Study Day

Morning everyone!

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With all that is going on in my life right now, I decided I need to wrap up several unfinished courses and figure out what I’m going to do. I have studied the subject of copywriting to death and it’s time to do something with all this learned material.

First I have to finish up two or three courses though, then devise a plan, then implement it.

Easier said than done, right? What would be really nice is a proper office set-up, so I can collect my thoughts and not have material scattered all over the place. It’s no wonder I can’t think straight.

Anyway, I was lucky enough to get courses for bargain rates, from experts in the field like Nick Usborne and Len Smith. Today’s studies are by an English writer, Kirsty Stuart, and the course was $10 down from $150 and is on the Udemy platform!  It’s called The Complete Freelance Writing Online Course: Beginner to Pro, so I hope I gain all the necessary knowledge to start a writing business from home.

It looks like home is where I’ll be working from soon since my family and I are going into some pretty serious trials. I have already begun the process of stabilizing my knee so I can put that surgery off, helped Stephanie secure a full-time caretaker to take my place, and soon I will have surgery on my neck (since I’ve begun to lose feeling in my hands), but not until we get my mother-in-law going on her chemo and find out how she will feel afterwards. We will both be going through a tough six months or more and need rest, recovery, and lots of prayers!

If any of you bloggers out there want to turn your writing into a freelance business, any one of these courses I have taken should help you in that endeavor. The course before this was Web Content Optimization-Building An Audience of True Fans by Nick Usborne and has extremely useful information. Just check out Udemy and all the courses they have on sale at the moment. You are sure to find something to help you figure out your goals if writing for the web is what you are passionate about.

As for me, it’s back to study time after a quick snack, pray I get all these courses finished soon and learn how to make the most of my writing skills! Thanks for reading and following my blog!


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Who'd Like A Beneficial Recipe?

Alright! If I’ve done nothing else today, and I’m sure I will (get other things done) I made my own before-u-go spray, otherwise known as poo-pouri. Ha, you thought this was gonna be a food recipe right? Well…fooled ya!

This recipe is super simple and you can use several different items you have on hand. Surely by now most everyone has some brand of essential oils laying around the house, right?? If you don’t, you have no idea what you’re missing. They are sooooo beneficial.

Anyhoo-take a 2 oz glass spray or mist bottle (you can get them in-store or online from Amazon) and add to that:

  1. 1 Tbs alcohol (rubbing or vodka)
  2. 5 drops each of peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils
  3. Water

Slap a label on the bottle saying what it is and that you need to spray it into the toilet 5 times before you go!

Here’s mine:

Home made Poo-Pouri

I say it’s a beneficial recipe cause the person entering the bathroom after you will be so glad you used it!!


Now for something completely different:

Yesterday, we took my husband’s mom to the dr to find out if she would need chemo to continue her fight against the T-cell lymphoma she is dealing with and yes, sure enough, he said they are going to try a milder type called Bendamustine instead of the harsh one normally used for lymphomas called CHOP. Chop has adriamycin in it and is very hard on your body. We are glad he is doing this kind for two reasons: it is milder and she may get less nausea and less alopecia (hair loss) and the second reason is that she only has to do the treatment once a month for four to six months. It is given through a port in her chest which will be surgically placed this week sometime, over a two-day period and then she’s done for four weeks! I think she is relieved to get something going that will make her feel better too.

When I got home, my brain was swimming and I had no real desire to do anything productive (I don’t know why, feeling overwhelmed? Lazy?) but I did go to the store and while there I decided to treat myself to a small, fall bouquet. Know why? Cause flowers lift you up and make you feel a little bit better by brightening up your space.

My sweet autumn bouquet from Aldi

Just a cheap bunch of flowers from Aldi but man, they sure made me feel…special? Accomplished? Idk, but better.

Sharing My Photos of a Lovely Wedding

My boys childhood friend and my youngest son’s very best friend married the love of his life yesterday in a simple ceremony at a lakeside park in Lake Worth, Texas. We had fun visiting with other friends of the boys we hadn’t seen in a long time and catching up on what is going on in their lives.

I give you some photos from Ryan and Jenna Lasanta’s wedding:

The dessert table I stayed far away from
My son Chris all dapper and dressed up
Mother of the groom Arlene with her son Ryan
One of the beautiful bridesmaids
The sun setting on the lake was a wonderful backdrop and I loved the jewels hanging from the tree
Ryan’s son Marcus being asked if he approves of the union
Chris and Ryan’s dad in the lovely sunset
Ryan had just kissed Jenna’s belly after the seal the deal kiss!
Happy, relaxed and relieved it’s all over, I’m sure!

There were some more, but you get the idea. Sad to say, my oldest boy missed the whole thing due to work (shouldn’t have taken a vacation when he did) and they will be talking trash about him for months to come. Good news, everyone made it to the reception, behaved and made it back home safe. Bad news, several of the people who stayed at the La Quinta overnite had their cars broken into. Good news: no money or jewelry was taken. Bad news: the thieves took little Marcus’s tux and a gym bag that one of the patrons brought back from Germany. Sorry people. God will get them for that I’m sure.