July 18th 2015


Rough start to day. Talked E into letting “Mousey” go when I realized she was frantically trying to escape cage.
Cleared out a space and brought rat cage down, brought two new rats home. Named them Anna and Elsa. House now smells like a barnyard.

Went to dinner at The Creek. Walked with E. Saw two bunnies, 3 deer, 6 ft blacksnake, hen turkey and 3 turkey chicks. Watched  turkeys out back window.
Kittens covered in fleas. Hoping it doesn’t wind up in our house again. I despise fleas.
E played cards with Th. R & Dad talked, I played plants vs zombies and tried to crawl into my introvert shell for a while.
Worked on cover letter for book submissions today. Letter needs some serious revamping. Some of the humor from the book might help.
Very tired. Got home almost midnight.

July 17th, 2015 Happy A Day


Spent the morning picking blackberries and checking out progress in the garden. Pumpkin vines have grown several inches since I put them on the trellis. Picked another cucumber; 3rd this week, not at all bitter. Lots of green tomatoes, no red yet. Peppers are starting to flower. Such a late start to everything this year!
Picked another whole bowl of blackberries. E got bored and went inside before I was finished. Watered lightly. Not sure how much is necessary after all the rain.
Fixed the cord for the pool pump. The gfci circuit board inside the plug shorted out because it somehow got water in it. Mister came home early. Played some hearthstone, gave presents. Mister got me a steam punk necklace… Same one I bought several years ago for summer solstice. Was a bit funny. He got another coffee mug, but this one with The Walking Dead on it.
Had dinner at Outback. E took pictures, forgot leftovers I was going to give O. Stopped for Pepper, came home. Played few games of Hearthstone. E upset Dad showed me how to play, but won’t walk her through games so she can win.
I did some editing on my kids book.
Put E to bed, watched Under The Dome, walked dogs, went to bed. And here I am… Writing this. 🙂
– B

Nothing here!

I had forgotten I had this WordPress blog. Which is nice, because I don’t have to start a new one or look for online journal things.
I was looking through old pictures today, trying to find ones of Tom and I together for our 16th anniversary, which was today.
There really weren’t as many as I thought. I didn’t start going crazy taking pictures until our daughter was born and even then, all of those are of her.
Nobody visits or pays attention to this blog. It would be nice to have a frequent journal of the little things we do that I don’t deem social media worthy. I spend most of that time lurking and reading people’s memes anyway.

Belle’s Photos Published

I win! I win!
Ok, so it’s not Publisher’s Clearing house. But even the little wins can be exciting sometimes! 😉

Belle of Dirt

Just had to brag a bit…
I opened the new Calendar from the Westside Star (a local newspaper for the west side of the Lake of the Ozarks) and two of my photos had been chosen!!! So I’m feeling a bit like a celebrity tonight. 🙂
The one of the snowman and my daughter won a Reader’s Choice Award from the Westside Star’s vote poll of the best photos submitted for the 2013 calendar. The photo of our dog, Olivia in Papa’s bird bath is featured for the month of August.
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