BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD Friday

Have you ever had one of those days where everything goes wrong? Today was one of those days. I should have known even before I got out of bed that it was going to be one of those days. I should have known when I woke up in the midst of a dream (translate nightmare)

The View from Friday

Today is supposed to be a lucky day, not only because I get to sleep in tomorrow, but because it is 11/11/11. Funny, isn’t it, how we humans like to attach significance to patterns and numbers? It’s as though we feel that somehow we are in control of the universe, if only we can find

Bad Bunny Marble Is Mad

Marble can be very frustrating, it’s true. But, after all, he is a bunny. When we picked him up from the breeder, she said, “What people forget is that rabbits are not dogs or cats they are rabbits.” So, when you decide to get a bunny for a pet, as obvious as it may sound,

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like…Snow

It’s Friday. The new day for my blog. I’ve decided that this is the day I would like to reflect on my week and report on The View from Starbucks. Of course, I’m in Starbucks and, of course, I’m trying to create the perfect Chapter One for my novel.  Snowflakes adorn my environment inside and

Bad Bunny Marble Strikes Again

Marble has his human pets figured out well. He knows that a couple of weeks of docile innocence will lull us into casual mode, believing that Marble has perhaps outgrown his Bad Bunny stage.  It happened on a quiet day at the Donovan household. A quiet day when everyone was home. A day when EVERYONE

Reading: A Family Affair

I have now started a Grade One Readers’ Theater group with a small group of readers in my daughter’s school. What an enthusiastic group. It started me thinking about creative ways to engage children at home as well.  A family reader’s theater may seem a little “schoolish” but I bet it would be fun. There

Marble is NOT a Bad Bunny (Really)

My name is Marble, and I am the adorable, silky-furred pet of a sometimes-annoying-but-usually-loving, six-year-old little girl.  She named me Marble because of my large, marble-like brown eyes. It has come to my attention that a certain person (see www.loisdonovan.com for photo of said person), has been giving me a bad rap recently, which I

Bad Bunny Marble – So cute (not)

When we were first planning to get a bunny, I did a lot of reading online about bunnies. One entry said, “Don’t get a rabbit if you like your furniture.” I thought he was exaggerating. He wasn’t. During the year we have been cohabiting with Marble, we have learned several things about his personality. If

Bad Bunny Marble – Let the Games Begin

Even with the larger enclosure, Marble was fairly tame. Sure he hopped a little, but he didn’t like any of the bunny chew toys we bought him and for the most part he still resembled a furry rock. Little did we know he was waiting, building our confidence, biding his time. We let him run