December approaches, and with it, a milestone. I have blogged on The Peculiar Messenger for five years. For five years, I have blessed y’all with my presence.

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Quit scoffing!

Anyway, in 2016, I did a Q&A video (ft. my sis) and in honor of my blogivarsary and the launch of Seek, I’m doing another! Fun, yes? Well, it won’t be fun without questions! *dramatic Batman voice* I need your questions, friend. And I need them all. 

As usual, keep the questions clean and whatnot, but ask me about anything. 😉 I’m excited (if not… scared, lol) to do this video… Which will release sometime during Seek‘s blog tour (December 1st-7th)!

So, go forth! Question me! Tie me up and toss me off the ship if I don’t answer correctly! Or stick my hand in a blender! (No, I haven’t watch The Goonies lately)

God bless,





COVER REVEAL! | The Thief, The Damsel, And The Dragon

I am so excited today because I can finally share the cover for my summer novella The Thief, The Damsel, And The Dragon with y’all! I don’t have a publish date for this baby yet, but no worries, it will come this summer! I’m working hard at it and have trust in God to help me.

But enough words! It’s time for the cover reveal! And I won’t be making y’all scroll down, ha. Or am I lying?


Ha! *coughs* Right. Well… I reveal to y’all… the COVER.





*throws confetti* Isn’t it lovely?! I’m pretty pleased with it! =)

It was kind of a ‘dragon’ for me to do…  I couldn’t decide what the cover needed to be. Before I took the drastic measure of going and talking to my next door neighbor (long story, don’t ask, haha) — the next day or so, it started pouring rain… And I tossed a big coat over me like a makeshift umbrella, took my camera, and went out. Basically, most of the photos I got were terrible and I waited till it stopped raining afterwards, finally getting this picture! I was pretty soaked and the coat was worse, but it was worth it. 😛 And, big thanks and hugs to Kell for her help and tips so I was less goldfish brained about making this!

My point is: I enjoyed the storm. Literally and figuratively. I was praising God for giving me this chance for snapping this picture during the hard rain and while wading through squishy puddles under my feet. That’s how life should be, right? Through the messy rain and uneven ground, we can always trust God and praise Him for His Goodness!

The LORD is your keeper; the LORD is your shade on your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. – Psalm 121:5-6

A HUGE thanks to the lovely folks who joined me in celebrating the cover reveal! Be sure to check them out below and have fun! =D I enjoyed y’all’s posts SO, SO much, they made me so glad! Thank y’all for being amazing! *hands out all of y’all’s favorite foods*

Erika @ Resting Life

Faith @ Stories By Firefly!

Kellyn @ Reveries Reviews 

Michaela @ Tangled Up In Writing

Allison @ Allison’s Well

Liz @ Home With The Hummingbirds

Sara @ Twitter + Instagram

This novella will be releasing this summer! I’m working hard to finish it up soon… but the Indie publishing process is like being on a big ship, and sailor vocabulary meaning nothing to you (what’s a ‘starboard’ or ‘helm’?), and the rain is pouring down and you can’t tell North from South. Still… God is in control! Everything in life is a time to learn. Publishing has been a crazy but fun journey! I can’t wait to have this baby published for y’all.

God bless,

– Angela R. Watts



The Mystery Blogger Award

The sweet Sara at R5:3-5 tagged me for the Mystery Blogger Award! Thanks so much, dear! This was fun. =D

What is the Mystery Blogger Award?

“This is an award for amazing bloggers with indigenous posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging and they do it with so much love and passion.” – Okoto Enigma



Thank whoever nominated you and include a link to their blog

• Tell your readers 3 things about yourself

• Nominate 10-20 bloggers you feel deserve the award

• Answer the questions from the person who nominated you

• Ask your nominees 5 questions of your choice with one weird or funny one

• Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog


3 Facts About Me

  1. I’ve never been in an airplane or on a boat (well, I was on a boat, but that was in my mom’s womb, soo… I don’t remember it, ha!)
  2. I’m scared of heights but if I could fly as a superpower, I would. Weird, right?
  3. I’ve been in two states at once.


My 5 Questions To Answer


1) Why do you love to write? 

Words are a gift from God and He gave me this gift when I was born… I’ve been writing since I was little and have always enjoyed stories. I love writing because it’s my way of learning about the Lord, seeking Him, and glorifying Yahweh.

2) What are things that you are passionate about?

Many! I’m passionate about sharing God’s love, pro-life movements, helping kiddos, and being the best I can be – with God’s help – for my family and friends.

3) What was the last historical figure you read about?

Hmm… I don’t remember for sure!

4) What was a time that you or someone else accidentally did a typo that proved to be hilarious (or embarrassing)?

Uh, I don’t know… I guess I don’t message folks enough… I need funny typo stories! xD

5) If there was one place in the world you wouldn’t live, where would it be and why?

I’m a total Gypsy at heart so I’d be game for living pretty much anywhere – for a short period of time. I don’t want to ever live in, say, China. No, thanks.


I Nominate…

Kellyn @ Reveries

Lisa @ Inkwell

Faith @ Stories By Firefly

Kaitlyn @ Twin Thoughts

Natasha @ Simple Things 

Kate @ Once Upon An Ordinary 

Maggie @ Dreaming Of Guatemala 

Megan @ Simply Megan Joy

Penny @ A Southern Belle With Stories To Tell

And YOU! If I didn’t tag you, consider yourself tagged now, if you wanna do this!

My 5 Questions for You…

  1. If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
  2. What are three hobbies you enjoy doing in the summer?
  3. One hilarious thing that has happened to you during a summer?
  4. Have you ever done something very spontaneous? If so, what?
  5. Do you have any pets?


Thanks again, Sara! That’s all for today, folks. I’ve been super duper busy because 1.) We got back from our week long trip in Maryville for Mom’s doctor appointments. 2.) It’s SUMMER so we’ve been doing lots of outside stuff/chores/etc. 3.) I’m editing The Thief, The Damsel, And The Dragon and prepping to publish it later this summer! I’m praying very hard about publishing and have lots to do, but God is in control!

God bless,


The Back To School Tag

Kellyn the Kool (guess what, girl, I have dubbed you, Irish style. *puts on sunglasses* ;D ) at Reveries made a tag: and a SCHOOL TAG, at that! Am I the only kid who likes school? We’ll find out. 😛



  1. Thank the person who tagged you. ((AND I DUBBED YA! HA!))
  2. Answer the questions.
  3. Post new questions. (Or a blank copy of the old questions, if you’re too lazy to make your own (or you just love my questions))
  4. Tag as many (or as few) people as you want. (Try to make sure they’re still doing school!)
  5. Wear something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.
  6. Don’t die. ((I can’t promise anything lol))



Let’s do this. *cocks gun and runs into battle yelling*


When’s your first day of school?

Uh… not quite sure, honestly. Why? Because my Mom has a doctor treatment coming up this month, in about a week, for her Lyme. It is a while away so we’ll be renting a cabin. We are praying hard and have faith that the treatment will go well, and God will heal her. And, that God’ll heal the woman who switched dates with us- Praise YHWH!

So I don’t know when we start school. But we’ll be doing some reading during the week we go to her appointment.

What do (and don’t) you look forward to about entering the realm of the dead? Uh, I mean the learned?

HUSH, Kell. ;P I look forward to the history this year, honestly. I’m usually not thrilled about medieval history (*Gasp* How?! Since I have like two novels that are in this time and age?!), but this year, that’s the theme! But some of the books have some Norse mythology, and for the sake of my medieval novels, I am piqued. 😀

Homeschooled, public schooled, or private schooled?

HOMESCHOOLED FOR THE WIN! I have been homeschooled my whole life.

What grade are you going into? (if you’re okay sharing)

I’m going to be a sophomore this year- 10th grade. To be honest, I just now learned what those weird names were dedicated to: freshman, sophomore, junior, senior… heh, why can’t we just say the grades? 😉

How many more years of torture do you have to endure learn?

Uh… two, after this year, I guess. I don’t plan on going to college so.

What are your goals for this school year?

Do my best. As always, I try to set that goal of trying my best and having to accept that. Often, I’ll obsess over grades, at the same time thinking ‘it is what it is’… So, as always, my goals are to really hit the books and keep my heart on God.

What’s your favorite season to school in? Fall, winter, or spring?

We’ve actually never gone this far into fall without starting school… I don’t know the answer to this. But we usually start in fall. 🙂

How is schooling going to effect your blogging?

Wait, blogging? Kidding, kidding. I’m going to assume it’ll be the same kind of time frame. If anything, I’ll schedule it for once in my life and stick to it.

What’s your favorite school subject?

Grammar/writing/literature.  I also like languages! I’m learning Spanish (have been for like, 2 yrs now) and will be learning ASL this year, too.

Your least favorite?

LOL! I know this is mainstream, but math intimidates me, haha. I try! But I don’t look forward to it a whole lot.

What subject are you best at?

Writing. Reading. Grammar. Science, too.

What subject are you worst at?

I’m not saying I’m awfully dumb at math but… yeah.

What extra-curricular activities are you planning this year (if any)?

Let’s see…. Spanish/ASL. P.E. which involves horseback riding and training (I’ll be training my foal Mini and my mare, Taloowa), arts, and probably something else I can’t think of right now haha.

How are you preparing for life/college this year (on a conscious level)?

Sorta, yeah. I don’t plan on going to college, but life wise, I’m always trying to prepare! As you grow, I’ve learned just recently, life is short. I mean, I’m already preparing to get my driver’s permit (AHH), and then before I know it, I’ll be 18, and then who knows? Life is precious and goes by so fast. I can’t ell the future… but right now, I am blessed to have a family, and the opportunity to learn. I’m going to make it count!

Do you play any sports in school?

Who, ME?! Kidding. I’m not athletic, but I enjoy playing baseball with my family. As far as school, like I said, this year includes horses for PE. =D

Is there any way that schooling is going to help your blogging endeavors? Or how has it helped your blogging skillz in the past?

Uhhh… I don’t know haha. I guess it will help as far as topics go? I could write some posts on school, reviews, or do photo shoots/videos on the horses whilst training. 😛

How much time a day is school going to take for you?

I HAVE NO IDEA AHHH. At least, not going into this year. Last year, I breezed through stuff super fast… so this year, Mom was like ‘Ang, I’m challenging you. This’ll take longer.” And I’m sorta excited and freaked at once lol. I’ll survive, but yeah, my days are gonne be tight!

Are you looking forward to seeing friends more often during the school year?

I don’t have friends I can see in real life…

Are you dreading or looking forward to the event (or did you, if it’s already happened)?

I SAY BRING IT I AM EXCITED! WHOO! Shiny new books and knowledge and paper and pens and hours to study and take notes and hey maybe cry a bit because of math and shriek because dissecting a frog is no fun but I LOVE SCHOOL!

What are you most looking forward to about school?

Learning. Knowledge. The books.

How are you planning to fit actual life in with your school schedule?

That ain’t gonna happen lol. Real answer: We’ve made a schedula and we gotta survive lol so we’ll make do. I still want to finish my novel Jump, edit Seek+betas, and do some art but Mom is wonderful: writing/editing will count as school. *faints from gratitude*

What are your overall thoughts on school?

It is a gift. Hard, sometimes, difficult, frustrating, tiring: but man, are we blessed to do it. I love being homeschooled because it really gives you the chance to grow with Jesus and learn news things and take your time with what you retain and all. Also, I like taking notes, studying, and reading so I’m a school nerd, I guess.


WAS THAT FUN OR WHAT?! And now, I get to tag some nerds.



Sara @ R5:3-5 

Kate @ Once Upon An Ordinary 

Maddy @ Maddy’s Digital Diaries 

Natasha @ Simple Things

Blessing @  Counting Your Blessings One By One

Faith @ Stories by Firefly 

Kaitlyn @ Twin Thoughts 

Emma Grace @ Real and Official Matters 

Natalie @ my kinda country 

Zane @ Simple Impossibilities   

Lisa @ Inkwell 

and… YOU! If you wanna do this tag, consider yourself tagged by yours truly. 🙂




  1. What grade are you in, and how old are you?
  2. Are you homeschooled, private schooled, or public schooled? Do you enjoy your type of schooling?
  3. What is your favorite subject?
  4. What is your least favorite subject?
  5. One thing you learned in school when you were younger that is still in your head?
  6. Do you study hard or wing it, most often?
  7. Your way to study is…?
  8. What is one subject you want to work really hard on this year, to better yourself?
  9. Any extracurricular activities this year? What are they?
  10. What is one thing you look forward to this particular year of school? What does this year mean for you?
  11. What is one thing that school introduced you to, that made you look farther into, that you still really enjoy? (For me, this would be musicals and ballets and stuff. Swan Lake and The Nutcracker are amazing, OK!?)
  12. If you could take a dream field trip, where would you go and what would you do?
  13. Are you excited for school? If so, why? If not, why?
  14. BONUS, USELESS QUESTION: Can you recite the alphabet backwards aloud? (Honestly, who can?)




God bless, y’all!


GO DO THIS TAG! Are you excited for school? Excited for FALL!? YESSS.

An Assortment Of Tags

Greetings, folks! It’s been a rainy past few days, so what better way to enjoy the rain that write my novel? Oh, wait. This is a blog post. Well, same difference! Besides, I’ve been writing like crazy (I am crazy, after all) in Seek. It’s sooo CLOSE TO BEING DONE AHH. But more on Seek later. 🙂

Anyway, I’ve been tagged- well, tagged, and also, I’m stealing some tags. So. I am doing some tags! Thanks to Paul,  Hailey, and Jazzy (I stole this tag from both Paul and Jazzy, but they’re good sports, ha) for some tags. They all did the Blue Sky tag and tagged me; so, thanks, people!


  The Blue Sky Tag RULES:


  • Thank the person who tagged you
  • Answer their 11 questions
  • Tag 11 people
  • Give them 11 questions to answer


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Paul’s questions:

Why did you start writing?

I’ve been writing since I was able to write- and before then! My first book was me telling a story aloud, while a family member wrote it down for me. I illustrated the whole book, too. I still have it! I don’t remember how old I was then… I should ask my parents. Hm…

It wasn’t ever a huge, conscious ‘I’m a writer now!’…. I’ve always been writing. Telling stories. Little ones, big ones. On paper or aloud. I guess to say ‘why’, it would be entirely God’s doing. God made me a writer, a story teller. Words are a gift from Yahweh. So, I started writing because God put it in me to. 🙂

What are you currently writing?

I am currently rewriting my novel, which I wrote in July 2016, Seek! I am on draft two, and I rewrote most of it during April’s camp NaNo… But I am still finishing it up *screams*. Seek has been what I’ve been mainly working on. It is my first novel to finish!

Do/did you sleepwalk? Sleep talk?

No. I’ve never sleep walked before. I think I have talked in my sleep, but not a lot.

What’s one book or movie that makes you cry every time?

A movie that makes me cry every time would be…. The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty. I have watched that movie twice, and it makes me cry like a baby every time. It’s not that I’m a hard person to cry during movies… lots of movies and books make me cry out of sadness. Almost every Francine Rivers novel I’ve read has made me cry. Jesseca Wheaton’s ‘A Question Of Honor’ made me cry. The Magnificent Seven made me cry a little (mostly angry, though. Anyway.)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty… just sky rocketed me. It grounds me in such a big way. Maybe it’s weird. It doesn’t seem like a movie you cry to. The movie just hit me in a resignating way…. by the time the last song plays, and the photos roll… I’m a baby. The movie is so beautiful to me.

If you could time travel back in time once as far as the second century, what specific event would you attend?

I know there’s a lot of things to go see, and to do…. I’d like to see the Civil War. I wouldn’t want to go to WWII, you know, but I’d still want to meet a soldier back then who was fighting. There’s so much history that would be epic to go and live…. but I don’t really want to choose any of that. If I had the chance, I would go back in time and meet my Ma’s Granny and Grandpa. I believe they were watching me in heaven, before I was born, but if I could go back and actually meet them…. that’d be cool.

Who is the most influential person in your life?

Person… person… hm… My parents. I know, that’s two people, ha. But it’s true. I don’t have this ONE person that I adore as some ‘follow figure’…. but my parents are people I look up to. I know they don’t have all the answers to life- but they have wisdom and guidance that is always amazing.

What are the two most influential books you have read?

THE LIVING WORD OF GOD! The Bible, of course. ;D But, assuming that one is a given… let me choose two more. 😛

The first is This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti. A LOT of books have influenced me… but that book…. has stuck with me. It’s so true and done in such a great way. The second book would be… maybe And The Shofar Blew by Francine Rivers. That was a great book. It wasn’t so much that it hit me on a relatable level, though. Peretti’s book sort of did.

What is your favorite song? Why?

Awful question because it is impossible. xD I love a ton of songs. Way too many to pick one! And I love each one for a different reason… A song by Elvis or Bon Jovi, would remind me of my parents, so those are favorites. A song that helped me through a hard time, like one of Twenty One Pilots’ song. I can’t answer this question.

Do you like to eat sushi?

NO. NO. Nope. Absolutely not. I have not tried it, and will not. That stuff has parasites! No thanks. ;P

Have you ever thrown a book across the room? Why?

Yes, I have. More than once. xD Usually because I’m mad someone died. Or it sucked period.

What is creativity like for you? Is brainstorming like hitting your head on the wall or like peacefully soaring through the clouds, enjoying the view below you?

A bit of both, I’d say. Sometimes, it’s like clawing at a brick wall as bricks are thrown down at me- oh wait, I’m making them fall on me by hitting the wall. Other times, it’s like getting a present dropped in my lap and before I realize I’ve opened the box, bam! A big chocolate cookie.

If I’m forcing myself too hard, as in looking past the obvious, then it can be very tricky. If I pray, talk, and let the story/characters move themselves…. it works alright.


Hailey’s Questions:


Why did you start your blog?

I started my blog in 2013 to share my writing bits. During that time, I was writing a novella ‘Flying And Diving’. I finished that novella when I was 12 years old. I was publsihing each chapter on my blog. Unfortutantly, I lost the whole novella because I deleted the posts…. and didn’t save them. So. But yes; I started my blog to just rant and ramble.

If you could have dinner with any one person who’s alive right now, who would you choose?

Other than my family members, right? Because I’m dying for a vacation and an awesome family dinner. Yeah.

Probably….. anyone? Ted Dekker. I know, I know; but I’d really like to meet him and just talk about writing, Yeshua, and just…. everything. So. I guess him.


Favorite book of the Bible and why?

ALL OF THEM. I can’t choose just one. 😛 I really love Psalms, Isaiah, John…. those are go-to books.

Favorite music genre to listen to?

I don’t have just one genre. I’ll listen to rock, pop, instrumental…. some of everything.

What’s your earliest memory?

Uh…. I have a LOT of ’em, but one, I was like… 4 years old? And we were moving in our van, and I had my princess pillow…. I remember that. Haha.

What job would you be great at, and what job would you be horrible at?

OK SOO…. I’m open for any job or mission that God has for me. I’d do my best. I’m doing my best right now, ha. But….. I really pray I can do something at home. I pray to be a published author, and have a small farm/ranch with my family…. So, whatever God says, but I want to be a stay at home worker. 😉

I’d be bad at a lotta jobs, lol! Like… waitressing (shh that’s a word). I don’t think I could do it. Like, I don’t know if I’m that good of a listener and I doubt I could be very nice for long…. so. Oops. 😛

Dream vacation spot?

Somewhere in the mountains, like Pigeon Forge of Gatlinburg. Also, THE BEACH. BEACH.

When writing, are you a plotter or a pantser? (fyi- plotters have a detailed outline beforehand, and pantsers [me] just make it up as they go along!)

Somewhere in between, I don’t know. Don’t really care… I mean, I don’t wing it totally, but there’s a point where I don’t have it all plotted to the T…. I pray and trust God to guide me, and if something’s gotta be changed or tweaked, that’s awesome. 🙂

What makes you angry?

Hm. Different things. Abortion makes me angry; it breaks my heart. People being rude to the elderly makes me angry, and parents not having a grip on their kids (like letting them run across the parking lot. uh.) is annoying….

What accomplishments in your life are you most proud of?

I’ve written 3 books (that I completed) in my life. One story when I was younger, a novella when I was 12, and I wrote my first novel when I was 14 (Seek. I’m rewriting it now.). I also won an art contest at the library; the art thing was judged by Dan Walter McKnight soo that was cool. I also won first place in the USEWF championships.

All in all; I’m proud of my family. We’ve all come so far in life. Nothing has stopped us, because of JESUS. Accomplishments are great, but the biggest thing to be proud of us is loving others. And loving God.

What has God been teaching you lately?

God has been teaching me to have absolute faith. To not be scared, or to lose faith, just when it seems that all the doors are shut and you’re in a hallway of utter darkness. You have to keep fighting, keep praying; and at some point, simply be still. And know that HE IS GOD. Nothing else is god. No one else. Jesus loves us, and He won’t let us fall away.


Jazzy’s questions:


Who is your favorite song artist at the moment?

UHH…. I’ve been listening a lot to (at the moment…) Jon Bellion, Twenty One Pilots, and Linkin Park. Jon Bellion is sorta new to me, though.


ICE CREAM. I don’t really like frozen yogurt.

What is one word/phrase that is uniquely yours? (like I say “OMYGUAC”) If this is not applicable, what is your favorite phrase to use as an exclamation?

Uh… Sheezits. Sheezits. I made the word up. It’s like my ‘AH’ word. Haha!


Are you a neat-freak or an artistically organized mess?

Both, I guess. I’m not a total mess (thanks, Mom), but…. I also have some areas where I’m not immaculate. 😛

How would you label your humor? (silly, blond, sarcastic, dry, savage, etc.)

Very sarcastic and dry. Occasionally savage but sometimes, folks don’t know I’m joking, so I try to tone it down… I can also be a huge goof.

Who was your Bible hero when you were a kid? Has that changed?

I watched Veggie Tales all the time but… I don’t remember a Bible person I actually focused on. Hm. But now, I really learn from Moses, and Ruth, and King David.

Do you have a life-verse?

Not exactly. The whole Bible is my life verse.

How would you change society for the better?

I WOULD MAKE EVERYONE WATCH DAFFY DUCK. Ha. kidding. Can’t force people against their will, right? Not very American. But seriously: I would have to demolish abortion. How can a society go up, when it allows the murder of innocent babies?

What is one memory that your heart clings to and no matter how old and worn it becomes, you still have the same feelings now as you did then?

Hmmm… that’s hard. I have a few… But this is really tricky. Wow. I’m sorry I just can’t find this one.

What is one of your weird obsessions?

Hm… Obsessions? I don’t know. I like collecting rocks, but that’s not a weird thing…

When did you just totally act upon impulse, regardless of consequences?

Ha, just one incident? ;D Well, one non-important time, I grabbed someone’s kid from running across the karate dojo floor. 😛 Uh… GEEZ I know I have done impulsive things but I’m drawing a blank.






MY 11 QUESTIONS FOR THE BLUE SKY TAG: (and yes, I was tagged twice, but I’m only doing one set of questions + people.)

  1. One song that has hit you really hard lately (or, just one that has been very groovy for this summer time!)?
  2. Favorite summer activity you’re looking forward to this summer?
  3. If you had to beat up one historical figure (just someone in the past…) in an Ikea, who would it be?
  4. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why? One example of how you’d use it?
  5. If you could have a dream vacation, what would the day look like? What would you do?
  6. Say you could step into a book and live there for a while; which book would you visit, and why?
  7. What do you do when you get stumped in creativity? (writer’s block, artist’s block, etc…)
  8. If you had to describe yourself in a book, write that description.
  9. If you could meet one of your own characters, and bring them to present day earth, who would it be, and why? What would y’all do?
  10. What is one joke you made recently that got everyone to laugh?
  11. One movie that always makes you cry? (Yesss I stole this one from Paul but I’m curious!)






And, so, for the Blue Sky Tag, I TAGGETH THEE:

Hannah // Furious Ever Afters 

Sarah // The Introverted Extrovert 

Victoria // Ruffles And Grace 

Leah // Lead Me To Grace 

Allison // Allison’s Well 

Blessing // Counting Your Blessings One By One 

And THOU shall be tagged. If I did not tag you, and you want to do this, you are now tagged. Be sure to link your post to me in the comments so I can see it. 🙂

God bless you all!





SO! That was a huge tag post. 😛 THANK YOU again to the folks who tagged me. And thanks to the one who left their windows open for me to climb through and steal the tags anyway. 😉

God bless!