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Writing on the Fly »

I’m still scratching my head over this, but I’ve recently realized that the only place I’m doing any writing is in the front seat of the pickup while zipping down the road to a football game.  Unfortunately, that’s not a daily event, which means neither is my writing.  For those of you following the saga [...]

Monkey See, Monkey Do »

I’ve just started taking an online workshop called Book in a Week, presented by April Kihlstrom, and already I’m thinking this is going to be a good thing.  I’ve spent the last couple of days reading the lessons and the questions posed in conjunction with those lessons, and of course, the questions immediately caused me to [...]

Caption Wednesday »

I’m going with “caught between a rock and a hard place” on this one.  How about you?  Does looking at this make you dizzy, or is it just me?  *shudder*  

How Bad Do You Want It? »

 This picture keeps sticking in my mind (no pun intended), so I thought I’d pass it along in the form of a two-fold question:  What is it you want, and exactly how bad do you want it?

Dogs, Dogs, and More Dogs »

Well, I guess if Alice can blog about gerbils, I can blog about dogs.  Three to be exact.  All paperless mutts.  All rejects.  And all three as different from each other as daylight and dark.   For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a dog.  Dogs are companionable creatures, always glad to see [...]

Caption Wednesday »

My first thought when I saw this photo:  When going green goes horribly wrong. What about you?  What’s your first impression?  Or second?  Or…?

Milestones »

Hard to believe, but I was married 39 years ago today.  That’s almost too scary to say out loud.  I find myself looking back, wondering where all the years went, what, if any, accomplishments I made during those years, and then wondering where I go from here.  Some would say I’ve reached a point in my [...]

Got Writing Cave? »

 Recently, my husband and I had the opportunity to purchase some pasture land for our cattle.  Along with the land, we also acquired a couple of barns that had seen better days and a tiny house that had probably started out as the original homestead house.  In the last few years, the owners had done a complete [...]

Any Day’s a Good Day for Pie! »

Monday was my brother’s birthday, and I was all excited.  Not about him having another birthday exactly.  The excitement had to do with the pie I planned to make for him.  Unfortunately, when I called him Sunday night, he said he would have to wait a week or two before he comes out to see me.  Something about actually having [...]

Worth a Thousand Words… »

 Every time I see this photo and the look on this little guy’s face, I’m reminded of how treacherous and ridiculously funny life can be.  I’m going to leave the captions to y’all.  For me, this is one picture that’s worth a thousand words.

Wednesday Weirdness »

When I was looking for some Wednesday Weirdness, I ran across this over the top nail job, so here’s my best shot:  Worst case of nail fungus eveeerrrr! Now, y’all jump in and show me what you’ve got, and hopefully, it ain’t nail fungus.  ;) 

An Aphorism by Any Other Name… »

The other day at lunch a friend said something that had me automatically tucking it away to be used in a story at some later date.  I was pretty sure I even knew who in the story would be saying it.  When I told her that particular phrase was going in a book, she seemed [...]

Happy St. Paddy’s Day! »

Wishing everyone a wonderful day of celebration! In my search for everything Irish, I came across some great blessings and toasts.  This is one of my favorites: May those that love us, love us, And those that don’t love us, May God turn their hearts. And if He doesn’t turn their hearts, May He turn [...]

What Women Want »

As I drove home from work yesterday, I was listening to a couple of radio dj’s discussing a recent survey that had been done asking women what they really wanted in a man.  The results were a little surprising, and as the female dj pointed out, some of the women who took part in the survey [...]

Happy Tuesday! »

Monday night, 9:30, I’d already had one pre-bedtime nap, and it was only then, in a fuzzy/sleepy minded moment that I remembered I was supposed to blog today.  Not good.  The brain had already shut down for the night, so this blog is going to be short and sweet and totally irrelevant.  Oh, and before I [...]