Sunday, April 5, 2015


What a long winter, we have been plagued by walking pneumonia, the flu and bronchitis the last few months that curtailed my goals. But now I feel wonderful and thankful that the winter months have passed and the sleeping spring flowers have finally woken. The sunshine has revived me. I have lost fourteen pounds and will continue on the desired path of losing more. I must confess my house, became some what of a mess while we struggled with various illnesses, but now I am eager to get back to organizing and redoing my closets. So remember if you have any setbacks on your New Year's goals, it's okay.  Just pick up where you left off and continue forward.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

A Time To Start Over

Well, well, January is here, my least favorite month of the year.  I'm not a fan of wintertime anyway and all the sickness that comes along with the winter month makes me cringe. But January is also a time to start over, a time to set new goals for your life.

So on this first day of January, I'm setting myself some new goals. To get healthy, I've lost six pounds recently in a month by eating healthy and every 3-4 hours. This is supposed to keep your metabolism up. So I will continue this January and see if I lose some additional weight. Second, to memorize a Bible verse every month. Third, to exercise at least three times a week. Fourth, to study some grammar techniques to help with my writing. Finally the last goal is to try to organize more of my house.

Now the hard part, putting each of the goals into action. Wish me luck.

Tell me in the comments below what your goals are for the new year?

So as I end this blog, I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and I hope everyone has good health, happiness, and God's blessings for the next year.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A New Book Release for December - The Christmas Journal

Hello everyone. Sorry about the late post. I have been busy this month with shopping, decorating and editing my new Christmas book release, The Christmas Journal. The Christmas Journal is an inspirational novella, available at and Barnes and Noble for 99 cents.

Ashley Moore's life forever changed the day her mother
died, and she was sent to live with relatives. Now, ten
years later, Ashley returns home, hoping to connect with her estranged father.  When she learns he's decided to reopen the family's Christmas lodge for the upcoming holiday season, Ashley volunteers to help. While cleaning, she discovers her mother's journal detailing the last month of her life. Will
the book hold the answer as to why her dad sent her
away? Who is the mysterious Adam her mother keeps
mentioning in the diary? Can the words of her mother
reconcile father and daughter in time for Christmas?

Friday, November 7, 2014


          With Halloween over and Thanksgiving within a few weeks, I thought about the fact that  Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas all arrive within a month of each other. It's as if you get the decorations for one holiday up, and it is time to remove them for another.
          So I wondered of the three holidays, which one do you like best? Do you decorate for each holiday or just one or two?
          I decorate in September for fall, which I include as Thanksgiving. Then I turn the house into a  showcase for Christmas.  Since my son is older, I have packed up the Winnie The Pooh and Tigger pumpkin lights, along with other Halloween favorites for good.
          I suppose my favorite holiday is Christmas, but I have to admit I love the colors associated with Thanksgiving and its usually stress free day for me and my family. So I guess I favor both holidays, being thankful and celebrating the Lord's birthday what could be better.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Does Anyone Still Go Trick or Treating?

As I was out shopping the other day, I noticed the appearance of costumes, pumpkins, and fall decor. The all important halloween candy placed proudly in front, staring at me, actually tempting me to place it in the shopping cart. Costumes were hung nearby with pumpkin totes ready to assume their duty and hold the all the gatherings for the night. But, I have noticed a huge decline in the number of kids that actually go door to door, a.k.a. trick or treating. Last year, I had not one little goblin, star trooper, or little pumpkin show up. Of course, I realize the danger now facing kids going from house to house. The possibility of someone harming your child is very real and that is sad. The fun I had growing up can never be replicated. The excitement of spending a couple of hours walking the adjoining neighborhood for candy is no more. The task of making sure you were back in time to watch It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown is not important to kids now. If I missed it, I knew it would be an entire year again before I could see it again. With DVDs and DVR, kids have at their fingertips anytime, shows we cried if we missed. I have to admit I still watch Charlie Brown every time it is televised. The holidays are just not the same without it.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

September Has Two Holidays

Beside the all important holiday of Labor Day, the month of September has another holiday that will surprise you. Yes, September 14th is Hug Your Hound Day. I was asked by the very talented and bestselling author, Jayna Morrow, to give my interpretation of this holiday. Truthfully, I had no idea the holiday even existed, but I should have. Dogs have become more than just animals we walk or pet when we go out the door. They have become members of our families, children to some people, even accessories to some celebrities. The holiday has become more popular, even getting it's own Facebook page. Hug your hound day is about loving and getting involved in your dog's surroundings, for example volunteering at the local dog park. Speaking for myself, it means to show love to your dog, a special treat, a nice walk, and most importantly hugging man's best friend. If you think about it, dogs aren't much different than their owners. We all need a hug every once in a while.

Jayna Morrow is the author of the Sweet Home Series: Garrett, Gabriel and Holden. All available from Amazon and Barnes and Nobel.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

July - Summer is Here

Well, it has been an extremely stressful and busy couple of months-hence my not posting the last few months. My niece, who is like my child, had major surgery and still is in the recovery phase. My sister-in-law has been diagnosed with MS and another sister-in-law has had a cancer scare. My mother broke her foot and yes I want to leave town! But now July is here and it is like I inhaled a deep breath of sunshine. School will be over for at least another six weeks. Vacation is near, I can hear the sandy beaches calling my name.

On a positive note, I did finish my book, The Christmas Diary, and I am now in the process of reviewing it before I send it to the publisher.

As for the update on weight loss, I have not even stepped on the scale. I am a stress eater and I have eaten my weight in stress the past couple of months. But I am determined to take this set back, regroup and continue on this journey. Wish me luck.

Also, I would like to wish everyone a wonderful 4th of July holiday! I am so thankful for this country.  May everyone have a safe and blessed day.