30 Day Writing Challenge ~ Day 17 ~ Top Ten Tuesday!

Hello Peoples. I decided to participate in Top Ten Tuesday this week ~ Favorite Things To Eat or Drink While Reading! Top  Ten Tuesday comes to us from Artsy Reader Girl!

~ Without a doubt hot chocolate is my favorite drink to savor while I am reading, in the winter, or anytime the weather is chilly.  🙂

Hot tea is another favorite drink in those wintry months or during a chill while I’m reading. I prefer loose leaf black tea.

My four favorite drinks to enjoy during the hot months of summer ~

icy tea


good refreshing bottled icy water

I don’t eat much while I’m reading because I don’t want to get food on my books. Popcorn, while eating, is out of the question. When I do eat while I’m reading, it’s usually ~

a chocolate chip cookie




Much love ~




A Night’s Tail by Sofie Kelly

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Magical Cats #11

“Spring has sprung in Mayville Heights, and Kathleen’s brother, Ethan, has come to town with his band. But not everything goes as scheduled, when Ethan’s opening act gets into a fight with a man interested in investing in the town. When the businessman’s body is found in the hotel where he was staying, Ethan’s friend is implicated in the crime. Kathleen wants to help her brother by solving the case, but she has no shortage of suspects from which to choose. Prior to his death, the investor was fighting like cats and dogs with multiple people in town. If Kathleen wants more than a whisker’s chance of solving the case she’ll need to rely on her trusty feline sidekicks, Owen and Hercules.” ~Berkley Prime Crime

This series is new to me and there seemed to be quite a bit happening in Mayville Heights. Kathleen, the head librarian, is organizing a quilt show, while supporting her visiting brother, Ethan, and his band. There’s a good sense of community and great friends in this cozy, with quite a bit of bantering between relatives and friends. Unfortunately in the midst of all the fun, banter and great friendships someone is discovered dead in the town’s hotel. Kathleen and her two interesting cats, Hercules and Owen are on the case, investigating along with Detective Marcus. I thought A NIght’s Tail was fun and written at a good pace. I had some difficulty in the beginning of the story, the story seemed confusing and there seemed to be a lot of characters, but this was the first book I’ve read in the series. I didn’t solve this mystery. I wasn’t surprised at the identity of the killer though. 3 *** stars!

A BIG thanks to Berkley Prime Crime for the book.

Announcing the winner of the drawing ~

Tari Hann


Congratulations Tari!  🙂

30 Day Writing Challenge ~ Day 16

Hello Peoples! Are you a morning person? Do like waking up and watching the sun rise? Or, do you prefer sleeping until noon? Are you a night owl? Do you prefer watching the sun set or gazing at the stars?

I love the mornings. I’ve watched many multi-colored sunrise ~ peach, orange and yellow stretched across the morning sky. I enjoy brewing myself a cup of tea and sitting outside in the backyard enjoying the morning, while I sip on the hot brew. And! This seems to be a little different, but I enjoy building a fire in our backyard firepit in the mornings. Most people build fires in the evenings. I prefer mornings.

When I walk, I normally walk in the morning. So, I’m really a morning person. However, I know there are benefits to any time of day or night. One of my favorite times ~ Rick and I were camping in Nebraska. It was a clear night. We were awake in the middle of the night and the night sky was loaded with sparkly stars! Millions and millions of stars!

Much love ~


30 Day Writing Challenge ~ Day 15

Hello Peoples! It’s time to celebrate. It’s day 15 of the 30 day writing challenge. I’m halfway through the month!

This week I was walking to the bakery, wearing my Denver Broncos scarf.

I passed a random guy on the sidewalk. He was wearing a Minnesota Vikings knit hat.

As we passed one another, he stared at my Denver Broncos scarf. I stared at his Minnesota Vikings knit hat.

We both chuckled quietly to ourselves.

I think we had a football moment.  🙂


Much love ~


30 Day Writing Challenge ~ Day 14

Hello Peoples! Reader’s of the magazine, Bella Grace Sep/Oct/Nov 2019 submitted a list of forty-eight (48) books that carried them through tough times. 



I thought I would list six (6) books that have been an encouragement, inspiration to me or have carried me through tough times.

1.) The Bible 

Without a doubt, the Bible is my number one choice. It inspires, edifies, encourages, gives me hope, points the way, tells true stories of faith and so much more!  🙂  There are parables and if you haven’t read this amazing book, you should!

2.) The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

To step through the wardrobe into a wondrous land, where one meets new friends, with multiple adventures, where Aslan reigns.  🙂

Quiz: Which character from the Chronicles of Narnia are you? I got Aslan! < well what do ya know...

3.) The Mitford Series by Jan Karon

A place to call home.

4.) Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

These books just make me SMILE.  🙂

Anne of Green Gables (1985) GOSH!! I love these films so much!! Anne and Gilbert are literary the cutest …

5.) This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart

Anytime I want to travel to Corfu and read a well written mystery, I read, This Rough Magic! Our leading lady has strength and stamina.

6.) Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

It’s tough times, romance, creepy experiences and Jane Eyre had exceptional moral strength.

Michael Fassbender (Mr. Edward Fairfax Rochester) & Mia Wasikowska (Jane Eyre) - Jane Eyre (2011) #charlottebronte #caryfukunaga

What books have carried you through tough times?

Much love ~


30 Day Writing Challenge ~ Day 13

Hello Peoples!  🙂  I discovered today’s question in Daphne’s Diary, Number 6 ~ 2019


This summer I was most surprised by?

Hummingbirds! Without a doubt, hummingbirds! Rick has been feeding the birds, squirrels, rabbits and other critters, in our backyard for a few years now. We have woodpeckers, robins, sparrows, yellow finches, morning doves, cardinals, blue jays, and chickadees. We had a ground squirrel for awhile. Rick named him George. We have a couple of rabbits. Rick named the baby bunny, Beauregard. But, the hummingbirds surprised me and delighted me the most of all! They’re so colorful and move so quickly. We have two hummingbird feeders in our backyard and they enjoy both feeders. This was our first summer with hummingbirds.

What most surprised you this summer?


Much love ~


Classic Movie Friday!

MAUREEN O'SULLIVAN and JOHNNY WEISSMULLER from 'Tarzan Finds a Son!' 1939

Tarzan Finds A Son (1939)

Johnny Weissmuller   Maureen O’Sullivan   Johnny Sheffield

Ian Hunter   Henry Stephenson   Frieda Inescort   Henry Wilcoxon

In this film, a young couple and the pilot of an aircraft crash and die in the jungle of Africa. The creatures in the jungle hear a baby crying on the plane and an ape grabs the child and takes the little one to Tarzan and Jane. They name the baby “Boy” and raise him as their own. Five years after they find “Boy,” a search party arrives looking for the lost family. “Boy” has an inheritance and the search party would like to take “Boy” back to “civilization” so he can claim his fortune and learn to live in the “civilized” world. Jane agrees to guide the search party out of the jungle, along with “Boy,” against Tarzan’s wishes.

Tarzan and Jane certainly have their hands full with “Boy.” He’s is constantly into mischief. He’s a great little kid and is having the adventure of a lifetime as he grows up in the jungle, but it’s all Tarzan and Jane can do to keep an eye on the active little guy. Jane finds herself in a difficult situation toward the end of the film and “Boy” is up for the task at hand and helps Jane considerably!  🙂