Shells from the Carolina coast.

My cousins had this huge party this weekend on the farm and I got the house all cleaned up and every speck of laundry done. It’s a tradition going on over 20 years and they always hold the party in the old farmhouse where we live. They also always bring in a hired lady to clean up after the party, so my house is even more sparkly after the party than before. I had every speck of laundry in the house done pre-party, too. So, I’m starting out the week with a clean clean clean house, and party leftovers in my fridge mean I don’t have to cook today, either. I’ve been having trouble with my phone line so I’ve got the phone people coming out here today, so I’m chained to the house, can’t be tempted to run any errands. Sounds like a great writing day to me!! Just me and my computer and people I get to make up so they always do what I want. Nothing could mar the perfection of this day!

Except the electricity going out, which happened first thing this morning. :hissyfit:

I’m on my laptop till the battery runs out…..

Free Book Friday winners of advance copies of Secrets Rising: My daughter picked comment numbers 3, 13, and 23–she was into 3’s this morning. Angie T, Crystal B, and Brandy! Email me with your addresses!


  1. Crystal B. says:

    Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Ellen says:

    The shells are gorgeous. The party sounds like a blast. The clean house…priceless. Happy writing. :typing:

  3. Lis says:

    Congrats winners! Hope the laptop battery lasted till the power returned ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Tori Lennox says:

    Congrats to the winners!!!

    You never should have gone on and on about what a great day it was. :rotfl: That was just asking for trouble! *g*

  5. catslady says:

    Congrats ladies. That’s the way to throw a party and after party and the shells are oh so pretty. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Brandy says:

    Thank you! Oh, wow, A clean, clean house. I would love that. I swear I get something cleaned and the kids are behind me messing everything up! *G*
    Sorry to hear about the power, and the phone lines.
    Sending good thoughts your way.

  7. Dru says:

    That always happens, things are good then boom, no electricity. I hope both your phone line and electricity were restored/repaired.

  8. Marty says:

    Congrats to the winners…hope you got something done today :sheepjump:

  9. Nicole Reising says:

    A clean house… what fun! ๐Ÿ˜Ž Hugs on the electricity.

    Congrats to the winners!


  10. ericka Scott says:

    Nothing better than a clean house! Enjoy.

    Hope your electricity is back on. . . :typing:

  11. April A says:

    The shells are beautiful! Nothing like a free cleaning lady… :bananadance: Good luck with the power problem. My battery has been dying faster and faster. When it got worked on at Christmas, the guy took away the power save settings… so when the power is out, so is the laptop ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

  12. Danica/Dream says:

    Lucky, lucky you! I’m having house envy again!

  13. Susan says:

    The shells are beautiful! Hope your electricity is back on.

  14. Alice Audrey says:

    And then when I tried to respond here yesterday my computer glitched. It’s a conspiracy I tell you.