Thursday, March 24, 2011

Testing the Waters

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So our hiatus turned out to be longer than any of us expected. I guess that's just how grief works. The process is different for everyone. But rather than stay on the shores hopelessly staring out at the murky water, I thought I'd dip my toes in and see if anyone wants to hold hands and jump off the bridge with me. Make sure you yell Cowabunga or Big Fat Pickles or some other crazy sounding phrase. Why? *shrug* Just seems like we oughta. Everything's better when you add a hint of crazy into the mix!

So what have I been up to? Oh! I'm so glad you asked. Well, I've been very busy with life and stuff. Oh, you want me to be more specific? I can do that!

In November I participated in National Novel Writing Month and I'm just now finishing that manuscript. I love it. I'm so ready to write "The End" and take the plunge. Meaning? Send it out. See if I get any bites.

Of course I'm still working hard at the day job and handling my family business. Meaning? Being a mom and wife.

I"ll end this with a couple of recommendations:

Movie: Red Riding Hood   LOVE IT!

Music: Red Riding Hood Soundtrack   LOVE IT!

It's been months! What have you been up to?

SIS Barb aka Elle J Rossi

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Happy Holidays!

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Seasons Greetings, all! For those of you checking back, we're still on hiatus. We hope to be return to blogosphere after the first of the year. Please check back for updates. In the meantime we want to wish you all a safe and glorious holiday season. When it comes to gift giving, remember the true meaning of Christmas and perhaps consider a donation to a charity in the names of friends or loved ones.
Wishing you peace and joy!
SIS (plus Krys!)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Taking a Break

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Life intervenes so we're taking an extended coffee break.  We're so grateful for those who drop by, read our posts, and share their thoughts. Thank you, thank you! We're not going away forever, just for awhile. Check back in November for updates and quite possibly a new format. 

Be well, be happy, and drink lots of java (or something)!

Beth, Brenda, Barb/Elle, BJ/Aleena, Brandy, and Krys 

Monday, September 27, 2010

Always Remember To:

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Love with your whole heart.

Laugh out loud.

Look up at the sky.

Hug the ones that mean something to you.

Enjoy coffee with friends.

Step away and then come back.

Be considerate.

Take a risk.

Change only if you want to.

Taste the food before you add salt.

Sip rather than guzzle.

Stop what you're doing and listen.

Go for a walk...with your eyes wide open.

Never wait until it's too late.

Now you add one!

SIS Barb aka Elle J Rossi

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Autumn's Blessings

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The sacred wheel turns once again
Autumn has settled across the land.

Golden, russet, and crimson leaves
Blanket the land as they fall from trees.

The bountiful harvest fills our cups
We pour them forth when we've had enough.

As we gaze in wonder at the darkening skies
Autumns blessings fill our lives.

Building fires under the moon
Dancing with loved ones, what a boon!

*Aleena Ravenwood*

May our days be blessed and bountiful this harvest season.
And may my beautiful Smurfette have a wonder birthday.

SIS BJ aka Aleena Ravenwood

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


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–noun, plural -cies.

1. the act of conspiring.

2. an evil, unlawful, treacherous, or surreptitious plan formulated in secret by two or more persons; plot.

3. a combination of persons for a secret, unlawful, or evil purpose: He joined the conspiracy to overthrow the government.

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Did Lee Harvey Oswald act alone in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy?  Or were others involved?  Some people think he couldn't have done it alone and that parties such as the CIA, KGB, FBI, Fidel Castro, the Mafia and many others were involved.

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Was the Apollo moon landing real, or were the NASA pictures shot in a studio?

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Was Princess Diana's car accident really an accident?  Or was it some elaborate murder plan to prevent further scandal to the English throne?


Alien spaceship or top secret research balloon?  What really crashed in Roswell in July of 1947?  Were there aliens aboard?  Did they survive?

Whether these events were conspiracies or not, they still make for great thought and discussion.  I always find it interesting to read all the different conspiracies that people create.  Some of them are very believable, and some of them not so much.  I guess it's all a matter of opinion.

Are you a conspiracy theorist?

SIS Bren


Tuesday, September 21, 2010


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I just finished reading The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan.  Being a vampire story, I was compelled to buy it as soon as I saw it on the shelf.  I really enjoyed the book  even though it was not what I was expecting.  My typical vampire reads have sexy men and hot steamy scenes.  This was completely the opposite.  In this story, the vampires are disgusting!!

The thing that bugged me about The Strain, is that I didn't realize it was part of a series.  I guess I didn't pay enough attention to this inside cover.  Half way through the book it hit me... great I'm gonna be left hanging again!

I have gotten way too interested in too many series!  It drives me crazy waiting for the next story to come out.  There is the Fever series -  it's the one that has me most on edge.  The Black Dagger Brotherhood  always keeps me in suspense wondering who's story is next.  I have many others that I am always waiting on.  So great... I just added another!!

Does it drive you absolutely nuts waiting on the next part of a series?  Do you like being left in suspense?

SIS Brandy