Sunday, March 29, 2009

Who stopped de raiinnnnn......? Don't matter; the cove sopped it up like biscuits and gravy












Last night it rained again. But, I'm happy for the rain. See This Post at our YOG (year of gratitude). We needed rain. The creek is filled again. Despite a tossing and turning beginning, when I opened my eyes this morning, it was already daylight: good, I needed the sleep as much as our creek and cove needed the recent rains -- and Sun now pours into our little log house at Killian Knob. Oh!

Have you met our Fat Lazy Labrador Jake?

Well, Good Man Roger is painting a series of paintings that just make me laugh or smile, or go "awww!" He calls them: Le Chein Rouge. Have you ever seen "the blue dog" paintings? This is GMR's version *teehee* ... Fat Lazy Lab Jake is unfazed by the attention. As my brother Tommy says, "Jake has about one expression..." and he proceeded to show me those "one expressions" ..."Here's happy; here's sad; here's contemplative; here's 'I'm hungry'..." (and those expressions are as you see above) while I laughed...it's true! Unless FLLJ sees someone he thinks is an intruder - oh! Then the sharp white fangs are exposed, the lips drawn back in warning, the low growl: it's quite terrifying to UPS people and other strangers come round the cove. He is a good watcher of the cove and all his domain.

The Le Chein Rouge are at top of this post- and I am not giving them much justice as I took the photos in a hurry (I am the most impatient person...geez). GMR gave these LSU collars, since these are for someone(s) who loves LSU.

I spoke with the most beautiful person yesterday! She has a soft southern accent. Her voice is filled with energy. She is a sincere and thoughtful person. Someone I would feel comfortable around. Hmm, maybe I should use this as a contest to win a book! Every day I'll give a hint and see if y'all can guess who I am talking about *laughing* --unless this person has said something on her blog about how she talked to this weird Kat Mountain Woman who cackles when she laughs and says things like "huhn...." and "Lawd!" and "Well, la tee dah!" teeheehee. We talked about books and writing and publishing, etcetera. I have a hard time talking on the phone - it's weird, but it's hard for me to follow conversations and I sometimes accidentally interrupt - my brain needs to either write conversations, or I need to look at someone in person to follow the convo properly. Huhn. I hope I made any sense at all....haw!

Now, on to Sunday Breakfast; then, I want to come visit you all. It's too late to do anything else with Tender Graces manuscript....in spite of the fact that I woke up at 2:00 AM, was it Friday?, night in a panic and emailed Bellebooks and said "Oh no oh no!" and they said, "oh too late too late!" *laughing* So, that's that. La Tee Dah. Huhn.

UPDATE!: OMG! Just received an email from BB: BelleBooks is the BEST! They did go in and fix that thing I woke up at 2AM worried about - no one would have known what it was, no reader would have known, but it was something I'd wanted to have at the beginning...and they did it! They put that in! Even though they said they couldn't, and I said, "I understand" because it would be extra work and time and etc - but they DID IT! This is the beauty of the small independent press - they love you and work with you. *BIG GRINNING*

9 comments:

Barry said...

It's raining here today too. And the grass is threatening to turn green.

As for Jake, when you have one expression that says it all, why do you need another?

Loved Good Man Roger's painting by the way!!

Lisa said...

Jake is not fat- I can show you a fat-adore dear Kat.
Would love some rain and so happy about the book and the publishers from heaven xx

kimmi said...

Kat, adorable pic of Jake!

So happy Belle fixed for you. It's a relief, I know.
(((hugs)))

Jessica said...

Wow! Cool publisher. :-) Thanks for your comment on my blog! Now that I know I'm going to go through this again, it really stinks. LOL I'm off to babysit... Just kidding!
Those quotes about Tender Graces are amazing!!! I can't wait to read it!

Michelle said...

Check out those reviews!

Woohoo Kat.

The paintings are very cool :) as is the Fat Boy.

xxx

blueviolet said...

I do know the blue dog paintings and now I'm liking the red dog paintings!

Wahoo on the book change!! Yay you!

JOY said...

Wowee, love the Big Red Dog! Jake must feel honored having his portrait done! My mister paints too! His in-progress is a big 'ole red barn.

Polly said...

I love the way you write! Jake reminds me of Pete, who belongs to one of my sons. Mike (my son) says, "Pete, wag your tail if you're stupid" and poor Pete wags his tail like crazy.

Debbie said...

Wait. Where's my quote up there at the top? All those fancy authors and no quote from me? How about, "Kathryn Magendie has written a masterpiece that even us little people can understand and enjoy. Plus, she is a nice person so buy this book." If you want to use that, you may:)