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.
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!
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.
If you’re in San Diego…
One of my books is featured front and center on the website of the local magazine where I use to live in beautiful, sunny San Diego (it’s 22 degrees under a grey sky in Texas today…yuk!)
Heading out I-10
I did go on a road trip, albeit brief. Drove about 1600 miles in 3 days…I do love driving and met a few people along the way. Very fascinating, but exhausting, three days. Below are some photos from the journey. Enjoy!