Thursday, February 21, 2019


I'm going to be offline for a bit.  We have a baby coming and my daughter is having a birthday.  Keep the light on for me and be well while I'm away.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019


Thanks, Rye.
Did y'all have a nice Valentine's Day? I recycled last year's idea, but instead of using cash with marbles in the base of the jar , I used lottery tickets and dimes.
The HH got me roses, which once again I will try to root.  Haven't succeeded yet:( The next day when he saw them on sale, he picked up the tulips.  Yay! Those will definitely go in the garden come spring.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019


More gardens pics:
I took these at night.

There are a lot of good people out there.


The warm weather and the tulips popping up went to my head and I planted my rhizomes. What was I thinking?


We went to a luncheon this weekend and one of the women introduced herself. Our conversation went something like this.
She said, "Hello. I'm Sandra. And you are?"
I said, "Hi. Sandra." Smiling.
She said, "That's correct, I'm Sandra. Your name?"
I said, "Sandra."
She said, "Yes, I'm Sandra. And you?"
I said, "Sandra."
At this point someone stepped in and did the introductions:)

A Carolina Wren found its way onto the porch where two of the cats were. When I tried to get the cats in the house so I could get the bird off the porch, the bird flew in the house. After a hectic chase, the HH managed to herd the bird outside.
That little wren should have bought a lottery ticket because it was sure his lucky day.

Abject apologies, I've been falling behind with my visits. If I'm not at your place, I am on my way. Darn Netflix.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Welcome, Nick Wilford

Title: Corruption
Author: Nick Wilford
Genre: YA dystopian
Series: Black & White
Series #: 2 of 3
Release date: 11th February 2019
Publisher: Superstar Peanut Publishing
Wellesbury Noon and Ezmerelda Dontible have found themselves in a position where they can make their native land somewhere that lives up to its name: Harmonia. However, they’re setting their sights further afield for their number one task: eradicating the disease that has plagued the neighbouring country of Loretania for generations and allowed the privileged Harmonians to live in a sterile environment.

After dispatching a team of scientists to Loretania, armed with cratefuls of an antidote and vaccine and headed up by their friend, Dr George Tindleson, Welles, Ez, and Welles’s brother Mal – who grew up in that benighted nation – start to worry when they hear nothing back, despite what they had agreed. Commandeering a fishing boat to follow the science team over the sea, they soon find that, while the disease may be on the way out, a new kind of infection has set in – the corruption they thought they had stamped out in Harmonia.

Can they get to the root of the problem and eliminate it before even more damage is done to an innocent people?

*** Warning – this book contains themes that some sensitive readers may find upsetting. ***
Purchase Links:
Amazon US / Amazon UK / Smashwords / Barnes & Noble / Kobo / iBooks
Add it on Goodreads
Meet the author:

Nick Wilford is a writer and stay-at-home dad. Once a journalist, he now makes use of those early morning times when the house is quiet to explore the realms of fiction, with a little freelance editing and formatting thrown in. When not working he can usually be found spending time with his family or cleaning something. He has four short stories published in Writer’s Muse magazine. Nick is also the editor of Overcoming Adversity: An Anthology for Andrew. Visit him at his blog or connect with him on Twitter, GoodreadsFacebook, or Amazon.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

IWSG Wednesday

I remembered this month. Whew.
The first Wednesday of every month is officially IWSG day. Members post about their doubts and fears, discuss struggles and triumphs, and offer words of encouragement to others who are struggling.
FYI: The IWSG monthly question can be found under the IWSG Sign-up tab on the Insecure Writer's Support Group Blog.
February 6 question - Besides writing what other creative outlets do you have?
Shh. Here’s my on the down low outlet. I’m trying to teach myself to draw flowers. Why on the down low? As many of you know,  I’ve got artists in the family. And my efforts...puny at best.  Artists make it look so easy. It’s least for me.
So what is YOUR other creative outlet?

AND...This is SEVERAL months out, but would anyone be interested in doing a beta read  for either a western romance or a western?

Tuesday, February 5, 2019


Thanks, Rye.
This ice formation in the bird bath was a bit of a head scratcher. I'm still trying to figure out how it formed.

A fun, birthday gift:

A gift that I can't wait to get in the ground.
I've never used packaged rhizomes before, but they should be like planting bulbs but not nearly as deep, right? What about you, have you ever used packaged rhizomes?
It's not Christmas. It's not Easter. And in spite of the weather going from below twenty-five to sixty,  it's blooming:)

AND...What is it?
This reminds me of a stormtrooper's helmet with the color gone wrong.
You fill this canister with water and attach it to what piece of cleaning equipment?
Answer: next week.

Did you have a good weekend? Any winter flowers blooming? Recognize the canister? Ever planted rhizomes? Know a cat that's good with kids?

Friday, February 1, 2019