Saturday, November 28, 2015


A Dachshund's Merry-Go-Round Life will be 99 cents only through tomorrow--it reverts to full price on Nov. 30.

The paperback version will be out, hopefully before Christmas, if I can find the time to sit down and format it for publication! Not difficult--just have to find a block of 30 minutes or so.

Get your info here:

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Friday, November 20, 2015


And there's only a few more days to take advantage of the 99-cent special price by pre-ordering A DACHSHUND'S MERRY-GO-ROUND LIFE. Click on the BOOKS tab at the top of this blog for more details.

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em.

Thursday, November 19, 2015


We are fortunate--Duke doesn't chew up anything important at our house. I've heard horror stories of doxies chewing up clothing, furniture, bedding, curtains, what have you.

I couldn't resist this adorable meme--look at that face!

Does your doxie chew up important things? If so, what do you do about it? Leave a comment below.

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em--even when they chew up something important!

Friday, November 13, 2015


I'm on the home stretch with the completion of A DACHSHUND'S MERRY GO-ROUND-LIFE, Book 5 of THE DACHSHUND ESCAPADES! Finishing up my first edits today, then I'll go through it once more before submitting it to Kindle Direct Publishing for release on November 30.

This book is written a bit differently from the other four: instead of Sarge relating his day-to-day life situations, he's sharing his most unforgettable memories. Some are doozies, too!

It's available at 99c for pre-order until the release date, so get your copy today and enjoy this doxie's humorous, poignant, and ridiculous memories. You're certain to be entertained!

The paperback version will hopefully be out before Christmas as well. 


Thursday, November 12, 2015


 I took this photo of our yard (and Duke) just this morning. Can you find him? 

Clark and me on our wedding day:
we were so young!

Ah, the leaves!  We had 16 straight days of rain here in Georgia, ending on Monday, finally. When I let Duke out, I saw that he was enjoying smelling the fall leaves, so I decided to snap the photo of our yard. All the leaves haven't yet fallen, as you can see across the street to our neighbor's yard, but Clark is itching to get out there and clean it up once again. I told him that it will be covered within 15 minutes after he gets all those leaves up, but he says he has to stay ahead of it or he'll never get it cleared out. There are woods all around our house, and our backyard backs up to woods as well.

He subs in our county schools most days, so he won't have the opportunity to do the yard until Saturday--at this point, the weather app on my cell says isn't supposed to rain then.

Fall is my favorite time of the year. Clark returned from Vietnam in November 1970. We were engaged before he left, so I had an entire year to plan our 
wedding. We wed in December that year.

Happy fall, y'all!

King of the rock

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Image result for Disney Store

Since our daughter homeschools them, the grandchildren were able to come for a visit for several days last week, and boy, did we have fun! Clark and I, being retired teachers, helped them with their schoolwork while they were here. It rained every day, so that curtailed outside activities, like bike riding. We went to the Mall of Georgia, ate lunch there, and walked like what seemed miles.  It's a big place!

Their favorite store, of course, was the Disney Store, where we bought them an item of their choice. Asher got a Star Wars set of figurines; Alexa, an Ariel the Mermaid doll; Annika, a sparkly Mickey/Minnie Mouse shirt.

Image result for Phantom of the Opera, Royal Albert hallWe had introduced them to The Phantom of the Opera their last visit, with the viewing of the 25th anniversary performance at Royal Albert Hall in London. I thought Asher would get bored and do something else, but all three loved it, especially the music. Their mom, our daughter Holly, says they walk around the house singing the soundtrack!  So, we watched that version on Netflix, and I had told them about the movie version, circa 2004, and commented that I didn't like it as much as the play version. Of course, they wanted to see that, too--so we watched it the next day. Asher stayed right with it, making comments. They all agreed that the play version was the best.

When Clark and I were in education, we took our Christian school's senior class to NYC every year, and one of the things we enjoyed so much was seeing Phantom at the Majestic Theater on Broadway. Oh, the music, when hearing it live, is fabulous! We did that for seven years straight, and I never grew tired of the play.

Our doxie Duke outdid himself playing with them. He's partial to Asher, and the two of them played  hard. Duke chased Asher, and Asher chased Duke. The girls love Duke and he loves them, too, but there's a special bond between Duke and Asher.

Their parents came to pick them up on Saturday, but we all went out to eat together at a local steak place for lunch. All in all, it was a blessing to Clark and me to be with the grandchildren! Family is the most important thing on this earth, you know.

Photo booth fun

Grandma riding the carousel at the Mall of Georgia


Alexa and Asher

Monday, November 9, 2015


As I said, I didn't post much last week because the grands were with us for several days. I had promised to post photos of their Halloween costumes, so here they are:

Alexa as princess

Annika as Southern belle

Asher as Yoda from Star Wars

Daughter Holly (their mom) as a cat

Annika and Holly (as Barbie doll)

Yoda, Barbie, Princess

They had a fabulous time at their church's "Trunk or Treat" Halloween festivity. Love those grands!

Grandkids . . . you gotta love 'em!

Monday, November 2, 2015


Hope  y'all had a great Halloween!  I said I wouldn't be posting this week, but I HAD to post this photo of our doxie Duke. First, some background: Sunday night suppers at our house are usually "whatever" meals, meaning that we just eat leftovers, heat up some soup and have a grilled cheese, etc. Last night was no different.

We had eaten a big lunch at our daughter's church (pot luck), so we didn't want very much for for supper. Clark had heated up some soup, but I hadn't yet wanted anything. Duke watched Clark, who left him a small amount of soup to "clean out the bowl" after finishing. Duke looked at me, and I was making no move to go into the kitchen. After barking at me and producing no results, he got up in Clark's face and whined. He was saying "Daddy, tell Mama to cook!" Clark snapped the photo below.

Don't you agree that he was saying exactly that?

Dachshunds . . . you gotta love 'em.  

P.S. AND I probably won't post any more this week since the grands are coming. See ya next week.