Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Flint & Echo's Halloween!

Happy All Hallows Eve!

Flint insisted that this year he wanted to be big. He wanted to be debonair. He wanted to be dangerous! He wanted to be Bond, James Bond.

Echo thought about Flint's request and decided that she wanted to be sweet. She wanted to be good. She wanted to be cute. She wanted to be an angel!

My dogs. They have minds of their own.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Christmas Gifts...

If you're looking for Christmas gifts for the readers on your list...My two books are still available as e-books in several formats and as print copies.

"A heartwarming Christmas tale of kindness and spiritual discovery."


If Dea Lacey can find sanctuary she might live in peace. But will the family homestead be the place, or will it bring more turmoil to her and the boy she's taken as her own son? Jesse McTavish struggles with the fact that life continues even when love is lost. When Dea presents him with his son, his first reaction is to shut himself off from more grief. Can he let this boy into his heart?

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Friday, October 26, 2007

In the fields...

We've taken to walking after dinner with the parents. Usually, we walk to the bridge and hang out there looking for beaver on the creek, but occasionally we stray down other roads. The Mt. Olive Church road beckoned and we headed that way. Off to the left is a U.S Army Corps land pasture which is leased to farmers to take hay. We wandered along side for a while and then went into the pasture to look for the cave in the hillside. Naturally, we had to play on the haybales. (grin)

Yes, it was that cold, to me! About 45 degrees, I think. The dogs were disconcerted that I was way up there and went all around the bale looking for a way to jump up to be with me.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

ARRRRRRGH! Another snake!

We were walking up to Mom and Pa's for dinner and there in the road was a dead baby ringneck snake! It was black with an yellow/orange ring around the base of its head. EWWWWWWWW!

Echo and Flint are enjoying the daily morning walk up the road. I try to do it most mornings because Echo is so energetic she needs to work out the kinks and Flint needs the exercise to keep his joints from locking up. We walk up a slight incline which he does slowly, but he usually runs/trots ont he way back because we're going downhill. Whatever, its still good for him.

And on another note - this picture says it all...while Richard and I slaved at tiling the laundry room Echo and Flint sat in the chairs in the living room and watched TV!

Monday, October 08, 2007

Another SNAKE!!!!

Richard and I were working in the house (or at least, he was. I may have just been talking). Anyway, he asked if I could make him some lunch. I came in and made him a sandwich and some chips. I opened the door of the 'Stream to go out and there below the steps was ANOTHER SNAKE!

At that point, aside from the snake, the ground was now littered with Fritos corn chips. I screamed, it slithered and chips flew everywhere.

This one was a Western ribbon snake - black with 3 yellow vertical stripes running down its body. It was about 4 feet long and the width of a cafe curtain rod.

So I holler "SNAKE!" and Richard comes running. He chased it away...right around the corner of the 'Stream and UNDER it! ACK! He took the flashlight and looked for it under there, but its gone. I told him the snake is probably sitting in a wheel-well which every smart mouse has already figured out is an excellent entrance to the food in here...