Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Reunited Hearts is on shelves now!!!

Okay, I'm sitting here, staring at this beautiful cover, thinking....


I love it. I love this book. And I love that the Romantic Times Review gave it 4 STARS!!!!

In Romantic Times-speak, that means:  COMPELLING READ

I love the sound of that, that "Reunited Hearts", a beautiful 'second chances' type love story,
is a compelling read.

This is Blackie, our rooster. He's famous, and he's delighted that Reunited Hearts
is available now. In fact he just crowed: "What a great book!!! I loved it! I laughed, I cried, I ran the full gamut of emotions!!!"

Blackie, thank you for the on-the-spot interview!  You're a great bird, Dude!

And it wouldn't be polite to announce a release with no coffee. Because I live on coffee and I understand the need, so here goes:

Have I mentioned how much I love my Keurig???  Oh my stars, me and my Keurig: We're buds.

And because tastes vary:
Take your pick from my vast selection of brews. 

Sit back. Relax. Munch cookies....

M&M/chocolate chip cookies are to die for.

But you don't have to die for them. Because I'll share. And yes, I'm that nice.

Because cookies always taste better when you share them with friends, right?

Monday, March 14, 2011

If my people...

Will pray....

If my people....
Which are called by my name...

Can grasp the joy of a moment...
The strength of a friend.
The faith of a child.

If my people will pray...

I will forgive their sins....

And heal their land.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


I may not LOOK desperate, but I am...
I'm just sayin'....
Baseball ends.
Abbott's closes for the winter.
And, SURE.... Christmas keeps me going for a while.
But then....
The inevitable January.... Cold. Stormy.Windy. Did I mention cold?
Followed by February.
Today is March 1, 2011! Oh, Happy Days are Here Again!  :)

Sure, possums on the porch signal warming trends.
Melting slushy piles of snow... The same.
Cracking ice.
But THIS!!!!
THIS is history. Momentous. Serendipitous. Wondrous. And every other "ous" you can imagine.
The good ones, that is.
This is Abbott's Frozen Custard, my favorite ice cream stand.
Here's the original one I went to as a little girl:
That's the 1939 photo... AHEM.  I wasn't even a consideration on the planet then.
Ah. Here we go:
Abbott's original location in Charlotte, the lakeside section of Rochester, NY.
I'd ride the bus down to the lake and buy a cone with my babysitting money.
Now it's franchised. There's one near Tina and Audra in Colorado.
One in Massachusetts.
A bunch around here.
I plan to visit tonight when it's OPEN...

My first Abbott's of the season and Major League Baseball spring training games on YES Network.
Could life possibly get better than THAT???
I submit that it cannot!