Paying The Price

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
May 082023

I have been around long enough to know that there’s no free lunch. Everything in life comes with a price tag, and yesterday Terry and I were paying the price for all of the work we did in the garden the day before.

We were feeling some aches and pains when we went to bed Saturday night, and when we woke up yesterday morning, we both were so stiff and sore we could hardly move. The weather had turned much warmer, with the high up into the mid-80s, which made it a good day for taking arthritis-strength acetaminophen, using my cane, and spending my time at the computer working on my Tinder Street book.

Miss Terry is not a sniveler like me, but I know she was uncomfortable, too. But that didn’t stop her from giving me a back rub first thing in the morning to help me loosen up enough to get out of bed. She spent the rest of the day doing laundry, bookkeeping, and baking her delicious oatmeal raisin pecan chocolate chip cookies. Then she topped it all off with meatball sandwiches for dinner. They say karma comes around and gives you what you deserve, but for the life of me I can’t figure out what I ever did to deserve someone as precious and wonderful as her.

It’s going to be a very busy week for us and I don’t know how much time I will have to get online. So if you don’t see a blog tomorrow or the next day, don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten you or fallen off the edge of the Flat Earth.

Congratulations Liz Rademacher, winner of our drawing for a six e-book box set of my friend, USA TODAY bestselling author Claude Bouchard’s Vigilante series. Doesn’t everyone fantasize a bit about vigilante justice? Haven’t you ever read or heard of some despicable act of violence and secretly wished you could have the opportunity to make the predator pay? Welcome to the Vigilante series, a growing collection of suspense bestsellers best described as thrillers and mysteries which will have you cheering for the assassin as justice is delivered in a clandestine fashion. But remember, this is fiction, so it’s not a crime.

We had 65 entries this time around. Stay tuned, a new contest starts soon. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books and audiobooks to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed.

And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

Thought For The Day – If you didn’t see it with your own eyes, or hear it with your own ears, don’t invent it with your small mind and share it with your big mouth.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  One Response to “Paying The Price”

  1. I won!!! Thank you so much! What a good Monday- I woke up to an email with free books from my favorite author… not HIS books but a gift of books recommended by him! Woo hoo!!! I just retired and am loving having all the time in the world to read… now I have even more great books to look forward to! Thank you again my friend! Many blessings to you and your Beloved. May you continue to flourish for many many years to come!

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