Immature Senior gets 12,000!

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Good News!

Just recently we topped 12,000 subscribers to our web sight. We are delighted. Now before the stars fade from my eyes I must make something clear. We get no money for this at all. In fact it costs us to have the web site, both in time and cash. The domain name costs us as does the page itself. I have told my husband, “wouldn’t it be nice if we got just a dollar for each subscription?” Yes it would, but we won’t do it. We are simply happy to have so many interested in what we have to say. I will continue to post as often as I can. With my disability it is frequently less than three times a month, sometimes more, but not much. I will continue to keep you all posted on the publication of my books. Over the next few years I will offer them to my publisher. (There are some 20 works, four of which have been published, all written some twenty years ago. I do a bit of editing when I can, so it will be a slow process.) And.. we will continue to offer this page, free of charge, of course.

Zopikan Conjunction – A Fantasy Novel

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My Third Book!

My publisher just contacted me. Zopikan Conjunction, my third work will soon be out as an E-Book. It will be available in all the regular places. Just enter the title in Google or your usual search engine and it will take you right to it. This is my first fantasy/magic writing and I hope you all enjoy it!

One Man’s Yard Sale

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Yard Sales

One man’s yard sale is another man”s living room! This summer we found that our first hand. We needed a hide a bed. Went shopping for one in the local retail outlets. The ones on sale were around $1200.00, so we pout that on hold. Two week after our window shopping we were at a yard sale, the owner was downsizing. She had a hid a bed for sale, never used and it looked it! The mattress was pristine and not just foam but springs! Cost $25.00. A few weeks later my office chair went kaput! We priced new ones they were coming in around a hundred bucks for the low end ones. So once again we put the purchase off, only to find two office chairs the following week at a yard sale, both black bonded leather and in perfect shape,total cost thirty dollars. Wow! Then I was getting the RV ready for our trip to the US. I found our set of small bowls were in terrible shape. Decided to wait until that weekend’s yard sales, maybe some would come up, and they did, three prefect bows, cost twenty five cents. At this rate we could redecorate our house and likely not break two hundred dollars! Yard sales are great, good for the environment as one re-purposes another man’s unwanted, and super for the pocket book!

My Third Book- Zopikan Conjunction

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Collecting Spoons

My third book ZOPIKAN CONJUNCTION has just been published as a paperback. Available on Amazon and at www.justfiction-edition.com. It will shortly be out as an E-Book, I will let you know when. Until then here is a brief outline of the story.

Zopikan Conjunction

Maya believes in magic, but she’s not very good at it. And lately she’s been having some incredible dreams, about a man. One who comes to her when she sleeps. His name is Toran and he is king of the Highlands. In her dreams she sees his death, the end of magic and the end of their planet, Zopika as she knows it. Somehow she must find her magic and save them all before its too late.
Toran doesn’t believe in magic at all. But he must learn to believe in it, and must find his own in order to help save his world. The pair unite in their efforts to save Zopika.
Enemies abound and attempt to stop them. But fate carries them along towards a destiny preordained, yet neither of them know it.
Together they do battle with evil of Red Magic, then face and master Violet Magic. Should their alliance waver, then Zopika, their home world, will perish.
Their love for one another is tested many times. Their faith even more. A prophecy hints of one great battle. It turns out there are two, the first a prelude to the second. The pair are separated by death. Only the Invocation of Life can reunited them, an ancient magic, dim in the memory of but a few.
In the end they both discover that dreams can truly guide, that magic has its place, and that love is more powerful than both.

Collecting Spoons

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Collecting Spoons

A few weeks ago we were at an estate sale. I couldn’t help but notice the twenty some spoon racks, you know the kind used by collectors. Over half of them were fronted by sliding glass. No one seemed the least bit interested in them. I had noticed them last year when the owners first put the contents of a now empty house they inherited up for sale. At that time they were on the wall, but empty. At that time I inquired about those spoons and the racks. The owner said they were thinking about selling them, but wanted some time to consider. So I left it at that. Then when seeing the racks again I inquired about the spoons. The owner said that yes they wanted to sell them all, along with the racks if possible. I made an offer sight unseen, as the spoons were all still in a large box and put away in storage. The owner said some two thousand. Now I’m not sure why I made the offer, we have been doing some serious downsizing of our collections. I out my antique buttons up for auction and over half of my costume jewelry. (Thought to be honest, I pick up a piece now and then at yard sales and have an offer in for a jar of old costume jewelry, I miss my bling!) Two days later I got a call. The owner was willing to sell the whole collection for my paltry offer. (It was less than ten cents a spoon, not including the display racks!) However I was more than aware that collecting souvenir spoons has lost its appeal for many. Why I wanted them is yet a mystery, I guess it was the instant collection aspect. I now have two matched glass fronted display cases on one wall, along with three smaller beneath them. In our bedroom we have another two display racks. At present I have well over two hundred spoons on display, the more unusual, several being sterling silver. I have five spoons depicting the Dione Quintuplets, Disney Spoons, National park spoons, Dutch spoons in Delft and a few World’s Fair spoons. I love my new collection and will continue working on it over the winter. As for the remainder, I have consigned it to auction in hopes of recouping my investment. I plan to keep an eye out for more as we go to our local weekend yard and garage sales. I still have plenty of wall space for displays!

Immature Senior on Pheasants

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Pheasant’s Tail

We see our little pheasant family almost every day now. It seems they have made our back yard and forest their home. The baby has grown and is almost as big as the female adult, his mom. The males has changed the most! Every one of his long slander tail feathers have gone. He appears to be in molt. Looking scruffy and forlorn. He no longer herds the female nor does the displays of the spring. It seems that parenthood had worn him out! We have changed his name from long tail to no tail. After doing some reading we have discovered that pheasants don’t like the heat. Its been hot as of late almost 40 Celsius. According to the book we read, it tells of how hot weather renders the males sterile. I suspect the loss of tail feathers and sedate behavior are symptoms of just that. We hope its temporary as we enjoyed the male’s antics and would like to see another chick or two next year. Though during the heat they have been up to plenty of amusing stuff, like standing under the sprinkler to get cool, or nosing their way under my Zucchini plants to find some shade!

Immature Senior & Entertaining Grandkids

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Art A La Carte

This morning we were at our favorite fast food joint when several grandparents wandered in, grand kids in tow. More than once I heard the complaint of “I’m bored.” I was tempted to approach the group but kept my place. I was an art teacher before becoming ill with connective tissue disease and neuro muscular issues. In that time I developed several art lessons which due to my encroaching illness became ones that fit onto step by step cards. I would post the cards and guide my students through the lessons. I was a relief teacher, taking an hour in each class twice a week do teachers could do their prep times. In time I could no longer teach, but kept my units. Then one day I approached a publisher. That’s when Art A La Carte was born. I called the lesson such as I had to use a converted cart to carry my art materials. It had wheels, was lightweight and I could move it from room to room. Over the years I have published all my lessons. They were developed in such a way that those with little art training could use them. There are examples of each step, written directions and a list of materials needed for each lesson. These would be suitable for a small group of grand kids who are bored! Even better for the grandparents, who have little art skills. Together you could go through each lesson and have fun while learning how to draw. The lessons are suitable for grades three to five, or so. They are available at www.rainbowhorizons.com. Once at the site click on the art tab, and you will see the varied lessons. They are available as PDF downloads for $16.00 each set, and $24.00 for the PDF and paper copy. Each set had a brief description so that you can decide which best suits your needs. Though they are normally used in classroom situations they work fine in small groups or for individuals. They are also great to take on holidays or camping since all you really need is drawing paper, pencils, pens, and pencil crayons, as well as felt pens, and the lessons of course. A small box could hold it all, or a brief case and provide days of entertainment for those creative youngsters. Hope this helps!

Immature Senior- Still Hard at Work!

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Overworked!

A few days ago I heard someone say that the warm lazy days of summer are back.
Was he kidding? I find summer one of the busiest seasons of the year! This year in particular has proven busy. Our roof need replacement. That was finished last week, much to my delight. We go a decent cost on the replacement but it didn’t include demolition removal. It took us over a week to get that done, a bit every day to load. Then a whole day for hubby to unload. Hubby did the heavy stuff I did things like separating plastic, using a magnet on a stick to get all the nails, and encouragements! Only a week ago they began a pilot project in our area to recycle roofing shingles, so the sorting was necessary. That was my job, sort of, except for the heavy stuff, which was almost everything!
Then there were the twenty some trees we had to remove, big huge ones, some topping one hundred feet tall, mostly cottonwoods. As I write this hubby is outside using his Bobcat to move things into suitable piles for burning in the winter, we had a professional faller come in a drop the trees.
Then there was the need to dispose of all the old metal vents from the re-roof. We replaced duriod shingles with metal roofing, so they had to go. Luckily our area recycles metal…as well as the shingles. So this morning we did a quick clean up adding a whole lot of accumulated metal over the years and took it to be recycled.
And when I was weeding a bit, I noticed the Zucchini had two lovely fruits ready, so…now I have to pick them and freeze them.
July is only a few days old and I already feel like the summer is speeding by!

Immatue Senior- Overworked!

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Overworked!

My apologies for not posting much this month,its been eventful. It all began with a rain storm. One which exposed a leak in our roof. A rather big leak. Hubby got up there and patched it only to find the shingles brittle and old. Time for a new one. So we spent some time ordering materials and contacting our roofer, he’d done a smaller job two years ago, very reasonable. Then we noticed how the grove of old Cottonwood trees were
staring to have branches snap off. We have acreage, and a good part of it treed. These trees were ninety to one hundred feet plus tall, and close enough to the house to cause damage to that new roof we were planning…so we hired a man to take care of them. There were over twenty trees in all, with twelve being huge. The cost astounded us, It started at twelve grand, we negotiated it down to just a tad over four, but hubby had to help, and the clean up was ours to do. The new roof goes on today. The tress were completed four days ago. We now have a mess in our back yard, soon to have one in our front as the shingles come off. So in saying this, if my blog seems rather thin in the next few weeks you will all know why. Both of us have physical limitations, but we hope to take a bit of time doing clean up. Thankfully hubby has a big machine, a skid steer to do a lot of it. But he still has to use his saw to buck up lengths from sixty feet down to five or so to manage them. Some trees are well over three feet across! He’s no youngster either, just turned 69. And I am so hobbled up that I direct him, though I have tossed a small limb or two out of the way. I must say I am pretty proud of how robust the still is!
Then to add to it all I went and bought a huge spoon collection from an estate, some 1900 of them, yes I collect spoons. Now they will need sorting and to be displayed. Hubby suspect we’ll both be in heaven before it all gets done. Already he has several burn piles ready for winter burning. Yes we phoned everywhere to try to get someone to take those logs, no mill wanted them. We even tried several paper mills, no luck. So the next few months will be busy. I will do my best to post, but if not you know where I’ll be, standing amid the debris wondering how to get it all done. Good thing we had saved up to buy a car, wont’ be doing that now, the saving will go to the new roof, and the rest to the tree removal, will have to hold off on that vehicle for now, oh well!

Immature Senior- Poet

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Poetry

Snow lingers in the shadows
up the mountains not yet gone
Where the sun rises earlier
the first place to greet the dawn.

Winter tucked beneath the trees
despite warm days and tepid winds
even though spring is fully on us
snow resists that constant breeze.

Well into the summer patches do persist
well into full sun heated days
long and bright and sultry warm
total melt that snow resists.

Snow still lingers in the shadows
upon the craggy mountain side
a reminder of our winter
that even summer can not hide.