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...

GINGERBREAD - YUM!

Gingerbread is one of my all-time favorite foods.  I probably only bake it twice a year, although I crave it more often than that.  Yes, I crave gingerbread.  When I start wanting some, I'll think about it constantly until I get around to baking some....

WRITING CHALLENGE, DAY 10 OF 7

(Okay, I forgot - so sue me!!)   There were no passengers, but there was a train; she heard it coming to a screeching halt and turned toward it.  Surely the man wouldn't murder her in front of a train filled with people.  The train was nearly...

WRITING CHALLENGE, Day 6 of 7

Selena heard footsteps behind her, loud, masculine-sounding footsteps that were gaining on her.  Still barefoot, she careened around the corner, turning left and sprinting for the stairs that seemed somehow to have gotten farther away.  There were...

A WINDY DAY!

Man, is it ever windy today!  It's a noisy wind, too,    How windy is it, you may ask.  So windy that Hubby spent half an hour this morning chasing down all the neighbors' trash cans and putting them somewhere safe so they couldn't blow away again. ...

THINGS THAT REMIND ME I'M OLD

I went to visit my orthopedic surgeon today.  That's always good for putting on a few years.  I swear, the surgeon looks about 15 years old.  While we were sitting in the waiting room, I heard a guy checking in at x-ray across the hall.  He looked...

WRITING CHALLENGE, DAY 5 OF 7

As the guard entered the office, Selena heard him say, "This is the one you want, Fred."  Selena turned instantly and began to run back toward the subway station.  She tried to picture it in her mind; how far was it to the stairs that went up to the...

WRITING CHALLENGE, DAY 4 OF 7

"Your train won't be here for at least half an hour," the guard told Selena.  "Come to the my office and have some coffee, my dear, you look rattled." Selena shrugged and followed the little man into the long, poorly-lit corridor that led to the...

WRITING CHALLENGE: DAY 3 OF 7

The shadow following Selena through the empty subway station suddenly stooped down then stood up and called to her.  "Miss!  Oh, miss!  I believe you've lost your shoes," he said.  She turned and saw that her pursuer, wheezing loudly, was an older man...

WRITING CHALLENGE, DAY 2 OF 7

The echo of her footsteps made Selena even more aware of how alone she was - or was she?  She heard no sound, but saw a shadow on the wall that was not her own.  The shadow was growing, even though she had kicked off her shoes so she could run!

WRITING CHALLENGE: DAY 1 OF 7

The subway station was a dark, scary deserted place very late at night, and smelly, too.  Selena should have been used to it after all this time, but she just couldn't manage it.  She walked along the concrete to her stop, her heels clicking loudly in...

GETTING AN ID

Since I don't drive anymore, I've let my driver's license lapse.  But now, of course, I have no way to prove who I am!  We're going to go to the license bureau on Thursday and get me one of those identification cards.  Oh, goody - I get to have my...

The good, the bad and the ugly

Had a bad day yesterday.  I always decide when the knee gets really bad that something is wrong with it.  But then I got up today and it was quite tolerable.  I can't understand how the damn ugly thing can go from bad to good in just a few hours.  ...

OH, HELL

Hubby left a pen in his jeans pocket and it went through the laundry.  Luckily, the load was almost all his clothes.  All I had in it were a few items of underwear.  He had like five or six good t-shirts, the one pair of jeans and almost every pair of...

BUT SHE'S NOT REAL!

I don't usually go through this much angst over killing my characters, but this one really deserves to live.  She deserves a little happiness, a child or two, some credit for standing up to the evils in her life.  But alas, I can't do it - she has to...

Thinking About Writing Something

Hey - the old noodle isn't in top form today, so bear with me if you can.   I had a bad day yesterday.  Bad enough that I was a few minutes from asking Hubby to take me to the Emergency Room.  But I held off, and I'm glad I did because today has...

DETAILS, DETAILS

I was sitting here minding my own business bopping around on the web, when an advertisement popped up from a place called MAD.  They showed the covers of six romance novels - one by Danielle Steele, and right next to it, one by me!  I'd never heard of...

Writing Challenge #7

In my dreams, I can only fly with a ten-gallon aquarium of hot vegetable soup strapped to my stomach, then as the soup cools, I lose altitude.

ON MY OWN TWO FEET

I decided today that I would do without my cane whenever possible here at home.  The only time my knee hurts really bad is when I'm in the act of standing up, and for the first few steps I take after I stand.  To me, that means the muscles of my leg...

Writing Challenge #6

"Was it or wasn't it a ball?" he asked himself for the thousandth time, as it spiral through the air from his hand to the hands of the running back.

Writing Challenge #5

"There must be something funny about this situation," the comedy writer thought, looking over the scene of chaos before him, "but for the life of me, I can't see it."