Saturday, October 3, 2015

Thomas Jefferson and me

“Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning."  Thomas Jefferson


I have a story idea
I have a story idea
The words are not coming
The words are not coming
Miles of walking with weights come easily
Coming easily story idea walks

I made delicious espresso with Fidalgo Bay beans
I made delicious espresso with Fidalgo Bay beans
The sun did not shine today
The sun did not shine today
Miniature golf was the most fun part of my day
Shine today Fidalgo Bay beans golf

Walking with words did not shine today
Golf with espresso are not coming easily.

Judith Ann Jennings

Friday, October 2, 2015


If you watched the Canadian show Corner Gas you know what I mean by stay-cation. You take a vacation from work but you don't go anywhere.

That is what I am up to this week.

On my stay-cation I am trying to perfect my Flat Whites using my new espresso machine.

I also picked up the latest copy of Writers Digest and got inspired to start a new story and find an agent. I had fun picking out the possible agents I might try for using my Animal Cards.

Now I am putting a story together that has been forming in my head for a while.

The working title may end up being the actual title so I don't want to give it away.

For some time now I have thought I might need to update or completely change my blog. That is in the back of my mind, as well.

It's that time of year again - The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY (45 minutes from my home) is sponsoring it's School Block Challenge. For years now I have helped my grandkids make their quilt block visions a reality. They haven't won anything but we have enjoyed the process and the results and they will both have many blocks to put into a quilt. This is Kat's last year as she is a home school senior this year.

But don't think I am in my head entirely for this stay-cation. I am walking and working out as much as possible.

Flat Whites, writing project, things to ponder, time with my grandkids and lots of movement; the perfect stay-cation for me. Oh, and hemming my new purple pants while searching for the perfect top to go with them.

Doesn't get better than this!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


Lately I'm on a pilgrimage kick. Watched Wild then read the book by Cheryl Strayed.

Tonight I watched Letters to Juliet again. Love the movie and it's even better cause Vanessa Redgrave is in it.

Going to get Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho and The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.

Going to look for The Way - a movie made in 2010 by Emilio Estevez and Martin Sheen.

What else should I read? Watch? Anyone out there have favorite pilgrimage books or movies?

Meanwhile, JD Robb has a new In Death book out so I'm going to take a little trip into Eve Dallas and Roarke land. And Jana Deleon has a new book out about Fortune Redding and her swamp team so I'll be heading out to Sinful Louisiana.

Packing my train case full of makeup and breaking in my new no-line bifocals. I'll try to apprise y'all of the sights along the way!

Don't wait up.