Let me start off and tell you just who the Other Mother is. She is the partner to my ex-hubby (College Girl's dad) and the mother to Princess Emma (aka The Poo and sister to College Girl). So by default she is family. But she is also my friend. And that is because she has so helped me....heard me....sat with me when my mother was ill....fixed meals for us and with us....patted my back and offered to kick my butt when it needed it too. I am thankful that not only can we be friends but that we are family by choice. Many times once a divorce happens in a family all contact back and forth. But in ours we have dropped all the issues (I mean we do not have to deal with each other non-stop anymore) and have kept the friendships that the relationship was built on. It really works well and College Girl does not have to deal with any fighting at all.
Sisterchicks in Wooden Shoes! It arrived here in the mail yesterday and I curled up with it last night. I loved the idea of a trip to a far away place, this time in Amsterdam. It was great to see through this book the hiding place of Corrie ten Boom, imagine the beauty of the tulips in bloom and feel the bond of friendship between two ladies. It was also amazing to have a book that spoke to my time frame in life. The nest is empty and my life feels random without the guidance of a family to raise anymore. Midlife anxiety can drive one crazy without something to ground you. Thank goodness we have friends to help us do just that.
book bag swap. I was wondering if you would like to join in. If so holler at me in the comments (with a way to contact you). If we have a good turn out then I will arrange a swap and let you know how it will go. But here is the basic idea. My idea is that you take a reusable bag THAT YOU ALREADY OWN, shove several different books in it THAT YOU ALREADY OWN and then mail it to your swap partner. This is a green swap as you do not have to buy anything at all and we all have 'new' books to read. Let me know who might wanna join in.
"I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review"