We Still Love Basketball

Unbeaten St. Paul’s team won the Number one prize but our girls did so well, running hard, shooting for the hoop and Grandest played the whole game, fast as the wind encouraging her team mates. She beamed receiving the trophy as did all her buddies. A great season for all of us to see her grow, develop, love the sport and belong to a team.

Personally, this Granny thrilled through the whole game. I clapped my hands for the other team whenever they scored because that’s part of the game. When I was a kid, girls didn’t play sports. We watched the boys. What a time we missed. We had to wait ’til the boys finished tennis at the park before getting a court. Yikes! What a stupid time. And now everything is wide open, all sports for boys and girls. Go Grandest go! Granny cheers for you.

Granddaughter and Daughter, my bestest!

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Another taste of Chef’s Surprise

We’ve read different facets of Reva Mercer’s personality. Here’s another aspect of the girl from Grassy Key who stole Pa’s money, got a college degree and moved to New York City to compete with the top Chef’s, a woman in a man’s world. This scene takes place during Grans recuperation from a TIA and before she gets the surprise therapy dog.Grans tells Reva that her son, James is taken with her and she thinks Reva should have dinner with him. Grans also thinks her son has been alone way too long.

Excerpt:

Reva prepares to take her favorite person in the world, the kind Grans, for a walk and recalls their conversation; he’s been alone too long and so have I, but I’m the working woman from nowhere and he’s important; is it possible to begin a new life where I don’t have to use my body for favors?

Her Lady Smith feels just right tucked in her fanny pack along with her carry license; she’s a woman alone in a big city said her instructor

On this glorious afternoon, the women, one strong and youthful, the other elderly, were chatting away, moving along in Central Park when Grans suggested they sit on a bench to read the paper. Suddenly Grans cried out, “Oh my God, it says here a psycho escaped from Bellevue and is loose somewhere in this area. Reva checked the newspaper to see if the Breaking News was really this very day and in an instant, a rustling came through the trees behind them and a ragged man burst through, arms flailing to almost fall across Grans lap. She yelled for him to stay back to no avail and in one fast motion she moved in front of Grans and hit him in the knee, a perfect shot.

The police arrived moments later.

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One night, she ran. For the bus to freedom and a new life. She had a plan, and a small box of cash.

With grit and determination, the young girl learned more than lessons at nursing college, the first part of her plan.

Someday, she would become a top chef, but for now, she’d claw her way up the ladder.

There is payback for every crime, and sometimes the payback is more than satisfactory.

 

 

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We Love Basketball

By we, I refer to parents and grandparents of nine year old girls just getting started. This Sunday is the Big Final Game. Grandest is in and she is hot. Finally she gets the concept of guarding. Oh yeah. And from what I observed last Sunday when they played an outstanding team. . .and won in overtime!!!! she had her arms folded in front of her chest.  She called it a pick or something like that. As for me, what I witnessed, worked so well! Way to go, my grandest. The fast girl who scored, had a chance to get by with no one in front of her. The crowd went wild. At least I did.

This has not been my best week but I got through and I’m not thrilled to report the inner ear test I had on Monday requires a month of physical Therapy. Well alright. I can weather this storm. Spring is coming in a minute and this writer is zipping along.

Please join me in a happy dance as I lift up my chin and say, well alright, I can do this. More news about the big game next week. Our girls are playing the super best team in the county. Score, girls, guard and score.

If you seek some fun reading this weekend, do check out Chef’s Surprise or any one of my other romance, suspense stories with humor and love and even a therapy dog or two.

 

Best to all, Love, Charmaine  Can you guess-this is Grandest!!Image may contain: 1 person, standing, shoes, sky, outdoor and nature

Chef’s Surprise, Continued

Last week Grandmother Randall had a TIA saved by the bell by Reva’s intuition. James Randall, widower, has taken another look at the clever beautiful chef instrumental in saving his precious grandmother. He has asked her to remain in their household to watch over Grans and tend to meals.And then she has a spectacular idea.

Excerpt:

After lunch, while Grans napped and James worked in his at-home office, Reva knocked on the massive door; “Sir, I’m sorry to bother you, may I come in?”

The look on his face expressed complete delight; “Of course, what’s on your mind, my dear?”

She sat in the leather chair next to his desk so prim and proper and said, “I have an idea, of course, it’s not my first idea,” and she giggled then continued, “it’s my experience with eldercare, I’ve found that therapy dogs are incredibly helpful in making the patient blossom.”I’d so appreciate bringing in a well- trained therapy dog here for company.”

“Sir, you wouldn’t have to do work added to your heavy schedule nor share in the pup’s care because I will take care of everything and you may, if you choose, watch as your Grans spirits grow with a pet, a trained pet.”

“All right, I give in, a trial it is now I’m busy so go cook me something like my favorite Mac and Cheese done your way.”

She leaned over the desk, a bit of cleavage showing, and kissed his cheek; she thanked him and asked if he’d prefer his fancy lunch in the office. He waved her away to wonder why she had such a strong effect on him.

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One night, she ran. For the bus to freedom and a new life. She had a plan, and a small box of cash.

With grit and determination, the young girl learned more than lessons at nursing college, the first part of her plan.

Someday, she would become a top chef, but for now, she’d claw her way up the ladder.

There is payback for every crime, and sometimes the payback is more than satisfactory.

 

 

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More about Chef’s Surprise

Hi gang, last week, Reva had an intuition regarding Grans; something was amiss with the wonderful woman who opened the door to a better life for her. She raced down the hall to find the dear lady in the throes of a TIA, Transient Ischemic Attack, prelude to a stroke. Calling to the eldest son, she gave him a fast run down, informed him to call 911, call his good friend, Dr. Burns, and call an ambulance.

Excerpt:

When they arrived at the hospital, Dr. Burns stayed with Grans while the worried son arranged for a private room complete with flowers; Reva admired his love for his mother since she never had the pleasure of a Mom. She bustled around the eldercare floor, requested a cot so she might be in constant care of her dear lady and when the family left, she cleaned Grans lovely face and smoothed in with care expensive cream.

“Everyone had a fine time at the party and as for me, I’m tired so let’s get some sleep.”

“You did good, dear,” the dangerously ill Grans spoke in a garbled voice and soon fell asleep.

Dr. Max Burns spoke to James Randall in the hall; “You realize Reva saved your Grandmother’s life tonight.”

When everyone left, James called for a blanket to cover Reva and as he touched her cheeks, he enjoyed the sweetness of her soft skin.The next morning, while Grans had tests, James ordered breakfast for two; he asked Reva if she’d stay to care for his Grandmother and she said, of course.

She thought, I’m attracted to the handsome widower; already I love the grandmother and now I will get to know James Randall a whole lot better.

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One night, she ran. For the bus to freedom and a new life. She had a plan, and a small box of cash.

With grit and determination, the young girl learned more than lessons at nursing college, the first part of her plan.

Someday, she would become a top chef, but for now, she’d claw her way up the ladder.

There is payback for every crime, and sometimes the payback is more than satisfactory.

 

 

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Who gives therapy to a therapy dog?

This thought came to me while writing another story with a small therapy dog as a major character. In real life, if these remarkable dogs seem stressed out, not ready to show off their trained talents, what happens next? Does the owner take them to the Veterinarian? Calling emergency when Muffy appears to to be down for the count?

I can’t see that happening. The Vet, rushing over, bag in hand with pep-me-up meds. Way NO! Or playing catch, Fido’s favorite game, doesn’t even lift his sweet head. What to do, what in the world to do unless your therapy dog needs a companion, a cutie he sniffed at the Vets. A pooch in a crate as sad as your pup, alone with no furry sweetheart to curl up next to.

As a human with a big heart, I say go for it. We enjoy companionship so why not our counterpart canines. All we need is love, oh yeah, all we need is love.

Catch my latest release Chef’s Surprise where a therapy dog plays a big part in strengthing the Grandmother after a TIA , Temporary Ischemic Attack, and love enters the penthouse on Central Park West.

One night, she ran. For the bus to freedom and a new life. She had a plan, and a small box of cash.

With grit and determination, the young girl learned more than lessons at nursing college, the first part of her plan.

Someday, she would become a top chef, but for now, she’d claw her way up the ladder.

There is payback for every crime, and sometimes the payback is more than satisfactory.

 

 

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Thanks for stopping by. If you have an answer regarding therapy dogs, please leave a comment.

Thanks again, Charmaine

Saint Valentine, a man of faith

There are many stories of the origin of St. Valentine’s Day where loved ones exchange flowers, candy and cards to celebrate this happy day on February 14th.

Personally, I believe in this one. Many centuries ago, Emporer Claudius took exception to the Christian Church and decreed that warriors may not marry because they would not be able to concentrate on the battleground, always concerned with families at home and what damage to themselves might hurt dearly beloveds.

Valentine did not agree and so in strict confidence he helped the church by conducting marriages in secret. However, in an age, just like today, gossip spread and Valentine paid dearly for his good deeds. Also of note, the jailer, Auterious, had a young daughter who was blind. Using his belief with the church and higher beings, Valentine helped in healing the daughter thus forming a bond with her and her father.

Emporer Claudius cast three dreadful penalties upon the good Valentine, the last deemed to be a beheading. Before he left his cell, knowing his end lay before him, he wrote a note to the young woman he cared for and signed it, From Your Valentine.

Eventually, Valentine was canonized and became known ever after as Saint Valentine.

Remember this story as you enjoy love with family and friends. My best wishes to all of you on this delightful February 14th.

Charmaine

If you’re looking for a delicious book to give your mom, wife, friend, consider my latest release: Chef’s Surprise

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One night, she ran. For the bus to freedom and a new life. She had a plan, and a small box of cash.

With grit and determination, the young girl learned more than lessons at nursing college, the first part of her plan.

Someday, she would become a top chef, but for now, she’d claw her way up the ladder.

There is payback for every crime, and sometimes the payback is more than satisfactory.

Grab your copy today!

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