THAT'S WHAT I GET FOR POKING AROUND.

So, I was poking at my stomach because it looked different, and I felt this round, hard spot and knew right away it was a hernia.  Oh, joy, I thought, and had my husband feel it, too.  Unfortunately, he agreed with me.  I went to the doctor Friday and...

YET ANOTHER STRANGE HAPPENING

I fell asleep at the computer during the day a while ago, and when I woke up, my picture was upside down!!  Not only that, but the mouse worked upside down, too, making it a chore to log out.  I managed that, but when I booted up again, it was still...

NOT EVEN MY DOG ...

There's this dog, a beautiful golden retriever, and although I don't hear him bark very often, I always recognize his bark right away.  I've never petted him or spoken to him; I've just seen him from across the yard.   We don't have too many...

A BLAST FROM THE PAST!

All this talk about my triumphs and losses in school reminded me of my best year in school ever - fifth grade.  My class had been divided into two classrooms since first graded, but the fifth grade teacher said he could handle all 62 of us with no...

IS MY TIMING THAT BAD?

It takes me 20 minutes to steam-iron a man's long-sleeved dress shirt.  It doesn't seem as though I'm taking very long while I'm doing it, but afterward when I realize it took 20 minutes, I think I must be really slow!  How long should it take an...

STUFF MY MOTHER-IN-LAW DID TO ME

Hokey dokey!  Remember that I mentioned how high my grade average was, so I had to be valedictorian.  Hubby and I were engaged and his mother didn't like me and wanted us to break up.  SO - she went to the high school principal and told him that we...

CLASS REUNION

My 55th high school class reunion starts at 3PM today and runs until we get bored.  We're all bringing desserts and the class fund is paying for everything else.  We always have it at a private pavilian that one of the guys built.  He has a very...

Be Careful what you Wish For! A story

What Larry thought:   That Sharon - what a looker she is!  I'd never have a chance with a girl like her.  Larry positioned himself in a group of strangers and watched for Sharon to come outside after her swimming class.  The swimming class was...

SHHHHHH - WE WON'T MENTION THIS TO HUBBY ...

Couldn't sleep last night (surprise surprise) to got up around 11:00 and fired up the computer.  The next thing I knew, it was 3:00 in the morning and I'm sitting in my computer chair drooling.  I got up and went to bed and slept until 6:00 am. ...

AND THE FUN NEVER ENDS ...

We haven't had any home-related problems for quite a while, so I guess we were due for one.  Hubby came in just after supper to say that the backyard faucet was broken.  Of course it broke in the open position and was gushing water all over.  He put...

CHECK IT OUT!

I've put up another book preview.  Here's the site:   createspace.com/preview/1227246

HERE'S THE COVER ...

        Here's the cover of the new book, the picture I've been bragging about for a couple of weeks.  I think it looks fantastic, but I may be a little prejudiced, considering it was my idea!  I set it up and Hubby took the...

HERE'S THE COVER ...

        Here's the cover of the new book, the picture I've been bragging about for a couple of weeks.  I think it looks fantastic, but I may be a little prejudiced, considering it was my idea!  I set it up and Hubby took the...

SHE WAS HAPPY - WASN'T SHE? A story

LeAnne loved to look out her bedroom windows and see the fireflies at dusk.  When she was little, she wanted to catch them and put them in a jar to see if she could light up her whole room.  But her mother told her she would kill the little bugs and...

It's 2:04am - do you know where your Bettymom is??

Yup, she's right here, goofing around on her computer.  Why, you may ask - because she can't sleep at night, only during the day, like a bat.  I wear jammies at night and regular clothes during the day, but that doesn't seem to have any effect on my...

ALL MY INTERACTIONS WITH PEOPLE ARE AT THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE!

I went back to the doctor today and was sitting in the waiting room when a lady came in with her daughter.  They sat across from me and the daughter was helping the woman fill out some simple forms, showing her where to sign, where to print, etc.  The...

ANOTHER BOOK EXCERPT

It occurred to me that the last excerpt I put on here wasn't from the latest book!  I don't want anyone to buy this latest book under false pretenses, so here's part of the latest one.  I think you'll enjoy it.     The remainder of the...

Art & Authors Fair

I've included two links to info about the Art & Authors Fair at our local Library.  I wish you all lied close enough to come!  Meanwhile, I'd appreciate a posting on the facebook link with all sorts of flattering stuff!  It's not like I'm asking...

RACHEL AND SARAH is about to launch!

I wish I could get pictures to load on here.  I'm particularly pleased with the cover on this book.  It was my idea, but Hubby took the picture.  I "artfully arranged" a bunch of antique music sheets on top of an antique commode, with an antique...

SOOOOO TIRED AND DISCOURAGED.

I've been back on the walker for several days and don't think I'll be able to go back to the cane any time soon.  I go back to see the orthopedic surgeon next month.  By then, Hubby may be shoving me through the hospital in a wheel chair.  I imagine...

MOST OF A DAY ON MY OWN!

Hubby is leaving for his family reunion around 9:00am and won't be back until 3:00 or 4:00pm.  Hmmm.  What should I do with almost an entire day on my own?  I imagine I'll do exactly what I do when he's home, which is fall asleep in my recliner while...

AN EXCERPT FROM MY NEWEST BOOK

              Where would Ariadne go to hide? Theresa wondered, as she went to the stairs and began to descend toward the living room.  Then she knew exactly where Ariadne would go to hide from her – the stable!  Ariadne had practically taken over...