Dynasty (TV Series 2017– ) – IMDb

Holy cow! I watched Dynasty in the eighties, and now it’s back on television?

I think I will skip it this time!

8,000 steps

My son bought a new Fitbit, so he gave me his old one.

Based on my age, my first goal is 8,000 steps daily, and I did it!

And good night!

Praying for Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a great city and today it is hurting.

My prayers are for the killed and injured, for everyone in Las Vegas.

Again, the police and first responders were on the ground, and they have my thanks and prayers also💜

My thoughts and prayers are also with the wonderful people who work so hard in the hotels, restaurants, and countless entertainment venues in LV. I was in LV a few months ago, and I watched folks work so hard to make their guests feel at home.

My prayers are for you today, Las Vegas💜

N.B. I’m also praying for the doctors, nurses, and all hospital personnel working hard to save lives and comfort loved ones.

Missing Maura Murray on Oxygen

Channel surfing last week led me to watch the Missing Maura Murray documentary on Oxygen.

I got hooked quickly.

Here’s the background information:

At 7:35pm, on February 9th, 2004, New Hampshire State Police are called to scene of a single car accident on Rt. 112.  It was the intersection of Wild Ammonoosuc Road and Bradley Hill Road where a U-Mass Amherst student named Maura Murray vanished after she apparently lost control of her vehicle after a sharp bend.  When authorities arrived not ten minutes later, Maura was gone.  There has been no credible sighting of her since. 

Maura wanted to get away from something in her life, that we know.  In the ten years following the accident and her disappearance, a frenzy of theories – from the rational to the extremely far-fetched – surfaced in the online community.  Blogs and topic boards have been dedicated to uncovering the mystery but more often than not the rational discussions break down.  What was begun by well-intentioned individuals who truly want to contribute in a productive way, ripple-effects into insults, accusations, threats, multiple personalities and condemnable behavior. 

Our documentary is focused on how this one incident, performed by one young woman trying to figure life out, borne this ripple-effect.

After watching the first episode, I started listening to the Missing Maura Murray podcast. Lance Reenstierna and Tim Pilleri have been doing this podcast since 2015, and I find it informative.

There’s also a Facebook discussion group, a book by journalist James Renner, blogs, and YouTube posts.

I just cannot imagine what it is like to have someone you love disappear. I’ve looked at some missing persons statistics, but I don’t want to get lost in the numbers. For me, it’s more about human loss. What the heck happened to them? Some people disappear because they want to escape their lives, but that is not everyone. What do their loved ones suffer, not knowing, sometimes ever, what happened to them?

About thirteen years ago, I was going through a rough patch in my life. I considered just getting in my car and driving away to start a new life. I didn’t do it, but I sure gave it some thought. From what I have learned so far, Maura Murray was going though a rough patch in her life also. There are so many theories about what happened to Maura, but no one knows for sure. We will ever know? I’m not sure, but I find myself becoming obsessed with this young woman’s disappearance.

Gotta go and listen to more Missing Maura Murray podcasts!


Ninja 3 in 1 Cooker

Banned Books Week, September 24-September 30

Banned Books Week starts tomorrow.

Anyone who knows me would never tell me not to read a book. That person would get the full force of my lady rage. And it’s a rage that burns fire!


Seriously, folks, if a book bothers you, don’t allow it in your home! Although, if you have children, telling them not to read something makes them only want to read it more! Reading a banned book opens the reader up to new ideas, concepts, and words. You don’t have to agree with the opinions expressed, but as a college prof once told our class, “knowing things is good.”

Expand your mind. Read a banned book.

Does the concept of reading a banned book offend you?

How about helping me celebrate the freedom to read?


Fall reading




I’ve read some of these books, but I have even more Kindle books. My “currently reading” list is growing at an alarming rate.

I got a free book from Glose today, the Lincoln Rhyme novel “The Broken Window.”

I do have a reading plan! It’s cold and wet here (and after our hot summer I’m loving it), so I’m going to be reading more and watching less TV (Hulu, Netflix, Amazon video). The news is getting to me, again, and it’s not good for my health to screech obscenities at the TV about politics.

Of course I’m keeping track of things in Mexico and Puerto Rico, and praying for all. I have given all my fixed income will allow right now, so I’m expecting that my prayers will help people in need.

So I’m off to read for a bit! I’ll be reading your blogs/posts tonight.

Stay well.

IT (2017)


I saw IT today with my grandson.


What a flick!

Scarier than hell. No one can replace Tim Curry’s Pennywise, but Bill Skarsgard is creepily good as the 2017 version of the dancing clown.

The sound and special effects of IT adds to the horror of this story. I jumped in my seat a few times, but didn’t close my eyes once (I’m so proud). The teeth on that clown are horrifying, and the blood looks gruesome.

The best part of IT 2017 is the story. The kids are allowed to show their pain, and fear, and devotion to one another. Bill’s pain is raw and hard to watch; it’s the suffering of a man. Bill’s childhood is over. The adults appear to be under some sort of spell that allows them to turn their heads when a child is in danger. Eerie pictures of Derry show the history of a town that has seen multiple tragedies.

Reading IT is scary. Listening to IT on Audible is too. But watching this movie is scarier than anything I’ve ever witnessed. I’ll see it again, just because it’s such a wonderful movie.

It is a five star movie. I you are a horror fan, it’s a film you must see.






I’ve lived in the Seattle area since 1999. The first year was tough, for many reasons, but mostly because of the rain and wind.

Boy, it can rain here. Having a raincoat with an attached hood helps. And some days umbrellas are not an option, unless you have the kind that cannot turn inside out!

But I got used to the rain, and I’ve missed the rain this summer. We haven’t had a good soaking rain since June, but that’s about to end! Our weather forecast is calling for cooler temperatures and rain.

Hopefully the cooler temperatures and rain will end the wildfires. I sure hope so! The fires in the PNW have done so much damage😢.

I’m praying this forecast is correct. Come on, fall!

Cleaning up my Goodreads account

I retired in 2014, and I was one pooped out granny, and I fell behind on many of my posting projects. Like Goodreads. I’ve also gone through some reading droughts. I would buy a book, start reading it, then stop reading. Not because I did not like the book(s). Oh no.

Exhaustion bit at my heels for months and months. Procrastination was the order of the day as I watched hours of Netflix, Hulu, and On Demand.

Finally, I can share with y’all that the exhaustion is gone and I’m reading at my old pace again. And I’m blogging more often!

I’ve also looked at my Goodreads shelves a lot, at the long list of books I’ve been “reading” for two years. Ha! And I promised myself that someday I would clean that list up! I cleaned up that list today. Finally.

Now I have a really long list of books I want to read.

So I should not buy any more books for awhile.

Like that’s going to happen!

Luckily I buy/read mostly Kindle books, so I just have to save space on my phone and my Kindle Fire.

It feels great to have conquered the physical and mental exhaustion, and even better to be reading again.










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