Jean and Rosie series for under $2!

Get all 3 Kindle books in the Jean and Rosie series now through Sunday (11/29) for less than $2! (1st book is FREE and other two books only 99 cents each.)

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Basket Case

basketcaseLooking for a great novelty gift to give someone with a sense of humor?

Look no further!

My friend and I found this unique item in a store today during our lunch break. Only $5, too, so, of course, we had to purchase some for Christmas gifts.

I also had to try one on for size. And then . . . of course…we had to play the game.

It was so much fun! Another simple pleasure.

(Be sure to Google it.)





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Expect the Unexpected

Have you ever had those times when all you want to do is cry? And maybe you don’t even know why you feel that way, but you just do? (I’m asking, but I know we all have had those times.)

Well, that’s how this morning began for me. I woke up that way. I’ll call it a blue Monday and maybe it was a low after having a very busy last week. For every high, there’s got to be a low, right?  Whatever it was, I was feeling down and out.

Come mid-morning, I’m at work and still feeling blue. I’m doing computer-related stuff, my surroundings are quiet, and I’m continuously telling myself (inside my head, of course) to cheer up.

And that’s when it happens.

A familiar customer comes over to the counter where my desk is situated. Familiar meaning I’ve briefly talked with him a couple of times before, and have laughed at a few of his jokes, but that’s about it.

“I’ve come to visit my author friend because the last time I was here, I didn’t see you,” he says.

I smile, despite my low mood, and we engage in a little chit-chat.

He is an older gentleman and he does enjoy being comical, but he gets serious all of a sudden and starts telling me about all of the friends he’s lost lately and he even shares some of his favorite memories of these people. He tells me how it breaks his heart to be without them and I listen. I can understand, in my own way, how it feels because I’ve lost people I love. I miss them, too.

A few minutes go by and I know I can’t talk for long with him because I have to get working again, so I rise from my chair and tell him I’ll walk back with him towards the exit. It seems like the right thing to do.

While we’re walking down a hallway, he takes my hand (after asking if he can) and says jokingly to my co-workers, “We’re going steady.” I find this funny and more like something he’d do.

We stop a few feet from the exit and I thank him for coming in. He gets serious again, and then, right before he leaves, he lightly touches my cheek in a very kind way, and looks into my eyes like he’s looking straight to my soul and says . . .

“You are beautiful.”

Wow! How can someone remain sad after hearing something like that? My bad mood is lifted, and I’m believing (and still do), that his mission this particular day, without him even realizing it, was to cheer me up.

When you least expect it, expect it. These things happen all the time. I’ve come to see that our mission in this life is for the benefit of each other and that there is a master plan—something we can never fully understand.

And, after all is said and done, it’s beautiful.

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No Words Necessary

The season’s foliage is past peak, but it is still so majestic in this central part of New Hampshire.

To show you what I mean, here are some photos I took with my phone on my walk today.

No words necessary to describe the beauty of this special place.

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Keep Laughing

I’m always trying to think of something to share on this blog. Here’s a good one:

Today, my husband and I are in a supermarket, headed towards a checkout register. Right before we get there, he finds another register without a line so suddenly changes his direction. He reaches out to grab my arm to bring me along, but the arm he grabs (gently, of course) doesn’t belong to me—it belongs to another woman. It doesn’t take long for him to realize what he’s done.

“Oh, I’m sorry. I thought you were my wife,” he says (as he quickly lets go of her arm).

“I’m someone’s wife, but not yours. And don’t do that again,” she replies.

It was all taken well, and we got a chuckle out of it, but I’m sure at first it scared the living daylights out of her.

It’s good to laugh at the funny things we do without meaning to. I can’t count how many times I’ve been in a store talking to my husband only to look over and realize I’m holding a one-way conversation with a perfect stranger. (And the things I tend to talk about—what they must’ve thought!)

Oh well…gotta keep laughing. After all, we’re only human. :-)

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Kindle Countdown!

I think it’s time for a Kindle Countdown!

From October 1st through October 7th, download the Kindle version of in Leather Chaps, the newest book in the Jean and Rosie series, for only 99 cents.

When life gets tough, women get TOUGHER .  . .

This next adventure does include motorcycles and leather chaps and it’s only one CLICK away.

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Color My World

Autumn officially begins tomorrow. Yay! There’s no place I’d rather be than in New Hampshire this time of year!

Leaves are just starting to turn colors, so here are some photos taken from previous years to show you how beautiful it will soon be around here.

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If you don’t already live here or haven’t been in this area during the fall season, you might want to put Autumn in New England on your bucket list. It’s definitely worth the trip!

Check out Yankee’s Live Fall Foliage Map link below. It’s a great site to track the foliage in New England over the next few weeks.

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