Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Little Kindnesses go a Long Way

I shared this story on Facebook but I wanted to share with all of you:

I want to tell you a story about a guy who went into Winco, found toilet paper and immediately was surrounded by people who asked where he got it. He directed them to the spot and for the rest of his shopping visit, people were coming up to him and thanking him for his help. He finished picking up what was needed and then got in line. A lady was in a line that closed just ahead of her, so he told her to go ahead of him. She was one of the toilet paper seekers. She was so appreciative and said "you're so nice, why are you being so nice." Well, let me tell you. My oldest son Jared is a really a nice person and I'm so proud of him for even these small acts of kindness! Even small acts of kindness go a long way.

Right now it is even more important to be kind, courteous, and respectful.  Be brave in the face of this new adversity. 

As my old daddy used to say "It's a long worm that has no turning."  His way of saying, "This too will pass."

Some photos that bring me joy!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Get the Free Codes for my Audio Book - Aimee's Locket

Like audio books?  Time travel? Westerns? How about my audio book, Aimee's Locket.  Narrated by Dawson McBride who does an excellent job.  Get the free codes at this link:

Costs you nothing but a little time!  Check it out!


Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Hot Scifi Romances - Alien Abductions!

Ever dream of being abducted by hunky aliens and whisked away to a new life of hot sex and adventure?  Maybe so but might not end up the way you imagined.

The Star Brides (Deg'Nara) Series.  The Chalice, Breeder Slave and Abaddon Rising (4th book in the works - thinking of calling it Retribution).

Blurb for The Chalice (Book 1):

Decimated by the savage Deg’Nara and teetering on the brink of extinction, the last surviving males of the once great Chiagan-Se embark on a quest to salvage what is left of their civilization. They send their remaining seeker ships into the void, searching for genetically compatible females. Time is running out, but in the far reaches of the universe, on an obscure and primitive planet, a match is discovered.

One thousand panic-stricken women awaken two hundred years in the future, captives aboard an unmanned alien spacecraft bound for parts unknown! How had they gotten there and why?

The males thought they came willingly. The females believed they’d been kidnapped. Full of hopeful expectation, the Chiagan-Se prepare for the arrival of their new mates. Terrified and furious at the inexplicable abduction, the women prepare for combat! And when the two sides meet, the battle commences.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Acceptance and Moving Forward

I don't know if many of you know but my husband had his second stroke in early December.  Been a long road since, hospital, rehab and ultimately we had to put him in assisted living.  He seems to be improving inch by inch but it has been hard on all of us seeing him that way.

If comfort can be had, this seems to help:

“Lord, grant me the strength to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.”
― Reinhold Niebuhr

I have had to accept and move forward, but nevertheless keeping a ray of hope that he will find that spark inside of him and find his way out of the dark place.  I believe in prayers and I pray every night for his recovery.

Give your partner, spouse, children, relatives, friends a hug for me and keep them close to your heart.


Friday, January 3, 2020

So It is Now 2020!

If I forgot to tell you - Happy New Year and may 2020 be the best one ever.

I've started 2020 on the downside but I'm hopeful of great things this year.  Miracles do happen and I have a request in to the big guy for a small one - that the door opens to that dark room my hubby's mind is currently trapped in and he breaks free.  He did it with the first stroke so I'm praying he has the strength of will to find himself again.  Guy has had more than his share of issues to overcome but he is and always has been a strong person.

There have been many blessings this year. My little grandson was born in May and he had some issues at first, but he is going strong now.  Almost 8 months and such a happy and fun baby.

My youngest son, Zach, eloped with the girl of his dreams and they seem so perfect for each other.  I do love her!

Other than that, all I can wish for is happiness and health for my family and friends - and everyone! I'm grateful for every blessing I have and I don't want anything for myself.  I'm okay.

Hug your husband, partner, children, family members, friends, etc., for me and you!  And again, Happy New Year!

Oh, and if you have an Amazon card and can't decide what to use it for, check out my books!  (Little promo never hurts!)


Sunday, December 15, 2019

Tis the Season to be Jolly!

Trying my best to be jolly, but it's difficult this year.  You might know that my husband Jack had a stroke in February of 2018.  Long months of recuperation but he was doing well...and then bad luck struck again.  He had another stroke.  This time his physicals are good but his cognitives are really out of whack.  So very sad to see a big, robust and go-getter reduced to staring at the wall or scribbling on a piece of paper.  

I'm doing my best to have some Christmas cheer. Made Parkerhouse Rolls, made chocolate chip cookies, started my shopping, got the tree and inside of the house decorated and put a few lights outside.

Oh, did I forget to add that my youngest son's wedding reception is December 21 in Springdale, Utah?  Another stressor but again trying to maintain.

I sort of feel like my little grandniece, Ellie Jean, felt when she visited Santa!

Anyway, in the event I don't get back to my blog, I want to wish you all the very best Holiday Season and my prayers for a better 2020!