Yesterday morning I decided I had to do it. I had to actually put on real clothes instead of the comfy leisure pants and t-shirt that I normally wear around the house and go to the post office to mail off a couple of packages. Big mistake!
I figured now that Christmas is behind us, they wouldn’t be very busy. I was wrong. There was a line of people from the door all the way to the counter. I don’t know what they were all mailing off or sending back, but I really don’t like standing in line that long. It was way too peopley for me.
Instead, I went to the local Safe Ship, where I probably paid a couple bucks extra, but it was worth it because I was in and out in just minutes. From there I made a quick stop at Publix for a gallon of milk. It was kind of peopley there, too, but not nearly as bad as the post office.
I got home just in time for Miss Terry to take the last of the delicious cinnamon rolls she had made out of her Breville convection toaster oven. As I have said before, I think if Terry ever had to decide between me and her Breville, I’d be history. She uses it almost every day for everything from cooking roast beef to baking pies to making pizza. She has had the oven for about 10 years, and though they make a newer version that I keep offering to buy her, she says the one she has is working just fine and there’s no reason to upgrade. She’s thrifty, that lady of mine. Or maybe she’s just cheap, I’m not sure.
If you are thrifty and/or cheap and you like reading good romance books, have I got a deal for you! My dear friend Mona Ingram is offering Chasing Rainbows, the first book in her popular Love in a Bottle series for free. Click this link to get your copy.
Another good friend of mine, Billy Kring, just released his latest Hunter Kincaid mystery, A Cinnabar Sky. Billy is a former Border Patrol officer who worked the West Texas border for many years, and when he tells a story you know it’s coming from someone who has actually been there and done that. Combine that with his natural talent as a storyteller and you are in for a wild ride in every one of his books.
Last night the weatherman said we are supposed to have showers off and on all morning, followed by intermittent showers throughout the afternoon and evening. Huh? Is this guy getting paid by the word? Why not just say it’s going to rain all day and be done with it? Either way, I know what I’ll be doing; working on my new Big Lake book. I got another 3,000 words in yesterday and the story is really starting to heat up.
And finally, here’s another chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.
Be sure to enter our latest Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an RV camping journal donated by Barbara House. Barbara makes several variations of these, and they all have pages where you can list the date, weather, where you traveled to and from that day, beginning and ending mileage, campground information including amenities at RV sites, a place for a campground reviews, room to record activities, people met along the way, reminders of places to see and things to do the next time you’re in the area, and a page for notes for each day. To enter, click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.
Thought For The Day – Make sure your Viagra label says “Made in USA”. We do not want the Chinese or the Russians meddling in our erections.