My Legion of Fans ...

I got a fan letter from my sister-in-law, of all people!  She loved my book.  She is the only person who has contacted me after reading it.  She wants another book so she can find out what happens to Charlotte next.   I also got a letter from a...

ON THE RADIO - O O O O O - ON THE RADIO - O O O O O ...

So now I've got 4 1/2 pages of notes.  I haven't gone through them out loud again, not since I tried it with 3 pages and only lasted 7 minutes.  I'm worried about what will happen if I run out of stuff to say and there's 5 minutes of show time left. ...

Really Ancient Hymn

No wonder it took them so long to decode these tablets - they were "sheet music."  Thought some of you might geet a kick out of this.  My daughter-in-law sent it to me.   ...

SHEPHERD'S MUSH

I (unchracteristically) made something that didn't turn out well.  Does everyone know what Shepherd's Pie is?  For those of you who don't, here's how I make it.  I use ground beef instead of the traditional lamb because we don't like lamb.  Anyway,...

TRIP TO THE DERMATOLOGIST: FOLLOW-UP

Just got back from the first follow-up appointment for Hubby's skin cancer removal from his neck.  The thing looks horrible, just horrible, and we thought it should look a lot better by now, three weeks after the removal.  I was expecting to get...

WHAT WAS I THINKING???

Apparently, I was not thinking at all.   I called the local radio station (WAWK the Hawk 95.5 FM) and asked if they had any sort of forum where they plugged the accomplishments of local artists.  Ten minutes later, I hung up the phone, having...

Still Plugging Along

The "Official Unofficial Book Count" has reached 20.  34 more and I'll hit the magic # for a royalty check.  If I make it, I'm going to make a copy of that sucker and have it professionally framed with a spotlight on it where it hangs - possibly above...

Off to Applebee's for Lunch!

Lunch at Applebee's today.  I always get one of my two favorites there - the chicken strips or the chicken & penne, which I've gotten the last three times in a row.  Sounds like it's chicken strips today!  I'm going to ask them to give me gravy...

THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT

I got up at 1:47am to go to the bathroom.  (Yeah, just wait until you get old.)  For some unexplainable reason, I fired up the new computer and got on the internet to check Createspace.com, and there, instead of 18 books sold, it said 19.  I've been...

Desperation Time!

Okay, Fellow Bloggers, here's how desperate I am to sell books.  I dug out my list of classmates from my 50th high school reunion and sent an email to every one who had an email account and begged them to buy the book.  That was at around 3:30 or 4:00...

You did What??

Ronnie had been living in Miss Jones' rooming house for a few years.  He had two rooms all to himself so that he had a sitting room and a bedroom with a private bath.  He had a little shelf in the corner with a hot plate, small microwave, a tiny...

Battling to Spend Money

The curtain place I like finally sent me a catalog with 20% off.  I've been waiting all summer for some sort of sale because that place is expensive!  Anyhoo, late last night I got on the site and entered all the stuff I want, but I couldn't find how...

Seems like a long day.

I didn't get up until almost 6:30am, so don't know why I should feel so tired.  We had already planned to go out for lunch, so I decided not even to get dressed until 10:00.  I did the dishes from last night - not very many - and piddled around on the...

SOUP'S ON!

I got up and made a big pot of veggie soup this morning.  As a matter of fact, my timer is about to go off, letting me know it's time to stir and check on the progress of the aforementioned soup.  I'll be right back.   There!  It's simmering...

Scribbles #106 - posting

Hey, preacher man, where's the post where we can list our input?  Just in case, here it is:   http://bettymom.thoughts.com/posts/scribbles-and-bits-challenge-106--2

Scribbles and Bits Challenge #106

August 21, 2014bypastormike          your work this week must begin "Contrary to the rumors it didn't happen." and end  "I sighed. I knew it wouldn't be long before rumors were flying..."       “Contrary to the rumors, it didn’t...

Recharging

My battery was down to 1/4 power this morning.  I neglected it all day in favor of working - so now here it is 3:06pm and I'm stuck in this chair for at least 2 hours and it's my own fault.   However, on the bright sided, I fixed a really nice...

The count inches its way upward ...

I've sold 13 books now.  That's not a number I want to get stuck with.  I'm still holding out hope that some of you will want to buy the book.  It has a 5-star review now.  Of course, the review was written by my daughter, who may be a tad biased, but...

Me, sort of famous

Okay, I've given up trying to load a copy of my newspaper story.  Here's the idea of it, anyway:   I sent in a little "News Bite" on the internet to the local paper.  A couple of days later, I got a call from a reporter.  He asked if I had time...