Friday, July 5, 2013
Monday, July 1, 2013
Miss Millie here - just had to let you all know about a great new book that's coming out in August.
by my good friend,
It's a story of a plucky little gal names Anna Goben, who reminds me of me. She's a woman who sees a problem and sets to work solving it. Her family has been devastated by the death of Anna's brother during the war. Since then, Mother has...let's see, how shall I put this? It's a rather delicate problem and not really talked about in proper circles, but I'll give you a hint...whiskey. Shhhhh - it's a secret that Anna doesn't want to get out.
On top of that, Anna's usually vibrant grandfather has taken to his rocking chair and is acting really...well...old.
As any good sensible gal would do, Anna decides that a trip west on the Boone's Lick Company Wagon Train will solve her family's problems. (That's exactly what I would have suggested!) So, she packs them all up and heads for California for a new start.
Adventure, disaster and romance awaits Anna Goben on the trail.
Can I just tell you that I loved this book? Of course, it don't come out until August 6, 2013, but Mona let me read it ahead of time. (Did I mention that we're good friends?)
You can pre-order Prairie Song now or better still, win a free copy by entering Mona Hodgson's Prairie Song giveaway HERE.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Saturday, May 25, 2013
sad little sock monkey
sittin' all alone
wishin' for a little boy
to come and take him home
years ago a grandma's hand
stitched him from a sock
filled him full of lovin' stuff
and said his name was Doc
she gave him to an ailing child
who loved him til the end
then Doc was given to a store
placed in a second-hand bin
and now he waits with love to give
to mend another heart
to be held, to be hugged
and to be loved again
*Thanks to Regina of Oh Albatross for the
use of this sock monkey photo.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Ok, these are semi-ridiculous, but I love them anyway! If I woke up to these in my Easter basket, it would just make my day. I can't look at them without laughing.
Want some for your very own? Or want to buy some for me? You can find them here, in Heidibg's Etsy Shop.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Got this adorable sock monkey mug for Christmas this year. I love it, but I hesitated awhile before I got up the nerve to make a cup of hot chocolate in it. There was just something disconcerting about drinking out of the top of a monkey's head. The marshmallows didn't help much because they sort of looked like monkey brains. Not that I've ever seen monkey brains, but they were all puffy, lumpy and floating around in brown goo, so you can see how I would make the connection, right?
I pushed past the swirling thoughts of monkey brains and took a tentative sip of hot chocolate. I was surprised...nay, amazed to discover that drinking hot chocolate out of a sock monkey head gives it a slight, but distinct banana flavor.
Then the image of floating marshmallows transformed from monkey brains to puffy polyester fiberfill, which is what I stuff my sock monkeys with. Suddenly the image of monkey brains mutated into monkey guts and I was dealing with a whole new dilemma.
Sigh - all I wanted was a sweet snack of cinnamon toast and hot chocolate!