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Blog Break Festivities

September 6, 2018

I’m back! The past six weeks have been busy, busy, busy!

It began with the birth of a little baby.



After thirteen girls plus one on the way in December, a boy finally made his way into our extended family.

There were six birthdays!




Two anniversaries


Lots of rain and rainbows


Babysitting, Beaches, Bonfires





And a holiday with family and friends!

And, of course, there was lots of reading.

My blog break vacation was fantastic, but it’s good to be back!


Wish Me a Rainbow

August 17, 2010

“And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.” ─ Gilbert K. Chesterton

Some people are storm watchers. Some people are tornado chasers. I am a rainbow stalker. I’m not a fan of thunderstorms, but the potential prize that may appear in the aftermath of a storm is worth the wait.

As soon as I see a ray of sunshine after a rain shower, I’m out there searching the sky, waiting for nature’s colorful creation. For me, rainbows are a sign of luck. Once I spot one, I get to make a wish, and if it’s a double rainbow, I’m a Lucky Lady times two.

Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz got me hooked on rainbows. I was sure if I wished hard enough, I could fly over the rainbow and end up in a wondrous land. Now that I’m older, I know that’s not going to happen, but it doesn’t stop me from stalking rainbows and making wishes. 

Last Saturday was a double rainbow day! I heard a neighbor say to his son, “Let’s go look for the end and see if there’s a pot of gold.” I like that man!

Rainbows may not have a pot of gold at the end, but for me, rainbows are wishes painted across the sky. So wish me a rainbow, and I’ll wish you one, too!

Check this out:  Over the Rainbow performed by Judy Collins (Peter Yarrow Books, An Imprint of Charlesbridge Har/Com edition, March 2010)

A Rainbow of Books

June 25, 2010

Lately, we’ve been inundated with a series of fierce thunder storms, wickedly wild winds, and torrential rains. I’m not a big fan of storms. They scare me. But sometimes those storms come bearing gifts. Rainbows! They’re a wonder of science and nature and a delightful surprise.   

Books by authors with diverse backgrounds come bearing gifts, too. These authors provide a delightful surprise to readers by allowing them a peek into different cultures and life styles. Here are a few of my favorite books from a rainbow of authors.

What Can You Do with a Paleta? by Carmen Tafolla (Tricycle Press, 2009)

 Monsoon Afternoon by Kashmira Sheth (Peachtree Publishers, 2008)

Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson (Putnam Juvenile, 2005)

And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, 2005)

Dim Sum for Everyone! by Grace Lin (Dragaonfly Books, 2003) 

Jingle Dancer by Cynthia Leitich Smith (HarperCollins, 2000)

There are delightful surprises everywhere!

A Double Rainbow!

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