Monday, July 3, 2017


It is beautiful outside. Sunny and warm. I am inside trying to pay bills. As usual there isn't enough money to pay all. I am a few hundred shy but can make it up somewhere. I suppose. God has blessed this family so much. I cannot overlook the blessings He has bestowed on us. It is still a hard knock when one can't stretch the paydays to cover basic needs. Some bills I can let go but food is a necessity and where does that come from? The grocery store. Our power bill jumped from $100 last month to nearly twice that this month. It hurts and we cannot figure out totally why it did that. I know God provides. It isn't always easy waiting upon the Lord. He knows all of us so well. He will help in our time of need.
I am not up  to par today. My breathing is erratic again and I can barely stand up to do things. This is the fourth of July weekend. We have out of town company down the road at a camp site so will try to visit with them today. 
bye now. till we meet again.

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Story of Duke

My son and I just finished our book. It is available at Amazon and we have some to sell too. If you buy through us, you can get your copy signed. However as I have not written a book before, I don't know how meaningful it is to a person to get their copy signed. 
Some of you reader's might know that I have tried to write this book for over ten years. I just got writer's block about every time I started on it. Since it is a true story, I knew what was going to be in it and how it ended. I just couldn't seem to get it together well enough to do it. My son finally decided it was time and as he was published before, he helped me write it. It is my dream come true. A beautiful story. You will need tissue as you read it. 
I want to apologize for taking all these years to complete it but now it is done. I will be writing more family adventures as they are easier for me to do true stories. 
Hope to write on here soon. 

Friday, June 9, 2017

Finally Finished

To all you who are following my blog. I'm sorry that I haven't posted in a few weeks. I have been pretty busy finishing my novel. It is finally completed. I should have plenty of time for my blog now.
My husband, Gary, and I went on a much needed vacation a few days ago. We spent 11 days with family and friends on an island in Lake Shasta, California. It was a special time for both of us. I however, could not do much to help the ladies because my heart is out of rhythm and I get short winded pretty easy and quite a lot. I have an appoint scheduled to get it shocked back into rhythm.
Anyway, I took a few falls while there. Four to be exact. I didn't get too badly hurt, just a knee and arm. I also had swelling of my feet and legs and I was going into congestive heart failure. I didn't know this at the time. I stayed swollen from day two on to the end of the camp out. When we got back to civilization, we spent two days with friends. She is an RN and she treated me and helped me get back to not being swollen. It was great and I know it was Divine intervention because Gary and I were headed home and she texted me and said she was home so we could come over. Thank God for that. I might have ignored it all if I had gone back to the coast. I did call my cardiologist's nurse and she told me to just go home and put up my feet and take it easy.
It appears that I am okay as far as that is concerned. Thank you Jesus for watching over me and my family and leading me to Alicia that day so I could get the much needed treatment.

I am going to close now and go do my chores. I will try to blog at least two times a week. No excuse not to now, until I start my next novel.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


I apologize for not posting in so long. Life has a way of getting in the way of things. Of course, I do find time to do whatever I really want to do, such as play computer games, watch tv, write whenever I want, etc. So once again I apologize. I have no excuse.

I am excited to let all you readers know I am co authoring a book. It is about a family pet and it is a story of how he saved my son's life, then lo and behold, the family had to save his life. It is going to be edge of your seat entertainment. (I hope anyway). 

Lot's of changes have occurred since I last wrote. We downsized from 9 people in our household to 5. that is quite a change. Our power bill went from over $350 to $103. Thank God for that. Our food bill is down of course. Our laundry is way down and our house is changed quite a bit. The grand kids are pretty quiet. I do get up with them in the mornings and cook breakfast for them than my husband drives them down the road to the bus stop. He prays with them each morning before they go to school. When he returns home, we watch a bible DVD and listen to four chapters of the Bible then we pray. Afterwards I walk on the treadmill, then he walks. Then we go about our business. I to write or clean, he to clean and clean, and clean. Well, you get the point.

I am going now. I just wanted to touch bases with you all. I am so thankful for my Jesus and I am so thankful for my family. I hope to reach out to you again soon.