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Two Identical Heating Pads Die Within Hours of Each Other (Elderly Woman Freezes Her Butt Off)

Sounds like a newspaper headline, doesn’t it? The only reason I’m posting about this is because it actually happened to me yesterday. It’s cold where I live and I need these things to keep my chair(s) warm, or any place I want to sit and not be uncomfortably cold. One heating pad is about 2 years old, and the other one is only 2 months old, give or take. They are the exact same brand and style. And they both chose yesterday to die. 

Now, I know that nowadays, most items are created to expire in a certain amount of time. Used to be when I was a kid (a rather long time ago) that this didn’t happen. Probably anybody with grey hair can remember those days, but today, everything—and I mean everything—dies right and left and we think nothing of it, other than being annoyed that we have to buy a new one. 

So I’m really quite impressed at the synchronization of the expiration date of these heating pads. Talk about perfect timing. It makes me wonder though . . . is it just me or does this sort of thing happen to anyone else?

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Waist of Time

A few days ago, on some social media app, where a person can find all sorts of interesting misspellings and other and sundry grammar faux pas, I spied someone referring to a waste of time, but they spelled it the way I have in the title of this post. After having a good chuckle, it got me thinking. A waist of time. Wouldn’t that be the thin part of an hour glass?

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Thanksgiving is on its Way!

So I just wanted to post a fun picture. Personally, I’m freezing my pa-toot off today as I’m in a small travel trailer near the border with Canada and we’re having a terrifically cold wind sweep down through the valley I’m in . . . kinda gets you right in the gizzard! I hope wherever you are, you’re warmer than I am. Maybe sitting beside a fire, sipping something hot . . . coffee, tea, cocoa, apple cider . . . maybe knitting on something . . . 🙂 Have a good day, Everyone!

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Holiday Season Giveaway!

Hello Everyone, and may you have a happy start to the holiday season! I’d like to give away 25 copies of my Christmas romantic comedy, The Dancer and the Cowboy, in the Kindle version, to anyone who is interested. Let me know by sending me an email. I’ll contact you to let you know if you are a winner (of course you’re a winner anyway, but you know what I mean . . . XD). I can only send out free ebooks to folks living in the U.S., even though I wish I could send them everywhere. 🙂 Happy Holidays to you and best of luck! Keep scrolling for the synopsis . . .

Celina is the director of a prestigious ballet school in Dallas. Her father passed away recently and her elderly mother is living all by herself on a ranch in Montana. The hired man just quit and she must find someone to run the ranch until they can sell it, and convince her mother to move back with her to the city.

Catrina’s Uncle Cody, from Book 1, leaves his cattle ranch in Idaho and goes to Montana to help take care of the ranch. When he learns of Celina’s predicament—that her mother refuses to leave—he begins hatching a plan to help her.

In despair, Celina decides she will have to quit her beloved teaching job in order to care for her mother. She returns to Dallas to finish teaching her final semester, planning to come back to Montana during spring break; but when she arrives at the ranch, she finds that the furniture and belongings are gone, and so is her mother!

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The Cowgirl and the Cowboy, Catalyst Series Book 5, gets a new cover . . . Yay!

Good Morning, Everyone! Just wanted to pop in and show you the next new cover in my series of short romantic comedies. I’m also going to include a pic of the inside formatting because it is just so darn cute.

The books in this series are just a collection of short fun reads that should be suitable for anyone; I wrote them with that in mind. That’s why I call them “clean.” When my daughter was around 10 years old, she read books like most people drink water. It was so challenging to find good quality books to give her. I really had to work at it! So, if anyone else has a child like that, I know the work it takes to find reading material that is suitable for that age group. Here’s a short synopsis of the series, to give you an idea of what you’ll find in the books:

The Catalyst Series of books is the story of Catrina A. Liszt. Gorgeous, wealthy, quirky, and single, she’s obsessed with pairing up all her friends and acquaintances. While she does have a job working for her father’s corporation as CEO of Human Resources, matchmaking is her passion. Each book captures the story of a man and a woman she’s painstakingly selected for each other, to be a perfect match. 

Her loyal and tireless minion is Adrian, who manages to put at her fingertips any information she requires, often at a moment’s notice. He’s also the one in charge of keeping champagne at the ready for their celebrations whenever the match is successful and an engagement is announced.

Join Catrina and Adrian in this light-hearted collection of romantic comedy adventures. 

I’m hoping to get a boxed set of Books 1 through 5 out in time for Christmas. Wish me luck!