Monday, November 22, 2010


Last night my granddaughter went into labor.  It's twelve hours later and counting, and we're still waiting.  It's hard on us waiting but I know it is even harder on mommy and daddy.  Harder still,  I'm at least three thousand miles away from the action.  Thank goodness for facebook!

Our children do not communicate very well via letters, phone, or texting.  But they will tell the world on facebook!  I'm just glad they have friended me so I can be a part of their lives too.

Okay well I guess I'll stay glued to my computer, writing, like I should be doing, and checking facebook every half hour for an update.

Until then........

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.  Every day is the day the Lord has made and we should rejoice in it.  After all we are alive.  Well we may have a few more aches and pains than we did from the day before, but we are here to make plans for the future, talk to our children, see our grandchildren, and the list goes on and on.

What am I going to do today.  WRITE and write some more.  I'm so far behind, and remember you can never get caught up because by tomorrow there is always more to do.  So that said here goes.......

I wrote my devotional for the day and now getting ready to get caught up (oops there's that word again) on genealogy plus add a few more words to Katie's story.  I'm so excited about Katie.  What a child, to be roaming through the territory looking for her parents.

Until then...............

Monday, November 15, 2010


That sounds like a song title doesn't it.  The days go speeding by faster and faster.  I try to cram everything into a day that I can and end up being exhausted.  Then I'm done in the next day.  I guess that's life!

Reading, riting, and ritmatic....hope to the tune of the hickory stick.  An old childhood song comes to mind.  Yes I still have a mind but it wanders a lot more now than it did back then.  I try to get in the reading, reading every book and magazine in site.  Taking in how other writers spin their words to make a great story.  Then I let my fingers fly over the keyboard to see if I can match theirs.  But no I don't do arithmatic or rithmatic as the song says.  I have a hard enough time adding one and one to get two.  My better half takes care of that!

Research and more research takes time but if you want your story to have credibility you need to do your research.  I have finally found information on different Native American songs and languages.  I was beginning to think I needed to go live with them for awhile to get a better idea of everyday life.  Come to think of it that's not a bad idea.  Oh well the next best thing.....research!

Then when you are working on three different project, all at one time, you still have to do research!  Especially if it is the genealogy you are working on to finish putting the book together.  Crossing the t's and dotting the i's to make sure it is right.  It is looking good my friend, looking good.

One other project......devotional book.  That takes research too.....God's Word.  Quiet time with Him is the best.  So.....

Until then....

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


I think I'm on a roll.  Well maybe a slow, meandering, wobbling, like of roll.  I find something then the phone rings and then I forget where I'm at, so I start something else.  Oh, no, is that the seniors disease?  You know old timers?  I can loose track so easily.

I need to look up a few things relating to genealogy and I'm waiting for land papers from my great great grandfather.  At least I hope it's my relative.  His son had property close to his.  And I didn't think he owned any land.  I thought, really I did, think he was a free loader, but maybe I was wrong.  I do know though he liked to move around a lot.  Maybe that's where I get my itchy feet from.  I know my mother got her itchy feet from him. 

Then there is research for my novel.  I'm really excited about Katie.  She is finding her way......oops can't give too much away.  I am getting there so but sure.

It's a beautiful day, hot inside, and my fingers are flying over the keyboard.  Hopefully there will be something to report soon.

Until then..............