A fishy weekend

Since my husband made it back home we thought we’d take advantage of his time between trips and the great weather, this weekend was a start! Last week we both got our fishing license and post access passes so we can try to hit some hot spots and get some great catches. Setting out at a decent time on Saturday morning we checked the area map and found a pond we wanted to try out, but first to find the road to get there. After a stop at another location and some direction assistance, we were on our way. Bumpy road but great view. We were not away from sounds of cars and trains but we got plenty of nature to look at, cause the fish were NOT biting. ūüôā   Our day ended at a new location and catching fish! YAY. Success. We each caught one crappie and white bass. I even held one with no gloves on (that

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Merric and Otto

Last week, I decided to get a fish tank and a Betta fish. After losing all three of my dogs within eleven months, I felt an empty spot. I was not quite ready to take the leap of another dog so I settled¬†on a fish. I could enjoy them without the great emotional¬†attachment or the financial commitment¬†of the same level.He made himself right at home and his personality began to shine almost immediately. We named him Merric, Irish for “ruler of the sea”. ¬†He has begun his daily watch of me… whenever I am in the office it would seem he keeps an eye on me but when I am gone (or he doesn’t realize I am here yet) he hides in the artificial plants and little cave area. He has already realized when feeding time is and eagerly meets me at the top of the tank to gobble up a piece of food, then he will come back later

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Come, meet me and so many others!

I created this blog so readers and friends in and around the world could get to know more about me – the woman behind the pages of the books I write. So far this is the event list I have set up for 2017 and 2018. ¬†I have 5 exciting events set up for 2017 and already one confirmed for 2018… Can you come and see me at any? I’d love to meet you~Cheryllynn Dyess   May   Free to all who come to the library in Copperas Cove.       Tickets¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†Facebook August   Website¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†Tickets September   Website¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†Tickets go on sale March 1st. ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Facebook   ¬†Facebook ¬† ¬† Tickets 2018

A trip for the record books

Last week my family began a little adventure…well three of us did anyway! We were going to travel across country to watch the youngest graduate from AIT from the ARMY. Our adventures began at 12:05 am…in the midst of the darkest hours we set out to overtake the roadways from Central Texas to Central West Georgia. With few stops in between and very little traffic to really aggravate us we arrived at our destination in 14.5 hours. No animals were harmed in this or any portion of our adventure although the brief¬†death of the cellular signal did occur. One one stop an ultimate find occurred! Nehi Peach! This elusive soda is not found in Central Texas nor many other places so when its appearance was noted it became captured and consumed… just after posting a teasing photo on social media, which led to the need of recapturing more to bring and deliver to others. I obliged of course! Once we

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A piece of art Рa piece of my heart. 

In 2004, my paternal grandmother was laid to rest. One of her many talents was working with beads. This piece was handed down to me – it had parts that were broken, although the repairs would be minor they took me 13 years to complete. Why? You might ask…because until now I couldn’t bear to look at it without my heart breaking. Vera Dyess was the most amazing woman to me- Her smile would light up a room and her voice was as sweet as anything on earth. Her letters were always kind and full of love and then she was gone. Today, I opened the wrapped piece and made the repairs to the best of my ability. Today and from this day forward on, I will display a piece of her art as a reminder that talent is to never be hidden and neither is love.