Flat Stanley’s Stay in Arizona

Over Memorial Day weekend we played host to Flat Stanley.  You know my husband is sooo infatuated with his car, he said we had to drive Stanley around in it.  Well how does one explain a paper character driving in a 280Z?  Since Avondale, AZ is the home of the PIR, I figured Stanley needed to be seen at the raceway in style.



Flat Stanley arrives safe in Arizona.



Making sure Flat Stanley remains safe securely buckled in for his car ride.



Flat Stanley posing in front of Estrella Mountain.



He made it safely to pose in front of PIR.



Stanley enjoyed a much slower ride on the back of a tortoise as well.



Sight seeing
Nice time
Learning about
Estrella mountain and
Yucca trees


Car – Acrostic Haiku


Caress clutch and gas
Accelerate down driveway
Road quickens your pulse



It’s been three weeks since I’ve written any poetry.  I decided it was time to get off my lazy butt and write again.  The Wednesday Poetry Prompt at Writer’s Digest was to write about an object.  I realized car was three letters to make it an acrostic, it would have three lines so I decided to write a haiku acrostic about my hubby’s new toy – 1978 Datsun 280Z.  He bought a manual even though he never learned to drive a standard transmission. What am I going to do with that man?

He is teaching himself how to drive his new toy.  In the meantime, a certain 16 year old young lady needs to get a permit.  I just said goodbye to my hubby; he is off to work.  He is taking the 280Z.  I asked him if he was seriously going to take it on the highway.  He said, You have to start at some point.  I replied, O boy! I hope he knows what he is doing.

AAEC Book Fair

I got a notice last week from my daughter’s high school – we are hosting a book fair May 8th at barnes and noble to build a library for the school.  My oldest goes to a charter high school.  They just opened the doors to the location closest to us four years ago.  And starting up it did not include a library.

Well Rachael wanted the latest book by Kiera Cass, The One, and she wanted me to pick it up on its release date May 6th.  After I got the book fair notice I told her she was going to have to wait till May 8th.  Both girls still had barnes and noble gift cards Nonnie gave them at Christmas.  I collected Rachael’s to help pay for her book.  Then I went to get Gretchen’s.  She was not very happy I was going to the book store without her.  But I assured her I would spend her gift card well.  I got the book on Rachael’s list, a new Doctor Who book for Gretchen, Catch Rider by Jennifer H. Lyne and two DVDs.  Gretchen couldn’t believe Frozen has been out and I didn’t pick it up yet.  Then I picked up the second Thor movie because she was also upset we saw Ender’s Game on my birthday instead of Thor.  Actually Mom wanted to see Thor more, as well, but Dad is not a fan of Captain Kirk’s dad so…

You can still support our book fair online! Now through May 13th, Shop and enter book fair ID 11364270 at checkout. At bottom of checkout page, check box that says it’s a book fair purchase. Let’s spread the word to our family & friends!

Yes, you can all help raise money for the school library.  If you are buying a book online at barnes and noble just use the book fair ID code above at check out.  Thank you very much. 😀  

I would also like to thank Jennifer Brown, who upon hearing the teachers had her book, Hate List, on the library wish list, graciously stepped up and said she would donate to the library.  😀

Yesterday was a pretty good day.  I spent some time in a book store, read a new book (though I’m going to have to pilfer it back from the Little One to finish it) and then the girls and I spent some time together watching movies.  Tomorrow my crazy hubby is driving out to California to buy a 1978 two seater sports car.  Don’t ask me anything else about it.  I think it’s ugly and I don’t drive so I don’t know anything about cars.  Remember I got him a free tinted windshield upgrade because I didn’t know the one in the car wasn’t tinted.  The reason why I had to hit the bookstore first thing in the morning.  Hubby doesn’t get home from work until after 9 PM most nights.  But he is here in the morning, so he had to drive me over for books.

Phoenix ComiCon Here We Come!

Back in 2010, we went to our first ComiCon in Phoenix.  Once upon a time, Mom was infatuated with a certain actor. And because both my girls were under 13, they got into the Con for free.  I love having geek children.  We went again the following year.  But then in 2012, we couldn’t go.  Both girls were moving up; the oldest graduated 8th grade; the youngest 5th; and their cousin graduated high school.  We had family in town the weekend of the Con.  Last year we were out of town celebrating a family wedding.  My youngest was disappointed because a certain actor she is infatuated with was going to be there.

This year we have nothing going on at the start of the summer.  We can finally go again! 😀Image


to attend
Phoenix ComiCon
Two years too long without geek


I’m sure everyone remembers my NaPoWriMo Day Seven Post.  I have a great hubby.  He bought me the Riker toy near the beginning of April to inspire me.  And the actor my Little One wants to see, John Barrowman, luckily he’ll be there again this year.



My Little One with Captain Jack Sparrow.  Hopefully she’ll get to see her other favorite Captain Jack next month.  And whoever wore this costume, thank you very much for posing with my daughter.  It made her day even though she’s dressed as a Jedi. 😉