Once upon a time there was an ultra-fancy, intricately designed, decorative box. It shined on the store shelf and screamed at me those taunting words “come buy me!” So gladly, I did. I brought it home and I was so proud of it. I then looked around at my house and paused. Where will I put this beautifully designed box? On a side table? On a shelf? In my closet?
Okay that statement is so true it’s hilarious! Can you imagine not being able to dodge an elephant? I mean they are big, yes. They can move, yes. But I’ve never seen an elephant land in my soup! Yet let’s analyze that just a wee bit deeper, shall we? It’s the little things that worry […]
That is what my horoscope said the other day. It didn’t necessarily correspond to the situations of that day, but it is SO me! When I was younger, whenever someone upset me, whenever my mom told me to do something I didn’t want to do, whenever things weren’t going right; instead of saying something aloud […]
Last night my husband asked if I was missing a sock – as he had found one on the floor. That brought a very interesting question to my mind: Is everybody missing a sock? Even when you find a sock, you are missing a sock. Follow me here: A found sock does not mean it […]
My illustrator came across this the other day and when I read it, I laughed myself silly! Time to pay it forward… hope you all get a giggle out of this too! The following proverbs were collected by a first grade teacher. She gave her class part of an old proverb and let them fill […]
Left Brain: Decisive Logical Accurate Analytical Reason Practical Strategic Control Scientific Realistic Right Brain: Intuition Love Poetry Freedom Passionate Vivid Creative Yearning Peace Artistic Cute picture right? Funny. Eye Opening. I definitely think they left out quite a few words for either side but they couldn’t list them all – it would be too busy […]
So, I just recently found out that unicorns were mentioned in the bible… King James Version – there was the strength of the unicorn, the horn of a unicorn, skip… like a young unicorn… did they once exist? The dinosaurs once existed, but don’t anymore. The Dodo bird once existed… did they get hunted or […]
First let me apologize for not writing something sooner – I have been so busy! Between back to back school readings and library visits, to sales for Dandy Lion and then that pesky running my own website and graphic design business as well as getting the latest Hamilton Troll book featuring Elwood Woodpecker published and […]
Don’t take candy from strangers! Do parents still tell that to children? Do parents still teach their children about the dangers of drugs laced in candy or razor blades in chocolate? I remember those talks vividly. I remember mom saying, don’t ever eat an unwrapped piece of candy. Always have her check the candy first. […]
‘Twas the evening ‘fore Christmas and all was asleep
Except for the Big Man and his reindeer peep.
They were blasting through snow clouds, delivering gifts
When Rudolph began sneezing and throwing some fits.
They jerked to the right. Then to the left.
The sled was all jostled and cracked from the heft.
Suddenly the magic that made the sleigh go,
Began pouring from the backside in a sparkly flow.
Directing the reindeer towards the first empty field
He landed that sleigh, hopped out a kneeled.
He took in the damage when the reindeer moaned,
All knew this Christmas would be postponed!
Santa was pacing, bleak and upset.
He was shivering cold and his feet were all wet.
Giving up was not him, but the sled wouldn’t fly,
‘Twas no way the reindeer could get back in the sky!
When traveling up north (I’m from Texas) I came across those crazy cloverleaf’s on the road. They are so completely confusing to us southerners who are used to simply making a left turn that I couldn’t wrap my head around them for the longest time. If you look at it from overhead, like from […]
As a writer how many times have you thought this? The worlds I create, that I escape to are so cool! I am not me, boring little me. I am super-human, perfectness that everybody loves. I can do amazing things, I can kick-butt! I tell the students I talk to about writing: “Writing is magical! […]
So I was watching the Super Bowl last night… for those who know me – they KNOW that would NEVER happen! But alas, I was invited to a Super Bowl party, so I studied up on football and went in ready to enjoy the game (and commercials and halftime show!). While watching the game I noticed […]
In 1570 the word crazy was used to describe someone who was diseased or sickly. In 1580 the word crazy described a person of unsound mind, or who was insane. Jump to today and crazy means cool or good. When did insane become cool? And let’s not forget about driving someone crazy. In the sixties, […]
The other day, while in Ohio visiting family, a conversation came up about a car wash in the neighborhood with a dog wash. As a writer and permanent child – can you imagine the visual that popped into my mind? When I was young, I fondly remember a full-service car wash, on Post Oak in […]
Happy Halloween Everyone! I wasn’t sure I’d be able to write a post this Halloween – you see, this was my father’s favorite day of the year. I grew up with a dad who’d terrorize me with his many masks throughout the year in order to prepare me for the chaos that would ensue on […]
Last night when I was getting ready for bed, I looked out our bedroom windows as I usually do every night. We have an outstanding view of a large valley surrounded by a luscious green hill care of the Texas Hill Country. We live out in the middle of nowhere. There are no city lights […]
[column-third-1] [/column-third-1] [column-third-2-3] Here we go again… Working on a craft for the cookbook I once again was shocked to learn that bean sprouts came from beans. Yes, I know the name is a great factor in this explanation but I really had no idea that bean sprouts came directly from the bean. I thought […]
I just finished watching the Netflix Revival of Gilmore Girls and I, like many probably, cried many times throughout the shows. In fact, I bawled like a baby, sobbing at the end when Lorelai and Luke finally got married. I have a lot in common with the Gilmore Girls, raised by a single mother, having […]
I was looking out back from the sliding glass window in Maryland and saw a couple of black squirrels going about their day. I don’t see black squirrels in Texas, at least not in my neighborhood. There we have grey squirrels. I know there are grey and black, have seen white albino and a couple […]