Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Vacations Quote 5.30.12

No man needs a vacation so much as the person who has just had one.  ~Elbert Hubbard

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Memorial Day

Thank you!! To all our service men and women here and gone, active or not. Thank you for your service, you are never forgotten!!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Book Trailer

Working on a book trailer for my Mega Book releasing in September with Whiskey Creek Press Torrid, WOOT WOOT!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Quote - Judge Marilyn Millian-5.23.12

I love the People's Court. I started watching it when it first came out with Judge Wapner. Hope that doesn't age me LOL. 

Anyway, I love Judge Millian and one of her favorite quotes over the years for me has been:

"You're so slick, you swim and your clothes don't even get wet."

Sunday, May 20, 2012

You need a Male & Female Squash ????

OK, so that was something I had no idea of when I purchased my zucchini and summer squash plants. This is my first year of trying to grow them and I couldn't figure out why my blooms weren't fruiting-up. You see my beautiful blooms up there, apparently those are "Male" squashes because the stem is stemmy and thin. If the stem looks like the 'fruit' then it's "Female" and you can pollinate your own plants by taking the male bloom, take off the lovely yellow flower petals and dust the female bloom with the male's pollen. 
This Erotic Romance Author just learned how to procreate squashes, LOL.
So now I guess I need to go find some females before all my blooms are gone. 

And here is my miniature dachshund, Elvis Juno guarding my peppers and rosemary. Actually he's looking for those loveable little lizards that are everywhere here in Florida. :-)  he likes to chase them. Although, every now and then I will catch him eating a Basil or Rosemary leaf. LOL.

Hope everyone has a great Sunday!! Stay Happy and Keep Reading!!


* All rights to the photo's above solely belong to C. A. Salo

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Gardening Quotes 5.17.12

Gardening is one of my passions, thought I'd share some quotes I found with everyone.

My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant's point of view.  ~H. Fred Dale (Thanks, Anne)

Gardening requires lots of water - most of it in the form of perspiration.  ~Lou Erickson

What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.  ~Charles Dudley Warner, My Summer in a Garden, 1871

There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.  ~Mirabel Osler

Have a great day!!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day 2012

Happy Mother's day to all you Mother's out there :-)

Being a mother is a wonderful thing. Being caring, nurturing, strong and giving unconditional love to your children.

Ok, so there's no book that comes with kids or how to raise them, LOL. I knew that before I had my son. You have to love the fly by your pants, am I doing this right feeling and go with your gut. Ok, so maybe not in the moment of something happening, but look back in a few years.

Being a mother is the greatest of joys!  I love him, have his back and yes will reprimand him if he does something wrong. (My 16 year old has only been grounded twice, he doesn't like my grounding rules. Hehehe)

To me, being a mother means always being there for your children. I would never treat my child as if they were a stranger off the road. If they've done wrong even as an adult we're still mother's and even though we may handle the situation differently once they hit adult hood, our children will most likely still look to us for advice, even though they most likely won't say that's what they're doing. Because come on, admit it, us mother's were once their age right :-) we have some experience or hopefully the wisdom of how to deal with situations.

What hurts me is how some mother's treat their children. 
A good friend of mine has been hurt numerous times by her mother. 
Now my friend isn't perfection by any means of the word, but she's a good, hardworking mom who has tried to keep the peace with her mother so the already breaking relationship her son has with his grandmother doesn't completely break. 
When my friend received a call in 2010 from a cousin crying and asking "why do you hate me so much?" My friend had enough. Apparently her mother who was on her way home and moving her oldest daughter and family down with her, decided to cause some issues. 
Now my friend hadn't talked to her sister in, I think four years because of some falling out. (Actually to think about it I'm pretty sure the other two sisters and a brother don't speak to the mother or oldest anymore either.) Anyway, the sister emailed this cousin saying really bad stuff that my friend was supposed to have said and her mother backed her up on all the lies.  
My friend's mother admitted to these lies to her daughter when my friend called her up asking her what the hell she was doing? Her mother's response (I was sitting there) was she just wanted to save 'her' face in front of others, because she's been the one going around saying all the nasty stuff and she didn't want to admit to it, so she said my friend had been doing it all. 
This mother causes drama when ever she's around because she needs to be the center of attention, (OH yes, have witnessed this first hand) has spread rumors about my friend because her mother wanted to look big in the eyes of her oldest daughter. 
Hate to say it but in the eyes of the world, she looked very small and petty.

Needless to say my friend doesn't associate much with her mother anymore, and said she's not emailing her or sending her a mother's day card. Can't say that I blame her. 
She sends her happy birthday emails. She's still her mother and my friend loves her but she's sick of being hurt, used and manipulated by the one person who's supposed to love her unconditionally.

I have learned from this situation and so hasn't my friend. We know what kind of mother we do not want to be.  

I love my son, I would die for my son, I will protect my son with all the meanness of a momma grizzly and comfort him with great big bear hugs.

As quoted:

Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.  ~Oprah Winfrey

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.  ~Tenneva Jordan

 When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts.  A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.  ~Sophia Loren, Women and Beauty

I hope everyone has a great and lovely day!!!! 

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Quote - Robert Fulghum - 5.8.12

 If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem.  Everything else is inconvenience.  ~Robert Fulghum

Sunday, May 6, 2012

St. Augustine, FL.

The City Gates of St. Augustine, FL.

People have said, there's a little girl spirit named Elizabeth who's frequently seen here, so if you see her...Say Hi.

Sorry about no post last week.
I was on a weekend get away to St. Augustine, FL. with my man and what a peaceful, relaxing time it was. 
I think I'm going to put my request in now :-) for a twice a year adventure  :-)  Although next year it will be honeymoon time, hehehehe.

We had a beautiful bay-front balcony at our hotel near the Lions Bridge and guess who was in town that weekend...The Bounty. Now we didn't go on it, because I was to busy shopping :-). What can I say right? :-).

We did go on the Ghosts and Gravestones tours late Friday night. It was pretty entertaining and they did tell some good scary facts about St. Augustine. We toured the old jail at night which was pretty interesting. Now I didn't see or hear anything, but sometimes that's how it goes. (I was hoping!!) But I was the only one who answered when asked...what an EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) is, Thank you Ghost Adventures (my son and I watch you every Friday night)!!  :-)

Next time, I want to do the light house tour at night :-)

We ate at a couple of different places but I have to say Harry's is the best!! We had dinner and then went back for lunch the next day. Great food, great service. Now don't let it scare you if you don't like spicy Cajun Louisiana food, they have other options that are mouth watering!! And the Harry's Special (Drink) was pretty good as well. LOL.

Hope everyone has a great Sunday!! Happy reading and...I have a MEGA BOOK publishing with Whiskey Creek Press Torrid this September!! Woo-Hoo!!

Love ya all!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Quote - Confucius 5.2.12

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.  ~Confucius