Life is Slowing down, sort of.

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As I look out the window at the day, it’s not raining, it’s overcast, with a strong breeze ripping the leaves off the trees and tossing them all over the yard I just last week cleaned up.  Ah well, I can get to the leaf blower again come Monday…speaking of which, don’t forget to vote Tuesday, I don’t care who you vote for, but if you are a citizen, it is your right and your privilege to vote. Take a few moments, read the platforms of the different parties and figure out who matches you best, and go vote for them.  Yours may be the one vote needed to tip the scales.  I’m a poll worker locally and I have my sanitizer, face shield, and masks all set to go-packing my lunch and will be there 15 straight hours helping folks to get it done and looking forward to being of service.

Dan’s out working on his rocket stove-a stove that burns upside down.  He’s having a good time working on his inventions.  He set up an electric train set in the garage for the grandson who never had seen the like-in this age of computers and tablets and phones, it’s funny how something as simple as an old model train set can fire his imagination.  Also a little comforting to know beneath all the nerd knowledge, he’s still a little boy.  Wait, Scott just came over so now they’re chopping firewood from a dead tree they took down and adding it to the woodpile.

Now, don’t forget to go over to the humor page and check out the new jokes!  And the specials page…lots going on there. I at least wanted to let you know of some of the marvelous specials we’re running this month – I have taken a liking to 99 cent specials so hope you enjoy them and the freebies.  I’ll be running even more in December.   If you want autographed copies of paperbacks for Christmas, it’s time to get going on those-that’s on the specials page too.These are for right now, starting the 1st of November:

A-To Protect One’s Own will be 99 cents November 1-3

B-Clan Falconer’s War will be FREE November 5-7

C-We have a brand-new book, a devotional based on the Book of James, just right for a months’ worth of study, coming out November 4/5.  More later!

D- Quilting Can Be Criminal,  book one of the Fiber Mavens is 99 cents November 8-10

E- The Oberllyn Family Generational Omnibus, Book 2  is a 99-cent download Nov 12-15-3 books in 1!

F- Calming My Clamor  be FREE November 12-15

G- Tales for Advent and Christmas, Book 1 will be FREE Nov 13-15 (Book two is coming out November 19!)

H- Rebooting the Oberllyn’s, B07FK7ZYP4    will be 99 cents November 19 to 21

I-Changeling’s Clan  will be 99 cents  Nov. 22-24

J-Criminally Quilted, Book two of the Fiber Mavens Mysteries will be 99 cents November 26-28

K-The Majestic Spectrum of God’s Love,  will be 99 cents November 29-Dec. 1

And the link to visit my author’s page is

There you have it!  An entire month of sales, two a week all month long, and two new releases!  I feel a shopping trip coming on and have a lot of grandkids to buy Christmas for- so God bless, see you soon, and have a grand holiday season.

From all the crew here at Springhaven and Potpourri Press-Happy almost holidays!

Gentle reminders on a cold day and some musings

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It’s overcast and the temperature is dropping, the wind is gusting about and leaves are flying off the trees, which is too bad because yesterday they looked wonderful.  However, it’s just the kind of day you might want to sit inside and browse around a bit, relax and read something silly-(see our humor page, just updated) or download a free book- for instance, Ninety Days to the God Habit is free today and tomorrow….you really ought to get a copy and learn how to make or break a habit.  Since some of us are sequestered at home due to this Covid mess, I guess after you’ve done something for exercise, walked around or straightened your home, or rode a bike or whatever, and there is time, a good book is just the thing.

I’m hard at work completing the Christmas book for this year, all about the customs and traditions around the world, divided into 26 reading, one for each day of Advent.  It should be out the beginning of November.  And the new devotional about James is coming out in two weeks-it’s at the editor right now.  So lots going on, lots to do.


I just got a new cuckoo clock-it cuckoos on the hour and a half, it plays music, a little man chops wood, a chimney sweep jumps up and down-it’s darling, and loud and my parrot hates it and has started imitating it’s more irritating (to GIzmo) sounds. So while I may hear the cuckoo at 8:15 strike 14 times, it’s Gizmo.

I am thankful for the folks who were able to give the kittens a home. Seems like folks are forever dropping cats over our chain link fence who are in a motherly way.  Or the cats just find their way to the barn, and there are only so many you can have!  Cute little ones this time,  long-haired and friendly, and will make their new owners happy.

And finally, I don’t care who you vote for, there’s enough vitriol out there to start a hate crime, far as I’m concerned.  But you need to vote, go early if you want to avoid the crowds.  Think carefully about who is going to do the best job for this dear country of ours and vote your heart.  I’m going to be a poll worker this year; it ought to be interesting.  God bless you and God bless America.