Throwback Thursday and other fun stuff

Welcome to Throwback Thursday.

For our listening pleasure…Mariah CAREY!!

Her voice is absolutely amazing.

Love that she’s standing in that huge window most of the time. Any guess why? (Hint: I tend to post a lot of pictures of this).

First one to guess wins an e-book of Wasteland.


My good friend, Rebecca Zanetti had a book birthday Tuesday!!!  Yep, check out her latest, TEMPTED! It soared up the charts on release day. Let’s keep it going, okay?


I’ll be on TV tomorrow! Holy cow, set your DVRs…wait, don’t, I take that back, if I choke, I don’t want you having that recorded.  **LOL** No, seriously, I’m super excited about appearing on The Morning Scramble with New York Times Bestseller, Alan Dean Foster!! **claps** The details are HERE, but basically, tune in on channel 13 here in Phoenix and 7 up in Prescott. If you’re not in Arizona, it’s okay. You can LIVE STREAM the show!

Technology rules, huh?

One last piece of information I know you’re dying for. . . .

I’ve finally started reading HUNGER GAMES!

Wow. Super creative. Not a fan of the first person present tense, though. But it’s a great story so far!!!

Who braved opening night for the movie? Anyone? Was it worth it?

Christmas Music Countdown

This week we’re counting down the top five Christmas songs. Okay, maybe not THE top five, but MY top five favorite Christmas songs.

Today is Number Five:

Christmas (Baby Please Come Home), by Mariah Carey


Sorry, Sony wouldn’t let me post the video here. Just click the play button & you can watch it on You Tube if you want



I love her voice. She’s one of my all-time favorite singers.

So what Christmas songs are you listening to these days?


Musical Monday




Happy Monday, everyone.

I’ve played this song on Musical Monday before, but I just had to bring it up again because it holds a special meaning to me.

My hubby, Charlie, proposed to me fourteen years ago on Valentine’s Day. And we all know yesterday was Valentine’s Day. So, I had to dig out this song.

Fourteen years ago, Anytime You Need a Friend, was my favorite song.

Back then, we were living in Iowa City, IA, going to grad school. It was Valentine’s Day, and Charlie had a big test the next day, so he was stuck studying. But he said he’d stop by my place on a study break to see me.

He came over to my little apartment and put this song in the CD player, then asked me to dance.

Yep, couldn’t have been a more romantic Valentine’s Day as far as I was concerned.

Oh wait, yes it could. . . he dropped to one knee, held up the ring and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him.To make it even more special, the diamond, is his mother’s engagement diamond! (They just celebrated 42 years of marriage last year!)

Anyway, of course I squealed and said yes and the rest is history.

My favorite words from this song are: “I will love you endlessly,” which pretty much sum things up for us.

What’s your fondest Valentine’s Day memory?

Musical Monday–Christmas Week

Happy Monday, everyone. Here starts my week of Christmas since this Friday is the BIG DAY!

I’m going to start out this week with a song by one of my favorite artists. Mariah Carey.  I love her earlier music better, though. Anyway, I have her Christmas CD and this song is just so fun. Then, when I found the video, I had to post it for ya.

Hope you enjoy.




Merry Christmas!