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My Foot-in-Mouth Disease

The other day I came back from running an errand to find an unfamiliar car in the driveway. I knew we had a guy coming over to give us a quote on a new HVAC system—so no big surprise.
As I parked elsewhere and walked up my path, my husband Mike appeared at the door.
“You can see Bob’s here.”
“Yep,” I said, entering the house. “I pieced that together. I write mysteries for a living, you know.”
“I just didn’t want you to think I had my mistress here,” he said, joking.
I laughed and joked back. “Mistress? I’d hope she had a nicer car than that!”
I said this at the top of my lungs….as I came around the corner to find Bob at our kitchen table staring at me. 
You remember Bob. The guy with the crappy car.
Smooth as always. It’s like my superpower.
I slapped a frozen smile on my face while my brain calculated which would be better:
  1. Explain to Bob I’d meant I hoped only a fabulously rich woman tooling around in an Aston Martin or something could steal Mike away from me…or…
  2. Run away.

Somehow joking about my husband’s imaginary rich mistress with someone who maybe didn’t even hear Mike’s original joke seemed like a minefield, so I pivoted and bolted to the back of the house, never to be seen by Bob again.

But I’m thinking that HVAC quote could have been better…

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Murder in Cottonwood Springs by Dianne Harman – New Series!

Sheriff Rich got the call every lawman dreads – a relative’s murder. And it’s even worse when it’s your sister.

Brigid moved back to Cottonwood Springs to be with friends and family when her marriage and her publishing company both ended. When her best friend’s murdered, she’s determined to find the killer. A new romance and an adopted big Newfoundland are pretty comforting at times like these.
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Start Date: 10-12-2018End Date: 10-22-2018

Filigrees, Fortunes and Foul Play (Paper Crafts Club Mystery Book 1)

By Emily Selby

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A woman stabbed with a paper craft tool, an empty house, a quirky British town full of suspects – whodunnit? Did local paper artist craft a murder? When one of her housecleaning clients turns up dead, the paper crafting tool found embedded in the woman’s neck points straight to Katie. Life was busy enough when she was juggling single motherhood, part time jobs, and her passion for crafting. Now Katie’s been accused of murder. Katie has her own ideas about who the real murderer is, but the inspector leading the investigation isn’t interested in his prime suspect’s hunches. If she wants to find the real killer before another victim drops dead, Katie will have to dig up some actual evidence.Don’t miss the first book in the new cozy mystery series: The Paper Crafts Club Mystery – buy it now!

Start Date: 10-12-2018End Date: 10-22-2018

Rain Clouds and Waterfalls

By Piper Templeton

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A novel told in short stories, follow young Ellen as she narrates each story of love, loss, longing, friendship, and entrapment. Inspired by the artistry of the Beatles, each story is framed by a Beatles song or actual Beatles event.

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11 Responses

  1. Christine

    You are not alone. When I get up in the morning I let the dogs out, get a cup of tea and wind up on the couch with a dog in my lap and my kindle in hand. Today I remembered why I never do anything other than read early in the morning. Reading is safer until I’m fully functional.

    I saw a post from Lost Pets in my area. The picture showed the dog was being cared for at my vet who is close by and being involved in dog rescue, I quickly posted the picture after writing, “Do you know this dog?” One small problem …..The original picture was 3 years old.


  2. Latifa Howard

    I guess he said you are going to finance his new car purchase.


  3. Ricki Crane

    You do all realize that that’s the guy from the beer commercial


  4. MelodyJ

    The price in the quote will help with the new car. I agree with the earlier poster. That is funny.


  5. Jennifer Lynn Roche

    I love your story at least you had a witty sense of humor perhaps Bob might not agree but my husband and I kid around like that all the time except no third party is usually around to hear our banter. Might be time to check out a new HVAC company!?


  6. Aimee


    I thought I was the only one with foot-in-mouth disease! I find myself in the predicament more often than I should admit. Which is usually followed by the nervous giggles when the tape has been played back in my brain.


  7. Kolten

    Happens all the time, and you can’t help it. Wish I could have seen your face when you turned the corner though!



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