Category Archives: Blogs & Beauty

MIND-PIX FROM THE CAT WRITERS’ CONFERENCE 2017

  I am a visual person. My memory is like a slide show rather than a spread sheet.  Now that I’m back from the Cat Writers’ Association conference/ BlogPaws in Myrtle Beach, my mind is spinning with images. From the … Continue reading

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Eight Week Challenge: STUFF HAPPENS

Stuff happens. Stuff like starting a new medication for my GAD and having it do the exactly reverse effect, throwing me into a full blown anxiety episode. Apparently I have a strange reaction to some drugs. (recall the great Cymbalta withdrawal … Continue reading

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Eight Week Challenge: Update 3

I’m going outside right now. Yes, I am. Going out for my 30 minutes of gardening that I chose to pursue for my 8-week challenge. Yup, any minute now I’ll get off the computer and put on my sweats. Just … Continue reading

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SAVING MONEY WITH THE PERPETUAL CALENDAR

         Everybody has that favorite calendar. You know, the one that makes you sad when the year is over; the one you may put somewhere discrete for the following year, just to look at the pictures one more time. It … Continue reading

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8 Week Challenge: Update 2

I knew it was coming. The (dreaded) check-in from the Caffeinated Writer for the 8 Week Challenge update. She did pretty well meeting her goals; me, not so much. My goal was to lose some weight and girth by walking or … Continue reading

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ANXIETY IN PARADISE

  The ocean pounds the shore, a peaceful noise. The air is warm, perfect. Birds sing, the coor of a dove. I have no place to be, no time constraint, nothing on my agenda, yet I am anxious. It is … Continue reading

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I am joining the Eight Week Challenge with The Caffeinated Writer

Working together is a good idea. I need to lose weight to fit into my costume for the Star Trek convention in August. I’ve already cut down eating, so I will challenge myself to get exercise by walking or gardening … Continue reading

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2 POEMS

  DREAM The night dream lies beyond a closing door. A glimpse as I waken, Then gone, Shrouded in the wool of day.     LISTS Yesterday’s list: Meeting Work On time Concentrate Place dreams in the box on the … Continue reading

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Cats Wander Plains After Tornado, by Catwoods (REBLOGGED)

Here is the link to a wonderful story of personal tragedy and wandering cats. Thank you, Catwoods! “Madame Curious, feral of flatland. She’s a gorgeously marbled classic tabby: The tall trees all went down in the tornado, on April 27th, 2011 … Continue reading

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BOOK GIVEAWAY for COPY CATS by Mollie Hunt

I’m running an Amazon Giveaway for Copy Cats, #2 in my Crazy Cat Lady mystery series. Beginning today, April 22, and running through April 26, you can get Copy Cats free. From the back cover: If your cat told you there … Continue reading

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