Tips for Aspiring Authors [#22] Don’t stop writing

Recently, I saw someone I used to know in the “town meeting hole” otherwise known as the local Walmart. We met many years ago after I’d finished my second book and he worked a contract job at the place where I was working as the HR lady. This guy was a singer, had recorded a few tracks and I still have a copy of his CD. Interestingly when we saw each other, we both wanted … Continue reading

Things that irritate me: Christmas Edition

It’s been a while since my last Irritate post. As the Christmas holiday moves to the distant memory sector of our minds, there are still a few things that stick out to me. I’m no Scrooge, these are just my observations because I’m all about observing before I speak. (He he he) Christmas at the office: Recipe experimenting I saw this on Pintrest and thought I’d try it. Why do people who think the nasty recipe … Continue reading

Seize the moment

Last week a dear friend of mine passed away suddenly. I, like many, were in shock because we are in our mid 40’s so how could that happen? It could happen because…things happen. Unexpected things–both good and bad. Unfortunately, that’s how life is on earth. It was an emotionally charged week for me and I’m still feeling some kind of way about it. This post is to honor my friend by saying: SEIZE THE MOMENT! … Continue reading

I have not forgotten you

Hello! First, let me apologize. I have been away and I have neglected my blog. I’m so sorry. I have missed you and our interaction and appreciate those of you who have reached out to see where the heck I’ve been. Aww, you’re so sweet. Well, there’s a good reason and it isn’t because I’ve been off training for some mega marathon either. (Although I am still focused on reaching my goals.) I have been … Continue reading

Things I would post on Facebook if I weren’t on hiatus [Pt 1]

My Facebook friends probably have a lot less activity in their news feeds right now because  I am officially off Facebook from March 5 – April 18. If you follow me on my personal page, you know that I update pretty regularly and usually engage folks quite a bit. We have fun. We connect. We share. However, this year I decided to give up my daily activity during the Lenten season. It’s supposed to be … Continue reading

What a difference a year makes

I am so happy that I made the decision to publicly share my fitness journey last Spring. When I started running it was hard, but quitting was not an option. I knew I’d be able to do it, I just didn’t know what the end would look like. The goal back then was to finish a 5K. When I finished my first, I thought Okay, what’s next? I’ve done five 5K’s, lost 3 pant sizes, and … Continue reading

Product Review: Vega One (Berry Flavor)

You’ve read my posts over the years. Some months I’m a vegetarian, some months eating some fish, and others I’m doing something completely different. Every month I (ahem) try to make healthy choices although I still love kettle chips, kettle corn and french fries. Everybody has weaknesses.  Don’t judge me. LOL! Besides, they’re still vegetables (potatoes and corn) right? Anyway, I needed a decent protein shake that did not contain dairy or other animal products, … Continue reading

How to torture your kids

Motherhood, or shall I say Parenthood, has many ups and downs. Somedays it feels like we’re going up a steep hill on a roller coaster and things are about to settle down, until SCREEEEAM! You’re going downhill so fast, all you can do is hold onto something and pray for it to end quickly! On those days, the days when I have to prove my point because I’m the mama and I’m going to prove … Continue reading

A Decent Proposal by Donna Dickson Deloney

I recently had the opportunity to talk with author, Donna Dickson Deloney to discuss her latest novel, A Decent Proposal. I had the pleasure of reading this book shortly after Donna wrote the book, and I give it 5 DGR Stars! BWL: Tell us about your book. DDD: The name of my book is A Decent Proposal. Andy Perry is days away from losing a shelter for teen runaways that he created. Without a new … Continue reading

Ode to “Husband”

Sometimes we get attached to things that we probably shouldn’t, but some inanimate objects warrant such attention. When I was in college, my dad bought me this back pillow for those long nights of studying in bed. If you walked the dorm halls back then and looked in the rooms, most  girls had a one. We affectionately called them “Husbands.” My husband has been with me since 1988 and has been with me through three … Continue reading