Thursday, November 27, 2014

I am Thankful for...

- My Mom, who has been a great source of support (and tolerance) as I scratch out my novellas/shorts/whatevers. And, yes, she is forgiven for the novel deletion from 18 or so years ago.

- My sister, Rachel

- My brother-in-law, Ben

- My niece, Miss B.!

- My writerly friends and acquaintances, in person and online (especially Ruthie, Julene, Victoria, Rob, and Debbie)

- My non-writerly friends who put up with me anyway :)

- The Cat

- Water Cat

- My church family at New Community

- A warm house

- Samwise (my computer)

- Every good thing God has given me

What are YOU thankful for? I'd love to hear how you've been blessed =) With so much negative in the world, focusing on our blessings is CRUCIAL.


^The mess from last year...

For the Potterhead in Your Life: A Gift List

A fan of Harry Potter? Know someone who is? Here's a list for you:

A box set of the books

Harry's wand (you can also get Hermione's, Ron's, Dumbledore's, Snape's, Draco's, Sirius's, Voldemort's, Fred and George's, Bellatrix's, Luna's, Narcissa's, Ginny's, McGonagall's, Neville's, Tonks's, Parvati's, Slughorn's, Cho's, Lupin's, Cedric's, Mad Eye's, Lucius Malfoy's, random Death Eaters', Gregorovich's, Flitwick's, Seamus', Madam Pomfrey's, one of the Carrows', Katie Bell's, Fleur's, Xenophilius's, Grindelwald's, Mr. Weasley's, Goyle's, Oliver Wood's, Professor Sprout's, Trelawney's, Lav-Lav's, Pius Thicknesse's, Rufus Scrimgeour's, Yaxley's, Dean's, Crabbe's, Percy's, Bill Weasley's, Mrs. Weasley's, James Potters's, and a few more. All are replicas of the wands used in the movies and come with a cool box and a collector's box.)

The Marauder's Map (Mischief Managed!)


Are you a Potterhead? Anything I should add to the list? Let me know!

P.S. This will be the last gift list before Christmas! Need an idea for the perfect gift still? Drop me a line and I'll do my best to help you! 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Is Your Weather Frightful?

For all of my friends and family getting snow this blustery season: May you stay as snug as my cat "Bug" in a bag. (Doesn't he look happy?)

As for us in northern Ohio...

54-degree HEATWAVE!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Lord of the Rings Fans: A Gift List

A box set of the books

A map of Middle Earth

Sting letter opener (this is seriously cool! I got one for my cousin many years ago...)

Eleven brooch

Just a note/reminder: I am not paid to write these suggestions, and I don't own all the items on the list (though, I have read all the books I recommended in last week's post.)

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Gifts for the Christian(s) in Your Life

Grace for the Moment by Max Lucado - Twice a day for 365 days, read a short message along with a corresponding Scripture verse. Available from Barnes and Noble for $17.98 (as of 9/16/14.)

Music Inspired by The Story - 2 discs, 18 songs from about different characters/events in the Bible. For the first listen, I had fun trying to figure out who was the point of view character in each song. $11.52 from Amazon (as of 9/16/14.)

God's Not Dead (DVD + Blu Ray) - I found this movie somewhat cheesy but encouraging, nonetheless. $17.99 from Family Christian stores (as of 9/16/14.)

BTW - I'm not getting paid to do this, and these aren't really ads. Just trying to help ease the holiday stress B-)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Congratulations to...

Susanne Drazic!

You have won not only the calligraphy set with sealing wax and seal, but the notebook as well!

Please email your address to so that I can ship you your prizes!

Congrats, and thanks for reading and commenting on As a Dog Returneth.