Monday, October 18, 2010

One Word Riddle

I found this interesting.

What is a 9-letter word where you can remove one letter at a time and still be left with a word?

Tried - dragonfly -- didn't work.

overboard --- didn't work.

Here is the answer.


L = starting
T = staring
A = string
R = sting
T = sing
G = sin
S = in
N = I

alway ends with me or I,and even has a little sin thrown in for fun.

Found this at

Have a great day,


Friday, October 15, 2010

Peach "the Wonder Dog"

This week, we had the very hard chore of putting our dog down.

At fourteen, she'd been loyal, sweet and a pure joy in our life.

A lab/gray hound mix, she, at times, seemed to be a cat in a dog's body. She didn't bother you or demand attention. Except if she wanted her rump scratched, then she'd let you give her a few pats on the head and then she'd turn for the real treat.

Not a noisy dog, she didn't bark or howl like most dogs unless provoked. Brave and loyal, she'd stand right beside you, her hair raised on her back and give a few barks. But she wouldn't leave your side or run off.

Born sometime in October, we got her from the pound when she was just six weeks old. A true member of the family, she will be missed.

All dogs go to heaven so she living an even better life now.

No Snow.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

HeartLand Writer's Group Blog

If you enjoy reading about what authors are thinking, doing or creating. Check out

There are a number of fabulous ladies who share their insight into what makes them tick.

Love the group,


Monday, October 11, 2010


Missed the HWG meeting in Omaha, but managed to make it to OCC.

Boy, I can't tell you the difference between the two. While HWG is a small group, I love see the ladies and learning about what is going on in thier lives and with their writing.

OCC meeting is held in a large hall with over seventy people. I did talk to a number of old friends and caught up on what they were doing but it is a very different setting. Something I will have to adjust to.

I'm just thankful for a chance to meet with other writers. I can't tell you the thrill I get from seeing other authors and knowing I'm in the same room with such creative people.

Have a great day,


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Inspiration from Dolly Parton

Storms make trees take deeper roots.

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.

When I'm inspired, I get excited because I can't wait to see what I'll come up with next.

You'd be surprised how much it costs to look this cheap!

You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try.

Have hope,


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Stephen J. Cannell

Heard the news that Stephen J. Cannell died and was very sadden by the passing of a truly wonderful man.

I had the pleasure of meeting him at OCC RWA chapter and I was very impressed by the man.

He spoke at the meeting where I celebrated the sale of my first book. He made the event special just with his presence. Yeah, and he even sat next to me in the PAW meeting.

An exceptional man, I enjoyed meeting and one I had hope to meet again.

My sincere condolences go out to his wife, family and all who knew him.