Changing out of pajamas

I have multiple zoom meetings with the same group in a week. Some weeks there are none. Most there are one or two. One week, I think we had 4.

I had a few days off and had decided to stay in pjs while getting my tasks done. This worked great. I got stuff done and got onto a zoom meeting. The group doesn’t care if I’m wearing pajamas or clothes, or even if my hair is brushed. It’s a come as you are meeting. I went to bed right after my meeting. The next day, I had another meeting with the same group. 5 minutes before the meeting, I realized that I had a very memorable top on. I figured someone would remember what I wore. I changed just the top just before logging on.

A few days later, I had another meeting with them. This time, I’d showered before and was in pjs. At least they were clean pjs. My wet, messy hair was not a concern to anyone. They were more interested in seeing Inky. I have definitely found my group.

Ten movies to watch on MLK day

Ten movies to watch on MLK day

Here is the list of movies that is mentioned in the above linked article. I’ve seen some of them and have had wonderful things to say about them. They will also go for next month’s black history month. I’m going to try to catch up on those that are on the list that I haven’t read yet.

10 Movies To Watch On Martin Luther King Jr. Day


All The Way


The Rosa Parks Story

Get on the Bus

Malcolm X

For Us The Living: The Medgar Evers Story


The Butler

Remember The Titans

Combining Audiobooks

I usually listen to audiobooks on the way to work every morning. I turn on the car, switch my input to bluetooth and my current audiobook starts playing. Sometimes it’s Audible. Sometimes it’s Libby. It all works beautifully. Usually.

I almost always have multiple books going. Paper, Kindle, audio… at least 5 are started at a time. It keeps me from getting bored, and I usually have some form of a book at my finger tips.

I have also been using the Audible freebies for sleep. This works best when I am in bed. I don’t do this in the car. I did want to make it clear that I don’t try to sleep on the way to work. Some days, I am not awake driving, but it’s not intentional. It’s just that I haven’t had coffee yet.

One of the best sleeping audiobooks has been A Short Account of the History of Mathematics. The narrator has a soothing voice and the topic is not very exciting. It works like a charm.

I had been trying to finish up We Have Always Lived in the Castle. It’s a horror story, and I knew where I had left off. The characters were being described.

I got into the car and the audiobook started up. I spaced out for a second and I didn’t look at what the phone and car decided to play. I was trying to figure out why the characters in my horror book were learning how to do multiplication. I had gotten the two books confused when the wrong book started up. At least I figured it out, eventually. At least the horror book wasn’t that strange.

Guest Bloggers

For a while, I had a couple of friends guest blogging. They both decided that it just wasn’t for them, so they gave it up, but the option is still open for them.

A few weeks ago, I got an email to the blog email address, asking me if I was interested in taking on another guest blogger. I replied to it, asking about what the person has written in the past. No response. This person has a blog set up so I took a peek. Makeup and grooming. Well, I write about a lot of random stuff, so OK. Maybe.

I still haven’t heard a thing back. I’m guessing that they gave up. If you suddenly see a post about grooming habits that includes more than showering, toothpaste and hair brushing, you’ll know why.

A note I received…

Is anyone interested in helping this author by reviewing her books? Send me your contact info and I will gladly share her information.

“Thank you so much for reading/reviewing my children’s books last year.

I’m running an ad in Publishers Weekly’s children’s book edition next month and trying to build more reviews (Amazon, Goodreads or social media posts) 🥰

If you know avid readers, parents or teachers who might be interested in reviewing my books, could you please share my information?”