Author Question “Why Did You Write Your story?”

January 31, 2013 at 10:55 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

 

 

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I have been asked why did I decide

to write my first book “Healing in the storms.” Sometimes our lives are forever changed in the blink of an eye. When we marry, we envision a life growing old with our spouse, we imagine our lives retired and maybe traveling and enjoying our grandchildren. I do not live my life with what if.. or I wish.. I continue to live my life everyday looking forward to the good things God still has for my life. 

 What happens when a young woman finds herself raising her child alone after 6 short years of wedded bliss to her husband the love of her life? What happens when th son she bravely and tenderly raised is lost to a tragic car accident just 17 years later?

 

 

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Today is hard

October 15, 2011 at 4:19 am (Uncategorized) (, , , )

Today is hard for me in a lot of ways. My son died 4 years ago today and I also found out a dear friend of mine passed away from cancer. I just was surprised that it happened so fast. She was a sweet strong christian woman who would do anything for you. She will be very missed indeed.

I am doing okay. I  planted 6 lavender plants around my shrubs and in my back yard by the fence in levi’s honor. I try and do something pretty in my yard to have something to remeber him by. This year it was lavender.

Thank you for your continued support for the blog, and my FB pages.

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Two Posts in one night?

October 14, 2011 at 2:32 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

I am trying something. I want to see what happens when I start using tags for my posts. I didn’t use the tags when I first started blogging because I didn’t and still don’t know how to effectively use them.

I talked with a girlfriend last night. her son just came home from Afghanistan. She is so glad as you can imagine that both her sons are safe at home now. I am so happy to hear this. Our troops have done a wonderful job in a country who really don’t want us there. Bless all of you for what have a done are doing to help keep us all free.

I still look forward to this weekend when I can go look for some beautiful fall colored leaves. I love the cool crisp mornings when you really enjoy your first cup of morning coffee. It just seems to taste better when the wheather turns chilly. BTW, Gingerbread flavored coffee creamer is out now. I am looking forward to seeing what new holiday flavors are going to be out this year. Gingerbread is my all time favoite one though. Life is good….

Drinking a cup of coffee before I start working in my office.

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End of Summer News

October 5, 2011 at 2:29 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Wow, it is turning cold already. Where has our summer gone to? Last week we had some 80 degree temperatures, this week it is in the 60’s. I love Fall though. it is my favorite time of the year. I can’t wait to take my fall drive and look at all the changing colors of the leaves. I get a coffee and start looking for the leaves.

I love downtown because on Government way, all the maple trees are starting to change colors now. it is beautiful.

I need to catch-all my readers up to what has happened the past few weeks. I stopped blogging for a few weeks because I was trying to take an online class in freelance writing and blogging. Well… I could not log on to the class and after 8 days of trying to take my class(I really looked forward to taking this class.)

I gave up and asked for a refund for the class. I wanted to learn the tricks write a blog that people want to read. That is what the class had said.

I had a great birthday. Thank you so  much for the birthday greetings on FB.I had a quiet night on Tuesday. Jeff had to work in California. It was a hard birthday because Jeff could not be here to help me celebrate the BIG 50.

At the end of September, I went with a  friend to Beauty Bay on Lake Couer d’Alene  I had a nice relaxing morning sitting on the dock and watching boaters and the water skiers. I took the climb up to the outhouse behind my friends float house. it was an interesting trek up the hill I will tell you. There was not really a marked trail to get to the out house, then I thought I was going to get stuck because I could not get the dumb door to open when I was coming out. I finally made it out of the out house ordeal and sat down on a swing a few feet from the out house. Then I saw the deer droppings. I just decided to back to my quiet lounge chair and just take in the view of the lake. My friend and her family rebuilt the float house dock last year. I think my friend told me the dock was floating away. I know she put a lot of work into this vacation home and it looks great. In Idaho, you do not have to go very far to have a home away from home.

As far as October is looking, I have sent out some press releases for the book and I am currently working on a radio commercial to try to generate some new interest in my book. The book is doing well, but I would like to market the book to a wider public interest. I can not believe the book has been published one year now. It is amazing the fun I have had writing and publishing “Healing in the Storms”. Thank you for those of you who has bought a copy of the book. I have been getting so much good feed back on the book. I am slowly working on my second book “More Healing in the Storms”. I am having fun writing this book as well. This time I mam not working two jobs trying to write at the same time. I have more time to think this year.

I am excited to announce I am having a first year since the release of “Healing in the Storms” party October 21,2011. I hope to see a lot of you at Rosalie Storments home on the Highlands to help me celebrate.

I am watching the a squirel playing, chasing each other around the tree. They are so cute to watch them play and bury the nuts and apples to get ready for winter. I can say that bad word because I like the snow. I love sitting in my office and drinking coffee and writing this blog. I will write some more soon. Be sure to check out my FB page for the book to see pictures. Have the rest of a great week.

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The Computer Was Down.

September 3, 2011 at 3:48 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )

We had this storms a couple of nights ago, I was online and I had a power surge. The computer went off. My friend calls tech. support through my cable company. A technition came out tonight told me I had something wrong with my hard drive. I was upset because the computer I use belonged to my deceased son. I want to keep using the computer for as long as possible. I went to the neighbors behind me, the neighbor had the computer fixed in 5 minutes. the technition was her for over an hour tonight. I am blessed I have my computer back now and I can update all my websites.

I have submitted a couple more stories to magazines. I also signed up for my clesses I wanted to take. The first class is September 20th. I will be learning more how to free lance write articles and how to blog better. I would like to be able to blog stories people want to keep reading and coment on. 

School starts already Tuesday. I can’t beleive summer is already over. I have always liked the fall of the year more than any other season we have in the Northwest. i like the changing of the fall colors and the cool crisp air. I like the first time I have to put on my jacket. I love to take fall drives and see all the changing colors.

I had a good week. I will find out tomorrow if Imy lastest story is printed in the Good News paper. I get excited when I see a story was published. I get great feed back when my friends read the stories. People tell my they are inspired by my stories. I am glad friends kept telling me to get my book published and write some stories for magazines. I never thought it would be this good. I look forward to what this season will bring in my life. Jeff and I will turn 50 in a couple weeks. I am ventering into some classes I never thought I would take. One is on Voice overs on the radio. The other class I will be taking is Making movie magic. I want to learn how to make movies and put audio and narration to the movies. It is shaping up to be a great fall of the year for me. Hey I am back ibn school to. I just didn’t have to spend a ton of money on a new wardrobe.

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Had a great time at a special baseball game

July 24, 2011 at 3:22 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

Today, I went into Couer d’ Alene to a baseball game . A friend of mine is a treatment program. The judge had a ball game the judges court against the guys in his program.The judge won this time… Rematch again next year. I am glad he puts this on every year, because it is a fun time had by all.

I am redoing my back yard. I have a cousin coming in 2 weeks and I am in the planning stages of putting together a first year party to celebrate the book “Healing in the Storms”. I am putting in lavender in hopes I can keep it alive long enough to enjoy it. (You garden specialists laugh) I am not kidding. I need tips to keep my back yard alive. I have a great lawn care person, but the rest of it, left up to me,dies. (I do water!)

I can’t believe that summer is getting ready to come to a close after next month. I am not fooling, it goes by faster every year now. I love the Fall of the year and putting everything to bed.Some people live for Spring when everything comes out and blooms. I just have always liked to take a fall drive and see all the pretty colors and the cool crisp air..Oh I am sorry I know some of you are cringing right now. I will try and enjoy what is left of my summer.

I have a few more events I am working on like another interveiw,plus the radio interveiw, and a few more book signings. This has been a fun journey I am on. I never would have thought that one, I would write a book that has gotten so much positive responce. I am so blessed to have friends and familt like you who continue to support me. Thank you.

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A Company Of Women Gathering

July 18, 2011 at 3:14 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I had a great time yesterday at the ACW gathering after the conference. It was so nice to see everyone. I work, so Rosalie was gracious enough to let me come and enjoy the fellowship. I will post photos next week as I get them from other ladies who attended.

I created a new FB page for the book. I will post book signings, bloopers of my videos,those were fun to watch me bomb…

I will also be posting my interveiws I have been part of. This has been such a fun expierence. I never would have dreamed my book would be published last year, or I would be able to meet wonderful people and tell them about my life, my family hardships, and sign a book. I don’t think I have ever had my picture taken so often in all of my life. I couldn’t be where I am today if it were not for all you friends and family who support mre by purchasing a copy of my book, asking about how I am doing, or just stopping by a book signing with a coffee and just saying hi. It means a lot to me.

I will keep you posted on my radio interveiw scheduled sometime in the next couple weeks. So much is happening this summer. I can’t keep up. I am grateful that I even have one person that takes the time tom read my blog or look at one of my pictures. Thank you friends.

Have a great week.

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First chapter of Healing in the Storms

July 12, 2011 at 3:43 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , )

I added a new page to the blog. It is the first chapter of my book. The address to my blog is http://www.HealingintheStorms.wordpress.com

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A new story to read

July 3, 2011 at 5:34 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

I wrote a new poem on Levi’s memorial page if anyone would like to read it. It is hard to beleive he has been gone 4 years now. My life changed in so many ways that July evening. I have made so many positive changes in my life.I live life to it’s fullest everyday. I have fun creating little stories about my son’s life.

I was really blue 2 years ago. I started to put stories in the Good News paper in my son’s memory. I keep writting articles and stories because there are so many of you who didn’t see much od Levi and I over the years and I like to keep the loving memories alive. If anyone has a cute sory or a picture maybe I didn’t even know about, youcan post it on his page. What gave me the idea to start this page was 5 of Levi’s friends kept his Myspace page alive for almost 4 years. I was so impressed.

I will post the story I put in the Good News paper later this month so all can enjoy reading in in other states. I just want you all to know I appreciate all you love, support, encouraging words and reading “Healing in the storms”and sharing about the book to your loved ones. This really means a lot to me.

Have a happy and safe 4th. I am going down to Black Bay in Post falls and watch the fire works war the nice houses put on every year. it is almost better than what down town Cda puts on.

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Happy Father’s Day

June 19, 2011 at 7:11 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , )

I would like o wish all the dad’s a very Happy father’s day indeed. I still miss my dad who died in 2002 from cancer. On one hand it is hard he isn’t here anymore,but he was real sick at thre end of his life,so I am glad he is in a better place now. Plus I get a great tour of Heaven one day soon and I can see all the best gardens in Heaven. I always try to look at the bright side.If there is fishing in Heaven,Wayne, Jesse, dad found the best places for you to fish with him one day.(smile)

God blessed my morning. I went to beakfast with some dear friends of my family. I hadn’t seen the father in awile,so it was nice to celebrate the day with them. I went over and visited the gentleman I take care of who was in an Assisted Living Facility for a few days. I am home now, updating my friends on the morning events. Mom and I ar going to have Pappa Murphy pizza tonight and a movie, then back to reality tomorrow and work.

Thank you for reading my blog. i do appreciate all of you so much, have the rest of a great day.

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