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English: A blue color point male Ragdoll cat w...

English: A blue color point male Ragdoll cat with blue eyes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My dear sweet sister says cats do not destroy furniture, chew up blankets, or jump on you causing bloody wounds.  I beg to differ.  When I lived in Florida, I had a sofa that, at the time, my two cats loved to shred with their claws.  Oh, did they have fun.  They destroyed that sofa.  When I moved to Colorado, I put it at the curb for trash.  Now I have three cats and believe me,  my newest family member can put a hole in a blanket with her claws and her teeth.  When I play with either her or the big Ragdoll cat, they love to hold onto me with their claw.  The Ragdoll slit my finger open one morning, so I keep lots of Band-Aids handy.  Also my cats love to climb on anything that is high, even the folding door to my closet.  But they are really great company and I love them dearly, but  I am thankful that my cats use a litter box.

Well I am trying to stick to my writing schedule, but sometimes it is difficult.  Like right now, I need food or this brain in my head will not function.  I have to get at least 1000 words written today.  Pray for me.  I need all the help I can get.  Shortly, I have to kill another person off in The Stone Killer, a naughty priest.  2014 is not that far away and there will be a lot of adding to the story and editing to do.   Sister is going to love that.

Well, food first and then back to work.  Everyone have a fantastic day.  It is another sunny blue sky day here in Colorado, and I am so happy to finally be back home in the Rockies.  Talk with you later. We would love to hear from you.  Email us at dreamah.lockwood@aol.com and we’ll respond.  Put a Hello in the subject line.  Until then, please, all of you stay safe and love each other.



Jack-o-lantern (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Photo of a Halloween trick-or-treater, Redford...

Photo of a Halloween trick-or-treater, Redford, Michigan, United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Well, while my sister is out buying apples so she can make her apple butter, (her home-made apple butter is delicious) I am busy formatting A Circle of Murders to upload to Smashword.  I am also formatting Creating  Kathryn Crown for Kindle and CreateSpace.  Fun, fun, fun.  It is a tedious process, but I will finish both books to be uploaded, I PRAY, by Halloween.

I love Halloween, the night when ghosts, witches and goblins come out to play.  I even have a black cat, who is afraid of anyone who comes in the house.  Halloween is a magical night when the boys and girls dress up for trick or treating.  Toooooooooo much candy.  I’ll buy several bags to hand out,  Hopefully, I’ll have enough children at my door so I won’t have any left because I will be tempted to eat it, and I don’t need to indulge.  I’m not fat, but I can stand to lose a few pounds.  Honestly, maybe several.  That’s why my treadmill is in my bedroom, and yes, I use it.

SO, LAUNCH DAY FOR CREATING KATHRYN CROWN IS OCTOBER 31st!  Our Halloween gift to all you who love books as much as we do.

Here in Colorado, we haven’t had any more snow where I live.  Other parts, higher in the mountains, might have or in the northern part of the state.  But, it has been chilly.  I had to go out Friday.  I was only wearing a sweater, but I had my coat in my car, just in case.  The sun was shining and it was a little chilly because of the wind, otherwise it felt great to me. When I got home, the outside temperature turned out to be in the low forties.  Right now, it is 56 degrees here in the Springs; tonight’s low is going to be 26.  That’s a bit cold.

The front and back yards are looking sad, all brown from the frost we had Friday night.  The elm tree still has its leaves and they’re still green, as most of the trees are around my house.  In town, the foliage has changed to the bright autumn colors and it is beautiful.  Up in the high country the aspens probably have lost all their leaves.  I have not gone to the higher elevations because I’m still adjusting to the change in altitude.  Coming from Florida, which is below sea level in St Petersburg, to a city over a mile above sea level takes several months to become acclimated.   I’m doing better every day.

Well, back to work.  Everyone, have a great day and stay safe and enjoy Halloween.



August (Photo credit: randihausken)

Colorado Sky

Colorado Sky (Photo credit: Let Ideas Compete)

My friend Robin hurt her back and I was in too much pain Saturday (still from the accident) so we did not accomplish anything on packing my stuff.  I have so many thing for sale, I hope and pray I get rid of it all.  I can’t believe all the items I have accumulated over the years and have not used for a long time.  Needless to say my books go with me, but I have eliminated so many kitchen items that I never used, platters, extra bowls and too many things to list here.   Slowly but surely it is all coming together.  August is only three days away and then the count  down begins.

I have to admit that as eager as I am to get to Colorado, I am deeply saddened to leave the friends I have here in Florida.  They, and who knows who they are, say that if you can count your true friends on one hand, you are lucky.  I am truly blessed as I have Robin and her family as my true friends.  Also the people in my art classes, Chuck, Denise, Lorraine and then there is Diana, Janice & Tony, the people I worked with at my job before I quit.  I shall miss them, but they are only a phone call away, and I’m sure they will love coming to Colorado to visit.  I find it interesting and almost poetic that I arrived in Florida in the month of August, and I am returning to Colorado in the month of August.  I didn’t plan it this way, it just happened.  It is time to go home.  I have lots of stories raging to be written and paintings to do.

I hope all you readers will give our novel A CIRCLE OF MURDERS a try and write an honest review.  Those reviews are so important for writers.   CREATING KATHRYN CROWN will soon be upload.

Well, I have to go to bed.  I have a lot to do yet tomorrow.  I hope you had a great day fill with sunshine, peace and happiness.  Take care of yourself and stay safe.

Good night.


Chevy HHR

Chevy HHR (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Well, I have my new but used 2011 Chevy HHR and I love it.  Since I always give my vehicles a name,  I was going to call her Clarice II,  but Charlie sounded better.  Charlie is a metallic mocha and is sharp looking.  I love these vehicles and firmly believe, that first and foremost, God and the sturdiness of my other HHR is the reason I am alive today.  Tonight I managed to give myself a fat lower lip trying to inspect the cargo area and flipped up the divider striking my mouth.  I iced it and it feels better.   As I said, I’m a tad clumsy at times.

In the distance, I can hear rumbling again.  I cringe.  It makes me wonder if we’re in for another bout of heavy rain.  I had to drive in a wall of water coming back from the car dealership this afternoon.   I appreciate all the rain we have been getting here in Florida, but gosh, Lord, can’t you dump a few heavy days worth on Arizona and the western half of the USA.  They need it desperately, and we have had more rain in the last couple of weeks than I care to see.   Florida is actually soggy, plus the lightning has been unbelievable.  It scares one of my cats so bad, he hides under the bed.  But Florida is the lightning capital of the world.  Well, thank God, it’s not thunder, but fireworks being set off.  I sigh with relief.  I need sunshine.

So to all you great and kind people, give our novel A CIRCLE OF MURDERS a read and give us a review.   Oops, I hear raindrops.  Fudge Buckets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!