Friday, June 8, 2018

Weekend Wishes And...

I'll be offline next week.  Leave the light on for me. I'll look forward to hearing what you were doing while I was away.


Thanks to Heather for featuring me.
I'll be at Christine's Monday.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

IWSG Wednesday

The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Members post about their doubts and fears, discuss struggles and triumphs, and offer words of encouragement to others who are struggling.
This is where I'm at:

Have a creative day.
Thanks to EC for featuring me today. Much appreciated.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

T Ball

We went to the four year old Grands first T Ball game that my son is coaching. I'd never been to a T Ball game before. OMG. It's right up there with Bob Hope comedy. Several little kids hit the ball then chased it down and gave it to the opposing team or tried to give it to their coach. One child on second base beat the little one on third to home plate. It was great. There's always one parent that takes the game too seriously but overall kids and parents just had fun.
Have you ever been to a T Ball game?

Six-Year Old T-Ball:

A huge thanks to Ro  and Jan for hosting a Book Bite:)
A Belated-Happy Birthday to Birgit.  Hope it was wondrous.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Friday, June 1, 2018

Weekend Wishes

Happy June 1. Can you believe it?

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Once Book Blast

Book Blast Once…

Damsels in distress, curses, echoes of faery tales and tragic love affairs swirl together in sixteen stories found in a dragon’s lair by a curious half-fae.
Unexpected changes to reality causes more than one damsel to turn into a strong, independent woman who takes charge of her own life.
A collection of short stories about Faerie and the fae that live in the human realm. A few of the stories had won competitions and all of them had enchanted readers.
Learn their secrets and enter the realm of the fae…
ISBN EPUB: 978-0-6399476-2-4
ISBN Paperback: 978-0-6399476-3-1
My Books Page
Publication date: 23 May 2018
Mortals cannot perceive the veil unless they are invited to – or extremely gifted. For centuries, Man and Fae have been kept apart, for nothing good ever comes from them mixing. The collection of The Adventures of Saphira the Faery Dog is proof of this.
Still, there are magical creatures that side neither with Man nor Fae.
Dragons are such creatures. They hold the knowledge of both worlds. Some even collect it in the written word, keeping it safe in their lairs.
An inquisitive half-fae once broke into the lair of a dragon known to hoard books. The knowledge she found was too much to keep to herself…
Here are a few tales, myths and legends from Faerie. Some may sound remarkably similar to legends held by mortals, while others are… well… as otherworldly as the fae themselves.
Ronel Janse van Vuuren is the author of New Adult, Young Adult and children’s fiction filled with mythology and folklore. Her dark fantasy stories can be read for free on Wattpad and on her blog Ronel the Mythmaker. She won Fiction Writer of the Year 2016 for her Afrikaans stories on INK: Skryf in Afrikaans. Her published works can be viewed on Goodreads.
Ronel can be found tweeting about writing and other things that interest her, arguing with her characters, researching folklore for her newest story or playing with her Rottweilers when she’s not
actually writing.

All of her books are available for purchase on Amazon.

Connect with Ronel on:
Ronel the Mythmaker:

Buy Links:

Monday, May 28, 2018

Memorial Day

To Those who serve. To those who will serve. To those who have served. Thank you.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wacky Wednesday

Purr-fect Picks


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Garden Tidbits

Grab your coffee/tea and take a quick stroll with me.
The roses.
A corner of the garden.
The liatris is a bit bedraggled after the heavy rains.
A Mother's Day gift from the HH.
A Mother's Day gift from the HH.
Heh. The umbrella is doubling as an awning for my Christmas/Easter Rose (which still has a bloom or two on it) since it does not care for sunlight.
Daisies and friends.
Is anyone out there familiar with watermelon radishes? I'd never heard of them till I ordered this salad. As you probably guessed they're the pink sliced veggies rimmed in green. They are about the size of a tomato with a flavor much blander than regular radishes and very pretty. I'd love to have some more.
What about you? How's your garden doing? Have you ever had or heard of watermelon radishes?

Monday, May 21, 2018


I love retirement. After getting up before six more years than I care to remember, these days my first alarm goes off around eight.  Belle stands outside the door announcing it's time for her breakfast. I swear she's had lessons on how to throw her voice. I mentally hit the snooze button. About a half hour later, Penny (the dog) informs me by scratching at the door that she really, really needs to go out.  This one I pay more attention to.  I drag myself out of bed, do about five minutes of yoga/meditation then the dog, four cats and I go trooping outside. After we've meandered through the garden a few times it's time for breakfast. Their breakfast.  Then and only then am I allowed to grab my coffee, settle on the sofa and watch CNN and/or MSNBC.  If current affairs are too much to deal with I switch over to Murder She Wrote. There's nothing like a spot of murder to take one's mind off world events.

The HH and the baby boy went to Atlanta last week to catch a Cubs' game and the HH brought me back this mug. Given my routine I thought it the perfect gift:)

What about you? How do you spend your mornings?

Wednesday, May 16, 2018