Writer on a Horse
And a Dog

The world looks better from the back of a horse and the roads of life are easier with a good dog beside you.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

I love surprises... to get an unexpected package in the mail

But it is a little scary to discover that there are people out there that know you so well... Love it Irene

A pre WWII nesting egg and the little dot between them is a little chick









And I had to add a little chick humor in honor of Easter.

Monday, April 7, 2014

It's a doggy kind of day

This is so not my kind of book, yet I picked it up because I'm a dog person... my thought, how bad can it be with three dogs in the story... here is what I learned from this book, you can't pre-judge books because they're not what you normally read... I hate books that should have a warning... need a tissue, no a whole box of tissue but I loved this book. I loved it so much that I sent out my copy to friends and they loved it too.













loved this book too... If you've not read this book... get it you will love it

A heart-warming and inspirational tale in which Enzo, a loyal family dog, tells the story of his human family, how they nearly fell apart, and what he did to bring them back together.

2014 Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem

Happy Poetry Month!  Hope everyone enjoys my addition to the 2014 Progressive Poem, organized by Irene Latham.  Follow the progress of this poem by checking out the links below.   How cool is it to have 30 different people adding to one poem.








Sitting on a rock, airing out my feelings to the universe
Acting like a peacock, only making matters that much worse;
Should I trumpet like an elephant emoting to the moon,
Or just ignore the warnings written in the rune?
Those stars can’t seal my future; it’s not inscribed in stone.
The possibilities are endless! Who could have known? 


Gathering courage, spiral like an eagle after prey

2014 Kidlitosphere
Progressive Poem

1 Charles at
Poetry Time
2 Joy at Joy Acey
3 Donna at Mainely Write
4 Anastasia at Poet! Poet!
5 Carrie at Story Patch
6 Sheila at Sheila Renfro
7 Pat at Writer on a Horse
8 Matt at Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme
9 Diane at Random Noodling
10 Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference
11 Linda at Write Time
12 Mary Lee at A Year of Reading
13 Janet at Live Your Poem
14 Deborah at Show--Not Tell
15 Tamera at The Writer's Whimsy
16 Robyn at Life on the Deckle Edge
17 Margaret at Reflections on the Teche
18 Irene at Live Your Poem
19 Julie at The Drift Record
20 Buffy at Buffy Silverman
21 Renee at No Water River
22 Laura at Author Amok
23 Amy at The Poem Farm
24 Linda at TeacherDance
25 Michelle at Today's Little Ditty
26 Lisa at Lisa Schroeder Books
27 Kate at Live Your Poem
28 Caroline at Caroline Starr Rose
29 Ruth at There is No Such Thing as a Godforsaken Town
30 Tara at A Teaching Life

Sunday, March 30, 2014

I'm Springing with Spring

I've got little pepper plants coming up... I've got the baby chick box ready for the first group... I've got gardening plans going... I've not got my spring cleaning done...nope ain't happening on such a gorgeous day.



Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Don't mess with Cats... Ever

I think I might have been a cat in another life.... Why... well I sort of have their attitude.  I've groomed for many years... many, many, many years... and when people call and ask "Do you do cats?"  I always say NO

But my dear fellow worker has not learned this answer... she says yes... even when they say... I'll bring it to you as soon as the vet give it a tranquilizer... Really... sure bring it on I love to have my arm scratched and my fingers bleeding.  Love you girlfriend but learn to say NO


They are cute when they are kittens... Congrats to my friend's son on his new baby but don't ask me to groom it... even for you the answer will be NO

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

I've Discovered a new treat

The other day I was craving something sweet.  If you're a close friend of mine, you know I don't eat much candy.  Here is what I pulled out, a banana and a jar of Nutella... I thought about making a banana sandwich and use the Nutella instead of peanut butter but then.... an idea hit... sliced the banana and put Nutella down the center... then I put pecan pieces over the Nutella and topped it with whip cream.  Yummmmmy

Sheila and Eric, y'all need to try this.





Got to get back to writing the short story for a contest at susannahill.blogspot.com it involves Komodo dragons and a ugly troll

.  Why is it that a 400 word short story equals 4 hours of research??

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

De-Wintering my House



Have you ever wondered why we love stuff... like quilts, blankets, piles of books, etc ... around us in the winter??  I really like to have all my quilts out in the winter.  It's like I expect a super blizzard or something.  I still have blankets out... I'm a snuggle bug (now I know some of you are laughing but I am) so I always need a blanket close but Good Gosh!!! I put up eleven quilts that were piled near or around my bed... now I still have sixteen-ish quiltsthat belonged to MawMaw Norred, Frieda (Ronnie's mother) or ones I found for a good price at yard sales (can't keep up with the count because I keep putting and removing them) on top of my armoire  and five quilts that belonged to my granny or my aunts on top of my Secretary Desk.  

Oh my, I'm a hoarder of quilts.... yeah for me.