Thursday, July 28, 2011


1. Blogs More specifically, youngest son's blog. His first, created by him and him alone, all in the past week. It's inspired me to work some on THIS blog, to snazz it up a bit. In fact, I might just hire HIM to do it for me!

For the curious-about-the-11-year-old-male-mind, here's a link.

2. Binders Yes, indeed, it is back-to-school time. And my guys are VERY TOUGH on binders. We have learned from experience to buy only the ones marked Heavy Duty. Trouble is, these sell out rather quickly. Which means I've got to get to on it. And fast.

3. Boots Yes, it's August. Yes, it's miserable-hot. And yes, I am thinking FALL/WINTER. This is the year I want to buy myself that great pair of cowboy boots. There's a pair I am craving over at one of my favorite places: Sundance. But I'm still shopping. So if you've got suggestions, bring 'em on.

4. Plays As in, plays written for the stage. Thanks to oldest son's summer reading list, we, as a family, have this week watched OUR TOWN by Thornton Wilder and THE GLASS MENAGERIE by Tennessee Williams. OUR TOWN has long been a favorite, But I've not been a big Tennessee Williams fan -- until now. Maybe it's an age thing. But I certainly enjoyed the movie. And it's a reminder to the writer in me to STUDY SCRIPTS. Wow.

So that's me. How's your Thursday?


  1. My almost-11 year old daughter started her own blog this week as well! But we're keeping it to by-invitation only. I'll send her your son's link.

    I don't have any suggestions on cowboy-boots shopping despite living in the cowboy state of Colorado.

  2. Nice cowboy boots! I think blogging is a great tool for kids to focus on writing. Speaking to a group of homeschoolers on writing next week. That was already on my list of suggested methods for getting kids to write.

  3. Ooh, I love the yellow here! And the boots, too.

  4. Here's my advice on boots... it doesn't matter how nice they look it you can only wear them two hours before you feet are screaming help or you get a blister.
    I adore plays but since my husband hates them I hardly ever go to one. When I was in high school I wanted to be a broadway actress or a trick rider in a rodeo.


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