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About meI am a loving grandma to four adorable grandkids, and still enjoy imaginative play and activities
I garden, sew, and try other crafts to see how I like them, I like music and singing,I teach PreK

About my libraryI think I could say my library is eclectic, I enjoy books and having books, I like to have info at my fingertips so alot of my books are more of a reference type then novels, but I love mysteries, animal series, HP and more

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I'm sorry to hear that polly! I switched your RSVP, so you won't be in the drawing.
Well we all would love to hear your opinion on some of your favorite series if you want. We are always looking for people with different tastes of books.
When you join our "series" group we would love to hear your opinion in our "What is your favorite series" topic.
Happy new year and great reading for 2012! - Karen
Hi Polly! I like Ohio just fine so far. I do wish we had some sort of big HE event to look forward to -- I keep trying to think of a way to do another big Hogwarts Express meetup, like the one in Florida, but more affordable for everyone (and maybe at a more convenient time of year). Hmm, maybe I should do some surveys. . . .

In the meantime, since we are so close together, we should find some time to meet up for dinner or something some day.

Hope all is well with you. How's MEM and the new baby?

Hi Polly, thanks and congratulations to you and your daughter too! I hope everyone is doing well. best, Jim
Go to There's a list of roles (Writer, Filmmaker, etc.) on the main page, click on the one you're interested in, and it will give you links to more information and the application.

Good luck!

You certainly may use my photo for your desktop! Thank you for the compliments!

I love Joe Grey, too. And also Dulcie and Kit. Most of the humans are pretty neat as well. Haven't read these in a couple of years and adding them to my library has made me want to read them all again. There's a couple of newer ones I haven't read so they are on my BN wishlist for my next order.
Uh...Polly...we're already friends. *giggle*

Mary Lou
I'd love to, polly. I'm off to fb right now. Mary Lou
There is a fantastic (HUGE!!) used book store there that a friend of mine goes to. I'll have to find out where it is and maybe we can have our own little meet up!

St. Augustine is beautiful! It's been a long time since I've been there.

We really have to plan to get together since we'll be so close. I'm excited!
Sheesh--went to the Wizengamot group and notice we weren't officially friends. How can this be?! So I have asked to be your friend . . .

Yep! That would cover the entire week. Thanks for being understanding. :)
Not sure if you saw the thread, but you were picked for a Hobnob giveaway. The author mentioned something about needing your snail mail address but I don't know if he/she contacted you with a message or just posted it there so I thought I'd drop you a note in case you didn't see the thread! :)
The baby is me when i was an infant.
Either way really. If you want to do it online, you'll have to copy and paste from the pdf into a Word doc, but you can do that easily and then email it to me.
You're very welcome, glad you guys liked them. I'll tell Donna, she'll be very pleased. :-D

Be sure to let her know if you have any suggestions on the candles, she's still thinking of selling them at some stage and would really appreciate any feedback - less/more scent, colours, labelling, etc. Thanks!
Thanks. That's Damian, my grandson. He is 7 months old. I'm excited for Christmas!

Look at that little face!!!! So cute.

no you may not ;)

Merry Christmas!
Hi, polly!
I saw a notice on LT about an interview coming up with Gregory Maguire and thought of you. Obviously it was a good thought because you acquired A Lion Among Men today. :) I haven't read that one yet but it's in my TBR pile as well. We'll have to discuss it after we read it. Back to the subject of the interview, though, if you go to your LT homepage and look in the upper right-hand corner, a link is provided where you can provide questions to LT staff to possibly ask Gregory Maguire.
I hope you're weekend's going well!

thanks, i have seen Casablanca, it's my dad's favorite. And I've seen Statefair which doesn't star Judy Garland. Though I haven't seen Meet Me in St. Louis or The African Queen, those are now on my must see list.


I see we both like to watch old movies, including "It Happened One Night". Just wondering if you had any recommendations. :)

hi! ☺
Hi, Polly! I thought I'd actually take the question you asked here as it strays a little from the original thread. ^-^ Downside is that others can't quite jump on the bandwagon with their thoughts, though. My first question given your explanation would be "Do you know why the files keep getting lost?" (My parents regularly lose stuff because they forget where they saved it, for example. But if it's not something like that and the files are randomly disappearing from your computer entirely, something is very wrong with that computer and you'll want to have it checked for viruses and the like, possibly also check if the harddrive is broken.)

The idea of online stuff like Google Docs Amaranthic gave might work for you, but you're just as much at risk of loss as on your own computer. (I think Busifer mentioned it and the troubles with it in a GD thread somewhere.) But accounts can be hacked, files lost in server issues or deleted for some other obscure reason where you have to fight to maintain it. (Blogger, for example, has deleted two blogs which weren't in violation of its rules for no reason at all.)

George R.R. Martin has one computer that's unconnected from the internet to write on and most writers make copies. I have something like four writing folders, all in different locations, all with the same material. That way, if I were to lose everything at one location, I've still got it at others. It's not perfect, but the sad truth is that no file storage system is perfect, not even the hard copy you have in your notebook. I think the multiple locations is what most authors do, but I'm not sure.

I hope that helps, in any case!
Good luck polly! I know you will find something!

Hi Polly,

I'm sorry about your job. I hope you get another job quickly. Something better that you will enjoy!

"When a door closes, a window opens"

Hi Polly,

I was trying to remember if Mini was the dog I sketched! I'm so glad I did it so that you have that to remember your sweet dog. It's always so hard to lose a pet, and harder still when you have to make those tough choices at the vet. I've been through that too. I wish your family well through the grieving process.

What helped our family through numerous pet losses was putting together a scrapbook for each animal. I know MEM said you don't have a lot of pictures, but you could also add written memories and drawings. Just an idea.

I have updated the thread on the Green Dragon 2009 Summer Get Together (Mid-Atlantic). Drop by the pub and leave feedback!
Hi there! I don't really have a "set" type of book. I lean towards fiction, since anything can happen. The book has to have an eye-catching cover or a great blurb (I don't know exactly what it is called, the excerpt on the back) in order for me to want to read it. I do like recipe books, just don't get a lot of time to cook. Well, I won't take up anymore of your time. Thanks for chatting with me.
You're welcome, polly. I just hope he feels better! *hugs for you*
Polly - I am praying for Jim, you and all your family. I hope the rehab transition goes smoothly, and he continues to recover. Lots of hugs and well-wishes heading your way! - Molly (aka the "mwk" of grkmwk)
Sorry about your day at work, polly! I hope you have a pleasant evening and relax with a nice hot cup of tea and maybe some comfort reading. Wishing you the best...

Okay, it's final. Tomorrow (Thursday) 8:30 PM LT time in chat. "See" you then!
Okay, it looks like Thursday night should work for everyone. Foggi is working until 8 that night, so should we say 8:30 in chat (LT time)?
Does Friday work for you at all?
Wednesday's out because foggi is unavailable. I realize some of you don't know your schedules for next week yet, but how is Monday looking? Is there another date this week that would work for people? Thursday night? Friday night? I won't be available on Saturday.
Okay, I've gotten replies from the entire committee now and it looks like weekday evenings are generally good for everyone. How is this Wednesday at 7:00? If that doesn't work my second suggestion would be next Monday at 7:00. Thoughts?
hey there
It is still unfortunately far, especially if you were thinking of a day trip. You would, of course, be welcome to stay longer though. I'll be all moved in at the new house by then! :)
Hi Polly,

Thank you very much for offering to read my book! Would you mind if I sent you the manuscript via e-mail instead of snail mail? I hate to think of how much it would cost to ship. Please let me know.

-- Memory
Polly, congrats to MEM and to you! Judging by my mother's reaction, I can only assume that you are as excited as she is! In fact, I'm not really sure how to contain/control her excitement (this is her first grandchild), so I'm just letting her be...probably best, I'm sure. ;o) Again, I'm thrilled for all of your family, and I wish everyone many blessings for the future.

Molly (the "mwk" of grkmwk)
Polly, I was just on the Good News thread! I am so happy for you and MEM! Congratulations!
Believe me it was a a strugle!

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ooooooooooo i forgot to tellyou my dislikes SCIENCE! HISTORY! NON FICTION! and well any thing that is dull and boreing!

thanks again from igeorgiev!
well im yong in middle school and i reasently started reading i love fantasy i have loved it from when i was 5 but my altime favorite is love stories. Not like romeo and juliet but romance/fantasy like twilight. I am pretty mature and i have read many strange books envolveing stuff a person my age would think is stupid. i am fine with all books as long as they fall in one of these catagories fantasy romance mystery!

Thanks once again iva ( eva)
Hi Polly, I just wanted to see how you were doing. I know how miserable it feels and if you have any questions feel free to ask. I have had some help from accupuncture as well but you have to be comfortable with that and have someone who can do it. I also find great help from some bags my mom made me that are filled with dried corn and can be microwaved so they work like mini- heating packs that you can put where it aches. I have taken some supplements that are supposed to help but I am not sure if they do or not. Alpha lipoic acid and tumeric. Warm baths with epsom salts help too.

Let me know how you are doing. I hope it will be better soon or at least manageable. Maren
Hi Polly -
You're the lucky winner of my gift subscription to LT! I have to clear up any confusion though, the award is a free year, not a lifetime account. But assuming you're still interested, I just need your email address. Drop me a private message with it on my profile and I'll pass it along to the LT admin folks! Have a great week!
elbakerone / lisa :)
Hi, polly! I'm really glad you're safe and okay! I hope everything is restored soon.
Glad to be your friend!
Hello Ms Polly!!
How r u and everything else??? I hope everything is fine....i havent been around much for the past few months but i have been around this past week and i havent seen (actually read) anything from u lately......
Lots Of Hugs!!!:-) xx Peace xx
Saw your post about wanting to know more about America between Revolution and Civil War. If so, check out What Hath God Wrought by Daniel Walker Howe. Just finished it and it's very good and very fair.
Not a problem, though since you didn't send them and I got no reply of any kind, I wondered if I had given offense somehow. Glad to hear it's just RL and not anything I've said. Hopefully things settle down for you for a little while. It's nice to take a breather now and then.
Thanks for the comments, Polly! My first group of students checked their posts today and were very excited. Believe it or not, they almost as excited for Ohio as they do for Australia and the UK! They are so funny, I think they would love comments from the next town over. Thanks again!
I would be more than happy to take them off your hands!
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