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The Missing Bowl

Keira is a big helper and so after she finished her broccoli, she took her little plastic red bowl into the kitchen. But I couldn’t see where she put it. So I had to ask her. Remember, she is 2 1/2. “Where did you put the bowl?”
Shrug.
“The bowl you had your broccoli in?”

She opens her mouth wide and points into her mouth. lol
“Yes, that’s where your broccoli went. Good for you. Where did you put the bowl? Did you put it in the pantry?”
She closes the door to the pantry. “No.”
“It’s not on the counters. Where did the bowl go? Where are you, bowl?” I ask. We often go around the house looking for things, asking where they are and she loves it.
“Where are you, bowl?” Keira parrots. “Where did the bowl go?” Then she runs over and picks up a hair bow on the coffee table and shows it to me.
lol
“Yes, that’s a hair bow. But we’re looking for a bowl.”

She knows what a bowl is, but it’s just not sinking in.
We start again. “When you finished eating your broccoli, you took your bowl in the kitchen. Where did you put it?” I pull another like it out of the cabinet and show it to her.
Her eyes widen. Yes, I think she’s got it! She ran over to the pull-out trash can in the cabinet. lol There was where the bowl went.

See? It’s not just us who can’t remember where we put things!

I laughed, then showed her that the bowl goes in the dishwasher. I just hope she doesn’t stick her dishes in the dishwasher with uneaten food in them!
Life with a toddler gives you a new outlook on life.


I’m off to work on the story. It’s rainy and cold and we had a hard freeze last night, so some of my annuals died and I was out pulling them up in the rain to set out with the trash.

Hope your day is wonderful! Wet and cold and soggy works for me!

Terry

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A Salute to Veterans Today!

And every day. May those who are serving in our armed forces today stay safe. And for those who have served, thank you.

I was watching The King last night about King Henry V, and how he wanted peace, but everyone else who could benefit, the Archbishop, his advisor, and countless others who would take land and have more power if they took over France, set things in motion to cause him to decide on war.

Whether the movie version was based on truth or not, it showed a typical scenario: Politicians and military leaders wanting more of something, anything, glory, fame and the minions, the soldiers risk their lives for it. Whether the war is successful or not, the soldiers are gone or injured for life, some psychologically maimed.

All that remains for historians to recount are the politicians, the leaders, but the little guy is forgotten. Without him, they wouldn’t have succeeded. Yet he is not important in the scheme of things. At least, King Henry fought alongside his men.

The Archbishop, who had funded the action and wanted the untold rewards from it, sat high on a hill in safety, watching. I wonder if there would be as much fighting, if the political powers that decide these things had to actually fight with the troops, to live in the conditions they do during the holidays, instead of being treated like the new kings of the modern age, be torn from their families with no idea if they would ever return home. Not be in a safe place somewhere far from the battle scene either. Literally, fight with the men at their side.

So thanks to our veterans–even if they didn’t fight in the trenches–were there to support those who did.

Hope you all have a beautiful day!

Tomorrow is going to be COLD. 27 in the morning. Brrrr

Terry

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A Series of Coincidences or Something More?

Yesterday morning it was colder than I thought, but not cold enough to wear a full sweater, so I put on one I never wear that has three-quarter length sleeves. It’s a pretty shade of purple, but I have nothing to wear with it so I haven’t worn it for years and years. Usually I’ll put something like that on, take it off and wear something else. But I didn’t. Which isn’t like me at all.

So when I went to the post office, a UPS truck was parked across several parking spaces and I couldn’t get close. It was about to rain and I had a big box to ship for an item I had bought that wouldn’t work, so I parked by a pet supply shop that’s new but I never go into. I go to a family-run one or Walmart for pet supplies because the big store is too expensive.

After I dropped off the box, I headed back to my car, and the thought popped in my mind that the pet store might have a better pooper scooper than I picked up at Walmart. I didn’t find any, but then I saw collars and when I took the dogs in for their shots last week, I realized Max’s collar was way too tiny. He’d had it since he was a puppy. So despite normally picking up a collar at Walmart, that probably would have been less expensive, I found the least expensive one I could at the pet store and took it to the checkout.

The lady at the checkout counter tells me she loves my sweater. I figured she meant the pretty shade of purple. “The dragonflies,” she said.

They’re rhinestone and I hadn’t even noticed them when I put the sweater on. They’re more subdued. Like I said, it had been years since I’d worn it. “Oh, yes, I love dragonflies,” I said. (And purple!)

The woman was about thirty and she said, “My sister just died a couple of days ago.”

“Oh, I’m so sorry.” The comment was so out of the blue, I was kind of taken aback.

“She loved dragonflies. When my little boy saw a dragonfly yesterday, he said that his aunt was visiting them.”

“Oh.” And then it dawned on me. All the strange coincidences: buying new merchandise that wouldn’t work, deciding to take it back to the store before it poured rain, wearing a sweater I haven’t worn in years and years, being thwarted by the UPS truck so I had to park next to the new pet store I never thought I’d go into. Not finding the item I was thinking about buying there, but remembering another I needed to get, though I normally wouldn’t have bought it there. And then meeting the lady at the checkout counter whose sister had so recently died, who loved dragonflies and her little nephew saying he knew she was sending a message to them that she was with them whenever they saw one .

Rhinestones are actually crystal clear and these are very small.

And here I am with a sweater covered in them. Coincidence? Or was I guided to cheer up the clerk a little, a message to her sister that she was still there for her? The lady said she was telling her son when she got home that a lady wearing a dragonfly sweater came to see her, which would undoubtedly cheer her son too.

Coincidence? Or something more?

Okay, I’ve been bouncing my granddaughter on my knee, trying to write this, now off to feed her breakfast.

You never know when or how you might brighten someone’s day, but what a great way to start a day!

Hope yours is great!

Terry

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A Ghost of a Chance at…

Getting much done today. Granddaughter is back. I had two weeks’ break after breaking my toe. My foot is still bruised and I’m sure I tore the flange too, because it still hurts to walk or wear shoes or not wear shoes.

That’s the problem with tearing tissue. It hurts for longer.

Okay, off to get ready before she gets here.

Have a beautiful day!

Terry

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Legend of the White Wolf is Off!

Did you know that polar bears don’t hibernate? When I began writing my polar bear shifter series, I found that out. All these years and I didn’t know it!

Okay, so finished proofing of Legend of the White Wolf and sent it in. I’ll be working on Red Wolf Christmas today, once I return from running errands. I’m also reworking a romantic suspense I wrote some years ago–before cell phones! It might be the next cougar book. I’ll have to see. Anyway, I’ve got to run.

Because I work at home, I don’t usually get out until most of the work traffic and school traffic has gone, but I have a vet appointment at 7:15… so….

Have a super fun day!!!

Terry

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Legend of the White Wolf

Don’t you think it helps to have a visual? I love the new cover! The old one was pretty but it was more illustrated rather than an actual photo like all the covers were. I’m proofing the book and should be able to turn it in today. 226 pages done, 266 to go. Since I worked for a lot of the day on Red Wolf Christmas edits yesterday, I shouldn’t have any trouble reading this all the way through and finishing it. Then I need to read Red Wolf Christmas again so I can finish editing it and turn it in.

Hope you have a lovely day! I’m off to get busy with mine!!

Terry

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Follow Your Dreams

I was running everywhere yesterday, so never managed to get my blog done. Today…still working on Red Wolf Christmas edits. I took out 5,000 words, it was way over anyway, but I’ve already added back 2,000 words.

I keep thinking and rethinking things. So making some more changes. Need to write quite a bit more. I’m on chapter 26 of 28 chapters, but I feel I’ll never get this done.

And then I have to jump on proofing of Legend of the White Wolf. I had planned to have Red Wolf Christmas done yesterday. Sigh. I have to have both of these done before my granddaughter is here again on Wednesday!

Okay, off to work. Follow your dreams! Mine is: getting these two books finished so I can work on two other books I want to finish writing.

Have a great day!

Terry

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Happy Halloween!!

Thirty-three degrees this morning. Brr, that’s cold for us this early!!! Especially when it’s been so hot so late and drops that drastically!

Some of my fun creations for the season!

And I wonder how come I don’t have time to write!

Have a beautiful day! It’s soooooo cold here!

Terry

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Cougar Halloween Mischief is Up and Running!

Ricky Jones is looking forward to his first day on the job as a deputy sheriff in the cougar-run town of Yuma Town, but he doesn’t expect to run into his former girlfriend while he’s wearing his cougar coat. Now he wants her back in the worst way, but he’s sure she’s going to be even madder at him for dumping her three years back.

Mandy Richards is on her way to an interview at a hospital north of Yuma Town for the position of a Licensed Practical Nurse when she hits a cougar in the thick foggy night, a full moon silhouetted in the gloom on Friday, the thirteenth. Checking on the wounded cougar changes her world forever.

But her most recent ex-boyfriend isn’t going along with Ricky’s plans to renew his relationship and things are bound to turn deadly.

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We had violent storms yesterday and I put one of my dogs in the closet with his bed. He didn’t make a sound, so I think he felt safer. I had a standard poodle I gave a home to years ago that was terrified of storms. Her former owner had her sleeping on a covered metal porch and storms were magnified, poor thing. So she would sleep in my storm closet and was perfectly fine. A couple of times we curled up in there with her when we were living in Oklahoma too. More storms scheduled for today, and tomorrow for Halloween? 34-52 degrees. Brrrrr. But no storms. Thankfully.

I’m still working on edits on Red Wolf Christmas. I’m up to ch 10, and 20 chapters to go and an epilogue. My process is to go through the whole book and accept and delete all the small stuff. Then just make sure I’ve answered all the questions in the comments that I can. She often questions stuff throughout the book that are explained a few paragraphs down. You don’t hit someone in the eye with all the details right away. You have to show them as you write the story. Wait for it. Wait. Wait for it. There, see? It’s there. Sometimes something can be shown earlier, but not always.

This time, she wanted me to make some major changes. So they didn’t affect chapters 1-20. I made some of the changes in ch 21 and 22, but it will change the last 10 chapters of the book. So I’m going through each chapter before that, making any other kinds of changes I need to, and then probably tomorrow I’ll begin working on the last 10 chapters. And hopefully turn it in.

Then I have to proof the other book. They’re easy, just reading through, making sure there aren’t any mistakes made in the book written 10 years ago. Technology changes, so sometimes I need to update that. I wrote a book 20 years ago before cell phones were a thing. It makes such a difference. lol Now, everyone has to have a cell phone and you have to figure out how to “get rid of them” to put the characters in peril. I’ve had my editors telling me that I can’t have “blackout” areas where there is no cell service. But they exist. Not only in mountainous regions, but like from Waco, Texas to Houston, there’s an area where you can’t get any cell service. It’s like the Bermuda Triangle. Without the Bermuda and the Triangle.

Okay, before this gets any longer, I’ve got to get to work. As much as I wish the editing would get done without me, it just refuses.

Have a super, lovely day!! I’m going to enjoy the rain, but hobble down to the mailbox before it happens!

Terry

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Cougar Halloween Mischief is Done!

It’s off to beta readers!

I’m in limbo now. I love it when I can do what I want. On the other hand, I’m not sure which direction I should take. And then I’ll have to start working on the contracted books again. I need to write another Highland book. I have a cover. I just need to write the story.

I just picked up yet ANOTHER cover for a fae book, and I started writing on it last night. Angel Fae.

If it takes off, I’ll finish it, but I have a ton of other stories I’ve started that I’d love to finish. And stories I need to revise that are finished. But when I mean I have to revise them, I mean majorly. Sometimes it’s easier writing a new story. But some of my best selling books have been revisions of earlier stories. So I’m not giving up on them!

I’ve been getting caught up on cleaning. Another 3:30 am wake up. Ugh. And I need to finish 3 bears and ship them, so I’m working on one of them this morning too.

So I’m in…limbo. Where will my muse take me today? Wake. Up. Muse.

*sigh* Maybe I will be museless today and just do my own thing without her.

Have a great day full of inspiration!

Terry

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