Work Wednesday—Fun for All!

You might think all we do around here is work. Funny story:

Last Sunday, we decided we’d do “fun stuff.” It took us several hours to come up with something that wasn’t also considered work . . . by most people.

So we went to the café for breakfast, and when we got home there were those pesky chores to deal with. We had to unload trash from the STL house, as well as the wood stove, and I had to water the garden.

Watering the garden requires a few hours and couple of sprinkler moves, so finally, around 11:00, we headed out on the ATVs to explore in the woods.

It’s much easier now that I have a bike that will go in reverse immediately, instead of taking five minutes or so . . .

Anyway, we hadn’t been out there in the southeast quarter for maybe 20 minutes when it started to sprinkle. The kind of rain you can’t actually feel, but can hear in the trees.

And then the thunder started.

I wasn’t too worried—I mean, all the trees were much taller than I, and I was a moving target, right? 😉

So I wiped off the spider webs from my face and glasses, so I could actually see where I was going, and we made our way out of the woods and through the pasture.

My husband stopped to gaze at the pond, and when I realized he wasn’t behind me, I stopped too, on the overlook where we have a firepit.

The rain began in earnest . . .

We flew the rest of the way up to the house, and just as we got on the porch, the sky really opened up! Thunder and lightning and nearly an inch of rain over the next few hours.

So we did the funnest thing we could come up with:

We took a nap.


Fan Friday—Finally!

Okay, okay, I know I’ve been procrastinating. A lot. For a long time. And I’ve said it before:


October 1, to be exact. Yes, this year—2016.

And, to show you how very much I appreciate your undying (or withering or completely exhausted) patience, the first TEN people to comment here or wherever this post shows up on Facebook—even if it’s only to complain about the delay—will receive a T-shirt with the covers of the entire series!

But wait, there’s more!

Those first TEN people will also receive a signed paperback copy of REPEAT!

And, if you act now, you can ALSO be a beta reader!

In early September, you’ll receive, via email, a .pdf of REPEAT—and while I would certainly appreciate a review as soon as it goes live, if you really think it sucks, well, you don’t have to review it . . . J


Comment here or on Facebook where this post appears, receive a T-shirt now, a signed paperback in October, AND be a beta reader in September! Remember, this is only for the first TEN people! 

Tune in next week for more updates!