My boss at “The Company” told us that we all had to tentatively schedule our vacation times for 2015. He figures this will help him project man/woman hours we have available and compare it to how much work we have in-house.

Let’s see, an eastern Mediterranean cruise in January, a fly-in canoe trip up in northern Canada in May, and a Kenyan safari in September. Oh, seriously, you want our real plans? Sigh. Las Vegas in January, Nashville in May, and Seattle in September. I really can’t take an international trip until I pay off my credit card. I’m not even sure I can afford to take the domestic trips.

I love, love, LOVE to travel abroad, but I have to admit, the plane rides are less than comfortable. And the airlines do tend to lose my luggage. And boats and buses give me motion sickness. And I can’t really eat foreign food (I’ve learned to say ham & cheese sandwich in several languages). But, really, I can’t wait to take another international trip! I’m going as soon as I hit zero balance on the card!


As I’ve said before, I love cozy mysteries. The series I’ve been reading this week is the Dusty Deals Mysteries. I read the first one a while back, then read the rest this week. The series is about Lucy, a 30ish, single, crime reporter turned antiques dealer, in Helena, Montana. Again, lots of humor and a little romance, in addition to the mystery in each book.

1. Loose Screw: Dusty Deals Mystery Book 1

2. Cut Loose: Dusty Deals Mystery Book 2

3. Loosey Goosey: Dusty Deals Mystery Book 3

4. Let Loose: Dusty Deals Mystery Book 4

5. Lucy and the Valentine Verdict: Dusty Deals Book 4.5 (a novella)

You can save some money by buying the first three books as a set:

Loose and Lethal: Dusty Deals Mystery Series Box Set: Books 1-3

I also read George Takei’s book on how he came to be an internet sensation. If you’re an old Geek Orthodox like I am, you’ll remember him as “Sulu” on the original Star Trek.

Oh Myyy- There Goes the Internet (Life, the Internet and Everything, Book 1)

I like to intersperse my humor reading with a little spiritual exploration. Actually, this spiritual book has a good bit of humor, too, which makes it especially entertaining and inspiring.

The Top Ten Things Dead People Want to Tell You

Stay tuned…

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