What a Week!

Between the SWAT team surrounding a neighbor’s home to arrest an out-of-state visitor (see photos) last Thursday, my computer being taken over by Ads by Keep Now and other malicious viruses and spending two days to clean it up, only to be reinfected…well I really didn’t accomplish much this last week.¬†I’m amazed at how lost I felt not being able to use the Internet or my computer. How did I ever get work done before the computer? Have you ever wondered about that?

In a few hours I’m heading over to Austin’s enormous book store, Book People to meet about getting my books in their store. Hopefully, the news will be good!

Until next week, take care, and stay warm…I hear another (and hopefully the last of this year) Polar Vortex is heading through central USA.

Swat truck driving by my place

Swat truck driving by my place

Taking Aim debrief deploy Preparing weapon ready stand off swat tank Time vest areon

Now in Stores!

Happy Tuesday! I’ve had a great week. My books (Linked Lives and Darkest Dawn) are now available in TWO bookstores in the Austin, Texas area: BookWoman (5501 N, Lamar Blvd., Austin) and The BookShop (212 Main Street, Marble Falls). Both of these stores are unique, comfy, and have loads of great things to check out. Please stop by when you’re in the area!

I’ve been busy at work putting together videos and portfolios of my photography and have run into tons of computer issues throughout the week. AUGH! Hopefully by this time next week, I’ll have the links ready to share with you.

Darkest Dawn by Bonny Brookes

An inspirational story based on true events. How will our heroine find the courage to survive the darkest dawn of her life?

The cold weather has finally left this area of the country. It was 84 late yesterday afternoon in my little condo. Slept with the windows open…the cats loved that! Until next week…keep smiling, it makes people wonder what you’re up to! “)


Linked Lives, by Bonny Brookes, is a 5-star reader rated story of friendship. Get out the tissue!

Happy Plum Pudding Day!

Today is National Plum Pudding Day (along with Abraham Lincoln’s birthday). My first question about plum pudding is, why would it be celebrated in February, when it’s a Christmas treat? Secondly, why is it named plum pudding, when there are no plums in its ingredients? Finally, have you ever eaten plum pudding? I haven’t.

Another big event taking place in Russia is the winter Olympics. As a child I used to love watching the Olympics, especially the ice skaters. I spent hours practicing skating on the frozen pond behind our house in Michigan while growing up. I even dreamed about competing as a skater in the Olympics. Since this year’s events started, I’ve been so busy taking real estate classes to renew my broker’s license, I haven’t had the time to even watch the Olympics. Have you? There’s still time…catch the games through February 23rd.


My kitty, Tabby, got very ill yesterday. She’s so old and frail and I was dreading waking up this morning. But miracles of miracles, God answered my prayers. She seems to be doing fine this morning, ate a large breakfast and is walking around. I’m so relieved. I love the critters in my life. Their are my furry children. But I know we are only blessed with their presence for a short time. Tabby is 20 now. I’ve been very blessed.

Lastly, because I’m studying all the real estate stuff at the moment to renew my broker’s license, I’ve been researching and was surprised to learned that a Texas city (not Houston) is now larger than both my favorite US city, San Diego, CA as well as Dallas, Texas…can you guess which city in Texas that is? And what has caused it’s exponential¬†growth?

Friday is Valentine’s Day. Something I haven’t celebrated in over 10 years. If you are blessed to have a sweetheart, spend some time sharing your love with each other this Friday…and everyday. Love is the reason for being.