The End Of The Year

December 29, 2011 at 3:03 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

It is the end of another year,I hope this year leaves you with fond memories and looking ahead for 2012. This year has been so amazing to me. I can not believe how busy I have been. I was  blessed with writting my first book last October, and I have been busy hosting a few parties at my house and at a few dear friends home to celebrate the book event. With two dear friends, we all went together on our ad and had a book signing this summer at the First Friday event at Possiblities. What fun it was to sit out in front of the store and talk to all the folks who came by. I said hi to so many friends I have not seen in awhile. This spring, I hosted a very special Victorian Tea Party for two special young ladies. What a fun time thier grandmother and a mother had that afternoon. I taught the two girls how to set up the tea party, we made all the food and set the table before the grandmother and mother arrived. I used the nicest china plates my boss gave to me for the party.

I started to writ down a few stories for the new book I am currently working on. I was given the pleasure of working at a little farm in my hometown that is called”The Little Red Raspberry Farm” It reminds me where I grew up with my twin brother on our ranch. The owner of the house built his home with his son in law and grandsons over thirty years ago. I sat down on the back porch and listened to all the families who came to pick the berries,laughing and talking and having a good time. I wrote seven chapters in a day just letting my mind wonder about when I grew up riding my horse in the orchard behind the house. Rich had an acre of property a couple of years ago, his daughter and I went and bought him some chickens to complete the ranch feel. His daughter painted the hen house barn red and white trim. The ladies as we call them love to run around and peck in the dirt. I am serious, this was one of my best jobs I have ever had.

What do I have in store for my new year? Let me see, in my future, I am seeking employment like so many other folks are. I so look forward to putting on the finishing touches for my video trailer for the book. I am planning on doing a few book signings and marketing an e-book . I will still be busy and I hope to see more of you awesome people. I can not tell you how blessed I feel. I had one of the best gifts God could have ever given to me even if for while. My  son Levi and my late husband  were the inspiration for my books. I had so many stories to tell on them about. Your kind words and encouragement has been so appreciated. This has been a difficult journey to walk through. Iam healing more everyday. I get up every morning with my cup of coffee on my Victorian couch and have coffee time with the Lord. He is my inspiration to keep moving forward and never looking backward.

Have the rest of a Blessed Holiday season. I look forward to the new year because it holds some Glorious things in it. There are so many things that I am grateful for. I am so thankful for the good memories that keep my life going forward, loving friends and family that encourage me .

God Bless you all

Julie

Advertisements

Permalink Leave a Comment

Getting ready For The Book Party

October 16, 2011 at 2:27 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

 

“Healing in the Storms” will be out One year October 25,2010. I have put together an interview on my Healing in the Storms page on FB. it has been a great learning experience in marketing the book. It had been a lot of hard work involved but also so much fun.

second book. The next book is coming along. I have had fun trying to fit in writing right now. I work 10 hour days and then come home and write and then go to bed. It has been fun to remeber life on the ranch, riding my horse in the orchard behind our house in Moorpark. I will keep you posted how the new book is progressing.

Permalink Leave a Comment

The Leigh family Reunion

October 15, 2011 at 4:17 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , )

I had so much fun today getting together with family members I haven’t seen in a long time. Some of my family, it has been too long. My cousin candy came to visit with her husband from Washington. They were on their way to Sturgis. I love Dennis’s new Harley. I took a fun pose on the bike like I was relaxed on the seat. It was great to get updated pictures from my cousins and aunts. I will post them early next week for you to see.

I submitted a story to the Chicken Soup For the Soul book. It is on FamilyCare giving. We all know I have zero experience on this subject. It was fun to set down and let my mind create a new story that will be inspiring and Glorifingto god. I coudn’t be able to have the attitude I have everyday if it wasn’t for His Grace, peace ,love and encouragment. I am glad I am able to find a few more

stories to get my name out there more. I will be submitting a new story for Good News. The last story wasn’t printed for some reason, so I will just try a new one for next Month’s issue. I am having fun putting together  new material and keep my writting current. It is easy when you work a lot or are really tired, to not write anything.  

I am still waiting to hear from KVNI about interveiwing me about the book. When I know, I will post the time. I will be putting the interveiw on FB, and you tube as well.

Writting hs been such a creative outlet for me. After the death of my son, I coiuld have become bitter and angry at life, God, the world. It doesn’t solve any problems, it just makes you bitter, angry and make people not want to be around you. I hate lemon tasters. I am able to put some feelings and emotions down on paper, edit  what I want to say and then put the finished project on my Healing in the Storms FB site, or the blog or in a magazine article. It has been such an amazing journey that God has been taking me on. Last year, I couldn’t type very well, now I am doing well. It is funny when you have a simple request for God and he does answer you but, you get to have fun in learning how to type better and faster. When I look back on all my  GoodNews stories and newspaper stories or story submissions I have been involved in the last year, is just amazing to me.

Permalink Leave a Comment

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.

Permalink Leave a Comment

Radio Interveiw maybe next week

July 14, 2011 at 4:17 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

I just finished e-mailing Karri Thoreson. She will be setting up a date to interveiw about the book early next week. I am excited about being able to talk about the book and tell listeners more about what had happened in my life.

If you get the Press, I have a new story about Levi in todays edition.I was surprised to see my story because Spokesman reveiw rejected my story.

Look for me in Goodnews next month also. I am putting together a story for the end of summer(don’t hit me) I do like fall best though.

I loved the rain this morning. Now I don’t have to water my lawn for 2 more days. Such is the life…

For those of you who love raspberries, “Rich’s Little Red Raspberry farm” on Ponderosa  Blvd. in Post falls will have a bumper crop this year. I counted 9-12 berries on each plant. The owners also put up picnic tables this year. I love the farm because it is just nice people selling you pick raspberries by the pound. i used to go let Levi pick when he was younger. We had fun.

I am adding to my blog more. I have added 4 new pages and I am constructing some book signing pages and my interveiw pages. I will have some video for Amazon.com of my last book signing this week.

have the rest of a great week everyone. Thank you for reading my blog and your support.

Permalink Leave a Comment