Writing is like being able to put life into a snow globe. It takes the things that are too big and scary and reduces them into a form that I can put away when I want and look at from a distance. It also takes all that’s good in life and captures it into something I can take out when I want and look at close up and keep forever. It makes the bad things into something I can hold…and the good things into something I can hold onto. Both help so much that I need that little souvenir of life.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Hangin’ with Writers…and other Critters

Thank you so much to all those who came out to the Not Your Mother’s Book…On Being a Mom book signing today! It was wonderful to meet so many other writers from this area, and the turnout was amazing. What a beautiful day for it, too.

I got to thinking…what is it moms really want? Other than help? We want to know we’re appreciated and supported. We want to know we’re not alone. And we want to laugh, because it takes some of the pressure off. Anything from the Not Your Mother’s Book series is guaranteed to be lighthearted and fun—like a vacation for the spirit. Please consider ordering Not Your Mother's Book...On Being a Mom as a Mother's Day gift for that special mom in your life. Your review of the book here is certainly appreciated, and there is also a Facebook page to like for this and the upcoming NYMB…On Family.


Thank you to Grandma’s Goulash for hosting this fun meme! The idea is to use the picture to tell a story in 140 words or 140 characters. The bonus word was “verify.” Mine this week have 140 and 136 characters.





When Bob’s wife sent him to the doghouse due to poor grooming habits, he was fine with it. That is, until he couldn’t verify if that was dandruff on his shoulders…or fleas. 


Finneus was pleased to verify that his wolfsbane potion did indeed work in subduing the savage beasts. Unfortunately, his fleabane potion didn’t subdue a thing. 


To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

13 comments:

  1. Tammy--I wish I could have been there today. It sounds like it was a rousing success.

    Poor Bob. Poor Finneus. You always have a funny or wickedly-clever take on these pictures. Thanks for making me smile this evening.

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    1. I wish you could've made it, too! A toast to your story!

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  2. I was sorry to miss the book signing. I'm sure you gals made if fantastic and fun!

    As usual, your micro-fiction rocks. #1 is my fav!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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    1. Thanks, Pat. So sorry you missed it, too. Loved your story!

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  3. He must be the one who started that whole "If you lay down with dogs, you'll get up with fleas" thing.

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  4. That must be it! Loved your story in the book, by the way. It's a riot.

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  5. First, congrats on a successful book signing! Wish I lived closer and could have attended. And your microfiction is, of course, outstanding. The first one made me think of the comedian who says he loves it when his wife banishes him to he sofa because then he's got complete control of the remote and it's closer to the fridge. lol

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    1. I wish you lived closer, too! LOL about the sofa!

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  6. Hey Tammy, I'm so glad I came to the NYM book signing. Loved seeing everyone, and the book is wonderful! Loved all the stories, and especially your "The End of an Era." It made me go back to that sweet time with my two boys, finding all sorts of things buried beneath those excavated layers! I will give the book a review and check out the FB page. And as always, I loved your memes. Both Bob and Finneus gave me a smile this morning!

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    1. Thanks, Teri, I appreciate it!!

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  7. Love the memes and sorry I wasn't able to make the book signing as well. However, can I purchase a copy from you?

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  8. Thanks, Lynn! I definitely understand about not being able to make it. You know what, though - there will be another signing in conjunction with Not Your Mother's Book...On Family July 15th. Are you in that one? Either way, I hope to see you there!

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  9. Let's hope that Bob will clean up his act. It's said that the road to success is never smooth and it sounds as if Finneus has discovered that it is both bumpy and itchy.

    Congrats on the book. I could relate to your tale of cleaning out your son's room. I did my daughter's before I moved out of our house of many years. It was definitely an excavation of many layers

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