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My mess and welcome to it!

Thankful for This Particular Spring

As I write this, the trees have budded and many of them are already filling out with new leaves, spring green in its various shades. In a few more days, my front yard will look like this again. And the … Continue reading

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88 And Counting!

Sweet Mama turned 88 on the 8th. All she wanted to commemorate the day  was pizza and a tie-dye cake. She got both, and then some. My mother never ceases to amaze me. She is the poster-child for the slogan … Continue reading

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Garage Sale Madness

This past weekend, MSB and I held the second and—yea!—last garage sale for a while. Our intent was to get rid of twenty years’ worth of stuff we didn’t use/need anymore so that when we move, we can fill the … Continue reading

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To Be Judged

After we worked our fingers to the bones and our bodies into a state of utter fatigue, we finally had the house ready to be scrutinized by all those strangers who’d eagerly set up appointments to see it. We had … Continue reading

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Take My Advice

Saturday morning, I finally got to sit down to take a break from an arduous cleaning spree. I decided to memorialize the moment with a shot of a reasonably clean house—and Ree Drummond. If you follow me on Facebook, you … Continue reading

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Another New Year, Another Set of Unknowns

Here we go again! God blessed us with a new start-over! Every year, I write out my not-resolutions resolutions with full knowledge that they’re not going to happen. Oh, I’ll start out like a good girl, bound and determined to … Continue reading

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Trouble Comes in Threes

By now, I reckon everyone knows I’ve been battling insurance companies and cancer this year. Basically, I’m good, now. I rang the bell signalling the last of my radiation treatments a couple of weeks ago. All that’s left is 12 … Continue reading

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Writing in Times of Adversity

I’ve seen dozens of posts about whether and  how to write during hard times. The answer to “whether” is always yes. Authors see it as an escape, a balm during times of trouble. I have friends who continued writing and … Continue reading

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A Different Type of Cover Reveal

2019 is not going as planned. This year, my sweet Billy was supposed to retire, then we were supposed to sell our house here in east Texas and move closer to home in central Texas. By now, we were supposed … Continue reading

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Books, BookBub, and Begging

With Thanksgiving weekend coming up, I have a divided mind. Divided three ways, in fact. Thanksgiving itself, including all the people and things I’m thankful for and all the rigamarole that goes along with planning, cooking, and traveling at this … Continue reading

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