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Bookkeeper, tax preparer, cat lady, blogger, organizer, mystery writer.


I've finally decided that I am a writer - all the other things I do just pay the bills. Someone eloquent once said that if you do what you love, the money will follow. Well, let's just see about that.

RIP Aggie

RIP Aggie
Aggie was my fifteen-year-old cairn terrier - or maybe I should say I was her 55-year-old person! She was my faithful companion, spoiled rotten and I am still trying to figure out what to do without her.

Peter the Cat...

Peter the Cat...
This is Peter the gingersnap tabby! He's seven years old and has just been promoted to Peter the Very, Very Good. He is working his way up to Peter the Great...

Bee - the Cat Who Came From Somewhere Else...

Bee - the Cat Who Came From Somewhere Else...
Bee is Peter's buddy. He's eight years old and has made himself right at home. I guess cats really do come in pairs or sets of three!

And Jasper makes three!

And Jasper makes three!
Jasper is our new guy - the Cat From Another Place. He's four years old and we think he likes it here - so far, so good!

Buzz about...

Friday, December 10, 2010

Merry Christmas to me...

and I even wrapped it up.  The box, that is.  Not the thing.  Because, well...  I'll be honest, I couldn't wait.  When I renewed my lease here for another year I got a $100 Best Buy gift card as an incentive.  And so, since it wasn't costing me full price, I decided to brave the crowd of holiday shoppers and went to Best Buy and got the most amazing new gadget.  It's a Kindle3G e-reader!
I am thrilled beyond words - and with all the free words I can load inside the thing!  The sheer number of free books available for download is staggering - and I have downloaded about fifty books so far.  All completely free!  No bestsellers, but aren't the classics better anyway?  It's lighter than a paperback and the display is very easy to read.  I've been researching all of the e-readers out there for some time now and the Kindle had the best features - or so it seemed to me.  My friend, Kathy, has a Nook and she loves it.  Tim has an iPad and he likes that.  I read so many reviews I started taking notes and it seemed that people were most enamored of their Kindles - and so I decided to take the plunge.  And so far, I'm so glad I did!


  1. Good for YOU!!! I,myself, prefer the feel of a book in my hands.....complete with a bookmarker and in a handmade book cover. I admire people who can appreciate this new technology....but I, alas, am not one of them!
    SO???? WHAT are you reading? What was the first 'free' words you read?
    And, by the way, I am happy for you!