Thursday, March 31, 2022

Did You Know

Did you know, the calico is the official cat of Maryland? 




Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Writerly Wednesday

 What's your word for:

Mine: Plastered.



 The blogger buds' synonyms for last week's word:












Tuesday, March 29, 2022

It's Tuesday

If you had three frivolous wishes to ask a genie, what would they be?


For one or all of my books to hit #1 on Amazon.

To have a butler. If for nothing else to remove the lint, cat and dog hairs that jump on my clothes.

The third wish would be a toss up between a maid/cook to help the butler and a Tesla:)

Now...if my wishes were serious--though hitting #1 at Amazon is serious, unfortunately still frivolous, heh---they would be:

For my grandson to be forever cancer free.

For Ukraine to be restored to a peaceful country immediately.

For hunger not to be an issue anywhere in the world. 


Captain Stubby is blooming  😸



When Captain was alive he would throw himself down on the bottom step of the porch and roll around, enjoying the sun, loving life. After he passed, Frank started doing the same thing, on the same step.  It makes me wonder if Cap left a bit of his essence, his energy or maybe just his scent on the step.

RIP, Cap. 


What are your three wishes? 

Got critters that linger?

Friday, March 25, 2022

Weekend Wishes



I'm blogging with author and friend Sherry Morris at her place today.


Sherri Hollister is running a particularly fun contest, geared toward poets, songwriters  and folks that like to name TV shows.  Check it out.

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Did You Know


 Did you know, that besides the first robot, Leonardo da Vinci also invented diving gear?

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Writerly Wednesday

 What's your writerly word (words or phrase) for:

Mine: Vigilant


 A few hand-picked synonyms, from blogger commenters, for last week's word buoyant.

Floats, floating

On top

Sink or swim





Thanks to each and everyone of you that participate.  Appreciate ya:)



Tuesday, March 22, 2022

It's Tuesday


What's popping up in your garden?

As you can see I've got hostas  cropping up and....a glove. Have no idea where it came from or how long it's been there but it's firmly entrenched in the ground. Hope there's no hand underneath it......(Cue eerie music.)

 Now that spring has arrived I'm working on my rock garden again.


The first violets and tulips. It seems like no time at all since I was posting last year's first violet sighting. 

 I took several sky shots. *Spoiler alert. They aren't in the same category as Valerie's and Sue's.

I love seeing the moon still out in the morning.


 This is from the skylight on the porch.


That's it for me. Are you enjoying your daybreaks and sunsets? Got flowers popping? Or maybe gloves:)

Friday, March 18, 2022

Weekend Wishes


I'm at Cowboy Kisses chatting about Jesse Chisholm. If you're in the vicinity, stop by and say hey:)



Thursday, March 17, 2022

Did You Know

 Did you know, one of the first inventors of robots was daVinci who invented a robotic knight maneuvered by pulleys and levers?



I found this on the counter when I got up this morning.


When I opened my emails I found a lovely Jacquie Lawson card from FSG and the  tabbies AND one from D.L. Finn. Thank you both.

Happy St. Pat's Day everyone.


Just in time for St. Patrick's. Free today (March 17)  at Amazon.    *Remember to always check prices before purchasing.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Writerly Wednesday

What's your go-to word for:


Mine: Floaty.  What's yours? If you don't have one, feel free to use floaty;)

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

It's Tuesday

 Greetings Blogger Buds,

What's your favorite easy salad(s)?

I must be part rabbit. I can live on salads, especially if pizza and dessert are thrown in:)

Here's a couple of mine.

Ingredients: apples, coconut, sliced almonds and yogurt.

Ingredients: lettuce, red pepper, eggs, carrots, walnuts, parmesan cheese topped with ranch dressing.

More food

 Has anyone tried these candy bars?  OMG. They are delicious. The name and ingredients didn't really appeal. Then I noticed the high calorie count (ha), and noticed it was a Harry and David Product, and knew it had to be good.

Felt and tile

Instead of throwing this tile piece away, I stuck some felt on the underside and turned it into a hot plate. I'm sure some of you crafters and artists out there could make these and paint some lovely designs on them...if you haven't already:)

Critter pics

What about you blogger buds? Got an easy salad to share? Made hot plates? How's your critters? Tried Moose Munch?

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Did You Know

 Did you know, Star War's Yoda was originally named Buffy?


Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Writerly Wednesday

 What's your go-to word for 

Mine's:  problem. 

(If you need it feel free to use it.  If you have a different word--excellent:)

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

It's Tuesday


How long does it take you to make the bed when you are putting on fresh sheets?

It takes me eleven minutes. Eleven long, strenuous minutes. Yes, I timed it.

I swear, I never gave changing the sheets a bit of thought when we had a full bed. Or a queen. Or a king. Then  we got adjustable beds. Don't misunderstand me. I love them.  They're great for reading in bed or watching a movie. Or if you are having trouble breathing. Or just finding the right height for comfort.  But when it's time to change out the bedding, OMG. It's like wrestling a lion. If you have an adjustable bed, you know what I'm talking about. We have two XL twins, placed side by side, in one frame. Which means twin sheets that you have to crawl onto the bed to battle tug them on and tuck them in. Then after getting the sheets on you switch to king size blankets and coverlet. It tires me just thinking about it. I think I'm going to put it under the heading of exercise. It should count, don't you think?

What about you.  How long does it take you to put on fresh bedding? What size is your bed?



Look at those daffies. Spring has come to NC--at least temporarily. In honor of the occasion, I've put away my long pants and dug out my shorts. I do get a kick out of the folks that are tougher than I and wear them all year long.

SO, blogger buds. How long does it take you to make your bed? Have you pulled out your shorts yet? 



Thursday, March 3, 2022

Did You Know

 Did you know, when the Queen of England transfers her purse to her other arm, it's a signal she wants to end the conversation? 


Wednesday, March 2, 2022

IWSG Wednesday


The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. We post our thoughts, talk about our doubts and the fears we have conquered, and our struggles and triumphs. Hopefully we offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling.

The awesome co-hosts for the March 2 posting of the IWSG are Janet Alcorn, Pat Garcia, Natalie Aguirre, and Shannon Lawrence!  Thanks, ladies. Much appreciated.

This month’s question: March 2 question - Have you ever been conflicted about writing a story or adding a scene to a story? How did you decide to write it or not?

I’m passing on this one. Anyone else had a conflict on writing a story or scene?

February/March reviews in no particular order.

*Disclaimer. If I run into an occasional typo, I ignore it and don’t factor it into my review.


POUR IT ON (Keystone Couples) By Staci Troilo

What a fun novella.

Romy Chandler desperately needs a sommelier. Her restaurant is hosting a meet and greet in a few hours and she needs someone who knows their way around a good wine.

Rick Santucci is looking for outlets to sell wines from his vineyard.

When he walks into Romy’s restaurant, he’s immediately mistaken for an applicant applying for the sommelier job. The mix up that ensues leads to hilarious moments, confusion…and love.

Troilo fans will definitely enjoy this sparkling read.

Available at Amazon.





As a hot-tempered youth, Jared Martin left home, hurting the people who loved him best. Now he’s back, only to discover he has an eight-year-old son he knew nothing about.  Unfortunately, trouble comes with him, putting everyone he cares about in danger. To save them, he turns to someone he knows he can rely on, a brother SEAL.

Ms. Biggar does a masterful job of entwining suspense and love in another heart-pounding story in the Wounded Hearts series.

Available at Amazon.






JUST AN ODD JOB GIRL by Sally Cronin

This was a delightful read about Imogen, a woman in her fifties, who is traded in for a younger model. It’s been years since she worked and has no training to speak of. When she goes to a temp agency and starts reminiscing about past odd jobs, she discovers that she has more to offer than she realized.

Ms. Cronin always breathes life into her characters, making them feel real enough to tumble off the page and say hello😊.

Available at Amazon.






DIRTY AIR by Joe Congel

Congel has another keeper.

The third book in the Razzman Mystery Crime Files series is every bit as good as the first two. In Dirty Air, Rozzito—a baseball man—finds himself emersed in NASCAR where a favorite driver has been murdered. Just when he and his partner think they’ve got it figured out, the case takes another unexpected twist and keeps the partners—as well as the readers—guessing.

I like Razzman’s partner Scott and his girlfriend Karen, but my favorite character is Scott’s and Tony’s trusty sidekick Vinnie.   He steals the show.

For Razzman devotees, you won’t be disappointed. I thoroughly enjoyed the read and look forward to the next in the series. Keep them coming, Mr. Congel.😊

Available at Amazon.