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Well, hello again.  I know, I told Sister I was going to do a Blog more often.  It just seems I can’t get my day in order to do the things I want.

My daughter’s poor little Shitzu is miserable.  I think I’ve told you that several years ago, Freedom slapped her in the eye and tore it right out of her face.  Well now, she had to have the other eye removed the other day.  It was all infected and she couldn’t see out of it anyway.  My daughter works and is not home during the day, so Zoey stays with us.  She is determined to scratch the incision area.  She had a hood on, but she has  figured out a way to get her head out enough to rub that incision on all the furniture.  And of course, she leaves behind blood.  I am at my wits end.  Poor little thing.  I feel so bad for her.

Speaking of Freedom, I could just kill her.  Of course, I won’t harm a hair on her head.  But last night I let her sleep on the bed in the guest room.  Well, don’t you know, she chewed a hole in the quilt.  I don’t know what to do with her.  She is a Pit Bull and the sweetest puppy I have ever seen.  Well, she is part Pit.  I would have her teeth pulled, but she only has four left.  She is old and thinks she can do whatever she wants.

I think I told you that we had bats up under a decorative thing on the front of the house.  Our son-in-law got rid of them, but now they are back.  There was only one at the front of the house and when it fell to the ground and he touched it with a shovel, it flew right at  him and he almost killed himself trying to get away from it.  I don’t know what to do to get rid of them for good.  I don’t really mind having them around unless they manage to get into the house.  Then I’m MOVING!!  Of course, they eat mosquitos by the thousands.  That is a good thing.  But, I have this thing about them getting in my hair.  What to do.  What to do.    Now, our next-door neighbor told us he walked out his front door and there were two Copperhead snakes laying on his walk.  OMG!!  Those things are extremely poisonous as are several types of snakes here in KY.  Lordy, what have I gotten myself into.

You all should see my garden.  It consists of three pots with tomato plants and two pots with cucumber plants.  Plus various flowers here and there in pots.  They all look good and  healthy, one has a tomato on it.  We see by and by how much we get from container gardening.  Well I better finish this up.  I want to get some editing on THE HANGMAN done today.  And I have actually started working on a sweater I began knitting a couple of years ago.  Me procrastinate?  NO. Not me.

You all take care and be good to yourselves.  Get at least two pages of your book done today, and we’ll talk later.  Thanks for following.  We do appreciate it so much.






Well, for the second day in a row, my sister has written a blog about the bushel of peaches she purchased and is getting ready to make into peach pie filling.  She does this every year and works herself until she is so exhausted it is not funny.  Her and my other sister are both into having a large vegetable garden so they have fresh veggies every year.  They both make jellies and jams out of blueberries, strawberries and anything they can think of including apple butter.  Me, I write books.  Sister skins the peaches in hot water, lets them cool, slices them and adds all the spices for pie filling, fills freezer bags with enough for individual pies and freezes the lot.  That way she always has fresh peaches for pies.  She does the same thing to apples for pies or to fry for breakfast, i think.  Hot biscuits, fried apples and scrambled eggs with bacon is a fantastic breakfast, as long as you don’t do it too often or you’ll gain weight.

112943521I called her a few minutes ago and they’re having a horrible storm.  When it’s over, she’ll call and let me know she’s okay.

NEW HANGMAN SINGLEAnyway, I’m still helping my friend pack up her house.  When that is done, I’ll get back to writing full-time on THE HANGMAN.

Everyone have a great weekend, and please stay safe.  Life is so short.



English: View of Pikes Peak from the Universit...

English: View of Pikes Peak from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, sometime before 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It did not cool off much last night.  I woke up in a sweat this morning.  As I sit here at the computer, I look out through the sliding glass doors at the big Elm tree in the back yard, not a leave is moving.  But, a cool front is coming this weekend and will drop the temperature by 10 degrees.  Even without A/C in this house, I am thankful to be in Colorado.  I did not realize how much I missed being here.  Yes, I was a aware of being homesick, but to look out and see Pikes Peak any time I want makes me almost cry.  I’m an emotional person.  I cry at sad movies, at a beautiful dance routine, or when something gives me joy, like the amazing lavender plants growing all over Colorado Springs.  Yard after yard filled with blooming lavender is a glorious sight.

I bought my own pot of  lavender to plant.  It is starting to bloom.  There is a small garden in the corner of the back yard where it will thrive.  I will plant it there so when I have my morning coffee at my desk, I can see it.

Well, the unpacking is progressing.  Most of my clothes are unpacked and put away.  What amazes me is how much bedding I have.  Goodwill here I come.  I still have a lot of boxes to go through, so had better get busy.

Everyone have a great day.  Take care of your selves and be safe.