Release Day for Fern Michaels “The Godmothers Series. Spirited Away”

Part Two of the New Three-Part Godmothers Serial!

The best of friends, Toots, Ida, Mavis, and Sophie have been there for each other through thick and thin. Now Sophie needs the rest of the Godmothers to help her through something they’ve never faced before . . .
There are no secrets between best friends. At least, Teresa “Toots” Loudenberry has always believed that to be the case. In the decades since she, Sophie, Ida, and Mavis met in Catholic school, they’ve shared all the joys and hardships of their colorful, extraordinary adventures. But right now, Toots can tell that Sophie is hiding something.

Sophie wishes she could confide in Toots. But she can’t reveal her hunch about her home’s history and the unhappiness that still seems to linger there. There’s too much at stake, including the safety of Toots’ daughter Abby and her twin girls. But though Toots, Ida, and Mavis are all entering new phases in their lives—and love lives—they won’t let Sophie face this challenge on her own . . .

I was really excited about this new novella series. These women have been friends since 7th grade and they have had some adventures.

In this second book, they have all moved to Charleston,South Carolina and Sophie is hiding a secret from the others. But not for long. Toots is way too nosy for that!

Somewhere in Sophie’s new house is a spirit that looks like it is there to destroy the entire house. Bt Sophie knows there is a story here and she will get to the bottom of it with help from her friends.

Nobody does strong women better than Fern Michaels. For some reason I feel better about life in general after reading her stories!

Good Job with this one and can’t wait for the next!   This one is out May 9th so check it out!

Happy May Day! Where We Dance Around The Pole!

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Happy May Day! It is a bright sunny day here. Tiny bouquets have been delivered to unsuspecting neighbors and the May Pole is ready for dancing.

The weatherman has promised me 10 days of no bad weather. Yesterday it was supposed to be done, but as soon as I got in the truck to grab some Tazo Awake English Breakfast Tea ( I was out and coffee and I break up this time of year) shut the door and it started to sleet! Seriously Oklahoma? But I’m going to let that go as this is a new day, a new month.

Since this is my birthday week, I usually sit down and assess my goals and what worked and what didn’t for me and then I set goals for the next year. What do I need to work on? What did I get right/wrong? What color do I want my hair this year? Do I know more now than I did last year? Are there any things or people in my life that need to go the way of coffee? Will I finally make up my mind about relationships? Will I finally take over the world? Will culottes ever come back in style? Will I ever find Navy Blue sandals? You know, important shit.

OH well, I will ponder all of these deep topics as I laze in the sun with my best friend Kindle!

xx Patricia  5ef7878b0fbf3afdf2e4b161bcf6652e

 

 

 

Being Lazy on a Beautiful Sunday!

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Good Sunday Morning to you all! It is Sunday, right? The sun is shining bright this morning which is a treat.

It started storming here on Friday evening and didn’t stop until the middle of last night. The winds were strong enough to bring about 40,000 of us an entire day of no power because of downed poles, live power lines on the road.

Ceilings were falling in and shop vacs were in high demand. The only good part was I got a lot of reading done. My only angst came from knowing that the Dinner Fairy would be unable to make me a priority with the Country Club flooding and a bunch of guys sitting in the bar waiting to tee off. A very weak way of staying plastered all day as everyone knew this rain wasn’t stopping. So imagine my surprise when there was a knock on the door and *poof* there was my Caesar Salad!

Today is a major clean up day as signs, trees and trampolines are nowhere near where they used to be. But that is not my problem so I am posted up in my cozy bed getting ready to start a new thriller and drink a big fat mug of Chai Tea from Tazo.

Tomorrow starts my birthday week. An entire week celebrating the fact that my Momma went through excruciatingly painful childbirth (She was knocked TF out!) and gave birth to her first daughter. And I got to be the baby for a whole year before she spit out the next daughter. 

xx Have a good Sunday!

I Will Always Love You My Friend!

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Today in memory of a dear friend who passed away much too soon. She was bigger than life and wanted nothing more than to be a mom. Her wish was granted but for a very short time. Today I’ll remember her son along with how much she made me laugh and her larger than life style and oh that orange lipstick and those eyes!

You would come into my office like a tornado. Full of life, love and laughs

You were beautiful inside and out..true beauty. I know you are singing in the choir of heaven but I miss you Alva True Patterson!

 

xx Patricia   taylors2

Hello Yellow! You are looking Fabulous!

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Well we all made it to Wednesday! Yesterday I overdid it as I tend to do so today I’m not picking up furniture~ When I saw these lovely daffy dillys yesterday popping  up with their happy little faces open wide to the sunshine I knew I wanted to do a Yellow board today. It would seem that Spring has decided to come to Oklahoma today.

Today marks an anniversary of something very bad that happened  to my sister. But that’s not my story to tell. I still would like to acknowledge her today and say that although she can drive me crazy sometimes, I think she is one of the bravest people I know.

So today all of this yellow sunshine love is for her. You are Strong, You are Stubborn, You are a Survivor.

xx Patricia

Taylor’s of Harrogate Organic Chamomile Tea! And Sweets!

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Yesterday was a great day for Tea and all things Tea related!

I got this lovely Taylor’s of Harrogate Organic Chamomile Tea. If you aren’t familiar with Taylor’s you should get familiar with them. I absolutely love this brand and all of their teas, which have been recently re-packaged into the lovely black and gold. The sachets themselves are lovely. No staples, an almost silk like sachet and perfectly wonderful.

I’ve been looking for a really good organic chamomile, as I have allergies, so not all teas work for me. This one does and I am so happy to have received this lovely gift!

Some History:

We are a family business based in the historic spa town of Harrogate, England – devoted to the craft of outstanding tea and coffee. We do things properly, without shortcuts, showing care and respect to everyone along the way – from the people who grow it to the people who drink it. Since 1886, when our founder Charles Taylor sold his first pack of tea, that’s been right at the heart of our company, and we think it shows.

I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day. It rained all day here. But the postman brought all kinds of goodies. The Italians sent Macaroons and several other sweet treats, the Brits were close behind with enough tea for months and a lovely cup plus biscuits!

The sick are hopefully getting well again. I swear that pu-erh tea can heal anyone!

Have a wonderful Wednesday and enjoy your tea!

xxPatricia

 

Can We Just Ease into This Day?

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Seriously. I will never understand people that jump out of bed at the crack of dawn, jump in the shower, grab some coffee and put actual clothes on!  Nope, I will never understand that. I don’t like mornings or morning people. I’m like a feral cat in the morning. Don’t speak to me until I’ve had my morning cup. And even then you are taking your life into your own hands.I have a schedule for my days and if you mess it up first thing in the morning I’m stressed. Anxiety just  waiting for the perfect time to pounce.

I think everyone in my life understands that having no control over the eye transplant situation and surgery has made me a little bit controlling in other areas of my life.

To all of you morning people…Kudos to you. You keep the world running and I am Thankful and Grateful for all of you!

Happy Sunday….I am off to finish The Turn by Kim Harrison in the sunshine!!

xxPatricia

Here’s To Us! Raise Your Glass!

Hello all of you beautiful people! It is Friday, which means nothing to me. It’s been a long week with lots of changes, fears and sighing. Yes, a lot of deep sighing. And it looks like we came through this first week intact. Maybe barely, but intact.

I see all of these strong women standing up for all of us. Saying to men in power that these are our bodies and they need to stay out of that business. Saying that we will not tolerate hate of another human being because they don’t fit into our mold. I am proud my mother raised 4 daughters that are able to think and speak for themselves. And this week I’m especially thankful to my sisters who work for the government. What a week they have had.

So today, while you are popping over to Lindsay’s Engagement Party Meet and Greet, raise a glass and raise it high….Here’s To Us!

 

xxPatricia