Busting Clays

 Posted by at 12:49 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 072022
 

Even though it isn’t politically correct to a lot of people these days, I grew up around guns and was taught to shoot at a very early age. But not before I was taught gun safety. Besides being an excellent shot, my dad was a hard taskmaster when it came to carelessness with firearms, and […]

Still Not Rich

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 062022
 

Well, as you can see, I didn’t win the big Powerball jackpot last night because I am still here spreading joy and sunshine this morning. I did win $7, which is not all that great of a return on the $20 I spent on tickets. But honestly, that’s okay. If I were to become suddenly […]

A Good Writing Day

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 052022
 

I have been busy trying to make up for lost time, and I hit the ground running yesterday and didn’t stop until about 7:30, when Terry couldn’t hold dinner any longer. But it was worth it because it was a good writing day for me. After a light breakfast of an asiago cheese bagel and […]

Jogging All Over

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 262022
 

No, I’m not talking about me jogging. Why would I do something like that? I guess if there’s food on the table I could manage a real fast waddle, but if you see me actually running, try to keep up because something really bad is behind me! I’m talking about the hurricane that’s supposed to […]

Dodging A Bullet?

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 252022
 

According to the latest weather update, once Tropical Storm Ian makes hurricane status it looks like it will change its path and come ashore somewhere on the Florida Panhandle. Assuming that happens, we will get some wind and rain, but will dodge the bullet of a direct hit or even a close miss. That’s fine […]

Will We Get Hit?

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 242022
 

Our son Travis called from Alabama first thing yesterday morning to let us know that he and his wife Geli are pretty much getting over COVID, except for fatigue and scratchy throats. He wanted to remind us that if we needed to get out of the way of what looks like it will become Hurricane […]

Getting Jabbed Again

 Posted by at 12:49 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 232022
 

Contrary to what a lot of people seem to think, COVID is not dead and gone. It is still a very dangerous disease, with thousands of people being hospitalized for it every day. And even those who have been vaccinated and boosted are still not out of the water, as our son Travis and his […]

A Wasted Day

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 292022
 

Yesterday was a totally wasted day for me. I didn’t accomplish a darn thing. I began to feel congested on Friday evening and developed a cough, and Saturday morning Terry told me that I had wheezed all night in my sleep. I felt like I had some kind of a cold coming on, which hits […]

Back At It

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 272022
 

We woke up to thunder, lightning, and heavy rain yesterday morning, and it kept up all day long. By evening the thunder and lightning had moved offshore and out over the Atlantic, but the rain continued, although not nearly as heavy as it was. No complaints here, our yard and trees really needed it. During […]

One Down, One To Go

 Posted by at 12:18 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 252022
 

Terry’s appointment for her cataract surgery was scheduled for 10:45 yesterday morning. We arrived about half an hour early, sat in the van for a few minutes, and at 10:25 she called the front desk as instructed and they told her to come on in. We went inside and within about 5 minutes they took […]

Let’s Get Intimate

 Posted by at 12:48 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 112022
 

I have said many times here in the blog that every night before we go to bed, Miss Terry and I cuddle for at least half an hour or so, and the last thing we say to each other before we go to sleep is, “I love you.” We go to sleep with me spooning […]

Jul 102022
 

We awoke yesterday morning to the sound of our neighbor Jesse Bolton putting the hurricane shutters on our windows. Yes, it’s that time of year again. June through the end of November marks hurricane season here on the Florida coast. Last year Jesse installed the hardware for the clear polycarbonate hurricane shutters and put them […]

Why Not The Rooster?

 Posted by at 12:42 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 092022
 

Thank you to the folks who sent texts or e-mails after reading yesterday’s blog about the frustrating day I had, telling me they hoped Friday would be a better day. Overall it was. I managed to knock out another 3,500 words or so in my new book, and even though my neighbor didn’t make it […]

One Of Those Days

 Posted by at 1:27 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 082022
 

Did you ever have one of those days when it seems like everybody in the world is lined up waiting for their turn to tick you off? Yesterday was one of those days for me. It started out by discovering that the online payment I tried to make for our water bill didn’t get credited […]

The Well-Fed Author

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 072022
 

Yesterday was another very good writing day for me. I started out by making the corrections Roberta had suggested after she proofread the last four chapters of Pucker Factor. Then I went through and made a couple of changes to some things in the plot that had been bothering me to avoid confusion on a […]

Wake Up, Sleepyhead!

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
May 092022
 

I have to give my ever-patient wife credit, because for the last few days she’d have had better company and more help around the house from a mannequin. I have stopped taking the Delta 8 during the day, only using it at bedtime. Otherwise, the Cymbalta seems to be keeping the worst of my back […]

Happy Mother’s Day

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
May 082022
 

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there! What would we be without our mothers? Well, motherless, I guess. This year marks 31 years since my own dear mother passed away, and I miss her every day. She was a sweet lady who was loved by everyone who ever met her. Life didn’t always […]

Thanks Gwen

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
May 072022
 

The combination of Delta 8 and Cymbalta seems to be keeping the worst of the pain at bay, but all I wanted to do was sleep yesterday. And while my body appreciated that, I need to be able to function at the same time. So I need to do a little more balancing, cutting the […]

A Perfect Day

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 212022
 

Terry and I and our friends Jesse and Jennifer spent yesterday out on the pontoon boat fishing, and I can say without a doubt that it was the best day I’ve ever had on the water. So much fun! It was the kind of day I pictured when I bought the boat. Because I still […]

We Snuck Away

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 202022
 

While Terry had a couple of dental appointments this last week, I don’t believe I had been out of the house except to check the mail or check on our citrus trees all week. This allowed me a lot of writing time on my new book, but sometimes I reach the point where I just […]