Don’t hate me. I don’t like playing Monopoly.

My sisters and I grew up playing board games-Clue, Battleship, Guess Who?, Operation, and Candyland. We worked puzzles. Did crafts. Huge readers. But I never liked Monopoly. It took FOREVER to play. And I never won. I guess the odds and the rules of real estate were against me. We also played cards-Go Fish, Crazy…

Bookish Questions too

I’ve been thinking about “book related” questions and have a few to ask you. Free Books: Free Books abound right now, many produced by new-to-me authors as giveaways for contests. I admit I have discovered new authors this way and have been enticed by their storytelling craft to buy other of their books. That’s not…

What Makes You Happy?

What makes me happy? A weekend of reading. Good books. Comfy couch. Great snack (Cheetos) and drink (Diet Dr. Pepper). I dive into my favorite mysteries, thrillers, romantic comedy, women’s fiction, WW2 fiction, and biographies. Pure nirvana. Recently, an author friend asked on Facebook if we thought our reading choices had changed over time. Before…

Thoughts From the Road

Handsome and I have found places and things that intrigued us when we travel to Colorado.

I Love the Winter Weather – not really

I confess I am a person who likes winter from Thanksgiving through the first week of January, aka, The Holidays. And then, I’m done. The truth is I am not a cold-weather person at all. I can take the summer heat way better. My cold-weather life improved when I discovered UGGs. My feet stay warm,…

Happy New Year!

Well, almost, depending on when you read this. On behalf of the authors of the WORD BY WORD Blog, I want to thank you for being with us this year. We hope we’ve brought you an encouraging word when all around us sometimes appear to be in chaos. We appreciate hearing from you and appreciate…

Seasons Greetings

Tomorrow is Christmas Day–the day of Jesus’ birth. The day we celebrate friends and family. Goodwill on Earth. This is a favorite Christmas movie of Vicki’s. The story of a baby’s birth in an auto court in the 1950’s. Follow the link to youTube and watch. You’ll laugh and cry, especially at the end. 🙂…