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Penelope Anne Cole enjoys writing children’s stories to be read aloud. “Reading to children is the best way to help them love literature.” Ms. Cole has taught and tutored at every grade level, K to 12, and community college. She also reviews children's books. When not writing or reviewing children’s books, Ms. Cole enjoys dog walking, reading, gardening, church, and choir activities. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, a member of the California Writers Club:  Fremont Area Writers, SF Peninsula Writers, and South Bay Writers, and is a Reading Therapist with Read America. Ms. Cole reviews books at

http://pennyreviews-chat.blogspot.com/

See reviews of Ms. Cole's books at

http://reviewsforpenny.blogspot.com/

Her website is www.penelopeannecole.com

Contact Ms. Cole for School Author Visits, locally in-person, or by SKYPE.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Monday Madness - Please, Not Another Car? - Oh No! - But Yes!

Dear Friends,
Yes, the VW Jetta is ready to be sold to make room for the KIA Soul!  I hope this is the last time I have to buy a car for my teen.  When a car is in the shop every month and your mechanic says sell it, that's what you do.  

For the second car, I hope we did enough research and comparison shopping.  I hope this one will do better.  It's still under warranty, so we will have it looked over by KIA and pray it lives up to it's reputation.  My girl is "thrilled" and appreciative.  (So far, at least.  And yes, she's happily doing all her chores and spending time with me.  Gratitude is wonderful!)
 
We had a little trouble finding the dealership, but the car is what she wanted and it has safety features like a backup camera, traction control, air bags, etc.  

No, it didn't come with the hamsters, but that's okay by me.  It did come with the lighted speakers -- I hope that doesn't get old!)  She has a part-time, seasonal job that will cover her gas, so that's good, too.  Now if I can just sell the VW to pay for this one, it will be even better.

So now we can concentrate on the 3rd Quarter of her Freshman year.  She passed her classes, so that's all good.  Next Quarter she'll have Math, English and Intro to Art (more like Art Appreciation.)

Wishing you all a wonderful week.   I still have worries, but at least it won't be about my girl's transportation!



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