Category Archives: Catherine’s Cup of Tea!

What Fascinates?

It was, of course, a hot August day when I worked my sweaty fingers over the keyboard to get ideas down for this blog post. My brain felt as waterlogged as the day’s humid air. Dew points aside, and no … Continue reading

Posted in Catherine's Cup of Tea!, Soul Mate Publishing | 5 Comments

One word, two words, three words, more . . .

The written word should be          as clean as a bone, as clear as light, as firm as a stone, two words will never serve as well as one alone. –Anonymous I ran across this quote in the 1990’s and … Continue reading

Posted in Catherine's Cup of Tea!, Soul Mate Publishing | 2 Comments

Binge Reading

My idea of taking a camper trip or vacation is to get away from phones, TV, and computers. Unfortunately, being an author, that luxury is no longer an option for me. Of course, I go no-mail on all list servers … Continue reading

Posted in Catherine's Cup of Tea!, Soul Mate Publishing | Tagged , | 9 Comments

New Buzzwords?

Under things to ponder over my morning cup of tea is that it’s bad enough being one of those people who is fascinated by archaic or little-known words, but the other day I ran across new “buzz” words. As an … Continue reading

Posted in Catherine's Cup of Tea! | Tagged | Leave a comment

DOING A BOOK READING—OR MAYBE NOT

I shy away from doing book readings. For good reason. You see, when I read out loud, I do it in a staccato monotone. That droning voice is the reason I don’t even volunteer at my local writers’ groups to … Continue reading

Posted in Catherine's Cup of Tea!, Soul Mate Publishing | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

FLOWERS, FLOWERS, FLOWERS

Got a green thumb? Continue reading

Posted in Catherine's Cup of Tea! | 6 Comments

Brrrrrr . . . it’s cold outside!

This past week, winter struck the Northeast hard and has caused— and continues to cause—hardships. Here in the little spot of Western Pennsylvania that I call home, we got off rather lightly. Yet, because I live along the foothills of … Continue reading

Posted in Catherine's Cup of Tea! | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Leaves

Autumn leaves are falling . . . It’s a pity that story titles don’t fall from trees as readily as leaves. For me, coming up with a story title has parallels to finding one beautiful, brightly colored, blemish-free leaf of … Continue reading

Posted in Catherine's Cup of Tea! | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Blue Ribbons

For me August is all about competing with my sewing and crafts at two local fairs. The first one was the Cochranton Community Fair. The second one is the Crawford County Fair (which is the largest agricultural fair in the … Continue reading

Posted in Catherine's Cup of Tea! | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Bug Bites?

I got bug bit. Twice— on the backside of my shoulder where it meets my neck. The bites are no more than three inches apart. And I didn’t notice them until the itch started. Continued itching and scratching soon revealed … Continue reading

Posted in Catherine's Cup of Tea! | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments