YAY!

I had my wonderful week at the spa with my girls, crowned my pal of a half century (Jesus, Jo, how did we get this old???) Queen of the Drunken Spa Girls Tournament. Driving south toward home, I saw redbuds blooming, trees greening. At last.   I’m getting myself a brand new grandboy this fall. … Continue reading YAY! Read More...

Spaaa-tica: A new Queen ascends

and her name is not Laura (though I appreciate everyone’s belief in me). When last we met, I’d won a round of Just Dance.  I added my sticker to the board (an homage to the nascent dark side) and otherwise turned my back on the Stupid(ish) Scoreboard. Ignoring the grid turned out to be pretty … Continue reading Spaaa-tica: A new Queen ascends Read More...

Spa-La-La

It’s hard to wait 51 weeks for the best week of the year, but it’s worth it. It’s strange to hit the end of April, and see a snow fall, but we managed. Because we’re girls!! We came in a little scattered this year due to this and that. A group on Wednesday, another couple rolling … Continue reading Spa-La-La Read More...

Spaaa-tica

Dear FITS family, Did you even doubt I’d miss the FUN (!?!) of spa week?  I ended up trading my view of this: and choice of activities like this: For this: About 24 hours after getting home, I walked into tea time at the spa and stories of the first 48 hours without me. Nora … Continue reading Spaaa-tica Read More...

A Cranky Publicist note.

Dear FITS family, I’m sure you all wonder about the truest harbinger of Spring in these parts: Girls Spa Week.  When does it take place? When will all that girl energy flood the posts? When will Laura have to play games??? (It’s ok to admit that’s what you really want to know.) The timing is … Continue reading A Cranky Publicist note. Read More...

Enough Already!

I’m now officially obsessed with the weather. I’ve not yet stepped outside to shake my fist at the sky, but it could be coming. Sure, I should be grateful we didn’t get the snow this weekend as threatened–though there may be some Monday morning, so I’ll just save any gratitude. Besides, here’s what my refrigerator … Continue reading Enough Already! Read More...

Here Comes The Sun

At last! The weather reports called for 60s–and heading toward 70 last week. No. It stayed stubbornly in the 50s (if it got there at all) except for one brief, fleeting afternoon, dipping down into the 30s at night. And it rained. It rained again. It rained some more. But this morning, there’s actual sun … Continue reading Here Comes The Sun Read More...

Marching On

It’s nearly the end of my winter hibernation. Though the weather itself wasn’t very pleasing–really cold, ice, rain, freezing rain, sleet, and not much snow to lift the gloom–I spent most of the long stretch inside looking out. And things got done. Pages written, house purged, soups and stews cooked, breads baked. I don’t ask … Continue reading Marching On Read More...

Stuff and Nonsense

Some of you may be aware we had a bit of a tangle on the Dark In Death Discussion thread last week. A reader had strong (very) objections to the word skank as used to describe women Eve and Peabody warned about possible danger. I don’t want to get more specific on the plot itself … Continue reading Stuff and Nonsense Read More...

Rainy Days and Sundays

I know, it could be snow. If what’s been coming down the last few days happened to be snow, we’d be buried in it. Still, I actually think, since it’s February, I’d prefer a good, solid snow over days of gray and rain. Wet dogs, muddy paws. At least, from inside, snow’s pretty. So on … Continue reading Rainy Days and Sundays Read More...