SHE WAS HAPPY - WASN'T SHE? A story

LeAnne loved to look out her bedroom windows and see the fireflies at dusk.  When she was little, she wanted to catch them and put them in a jar to see if she could light up her whole room.  But her mother told her she would kill the little bugs and...

It's 2:04am - do you know where your Bettymom is??

Yup, she's right here, goofing around on her computer.  Why, you may ask - because she can't sleep at night, only during the day, like a bat.  I wear jammies at night and regular clothes during the day, but that doesn't seem to have any effect on my...

ALL MY INTERACTIONS WITH PEOPLE ARE AT THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE!

I went back to the doctor today and was sitting in the waiting room when a lady came in with her daughter.  They sat across from me and the daughter was helping the woman fill out some simple forms, showing her where to sign, where to print, etc.  The...

ANOTHER BOOK EXCERPT

It occurred to me that the last excerpt I put on here wasn't from the latest book!  I don't want anyone to buy this latest book under false pretenses, so here's part of the latest one.  I think you'll enjoy it.     The remainder of the...

Art & Authors Fair

I've included two links to info about the Art & Authors Fair at our local Library.  I wish you all lied close enough to come!  Meanwhile, I'd appreciate a posting on the facebook link with all sorts of flattering stuff!  It's not like I'm asking...

RACHEL AND SARAH is about to launch!

I wish I could get pictures to load on here.  I'm particularly pleased with the cover on this book.  It was my idea, but Hubby took the picture.  I "artfully arranged" a bunch of antique music sheets on top of an antique commode, with an antique...

SOOOOO TIRED AND DISCOURAGED.

I've been back on the walker for several days and don't think I'll be able to go back to the cane any time soon.  I go back to see the orthopedic surgeon next month.  By then, Hubby may be shoving me through the hospital in a wheel chair.  I imagine...

MOST OF A DAY ON MY OWN!

Hubby is leaving for his family reunion around 9:00am and won't be back until 3:00 or 4:00pm.  Hmmm.  What should I do with almost an entire day on my own?  I imagine I'll do exactly what I do when he's home, which is fall asleep in my recliner while...

AN EXCERPT FROM MY NEWEST BOOK

              Where would Ariadne go to hide? Theresa wondered, as she went to the stairs and began to descend toward the living room.  Then she knew exactly where Ariadne would go to hide from her – the stable!  Ariadne had practically taken over...

I LOVE IT WHEN A PLAN COMES TOGETHER!

I suddenly got the idea that a haphazard pile of old sheet music would make a great cover for my book.  I found pictures of the sheet music and downloaded about 20 sheets, which are now neatly printed and laying in a pile!  Every sheet but one or two...

A BARN? REALLY?

We've been invited to a barn wedding.  We've been told to wear comfortable casual clothing.  Just how casual is "casual?"  Has anyone else been to one of these things?  Are we supposed to dress like the people in Amercan Gothic, complete with...

THINGS YOU DON'T MISS IF YOU NEVER HAD THEM.

We did without a microwave for a week or so and thought we were terribly deprived.  Then I got to thinking about the days before we ever had one.  I managed to feed my family (and feed them well) for twenty years or more before we got a microwave.  I...

After the Summer Rain

The sun has come out, chasing away the gray clouds and pouring rain.  People have come out of their homes to walk and laugh in the sunshine.  Children are playing in the puddles, shouting with glee!  I look out my window and see one beautiful...

I HOPE TO KEEP FROM BEING EMBARRASSED!

The local library is putting on an artists and authors show in mid-September.  I've put in an application and I hope they decide yea or nay soon, because I have to order probably close to two dozen books and it can take a while to get that many.  I...

OUR HEADSTONE

We went to look at our blank headstone today.  It's really pretty, even without all the carving on it.  It's actually a pink granite with lots of sparkles in it, and a few streaks of black.  I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product.   ...

BACK TO THE DARK AGES WE GO!

Well, maybe that's a little overstated, but that's how it feels.  Our microwave bit the dust two days ago.  It's beyond weird not to be able to head up our leftovers in there.  Hubby made Jello yesterday and barely recovered from having to heat the...

WAITING FOR THE TRUE-GREEN GUY

Today it's the True-Green guy, who will come and flood our lovely lawn with a bunch of toxins.  He never gave us a time when he might show up - just the date.   Tomorrow it's the Terminix guy, who will come and flood the area around the base of...

A TOUCHING STORY

I went to the doctor today and forgot half what I meant to ask her, but here's what happened to me that made me a little forgetful.   One of the nurses came in to take my vitals.  When she took my blood pressure, she sort of lingered after she...

OOh! ooh!

Somebody bought two of my books today.  Woohoo!  We're hoping it's the lady at the library.  Hubby was in there a couple of weeks ago talking up my great writing abilities ...

GUT MORGEN!

Well all right.  It's mornng.  What could possibly be other than good this early?  There hasn't been time for the rest of the world to wake up and make a mess of it yet.  Oops!  I spoke too soon!

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

I have often woken up sitting at my computer, unaware that I had fallen asleep and filled 20 or 30 pages in my book with the letter mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!   Now, think deep thoughts and help me with this one, one and all. I sat...

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...