Monday, August 31, 2015


Are you outrageous? Have you ever wanted to be? My daughter bought me this sign years ago and I love the meaning behind it. But can I truly be outrageous? Can I go through the rest of my life never caring what others think of me?

Outrageous hair? Outrageous clothes? Outrageous behavior?

The older I get, the less I think worry about what others think, BUT I still have trouble really letting go. I have friends that can do it. Wear what they want, do what they want, say what they want.

Hmmm, can I ever truly be that outrageous old woman who never gets called an old lady? Can you (or are you)?

Monday, August 24, 2015

My FIVE. Tag, you're it!

Number 5 clip artFIVE Random/Weird facts about me:
  • I didn't get my first tattoo until age 54 - I now have six.
  • Besides 30 years as a computer professional I have also been a:
    A & W car hop
    Grapefruit packer
    Fiber optic construction inspector
    Long distance telephone operator (back when we used switchboards with wires)
  • My favorite ice cream is black raspberry -- followed closely by Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey!
  • I hate to have my head underwater when swimming.
  • My favorite flowers are daisies and black-eyed susans (I also love wildflowers).
Top FIVE Seen/See Again list:
  1. Yellowstone - rode through from three directions on the motorcycle, now want to camp there.
  2. Australia - maybe someday....
  3. Europe - in particular, Ireland, Scotland, Italy and Greece, oh and Spain
  4. Yosemite - never been there but hear that it's better than Yellowstone.
  5. Glacier - another visited on bike but want to camp there, and I want to revisit the Blackfeet friends I made in nearby Browning while volunteering on the reservation.
What are YOUR fives?

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

#IWSG for August: Hope

Once again, it's time for my monthly IWSG post. I've been really busy with our move to a new apartment and starting Spanish classes again.

The theme for this month's Insecure Writer's Support Group is HOPE.

I've got a lot of hope.

  • Hope that I can get two novels written before the end of the year. Published would be nice but I will go for written.
  • Hope that our trip home this fall will go smoothly.
  • Hope that I won't gain weight while visiting the states.
  • Hope that all my extended family and friends will overcome their current personal and health issues.
  • Hope that my husband and I find no health issues during our annual doctor visits while in the states.
  • Hope that we can both continue to lose weight!
  • Hope that I can get my current Klondike Mystery novels proofread and re-edited before the end of the year.
  • Hope that I can continue to eke out time to write!

What are your hopes?