Monday, October 20, 2014

My Bucket List for Blog Hop

My Bucket List

When the long-term drought finally ends:

  1.  Plant a vegetable garden loaded with tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, etc.
  2.  Spend more time at the lake and not take a full lake for granted ever again
  3.  Conservation of water and other natural resources becomes a lifelong habit when it is no longer a necessity.

Things for my Writing Career:

  4. Once my book comes out in 2015, find a way to successfully spread the word all over the internet, and make lots of sales.
  5. A bookstore will ask me to hold a signing.
  6. Attend a Bouchercon World Mystery Convention
  7. Have a short story published in Alfred Hitchcock or Ellery Queen magazine


  8. Learn to kayak. (after watching Terry Lynn Johnson's blog video in a kayak, I want to try it just once)
  9. Take a cruise
10. Get out of my comfort zone and try something new each month for one year

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Bucket List Blog Hop

Over at Kimberly Afe's blog I read about the Bucket List Blog Hop at Susanne Drasic's blog and signed up. I've never done a bucket list and decided it's time and this should be fun.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

October's Temporary Temperatures

This weekend a cold front came through bringing October rain and cooler temperatures. It was so nice to go from ninety degrees temperatures just last week to the seventies. Sadly, it all ends tomorrow with temperatures in the eighties all next week. This is one time I hope the weathermen are wrong.
 It was the perfect weekend to start a new cozy, CLAM WAKE, A Bed and Breakfast Mystery, by Mary Daheim. I've really enjoyed this series. If you like reading cozies and haven't tried her series, I recommend it.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Kenda Turner had a 300 post blog give-a-way over at Words and Such and I won! Yippee! Thank you, Kenda!

Friday, September 26, 2014

September is almost over and the night time temperatures have cooled. It was such a treat this morning to walk in a cool breeze and watch clouds move in for that "chance" of rain this afternoon. My neighbor took her car to the car wash.

This picture is of St. Augustine grass that has shut down from the drought. It's not supposed to look like this until a hard freeze around November and even then it sometimes remains partially green until January.
Here's a wider view of the grass underneath the shade of a large tree that was the last to give up at the end of August.

Someone told me that the Farmer's Almanac promises a wet autumn for us. Fingers crossed!