Seen and Unseen #TMI Tuesday

I originally wasn’t planning to do TMI Tuesday this week because I found a couple of the questions strange, to say the least. But after reading Lynda McKinney Lambert’s post, I was inspired. So, here goes.


What’s invisible but you wish you could see?


Because I’m visually impaired, there are some things I can’t see. For example, on the rare occasion I go to a movie, if I sit close enough to the screen, I can catch most of what goes on. But I can’t read subtitles or most other printed material. So, I must depend on whoever I’m with to read and describe things for me. Our small-town local movie theater doesn’t have audio description.


Would you rather watch your neighbor(s) having sex while you are in the same room or anonymously watch your parents having sex?


I don’t want to watch anyone having sex. I don’t even like reading books with graphic descriptions of lovemaking. To me, sex is a private matter and not relevant to most stories.


For what are you nostalgic?


I long for the days before COVID-19. Although things are gradually getting back to normal here in Sheridan Wyoming, many large gatherings, including our annual rodeo, have been canceled. Although I’m not a fan of rodeos, I understand the negative effect this cancelation will have on our local economy, which is driven by tourism. Normally, I’d be looking forward to band concerts in the park starting in July, but I doubt that will be happening this year. Then again, it could be worse. So, I’m not complaining.


What is an unwritten rule where you work?


Since I work from home and live alone, I have no rules except for when my cleaning lady comes. I ask her to refrain from moving anything because no doubt I wouldn’t see well enough to know where she put it. Most of the cleaning ladies I’ve had have been  very good about this.


Which body part do you wish you could detach and why?


I don’t want to detach any body parts. As a caregiver for my late husband, I’ve seen, firsthand, the difficulty caused by not having the use of certain body parts. If you want to learn more, read My Ideal Partner: How I Met, Married, and Cared for the Man I Loved Despite Debilitating Odds.


Bonus: What is the weirdest thing you have seen in someone else’s home?


My brother in Florida purchased a robot vacuum cleaner and named her Peggy. She doesn’t even look like a vacuum cleaner. She resembles a toy flying saucer rolling across the floor. She does pretty well when she’s not hung up on throw rugs and other items that end up in her way.


Now, it’s your turn. Click here to learn how you can participate. Alternatively, you can put your answers in the comment field below. Don’t feel you have to answer all the questions, especially the second one. It’s a doozy!

By the way, for those of you who use the National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled, my latest book, The Red Dress, is available for download from their site here. Thank you for reading.

New! The Red Dress

Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books

Front cover contains: young, dark-haired woman in red dress holding flowers

When Eve went to her high school senior prom, she wore a red dress that her mother had made for her. That night, after dancing with the boy of her dreams, she caught him in the act with her best friend. Months later, Eve, a freshman in college, is bullied into giving the dress to her roommate. After her mother finds out, their relationship is never the same again.

Twenty-five years later, Eve, a bestselling author, is happily married with three children. Although her mother suffers from dementia, she still remembers, and Eve still harbors the guilt for giving the dress away. When she receives a Facebook friend request from her old college roommate and an invitation to her twenty-five-year high school class reunion, then meets her former best friend by chance, she must confront the past in order to face the future.


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