Monthly Archives: October 2012

Halloween Fairy Lanterns! (and a few creepy crawlies)

We recently replaced our solar lights along the walkway with some fancier lights, and I realized you can take the apart the lights and re-purpose them into Fairy Lanterns (and a few creepy crawlie lanterns). I took the innards out … Continue reading

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Kick Butt Last Minute Halloween Guide for Fellow Procrastinators

Though I had the house decorated weeks ago for Harvest/Halloween, The Steps decided we should throw a spooky party, but not with the hay bales and sunflowers I’d set out for my book club.   “Can’t we make it spooky?” … Continue reading

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I wonder if there is a Dog Map of the Bed?

Marlowe’s Map of the Bed: Entire Surface=ATTACK ZONE

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His name is Marlowe. Apparently.

Still at odds in the debate over what to name our new Adopt-o-Kitty, Chap suggested we name him something from one of my books . . . chap: What’s that cat’s name in SCOOP? me: Muse? Muse is kind of … Continue reading

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I'm mostly alive and slightly well and one year older . . .

I’m still alive and well.  Mostly alive and slightly well. And one year older.     Maybe it’s just that you notice the Mean Reds more when it’s your birthday and you’re sick and depressed, but it seems to me … Continue reading

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An RV & a Box of Books=Success for Author Evelyn Palfrey

I MET EVELYN Palfrey back before there were many novels featuring women of color, let alone “Women of a Certain Age” and almost nobody was a successful self-published author.   “When I went into a bookstore or library, none of … Continue reading

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Support our Troops by helping pups?

WHEN I STARTED helping out with publicity for the Christ-Yoder Animal Shelter & Adoption Center, I knew I’d be supporting homeless dogs and cats, but I didn’t realize I’d also be supporting Iraqi and Afghani vets.   Last week, US … Continue reading

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