From The Home Office

Be Prepared to BE SCARED!!!

Be Prepared to BE SCARED!!!

We met at Spirit Halloween last week to "push all of the buttons." Those of you who have been there know what I mean...…

Do YOU Make Your Bed Every Morning?

Do YOU Make Your Bed Every Morning?

We are all crazy-nuts busy here. It's our "AAAACK!!!" season at BookLocker and we're all working double-time (literally) to get our new authors' books on the market by Christmas. I realized yesterday that we've ordered food delivery more in the past two weeks than we have in the past eight months and...…

No More Single Points of Failure!

No More Single Points of Failure!

I have to admit it's a relief that, if I get the virus, get mauled by rioters, drown in a hurricane, burned in a forest fire, or die in a meteor strike, a nuke, an earthquake, etc. (none of these things seems unbelievable this year!) that the business will survive and thrive without me...…

We Dodged a HUGE Bullet But…

We Dodged a HUGE Bullet But…

I felt guilty for being relieved about that because so many other people lost homes, businesses, and, far worse, loved ones...…

How I Tricked Frank for His Birthday!

How I Tricked Frank for His Birthday!

After moaning about the cost of such a gift (they really aren't THAT expensive), I asked him if we could have a nice lunch together instead. Maybe I'd get him a shirt or something. Hee hee hee.…

A Pork Butt is NOT from the Butt of a Pig?!

A Pork Butt is NOT from the Butt of a Pig?!

We have had heavy rains, thunder, and tons of lightning from that tropical storm that is barreling toward Texas. I've unplugged my laptop several times in the past three days...…

Dining Out During a Pandemic and Protests

Dining Out During a Pandemic and Protests

Unfortunately, there are still nightly protests in downtown St. Pete. They have recently begun entering restaurants with their drums...…

Rambo the Cat is POSSESSED!

Rambo the Cat is POSSESSED!

That cat takes being a feline couch potato to a whole new level. However, this week, a change came over Rambo...…

Pandemic, Riots, AND a Hurricane! WE’RE (temporarily) MOVING!!

Pandemic, Riots, AND a Hurricane! WE’RE (temporarily) MOVING!!

I found myself on a page set up by a protest organizer and he sure seemed to be suggesting riot activities. They were going to meet in St. Pete the following afternoon. I had seen footage of carnage in other cities. We live right downtown. I have children. Yes, I was very worried. The next morning...…

Hilarious Zoom Family “Meeting” and Our Biggest Month EVER!

Hilarious Zoom Family “Meeting” and Our Biggest Month EVER!

Last week, we all Zoomed with Grampa for his birthday and that was very special for him, and for us. It was kinda funny! Our daughter's screen was too dark. Richard's webcam wasn't working so he was a black box. Our son Frank was holding his dog and, somehow...…

SERIOUSLY? 25 MORE LBS. OF DOUGH?! When Online Merchants Screw Up…

SERIOUSLY? 25 MORE LBS. OF DOUGH?! When Online Merchants Screw Up…

They promptly refunded my money for the egg white powder, AND then sent me an email saying they were reshipping my ENTIRE - egg white powder, 25 lbs of flour....and dough and filling for 96 cheese danish - 25 lbs!!! I started freaking out....…

Questionable Quarantine Haircuts by Mommy

Questionable Quarantine Haircuts by Mommy

They didn't seem to mind the occasional nick and drops of blood from those pesky earlobes that always seemed to get in the way. I really had NO idea what I was doing but, hey, it was free...…

Homemade BREAD!!! Can you smell it from there???

Homemade BREAD!!! Can you smell it from there???

All's quiet here on the dock. We're all hunkered down and safe and comfy...well, except for two of the three air conditioners on the blink. The problem will be remedied tomorrow. Keep reading to see how we're spending our quarantine time. :)…

How I Accidentally Ordered 96 Cheese Danish…

How I Accidentally Ordered 96 Cheese Danish…

The problem is, I could NOT seem to get back to the cart to buy my flour. I finally figured out that I had to add another item to my cart in order to click on the cart. So, I....…

I Want to Poke Out My Eardrums with a SCREWDRIVER!!

I Want to Poke Out My Eardrums with a SCREWDRIVER!!

We are hunkered down in the boat with all the ports and hatches closed, the loud ACs running, and a huge fan on, and we are wearing the ear protection that we usually wear at the gun range. And, guess what? YOU CAN STILL HEAR IT!!!…

Maternal Guilt and Mason’s New Off-Off-Off-Broadway Roles!

Maternal Guilt and Mason’s New Off-Off-Off-Broadway Roles!

To be completely honest with all of you, I've never been keen on parents who get their kids into show business. Could the money be great for his future? Sure. But, shouldn't kids be allowed to be kids? To have a "normal" childhood? …

When People Become Emotionally Attached to Their Vehicle…and Their Books

When People Become Emotionally Attached to Their Vehicle…and Their Books

I took all three of them to their very first days of Kindergarten in that car! Our daughter got car sick for the first time in that vehicle (I didn't tell the woman that part). And, at age 28, she still gets queasy when she sits in a back seat. Our son spilled chocolate milk on the floor in the back that I swear stank for two years (I left that part out during the sale, too)...…

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