Tuesday, March 30, 2021

It's Tuesday

 I'm back.....

Not wanting to be out of commission indefinitely, I ended up buying a new computer. I got a Microsoft Surface.Has anyone used one before? I didn't even know Microsoft made computers.  So far so good....And it's pretty:)

Tuesday's question

If you watch Netflix or Prime, what's your favorite series?

Ours: Longmire and Blacklist (starring James Spader).  I love James Spader. He brings the same eccentricity and dry humor to the Blacklist series that he brought to Boston Legal.

AND...Spring Cuts

Faux and Frank got their Spring cuts.  It always stuns me how much Faux perks up after she gets hers. Since she has problems cleaning herself, I think it's her version of a bubble bath. She no longer feels dirty.


AND....Spring flowers

I am not a happy gardener. Those darn voles ate nearly all my tulip bulbs.  


What's your favorite series? How are your critters? Flowers? Is your computer behaving?

*The little two year old is starting chemo next month. All prayers and positive energy are appreciated.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Weekend Wishes


FYI: I'm having computer issues. SO if I don't drop by or post Tuesday that's the culprit.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Did You Know

 Did you know, legend has it that making chalices from Chalcedony prevented poisoning?

Chalcedony is usually an opaque, transparent, white, grey or blue stone.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

It's Tuesday

 Did everyone reset their clocks. No problem for us. Our bedroom clock resets itself...a week early. Why? I have no idea.

The amaryllis is also confused instead of blooming at the Christmas season it shot for Easter.

AND another floral oddity.  A little reminiscent of a black sheep in a herd of white.

AND the first violets of  Spring.

AND the garden wildlife.

AND last but not least, a delightful mail surprise from Rockin Ro. Thanks, Ro!

What's in your garden? Got fun mail?

Friday, March 12, 2021

Weekend Wishes


AND....Happy Mother's Day to the Mom's across the water.

 And for CJ.  Happy Pi day (also on Sunday).

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Did You Know

 Did you know, legend has it that Cat's Eye made the wearer invisible?

This gem gets its name from the shining band through the center of the stone, reminiscent of a cat's eye.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Did You Know

Did you know Thomas Jefferson installed a compass on the East Portico ceiling at Monticello and attached it to the weather vane so he could track the direction the winds were blowing?

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

IWSG Wednesday


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.

Thanks, as always, to Alex Cavanaugh, founder and Ninja Captain extraordinaire and our awesome co-hosts:Sarah - The Faux Fountain Pen Jacqui Murray, Chemist Ken, Victoria Marie Lees, Natalie Aguirre, and JQ Rose!


The IWSG monthly question can be found under the IWSG Sign-up tab on the Insecure Writer's Support Group Blog or in the newsletter.  Remember it’s optional.


March 3 question - Everyone has a favorite genre or genres to write. But what about your reading preferences? Do you read widely or only within the genre(s) you create stories for? What motivates your reading choices?


My writing and reading genres are a hundred and eighty degree opposites. I read most genres as long as they are well-written and hold my interest, but my favorites: enthralling YA fantasies and page-turner thrillers. What I write: westerns and western romances. A bit different, hey? And to add to the oddness, while all my protagonists pack heat and are proficient with their weapons, I'm a gun control advocate, though I prefer the term gun safety advocate. Do you think my alter ego is a gun toting badass?😀


        AND...February/March Reviews in no particular order.



I've read several of Ms. Cronin's works and enjoyed each and every one, but this particular set of shorts and poetry is definitely my favorite. When it opened with a story about artificial intelligence not allowing the protagonist to order sweets because she was on a diet, I knew I was in for a treat. The characters are warm and believable. The world building spot on. Before you know it, you're in the middle of each and every story. So grab a cuppa, some cookies, put your feet up and enjoy. Amazon.



STOLEN by K.A. Woodford

This story is a remarkable blend of an edge-of-your seat crime thriller and a heartwarming romance. The author nailed police procedure and her research on the subject shines through. Her characters are well-developed and her descriptions detailed. I especially loved the epilogue. It ties the story up with a bright red bow. I'm looking forward to more page-turners by K.A. Woodford. Amazon.





NIGHT ZERO by Rob Horner

Science goes awry in this zombie thriller.

A virus is accidentally released that makes people violent and once they die turns them into the undead. While this isn’t my normal genre, I have found that the category isn’t that important as long as the story is well-written and this one definitely is. It’s obvious the author has a medical background and this knowledge adds layers to the story. NIGHT ZERO is definitely a well-crafted tale. If you like horror or zombies, get ready to keep turning pages. Just leave the light on. Amazon.