SHOULDN'T LET ME NEAR A CATALOG ...

We got a Lands' End catalog a couple of days ago - a SALE catalog!  I like their stuff and Hubby just loves it.  The silly man told me he needed T-shirts and asked me to get him four or five.  I found a nice plain T-shirt and showed it to him, and he...

THE DAMN EYEDROPS FINALLY WORE OFF!!

Don't you just hate having your pupils dilated?  I sure do.  I also hate the Field of Vision test and those bright lights you have to stare into without blinking.  And as soon as anyone tells me not to blink, I have to blink!!   My eyesight is a...

HAPPY 4TH!

Hubby outdid himself today and is out in the living room sleeping in his chair.   Yesterday, he made a huge bowl of potato salad.  This morning, he put a gigantic pork roast in the oven and later he roasted corn on the cob in the oven.  We had...

WE'RE EDITING ALONG WHEN SUDDENLY ...

We're editing what will be the next book I publish.  We've got everyone living in the hotel because my heroine can't get along with her daughter-in-law and moved out with all her children.  So we have a nice man named Marcus who is the hotel desk...

SEC's QUIRKY POST

SEC, you reminded me of a little story about my son.  I may have posted this before; if so, I apologize and you may write it off to old age.   We lived in Texas and all the grandparents, etc. lived in Indiana.  We had visited Hubby's family much...

NO MORE COOKING BLOG, BUT ...

I realize William's cooking blog is no more, but still I feel the need to put this out there.  It's my very own recipe because I couldn't find one I liked!  It took me about a dozen tries to get it just the way I wanted it.   JEANNIE'S POTATO...

AN UNWELCOME ATTIC TENNANT

We have a tiny resident squirrel.  He's not much bigger than a chipmunk - we have those, too - but he's only 1/4 the size of our full-sized squirrels.  The little guy is quite red, so I guess he's a red squirrel!  He's absolutely adorable and we love...

Ugh

I really should be in the kitchen gazing in the freezer, trying to decide what to have for lunch.  This is me, not moving.  Failing that, I should be working on the latest book.  Again, me not working.  Why not?  I dunno.  This is just an ugh-ish day,...

More Info

Got another email from the organizers of the Block Party.  It seems the authors will have what is described as "four tents" which I'm hoping means four big awnings or something like that.  We are to have tables and chairs and NAME TAGS!  Now, that's...

Awaiting Instructions

An older couple had just gotten cell phones learned how to text.  They were proof that opposites attract, she being very romantic and he being very pragmatic.   One day, the wife went to lunch with a friend.  While out, she decided to text her...

Buyer's Remorse

In an uncharacteristic fit of optimism, I ordered several of my books to take to the writer's booth at the block party.  In the first order, I sent for two copies each of the first three books and one each of the other three, for a total of nine. ...

I MAY HAVE EXAGGERATED.

All I said about my colonoscopy was that everything was fine and there was nothing except a couple of polyps.  The last part is true, at least.  Just a couple of polyps.  But what happened to me during and after the colonoscopy was something else...

Be careful what you wish for!

Okay, dear ones, I'm in the writer's booth at the Noble County All-In Block Party on June 25 from 10:00am until 3:00pm.  I've even bought a few of my books on the off chance that some poor fool will actually buy one!  Wouldn't that be a hoot and a...

ISN'T SHE LOVELY? (A story by Bettymom)

Brad had waited many years for this moment.  He knew she would be perfect even though he had never seen her or met her.  They had been corresponding for several months and he had been begging her to come to him for a visit.  Their little computer...

I'M JUST ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE ...

Here's the thing:  I'm always cold.  Always.  Hubby is always too warm.  Always.  And we have to live in the same house, for one thing, because we're married, and for another thing, because we can't afford two houses.  So here we are.   All...

AUNT LELAH THE SPINSTER

My aunt Lelah was a pushy person.  She bossed everyone around every chance she got, including me.  She was a large person, tall and bulky and not in the least feminine.  She was smart, though, and had a good job working for the county.  One of her...

SORT OF LIKE AN OBIT --

I gave up on reaching the guy about the writer's booth by email and called him.  One long-distance call - oh well!  He said he hoped it wasn't too late to get me into the booth at the Block Party.  He asked me to write a short biography of myself (~...

I'M A SURVIVOR!

Got through my colonoscopy.  Just two little polyps, gone now - have to wait to see if they're anything bad, but I doubt it.   There was an article in the paper here about "local authors" and I wasn't in it!  This is the same newspaper that...

INTERESTING DAYS AHEAD

Tomorrow the neighbor's garage sale starts.  I find garage sales totally exhausting.  However, this time I didn't raise a finger to get ready.  Poor Hubby, bad back and all, did everything.  And in the process, two big closets got cleaned out, the...

Okay, here goes!

My "good" leg has started to hurt just the way the bad one did before the surgery.  I'm trying to decide what to do about it.  I sure as hell don't want two knee replacements at the same time.  I've heard that is not the way to go!  And Hubby isn't...