Wednesday, June 22, 2011

My Latest Book

I just published a book of four short horror stories for the Amazon Kindle. Let me know what you think!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Rocky-Fellahs Mysteries, Case #1: Their First Client

My Kindle book is finally published!! If you loved reading Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, and The Boxcar Children books, you might like this series! Please check it out (and buy) the first of the Rocky-Fellahs Mysteries!

Case #1 (U.S. Amazon)
Amazon U.K. Case #1

Saturday, April 9, 2011

News From Nowhere

You ever think about someone and that person calls you, or shows up at the front door with a bag of clothes that needs cleaning? Some people think that a psychic connection, some people call it coincidence, some people call it the Law of Attraction. But tell me this, what does this accomplish? Why have it if it doesn't do anything for you?

I know people who constantly think the worse of things, like their house is going to get robbed, or the cat's going to throw up, or that someone they know is going to get into a car accident. And then those things happen. The problem is, they didn't do anything to stop it! They just sat around being worried and thinking about it. Why?

My point is, you might as well think about good things, so that if they don't happen, the worst is that you kept yourself thinking good thoughts, and didn't needlessly worry about silly things. And when it does happen, you won't be a loser.

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Sun Shone Since There Was Nothing New To Do

It's dreary out, overcast, cold, and pathetic.

How is it I can find a recipe, and follow it through to completion, yet I can't seem to do that with anything else in this life? I think it has something to do with my level of enjoyment of it. Add to this the amount of praise I get from it. With other tasks and things I can't seem to finish, I get either no praise or just the opposite, criticism, while my record for food accolades is mostly positive. (I won't mention the time I put cinnamon in the spaghetti sauce.)

Well off to begin something. Hopefully I finish it too. I really think that once I get past this hurdle, I will finally have grown up.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Thinking Outside The Litter Box

I have one cat. She's grey with one little white dot in the middle of her chest. She turns ten in a few weeks. She also left three poops two inches outside of her litter box. At 5 o'clock in the morning, blurry-eyed, and needing to pee, this was not something I wanted to stumble on.

What perplexes me is why they were lined up, neatly all in a row, just outside her box, with no streaks. They obviously weren't kicked out because they didn't have litter stuck to them, nor were they "butt-scooted" into place, because there were no marks. Yes, I investigated it but I am still confused how it could be? Did she just see the box, say, "eh, I can't be bothered", and squatted just outside of it and went poo?

I'm thinking this will just be one of those mysteries in life that will forever go unanswered.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Vacuums don't clean houses. People clean houses.

For Christmas I bought myself a small Eureka vacuum and after using it a handful of times it started smelling like extreme [EXTREME!!!] burnt rubber. I will add that it had smelled a little like that when I first opened it, but I figured it was just "new vacuum smell". Yeah, I know, I know. It smelled horrible. I turned it off, called Rich, and he witnessed a spark explosion coming from the back, when I demonstrated it to him.

So now I have to call the company and hope that they will give me a new one. It's been about a month. I hate talking to reps because I always seem to invite them to try to sell me something. Ah well, I really liked this vacuum, even with the smell, and the filter that spit dust back in your face when you try to clean it. I wish they'd tell you, in detail, exactly what you need for the phone call, like vacuum serial number, invoice and receipt, social security number, mother's maiden name, and credit card to order a lifetime's supply of filters.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

"A book worth reading is worth buying."

When we lived in Florida, I went to the library so much (daily) that I racked up quite a bill on toll and gas. It probably would have been cheaper to buy the books than getting free library books. When we traveled around in Maine, I only had the sparse choices that the homes we stayed in had available. When we moved back in with my parents, I reread many, many of my books that were in storage.

Then, for my birthday, my husband bought me an Amazon Kindle 3. He also bought me a cover that has a retractable light, so I can read in the dark. It hearkens back to my youth, reading books via flashlight until the wee hours of the morning. I love the fact that I can read the first chapters of the book before I purchase it. I love that I can get free books that are no longer under copyright. I love that I can carry around hundreds and hundreds of books without worrying about the weight, or the storage, or rummaging through them all. I know this  sounds like a commercial for the kindle, but honestly, if you loved reading and haven't had the time, you'll find that it will rekindle your love.