After the Summer Rain

The sun has come out, chasing away the gray clouds and pouring rain.  People have come out of their homes to walk and laugh in the sunshine.  Children are playing in the puddles, shouting with glee!  I look out my window and see one beautiful...

I HOPE TO KEEP FROM BEING EMBARRASSED!

The local library is putting on an artists and authors show in mid-September.  I've put in an application and I hope they decide yea or nay soon, because I have to order probably close to two dozen books and it can take a while to get that many.  I...

OUR HEADSTONE

We went to look at our blank headstone today.  It's really pretty, even without all the carving on it.  It's actually a pink granite with lots of sparkles in it, and a few streaks of black.  I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product.   ...

BACK TO THE DARK AGES WE GO!

Well, maybe that's a little overstated, but that's how it feels.  Our microwave bit the dust two days ago.  It's beyond weird not to be able to head up our leftovers in there.  Hubby made Jello yesterday and barely recovered from having to heat the...

WAITING FOR THE TRUE-GREEN GUY

Today it's the True-Green guy, who will come and flood our lovely lawn with a bunch of toxins.  He never gave us a time when he might show up - just the date.   Tomorrow it's the Terminix guy, who will come and flood the area around the base of...

A TOUCHING STORY

I went to the doctor today and forgot half what I meant to ask her, but here's what happened to me that made me a little forgetful.   One of the nurses came in to take my vitals.  When she took my blood pressure, she sort of lingered after she...

OOh! ooh!

Somebody bought two of my books today.  Woohoo!  We're hoping it's the lady at the library.  Hubby was in there a couple of weeks ago talking up my great writing abilities ...

GUT MORGEN!

Well all right.  It's mornng.  What could possibly be other than good this early?  There hasn't been time for the rest of the world to wake up and make a mess of it yet.  Oops!  I spoke too soon!

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

I have often woken up sitting at my computer, unaware that I had fallen asleep and filled 20 or 30 pages in my book with the letter mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!   Now, think deep thoughts and help me with this one, one and all. I sat...

ALL THE HOUSES

You know you're getting old when you take someone around to show them where you used to live, where your grandparents lived, etc., and some of the buildings don't exist anymore.  Yes, it's a sad fact that I am that old.   Of course, I have no...

YOU CAN'T GET THERE FROM HERE

One of the major business streets near us is going to be closed all summer for road work.  Woohoo!  We already have a huge "Road Work Ahead, Slow" sign in our lawn and it will be joined by a "Detour" sign very soon.   The emergency cinic and our...

ANOTHER LOVELY HALF-DAY

Got up feeling good Thursday morning.  Hubby was a little frenetic because the dude was coming to check the air-conditioning - just the usual check-up - and Hubby had lots of stuff to do before the guy came in mid-morning (so I was told the ay...

MOTHER'S DAY

Hubby always tries to give me a nice day.  He mentioned yesterday that he hadn't gotten me a present, but I don't need anything so it's okay!  I just like to be noticed as a Mom now and then.  He's taking me out to dinner- I shaved my legs for the...

can hardly wait for the new health plan. ...

One of my medications, potassium, costs $677/mo.  I have to take the liquid because for some reason the pills don't work on me.  I also eat a lot of potassium-rich foods without much diference.  I can hardly wait to see what it will cost under the new...

YIKES! I NEED A HAIRCUT!

I haven't had a haircut for over two months.  My hair is getting long enough to start curling now, especially after all the rain we've had.  I combed my hair last night before bed and looked at myself in the mirror.  I have to admit that I'm starting...

BABY STEPS

I fixed lunch today!  It was nothing fancy, but it's just about the only thing I've cooked since I got home.  I baked some sweet potatoes and heated up some ham slices.  We had butter and brown sugar and cinnamon on the sweet potatoes.  They were so...

SPARKING MEMORIES

Do you ever see, hear, touch or smell something and out of the blue it makes you recall something?  I seem to do that all the time.  I'm not sure whether its because I'm getting older and therefore have more memories or if I'm just susceptible to good...

ME, BEING PUSHY!!

If anyone would like to see my book covers all at once - wow, what a thrill - or read my biography, here is a url that will connect you to my Amazon Author Page.  It would tickle me to death to know any of you looked at it!!   ...

A STRANGE DAY

Did you ever have one of those days when you thought, "I don't know quite what to make of this."  Well, I did.   Tomorrow morning, I'm having my yearly mammogram.  Goody.  Since I can't wear deodorant for that great occasion, I elected to wait...

JUST WHAT I REALLY NEEDED - RIIIIIIIGHT.

I bought some new clothes.  To be exact, I bought three blouses and a strapless bra.  They arrived today in one of those blue plastic pouches.  Everything came, it's the right size and the right color and everything fits.  Yay!  But on all three...

THE SNOW STOPPED! HURRAH!

We always try to go out on March 17.  It's the anniversary (55 yrs, this time) of our engagement.  We were sitting here working on the latest book when it began to snow.  The sun had just come up, so it must have been around 7:30.  It snowed like...

YAY, IT'S WEDNESDAY!!

I just came back from laying out my equipment for tonight.  I'll be having popcorn instead of supper tonight, as I do every Wednesday while Survivor is on.  And directly after Survivor comes Criminal Minds, my second favorite, currently running a...