Random Ramblings

Goodbye Old Van!

I have some news that makes my heart sad. Remember my van, the one that JUST made it past 200,000 miles? Her brake line failed on Thursday, Aug 16th, 2018. No one was hurt. It was pretty scary stuff. I was going 50 miles per hour when it happened and heading for a busy intersection.… Continue reading Goodbye Old Van!

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Book Reviews, Random Ramblings

Book Review: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

My local librarian recommended Between Shades of Gray written by Ruta Sepetys, published on March 22nd, 2011. I listened to the audio edition narrated by Emily Klein. One of the joys of reading young adult novels is when they provide a "teaching moment." It doesn't happen all the time, but when it does, the lessons are… Continue reading Book Review: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Ann Arbor, Michigan, Random Ramblings

Family Outing in Ann Arbor, Michigan

We had some family members come in from out of town. Really lovely! I met my 3-year-old niece for the first time. SO much fun! I do wish they lived closer to us, or we lived closer to them. I might need to borrow my niece for a tea party. Trust me, it's NOT quite… Continue reading Family Outing in Ann Arbor, Michigan