What A Beautiful Tuesday!

Morning everyone, or should I say afternoon? I have a lot to do today so I will make it quick for now. I got my lab work done this morning for next week’s appt. with Dr. Epstein, my wonderful nephrologist. Pretty sure he is from Jersey or New York, he is such a card and also a snazzy dresser!

Handsome devil too, although he is a little whiter up top these days.

Yes, he is from New Jersey, as I just read in his bio. I really enjoy our twice-yearly get-togethers, I’m hoping I can keep this up forever!

After my lab work, I made a QT for some coffee, and went to visit Stephanie and drop off my spare key so it could be used by Aimee! (I just wrote a rap!)

Her dad and I had a nice visit and caught up on her mom’s health. Lynn (her dad) offered some advice on my wig but said he liked it, and I found out his neighbor Fred is not adjusting to his new place in Minnesota so well. Steph looks good and I’m so happy things are working out well with Aimee and she was the perfect person to fill my spot and give Stephanie the care and companionship she really needs. I miss everyone but I’m so glad I live close enough to visit often. Sadly I took no pictures to share, maybe next time!

I saw this quote on Facebook and copied it to my timeline, as it has meaning for not only me but one of my boys as well: actually, all my boys!

Don’t let fear hold you back from accomplishing your goals and dreams

I think I have been guilty of this myself but I think it applies to my son right now as he questions his job and his relationships.

I am looking forward to tomorrow’s meeting with my new girlfriend group-the over 40/50 girls who are also members of the RHS (Red Hat Society). We are going to see the new adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express at Movie Tavern. Which reminds me, I need to go call them again and see if I can finish the process of joining up. Then I will be a Red Hat too!

If anyone wants more info on how to join either group, please call Laura Smallman at (817) 583-9420 or The Red Hat Society 1-866-386-2850 (toll-free)

Membership to the RHS is open to all women of any age now. Go have some fun!

By the way, the weather is gorgeous outside today, I may have to get in a walk later, for now though, I’m happy with writing to the sound of nothing more than my windchimes busily tinkling away as the wind blows hundreds of acorns atop my roof, down my sidewalks and all over my lawn. :/

So I realized just now that I never hit publish this afternoon! Oops! My walk ended up being a furious hour and a half in the front yard, sweeping, raking, and bagging up leaves and acorns. We got upsetting news from my son about his court date today and that was my outlet. Say a prayer please that he is ok and that his continued battle for vindication turns out better than things did today. Goodnight all. 😕

Day 155-Motivational Monday


Welcome to the first Monday of the new year, where I will be trying something new for you by sharing an inspirational quote or scripture. Today’s quote comes from calmhealthysexy.com and although the author is unknown, it’s meaning is quite clear. This is the  perfect quote to start you out on the right foot in achieving your goals in 2017.

The first line is pretty self explanatory- If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. This is true, one can’t sit around, waiting for what you want to land in your lap, you have to seek it out. Even when applies to something as simple as a new pair of shoes, you’ll never own them if you don’t go buy them right? In my case though, I mean what I want to get me where I want to be this year, which is to turn my writing into a business that will sustain me if things ever change.

On to number two- If you don’t ask, the answer will always be no, which means to me, an unasked question will never be answered. So this year, I will continue to learn new things by reading, studying and asking experts in the field what can I do to help me reach my goals. One of the places to get lots of questions asked and answered in the form of classes you can take is Skillshare. They have classes on writing, editing, graphic design, cooking and more, lots of them FREE. Check it out and maybe you will be inspired to learn something new.  You can also upgrade to Premium for $12 a month for more benefits which can be cancelled at any time.  No, I’m not getting paid to talk about it, I’m just trying to help someone out that might be looking to learn new things.

Number three is- If you don’t step forward, you will aways be in the same place. In other words, you must step out of your comfort zone if you want to grow. We can’t keep repeating the same things over and over, we have to try new things…like changing up your writing routine, or the way you structure your blog, little changes will yield big results over time. One of my goals for the new year is to increase my daily word count to 1700 words, so that by the month of October, I will be ready for NaNoWriMo which requires you to write 50,000 in 30 days. (of course, this is supposed to be the start of your first novel, a second goal I hope to achieve this year)

I found my inspirational quotes on Pinterest and you can too. Just query in the search bar and hundreds to choose from will be at your fingertips. just one of the many sources of information out there on the web.

I hope this first quote gives you the inspiration to start something new and go for your goals this year. What are they? Have you written them down, made a plan and decided the direction you want to go this year? Or will you stay in the same place in your business or life and not give yourself the opportunity for growth? I want to hear all about it and help you if I can. Ask me a question and I’ll help you find an answer.

Come back next Monday for a new quote or scripture that will help us stay motivated or lift our spirits for the day. Look at me, I got up early to get going on all of my writing for the day, before I have to go to work. Of course, it could be the thunderstorm that woke me, but I got up and got started and that’s what counts! Join me tomorrow, where I will start the first of my personal essays. Until then, have a good day and God bless you and good luck!