Friday, March 24, 2023

The Chicken Math Conspiracy


Okay ya'll.  I don't like to start conspiracies, but this had to be said.  No, I'm not selling eggs, don't even get me started, because then I might do it, and I'm already up to my neck in chickens.  That's right!  Those cute little twirping chicks at Tractor Supply are like crack because how in the world can you pass up taking home those little sweet butt nuggets?  You can't.  I was minding my own business, trying to get some food for our dog, Mark.  That's why I walked in the place.  I came out with twenty, yes I said it, twenty, new baby chicks!  Did I need a few baby chicks, yes I did, but did I need twenty?  Heck no, I did not!

I really don't know how it happened.  I mean I was walking to the dog food isle and those dang chirping sounds of happiness hypnotized me, and forced me to come closer.  I tried to ignore their calls, but their chirping got louder!  Michelle, we need you, who will love us if you don't take us home and make us your loving companions?  What if someone takes us home and doesn't feed us, or they forget to give us water and treats?  How could you live with yourself if you don't take a few home.  Fine! Their conversation was so loud I couldn't ignore them!!!

Dang it, I'll take a few of you home.  I'm sure Henrietta (my easter egger) and Hey Hey my Polish rooster will be okay with a couple of new additions.  Then their mind melding little selves started telling me if I didn't choose more that I'd be separating a family.  What kind of heartless woman would separate a family? Not this woman!  Not on my watch.  Fine, I told myself, I'll get six.  Six wouldn't be that many, and I could make sure they were never lonely.  What if some of them didn't make it?  I'd heard that sometimes young chicks didn't survive and so I decided to get ten.  I swear they were taking over my mind and FORCING me to have an entire flock that could band together and save the world from all evil.

How I ended up with twenty Golden Laced Wyandotte's, I still have no idea.  That dang chicken math conspiracy was so spot on!!! Have you ever raised twenty chicks inside your house with three different brooder boxes going?  My house now smells like the inside of cow barn and I'm feeding and watering these little (well not so little now at 5 1/2 weeks) seductresses three times a day and changing out their bedding once a day.  I'm strongly convinced now that they are mind reading, hypnotists, little cult starting cluckers who roped me in with their sweet little songs of peace and happiness.  

My sons and husband looked at me like I was crazy when I brought them home, and I'm not so sure they aren't right, because I still don't understand how I let them talk me into raising all these babies, the chickens, not my family.  I had to go out and buy a metal coop to house all these little tweeters, and my oldest son put it together for me while I supervised.  The tarp will be going over it tomorrow and I will turn it into the chicken house that they are demanding, because they aren't done torturing me yet.  Yes, I buy them their chick nick table, for the treats they'll need.  Sure I'll add those roosting bars and nesting boxes, and okay I may have already laid out plans for a garden box, and sweet potato vines.  Who knows what they'll ask for next!  

Did I mention I have a full time job?  Thankfully, my husband is retired, and we've got forty acres of land, because something tells me the chicken math conspiracy will continue.  I have a rooster, who will probably get exhausted with all those ladies and might have to add another just to make sure I don't have him overworked.  This is how those little adorable chicks pull you into their cult.  They might be cute, but watch out, once you give in, the conspiracy will never end!

You've been warned against the conspiracy, but if you simply can't help yourself and must let the chickens rule the world, here are some products that will help make your leaders happier

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Sweet Sinner - Lisa Renee Jones


Title: Sweet Sinner

Series: Tyler and Bella Trilogy #2

Author: Lisa Renee Jones

Release Date: March 21st, 2023


Bella Bailey. Tyler Hawk.

A deal sealed with far more than a kiss.

Passion. Mystery. Heartache. Betrayal. Lust. But is it love?

Hang tight for the dramatic, intensely romantic, wildly passionate continuation to the Tyler and Bella Trilogy.




I caress her legs, and kiss her inner thigh, my eyes finding her eyes. “Ask me what I’m going to do to you, Bella.”


“What are you going to do to me, Tyler?”


“Lick your nipples.” My lips trail up her leg, so very close to the place I know she wants me. “Lick your clit.” She breathes out a shaky breath and I lick right where I promise I would. She pants and I retreat, hands on her knees again. “Lick every inch of you until you beg me to make you come.”

Her lashes lower. “I really thought were in rush to be inside me.”


“I might even spank you,” I say.


Her eyes open. “Tyler,” she murmurs. “I—”


“You what? I ask, easing closer to her and feathering kisses up her leg.


She tilts her head back a moment, and then grabs my arms, as if she anticipates where my attention may lead next. “I don’t know,” she whispers.


“Let me help you figure it out.” I drag my mouth to just above her sex and allow my breath to trickle over her, and holy hell, my cock is so fucking hard it hurts.


She reaches for my hair, a sexy, desperate little sound sliding from her lips, her hips lifting ever so slightly in a plea for my mouth. I give her clit a lick. A small one, a tease. She pants out my name, “Tyler, please,” and I swear I feel my name on her lips like a stroke of her tongue on my cock. Practiced control is all that saves me and the promise of her satisfaction, but I don’t give her what she wants. Not yet.


My fingers slide along her sex, and I glance up at her. “You’re wet, baby. I like it.”


THE SERIES - Tyler and Bella TRILOGY 
















DIRTY LITTLE VOW (book three) - Aug. 22nd









New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones writes dark, edgy fiction including the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series and the upcoming, crime thriller The Poet. Suzanne Todd (producer of Alice in Wonderland and Bad Mom's) on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense.


Prior to publishing Lisa owned a multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women’s Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine. She lives in Colorado with her husband, a cat that talks too much, and a Golden Retriever who is afraid of trash bags.









Sunday, March 19, 2023

Kowaliga Idol - Michelle Hughes

I had a great time at Kowaliga Idol last night, and just found out I made it through to the next round.  I'm sorry about the video quality, my cell phone really wasn't able to pick up out on the lake, but hey at least you can hear me?  The stage was outside, and it was a brisk (okay cold) night but I was lucky enough to go first.  115 performers were at last night's event and it was narrowed down to 82 moving forward.  Some of my favorite people are moving on with me, including my soon to be son-in-law, Justin Mims.  

If you're on this blog, you know me as an author, but for those of you that didn't know, back in the early 1990's,  I was singing in Nashville and working on a music career.  I was a songwriter as well, a talent that I'm working on bringing back to life because I really love writing songs.  I'll try to update on that adventure as I move on.  Of course, I'm still working with United Healthcare, and love the way I'm able to make a difference in people's lives there too! Sending some love out to Cynthia and Erika and no, I'm not giving up my day job ladies!!!

What are my hopes as far as a music career?  I'd love to have someone sing some of the songs I wrote. The only way to get your music in front of people in the industry is to sing them yourself first!  So, no matter where this Kowaliga Idol Journey goes, I hope to have my songs out there for the world to enjoy someday soon!  

So the location for the next part of this journey is Martin's on Lake Martin.  You can get directions for that here:

Thanks to Kowaliga Country for hosting the event!  You can find out more about this radio station here: and find out how to listen live there as well.

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Welcome to Friend's

 We all need to find our way to unwind after a stressful week of work.  That's how I found this amazing steakhouse/karaoke pub, which I call Friend's but it's now known as Formally friend's steakhouse, venue in my hometown several years back.  If any of you are old enough to remember that old tv show Cheers, that's the way this place is in real life.  They have great food, and karaoke on Wednesday and Saturday nights beginning at 8 pm.  It's also a bar, but as someone who doesn't drink I still have a great time every Saturday night.  You really have to experience Friend's to understand why it's so charming.

Honestly, it's the best steak dinner in town, and the people make it worth coming back to every weekend. There's a full stock bar and pool!  If you're ever in Clanton, Alabama, drop in, and hey come say hello some Saturday night!


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