Do you find the months slipping by without recognizing them? I've kept my head down and have continued working, but once in a while I've had to stop and think what month it is. Kids are already out of school. Have been for two months now. No graduation season. No Memorial Day picnics. [ CLICK to Read More ]
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Hello!Last week I overheard Deb telling someone that this “shelter-at-home” was right up my alley. I hate to admit it, but she’s right. Some of you who have heard me talk about my writing process already know that this is what I do every time I write a book. I sequester myself, sometimes never [ CLICK to Read More ]
This week it's officially spring! Or as we call it at our house, "Mud Season." I know there's alot of anxiety about COVID-19. Flights banned, major events canceled, businesses closed...it's scary, frustrating and stressful. I was going to tell you what I learned about germs, viruses and pandemics during my research for RESTLESS [ CLICK to Read More ]
February is almost over. How is that possible? I hope this new year is off to a great start for you and your family. I know spring is just around the corner, because the pack and I have been watching the birds. Right outside our sunroom are two large crabapple trees. In the [ CLICK to Read More ]
6 Summer Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe and Cool Our "pack" took a road trip recently. The asphalt was so hot in places that we carried each dog to the grass and avoided sidewalks. We never shut off the car’s A/C. It felt like we needed to keep a constant vigil. So I [ CLICK to Read More ]
I started signing Christmas cards early—before Thanksgiving! It's a tradition that began with a few hundred cards to readers and this year, we crossed the 6,000 mark! I lost count of how many Sharpies I've gone through, and ice is my new best friend. My crew that helps label, stamp and stuff thinks [ CLICK to Read More ]
I love the crisp, cool temp of fall. The crunch of leaves, harvest moons and, of course, college football AND volleyball (GO HUSKERS!!!). The pack enjoys the cooler weather too. We have walnut trees in the backyard, so you know what that means...S-Q-U-I-R-R-E-L-S!!! This past week the dogs have been helping till the [ CLICK to Read More ]
I can’t believe summer is almost over! Labor Day weekend is traditionally the last hoorah. I hope you’re doing something fun and relaxing. It’s also one of the busiest travel weekends, so be safe if you’re on the road. And if you’re traveling through airports, keep a lookout for TSA K9s. Let me [ CLICK to Read More ]
FEELING STRESSED? READ A BOOK. Of course we all know reading is good for us, but did you know reading a book can reduce stress more quickly than drinking a cup of tea? According to a study from the University of Sussex, reading can calm stress faster than other relaxation methods like listening to [ CLICK to Read More ]
Does a dry nose mean a dog is sick? Dogs depend on their sense of smell and a wet nose works better. The lining of your dog’s nose contains mucus-producing glands that keep the nasal passageways moist. Scent particles stick to moist surfaces, helping dogs interpret those scents. That’s one of the reasons dogs [ CLICK to Read More ]