Keep On Keeping On

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HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE.

I hope you all had a wonderful celebration of our Lord and Savior’s coming. Praise be to God that He loves us enough to come as a baby, be our example for living, die a horrific death on a cross for our redemption, and rise again to greet us on the other side. Wow, I can’t wait for that day!

But until then, another year has passed by and I think we all have had some accomplishments as well as maybe some disappointments. But hey, that’s life. We do the best we can and hopefully put the disappointments or “bad stuff” behind us and use the lessons learned from those times for betterment.

I’ve been a bit under the weather with what I think is a sinus infection. I haven’t been able to get to the Doc. yet due to the holidays. It’s a good thing…

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What an Insult to Writers!

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I just can’t wait until Monday to share this with you. Thursday I spent most of the day writing and doing research and by midnight I was exhausted and finally decided to quit and go to bed, and was up early and back at it again Friday morning. By late afternoon I was not only exhausted but brain dead from the intense concentration, so I decided I’d quit and maybe go at it some more a bit later.

I feel like I am close to finishing this story so I decided to start looking at some publishers and see if the Lord zero’s me on any particular one. I pulled up a few and quickly rejected them for one reason or the other and then came across one I had noticed a few weeks back.

Pulling up their web site I was rather surprised because there was actually very little…

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Lull or Slump?

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I haven’t been writing the last few days. Is it just a lull or is it a slump? I’m not sure but having done more research I just haven’t felt like writing. Part of this lull, yes I’m going to call it a lull, is that this part of the story is something I really don’t care to add to the story. When I asked the Lord if we can skip this and do something in its place He replied, “No. Women love it.” Con found it!

I did manage to bite the bullet today and get one chapter written even though I have other things I would rather be doing or that need to be done. Procrastination is a sin – I think. Isn’t it in the Bible somewhere “don’t put off to tomorrow what you can do today?” Or something like that? Maybe not.

Anyway, between phone calls…

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Choirs, Cookies, and Reading

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That’s a google image – not me, but she might be reading my manuscript. 🙂

Needless to say its been a busy weekend. A blessed one for sure.

Saturday morning was rushed to get the 8 ordered books packaged up that need to get to their destinations for Christmas and to the post office before noon when they closed. Once that was done I could breathe easier. Praise God. And by the way, my books DO make great gifts and there’s still time to order for Santa to deliver.

While I was packaging books my roommate was packing up cookies into gift tins for distribution. The rest of my afternoon was spent rereading the rest of my manuscript, or at least where I left off, and it still didn’t get done.

It still amazes me, although it shouldn’t since this is not the first book I’ve written, how many mistakes…

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Check Your Cookies

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Wow, what a day, but before I get into that, I was up very late again last night doing the research I need to do for my new book, “Amy’s Quest.” I sort of hated having to dive into it but as usual I take the bull by the horns and get at it.

I think I finally went to bed at 2:30 and I still have more research to do before going forward with the next chapters. That was after I made a huge pot of my “Blue Ribbon” chili. I call it that because I won a blue ribbon, 1st place, in a chili contest several years ago with this recipe. And it is a secret recipe. I do not give it out!

We have a fire station just five miles down the road from me and they have helped me several times and really nice guys. So…

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Night – Ugh/Day – Yay

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Having finished a chapter and then writing for this site I finally got into bed at 2:00 this morning only to find I could not turn the brain off, so needless to say after finally falling asleep at 4:00 I awoke and dragged myself out of the bed at 10:00.

Peeking out the window I see a cold rainy day and decide it’s a good day for writing. The laundry is done, the roommate is doing great crocheting her hat without my help, the bills are paid and with a quick run down the driveway, they’re in the mailbox and only 2 telemarketing calls.

Yep, a good day to write and the words begin to flow. The Lord is giving me little clues as to what is to come in the next chapter and that really pleases me but through prayer I want to make sure it is what He’s…

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Multi-Tasking Ain’t for me.

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Wow, what an exciting week it was last week. This week is getting off to a good start even though I was a bit under the weather Saturday and Sunday, but prayer works and I’m feeling much better. Some rest definitely helped along with the Lord’s healing.

I’m going to say today, (Monday) but it’s actually Tuesday morning at 1:00 A.M. I just finished typing another chapter for “Amy’s Quest” and I feel good about it. I was able to get another chapter written Saturday before the crud hit me so I have been able to accomplish some things over the weekend.

Today was busy with catching up on the laundry, teaching my roommate how to crochet a hat, write, and take care of bills for tomorrow’s mail. I don’t usually multi-task but it seemed to be my lot in life for today.

I learned something today though. I don’t…

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Happy Faces Continued

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I just can’t resist! I have to share our happy faces today with the distribution of the crocheted Christmas trees at the Senior Living Assisted living near me. The love, hugs, kisses, and gratitude is almost overwhelming. My heart smiles just seeing the pictures again.

Thank you so much Director Sandy at The Oaks at Hampton for giving Gerri and I this opportunity to bless others and in turn we are blessed.

He is a retired postman, and I got a hug.

The ladies are picking out which tree they want. They were so excited!

They each received a Christmas card, too.

“Oh my, they’re all so beautiful.”
She had a difficult time decided which one she wanted. 🙂 We had different colors.

My favorite lady, Nell. She’s 91 yrs old and the sweetest. I taught her to crochet. Yes, at 90 she learned and has loved it! That’s my…

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Happy Faces

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After spending several nights up late writing, Friday has finally come. No, it isn’t one of those TGIF, “thank God its Friday,” days but a really blessed one. But I’ll get to that in a moment.

If any of you have ever written a book then you must know how it can be frustrating to sit down with pen and paper or in front of a computer screen and have not one single thought about just what to write enter your head.

Some call it a “block,” “brain freeze,” or whatever else you want to call it. I call it, “HELP LORD!” I’ve stated many times that He writes my books and I just type them. I really don’t care if people believe that or not because I know what happens when I take my seat in front of this computer and pray asking the Lord to set my thoughts/soul…

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Said I Wouldn’t but…

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I did it. I said I would not go near a shopping center for Good Friday sales but I did. Only one store though.

Thanksgiving Day we had our feast early and hit Penny’s ten minutes before the store opened. This was a sale I could not pass up no matter how long the lines were and a needed item not just a frivolous want.

We arrived to find the line waiting for the store to open about a quarter of a mile long and soon became even longer behind us. Amazingly they moved us in quickly without fights, cutting in line and no crashing the doors or stampedes which was a relief.

We had one item to buy, a coat. A regularly priced $200.00 coat and I am so proud of myself that we walked out in exactly one hour with the really nice coat and a $53.00 receipt.

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