Under Quarantine

quarantine image

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


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

garden harvest

            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


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!

The Deceived final front

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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Like a Fungus

Renae Rick on ground

The honeymoon is over. On the honeymoon, the bride and groom pamper and primp before going to bed. They fix their hair, spray cologne, and wear oh-so-perfect bedtime attire to make sure everything about them invites kisses and cuddles and ooshy-gooshy romance. Last night, Superman came to bed wearing an old, stained t-shirt. Me: What […]

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Spring Cleaning

One of the sunflowers in my yard . . .

It may be summertime where you live, but it’s spring for me. I’ve been scrubbing my home like Mr. Clean on a coffee-high, getting ready for a wedding. At my house. My step-daughter, Hannah, and her fiancé, Kyle, are getting married Saturday. A year ago, when they asked if they could hold the wedding on […]

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Live Small

Echo Canyon

I am officially one of the cool kids now. A few weeks ago I went whitewater rafting, and I didn’t even fall out of the boat. Never mind that the rapids on that particular day were about as dangerous as my bathtub . . . I was rugged and awesome. And I had fun. But […]

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