Thursday, March 1, 2018


This has been a strange season of weather. Not one bit of snow all winter and today we have snow, horrible winds, and below freezing temperatures.
   Normally, thinking of St. Patrick's Day, I think of Spring!...Tulips, daffodils, beginning of Spring school sports and Spring cleaning!
    Right now, I am ready to curl up with a good book, a warm quilt, and a cup of hot chocolate!

      Here's hoping for spring to come soon!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

February is a month of birthdays...and Valentine's Day, of course!

Some people have expressed to me that they hate Valentine's Day. Their reasons? "No one ever sends me flowers or treats. I hate that day!" "Valentine's Day isn't fun when my spouse never does anything nice for me!" "Valentine's Day is for boyfriends and girlfriends. Who cares about Valentine's Day?!"

    Yes, it is traditionally known for the day to celebrate with your sweetheart or to be swept off your feet by your true love. Well, I project that it can have a different meaning...its a day of Love! But not just romantic love. Its a day to express your love and appreciation for all the people in your life!
    Valentine's is like Christmas for me...its not about what you GET....its about what you GIVE! So, think of the ways you can make the day better for the people you love in your life...and who knows? Maybe that will come back to you some day, but don't do it for what you can get out of it. Do it for what YOU get out of it, as in the happy feeling from making someone else smile and feel loved on Valentine's Day.


Wednesday, January 3, 2018


New book released...

check out my Author fiction page above.
 "A Soldier's New Year." Romantic Endings Book 2

2018...This is an amazing year coming!

I never could imagine, back in 1975 as a ten year old, living in the year 2018.
Isn't life wonderful? I love January...I love the new beginning that a new year brings.
I know I say the same thing every January, but it never gets old! The chance to start again. To set new goals. It is a time of renewal. I welcome the opportunity to find new learning moments and personal growth activities.
    Enjoy this great time to live. See the possibilities and embrace each moment 
to begin again! Have a great year!

Enjoy a moment of reflection with this colorful journal. "Finding Joy in Your Day!" is a journal designed to spend 30 days finding the good  and searching for moments of gratitude in each day. Record your thoughts and count your blessings. It is also a great book to record your new goals for the new year. (Beautiful colored pictures inside) 

"Finding Joy in Your Day!" (click and follow link to Amazon to order!)

Friday, December 1, 2017 favorite time of the year.

There is no snow yet, but the cold has set in. The Christmas tree is up and lit every night. I love to sit in a dark room and stare at the tree. I let the lights and reflections of light off the glass ornaments blur a little. It is a magical place to sit and think for a while.
    I think of the year past, my family, my goals, and sometimes I don't think of anything at all. I just sit....and let my mind empty of the stress of the day. I let my body relax until I am ready to sleep for the night.
       Merry Christmas! I hope you have a stress free month to celebrate with family and friends. The end of the year is here...what did you do with the opportunities you had this past year? What will you do with next years possibilities?

Friday, November 3, 2017

December.......New book  

"A Home for Christmas"
Read all about it on my Fiction book page..(click above to change page.)

Kindle available  A Home for Christmas (click here!)

Print coming in two weeks, or sooner!!


This month is a favorite of many...It is the beginning of the Holiday season! This time of year fills me with happy thoughts. It all  means only one thing to me.... family and I mean "FAMILY" in a big way!! Its not about the shopping or the shiny gifts that are now displayed in the stores from now until Christmas...its about Family fun, love, and the time spent together.

Happy Thanksgiving, Merry all means the same to me......
Happy Family Time!!

Monday, October 2, 2017

October....I love fall!

Here is a beautiful fall picture taken by my sister, Barbara. She was out for a nice break from her day. She and her husband went for a drive to see the changing of the Aspen tree leaves near Flagstaff, Arizona.
We all need that kind of day. Just walk away from the messy house, the bills waiting to be paid, and the many other things that keeps us busy. Sometimes we deserve that moment to take a breath and rejuvenate. Even if it is a few minutes.
If you can't take a drive to get away...then take a walk down the street. Just a leisurely stroll is all we need sometimes. Take a deep breath, enjoy the scenery. Take in the peace and quiet of nature.
We all need that. You deserve it!

If you enjoy my blog....share it with a friend this month! Thanks! 

Check out my new page added.....
"Authors Corner...Meet a new author!"

Friday, September 1, 2017

First of all heart goes out to those in Texas experiencing so much loss. I'm humbled by all those who have rushed to the aid of the people there. I'm touched mostly by the way the people in the area have pulled together and helped one another.  I'm also impressed by those in other states, famous and just "Regular" folks, that have donated to help those who have lost so much. 


The beginning of fall is on its way.

The temperature is changing and the toilet paper is hanging from our trees like Christmas lights! Yes, homecoming has arrived for our school and this year my boys weren't home to guard the yard.  Both me and my teenage/junior in high school, daughter dared to go to bed by 10:00 p.m. My daughter was SO excited that we had been teepee-d. Earlier she had sadly stated, "They only toilet paper the cool kid's houses, Mom. They won't get ours." Frowny face and pouting to boot! When the culprits had knocked and rang the door bell. (New for me! I thought this was a hit and run kind of activity.) She leaped out of her room and started shouting. "Yes! Yes!" As she ran downstairs. I pictured her throwing the front door open as she jumped up and down! She gleefully ran back up stairs. "They got us, Mom!"
    Then she ran back downstairs the second time shouting, "Come on, Mom! You gotta see this! They got us good!" I told her I would wait until morning, as I muttered, "Worthless dogs!" Three dogs had let the yard get vandalized without a single bark!
     Sure enough, the next morning I saw 'how good they got us!' Every tree, bush and weed, picket fence, pillars on the porch, arbor, back yard and the house....and all over the grass....oh and down the lane (Sorry about that good neighbor!) All I could think of was, "Wow, that was a ton of toilet paper I could have put in my year supply...almost a full acres worth!
     But my daughter was happy and felt very loved. Later she was told 30 kids showed up to pull off the job. They must really like her!

New release!

   "Doodle Journal" Check it out on my "Non-fiction" book page above.