Sunday, August 28, 2016


I am sorry that it has taken me so long to get back to my blog. I don't have any excuse other than I am the world's greatest procrastinator I think.
Have you ever lived in a 24 foot camp trailer? Have you ever lived in a 24 foot camp trailer for two and a half years? Have you ever lived in a 24 foot camp trailer for two and a half years with a husband, a cat, and five grandchildren and one child of your own? Well guess what, I have. To top it off  there was no well or running water, no bathroom, just an outdoor toilet and an outdoor shower, and no power! Gee how did we survive all that. Grab a cup of coffee or tea or even hot chocolate, my favorite hot drink, and pull up an easy chair and read about this wonderful, amazing, faith building
experience of a lifetime.
My hubby, Gary, and I had just sold our home and purchased some acreage in the redwoods. We paid cash for the land and cash for the home we were going to have built. It was a metal structure and would be made into a six bedroom, four bathroom house. We were raising five grand kids and still had a daughter of our own living with us at that time. We opted to move onto the property and live in a camp trailer while the home was being built.
 We had paid for everything except the contractor so would have been out of debt. It took over two years of haggling with the county over codes and issues so we did not get our home erected. It was going to be low maintenance, made out of metal, but because there was no other ones around to compare for an appraisal we were not allowed to build it. After much prayer, we decided to get a double wide trailer.
While waiting for the home, we went without power, a well and a toilet. We carried water from our neighbors for bathing and showers. We gave the kids baths in a large round metal tub and we took showers in an outdoor shower my husband put together. We used a rental toilet which we had emptied each week. We ate outside on our picnic table and I cooked on the gas stove in the trailer. It sure was crowded but we had a great time. The kids were little and my husband did hand puppets for them at night. I joined Netflix and we used the laptop to watch dvds at night. Every day I would take the computer in to my parent's house and charge it. I did okay with it all and for the most part so did everyone else. The two oldest slept on the bed that was made from the table, two slept in the walk way and two slept on the floor beside our bed. It was like camping out every day.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

To write or not to write

This is really something. Each day I plan to start writing my book and each day stuff happens and I don't. It is all about choices. I can choose to work on my writing or I can choose not to. I can choose to write or read. I can choose to write or play pc games. I can choose to ---- well you get the picture.
I believe God is nudging me to write again.It seem that a majority of the movies I watch on tv are about a writer of some kind. Journalist, author, a publisher or etc. It feels like God is speaking to me about it. I have thought of it for a few months lately but can't get motivated to get started on it. I love reading and if I can write a novel as entertaining as some I read, then that is what it is all about for  me.
I have been married for over 50 years. There are five children, and oodles of grandchildren and some great grandchildren. There is no lack of stories to write about. It is just getting started that makes it difficult. I know what I want to write but not where to start. I guess starting from the beginning is always a good thing, LOL.
I have a son who impaled himself on a metal pole when he was 16, he is now 44. I have another son who messed up his life and spent 7 years in prison. One other son who lost the best job he ever had and is now reaping what he sowed but he is where he was meant to be with his daily walk with God.
I also have two beautiful daughters with stories to be told also. The grandchildren are stories in themselves. So you see, I have no lack of things to write about. Even our pets have stories to tell. I just need to get motivated. Or I could write about my struggles with my weight. I struggled for years then I finally lost the weight, only to gain most of it back again. I feel so insecure and I hurt inside but I still EAT! Foods I know I don't need nor should I eat. So story be told! I have no problem writing on here. I need to go and start my writing. God bless you all.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Just Lazing Away Today

This has been a really great day. I got up late, (around 10) which is way late for me, I let my chihuahua out for a few minutes, got on my walking shoes, let her back inside, then I walked for one mile, 23 minutes, on my treadmill. I feel okay after a walk. Otherwise I get short winded. I am not taking my diet seriously though, because I am not losing any weight. I really should get serious about my weight because I need to get my heart in a healthier state. I have weighed the same now for over eight months, give or take a pound or two.

It was a lovely day. I relaxed by watching a Lifetime movie.  Then hubby and I went to town for a while. Came home and fixed some hamburger stew. It was sooo yummy. Now I  am writing on my blog but I need to have my nails done as they are too long and I keep making typos.

The dishes are don and dried and put away. It is dark outside and I think my hubby and I will finish our game of Canasta we have going. We usually play cards four to five nights a week by ourselves and two nights a week with our son and his wife. I love it!

Ok I am going to go outside and look for my kitty. She goes away but comes home every week or so. Yes the last time she went away she was gone for three weeks. She is fixed so I don't know why she wanders.

Friday, August 5, 2016


I have decided today is the day to begin writing my story I started over twelve years ago and to make enough headway on it that I should be able to finish it in a few weeks. My son wrote and published a book recently and it is selling steadily. My brother wrote two books and have them published so I believe writing is in the blood. My blood anyway. I think the problem is that I want to write about what happened to my son's dog but as I wasn't there during the event, I have been reluctant to go on with the story. I am going to write it and fill in the parts with fiction. So it will be a story based on actual events. I pray it will be a real blessing to animal lovers everywhere. I wrote a story for a magazine a few years ago regarding this particular dog. It is on A story about Prince Duke and his "kids" 

I pray for good results and no obstacles to hinder my progress. I shall keep all my blog readers posted with updates on the story as I start my journey. 

Here I go.