WIP Wednesday – Just Ducky

I’ve felt like a slacker for the better part of a year, as I just haven’t felt the urge to do much sewing. But, thanks to baby Spot, I have a good reason to get back into my sewing room.  Yes for baby quilts! I never seem to have a problem picking out quilt patterns Read More …

Book It! – Thankful for Books

It was another slow month for reading, but I starting a little quilting project over the weekend, so I’ll be bringing that to you later this week.  In the meantime, let’s talk book.  I finished one traditional novel and two books of short stories this month. Second Foundation I finished Second Empire, the last book Read More …

21 Weeks

At 21 weeks, I’m more than halfway through my pregnancy.  Last week was out anatomy scan. In case you missed our official announcement on the local radio, Spot Turner is officially Girl Spot.   When you have connections, you get a live gender reveal on the radio. A video posted by Andrea Dillon Turner (@mouseinmypocket7) Read More …

My Stapler

Funny story: at 20 weeks baby Turner is the size of a Swingline stapler.  If you’ve seen the 1999 movie Office Space, then you know the one I’m talking about.  If not, reference photos below. And, yes, I am a huge nerd. I have my very own red Swingline stapler at the office. And, I Read More …

Bookish Question – What book can you not live without?

What book can you not live without? When I’m stressed, or can’t sleep I read a lot of children’s and middle-grade literature.  Books featuring characters like Harry Potter or Nancy Drew.  They get me out of my head and help me to relax, which is something I think I might need a lot of soon.  Read More …

19 Weeks

I’m officially at Week 19 of my pregnancy.  That means that little Spot is almost 6-inches long (the length of a US dollar), and at 8.5 ounces is a little over half a pound.  I think I’ve even gained about a pound myself.  I’m pretending that it isn’t from all of the popcorn I’ve been Read More …

An Artichoke?

I’m at 18 weeks!  That’s officially halfway to “full-term.”  Even though real full-term is 40 weeks, it’s safe to deliver anytime after 36, so they consider that full-term.  I’ve got 2 more weeks until the anatomy scan when we find out what kind of genitals this kid has, not that it particularly matters since I Read More …

Bookish Questions – Do you consider yourself a fast or slow reader?

Do you consider yourself a fast or slow reader? Lately, I’ve been feeling like the slowest reader on the planet.  Even though I know that I took on a complex trilogy last month, I feel like I didn’t accomplish much because all three novels were printed in one physical book.  While that is certainly handy Read More …

Book It! – Foundations

I’m a day behind on posting the Book It! for October.  Mostly because I was hoping to finish the 3rd novel in the Foundation Trilogy last night.  I didn’t get finished, but I’m close.  That 3rd book will just have to be a finish for next month instead.   The Invisible Intruder The Invisible Intruder Read More …