ALL THE HOUSES

You know you're getting old when you take someone around to show them where you used to live, where your grandparents lived, etc., and some of the buildings don't exist anymore.  Yes, it's a sad fact that I am that old.   Of course, I have no...

YOU CAN'T GET THERE FROM HERE

One of the major business streets near us is going to be closed all summer for road work.  Woohoo!  We already have a huge "Road Work Ahead, Slow" sign in our lawn and it will be joined by a "Detour" sign very soon.   The emergency cinic and our...

ANOTHER LOVELY HALF-DAY

Got up feeling good Thursday morning.  Hubby was a little frenetic because the dude was coming to check the air-conditioning - just the usual check-up - and Hubby had lots of stuff to do before the guy came in mid-morning (so I was told the ay...

MOTHER'S DAY

Hubby always tries to give me a nice day.  He mentioned yesterday that he hadn't gotten me a present, but I don't need anything so it's okay!  I just like to be noticed as a Mom now and then.  He's taking me out to dinner- I shaved my legs for the...

can hardly wait for the new health plan. ...

One of my medications, potassium, costs $677/mo.  I have to take the liquid because for some reason the pills don't work on me.  I also eat a lot of potassium-rich foods without much diference.  I can hardly wait to see what it will cost under the new...

YIKES! I NEED A HAIRCUT!

I haven't had a haircut for over two months.  My hair is getting long enough to start curling now, especially after all the rain we've had.  I combed my hair last night before bed and looked at myself in the mirror.  I have to admit that I'm starting...

BABY STEPS

I fixed lunch today!  It was nothing fancy, but it's just about the only thing I've cooked since I got home.  I baked some sweet potatoes and heated up some ham slices.  We had butter and brown sugar and cinnamon on the sweet potatoes.  They were so...

SPARKING MEMORIES

Do you ever see, hear, touch or smell something and out of the blue it makes you recall something?  I seem to do that all the time.  I'm not sure whether its because I'm getting older and therefore have more memories or if I'm just susceptible to good...

ME, BEING PUSHY!!

If anyone would like to see my book covers all at once - wow, what a thrill - or read my biography, here is a url that will connect you to my Amazon Author Page.  It would tickle me to death to know any of you looked at it!!   ...

A STRANGE DAY

Did you ever have one of those days when you thought, "I don't know quite what to make of this."  Well, I did.   Tomorrow morning, I'm having my yearly mammogram.  Goody.  Since I can't wear deodorant for that great occasion, I elected to wait...

JUST WHAT I REALLY NEEDED - RIIIIIIIGHT.

I bought some new clothes.  To be exact, I bought three blouses and a strapless bra.  They arrived today in one of those blue plastic pouches.  Everything came, it's the right size and the right color and everything fits.  Yay!  But on all three...

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!