Sunday, August 12, 2012

New Book's Birthday

Honeybun is snoring....loudly. She is wiped out from the agility trial. I am too. Asherel and I are thinking that in the future, maybe one day of agility competition is enough. We must be wimps because there are diehard agility people who attend all 4 days of a trial. I don't know how they do it. For one thing, the concession stand is obviously not heart-friendly. Why aren't all the agility people dropping like flies from clogged arteries?

As we were driving home from the agility trial, we hit the outskirts of Concord and saw a cop pull over an old man. We saw the cop get out of the car. It was the same one that had pulled me over for an expired inspection two days ago. Good grief. Now he is picking on old men. Some people just don't know how to use the power entrusted to them.

I like policemen in general. I like the military too. I admire the folk who are willing to risk their lives to defend mine and my freedom. But there is something disturbing about seeing this policeman pulling people over every few minutes. That old man was not speeding. My guess is the cop noticed his inspection was overdue too.

Maybe I am just old and crotchety. Today is my birthday. I think I am a hundred and six. At least that's how old I feel. I lost track after 37. My broken little toe is healed, but I went on a celebration run after six weeks of no running and got such severe shin splints, that I may never walk again. My mother in law turns 88 tomorrow, so we are going out for a joint birthday celebration tonight. I think we plan on chugging a six pack of Ensure. I am not certain I can handle more than two, but at least I am not driving.

Because, oh yeah, I have an expired inspection and registration....and can be thrown in jail for it unless I appear in court in a month and prove I have rectified the situation. I will be waiting in line with the murderers and robbers to beg for lenience.

I think perhaps I am being refined. God promises that He will test his people by putting them through a refining process. And when He is done, we will call on Him and we will know finally that He is Lord.

And on this momentous day, at age 106 or something like that, I gave birth to my third book. The children's book Tommy is now out in ebook ( and will be out in print soon. I think it is probably best for elementary age kids, but I can't remember what level kids read now since I haven't been a kid for a hundred years. My favorite animal rescue, Hollow Creek Farm will soon be selling the print book. One hundred percent of the profits for the print book sold by HCF will go towards helping the animals they save.

As a birthday present, please leave a kind review asap on the page . An old lady who is being refined into gold one day thanks you.

Zechariah 13:9 (NIV)
This third I will put into the fire; I will refine them like silver and test them like gold. They will call on my name and I will answer them; I will say, ‘They are my people,’ and they will say, ‘The Lord is our God. ’ ”

-save a dog-