Sunday, January 13, 2019

Words of Wisdom and Warning

Here's my silly post for the week.

Never peel an elephant.

Saturday, January 12, 2019


Yesterday I heard a faint, high-pitched sound that seemed to be coming from the ceiling.

 It was too soft to be from a smoke alarm, and every time I moved under one of the alarms the sound seemed to be coming from another direction. 

I followed it around the house, but always heard it coming from somewhere other than where I was standing.

It was driving me crazy!

I asked a neighbor with mechanical skills to come in and help me find it, but he was hard of hearing and couldn’t hear it at all.

The sound continued for several hours.

Finally I decided to sit down and read, hoping that would distract me from the frustrating sound. My dog jumped up onto my lap and the mystery was solved!

The sound was coming from the collar she wears to keep her from barking. Normally it emits a sound only dogs can hear if she barks, but the slightly lower sound is to let me know the battery is low.

I removed the battery and replaced it with a new one and the sound was gone.

Whew! What a relief!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019


It’s a good thing last Saturday was a rainy day and I didn’t have to go anywhere because when I started reading Snared, Escape to the Above I couldn’t put it down.

I love the creative concept of an underground fantasy world where the residents have never seen the light of day.

The characters seem real, and I felt like I was experiencing the adventures Wily Snare must  deal with.

This book must be the first in a series but, unlike some series books, it has a satisfying conclusion.

I look forward to reading the next book by Adam Jay Epstein.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Words of Wisdom and Warning

I've decided to post short things in this category every week as long as I can think of some.

Here's the first one: Do not put bananas in your ears.

Saturday, January 5, 2019



I blogged twice a week with almost no exceptions for many years. But, lately, I’ve often been remiss in posting anything to my blog.

Between moving, unpacking, and the holiday season, writing blog posts became lower on my To-Do lists. 

I’m sorry if anyone has missed my posts, though I’ve still been active on Facebook. And I’ll try to get back to blogging about three of my favorite things, words, books, and kids, soon.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

New Year

Well, Christmas is over.

I had a wonderful time seeing friends and family during the season, but on Tuesday the new year will begin and it’s time to start taking down decorations and putting away all the holiday stuff.

It’s hard to believe how quickly 2018 has gone by. I guess it’s true that time flies when you’re having fun.

I’m not one for making New Year resolutions because I always forget them before much of a year has passed. But I do plan to finish unpacking in my new home (I moved about two months ago.) and to do more writing. I’m also planning to attend two writers’ conferences.

What are you planning for 2019?

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Christmas Preparations

Well, I already got all the gifts bought and wrapped and sent out lots of cards, but there’s still preparation to do for guests and travel.

I stopped by a store today for something I’d forgotten and it was absolutely mobbed! I felt sorry for the checkers and other staff who are working their tails off, but they were all cheerful and friendly.

I think this season tends to bring out the best in people (and let’s not mention the exceptions.)

I can hardly wait to see more of my family members.

I hope everyone who reads this will get to spend time with people they love during the next few days.

Merry Christmas!!