Monday, July 1

Monday's musings...

As we Wranglers have become way to adept at saying, I got nothin' today, so I'm going to meander a bit with apologies to all.

It's July 1, my sister-in-law's birthday. She was a year younger than me. Always pretty, always neat. Her house was shockingly clean. She worked in health care for years and was great at it. She was better with small children than anyone I've ever seen--my kids' gazes used to follow her adoringly and I didn't blame them. She died of ovarian cancer at 49. It was a terrible loss to her family, one they still feel every day of their lives. As my friend Diann Hunt says on her web page, don't forge tto get your CA-125 tested for ovarian cancer--it's a silent killer. Happy birthday, Deb. You are missed.

D'Ann's book Wild Horses has been kicking major butt on Amazon. If you haven't read it yet, do--it's an 
amazing story from an amazing writer.

Then there's Kristi Knight. Her latest, What A Texas Girl Dreams, is the third in a wonderful trilogy. I can't wait to see what's next!

Shawn Dalton-Smith's Life After is a beautiful story.  It won't be long before her next one, tentatively titled Ella Ever After, will be out and it's--to my mind anyway--even better!

Margie's life has been full of more twists and turns than a Hot Wheels racetrack lately, and she keeps coming up smiling and with the most thought-provoking and fun-to-read blog posts. Not to mention, Bix keeps on percolating!

I'm in Wordsmith Journal this month for A Soft Place to Fall I hope you'll stop by. I'm still not sure inspirational is the right place for me writing-wise, but this book has been a pleasure.

We're having a family gathering here on the 4th of July. I can't wait. I hope you all enjoy the holiday. Thanks to all of you for supporting the Wranglers and for reading us even on the days when we have nothin'!


  1. aw, thanks for the shout-out, Liz! And for sharing your SIL's story - she sounds like an amazing person. Hugs to you (and the whole family) today.

  2. My condolences regarding your sister-in-law, Deb. Anniversaries can be hard! Ashantay Peters

  3. So sorry about your SIL, Liz--I lost a dear friend to ovarian cancer 12 years ago and I still miss her. A Soft Place to Fall is on my Kindle, ready for summer lake reading; it will be my first inspirational and I'm glad it's yours!

    Have a great 4th!!

  4. I'm so sorry about your SIL, Liz.
    Thanks for the shout out. Appreciate it.

  5. Thank you all. Ovarian cancer is a terrible thing. I hope you like it, Nan!

  6. Sorry to hear about your SIL, Liz. She sounded like a very special lady. Thanks for the shout out.