Thursday, November 30, 2017

The End of November...

How weird is that?

This year has flown by! I was at work earlier looking at something from May. I thought "well, that wasn't that long ago", and then I realized it really was. We're heading into the last month of 2017 and I still don't know how I feel about 2017.


Tomorrow is Friday and I only have to work until 11. Yay! Though I do have to take K4 to the doc and do some shopping, then grocery shopping. And then hopefully finishing up my short story. It'll be way better than sitting at my desk!

Saturday is the first of our crazy weekends, but I hope to get some decorating started on Sunday. We'll see...

Everyone in this house is sick but me. That Man had to pick up K4 from school today and he ended up staying home, too, since he wasn't feeling much better than she is. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it stays away from me!

That is all!


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

D.R. Grady is in the House!

My good friend D.R. Grady is on the blog to tell you about her new release! D.R. and I walked into our very first writing meeting on the same day. We ended up sitting together and have been friends ever since.

Her new book comes out on November 30th!

The Nerd Who Spied Me

Cian Hunter is tasked with the impossible: find Verity Wellington and bring her home safely. His survival is not guaranteed.

Everyone in their business knows Verity is perfectly capable of getting herself home, since she’s the gut-them-first-and-ask-questions-later type of operative. She also has the advantage of knowing where she is, which would be helpful.

He accepts the assignment, aware two operatives are better than one when dealing with the nebulous factions who lurk in the shadows. Plus, the chance to get close to Verity to see if his attraction to her is more than a fleeting interest is too good to pass up. Provided she doesn’t gut him first.

Cian is confident in his secret operative abilities, despite wishing to leave them behind. However, his relationship goals leave something to be desired. If he can figure those out… he might stand a chance of getting them both home alive.

1. Hi D.R. and welcome. Tell us a little about your new release? 
THE NERD WHO SPIED ME is the 12th book of the Morrison Family series. It’s a little darker than my previous books because both the heroine, Verity, and the hero, Cian, are tough secret agents who know what they’re doing.
Verity is as capable as Cian and her reputation rivals his. They’re not fresh faced recruits, but savvy operatives who have paid their dues. Their interactions entertained me and I looked forward to what they were going to come up with next.
This story was a romp to write! And will hopefully be a romp to read. (:

2. What was your inspiration for this book?
As stated previously, this book is part of a stand-alone series. We’ve met these characters in previous books, and both of them intrigued me. I didn’t know they were supposed to be together at first. It’s super exciting when the characters want their story told. I adore being the “first reader.”

3. How long did it take you to write this?
Somewhere between 30-50 days. The writing is the easy part. Edits are what can prove challenging for me, and tend to take double that or more. I enjoyed Verity and Cian so much that the edits were fun. (:

4. When did you decide you wanted to be an author?
From the moment I learned when you put words together, they form a sentence, and then combine the sentences and wowa story.  An amazing moment in my life!

5. Where do you get your ideas? 
Everywhere! (: Things I see and hear can trigger an idea, although the main place is from the characters themselves. I have to know the characters and a few details about them before I can start a story.

6. Favorite book ever?
Anything written by Jayne Ann Krentz

Thank you so much for inviting me to visit!

D.R. Grady lives with her husband near Hershey, PA. She adores chocolate, laughing, collecting bags, books, and shoes, and writing stories that resonate with others.

Other works by D.R. Grady

The Morrison Family Series:

Nerds Unite
The Trouble with Nerds
The Nerd who Spied Me

Free Short Stories:

Math Nerds and Mechanics
Tall Golfs

The Me Series:

Treasure Me
Save Me
Trust Me
Heal Me
Love Me

The Dragon Chronicles Series:

The Dragon Chronicles Book 1: Learning
The Dragon Chronicles Book 2: Shifting
The Dragon Chronicles Book 3: Healing

Please visit my website for updates on these series.


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Still November!

So this Christmas thing is crazy already and we still have two days left in November! I guess that's what happens when Thanksgiving is early.

Decorations are going up all over town.
Christmas music is being played on all of the radio stations (not non-stop yet, but still... several songs during my drives).
We started the Secret Santa name draw at work today and two of the guys are 90% decorated for the cube decorating contest.

I'm not complaining. I'm in full on Christmas mode myself. I've already started shopping and have had three gifts delivered so far, and my awesome Christmas shirt. I'll post a picture of it after I wear it for the first time. It is epic though.
I'm planning my decorating and our schedule.
I have my writing group Christmas party Saturday afternoon, and my work Christmas party Saturday night.

All I can say is that it's going to be a crazy month!


Sunday, November 26, 2017

End of the Weekend...

I thought it was Sunday all day yesterday, so it was kind of nice when today was actually Sunday.

Small Business Saturday at the bookstore was fun. Got to hang out with author friends, meet new friends, and the store cats.

Came home and helped That Man with the leaves. Oy! That was a job and a half. Once we were done, we cleaned up and got in the car for the drive to That Man's best friend's grave site. We took a wreath and some flowers. Then we made our way back home, stopping at the grocery store first.

Made our own subs for dinner, then watched sappy Christmas movies. In bed early. No writing done. Boo. 

Today we grabbed K5, took her to "brunch", and then to see a live reindeer. It was a quick time, but at least we got to see her for a bit. She's a hoot.

Came home to do the chores and make loaded potato soup, which turned out well. I got through a whole critique of my short, which is awesome. I'm heading to bed soon. I know it's early, but while I do feel much better, I'm exhausted, have a massive headache, and just want to be in bed.

Tomorrow is Monday! Oy!


Friday, November 24, 2017

Feel Good Friday

Weird week Friday!

Realized my Thanksgiving post never showed up.... Oy! That's because my computer crashed as I was trying to post!

Had to do the day job today. It was sooo boring. All of my sales reps were out today. I talked to two of them, which is exactly how many times my phone rang. (totally unusual. Normally my phone rings non-stop) I did get caught up, which is great. Helped a co-worker get caught up, too. Also great. We were fed pizza, which clashed with my epic Thanksgiving leftovers, but was super nice. I am still full.

Got home and That Man and I went out to do some talking and stuff. We were supposed to go hear our friend's band for the last time ever, but I ended up feeling like utter crap so we didn't go farther than Chili's and Sheetz. Went to Chili's and had some appetizers. And a beer. Stopped at Sheetz to get K4 some dinner.

Now I'm hanging out on the couch trying to take care of things. I have to be at the bookstore for small business Saturday tomorrow. I do get to sleep in a little though. But yeah, I do feel like hell.



Happy Turkey Day!

*This didn't post last night when it was supposed to!!

It was a good day!

Stayed up later than I needed to last night. Got up and made Mr B pancakes and his "cookie" sausage. He's so funny about breakfast! I love it! None of the rest of us really ate.

Last night, K4 and I made vegan cornbread, vegan mushrooms, sugar cookies, pumpkin pies... I stayed up until way after midnight making sure things were cool enough to be put away. K4 made the most amazing dip/frosting for her cookies! It was seriously a "just get me a spoon" kind of thing.

The poor kid though... She came down this morning with the premonition of a migraine. Her eye was twitching big time and she hadn't been able to go back to sleep when she woke at four. She took medicine and did everything she could to stave off the pain. She ended up spending a lot of her time away from everyone to make sure she didn't go into full blown migraine, but she still ended up in a world of pain. (We are a loud family - not on purpose - just by volume!) That sucked for her and for us! But everyone understood that and accepted her for what she could give.

They also completely covered my vegan kid. He came armed with his own food, but ended up having so many options to chose from. Going vegan isn't so bad...if you don't like bacon or But I love that my brother bought him mushrooms and tofu and then sent the tofu home with him! And my sister made vegan stuffing for him. And our sister made vegan sweet potatoes for him.

Also, Mr. B had a blast! He loves his aunts and uncles and cousins, and who else get preferential treatment? Seriously... Do families get any better than that?

We did our name draw for Christmas. Watched movies. Talked and hung out.

My family is the best mix of weird, funny, twisted and everything! It's still super weird not having the folks here. We all feel it. Like a stabbing awareness and there is a special kind of pain that is individual to each person. We all have our own memories, but most are shared...

You look over and think... "mom would have thought that was hysterical" or "Dad would have given me that look that means what?" "And the food mom would have brought.... oy!

God, I miss them! I think they would have been proud of our holiday. Mom, was about us all being together. Making those memories... Which we definitely did. Dad always seemed like he sat on the sidelines (ten minutes more), but after sifting through their stuff when we cleaned out the house, I kind of think that Dad was way more nostalgic that we ever thought. Dad would have cracked up at Mr. B today. They would have had such a good time together.

It's only been a year since we sold their house, so we get to do this holiday grieving thing a little longer than you think we should. You don't know, so you can't judge.

When we got home, I talked to our UB, which was an excellent conversation. He misses our mom and dad as much as we do.

Tomorrow it's off to work... Oy...


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tuesday Before Thanksgiving

Yeah, I had to hit the grocery store on my way home. That was brutal. We'd promised cookies to an organization for their Thanksgiving dinner and ran out of time to make them, so I had to purchase them. I also needed some mushrooms for dinner. That trip should have taken less than ten minutes (considering the bakery is at one end of the store and produce is at the other and the store is three times as huge as my local store and then, you know, the parking lot walking). Twenty or more minutes later, I finally got back into the Jeep. There were people everywhere - all with huge carts of Thanksgiving goodness. Yikes.

Our community service plans fell through. We were going to do it with That Sister, but by the time we received the sign up sheet, the only times available were when we would all be at work. We tried to figure it out, but there was nothing for it. Next year though.

Tomorrow is the day job and then cooking/baking. I need to make pies and some other things. I was going to make one dish tonight, but with a 5 minute prep time and an unknown on how it will keep until Thursday, I decided to wait.

Car issues in the house tonight. K4 has an orthodontist appointment in the morning and has to drive herself. She hasn't had to drive her car for the last week or so and her brother was the last one to use it, so we encouraged her to start it tonight to make sure it wouldn't let her sit in the morning and to make sure she had gas and oil. Of course, it wouldn't start. It has a slow battery drain, which, in his defense, he didn't know (but it's his car luck) (I kid you not - if something is going to break or have an issue, it will always do so after he drives it. And he's not abusing any car. There are many, many examples, most recently, I let him borrow my Jeep for a brief foray on a Saturday afternoon. He brought it back no problems and I didn't drive it for a day or so. I went to move it and realized he'd accidentally left the key on auxiliary. It's a thing that easily happens. I've done it a few times myself and he had no idea because he hasn't really driven it often.) Anyway. We jumped K4's car and he owes me the funds I transferred to her because it has no gas.

K4's best friend comes home from college tomorrow. I don't know how much we'll see K4 or the bestie over the weekend. They have plans and the bestie needs K4 to help her with some stuff. I'm excited for them to get to spend some good time together. That's a very good thing.

I did the writing thing and make super good progress, though I have much to do yet.

We're heading into the crazy season. I hope you're all ready! I thought I was, but I'm not so sure now...


Sunday, November 19, 2017

The End of the Weekend...

Today was the "Women Helping Women" event.

It was a lot of fun. The place is a nursery - similar to where we have our February event, but not quite as big. They had appetizer food, hot chocolate, and wine. Everyone got two tickets for wine. I gave mine away, because I was driving. Found some Tastefully Simple stuff I needed. And found something super cool for my siblings - which I will give to them Thursday because I can't stand not to.

I sold zero books - like most of us. Only two out of seven of us sold books, but not very many. We spoke to the shelter organizers about our upcoming donation with our anthology stories. It was fun to talk shop and hang out with my writing buddies, but it was a long day. When we were done, most of us went to dinner and then it was the long drive home. It took about an hour and a half each way. I have no problem with that, but the winds were high again, so my poor Jeep took a beating and so did I. Nothing like white knuckling it over the bridge fighting the gusts you're afraid will flip you into the river below.

Now, my comfy pants are on. My writing has been done. I came home to a cleaner house than I left and to several projects being completed in my absence, which is cool. I'm tired though. My ear hurts, too.

I think I'm off to bed.


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Rainy Saturday

Woke up earlier than I intended to. Took the dog out, started the dishwasher, checked the furnace, and then went back to my warm and comfy bed.

When I woke up again, it was raining.

I stayed in bed.

K4 came down and crawled in with me. We watched stupid television. It was still pretty early.

Dozed on and off for a while. Still raining.

Finally got up and made cinnamon rolls with homemade cream cheese icing. Watched some Criminal Minds. Did the adulting thing - paid bills, made a grocery list, wrote. Still raining.

I was supposed to go to Misty, Barb, and Gerri's signing, but the furnace was not doing what it's supposed to do (it was freezing in here) and by the time I got it to the right place, it was too late. That makes me sad, but I couldn't leave it. Sometimes having a coal furnace sucks big time.

Once we were up and running, I went to the store with the rest of the Thanksgiving shoppers. Crazy time. Pouring down rain. Super busy store. Saved like $50.00 in coupons though. But I'll probably have to go back at some point this week. I did get all of my pie stuff and ingredients to make sauteed mushrooms for Thanksgiving, and a vegan corn bread for K3. But for the actual dinners for this week, I kind of failed. Kind of. We have dinners, but I'm not sure we have as many as we need.

Tomorrow I have a booksinging. I'm kind of nervous because I've never been there before. I have my stuff ready, though I can't find a bag big enough to hold all of my stuff. I'm 90% decided on clothing. I have to leave kind of early and won't be home until kind of late. My main worry at this point is having change - as if someone is really going to buy my books. Ha!

It's still raining...

That is all for now...


Friday, November 17, 2017

Feel Good Friday

Well... Hello, Friday!

The good...

1. Friday. Duh! It was a long day at the day job. No overtime, but long nonetheless.

2. Having a yummy lunch though.

3. The holiday work stuff scheduled. We're doing something cool every Friday (and other days) from here on out, and our community service stuff starts Monday. Excited about that.

4. Super productive meeting last night with my anthology partners. Get your free copy of The First Sentence now, because come January 1st the price will go up to ninety-nine cents. Our Second Sentence hits preorder soon. It's going to go for $2.99! Before you complain, all proceeds will go to a Women Helping Women shelter. So, it's for a really good cause. In fact...

5. Sunday I will be at an event for Women Helping Women. I'll be selling books at a discount to benefit the shelter. I've never done this event before. I'm nervous and excited. But it's an awesome cause and I'm so happy to be able to participate. (Send me a message or comment if you want more info.)

6. That Man making most of the dinner and then I made him go to the store with me because neither of us wanted to go! It was good for us to get out with just each other, even though it was a stupid grocery store trip.

7. Sleeping in tomorrow. Man, how I need that. Last night was another sleepless night. I think I had one decent night sleep this week, and it was on a night I figured I'd be up running stuff through my head.

8. Oh and we had a dog friend at work this week. There was this little white and grey dog running around the complex. Several of our people tried to catch it, but all the dog did was bark and run away. One of our guys volunteers at a shelter and he knew the right people to call to get the dog taken care of. The little guy was caught, de-flead, de-ticked, and cleaned up, and they brought him into work today to thank everyone for looking out for him. He sure was cute and I would have taken him if I could. So cute and the entire office forgot their jobs to go and hang out with him.

9. Making progress on my edits and staying in the 50/50.

10. Teaching Elsa new tricks. She's getting it and it will be epic once she totally gets it. She's so smart, but she's dumb enough that we had to move the trash can to keep her from foraging, so that's dog life for you.

There was bad this week, too. I won't go into details, but... well... It is what it is.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Another Stupid Wednesday

(Sorry, Wednesday!)

So this time next week it will be Thanksgiving eve. How weird is that?

Plans are coming together and I'm looking forward to it. I have to make pumpkin pies and some other stuff. That Man and I are going to do a little community service Thanksgiving eve by serving Thanksgiving dinner in the city. We've done it a few times already, though not at this place.

The big push for me is to get my story edited and back out for critique. I'm making progress. I have a lot of work to do on it though. I know I edited it before I sent it out, but man, I'll tell you, it's like a three-year old did that editing pass. So yeah...

Ah well...

Overtime didn't happen tonight, though I did get in there a little early this morning. No one else could stay and we are waiting on some answers to proceed, so I bagged it and came home. I'll go in as early as I can make it tomorrow, but I have a few errands to run first. And tomorrow night I get to have dinner with friends I haven't gotten to hang out with for quite a while.

That is all.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tuesday Musings

I'm tired. The overtime, while awesome, is tiring. (and the fact that I didn't sleep last night) Well, what's really tiring is that my work computer keeps crashing - bad enough that I grabbed a flash drive and backed up all of my files, just in case it crashes for good.

The IT guy says I'll need a new tower, but since temps are working to help with the backlog, it might be a while. I have a lot of thoughts about this, since when I crash it's usually 45-60 minutes until I can get back up and running, and I have other responsibilities. Super annoying (and made worse because my personal computer continues to crash as well). But overtime will continue and I'm all on board.

Tonight I left earlier than I'd planned because of computer crashing/total frustration and I wanted to go see one of my oldest friends in the hospital. She's not old - she's my age (okay, shut it), but we've been friends since early high school. They found cancer in her colon and surgically removed it. She's doing okay - not sure of what happens next, but I love her attitude. The whole thing has me feeling a certain way though...

Even with the overtime, I am writing. Currently doing another round of edits on the Second Sentence. I'm the slacker. Again. Everyone else is done. Blah! We have a nacho meeting this week to discuss our Sentence stories, so stay tuned for new developments on that. It's going to be epic.

Lots of crazy stuff coming up for the end of the year. We don't have a free weekend until...? But I'm looking forward to all of it! I need to get organized and I feel like I'm doing that.

That is all...


Saturday, November 11, 2017

Feel Good... Saturday?

Yeah... It's Saturday...

And there is lots of Feel Good....

1. Sleeping in was great this morning, but I did get up and got to the day job. That was okay and good - I'm not doing my regular job on overtime, but helping our sister company out in getting orders entered so it's kind of cool to get paid for doing something different. Still super productive because we'll be getting this new system soon so knowing what to expect is awesome.

2. Getting the shopping done for the week. I have no idea what we're actually eating, but we're covered for whatever... And I saved a crapton of money on coupons.

3.  The adulting stuff is done - bills paid, vacuuming, laundry (almost).

4. Writing for the day has also been done. Yay! Yeah, it's not enough, but I did do it! If it wasn't for the 50/50 challenge I would have written nothing today! Ha! But I did it!

5. Holidays coming! Yay!

That's it for now!! My boys just got home so I need to give hugs!


Wednesday, November 08, 2017

What Day Is It?

Just kidding. I do know that it's stupid Wednesday. Sorry, Wednesday. It's not really your fault. Not really.

This week, well, same as previous weeks at the day job. Now overtime has opened up, which is awesome for the budget. And I will work as much as I possibly can. It's actually fine. I'm glad the OT came back and am happy to help out.

Writing has gone pretty well this week. I missed last night, but that's because Indian food is the best! Seriously.

I'm not feeling so hot tonight - achey, sneezy, and exhausted - but I still got my words done and not just the minimum either. And I did some laundry and fought with the furnace.

We're in the birthday chaos of our family right now - over the past two weeks we have had five? and we still have several to go! We also have a lot of milestone birthdays! K3 and S turned 21. My oldest niece turns 30. (do I feel old!) Once birthdays are over, (well, they don't really stop) we head into the holidays (with more birthdays).

Tomorrow is Thursday. Which is the start of a beautiful thing. Though, I think I am working Saturday now. But whatever. Working because of the overtime is different than working a regular day. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Ha!

It's bedtime!


Sunday, November 05, 2017

Oh No! It's Sunday Night Again!

I think I hate Sunday night more than I hate Monday morning. Well. Maybe. Maybe I hate them both equally.

The weekend was pretty good. Went by way, way too fast.

Slept in a bit Saturday. So nice. Got up for coffee and got to hang with Mr. B for a little while. We talked pancakes and rain and the benefits of refrigerators and vinegar. He's so smart and so funny.

Saturday's meeting was good! I'm so glad I got to go! It was good to see my writing friends and hug one of our members fighting cancer. Had to leave early due to stuff going on, but then got a surprise in being able to meet friends for lunch. That was epic and much-needed. And I discovered that I really do like Neato Burrito. (Not a good experience the first time I tried it, but I really liked it this time) Very epic parking lot moment that included some Guns 'n Roses and Paradise City. Ha!

After lunch, it was the grocery store and then home for a much-needed nap. (naps are the best) Then, making food for a friend's birthday. Once That Man got home from work, we loaded up and went to our friends for her birthday. She wanted to "just hang" with friends, so that's what we did. It was a lot of fun. We had an epic fire, awesome food, and a lot of laughter (and Jello shots). We were home by nine and in bed by ten, so yeah, we're turning into old people.

Turned the clocks back last night, so I slept in epically! Yay! It was cold in the house when I got up, so I took the dog out, made my coffee, and went back to bed to watch stupid tv. K4 joined me to watch our usual Sunday stupid shows. It was nice to hang out and do our usual discussion on the show. Then, Mr. B came in to snuggle while his dad ran to the store. I got up and made breakfast, but before I could eat, That Man called and said he needed my help. He picked me up and we ran to see That Mom and then I helped him clean up the coffee mess at the religious place.

We came home and napped (yay! nap!). Hung with Mr. B while K1 took care of some things. Watched the race. Did laundry. Wrote. Made dinner. Helped K4 in her room. (Still need to finish that, but we're working on it.)

It got dark so early, which is okay, but so strange.

But here we are... In that dark season where a lot of us go to work in the dark and come home in the dark. It sucks, but there's also a comfort in it, too. I've always loved it.

That's all.


Friday, November 03, 2017

Feel Good Friday

Ahh. The week is over! Thank goodness!

1. It was a rough week at the day job, but my coworkers are the best! We laugh at stupid things, order lunch, have random dancing, and trivia quizzes. Currently, we are preparing to do the big Christmas cubicle decorating contest. Ideas are flowing and it's awesome.

2. Not cooking dinner tonight. We ordered subs and stuff for dinner and it was nice not to have to cook or clean up.

3. Writing the words tonight. Yay! I made pretty darned good progress, too! Even with...

4. Helping Mr. B with his Christmas Wish List. I have a word document saved... with everything under the sun for the last thirty minutes. His daddy took over for about half of that time, which was good because I needed a little break.

5. Mr. B following me and coming up to give me hugs at random times. I am definitely not complaining about that. At all.

6. Thanksgiving coming up. I'm looking forward to hanging with the siblings and the kids - though at this point, I'm not sure which kids will be there. My brother and sister-in-law are hosting this year. They've been preparing for weeks already. We weren't together last year because we decided to split off and do things with other family, and they are exciting about hosting. I need to have this Thanksgiving so much. I miss my siblings so much. We're all so busy that we don't get to hang out as much as we should.

7. Tomorrow and writing meeting. I haven't been to one in months and I've missed everyone so much!

8. Upcoming writing events. I ordered books and swag! And I'm giving discounted books, too!

9. As much as I hate to say it, I think I'm totally getting into the Christmas spirit already -which will be a first for me in a lot of years... we'll see if that stays... lol

10. Sleeping in tomorrow - just for a little. I am looking forward to that.


Thursday, November 02, 2017


Sorry I didn't explain the people on my porch thing.

So the neighbor rang the bell (didn't know it was her at the time). Over the past few weeks, our cat has been getting out constantly and she wanted to make sure she was ours before letting her kids keep her. (The other neighbors moved out and she thought they'd left their cat). They've been feeding her when she makes her way to their house (before she runs outside again). We thanked her for taking care of our kitty and explained her quickness to run out the door anytime it's opened and her age. She said she'd continue to look out for her, but wouldn't let her kids keep her. It was cool and I'm glad she came over to check. Kitty is in now, but she's lurking by the door. Oy! I think it might be a senility issue. She's pushing 14 or 15 now, so who knows. I hate her getting outside!

For the last two hours, K2 and I have been talking to each other entirely in gifs. We used to do this all of the time back in the day, so it's nice to have a little throwback. Currently, it's chicken pictures. I just sent a chicken and a cat fighting. She sent Lucille Ball acting like a chicken. It's random, but it's funny. Before that, it was coffee and pigs.

Tomorrow is Friday. Thank goodness. You've heard it all about this week, so that's all I'm going to say about that.

I did my words already. Yay me! I also have some new reviews up, which is super cool.

Saturday is my writing meeting. Looking forward to it!

In two weeks, I'm at an event... somewhere... It's a women helping women event and I'll be discounting books as part of the cause. I've never done this one before, so I'm excited.

That's about it!


Wednesday, November 01, 2017

November the First

Today was like any other at the day job - insanely busy and brain draining.

It's pretty chilly here. Not freezing or anything, but a nice comfy chill that requires a sweatshirt, fuzzy socks, and either a blanket or dog in your lap.

I made lasagna in the crock pot. It turned out okay.

Writing is done and I made pretty darned good progress, too.

Thanksgiving is coming. I'm excited!

Strangers on my porch. Got to go see what that's about.