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Hoarding in Vonnie Land

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Good Monday Morning!

It’s me again because we have 5 Monday’s in this month – and this time, I didn’t forget.

Yay me!

It may be later in the day than I usually post, but I’m here now.

The last two weekends have been brutal. Let me rephrase that – Sandy’s last two weekends  have been brutal – mine was just this one.

In 2009, Sandy and I moved down south – after culling everything we owned down to 2000 pounds, from Washington State. That’s harder than you think but necessary for the price point available to us at that time. It was a moving company that “shares” the truck space by putting in dividers.

I thought that was hard!

In 2012, we moved from Alabama to Texas – another long story that isn’t for this blog. Anyway, that time we used a medium U haul and Sandy drove. (She’s…

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Same Old – Same Old

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Good Monday morning!

Caught with my pants down again…  I knew I had a blog to write, I knew I had a blog to write – I knew… well, you get the picture.

Then when it was time to write it – forgot I had a blog to write.

I’ve been sitting here wracking my brain for something to entertain ya’ll today.

But my mind is on the manuscript I’ve been putting together.  In other words, for this time of year, same old – same old.

Now, I could write another one bemoaning the fact I missed my deadline, I’m swamped, and in a frenzy to race over the finish line…

But in the last few years – I’ve written plenty on that. So, in that spirit and because I didn’t sit down yesterday to agonize over an subject that I think would entertain you….

I’ve put several links to…

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Bee Leave

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Get it?

Believe?

Ok, I had to get that out of the way… LOL

During this last month – we had quite the adventure.  Not that it was a FUN adventure – but an adventure nonetheless.

It all started when Sandy when setting up the pool for the summer. While they were out leveling the yard, she noticed a large amount of bees that were ver-y interested in the eave of our garage – where it connects to the house.

We all went out to watch – and decided that yes, we had a problem.

Nobody had noticed the hive growing because who goes out into the back yard, stands by the fence, and looks toward the house? It wouldn’t have been noticed when Sandy was mowing, because obviously she was looking down!

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I called the landlord whom instantly agreed she would call a professional and get back me. She’s…

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Are there Chicken Enchiladas in Heaven?

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Good Monday morning!

Here we are again. Yesterday was my late daughter’s birthday.  We got through another  year and this month (well – every calendar year) There are five Mondays in the month. Usually – I forget because of Dezi’s birthday.

But I didn’t this year. That has to count for something, right?

Ya’ll have hung in there with me through this blog for 4 years now.  Can you believe  it? It’s hard for me to fathom that I’ve been a part of this wonderful group of women for that long.

We’ve also established I have a memory problem! So I don’t remember half – (ok, more…) of what I’ve written.

So as my thoughts were with Dezi –  and who could blame me? I was writing another eulogy in my head yesterday.

But I’ve realized I’ve already done that. I found the one I wrote the first year I was…

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Capture A Muse Journal Giveaway

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Good Monday morning!

Can you believe how fast this year is going? It seems I’ve blinked and half the year is gone. Wasn’t March just last week?

It feels like it.

Sigh.

May is a rough month for me, so I’ve decided to brighten it up a little and do a giveaway!

I’d like to tell you about my latest project with editor, Rogena Mitchell-Jones who generously released this journal for Deserae (Dezi) – on the 11th anniversary of her passing.

We had a chance to get our heads together and decided to create a journal together. Writing is something I love to do but sometimes (okay a lot) I run out of stuff to write about or experience the author’s dreaded white (screen) brick wall known as writer’s block.

What if we could combine the two –  a journal with writing prompts to help break through the wall?

Well we…

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Blogs and Bleu Kittens

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Good Monday morning!

The Bleu in the title is not a typo – I did it on purpose. We’ll get to why shortly 🙂

I want to go into blogs for a minute.  Some people are just born to write them – they are witty, informative, fun to read, and impressive from where I’m sitting. Take our blog for instance: Women and Words is full of these amazing writers.

I don’t consider myself one.

Talented authors have the ability to make it look easy and effortless.

I’m letting you in on a secret – I agonize over my turn – I may even drip blood on the keyboard while banging my head against the desk. I don’t have a problem with giveaways or praising another author. There is already a subject there for me to draw on.

I may have, once or twice, wrote an amazing one on a fascinating subject…

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Meet Me in the Middle – Book Giveaway!

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Good Monday morning!

They pay me to say that…

Kidding. 🙂

So, it’s the morning of my blog and I’m in my office early to write it. I’d been doing so well.  I can be grateful however, that I remembered before 4 in the afternoon. It’s happened.

Here’s what’s happening in Vonnie-Land.

At long last… Drum roll please…

I have a new book to giveaway!

It’s been a while. 2 years 3 months to be exact. And I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your patience and love while I’ve been recuperating – from both my heart attack and the ensuing results.

Enough of that! It’s passed and – I have a new book to giveaway!

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Veterinarian Aislin O’Shea runs a busy clinic. She wasn’t looking for a relationship. She’d already had the perfect one. She certainly wasn’t attracted to fancy pants executive, Ms. Zane Whitman – she wasn’t…

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I Can’t – I Just Can’t

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I’ve been saying that for weeks now. “I can’t, I just can’t.

I. Just. Can’t.

It’s an Empath’s nightmare.

Better than of half of America is in anguish.

The other half is – I don’t know. I just can’t.

I have to ask the question again – Are they in denial – or just stupid  ignorant?

I don’t know anymore.

I have to say this again: The level of ignorance I’m witnessing is astronomical.

I’m reminded of the Roman Dictators.

Conquer, conquer, conquer. Enslave, oppress, and give the common people – I don’t know football maybe? Kind of like the bloody gladiator “games.” That are played in  stadiums – coliseums?

I just cant.

The stuff going on behind closed doors – I just can’t

The stuff being done in the open – with support from his “yes-men.”

I just can’t.

The ban: I just can’t.

I am crippled emotionally –…

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Where were you?

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When we rose up and declared we would not go quietly into the night?

Yesterday, we were making History, or Herstory – whichever you like.

I had a blog planned for today – ghosts, rainbows, puppies, and butterflies. You know, the kind I  usually write. Unless I’m writing about depression – but that’s totally another blog for another time.

Here’s the thing. I was a mess this last week (as hundreds of thousands were) – even more so than during the election. I felt the anguish my friends were posting, I cried buckets. I jeered at the utter stupidity of this new regime, and took a ton of antacids.

Really  – an entire bottle of antacids.

Leading up to and on the day of inauguration, I promised Sandy I would stay off social media. She’s the one who has to put me back together in the evenings when she gets home…

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Hootenanny 2016 – Day 12

Last but NEVER least – Day 12 of the Hootenanny! Hit the link, read the awesome blog – and leave a comment for a chance to win!

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You made it! This is Day 12 of the 2016 Women and Words Hootenanny. Thank you all for joining us on this wild n’ crazy ride. We hope that you had fun, that you met some folks, learned about some new authors, and won some books or other swag-ness. We also hope you had some fun with the antics that go on here and that you ran around singing Hootenanny songs all the time. And we hope that we were able to spread some luv.

Even though it’s the last day of the giveaway, the elves and reindeer generally don’t calm down for a couple more days yet, but they do help with cleanup (they’re magic). Right now, however, they’re teaching the neighbors’ grandparents the Electric Slide. As a tip, you can also do that dance to Janet Jackson’s “Nasty” (srsly — try it), but right now, they’re…

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