February 8, 2020

Good Morning!

I’ve neglected you so! I’ve finished and submitted my short story entry so I can get back to Evansville now ❤️. I promise a LOT for Bullnapped is coming this week and an update on Chase and Annie. I can tell you now that she’s still around and her truck is parked in front of Chase’s cabin at Circle P.

I hope you’ve been stopping by the church and I’ll get Sam back in the kitchen at the diner too. 😊

Thank you for your patience!


January 29, 2020

Good Morning! There is a new recipe posted at the diner, a hearty Turkey Taco Soup for these lingering winter nights. Super quick, easy and tasty!

Thank you for understanding I need a little time away from Cowgirl Up to finish another project. In the meantime, while searching for a small rocker for my little trailer, I ran across this hysterical review of a product on Amazon and thought you might enjoy someone else’s writing for a change! 🤣

Wanna ruin your Sunday?

….and possibly your marriage? First of all, let me say that this chair is super rad once it’s assembled. Sturdy, good looking, comfortable. It fits all your chair needs….HOWEVER. ..Jesus Christ Himself would struggle with the assembly of this beast.

After reading the reviews, my husband and I knew we were in for a challenge but decided we were capable adults and between the two of us, we could put together a chair… Incorrect.

A bit of advice? The instructions. Throw them away immediately. Also find a friend with tiny, elf like fingers. This will be extremely helpful when tightening the bolts. Also, keep this elf person on hand for when it comes time to remove the number stickers from the wood which have been attached with an adhesive that NASA likely invented to glue together spacecrafts.

We found it helpful to refer to the picture of the assembled chair rather than use the instructions provided…they were so confusing that a few times I asked my husband if he thought it was possible that the company had put the instructions for a different product in our box by mistake. ..nope…there at the bottom of what may have well been the map of the human genome was the effing star rocking chair. All assembled and looking smug.

Finally, when the sun is setting and you have ordered two chairs but only got one assembled, it’s important to take turns with your spouse enjoying your chair. For instance, one person can sit on a towel by the chair and look up and ask “how is it up there?” I found 15 minute intervals of chair time was fair.

I’ll let you know if our marriage survived the assembly of chair #2.

January 28, 2020

Hello! I know you are waiting for some story updates and I apologize. I’m trying to wrap up some other writing projects and I just can’t swap into these characters right now. That’s a GOOD thing! If you know me well, a few less voices in my head is a Godsend! 🤣

I have a short story entry that I’m finalizing for a contest and it’s been a few years since I’ve competed. Totally different story than Cowgirl Up and a different format. Let’s see if I can still stretch creatively. 🤞

Cowabandon will be coming out sometime before March and I’m trying to get materials ready to do some appearances and put a booth together for some shows.

So I’m not just resting on my laurels but I am neglecting Bullnapped right now. I think maybe Outlaw Annie came to an ending and I haven’t heard anything from anyone about continuing that storyline.

I hope you are continuing to check in at the church for some daily encouragement and I’ll post a recipe at the diner soon.

Thank you for your patience as always!


January 21, 2020

Good Morning,

Are these getting out? No one offered any input, suggestions or opinions from the January 18 post and that’s unusual. But, I will just go ahead and make a few page changes on my own today and see what you think. It’s definitely time for some story updates!

I hope the webpage is reaching you and you like what you find here.


January 18, 2020

Good Morning!

We are coming to a crossroads on a few webpage things and I would love your input. I did post a small amount of new stuff last night, but we are coming to a crossroads on the Outlaw Annie page. It’s getting long enough to become a stand-alone book. Perhaps it’s time to move it off the webpage and into production? Or, I can continue it right here. I just know there’s lots of scrolling.

The second thing concerns updates to the stories. Like Truett says, I’m leaning toward creating pages titled Outlaw Annie Updates and Bullnapped Updates for the new stuff and either a) moving the “location” pages to just one pretty picture page, or b) leaving the location pages and writing short bits from Evansville daily life on them.

Everybody knows what I mean by location pages, right? Sheriff’s Office, Fire Department and Emily’s B&B. Lacey’s will stay as a shopping page and yes, we really are working on adding some merchandise for purchase. Truvie’s will evolve into an Evans County cookbook. Church will remain daily devotions, encouragement and inspiration.

So weigh in with your comments. I can easily see Annie becoming a full-sized book. Bullnapped is slower, but will at least become a short story.

I appreciate you all so much! Seems like everyone is really getting into the webpage and I’m VERY happy about that. Share the link whenever you can!

I’ll leave things alone until I hear from you but just know there’s a new lead in Bullnapped and Chase and Annie are going to church…


January 15, 2020

There are new updates EVERYWHERE! The Bullnapped story has a Sheriff’s Office update. Outlaw Annie has updates at the fire station AND at Emily’s Bed & Breakfast. Sam snuck in an extra midweek recipe at the diner. And, of course, there’s a daily devotion. Better stay around awhile. Things are gettin’ good! MC

January 13, 2020 10:30 pm MST

Most of you are in bed by now, but when you wake up…there’s new stuff all over Evansville! 😊 I hope you are enjoying the webpage and the new stories. It’s a TON of fun for me!

And BTW, “Cowbells Ringing” is FINALLY out on Amazon Kindle. AND all three ebooks will be available to purchase in paperback by the end of the month. The books are formatted for print and ready, covers are the holdup. Baby steps…

Thank you for “following” the webpage and especially for SHARING on your FB pages about the webpage. I’m forever grateful for your support.

Love and God’s Blessings,


January 11, 2020 UPDATE

After some feedback this morning, I updated the website so you will have less scrolling. The new stories have their own pages now. The latest updates to the new stories will be posted on individual pages and then moved to the story pages after a day or so. Devotions at the church are left for three days and then deleted. Hope this makes the website more user friendly. Thank you! MC