Monday, November 20, 2017

In Mourning

This has been an eventful week. My MIL passed away on Saturday, the 18th, and my wonderful daughter who was my MIL's caregiver for 4 years is taking it very hard. She was so close to Mom that it broke my heart to see her< Serenity, crying. She knows gramma is in Heaven but it isn't much easier for us that are left behind. Grams was in such pain. In 1993 she had a procedure done that involved a basket type thing put inside her to hold up her bladder. It didn't get the proper care and all of us kids forgot about it. So lately, she was having bladder infections, uti's and lots of other issues. One thing led to another and it ultimately killed her. She was 88 and had dementia but still, it hurts for us left behind, She is in Heaven though. Out of pain, and with her dear husband and my parents.
I have company now so more on this issue later on in a few days.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Discouraged

Today is November 2, 2017. I have spent about an hour searching through my emails looking for responses from people I wrote to regarding my new book. I haven't heard from most of them that I sent books to. I just want to know if they enjoyed it because I have heard from reviews on Amazon that it is a great read. I think I will start another book and see how it goes. After 52+ years of marriage, five kids, 14 grandkids and soon to be 7 great grandkids, I have oodles of stories in my head. I want to share them. I've thought of compiling a book of a few short stories. I am not sure of where to start so I guess I will start from when I first got married. Do you think that would be good? Start there and lead into some of the things that took place before we started our family. Or should I start with some adventure we had and go from there? Such as, when we were waiting to have our home constructed, we lived in a 24-foot camp trailer with one of our children and five grandkids. Can you imagine that? We had no power, no toilet, no water, no privacy. We did have an outhouse and outdoor shower. We borrowed water from a neighbor who already had a well on his property. Two kids slept on a bed made from the table, and four slept on the floor. Their ages were 3, 4, 8, 9, 11, and 19. Do you want to hear the story?

Friday, October 20, 2017

Watching Gunnar

Gary and I are dog/house sitting for four days while our son and his family go on a much needed and long past due vacation. Their dog, Gunnar, has a herniated disc in his back and is in much pain lots of the time. We are here because Gunnar couldn't make it up our porch steps without lots of pain or being carried. So we are at Matt's house in town. Even though it is in town, it is very quiet and peaceful because they are in a culdesac and not very many neighbors.
Gunnar managed to get himself up onto the couch and I will not disturb him until later tonight. He is sleeping peacefully, perhaps due to his pain medication. I will try to get him to eat too. He hasn't eaten all day. 
I am tired and hope I can sleep okay. I've never spent the night here before. It is also a mini vacation for us. 
Tomorrow is the humane society vet clinic to get exams and shots at a discounted price, but it is 23 miles away. I am supposed to take my two chihuahuas because they both need rabies shots.
I will decide that tomorrow morning though. It is once each month so no big deal if I wait til November.
I am going to close now. Will try to do more writing this weekend.





Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Book Signing and Radio Interview

Hi all. 
As usual, it has been about one month since I've written on here. Sorry. 

On Friday the 22nd of September, my co author and I are having a radio interview for our book. I'm a little anxious as I have never done this before. Then, on the 30th, a book signing. Wow, it seems like it is time for another book to be in the makings. I'm trying to figure out what I want to write about. I think a short book about some funny things that happened when the grandkids were growing up in our home. There are many; camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, and even a few horseback riding adventures. 

I will be in prayer about it and let God lead me to the right one for my audience. 
Have a great evening and I will get back here when I can.