from a generation where breaking a thermometer and watching the mercury roll around the floor was killer-cool! I know, what were we thinking?

      E.J. eats up belly rubs. He takes free hand-outs (hee, hee)on a daily basis. I'd love to catch him one day belly up with his tongue out! He does that, but I haven't gotten a pic yet.

  3. I wish I could just lie down and do nothing all day...just for one day...that would be nice. I also love the picture with the's freakin' me out. haha.

    1. Wouldn't that be the life, Michael? Lol on the broom situation!