Thump Thump My Heart!

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Happy Valentine’s Day! I have to brag a moment and tell you all that I have the sweetest sweetheart around. We have a lot of fun together, and we’re known to be a little bit silly at times. Hard to believe, I’m sure. Below you can listen to a song we wrote together a few […]

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Be Mine

Be Mine

Valentine’s Day is what I like to call the “un-holiday” holiday. You don’t get a day off work, but if you’re not careful, you’ll still gain five pounds. There’s just so. Much. Chocolate. Plus there’s my favorite—those little candy hearts with messages on them. Those are the best. I remember Valentine’s Day in elementary school […]

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Spoiler Alert

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As I write this, I’m sitting in my antique cushioned rocking chair in the corner of my spare bedroom/study, listening to the soft rat-a-tat-tat of rain on my roof. The sound soothes me, like a mother humming a lullaby; it reminds me that in spite of the monsters, life is good. I am loved. And […]

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Under Quarantine

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I am under self-quarantine. Not because of COVID-19, but because I’m a hermit. Like introverts around the world, I’ve prepared my entire life for such a time as this. I’m currently under quarantine with my husband – an introvert, my daughter – also an introvert, and my son – the most extroverted extrovert I’ve ever […]

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Hard of Hearing

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I need a new secretary. My old one is either a smart-alec, or she needs hearing aids. Siri is the reason I spent the big bucks on an i-Phone. Despite the fact that she has yet to fetch my coffee in the morning, I like being able to send her on virtual errands to find […]

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Change in Plans

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            I’ve decided to combine my daily workout with gardening. And treasure hunting. In a couple of months, I’ll lace up my hiking boots and trek forth on what I like to call the Great Squash and Okra Hunt of 2019. We planted our garden last week. It was a beautiful garden, with perfect rows […]

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The Power of Invisibility

The Power of Invisibility

I need an invisibility cloak. I know they’re hard to come by, so I’m adding it to my Christmas list now. That should give Superman plenty of time to locate one, order it, wrap it, and have it under the tree. I mean, really. He wears a red cape. Why shouldn’t I have a cloak? […]

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Hounds of Heaven

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Both my dogs have rejected me. They are lousy, two-timing, ungrateful mutts who have little regard for the hand that feeds them, clothes them (well, buys their collars) and provides a roof over their furry little heads. They are dog adulterers, and the worst thing about it is they cheat right in front of me. […]

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A birthday gift for you!

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Today is my birthday, and boy, have I got a gift for you! My friend Kelly Harrel (isn’t she pretty?) has just released her new YA title, The Deceived. You’ll want to grab a copy for your favorite young adult, but here’s the kicker: you’ll want to read it too! So go ahead. Read it […]

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A Fresh Start

I found this cool picture on CelebratingEverydayLife.com and knew I couldn't take a better picture than this . . .

Don’t you love Texas in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. Okay, I may have plagiarized most of that line from Joe Fox in the movie You’ve Got Mail, but I could have said it. […]

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