A new book!

My husband has finally finished his book, and it should be online within this week… Just wish that places like Amazon (and others) would tell you upfront that once you hit publish now you still have to wait 72+/- hours before it can be purchased! Anyways, here is what to look for if you are interested.

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The sketch is my handiwork! Hope you take a peek and enjoy it!

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Wonderful, wonderful, critical people

I have found lately that the more people seem to be coming out of the woodwork to criticize what others think or write. If you make a comment that is against some “minority group’s” comment you are labeled a hater of that group. When you state something that comes up in studies which a religious group seems to think puts their heroic leader in a bad light, you are labeled stupid or ignorant. And if you make some comment about what you have found, there are those who make a comment that they won’t make a comment and them proceed to write a long dissertation as to why they aren’t leaving a comment and how wrong you are (again) to put down their hero. When I post, it is to put forth my comments/opinions/observations. I don’t expect people to either agree or disagree with me. If I want a reply/observation/opinion I do ask. Currently I have people on this place, twitter and a couple other places who all they do is post “hate” messages and give no real reasonable conversation about what I post. I may not happen to agree, but I try to hold a constructive conversation. Problem is these people seem bent on not reading all the way through and call me untruthful, a bigot, and ignorant. Why is it people don’t seem to want to have a civil/constructive conversation. This I am posting out of exasperation since on of the posters seems to think waiting over a month or more will change the outcome and my mind.

 

Don’t fix it if it isn’t broken.

I just go onto this “NEW” version of word press. It was fine the way it was. I could find what I needed and didn’t have to go through hoops to relearn the site. NOT HAPPY! Bing is doing this, Yahoo is doing this, and the older version was better. Why are we now having it here! I WANT THE OLD SITE BACK!

Freedom! Well sort of …

I am going to count the 2 ½ weeks with hubster gone as form of freedom. I am hoping that this will be a time where not only will I be able to relax, but that I can get things done without people interfering. The problem with that is that he told all his “friends” that I was going to be alone (as if!) and to “take care of her” … A bit degrading if you ask me. So the morning after I get back? I get an order for doggie treats and a request to “cat sit” which makes me wonder why I even try. I planned to rearrange every little nook and cranny of the place, spend time in the garden (I at least planted the two climbing roses today, but that isn’t really much.) and work on my writings (stories).
So where dose that leave me. Back where I started. I get the orders for the day by friend and phone and to heck with what I want to do. Feeling bummed.

WHAT is going on!

I have been trying to get on my word press posts today and instead of letting me on it keeps asking for me to sign in! EVEN WHEN I DID! Does WordPress have another site to log onto aside from the site I have in favorites and been using since I signed on to here? Is anyone else having this problem? I even sent them a question but haven’t received an answer! I am sure I haven’t violated their rules, even though that was their main reason given for this very problem. YIKES! Can anyone (including WordPress) explain what the problem is!?!?!

For the love of the fountain pen.

For those of us who happen to enjoy the art of well, ART and writing, I find that there is nothing like a fountain pen to do the job. They come with various nibs, colored ink and they can be smoother than most. I happen to like the brand Retro 52. I own three which use cartridges. Black, red and green are the colors I use for most of my writings and art. Someone posted that also love using the fountain pen to do all their writing. I agree with them. AND (believe it or not) I have in my stash of writing utensils, porcupine quills. That and bottled ink are fun to practice and play with as well!

My kind of nib!

My kind of nib!

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