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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

keep pedaling

Do you ever feel like you are pedaling faster and faster and not moving one inch. Some days are just like that for me. 

You know how it is. You start the day off with a burst of energy, writing your blog, making your bed, checking your shop, packing up all the sales from the day before (kaching), vacuuming with one hand while using your cane with the other (ouch, not a good idea).......then you check your email. 

You have 86 new emails!!!


How can that be. I've been good. I've been answering my emails. I flossed like the dentist told me to (okay Laura, it is not a good idea to lie and if you do, then when all your teeth fall out from failure to floss, the tooth fairy will not visit you)  SIGH!!! 

I googled tooth fairy and a wall hanging I made a few years ago popped up. I had forgotten all about it. Wasn't it just too cute? Has a little pocket in the front for a tooth.

I know, I digress. Probably why I have so many unanswered emails. 

So where is this all leading? It is leading to the Land of Excuses. It was the land I visited quite often as a child when I failed to do my homework.

Excuse me if I somehow missed your comment, or failed to read your absolutely stupendous blog post, or didn't respond to your chain letter (you do remember those don't you?) The dog ate my computer, I was kidnapped by a group of aliens and taken to their planet (ha ha, no they were not taking me back home), my great Aunt Lucille dropped in on her way back from Poughkeepsie.......

Okay, the truth is I got the new Linda Castillo book from the library and couldn't put it down.

She writes an Amish thriller series. If you like good mysteries she is a fabulous writer. Start with the first one, though, and be prepared, because they are a bit graphic.

So, I am a little behind, and I may not get caught up, but i promise to keep pedaling.....as soon as I get past this really good part.



  1. I enjoy a good Amish story. I have not heard of this author though. Hmm, where have I been? Have a good day!

  2. Oooo I can *so* relate.....but in my honest opinion, a great book is a reason, not an excuse! ;P

  3. You deserve to put your feet up and lose yourself in a good book on occasion. Especially with all you've had going on. Enjoy!

  4. I can understand those days exactly. As a matter of fact, I'm having one of those weeks! lol Enjoy your book. It's good to just relax with a book & forget everything else sometimes, isn't it?

  5. Laura you just described my life! I am going to add this author to my TBR list! It's pretty darn long but I do love to read! Hugs, Linda

  6. Laura,

    I need a pillow with this on it! "Keep Pedaling!" That is my day! I am sitting here thinking about all the things I should be doing.....and what I want to do is go read a book I just started, too!

    Thanks for making me smile!

  7. I think getting lost in a good book is the perfect excuse. Read on, my friend!

  8. I know how easy it is to get sidetracked, especially by a book. It's the story of my life! And I've been busy blaming the heat of this summer for not getting much done. Yep, it's all the weather's fault!

  9. I have felt that way ALL SUMMER. And btw, that introductory photo still scares me, even after all these years!

  10. Well since reading is good for you, then you shouldn't feel too bad about it getting in the way. Ha! Sometimes, when I feel overwhelmed by too much to do and the feeling that I'm not making much of a dent in things is to just try to do a little each day and be happy with that. We are only human afterall!

  11. I'm with Cheryl. I have been blaming the heat for not getting things done. But it's cooled off now so I can't use that excuse any more.
    I haven't read a book in ages. This series looks interesting. I may have to read one. Then I would have an excuse!

  12. I actually walked away from my computer for a few days AND I'm reading a good book! hehee! I am SO behind but I'm having fun reading some of my favorite blogs! Enjoy your day! I'll write this author down on my list! Hugs1

  13. I may have to check out this series! Thanks for the suggestion!

  14. I am always a day late and a dollar short as they say- I just finished a really good book after I finished mowing this morning- xo Diana

  15. Oh I feel like that all the time, after all didn't you leave this comment yesterday...and it took until today for me to get to it.

    I'm reading The Kingmakers Daughter, Phillipia Gregory, and although I know what happens, it's too exciting to put down.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

  16. I have started many days with energy and wonder where it all goes. LOL I'm glad you have relaxed and read a good book. Hope your knee is feeling better. :)

  17. Now you know I must get my hands on that book :-). The series sounds really interesting. Thanks for the thumbs up. I hope your knee is better. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary


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