Writing Challenge #2

Time travel, he discovered, was as real as the wooly mammoths that were charging toward his little time machine where it sat on the plains of Future Indiana!

ONE OF THOSE MOVIES ...

Came out of the bedroom the other day, heard like three words from a movie and knew it was "Hoosiers."  I've watched that movie at least 50 times and will likely watch it 50 more if I live long enough.  I guess my second favorite is "The Great Escape"...

WRITING CHALLENGE #1

Writing Challenge for the next week: rules- Limit: 30 words, 3 commas, one colon or semicolon, and one period. Unlimited posts; each unique no continuations PMs don't count.   The girl clawed her way desperately toward the top of the sink hole,...

A SMALL BUT SUCCESSFUL BIRTHDAY PARTY

We had a nice time with Dad today.  We got there about 10:45 this morning and stayed until around 1:00.  Dad always takes a nap after lunch, so we didn't linger.  He was in a good mood and enjoyed all the food we brought.  Hubby outdid himself.  He...

ERRAND DAY!!

Got dressed, fixed my own breakfast and went with Hubby for a few errands.  First, we went to the meat market and got a bunch of fresh hamburger and som ham loaf.  Then we wandered into the deli and bought chicken salad, potato salad, a huge pumpkin...

HALF A DAY IS BETTER THAN NONE

I woke up this morning and my knee didn't hurt.  That's the usual - it doesn't hurt until I move it!!  Then I moved it and it still didn't hurt.  I did my exercises and felt only a tiny little spasm.  I fixed my breakfast, made my bed, got dressed -...

DAD'S BIRTHDAY

Dad (my father-in-law) will be 95 on the 26th of January.  It's hard to believe that he's still chugging along, but he is, and he shows no signs of going anywhere but straight ahead!  He doesn't get out, other than to go to his various doctors.  I...

I REALLY SHOULD FIND ANOTHER SUBJECT ...

So now I've got the flu or something.  I spent most of the day in the bathroom and the rest in bed.  Then this evening, my cheeks turned bright pink!  Hubby asked me if I'd been rubbing my face, but I hadn't.  Then I noticed that the lower portion of...

TRIPLE THREAT

When we went to bed at 10:00 pm, it was snowing.  The sleet hitting the windows woke me at 1:00 am.  Now everything is covered with ice and is shining by streetlamplight!  What's supposed to happen is the weather turns warmer and warmer as the night...

SOMEONE SOMEWHERE MUST BE GETTING RICH!

My English pen pal asked a lot about my books.  Of course, she thinks I've got a literary agent and a publisher!  So, we bought an extra copy of the latest book for her.  I wrote a nice letter to go with it, telling her all about CreateSpace.com,...

SURPRISE! SURPRISE!

You know the old saying that goes something like:  "The best of plans go oft agleigh?"   Okay, so what I mean is, the best of plans go oft awry.  As in the following little ditty:   I arrived half an hour early for physical therapy (as usual,...

IT ISN'T FAIR!!!

I'm doing fairly well on my knee exercises - doesn't hurt as much as I expected, so yay!  But I keep pulling my back when doing simple things, most recently putting on my house slippers.  That's not fair.  I'm being a good girl and doing the damn...

Bettymom is Doing Well

She spent four miserable days in the hospital after surgery and then went to a new rehab faucility close to home.  After 15 days of rehab, she is doing well and is expected to be home before Christmas.  Staples were removed last Friday and all looks...

Doing Well,

This is not Bettymom, but he husband.  She wanted to let everyone know that she was up and doing well with her knee replacement.  The fun really starts tomorrow with rehab! Hopefully, she will be back online in a few days.

THE BIG DAY

Arrival at 6:00am, surgery at 8:00am.  Thanks for all the good wishes, everyone.

COUNT DOWN: LAST DAY!!

Well, I'm right on schedule with all my preparations.  I'm packed and ready to go.   I cleaned my bathroom this morning.  Boy, that big counter was crusty and dusty.  Oh now I have the urge to have twins and name them Crusty and Dusty.  Wouldn't...

SIX GLORIOUS DAYS AND FIVE NIGHTS IN LALA LAND

So, I've got six days to wait.  I feel like I'm in a foreign country where everyone speaks a different language than I do.  Nobody is stopping to try to figure out what I'm saying.  I don't like it here, but I can't figure out how to leave!  I have...

THOUGHT OF IT - WISH I HADN'T!

I've been casting about for an ending to the book after the book after next. Well, today it just came to me, as they always do if I don't worry too much.  It's the perfect ending, though it doesn't do the heroine or hero any good whatsoever.  Sigh. ...

ELECTION DAY PLANS

We voted early and are sick and tired of election coverage in all forms.  Therefore, we will turn off our phones, rent some movies (Yes, there are still people who drive to the local video store.) and ignore the entire event until tomorrow morning. ...

MIXED SYMPTOMS

Last night I was roaming the house around midnight when I suddenly had a twinge - a good, strong twinge - in my back.  I grabbed the nearby door frame and stood still until it went away.  It only lasted a few seconds.  But of course, then I began to...

HEY, DAD!

Hey, Dad, they finally did it!  Your Cubbies won the World Series!  It wasn't always neat and it wasn't always pretty, but they got it done.  And you only missed it by thirty-three years and six months.   Love you, Dad

THINKING ABOUT A FRIEND

I wonder how Golden is doing today.  I imagine she isn't jumping through any hoops, but I hope she feels well enough to give the nurses a hard time.  I remember having a hospital roommate once who threw a bedpan (empty, thank God) at a nurse, and I...

IS BEATING A DEAD HORSE THE SAME AS SWINGING A DEAD CAT?

I've been picking on Golden for using the term "swinging a dead cat," but I'm doing much the same thing by talking and talking and talking about my approaching surgery.  Honestly, I can't help it - I'm pretty scared about what's coming and even more...