Welcome to my blog and sneak peek pages!


 If you can’t eat it or play with it, just pee on it and walk away.

Wanna go out and play?


        I’m a mystery writer–read my ‘about me’ page to find out more.   Feel free to check out the excerpts from my Doggoned Mystery series and take a look at my favorite pictures of our garden and what was once our pond.  The Bull Pen page has pictures of our bullies and friends.   


New picture

It’s time to change my *Welcome to my blog* picture.


^There’s this one A^


^Or this one B^


^Or this one C^


Decisions, decisions…geeeeez.

What DVDs have you watched lately?

Catching up on watching our DVDs. We got behind on them and had two tall stacks to go through. We’re down to a short stack now.

Last night we watched Reds 2. Loved it as much as Reds. What can I say, it’s good to see a movie that has people over the age of 40 as the heroes of the story. Sure, there is plenty of gunfire and violence, but it is more for color.

Most movies suggest that once you are past the hotty stage, your life is over. Not true my darlings, not true.

I never Know what movie we’re going to watch. The Curmudgeon is in charge of picking them and setting up the DVD so we can watch a movie through dinner.


Run in the candy aisle jungle

All that Easter candy will be the death of my diet.

G and I went to Target today to pick up a few items. She’s been off chocolate candy for Lent. So naturally she dragged me into the Easter candy aisles so she could load up for the day she can scarf a ton of chocolate down.

Chocolate, dark chocolate my biggest most irresistible nemesis. Oh, I truly did not need a candy heavy holiday come anyway near me.

Yes, I bought bags of dark chocolate candies. I am weak.


Lost in a book

I finally surfaced from the depths of my book only to realize that midnight had passed by a while ago. Caught up in magic, dragons, dwarfs, magicians, unicorns and such, I lost track of time and place.

Found a good one in this freebie Kindle book, actually two books so far in this series. You can find the first one here but it is no longer a freebie. http://www.amazon.com/Wand-Makers-Debate-Osrics-Wand-Book-ebook/dp/B005JQ9D8A/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1427175924&sr=1-3&keywords=osrics+wand

I’m on book two of the series.

You all have a good one. I’m diving back in.

what makes your soul happy

It’s melting!

The yard is, once again, almost clear of snow. I hope that is the last we see of it for a long time. I’m one lottery win away from never seeing it again. The last three winters were miserable and this one was the worst of them. Lucy and I are not fond of the cold and we’re hoping we never have to go through another winter like this one. Gavin and The Curmudgeon don’t care about the cold. I’m all about the heat. So looking forward to real spring weather and the summer. Here's to you You all have a good one!

Coffee break

Yeah, I can’t think of anything to write tonight so I’m going to take a runner and leave you all hanging.

Wearing this shirt. :D

I run

coffee gimme

So the snow finally slowed down…almost stopped…

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The day before yesterday, our yard was clear of snow…

Today we’re supposed to hit fifty degrees. Oh, please, please, please let it be.

You all have a good one!

First day of spring and we get snow…geez!

Pack your bags old man winter. Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out! So long. Farewell. Time for you to go now.

Stop snowing

Yeah, I think I’ll stop with the birthdays…

Yesterday was my 61st birthday. I dreaded it. I did not enjoy it.

Bright spot of the day was opening a card from my cousin and seeing that she really does get me. Loved the music it played too.


I need a beach to live on for the rest of my life. Come on Lottery win!

Thank you to all who who wished me well.

You all have a good one.

One birthday present…

My birthday gift to myself came yesterday.

my new chair

It looks great in my room and it is the perfect height for me to use my bed for a foot rest.

*Doing a happy dance.*

You all have a good one!


My birthday is in two days. This one is depressing as hell. I feel as though I have nothing to show for all these years on this earth.

All my art work that my parents had kept over the years is gone–stolen by someone I should be able to trust with my life, but I wouldn’t trust her with a bag of dog shit.

My writing is at a standstill because my brain won’t work under stress.

All I have is The Curmudgeon, my cousins, my friends, and the pups.

Come to think of it, I am wealthy.

You all have a good one.



Even a couple of hours away is a good thing

A few hours away from the house is like a mini vacation for me. I already feel calmer than I have in the last few days. They were a bitch and so was I.

G and I went to the local flower show. We had a great time even though this year’s was the smallest it’s ever been. I talked to several ‘hardscapers.’ I have dreams of redoing the yard into a more functional (for The Curmudgeon) patios and pathways, raised garden beds, more private, and dog friendly yard.









I found a garden piece at the same stand I bought one from two years ago. Love it! Is it two or more than two that make a collection? I might be starting one. ;)





The one I bought 2 years ago



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