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Good Sunday to everyone:  I hope you all are having a great day so far.

Yesterday was so beautiful and now it is pouring rain.  Well, actually, as long as the ground is wet, we are not likely to have forest fires.  That is the one thing that scares me to death.  We have fire hydrants here on the mountain, but we have been told that they are just for decoration.  Are you laughing or are you yelling OMG like I did.  What we have is what the head of the HOA says are flush valves, and that means that a fire truck has to travel 15 miles, hook up to the flush valve, fill the truck with water, then they can fight the fire.  Now, people, how long do you think a cedar shingled cabin would last.  Yeah, that’s right.  so long home.

I started to do this blog last night, but I started reading other blogs and didn’t get to our blog.  There is one blog that hit me very hard.  Rachel Markowitz wrote a blog about 100 blessings a day.  It is wonderful and if you think about it, we all can come up with at least 100 blessings each and every day.

Well, I took time out to clean my fridge.  The thing was bordering on nasty, and I couldn’t stand  looking at it any longer.  Now it is bright and shiny.  Even the food looks better

I thought the sun was coming out, but the rain is coming down in sheets.  That’s okay though, we are just going to stay in and watch the NCAA Tournament.  I’m hoping for UK and FL to win, but we shall see.

So, you all be good to yourselves and others. Keep working on your craft.  That’s the only way you will improve and get anywhere.  Practice, Practice, Practice.  Take care and we’ll talk later








P1010497I now know that the little birds do not like cornbread.  Hubs swore they would eat it, but no they did not.  God, I love it when I’m right.

I am so happy.  We have sunshine today and the temp is supposed to reach 53deg.  I am so tired of being cold. We’ve only had about 1 1/2 inches of snow this winter and,  since we have to walk the dogs, I am not too upset.  And yet, I love snow.  I swear Mother Nature must be on crack or something.  The other day I’m sitting here with the temp in the 20’s and Sister has 70 ish temps.  It’s supposed to get up to 80 in CO. Spgs today.

Sister is ill so she isn’t up to editing right now.  But she will spring back and we will get started soon.

Hubs has decided he is going to fence in the back yard whether or not the HOA likes it.  That man is going to make me a homeless old woman.  And I don’t even have a grocery cart to put my piddling stuff in.

Oh and there is big news in the area.  The double screen outdoor drive in movie opened this week end.  Exciting yes?  The new Beauty and the Beast is playing.  I think I’ll wait for something with a little more action.  We do plan on going as soon as the weather warms up in the evening.

So folks, that’s about it for now.  Sitting here watching college basketball.  I’m down to two teams I’m rooting for.  KY of course.  And W va.  Miami and FL State both lost out.  Y’all be good to yourselves and others.  Don’t do anything that will reduce your wardrobe to nothing but orange jumpsuits.  Not everyone can wear that color.  We’ll talk later.







Hey there everyone:  I don’t even remember the last time I posted a blog.  I must say, I have missed it.

We moved to the mountain in October.  It didn’t take long to sell our house in Northern KY, but the packing and getting rid of stuff absolutely about did us in.  And we still have too much stuff.  We now have 900sf of living space.  A lot less than before.  But we are so happy. I sit in my living room and watch the birds on the porch railing eat the ground nuts we put out for them.  My favorites are the Titmice(TITMOUSES?) and the Chickadees.  They are the cutest little things.

We don’t have a fence, as a matter of fact, the HOA denied us permission to put up a fence, so we have to take the dogs out on a leash several times a day.  That has gotten old.  Especially in the cold.  This morning the wind chill is 11deg.  Yuck!!  But, we are going to put in one of the invisible fences.  They surely can’t complain about that.  We have never lived where we had a group of idiots telling us what we can and cannot do with our very own property.  I don’t think I like it too well.

Well, THE HANGMAN is written, and I have completed the first edit.  Now Sister and I have to start the dreaded reading aloud and changing things if needed.  Hopefully, we will get  to that this week or this coming Tuesday.  She volunteers at the Colorado Spgs PD Mondays and Fridays, we have three days a week to work on the book.  It won’t take us long to get it up and published.  That is Sister’s job. ha ha.

I tell you this Daylight Savings Time is ruining my daily plans.  I don’t get up like I would like.  Here it is almost 10am and I haven’t been up very long.  And my day is full.  I absolutely have to get started on our taxes or Hubs is going to have a fit.  He has been on my back already to get everything out.  Gonna do that.  Yes I am.  Soon.  Well, by April 14th anyway.

That sweet man has my breakfast ready, so I had better go eat.  Y’all have a super day and it really is good to be back with you.  if you haven’t read THE STONE KILLER, go get it.  You will be glad you did.  Be good to yourself and others, and we’ll talk later.












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


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.






Well, I have to say that yesterday was one of the best days I’ve had in a long time.  Our nephew from CO.  did a fish fry and make BBQ from a large piece of brisket.  But most of all was the company.  Friends came down from Rittman, OH.  We haven’t seen them in almost a year.  It was one of those “all day in the kitchen” kind of days.  We had deep fried Walleye.  I don’t know if that’s how it’s spelled, but it was awesome.  There was the BBQ’ed brisket, potato salad, baked beans, cole slaw, various and sundry pickles, etc.  Then we had beer brownies, now I have never heard of these, but they are very good.  Along with German chocolate cheesecake and strawberry/ rhubarb crumble.   I thought I would have to have a tow truck to get me away from the table.  Lordy, I love days like that.

Yesterday was one of those cool spring days you get now and again.  I actually had to put on a sweater to sit out on the porch.  And when I got up this morning, our sister had turned on the heat.

I have to tell you what I discovered.  Macy’s has what they call “The Last Act” department.  I don’t know about you all, but I can’t afford to pay $70.00 to $80.00 for a blouse or sweater.  Well, in this department, things are marked down 80–90%.  I got one top that had been $89.90 but I payed $11.90 for it.  You just can’t beat that.

I still haven’t figured out how to insert a photo into the blog, but I did order a book from Amazon that will help me.  I will get it on Friday and we’ll see if I can still learn something.

We are going home tomorrow and I am ready to get back to my own homestead.  I love visiting, but home is where I want to be after a couple of days.  I hope to get out to CO this fall to see Sister.  It has been two years since I last saw her.  That is way too long.

That is her on the phone now, so I had better talk to her.  You all take care of yourselves and we’ll talk later.


I did it, but the picture is too large.


Good morning everyone:  I can’t believe it is  Monday already.  This weekend has gone by so fast.  Thank goodness I don’t have to cook today, our neighbors  have invited us over for a cook out this afternoon.  I love it when I don’t have to cook.

We’re going to Mansfield tomorrow.  Gonna spend a week with our other sister.  Her son is in from CO.  and he is planning a fish fry next weekend.  I would go just about anywhere for a fish fry. I would eat fish every day if I could afford it.  But seafood is so expensive her in KY.  It would be cheaper to make a trip to FL to get it.  But I’m not going to FL until I have to.

Got some more editing done on THE HANGMAN.  I hope how soon Sister finishes it.  I am anxious to know what happens.

Since I’m leaving town again, I have more laundry to do.  I haven’t even unpacked my summer clothes.  How lazy is that?  Guess I have to now. The sister in Ohio keeps her air-conditioner set close to 80.  Her house is like an oven in the summer time.  I even wear short sleeves in the winter up there.

Well Chloe has decided she wants to take a nap on my lap.  She refuses to move and I don’t have the energy to fight with her today.  So, I will publish this and give her room to lay across my lap.  With all I have to do today I hope I can get some editing in.  You all take it easy and have a great Memorial Day.  If you were ever in the military, I thank you for your service and am so glad you made it home.  Hubs was in the Marine Corps, as far as he is concerned, that is the only branch of the Military fit to serve in.  Well you know how Marines are.  Once again have a Blessed Day and we’ll talk later.