Truths by Ruth

Life is like a pressure cooker on low just itching to explode.  Thankfully, God in his wisdom, gave us humans pressure-release valves to keep us from blowing sky-high, such as great joy, fun, laughter, and friendship.

This past week I attended The Wild Rose Press writing retreat in Bandera, Texas. Four of my bestest friends in the whole-wide world went with me.  The Sisterhood of the traveling Pen, as we call ourselves, is my biggest pressure-release valve.  These creative, strong, wonderful women make be laugh until I hurt.   Usually they don’t mean too.  Sometimes they stare at me in wonder while I roll on the floor, clutch my stomach, and laugh so hard I’m in danger of peeing my pants.  It isn’t so much what they say, but how they say it.  Their wit, sarcasm, spontaneity, and timing bounce of the walls.  The moments can never be duplicated.  You have to be there to understand.  But trust me when…

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Guess Whose Bag

One of the many topics of conversation that came up during the first leg of our trip from Fayetteville. Arkansas to Bandera, Texas was a discussion of what each of us packed. (Doubtful we’ll be blogging about many of our other topics, but stay tuned, just in case!)

Anyway, before we moved on to our next topic of conversation, we decided this would be a fun opportunity for a contest.

All you have to do is pick which suitcase belongs to which member of the Sisterhood:

  • Patty
  • Linda
  • Pam
  • Jan
  • Ruth

Just list your guess with your comments like this:

Patty-1, Linda-2, Pam-3, Jan-4, Ruth-5

Now, we’re pretty sure some of the photos are a dead giveaway. But, can you guess the others?

If there is more than one correct guess, we’ll put the entries into a genuine Texas cowboy hat and draw a name.

Winner gets a Sisterhood book of their choosing, either print or EBook. (See “Our Books” tab for selections.)

Good luck!
Deadline is 5:00 p.m., Monday, October 15






Truths by Ruth

Here I am on my way to the Wild Rose Press (where romance blooms) writing retreat in Bandera, Texas.  Going to spend the weekend at the Silver Spur Ranch and ride dudes . . . ah . . .  horses and write.  On the road to Bandera, we stopped at the Embassy Suites in Dallas for the night.  The best thing about road trips are the people you meet along the way.  Tammy, Mark, and Mr. T. took great care of us, and are just good people.

Mark is the best bartender, bar none.  He’s not only quick with the drinks but remembers what everyone is drinking.  He’s cheery, funny, and cute.

Tammy is the hostess with the mostest.  She made sure our glasses where never empty and found a great restaurant, Saltgrass, aka Saltyass per Big Foot Pam. (and she wasn’t even drinking.)

Mr. T drove us to and from the…

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