Monday, April 22, 2013

Monday Gripes, 4/22/13

Since the Boston bombing, my “gripes” are mainly too big to be fixed. The other gripes seem silly and inconsequential in comparison. But life must go on, and I do think focusing on the normal rhythm of life helps you through the bad times. So here’s today’s gripes, as crazy as they are.

My granddaughter is here and doing some cross stitch. Somehow, she lost her needle. We’ve looked everywhere and can’t find it. Bets on who will find it a week from now when walking around in her bare feet?

I looked through all my sewing and knitting things for another needle, but the sewing ones are too small and the knitting ones too big. She settled for one that’s only a little too big.

It’s a lovely, spring-like day outside…from inside the house. Outside, it’s in the 40s and pretty nippy. I guess I’m just impatient, but this winter was so bad, I’m ready to jump into late spring. At least.

Something in my grandson’s video games appeals to the parakeet, and he’s chirping his little head off. And making me crazy.

What little things are nagging you today?

Monday, April 15, 2013


I am horrified at the explosions in Boston. When will the violence end? How can anyone who calls him/herself human cause such pain and grief?

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims and their families.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Friday Happies, 4/12/13

Haven’t done Friday Happies in a while. I guess I fell off the wagon. Smile But I’m baaa-ack!

Today I’m most happy to have a safe, warm and dry house, because it’s sleeting outside, covering everything with a coating of ice. Here’s the porch roof, which normally is black:


I’m very happy I don’t have to go out!

There’s been a lot of bad weather across the Midwest especially. What’s your weather like? What do you do when you have to stay in?

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

New Cover Art

I’ve just gotten the cover art for my short story collection, THE MIDNIGHT ZONE, due out April 25 from Tirgearr Publishing. What do you think?


Midnight Zone by Elizbabeth Delisi - 500