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DOG SITTING, THE LAKE, FUN AND FAMILY

Good morning all. Once again we are at Lake Cumberland for the weekend. My daughter’s little dog is blind and is terrified of the boat, so since I don’t swim, we said we would stay with Zoe. Plus we love the peace and quiet here.
I was supposed to do this blog yesterday, but by the time I finished all I had to do, plus throw my rags in a bag, then sit still as a stone on the I75 due to rush hour traffic, we did not get here till late and I just deflated like a blow up doll.
I love it when I am with family. We have such a good time when we are together. After all, family is what it’s about, and with the world going to Hell in a hand basket, we need to stick together.
Okay, so much for preaching. I hope y’all have been able to get some work done this week. I am going to try and work on THE STONE KILLER some, but it is a two hour trip to any large super market.  That’s fun.  But then, it is Saturday and all country people go to town on Saturday.  So, that is my day.  So much for relaxing amid the peace and quiet. I just realized. Today is the first of the month, so it is bill paying day. Lordy, I love when your plan works out. Ha.
Y’all take it easy if you can. I hope you have a Blessed day and we’ll talk later.

1/2/DREAMAH

 

SUMMER, GARDEN, ETC.

Hey everyone:
Yeah, it’s been 13 days since the last blog. Seems like much more than that to me. We haven’t blogged because nothing is going on writing wise. Sister just can’t find the time to work on THE HANGMAN, and if she can’t write, I can’t edit. I have, however, started knitting again. And I am even reading a book by Catherine Coulter, NEMESIS is the title and naturally, Savich and Sherlock are busy saving the world. But I still enjoy reading about them.
Well, the garden is putting out tomatoes as fast as it can. The cucumbers are just about finished. I will miss them greatly.
We haven’t sold the house yet, but we are changing realtors. The first one just didn’t work out for us. Hopefully, the next one will jump in with both feet and get it done.
We’ve been going through things and trying to downsize, but it is so hard to get rid of stuff you have had for years. Stuff that means something to you. But, we are going from a 3/3 to a 2/2. And we’ll have to go from a 9 1/2 ft Christmas tree to, maybe, a 6ft. That sucks. I love tall trees.
Well, I suppose I should get up do something even if it’s wrong. Probably will be. I seem to be in a strange mood today. I know part of it is that I want to see my sister, but we just can’t get in a trip to Colorado right now. Hopefully, well not hopefully, by Hell I’m doing it after we move and all this real estate crap is taken care of. Poor thing she is not getting any younger (haha) and it has been over two years since I saw her.
(NOW SHE’S PISSED)
You all take care of yourselves and get some work done. We’ll talk later

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SUMMER, TOMATOES, ETC.

Hey everyone:  I know, I know.  It has been ages since we have put up a blog.  I swear this has been the summer from Hell.  Sister in Colorado has been very busy helping her best friend.  I can’t fault her for it.  In my opinion, that is why we are put here on earth.  To help others.  I have been busy with the garden and trying to sell this house.  Every time there is a showing, we have to take the dogs and leave the house for an hour or two.  Oh I just want to be on top of my mountain where it is peaceful and quiet.  That’s all I want.

Now we are inundated with tomatoes and cucumbers.  I’ve already made pickles.  Now I think I will make some Gazpacho.  We all love it and it uses up the plethora of tomatoes we have.  But just as soon as I get the kitchen all nasty and tomato juice all over the place, the realtor will want to do a showing.  So it is a never ending battle around here.

I’m not going to be able to go visit Sister in Colorado, what with all that is going on, but I did go up to Mansfield for a few days to visit our sister there.  It was my nieces  birthday party.  While we were there, her air conditioner went out.  Oh my goodness.  How miserable that was.  But she got it fixed the day we came home.

So, that is my sad story for not.  I sure hope things get better around here.  At least slows down a bit.  I am so ready for fall I can’t stand it.  I am done with the heat.  You all taker care of yourselves and we’ll

GARDEN, RAIN, HOUSE, ETC

Good Morning all:

It has been awhile since I did a blog.  I don’t know why except as my husband says, “I’ve been busier than a one-armed paper hanger.”

This selling a house is not a lot of fun.  Just when you think you have some time, the realtor texts(they don’t use the phone anymore.) that they have scheduled a showing.  That means putting the dogs in the car and driving around for an hour or more. Plus the constant cleaning so it is fit to show.  Sure hope how soon this place sells so I can move into my cabin in the woods.

I am so proud.  My daughter and I made Bread and Butter pickles yesterday.  Honestly, they taste better than the store bought.  I am so happy they turned out so tasty.  I can’t wait to make some Dill Pickles.

Well, I finally finished the editing of THE HANGMAN.  Now waiting for Sister to write more of it.  Of course, she is so busy helping  her friend, she just does not have time.  But it is better to help her adopted sister than work on the book right now.  This lady is suffering greatly.  THE HANGMAN will get finished in time.

Hubs is out watering the garden as we are in need of rain.  It is funny to watch the radar.  There is rain all around us and even flooding in some areas, but we have not had a drop.

Well I must go.  I have a gazillion sheets of paper to fax to the loan officer for the cabin.  It’s crazy, I sent it all once, but they say they don’t have it.  So I will send it again.  You all take care of yourselves and try not to let regular life get in the way of working on your craft.  I wish I could add a picture of my pickles, but there seems to be something keeping me from dragging and dropping.  We’ll talk again soon.

 

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WEATHER, THE END OF PACKING, NOW SHIPPING AND HOUSE FOR SALE, UNFINISHED NOVELS, THE HANGMAN

th[10]It has been a long three months for my sweet adopted sister,  Her grief is a tangible emotion having to relive the memory of each item selected to be pack for keeping and shipped back to Ohio.  It is doubly so for everything that must be gotten rid of.  You spend a lifetime with someone and then lose them, that is a pain that time can’t “heal”.  We only learn to cope with always missing them.  There are people who don’t or won’t try to understand this.  When I lost my youngest sister years ago, I had a Hospice nurse tell me if I was still grieving after a year there was something wrong with me.  I guess there is something wrong with me.  I still miss those I have lost and YES, there are times I still cry from the pain of losing them.  It doesn’t go away.  We just shove it to the back of your minds so you can get on with your life.  But it still exists and always will.  So to those of you who don’t or won’t understand, screw you and the camel you rode in on, is my philosophy.  I miss my sisters and mother!!!  Soon the house will be emptied out, the rug shampooed and a For Sale sign stuck in the yard.  I completely understand how Sis feels and what she is having to cope with daily.  One part of your life ends and the road stretching before you must be traveled.  I pray her journey down that road ahead is filled with happy times and wonderful adventures.  I am going to miss her terribly when she goes back to Ohio.

SNGL CVR TO CATCH A DREAMORG SNGL CVR TO CATCH A DREAMI printed off a copy of all the partially written novels I have on this computer.  They are romantic suspense and after re-reading them, sound good.  One is so close to being completed, I plan on finishing it as soon as THE HANGMAN is completed.  I want to upload it this year as well.  It is called TO CATCH A DREAM.  I would like your opinion as to which book cover you all think is best, the blue one or the orange one.  You can post your choice on my Facebook page or e-mail me at dreamah.lockwood@aol.com

Well, I must get back to work on THE HANGMAN.  It has to be finished so we can get the editing done and it can be uploaded.

Everyone have a great week and I will talk at you later.  Stay safe.

CLEANING, CLEARING OUT, DINNER, TORTURE

Oh my stars and garters, I don’t even know where to start.  We have begun THE GREAT CLEAN OUT!!  I had no idea we had so much  junk.  The trash can runneth over and two car loads have gone to Goodwill.  That is just the garage, and there is still stuff to go through.  It breaks my heart but I’m not going to be able to put up our 9 1/2 ft. Christmas Tree. On top of that, we have @#%$ years of Christmas Decorations to go through.  I just hope the kids will want what I can’t keep.

I have sat around here all day and not given a thought to dinner.  So I threw a small eye of round roast in the pressure cooker and there’s dinner.  Throw in some potatoes, onions, carrots and stuff and it will be awesome. ( I don’t know how to spell the D word)

Several years ago, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.  I have handled it ok until recently.  Now the pain in my arms is at least a 8 1/2–9 on the 1–10 pain scale.  My dr. sent me to an acupuncturist to see if he could help.  Let me tell you what he did to me is beyond belief.  First he put two needles in each arm.  Then he hooked me up to what looked like battery cables and turned on the juice.  Hubs went with me and God Bless him he got to sit there and turn the machine up every few minutes.  I tell you he had a satisfied grin on his face.  He said he got no pleasure from it, but I don’t believe him.  I would rather have three babies with nothing for pain than go through that again.  If it doesn’t help, I have to go back and do it all over again.

Ok, the pressure cooker is finished, so it is time to add the veggies and get dinner on the table.  You all take care of yourselves and keep up your writing.  We’ll talk again soon.

DREAMAH

 

PACKING FINISHED, WEEKEND GARAGE SALE, NOVELS, THE HANGMAN

IMG_7778It is hard to believe July is winding down and August is just a little over a week away.  The children will be returning to school.  Even this early, there is a hint of a chill in the morning air.  Even the sky has its faint suggestion that fall is on the way.   In a couple of months or a little more, there will be slashes of gold among the deep green on the mountain side.  Thank God for all the rain we’ve had.  The Hayman Pass fire is now 45% contained and people are returning to their homes.

th[10]Well, mostly everything in Sister’s Colorado home has been sorted and packed, waiting to be shipped back to Ohio.  A bit of paint on the walls, clean out the garage and it will be finished.  Then up goes the for sale sign.  Pray she gets a good price for the house.  It  is a bi-level with 4 nice size bedrooms and two baths.  It is a large house with a large lot.  When all is said and done, I will hate to see her leave, even if I know she must.  I will miss her terribly.  We are planning another garage sale this weekend.  Hopefully, we won’t get rained out like we did a couple of weeks ago.  I think Sister is planning on donating what doesn’t sell to One Nation, for the American Indians here in the Springs.  I’m sure they will be glad to receive anything that will help them.  Our Native Americans have been dished too many dirty deals.

NEW HANGMAN SINGLEI’ve been going through all the different novel ideas I have, and after I finish THE HANGMAN and get it upload, I have a 60,000 word novel which is an almost finished, a  romantic suspense book I will complete and upload as well.  That will be two novels completed this year which has been my goal all along.  I hope everyone’s writing is going well.  Remember, NEVER GIVE UP, NEVER SURRENDER.  Stay the course and you will succeed.

NEW SNGLE STONE KILLER CVRRemember to give our other novels a read, especially THE STONE KILLER, so you will be ready for the second book in the Jonas Black series.

SINGLE COVER, A C OF M

CREATING KATHRYN CROWNEveryone have a great weekend and stay safe.

Dreamah

GARDEN, RAIN, ETC.

Good morning everyone:  Sure hope you all are doing well.  Not much going on here in KY.  We’re trying to sort through things we know we want to keep.  The problem is that we have no place to store boxes and the realtor  says the place can’t look junky.

I tell you, we have four cucumber plants and they are going crazy.  The crisper drawer is full and we have given some away.  I’m not good at making pickles, so that’s out.  And the tomato plants are loaded, but they haven’t started turning red yet.  Hopefully soon.  Tomatoes don’t like to have their feet too wet, and we have had some very heavy rains this week.  Hope they don’t start turning black on the bottom.

Well, I only have 38 pages left on THE HANGMAN, then it’s a matter of waiting for Sister to finish writing it.   I downloaded a book on Amazon, but I just can’t seem to sit and read it.  I find myself trying to edit it and that takes away from the storyline.  It was only $  .99 so I haven’t lost a lot if I don’t finish it.  Except that I hate to not finish a book.  Even if I don’t like it, I will make myself read the entire thing.

I had so many things I wanted to get done today, but it is almost 11:00 and I haven’t accomplished anything.  So I had better get busy.  God forbid the realtor call and want to show the house.

You all take care of yourselves and we’ll talk later.

DREAMAH