• DH,  love,  marriage


    … who knows how 26 years go by and the one you love barely changes in your eyes.

    But it happens and thank goodness we have these dates called anniversaries to take the time to mark the moments. To look back and plan forward.

    To hold hands and give thanks.

    And today I am thankful,

    for so much but mostly for being here… still…

    Anniversary 26 B

    …with you.


  • marriage,  my view

    A Little Math Magic

    Happy 24th Anniversary to my dear DH. Every time I think of the number it just amazes me. How is it that what seems like yesterday and 1+1 turning into 2 and then just like that—POOF—in the blink of an eye, 2 tuned into 4 then, WHAM! You go to sleep in the loving arms of your Prince and you wake up and you’re looking back on that 2 and 4 turning into 24 years of life, love, laughter and memories.

    anniversary cake

    Thank you my dear DH with all my heart, all my soul and all my love. Who knew 24 could breeze by so quickly?

    I can’t wait to see what the next cool breeze brings.






    image fm we heart it

  • DH,  love,  marriage,  my view,  Through The Lens

    Signed With Love…

    Last night I waited impatiently for my DH to come home while the package sat on the table. It was there and I was going crazy! But still, I waited and waited as I was afraid to open it alone. Who knows it may have jumped out and bit me or something. Better to have a bit of back up. Or I might have fainted dead away and I don’t think Jack is one of those wonder dogs, you know, all inclined to dial 911 when things get sticky. More likely than not, he’d use my body as a handy stepping stool to the table where he’d be that much closer to his treats. But I’m now off course as you all know I’m often to be. Let’s get back to where I was waiting. And waiting.

    Then finally he came home, looked at me on the couch and said, “you’re still up?”

    “I was waiting to open my package. I think my book is here and I don’t want to open it alone.”

    He threw down his bag and said, “well what are you waiting for? Open it,”all the while excitedly going for his camera phone. I frowned, because by then I was looking a hot mess but inside I was grinning.

    Then it was open. We were wide eyed. There it is. A book. A bit smaller than I thought for all those words I made up. I shrug. Guess it turns out, I really can edit. The cover is smooth and cool to the touch. I flip through. No pages upside down. All seems good.  We kissed and hugged and laughed. Yay! My name is on the spine. Holla.

    But then there is another package to open. You see I ordered my book to see how it would turn out, but as I was doing that my DH was ordering his own copy and now I had my first book that needed an autograph.  And this one was signed with love. So worth the wait.


    All the best,



    P.S. you can get your smooth paper edition of Through the Lens here. Now in 2 handy dandy versions. Pick your pleasure!

  • marriage,  my view

    2- Fer

    Happy Monday and Happy Columbus day! I hope all you lucky ones with the day off today get to relax enjoy it. Thanks for all the anniversary well wishes over the weekend. It was so appreciated and wonderful.

    So what happens after 23 years? Well, you go to open your cards and get this…

    Great minds, huh? And this is not the first time we’ve both gotten the same card for each other. It was a good laugh. Nice to see we’re still compatible in the humor department.

    Hope you get in a hearty laugh today.


    All the best,




  • love,  marriage,  my view

    Breaking News! Romance Writer Loses Her Words…

    This just in… semi-popular novelist K.M. Jackson is at a loss for words.

    In a statement put out by the multi-published tweeter Ms. Jackson stated:

    “Oh crap, this seems to happen to me all the time around this time of year. You see come this Sunday on the 7th it will be my 23rd wedding anniversary with the DH and the whole anniversary thing always puts me at a loss for words.

    I mean I can spin a tale about some fantasy couple of my dreams, no problem, but when it comes to the real thing that I experience every day I  just get struck dumb and find myself wandering the Hallmark aisle, looking for the world’s longest card. One that can adequately express what I can’t. The ups, downs, joys and frustrations of 23 years with the one I love. And surprise of all surprises (at least to me at times) loves this sometimes very off kilter writer gal back. The words that show the ‘oh my god ‘and the ‘oh my, thank god’ moments that have made this the most amazing and unimaginable 23 years of any life and I can’t believe it’s mine. Words that can express how at a stoplight I still get distracted by the thought of his smile, those eyes, that nose, those… well , I’ll just stop right there. Let’s just say the words, my words, they run together and it’s all a jumbled mess. In the end I just leave with my 2 cards and hope that my little I love you forever signed from my open heart is enough to say it all.”


    All the best,




  • book launch,  Books,  marriage,  my view,  Through The Lens,  writing life

    Your Wife Wrote What?

    Good day folks. So last night I was cracking up as I watched as it started to really hit the DH that I was now published. While flipping back and forth between football and the DNC we were talking about the week so far and he turned to me and said, “So people have read the book? The WHOLE book?”

    With the way he said it I couldn’t help but laugh. Finally those jitters and butterflies over people reading your words that I had been talking about was hitting him and hard. I think it may be because he was kind enough to tell some people at work about TTL and one women went and downloaded it right away coming back to comment on my dedication to him.

    I just looked at him with what was probably a ‘duh dude’ face, but then I took in his nervous eyes and smiled. “Yep,” I said, “The WHOLE book. Hey, it was bound to happen one day.” Then he did that tight lip and run his hand over his forehead thing that he does and I wondered if a certain scenes were coming to his mind. I could practically feel his wheels spinning as he was probably second guessing if telling the folks at work was a good idea after all. Yep, it was funny to me.

    Sweet pretty release day congratulations flowers fm the DH

    Today I’m over at the fantastic Laura Simcox’s blog talking about Through The Lens, my hero and heroine and what a cheap date I happen to be (lucky DH).  Please stop on by here and see why.






  • funnies,  my view,  valentines,  videos

    The Perfect Valentine

    Oh boy Valentine’s Day is only 4 days away. I’d better get started on picking out the perfect cards (one serious and 1 funny) for the DH. I love this skit from Kevin James. I think he’s got me pegged. Total LOL!

    Good luck finding your perfect Valentine.