Saturday, December 28, 2013

A Lot Happening

Hey everyone!

   I want to thank Girls Heart Books Tours for helping get the word out about my series.  Schooled is still touring tomorrow.  I've gotten a lot of likes for my Facebook and some sales of the book.

   I hope to stay busy in 2014 with writing, book releases, and signings.  Here's some dates.
   Lessons Book 2 in The Teacher Series will be released February 17th. Initially it will be an ebook and hopefully go to paperback. 
   February 22nd, I'll be at the Keller Library for a book signing.
   Parental Involvement Book 3 in The Teacher Series will be released May 3rd.
   It's still in the early planning phase but I hope to attend at least one Indie Mashup this summer.

   I finally started book 4.  Yes!  The story and characters have been floating around in my brain for a couple of months and I had to start writing their story before I went crazy.  I've been a little worried about the lead female character.  In book 2 I introduced a character named Charity and I enjoyed creating her so much that I made her the lead in book 3.  I just haven't been completely sure that I could like another character as much as I do Charity.  But once I started developing Tilly, I've really come to enjoy her spunkiness.  I'll have to wait and see what all of you think.
   I'm extremely lucky to have such amazing friends and co-workers.  Even though I'm sure everyone is tired of hearing about my dream coming true, my fellow teachers gave me a book party.  My family came and we all had a really great time.  Thanks everyone!

Bye for now.

Tiffany ordered this beautiful cake but she was upset that Kroger messed it up.  She asked them to make the writing in ALL CAPS but they wrote the words all caps in the title.  Priceless!  I laughed my rear off.

Some of the fabulous teachers that I work with.

This beautiful lady is my daughter, Jessie.




Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happy Holidays!

   The packages are opened and the ham is in the oven, so what is the rest of my family doing......sleeping of course.  I don't mind because at least my family is healthy, happy, and together.
   There always seems to be a moment every year that becomes cemented in my mind.  This year's memory has to do with underwear.  I'll have to give you the back story first.
   One Christmas eve when my daughter and son were very young, I realized that I had forgotten to wrap each kid's package of underwear.  Being the quick thinker (and lazy person) that I am, I came up with the idea of sticking the underwear packages in their stockings.  The next morning, Jessie and Nate assumed that Santa had brought them underwear for Christmas.  No big deal, I'll give Santa the credit for my thoughtful gift.  The embarrassing part came as my kids told everyone that Santa brought them underwear for Christmas.  Everyone had their laugh and I assumed the story was over.  To my surprise the next year, guess what my kids asked Santa for when they sat on his lap.  Yep....underwear.  So started the tradition of the jolly old man leaving underwear in their stockings.  Since then every year my kids laugh and ask if there will be unders in their stocking.  This year I decided that it was probably time to end the tradition.  However, when I announced to my sixteen and almost twenty year old that there wouldn't be any undergarments in their stockings, they were really upset.  Apparently one of their favorite traditions has been and always will be the underwear in their stocking.  So guess what was in their stockings this morning.

I wanted to add some pictures of my favorite decorations at my house.  This is Nate's collection and it grows every year.

 Merry Christmas from my family to yours!


Saturday, December 21, 2013

Cover Reveal!

I just received the cover for Book 3 in The Teacher Series.  The release date will be May 3rd.  Let me know what you think.

   Charity Turner is every adolescent boy’s idea of the perfect teacher. She’s beautiful, wears form fitting clothes, and has the highest father involvement in the whole school.  Unfortunately they’re not the only ones obsessed with her; recently Charity’s acquired a stalker.
   Jye Jameson learned everything he knows about surveillance and security from the military.  While he was assigned overseas, his mother was killed by a stalker.  Consumed with guilt, he left the military and opened his own security company to protect the innocent.
   Together they will find a way to catch her stalker and end his reign of terror. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Holiday Annoyances

Hey everyone!

   I decided to go all out for today's theme at school.  Just in case you didn't get a chance to check out my contribution on Rebel Reasoning last week, I've added it to the end of this post.  Guess which number I'm mocking. 

Bye for now.

I don’t know about you, but I love this time of year.  What’s not to love?  In honor of this holiday season, I decided to list my five most favorite holiday annoyances.

5.  The jammed packed isles that were never meant for two carts to maneuver around at the same time, let alone the forty eight that resemble bumper cars fighting for dominance.

 4.  The same holiday cd of the ten most obnoxious songs that every single store purchases and then sets on repeat for our listening pleasure.

 3.  The woman in line in front of you that feels it’s necessary to wear every tacky holiday wear she could possibly scrounge.  Wearing the knit sweater with the ugliest design of Santa all over the front apparently wasn’t enough.  Said woman had to jazz it up a bit with enormous dangly earrings that jingle every time she moves her head.  Usually hanging from each wrist is a bulky holiday beaded bracelet that never matches the equally hideous necklace.  And to top off the ensemble is the red bow attached to a plastic head band the she insists on wearing even though her hair is military short.

 2.  The temperature outside is always cold enough to require a heavy coat and actually helps put you in a festive mood because no matter where you live, it just doesn’t feel right unless it’s cold.  You enter the store with your warm winter gear on but within minutes you realize the temperature in the store is closer to a warm summer day.  The scarf, hat, and mittens are the first to go when your body temp starts to rise.  Soon after, the heavy coat gets added to the growing pile of winter wear in the cart.  By the time you reach your intended department, you’ve shed your tacky festive sweater and you’re shopping in a sweat soaked t-shirt and jeans.  The only thing missing from your ensemble are the one dollar bills that you’ve earned from your performance.  For some bizarre reason, shoppers don’t stock up on single dollar bills before heading out to the stores.

 1.  Finally after trudging through the hordes of holiday shoppers, you arrive at the checkout.  You’re exhausted, sweaty, and no longer in the holiday mood.  In a monotone voice, the checker wishes you happy holidays without ever making eye contact because truly she’s more miserable than you and couldn’t care less if you found what you were looking for much less if you have an enjoyable holiday.


Saturday, December 7, 2013

Winter Wonderland

Believe it or not, Texas is covered in white!  It doesn't happen very often but when it does everything shuts down.  It was 79 degrees on Wednesday and then on Thursday the ice and freezing temperatures rolled in.  Since Friday, I've eaten my weight in s'mores and drank hot cocoa by the gallon.  But the very best thing about bad weather is NO SCHOOL!  Unfortunately not everybody is as thrilled about the weather as I am.

You can see all the leaves mixed in with the ice. We  went from fall to winter in 24 hours. 

She looked at me like I was crazy.  Gracie was not amused by the restroom conditions.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Holiday Giveaways

Hey everyone!

   Mondays thru Thursdays during December, Rebel Ink Press will be turning over their Facebook page to some of their authors.  Each day a different author will be giving away a prize.  All you have to do is read the author's post and leave a comment.  You don't want to miss any of the talented RIP authors. 

   Be sure to stop by the RIP Facebook page on December 12th because I'm giving away a $10 Amazon gift card. 

   This year Rebel Ink Press will be making a cash donation to a local food bank based on the number of comments received throughout the entire event.  They will donate 50 cents per comment up to and including $100.


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

An evening with a book club

Hey everyone!

I spent the evening with a great group of ladies.  They are members of a book club and they read Schooled!  We met at a local restaurant and had a lot of fun talking about some of our favorite books and authors.  I felt honored that they read my book and wanted to meet me.  I enjoyed listening to their thoughts about Schooled because honestly I want to become a better writer and to do that, I need feedback.  I would love to hear what you thought about the book and one way to do that is to rate the book on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving!


Julie Holder - Gabrielle Duimich Gordon - Deana Rice

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Cover Reveal

Book 2 will be released February 17th!

   At first glance, Daisy Blue seems to be a timid flower child stuck in decades past.  Dive below the surface to find that this kindergarten teacher has the determination to stand strong against her opponents for her beliefs.
   Detective Dane Thompson of the Fort Worth Police Department is the ultimate ladies’ man who hasn’t met a lover worth holding on to. 
   When Daisy finds a dead body floating in the pond on her small farm, Dane is the detective assigned to the case.   From the instant these two meet, the sparks fly.  Will the adversaries be able to work together to find the killer and will Dane finally meet a woman worth keeping?

Saturday, November 9, 2013


Schooled is now available in paperback!  Thank you to everyone for making this possible!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Emmelynne's Interview

Hey everyone!

   Somehow, Emmelynne found the time to give an interview while she was evading the killers.  Take a minute to stop by Alex Jones' blog to read her interview.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy Halloween

Gracie and I hope everyone has a safe Halloween.  She has been practicing her begging skills.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Book #3

Hey everyone,

   It has been a week since my first book was released and I still  keep pinching myself.   It feels great to be a published author.  Thank you to everyone who helped make my dream come true. 

   Rebel Ink Press contracted to publish the third book in the series.  I received the contract on the same day as Schooled was released.  Needless to say, it was an amazing day.

   The fourth book has already started to form in my mind, but I plan to take some time off before I start writing again. 

Bye for now.



Tuesday, October 22, 2013

See where I am today......

   I'm excited to be hanging out with none other than the terrific Rebel Ink Press author Jane Wakely.  Head over to her blog and take a look around.

Bye for now.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Amazing friends

   Throughout one's life, there will be many friends to come and go.  Only a few will be blessed enough to have true friends that cross the line into chosen family.  Technically I may be an only child but I know what it feels like to have sisters.

   We lead such busy lives that it can be difficult, if not almost impossible, to stay involved with people outside our immediate family.  Somewhere in our hearts, the blessed know their friends will celebrate our accomplishments and grieve our sorrows. 

   Over the last five years, I've watched my friends get married, have a baby, marry off their daughter, have their children grow from barely old enough to start school to nearing adolescence, and finally retire.  In all those years, they always made sure that I felt a part of their lives.

   Since I was in elementary school, I've always wanted to be an author.  When I was younger, I was busy trying to be the best wife and mother I could possibly be.  A little over a year ago, I made the decision to do something just for me.  I can admit that at times it was selfish to spend so much energy on myself, but I needed to see if I could. 

   When I first started the book, I wanted to somehow share it with my friends. The best way I knew to include them was to write about them.  After all, the story was as much about them as it was me and actually all teachers that find the desire to get up every day and mold the future.  I exaggerated their quirkiness and poked fun of them but never in a malicious way.  To acknowledge their contribution and so everyone would know who they were, I thanked them in the front of the book.

   Last night, those same friends celebrated a major accomplishment in my life.  It was an unbelievable moment that I will forever remember.

   Thank you to my friends sisters.  I love you!

The most thoughtful gift.
Best Friends charm
A mouse (based on true story)
A heart for love of romance
Purple hearts for my class camp color
An apple for love of teaching
Pink stepping stones for my journey
Daisy for main character in next book (oops)

Friday, October 18, 2013

Day two of the blogging marathon

   I've rested up and now I'm ready for some blogging.  I hope everyone had a chance to read my interview with Donna Steele.  I enjoyed spending some time with her readers.

   Today I'm with the incredible romance author, Joanne Berroa.  While you're visiting her sight, be sure to check out her books.

Bye for now.

Here's the link for Joanne's blog.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

I'm still going strong....

   I hope everyone enjoyed my interview with Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy.  Thanks, Lee Ann, for having me over.

   Between Jennifer Wilck's books and Lee Ann's, my to be read list just got a lot longer.

   Next stop on the blog train is the talented Donna Steele.  She another one of the great Rebel Ink Press authors.  She has been kind enough to interview me.  Enjoy.

Bye for now.

Donna Steele's blog.

Next stop on my blog marathon....

Hey everyone,

   I owe a great big thank you to Rebel Ink Press author, Jennifer Wilck, for letting me spend some time with her readers.

  Now I'm moving on to the phenomenal historical romance author, Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy.  Thanks for taking the time to interview me today.

Bye for now.

Here's the link for Lee Ann's blog.

RELEASE DAY!!!!!!!!!

   I can't believe it's finally here.  My dream has finally come true.  You would think that I'd be floating on a cloud but instead I'm a nervous wreck.  I'm going to blog throughout the day and hopefully I'll eventually settle down.

   I've got a busy day ahead of me.  I'm on a blog tour today.  You'll have to follow me to all of the blogs.  While you're there be sure to check out the Rebel authors that volunteered to host this first time author.

Bye for now.

The amazing Jennifer Wilck will be my first stop this morning.  She's one of the Rebel Ink Press romance authors.  Thank you so much, Jennifer.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Only 5 more days!

   It's hard to believe that release day is almost here.  This has been a dream of mine for so long that I'm having a hard time thinking about anything else.  I know everyone around me will be glad when Thursday is over because they're tired of hearing me ramble on.  Let me apologize in advance because for the next five days I'm going to talk excessively about Schooled. 
   I'm finally finished with book 3.  I'm going to read through it one more time this weekend and I hope to submit it on Monday.  I'd planned to take a few weeks off from writing but I don't think it's going to happen.  Book 4 ideas are bombarding me, and now the premise for book 5 has started to form.  Once I get all these characters in my head, they drive me crazy until I finish their book.  Maybe I shouldn't have said that because people might think I'm crazy.  Oh well, they've probably thought that for years.

Here's today's sneak peak of Schooled Book 1 in The Teacher Series.

“This is my police car, not my personal vehicle.  I spend a lot of time in this car and I end up eating most of my meals sitting in this very seat.  I don’t know the last time it was washed because it isn’t my job to wash the car.  I solve crimes for a living.  I’m not in charge of maintenance.  If it would make you feel better, I can ask my superior for the name of the person who’s responsible for the upkeep on the vehicles.  Maybe you can chew him out.”

“I certainly doubt the city would pay for a worker who only washed cars.  That would be a complete waste of public funds.  My guess is the rest of the police force takes pride in their vehicles and cleans them out once in a while.  Based on the condition of your car, I’m not confident you’re competent to solve this crime.”  Crossing her arms in front of her chest, she turned to the front of the car and ignored the detective.

Taking a deep breath, he dropped it in gear and backed out of the drive.  “My car may not win any beauty pageants, but it’s comfortable and functional.  That’s all that matters.  Would you please give me the address of where I can drop you?  I hope its close by.”

Now she’d done it.  For some unknown reason, she always rubbed people the wrong way.  She really didn’t try to piss people off but she just couldn’t control what flew out of her mouth.

 “They warned me that you were a handful but I had no idea,” the detective commented a short time later.  “And here’s a thought, how on earth can you be a teacher when your vocabulary would make a sailor blush?”

Monday, October 7, 2013

Only 10 more days!

Hey Everyone,

   I'm on the final countdown.  I spent the weekend getting promotional information together.  Several of the Rebel Ink Press authors have offered to let me post on their blogs when the book comes out.  I definitely appreciate that successful, veteran writers are willing to help me.  What an amazing group of people!  I'll list their blog addresses the next time I post.

Bye for now.

Each book in the series has different main characters.  Most of the characters will show up in other books, they just won't be the primary ones.

Friday, October 4, 2013

New Banner

I love my new banner!  I owe a big THANK YOU to Book Cover Diva for creating it.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

                        15 more days!!!!!!!!!!!

   The days are flying by.  October 17th will be here in no time.  Schooled will be advertised on The Romance Studio starting the day it's released.  The book will be rated 2 flames out of a possible 5.  Here is what you can expect out of a book rated 2 flames.

2 flames- Stories will have some love scenes.  These will be more sensual than graphic and will mostly rely on euphemism.

The series is not meant for children.  The books should not be purchased for or read by anyone under the age of 18.


I named two characters after my own kids.  The children have some of Jessie and Nate's traits when they were small.

Friday, September 27, 2013

                                          20 Days Left!!!!

Hey Everyone,

   Not much longer and I will be a legitimate author.  I'm just pretending to be one until October 17th. 

   On my way to work this morning, two more scenes popped into my head for book number four.  I wrote them down as soon as I got to work.  Otherwise, I would forget them.  It stinks getting old.  I still have to finish the pre-edits for book two, finish book three, and then I can start on book four.  My head hurts just thinking about it.

   It's Friday night and in Texas that means high school football.  I need to leave soon, so I can see the half time show.  My husband and I both played trumpet in the high school band.  That's how we met, he was my squad leader.  So when our daughter was old enough, she played the trumpet and now our son plays trumpet.  Crazy.

   Have a great weekend and here is tonight's sneak peak.

The car Emmelynne drives in the book is my dream car.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

                                   25 days until Schooled is released!

Hey everyone,

   We're down to 25 days now.  Since the day I received the email that Rebel Ink Press wanted to publish my books, I've been crazy excited.  Now that it's getting close, I'm adding anxiety to my emotions.  I want people to love reading the book as much as I loved writing it.  I'm totally overwhelmed!
    I just returned Schooled back to the editor for the last time.  I'm so thankful that RIP offered to  publish the series.  If they hadn't, I would have tried self-publishing and the book wouldn't have been as good as it is now.  I've learned so much from my editor that I wouldn't have learned otherwise. 
Thank you for your dedication and patience, JT.  I know that she won't read this but I needed to say it anyway.
   I've decided on where to spend my marketing dollars finally.  I'll pass the info along once I get final confirmation on the spots.
  Once again, I'm going to release a small bit of info about the book.

Emmelynne's teammates are based on real people.  I owe them a huge thank you for allowing me to exaggerate their personalities and then poke fun of them.  Not only are they phenomenal teachers but their great friends.



Tuesday, September 17, 2013

                    30 Days and Counting!

Hey everyone! 

   I'm getting really excited!  Schooled, Book 1 in the Teacher Series will be released on Oct. 17th!!!! I've already used multiple exclamation points here and I've been cautioned to use them sparingly, so I must be feeling over the top this evening!  I better contain myself before someone calls the cops.
   Rough day at school, so I met a dear friend for dinner and she always puts me in a positive mood (she's a character in the  first book).  And I'm pleased to announce my silly mood is not a by-product of alcohol. 
   Starting tonight, I'm going to release small bits of information about the book. 

The lead female characters in the series have bits of my personality.  So when you read Schooled, you'll have to guess which of her many annoying, slightly offensive quirks are mine.

Bye for now!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Hey everyone!

   Schooled will be released on October 17th!  I'm both excited and nervous.  I have to say that the process of publishing a book is nothing like what I envisioned.  It's a lot of work!  I thought writing the book would be the most difficult part but now I'm not so sure.  I'm hoping after the first book is released that I'll glide through the process on the second one.
   The title has been decided on book two.  It'll be called Lessons, Book 2 in The Teacher Series.  Boy do I struggle with titles.  Nothing seems to encompass the whole story.
   I've been working on setting up a marketing plan.  I promised my husband I wouldn't go overboard so I'm researching to make sure I get the biggest bang for my buck.  It's going to be difficult to stretch my tiny budget but I'll make it work.

Bye for now.

Monday, September 2, 2013

    Hey!  I hope everyone is enjoying Labor Day.  My family didn't do anything for the holiday.  It was nice to have the day off.   It rained all morning which is a pleasant change for Texas.  Currently I'm watching my neighbor reel in a big catfish from the pond behind our houses.  I've totally enjoyed a nice relaxing weekend.
   I just finished the pre-edits for book two.  Tomorrow evening I'll be able to get back to book three.  I really hope to finish it before the end of September.  As soon as I have the exact release date of Schooled, I'll start setting up some marketing.  I was so excited to see the cover for the first time.  I'm waiting on the editor to send the story back with her edits.  Because this is my first release, I'm impatient.  I need to relax and stop stressing about the whole process.
   A couple of weeks ago, Nate came in the bedroom to talk.  Of course I was typing away at my computer.  Gracie emerged from the covers and wanted him to hold her and rub her belly.  While we talked, Gracie fell asleep in his lap.  I had to take a picture because she was so darn cute. 

Bye for now.

Monday, August 26, 2013

    I just received the cover for the first book today.  The team at Rebel Ink Press are amazing!  It finally seems real.  I can't wait to share the book with everyone.
    The editor is currently working on Schooled.  This past weekend, she let me preview the prologue so I'd get a glimpse of what she's doing.  She's definitely making the story flow better.  I'm truly blessed to be working with the experienced people at RIP.
    Here's a sneak peak at the cover.

Bye for now,


Saturday, August 17, 2013

     Hey!  My summer is just about over.  Teachers return to work on Monday.  It's funny how summer vacation always goes by so fast and the school year drags.  I am excited to see the students and how much they've grown over the summer.
     I just finished the first revision on the third book.  I've been working hard because I know after tomorrow, I won't have much time to write.  My goal is to revise the story one more time and then a final check for mistakes and send it off to Rebel Ink Press by the last day of August.
     Yesterday, the fourth book started to form in my mind.  The same thing happened with the previous books.  Today while I waited for my son to be fitted for his band uniform, I developed the main characters' physical and personality traits.  I was there for a long time waiting.  I'm now carrying around a spiral to jot down ideas for the fourth installment in the series.  I'm relieved that the next plot is coming together but it stresses me out a little because I still haven't finished book three.
     Rebel Ink Press celebrated their third anniversary this week.  Congratulations!  I can't wait to be one of their published authors.
     I will continue to blog over the next couple of months in hopes that after my first book is released, someone will read the posts.
     Bye for now.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

     Hey!  I just finished the first draft of the third book in The Teacher Series.  Once the story starts to form in my mind, I have to get it out.  Scenes pop into my head and I'm so forgetful that I have to write them down immediately or I won't remember.  I think it's a symptom of old age.  This morning, I woke from a dream that was the final chapter in the book.  That's the first time I've worked out a scene in a dream. 
     Writing the first draft is always my favorite part because I'm excited to tell the story.  Now comes the revising and editing which isn't as much fun to me.  The story will go through several rewrites with me adding details, names, and more complex sentences. 
     I start back to work in just over a week, so my goal was to get the rough draft done before that.  I finished it a week before schedule!  I would have finished a long time ago if I didn't waste so much time crushing candy.  I really wish I never would have started the game because I can't seem to stop playing it.  I'm currently stuck on level 182.  Ugh.
     With the first two books in the series, scenes for the next book started formulating in my mind before I finished the book I was working on.  I wonder if that will happen this time as well.
     Gracie was sleeping in my lap when I finished it.  She wasn't all that excited when I pulled the covers back to tell her.
     Bye for now.
This is Gracie!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

     Hello!  I'm Michelle and this is my blog.  I would like to say that I'm a twenty-something, blonde hair, blue eyed, gorgeous model that leads an adventurist life.  BUT that would be a lie.  I'm actually a forty-something, overweight, married, mother of two that lives a boring life.  The truth is over-rated.
I was born and raised around Indianapolis.  I met my husband in high school and we've been married for 24 years.  Seventeen years ago, we relocated to Texas and been here ever since.  We have two great teenagers in our house, Jessie and Nate.  The center of the Lowhorn's universe is a 1 year old pug named Gracie.
     I'm blessed to have a job that I love and you guessed correctly, I'm a teacher.  Just like every year, my summer is skyrocketing towards fall and once again, I'm not ready.
    I'm seriously obsessed with romance novels and I owe a thank you to husband for not complaining too loudly about all the money I spend on this particular obsession. 
    Since I was a young girl, I've always had a secret dream to be an author.  Around a year ago, I decided it was time to really give it a try.  A month ago, I finished the second book in The Teacher Series.  I gathered my courage and sent the two books to the publisher.  I prepared myself for rejection and checked my email a hundred times a day.  One week later, Rebel Ink Press sent me the dreaded email.  Before I clicked the button, I told myself that it didn't matter if they liked the books or not.  It was early morning (in a teenager's world) when I opened the mail.  When I realized they were offering me a contract, I started yelling and running around the house.  It was the most physical exercise that I've gotten in years.  As I continued to run, actually it was more like a power walk, I called my husband and attempted to tell him the good news.  Unfortunately by that time, I was out of breath from all the exercise.  My son emerged from his room, still mostly asleep, and figured out what I was trying to say.  He took the phone from me and told my husband the good news.  Since then, things have been busy.
     I designed a website and blog.  For someone who isn't that computer savvy, I haven't done too bad.  I do have Go Daddy technical support on speed dial and I envision that the techs do rock, paper, scissors every time my number shows up.
     At this point, the editor hasn't lost her patience with my numerous emails.  So I'm taking that as a good sign!  Her latest response said that the cover and blurb should be on my desk (or bed for me because that's where I do all my typing) by the end of the month.  I'm so excited that I feel like a small child who can't wait for Christmas.
     I'm going to try to blog regularly, even though I know that no one is reading it yet.  Good bye for now from Gracie (sleeping in my lap) and me.

Monday, August 5, 2013