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Welcome to my daily blog. If this is your first time, I'm a romance writer and a misplaced city girl currently living in the wild Sierras. I tend to have a lot of I-Love-Lucy moments that I share here but sometimes we talk about books, TV, and our favorite cookies. Okay, my favorite cookies. In any case, please feel free to comment by clicking on the Comments at the bottom of any entry. If you're too shy, that's okay, just know I love having you.

September 10, 2014

How time flies

How you know you married the right person — you can throw up in front of them.

Or on them…

And they’ll hold your hair back for you.

I’m here to tell you I married the right person. Last week, just post spine surgery, I was sick as a dog from the meds. Sick. As. A. Dog. And Alpha Man not only held my hair back, he let me lean on him as I did my business.

I’m also here to tell you that Alpha Man did NOT marry the right person. Shh, don’t tell him, maybe he’s never noticed.

What about you? What’s that thing that your significant other does (or did) that told you he was a keeper?

September 9, 2014


So after spine surgery last week, I’m not allowed a BLT. No Bending, no Lifting, no Twisting. And trust me, living with no BLT is a lot harder than you might expect. Because I was stubborn and refused a walker, cane or any tools, if I drop something, it’s dead to me unless someone can pick it up for me.

You should see the wasteland of things I’ve had to leave in my dust.

Thankfully Youngest put a leash on my phone so that’s the one thing I can’t lose. But my Kindle? Dropped it. My laptop? Not allowed to carry it. My favorite pack of gum. Lost to me…

So here’s my question. Think of all the things you carry around with you all day long. What’s the one thing — besides your phone — you can’t live without? For me it was a damn hard decision between my iPod and a baggie of cookies… You?

September 8, 2014

A Jill knapsack giveaway

Update: Winners, randomly drawn, are: MELANIE, NICOLE SMITH, BJ, CONNIE, and PENNY RILEY. Congrats and email me at [email protected] with Jill’s knapsack in the subject line and include your addy!

Original post:
So chance to win #2 — what would you do for a Jill backpack? Would you wear it around loud and proud? :smile: Would you take a pic of yourself wearing it to work or to play? Would you post it on FB? Twitter? Instagram? Tumblr?


I’m going to give away five today so be sure to check back again in the morning to see if you won!

September 5, 2014

it’s the good stuff

Clearly I had no idea what day of the week it was yesterday. To be honest, I’m still not sure. :)

But i am feeling a little bit better. And by little bit I mean I am no longer waiting to die… I don’t have a fever anymore, I’m eating, and the best part of the whole thing is … I GAINED AN INCH IN HEIGHT!!!!!

Serious. I have always been 5’2″. I have never admitted that. I always said 5’3″. Yes I exaggerated. But guess what? Alpha Man had me standing up today (woot!) and he kept cocking his head. “I think you’re taller,” he said.

I demanded he measure me.


And I am noW FIVE FOOT FOUR. And this is not just the good drugs. This is fact. And I am very excited. How tall are you??

September 4, 2014

Friday’s Wow

Just found out IT’S IN HIS KISS made the NYT and the USA Today Bestseller lists!!! Couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you who bought, reviewed, read, talked about online, mentioned to friends, whatever you all did THANK YOU. Lots of love to you all. XOXO!!!

September 3, 2014

A new I Love Lucy

So apparently even on bed rest orders, I can have an I Love Lucy moment. For a few days after the surgery I had a fever. But that finally broke this morning so I woke up all ready to leap out of bed and be me again.

Yeah, that’s not recommended.

After Alpha Man and Oldest (who was sweet enough to work from home this week to help out) had to catch me and stuff me back into bed, he brought me food. My favorite. Okay, my second favorite since my first favorite was cookies and he wanted me to eat something “real” after five days of not eating. So we compromised on a bowl of granola cereal with fresh blueberries, no milk.

I should add here that I’ve had a fever and it broke last night. Which means that this morning I sincerely look like death warmed over. Just fyi. Also still pretty shaky. So when I tell you I proceeded to spill the cereal, IN the bed, no one will be surprised.

Alpha Man just looked at the mess, calmly got up, came back with the vacuum and proceeded to vacuum me and the bed. I am thinking he might be a keeper.

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