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Only Till Midnight

Here is a link to a free download of Pitchforks and Pedicures. The reviews are starting to come in! Enjoy the reading. It will surely brighten your day.

Pitchforks and Pedicures

This is a ask for help. Good morning, and thank you for reading my blog. This is an ask for help, as the support of my readers is absolutely crucial to the success of this book. Pitchfork and Pedicures e-book will be available as a FREE DOWNLOAD for 24 hours only Fri., Jan. 17 - Sat., Jan. 18 I have arranged for this purely for the benefit of my readers and their friends, should you choose to share this information. And here is the ask, if you would like to help. Kindly download the book. This will give you the 'verified purchaser' status. Then post your review on Amazon. Then paste and copy the same review to BookBub and Goodreads. Five-star reviews are always appreciated (but only if you

Taking Inventory

The sparkle of Christmas tucked away; it is time to take stock of life. This may sound a little profound, but isn’t that what every New Year’s resolution is about? We look at our current situation and decide something has got to give. The only problem I experience on annual basis is the lack of execution. I do start all fired up. This will be the year I finally reach my desired weight, keep up with social media, finish that buried manuscript. Then come the barn and garden ambitions, travel plans, family events, volunteering, church, writers’ organizations, dog shows, conference participation—and once again, I’m totally overwhelmed. A nice piece of premium chocolate offers a temporary distr

Christmas Cookie Therapy

In this world of changing pronouns, anticipated environmental crisis and feared unsustainability, there is still something to be said about traditions. Call me old-fashioned, but I clearly see the reasons for that. For we, the people of Eastern Europe, have been to the dark side. How did the oppressed nations survive decades of brutality? By clinging to centuries-old traditions. Many may frown upon such frivolities, but I have learned to cherish them. During the long-gone days of my childhood, Christmas was a time of wonder. Sounds and smells, decorated shop windows, lineups for bananas and oranges, planned family get-togethers, the feeling of anticipation everywhere, and the hope for snow