I’m sorry that I didn’t get this blog out yesterday but I had a doctor’s appointment and time just got away from me. We have so much to be thankful for. I always thank God for letting me live in a country where I am free to blog on whatever I choose and I can worship when and where I want. We know that God determines where we live even though we might think the choice was ours. In this wonderful country we can choose our careers and be as successful as we are willing to work hard. I saw a billboard the other day that said “The distance between your dream and reality is call action.” I fully agree.
The garden is coming along just fine as you can see from the peppers above. I am so proud of them. This is the first year that I’ve had such a large beautiful bounty. My eight year old grandson had a sleepover with me this past weekend and he was excited to pick them. He chomped right in to one like someone might eat an apple. I’m glad he likes vegetables.
He was thrilled when he gathered the eggs and found nine in one nest. The young hens have started to lay so now we are getting plenty of eggs. Granted they are small but will get bigger as the girls mature. He took the photo of this one on her nest. The older girls are still molting so right now they aren’t earning their keep but that’s all right with me.
I sent in a query letter to see if I can get my novel “Defiance of Destiny” republished. Hopefully this time by a publisher who will give more help with the promotion. I’m almost finished with the suspense novel “Forethought” and soon will be sending it to get a copyright. Once that is done I have to finish the women’s drama novel “Tomorrow’s Memories.” As you can see I have plenty to keep me busy and out of trouble. Maybe I’ll include and excerpt from one with one of my blogs. Please let me know if you would like that?
Thanks for stopping by; have a blessed Thanksgiving and keep writing and gardening.
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I like to think we have all taken silly photos for no real good reason. We get a new camera and then we go around snapping shots of everything. I know I was like that when I got my new Nikon (which was and is my dream to own.) It is such a wonderful camera; so easy to use. My grandson has been using it since he was around three. I’ve done some serious thinking about buying him one. Anyway below is one collection of my silly and odd pictures.
Oh yeah this certainly is not the only one. My grandson snapped a lawn mower and since I do some just as meaningless I didn’t stop him. Actually some of his are better than mine.
Yes, he definitely needs his own camera.
Cee wanted Odd Photos and I think we gave her some. Thanks for stopping by, please come back soon and in the mean time grab your camera and snap away.
A while back I was doing yard work and noticed that a hollow hole in this tree looked like an open mouth. Well… being me, I decided to paint this face. I was hoping my grandson (five at the time) would get a kick out of it. When he came over I took him out in the back yard to see my art work. His reaction was certainly not what I expected. He took one look then said “I don’t like it.”
“But I painted it for you.” I cried.
“Sorry, but I just don’t like it.” He replied.
Which just goes to show kids are so honest and if you don’t want the truth then don’t ask a child.
I never dreamed I’d get a chance to post it on the web but here it is. The word this week is “Face” and of course right a way I thought of my monster tree. I hope you can see the spoof in my tree and enjoy it. Yes, I know that art is not my talent so I better stick to writing.
Thank you for stopping by, please come back soon. God bless.
Friday I had a wonderful lunch with the lady who was my partner before I retired. She and I worked so close for so long she feels more like family than friend. Over the years we’ve laughed together, cried together and got madder than hell together. We had each other’s back. She knows all about my family and I her’s. Friday we exchanged stories about our grandchildren; they are all the smartest and cutest kids this old world every saw. Lunch ended much too soon but we parted with a promise to do this again soon.
I recall part of a song I learned as a child. I don’t remember all the words but the most important are, “Make new friends but keep the old; one is silver and the other gold.” I have to agree there is nothing like having someone you know and trust completely and it is exciting to make new friends.
Thank you for stopping by I hope you come back soon. As we say in the south, “y’all come.” God bless.