Feeling Retro? Or just want to know what a typewriter is?

For all of you who remember typewriters, take a look at this – a USB typewriter. Someone on Etsy has retrofitted a typewriter to work with your iPad, tablet, computer, etc. How fun!




What “retro” items do you use? Fun colored pencils, markers, glitter notebooks? Let us know what you like.



iPotty – every bathroom reader’s dream

I’m not sure what to think about this…



The iPotty is billed as a way to help potty train your child – or cat for those of you so inclined. I can’t help but wonder…was the inventor someone who loved to take a newspaper or book into the bathroom with them?

I’ve never been a bathroom reader but I know many folks who are…and I think some of them are wondering if this comes in adult size. After all with physical newspapers and books becoming a thing of the past, it was only a matter of time before the iPad made its debut into this private room.

My friends with children tell me it’s the only place they can get any peace and quiet – I’m thinking put a lock on that walk in closet door, set up a desk or recliner in there and go.



Gratitude, NaNoWriMo and a very Happy Thanksgiving

As we’re nearing the end of NaNoWriMo, I wanted to take a break from writing to show some gratitude with Thanksgiving sneaking up on us, well at least sneaking up on  me, tomorrow.

I’m grateful for NaNoWriMo – I’ve pushed myself further than I thought possible and am sooo close to typing the end. It’s the first in a planned series, I have rough sketches of the next five but before I start book two, I’m going to start book one of a trilogy.

I’ll finish before deadline and plan to use the remaining days in November to start on another book with a sassy character who’s been yelling it’s her turn now. This one is a trilogy, the world ends, my character is annoyed there’s no more soft toilet paper <grin.

The little things make me smile, fill me with gratitude:

  • my kitties
  • friends
  • family
  • my nieces, one pictured here enjoying a rather large bowl of popcorn
  • nature
  • books
  • movies
  • the smell of fall in the air

You get my drift. What are you grateful for? How are you spending your Thanksgiving?

Safe travels!