ANYTHING I WANT…SHE SAID I COULD! Honestly! She did . . . . .
Wow, what a trusting soul.
See, I could write about my books and the new one Cut, Crop & Die which is out this month. Or about scrapbooking, which I love and tackle in my character’s blog http://kikilowenstein.blogspot.com/ Or about my office. Yeah, my office. What a disaster. It’s a total mess because this morning I finished making a new belly band for my Bichon-poodle mix dog, Rafferty.
I can hear you scratching your head. “What’s a belly band?”
Well, it’s a garment for your pooch. It’s also known in the UK as a “wanker wrapper.” Essentially, it’s a doggy diaper designed to keep dear Rafferty from decorating our home in shades of yellow. See, he’s a rescue pup and he’s awfully attached to me. So when I’m out of sight, he…uh…dribbles.
He doesn’t dribble. He squirts! With gusto!
(Right about now, Kaye is taking an oath NEVER, EVER to let an author write about “anything she wants.” Sorry, Kaye, but life is chock full of hard lessons.)
Last night, Rafferty got upset because my home-from-college son was trooping around the house at 3 a.m. So Raffie decided to cry. And squirt. This was bad because my dear husband forgot to strap Raffie into his old belly band. My husband claims he couldn’t find the belly band. Today I’ve made a new one and we have TWO belly bands. It’s harder to lose TWO of anything. (Trust me, I know this from experience.)
So, to recap: Last night at 3 a.m., Raffie’s crying woke me up. I ran downstairs to see what was bothering my dog because that’s what a good dog-mother does. That’s how I stepped in the squirt. If I hadn’t already been awake, I surely was after my toes got wet. I let Raffie outside, put on Raffie’s belly band—which was sitting RIGHT there for goodness sake!--and went upstairs to wash my foot.
Consequently, I am of no earthly use to anyone. Anyone! Including our dear Kaye. Who will never, EVER, let an author write about “just anything” again.
It's fine with me, Joanna, I did tell you that you could write about anything. You surprised me, but of course you did make me laugh out loud as usual. Thank you so much for sharing your wit with us and for generously allowing me to give away two of your fun books.
And now on to the giveaway. Joanna is generously giving away two copies of her books; one copy of Paper, Scissors, Death and one copy of Cut, Crop & Die . When the winners are notified, the first winner to respond with their address gets their choice of which book. I've read them both and enjoyed them immensely. No matter which one you win, you will like it! I promise. Just for a refresher in case you missed (really, you missed it?) the stellar review of Cut Crop & Die, see here.
For your official entry: tell me what, if any, kind of crafts you enjoy doing.
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*****EEEK. . . . Scrap Girl reminded me I didn't state if International. I am so sorry, but it is US and Canada only. **** Again, my apologies
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