Thank you for visiting my website. I don’t know about you but as Yogi Berra used to say: “It’s Deja vu all over again.:” It seems like we’re in a hamster wheel trying to move forward and getting nowhere. Yes, some things have gotten better, but not enough. People are still arguing over masks and vaccines. Then when things seem to be opening up, we get hit with another wave. No wonder so many people are cranky. Then there’s the whole school issue. Virtual? Hybrid? In-person? I mentioned once before, I am so glad my kids are grown up and with the exception for one grandkid, they are no longer in school. It’s a tough time for everyone and that’s an important thing to keep in mind. We are all going through this. A friend of mine was having dinner at a nice restaurant and there was a very loud and raucous group of five men. They were terribly loud and annoying. Finally she got up and walked over to their table and politely said, “Gentlemen (I know she used that word loosely) could you be so kind as to lower the decibel level just a bit?” One of the men—who was a bit intoxicated—said “Listen lady, it’s been a rough year and a half. We’re just trying to have some fun. ” She calmly said. “Yes. I agree. It’s been a rough year and a half for everyone, including all the other people in this restaurant. They too would like to have an enjoyable evening.” Four of the men apologized, but Mr. Cranky Pants kept at it. “And who do you think you are?” He snapped. She put out her hand and calmly introduced herself. He had no choice but to shake her hand, otherwise he would have looked like a bigger jerk. When she went back to her seat another gentleman at the next table said, “Thank you. You did something the rest of us wanted to do.” It takes a strong woman to be soft and reasonable. I am sure she would rather throw a drink in his face, but that would only have escalated the situation. My point is, no matter how much you want to smack the snot out of someone, take a minute and think about the outcome you want. Peace or fisticuffs? And that’s today’s lesson in tolerance. It ain’t easy. Try to be patient.
On to fun stuff. I am happy to say HIDDEN has been a big hit and has been in the top 3 best-selling paperbacks for three weeks. SANTA CRUISE just shipped and the cover looks spectacular. It’s an entertaining read if I say so myself. LOL. Lots of shenanigans and a tribute to friendship. To celebrate the book, each week for the month of October we will be giving away a signed copy, so be sure you enter the contest. Winners will be chosen every Sunday at 12 PM EST so sign up as often as you’d like!
The kitty patrol are up to their usual tricks like turning on the TV in the middle of the night. I have to remember to hide the remote, except I forget where I put it. Need to leave a post-it, but I’m sure Mz. Boo will figure out a way to hide that too!
Be well, be safe, be kind, and try to have some fun. All the best, Fern