Preview of City Wife by (little old) Betty Hartman

Okay, all my loyal readers out there - I've posted a preview of the next book in the trilogy.  It's called "City Wife."   The preview is located on Create Space.  Here's a direct URL to my preview:   createspace.com/Preview/1156325   ...

More errands - the fun never ends!

We finally made it to the grocery store.  The bill was $175.00.  It wasn't quite all food, though.  I bought two pairs of cheap white pillow cases, Hubby bought computer printer paper, and we bought some stuff like soap.   We took the food home...

Mr. Outside and Mrs. Inside

Hubby is grilling steaks over mesquite wood today.  I'm slapping a batch of frozen fries into the oven and opening a can of hot beans!!   Hubby's visit to the dermatologist went well.  After 6 more days, he doesn't have to keep the spot...

Mom drags herself into the 21st century!

Allrighty, then - I managed to join Craig's List and list my book.  I also put up a board on Pinterest and put my book there as well!!  Wow!  And I did it all by my lonesome.  I'm so proud.  Now, if someone would just notice my book and actually buy...

Craig's List

Does anyone have an account at Craig's List?  Ducky pointed out to me that I could put my book on display on Craig's List, which I'd love to do, but I can't open an account on there because I don't have a mobile phone!  If someone has an account and...

Scribbles #110, The Graduation Party

  Scribbles & Bits #110       meringue, spritz, arpeggio, insidious, trapezoidal, pistachio, mauve, inhale, obituary, armpit, snickerdoodle, colloidal, plunger, farblondjet. (google translate it in Yiddish)       Ida...

More Pushing - sorry! (Not Really.)

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Nothing much happening ...

Hubby went to the doctor this morning.  He now has a trial medication to see if it will help with his COPD.  I think he must have developed it while working in a feed mill for several years.  He also had to share an office with smokers for a few...

A Puzzle Solved - Maybe!

I haven't been feeling well lately.  All I want to do is rest.  But at night, no matter how tired I am, I can't seem to sleep more than 4 hours at a stretch.  It's very frustrating.   Then it occurred to me that perhaps some of my off feelings...

And then there were two ...

Hubby's Aunt Jane from Arkansas died Friday.  She was 86.  We didn't see her often, but she was special to me because her birthday was December 26, the day before mine, and we could commiserate over getting stuck with lousy birthdays!   We...

Gotta Get Movin'

We're going for a little ride this morning.  Hubby found some really old pictures - probably over 55 years old - that he took when he was a kid around 12 or so, of his youngest uncle's wedding day.  He printed the pictures himself, too.  We're going...

Friends Forever

Comments and criticisms welcome!   Suzanne and Barbara had been friends for thirty years.  They had met the first day of first grade and were never apart for long after that.  When high school school ended, they went off to college together,...

My 13 minutes of fame

My radio interview went surprisingly well!  The DJ (Steve "Tiny Little" Michaels) was very good.  He asked the right questions, without ever opening the book.  I really enjoyed the whole process.  It was cool sitting on a stool in the booth with a big...

Is Anybody Out There?

Have any of you who bought my book actually read it yet?  I'm waiting for criticism or praise or whatever you'd like to dish out!!

So, the electrician came ...

Hubby installed a new switch in my bathroom today, bless his multi-talented little soul.  It's really frustrating to be sitting in there, doing something important in the middle of the night, and having the damn light go off while you're trying to do...

Eek! The day after tomorrow??

The radio interview is the day after tomorrow.  I don't feel prepared, but the truth is, I'd probably never feel prepared if they left it up to me to set the date.  I've got 6 pages of notes, which I just printed.   The lady at the frame shop is...

FRIENDS FOREVER, THE FOLLOW-UP, a story

Suzanne and Barbara had been friends for forty years.  Now in their mid-forties, their friendship had started on the first day of first grade.  They were both elementary school teachers in the same town but in different schools.  Barb had been married...

These damn advertisements!

I had five messages when I logged on and two of them were advertisements, one for a funeral home and one for a furniture store!  I always know, because they put their addresses on the messages.  I wish businesses weren't allowed on here.  It's really...

Scribbles & Bits #109, WHY?

                              "Honest, Mama," said Bambi, "I'm an angel.  Yes, I am, really!"   "There's never in the world been an angel who looks like you," said her mother, without looking up from her sink full of dishes.   ...

YET ANOTHER ERRAND DAY ...

Seems like this is all we get done - running errands.  We went to the bank to get cash for Dad.  He pays his cleaning lady in cash and has a couple of other things he needs it for - don't know what, because he never leaves home unless we're taking him...

FRIENDS FOREVER, a story

Suzanne and Barbara had been friends for thirty years.  They had met the first day of first grade and were never apart for long after that.  When school ended, they went off to college together, leaving their parents with a sense of security.  They...

ANOTHER SENIOR MOMENT

Okay, this is embarrassing, but it's too funny not to post.   Today was the day for me to renew all my prescriptions.  I have twelve, but only eleven needed to be refilled.  We always do it by phone.  It's so easy and you never have to speak to...

MORE FREE BOOK PROMOTION

I went to see the lady at the frame shop.  We're sort of business acquaintances.  When I finish a particularly nice piece of cross-stitch, I go to her to have it framed.  It's very expensive, but I've never known anyone who did a better job - not even...

YET ANOTHER DAY OF ERRANDS!

We went to Dad's this morning to take him some medications and so Hubby could make up some insulin shots for him.  Dad's getting pretty thin.  He says nothing tastes very good any more.   After that, we went to a jewelry store downtown to see if...

YAY! ANOTHER 5-STAR REVIEW!

My friend Barb, who is retired and lives in Florida, just sent me an email.  She finished my book, loved it, and has given me a 5-star review on Amazon.com.  Yay, Barb!   So far, everyone who has read the book and contacted me has talked about...