Thursday, February 14, 2013

Oh and also in December, my kids were kind enough to bring home 2 virus' and strep throat.  It is funny how they do not seem to come down with this stuff, but mom does.  So, I spent 3 weeks either puking, on the potty, or spraying my throat with numbing spray.  Sorry for the details, but as a mother, talking about pooping and puking is just part of our everyday life.  Glad that I finally got myself well for the rest of the month and thankfully the end of December was fairly non-eventful.

As January rolled around, I was in better spirits and ready for what a new year would bring.  Well, what it brought was the death of one of my family members.  Yep, a cousin that I grew up with died towards the end of January.  This death is so significant as it brought back a flood of memories of my childhood and all that came with it.  I found myself a bit more anxious and realized that I would once again need move through the old demons to continue to move ahead.

It is now February, particularly Valentine's Day and I am so thankful for those who I have in my life now, and so thankful for those who I had in my life who have gone on to the next chapter of their lives.  

Life is not certain.  Today of all days, make sure you tell those in your life that you love them.  Give them a big hug and don't let go until you have to:)

I have had lots of folks ask me why I have not posted in a while.  Well, let me give you a brief overview of the last few months in regards to my life.  The good, the bad and the ugly.  There have been celebrations, death's, and milestones reached with my family.  However, through all the sadness, madness, and gladness, I am still reminded that my past will always be a part of who I am which is a blessing and a curse.

I think I last posted about the marital residence selling after almost 9 years!  I knew that it would be almost impossible to get my ex to do the right thing and pay me what he owes.  Just as I suspected, so far no money.  A court date was scheduled in January and, of course, it was continued.  So the new date is next Monday and I will keep everyone posted.

At the end of November, we lost a very vital part of our family.  My husband's sister passed away at the age of 49.  She was the "glue" that held our family together and we all feel extremely lost without her.  She always had a kind word, smile, or some type of encouragement for me.  Kind words were so few when growing up and so loved and appreciated when she spoke them.  It has been so very sad, but I am at peace knowing that she loved God and had no fear of death.  What a statement of faith and what a blessing she was to me, my husband, and kids.  

The holidays were tough after losing a family member.  We celebrated Thanksgiving at my home this year and I made sure that I sat a place for Suzanne at the table.  I could feel her presence there with us and that brought some feelings of peace.  Why is it that the holidays are the worst time to lose a loved one?  

Then Christmas rolled around and there was certainly a void.  There was no Aunt Suzanne to play the guitar for us, make us homemade gifts from her heart, or laugh and love us unconditionally.  Once again, there was a certain "cloud" looming over our holiday.  For me, Christmas is such a special time and the memories I carry with me are some of the very few good times I can remember with my dad.  I did not want anything to interfere with my happy times, but reality set in and I was forced to face my aching heart.  I was not heartbroken for Suzanne.  I was heartbroken for myself which I guess is selfish in a way.  I don't really know, but we all grieve in our own way and my grief was mine and mine alone.


Thursday, November 1, 2012


Sorry I have not written on my blog page recently, but wow, things have gone absolutely crazy (in a good way) since publishing The Suitcase of Secrets.  I have been steadily selling ebooks on Amazon and was recently chosen as a Regional Author for the Dahlonega Literary Festival which will be held on November 9th, 10th, and 11th.  I was so shocked and honored when I got the notification that I am still reading the email to make sure that it was not a random solicitation that I mistook for an invitation.

With all of this being said, I am going to start to post again on my blog page.  I have truly missed it and missed the wonderful comments that you guys are sent me.

Well, let's see where to begin.  For those of you who have read the book, you will not believe it, but the marital residence sold at the end of August!  I was so excited and I have been sitting by the mailbox each and every day waiting on the monies owed to me by Carr.  Of course, nothing has arrived.  I feel like Linus sitting in the great pumpkin patch waiting for a great event to occur, but accomplishing nothing but freezing my butt off.  It is not a pretty sight.

So, my attorney has filed a Contempt Action and the goat rodeo will soon begin again, but darn it, it is time for him to do the right thing.  I mean it has only been 8 years.  Yes, you read that right, 8 years.  I have attempted to take the high road in the past, but it is time to take off my white gloves and show my brass knuckles (figuratively not literally).

I will keep everyone up to date on this latest saga and infuse some humor.  That seems to be the only way to get through these times without losing my marbles.

Until then, I will leave you with a thought:

Goodness is within you and every living being. Let your goodness shine today!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The screenplay is coming along nicely and I am excited and anxious at the same time.  God is leading me in what to do with this story, but some days I feel like I am in a dingy, out in the ocean, trying to find my way to land:)  However, I am not in control and I need to keep telling myself that so that the calm will return and my head will be clear to continue this pursuit...

Sunday, May 20, 2012

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. - Gandhi

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Forgive yourself for things that you have no control over and forgive others for things they have done to day they will need to forgive themselves and you will be way ahead of the game....

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Do you have the courage to open that old, worn suitcase and see what is packed inside?  I did and it changed my life...get your copy of The Suitcase of Secrets and let the unpacking begin.

The ebook is available for .99 cents on Amazon or you can get your signed book here...