Patience.

1 They just won't stop talking

Bird mothers seem to have amazing patience. This momma seemed totally unfazed by the non-stop tweeting and chirping that was taking place in front of her.

Birds don’t have teeth, so I don’t know what the equivalent of gritting your teeth is for them. As I said earlier though, they seem very patient so maybe they don’t need any coping methods. I tried many coping techniques and hands down, the winner was chocolate.

 

Tippy-tippy toe-tippy toe.

While visiting my son and daughter-in-law in Montana some time back, we went to the National Bison Range. The bison were all grouped up in one small area of the range, but out of nowhere, elk would pop up.WM 5404 Bull Elk

The scary thing about some of these elk is that they walk on their tiptoes. One minute they’re not there and the next minute…surprise!  Without using just their toes, how else could they sneak up so quietly? I admit, I’ve never seen them walking on tiptoe but that doesn’t mean they don’t. Just because we can’t SEE little green men walking amongst us, you wouldn’t deny their existence would you? I rest my case.

Now if you will excuse me, I need to go take my invisible dog for a walk…anybody out there have chocolate? I think I might be a quart low…

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Cotton Candy Sky

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Every once in a while, I need a little “Florida fix.”  I pretend I’m there, staring at the little lone palm tree…wondering if it sweats when the days get so hot. Do palm trees sweat? I’m without chocolate…can you tell? I guess i’ll just have to go eat some………FRUIT!!      What is the world coming to?

Cat on a hot laptop.

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You can’t see my laptop in this image can you?

I CAN’T SEE IT AND I’M SITTING IN FRONT OF IT!

Those of you with cats know how it goes…turn the computer on and out of nowhere the cat appears. He demands his rightful place on the keyboard. We negotiate, I clear him lots of nice space on my desk. No.

After I gently nudge him to the edge of the laptop ten times, he is offended when I restrict him to the floor. We’re both tired and frustrated. I will eat chocolate, he will have to make due with a bug he just found on the floor.

STILETTO IS HERE!!

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Oh…my…goodness. At long last, Stiletto is here. I get a little emotional just looking at this image. I was on pins and needles all day yesterday, knowing that it was on the way. UPS lets you track a package and each update increased my need for chocolate.

Opening the box it was shipped in was a magic moment and when I pulled the book out all I could do was say, “Hi!” I said it over and over. Later on I switched to saying “Hello!” I guess it just seemed like a family member that I’d been waiting for had finally come home.

The best news of all, is that as of today, Stiletto is AVAILABLE on Amazon in paperback and the Kindle edition.

You can get an idea of what the book is about by reading the text under the ordering image on the right, but I’ll post it here as well. Thanks so much for the support you’ve all given me, YOU ARE THE BEST!!

London Hart loves wildlife photography, but she’s practical enough to know that if she wants to advance her career, she just can’t work freelance. She snags a job with a local magazine, taking pictures of local mansions. Her enthusiastic best friend, C.C., tags along on the first photo shoot and the two women meet the owners of the mansion, Toni and Richard and immediately realize that both of them are nuts. Just when the two friends decide to get out of crazy town, shots ring out. Both Toni and Richard are found dead, floating in their pool and definitely NOT ready for their closeups. If you like murder mysteries with humor, romance and suspense, this one’s for you!

So that’s your sneak peek…have a great, wonderful, fantastic day and now I must go find some chocolate.

P.S. If you read it and like it or hate it, if you have time, please leave a comment on the book on the Amazon page.I’m not sure what that does… but they recommend it. Maybe if someone comments, the book automatically goes to the top of the best seller list!