Sunday, September 15, 2019

9/15/2019


Good morning everyone. It is going on eight-thirty in the morning here in what seems to be a beautiful seventy-eight degrees here in Bethel Springs, Tennessee. I have been up for about an hour and just finished my cup of coffee and sitting here with my husband.
I will be going to church this morning and praising God for everything He has done for me and us. My husband has been up most of the night and will be sleeping for a couple more hours while I am gone. He was going to go to church with me, but e didn’t get to bed until five this morning because of some issues within himself. We have nights like that.
We will be burning some more brush today and cleaning up the yard. We have to get burn permits starting in October to burn anything, so we are going to get everything burned over the next couple of weeks. I told my husband that we don’t have to worry about the other side of the property just yet because that is where the livestock will be. That will possibly be another year before we start purchasing them because we still need to construct the enclosures for them.
I feel pretty good this morning and can’t wait to get to church to praise and worship the Most-High God. I always come home energized from church and my spirit is uplifted and positive and I think that is what is drawing my husband closer. He sees that nothing is really bothering me and I have tried to remain positive about everything and he sees it.
Well, I need to get ready to go and I wish a blessed Sunday for everyone and to those celebrating birthdays, “Happy Birthday!” May you all have many more to come. Please keep the homeless in your thoughts and prayers because they need them as winter draws closer. Take care.

9/14/2019


Hello to all. It is one o’clock in the afternoon here in sunny Bethel Springs, Tennessee. I had a good night sleep last night on new medication and it worked for me which I was hesitant about. I had a slow start to my morning, but eventually got my energy together and got things done.
I went outside and got the clothes washed and hung up on the line, I got the dishes washed and out there drying, and even cleaned the car windows inside and out. Now I am inside while it is the hottest part of the day and making myself ready to get some writing done.
My husband is outside weed eating the front yard and is now coming inside to take his daily nap. He comes inside while it is its hottest during the day and takes a nap. Then, we usually both go back out and work on the property while the evening sun is setting.
Yesterday morning was traumatic for me mentally because I attacked my husband in my sleep and scratched up the side of his face. I have no memory of it, but guilt ate me up all day because I would not intentionally hurt my husband for anything. I love him too much to hurt him and he takes real good care of me and the dogs.
Today is a new day and full of writing creativeness, so I must get to work. I wish everyone an awesome happy Saturday and to those another year older today, “Happy Birthday” and may you all be blessed with many more years to come. Please remember those sleeping outside or in abandoned buildings in your thoughts and prayers. Take care.

9/12/2019


Hello everyone. It is two o’clock in the afternoon here in Bethel Springs, Tennessee and very humid and sweaty. It is ninety-eight degrees here inside the cabin and that is not factoring in the heat index outside.  I just woke from a nap due to a long trip yesterday to Dalton, Georgia for doctor’s appointments for my husband and me.
We left out of here at one-thirty in the morning yesterday to make his nine o’clock in the morning appointment. We arrived at our friend’s house around seven in the morning and my husband did the driving the whole way. I slept most of the way because I stayed awake to make sure he got up in time to leave. When I woke up we were just outside Dalton, Georgia.
My appointment wasn’t until three in the afternoon, so we stayed at our friend's house watching movies and soaking up the air conditioning. After my appointment, we stayed long enough to finish watching a movie that I had never seen before and then we headed out for home. I drove part of the way and then my husband brought us home the rest of the way.
I have been working on my book and it is a little over halfway done and I am excited about getting it out to the world. It is a crime thriller with a serial killer cannibal. I love playing out the story as I write it like it is truly happening and I think the world will enjoy it as well.
Anyway, I am happy to be back writing full time again because it makes me happy and has been a good coping mechanism for me with the depression and PTSD. I still have nightmares, but they are tolerable now. I go see the medical doctor at the mental health clinic tomorrow for a refill on my medications.
Oh, I have also been working on another book which is erotic short stories full of fetishes that I think those who are into that stuff will enjoy too. It will be full of about twenty-five erotic stories to read about. Also, I have been still working on my children’s religious book. A children’s book is only so many words, so it won’t take long either.
Well, it is time to get back to my writing and I hope everyone is having a blessed day. I want to wish those who are turning another year older like my uncle a very “Happy Birthday”, and may you have many more to come. Well, back to work and many blessings for each of you. Please keep the homeless in your prayers and thoughts that they can become self-sufficient again. Take care.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

9/10/2019


Good morning to all. It is seventy-five degrees here in Bethel Springs, Tennessee and it looks beautiful this morning. We are just getting up and having our first cup of coffee together. Actually, the dogs woke me up to let them outside and then my husband woke up and made the coffee. It will be another productive day here on the homestead.
My husband first has to screen our windows and make them escape proof because we have to leave our dogs inside while we take a five-hour drive to doctor appointments. They seem to love jumping through the screens to get outside while we are gone. So, he is going to dog proof the windows and then go out and clear some more underbrush from my soon-to-be orchard area.
Things might be moving slowly, but at least they are still moving forward. I am positive that we will be ready for planting season this next year and all the fruits and vegetables we will have. I know it will be a couple of years before my trees start producing fruit so I will be ready with my kitchen to can fruit. I will be selling veggies and fruit at the local farmers market to make our crops income producing to help out with the bills and get us back on track where we need to be.
I am halfway done with my latest book and proud of it. I love writing it because I see the story play out in my head and live in the moment. It will be my first crime thriller and I hope that everyone else will enjoy reading it as well. It has taken me a while to write it with the moving and everything so I will feel accomplished when I write “The End” to it.
Well, it is time for me to get moving and finish up my coffee. I hope everyone has a blessed day and “Happy Birthday” to those of you who are another year older today. May you all have many more to come. Take care.

9/8/2019


Good morning everyone. Happy Sunday! I have been up for a little bit and it is nice and beautiful outside. My husband woke me with a fresh cup of coffee and the dogs woke me with kisses. I will be going to church this morning and then to McDonalds to post these journal entries and schedule my tweets for the next week.
I have been working on my book and it is nearly halfway done and it was scheduled to be done and ready for editing tomorrow, but things have gotten in the way again, but it is okay because life happens. I will get it done within the next week and it will only be late by a week. The next book is about addictions which it shouldn’t take me long to write it since I have had my notes for almost a year now and frequently looking them over.
I feel pretty good this morning but there are still issues that I have to work on and here lately I have been having flashbacks from my life both good and bad. I have no clue as to what brought them on or why I am having them, but I see things every day.
My husband and I are enjoying this whole homesteading journey we are on and find it rather satisfying on my part. I see what will be and my husband just sees a lot of work, lol. Things are moving slowly but that is okay because in my mind, I see the end result of our hard work. Knowing that come March I will be planting my gardens and filling my greenhouse with healthy veggies and fruits and tending to them every day.
We still have a long way to go but it is an experience that we get to share together. We have our moments of laughing and then there are our moments where we are frustrated or irritated and have to walk away for a moment. We have cleared enough space on this one side of the property for the gardens and greenhouse and the other side of the property will have our chickens, turkeys, rabbits, and pigs. Eventually, we will be purchasing the next three properties and have cows.
Well, time to go now because I still have laundry to get out before leaving for church. I wish for everyone to have a blessed day and a “Happy Birthday” to those celebrating today. May you all be blessed with many more to come. Take care.

9/5/2019


Hello to all. It is eleven o’clock in the morning here in Bethel Springs, Tennessee and such a lovely day outside. The sun is shining and there is quite a nice breeze blowing. We are taking the day off from working the property today and have other things that need to get done. My husband is working on getting the old weed eater running and I am going to concentrate on writing today.
I have laundry to get done, and the cabin needs swept out and the bed sprayed down. So, there is enough there to give me a full day. I am working on several different writing projects like a couple children’s books, and adult religion book, plus my crime thriller which was due to be finished September 9th, but other things came into play and it will be a few days late in getting finished.
I went to Bible study last night and found out some pretty cool things about the spiritual gifts that God freely gives tot those willing to receive them. It was funny that they were teaching on spiritual gifts and one of my books is on the spiritual gifts, kind of a coincidence? I learned quite a bit last night.
Well, today is a new day and I thank God for each day he has given me. I want to wish everyone a blessed day and “Happy Birthday” to those who are another year older today. May you all be blessed with many more. Take care.

9/4/2019


Good morning everyone. How are you this morning? It is eight thirty-nine in the morning here in Bethel Springs, Tennessee and beautiful outside. I have been up for just under an hour and already wanting to start things to get done. Writing to you is the first on my list. I want to update everyone on what’s going on with me today before getting to any other writing.
First thing this morning, after my writing tasks, is to finish weed eating the path that leads down through the center of our property reaching the back property line. I started it yesterday and had to stop due to one of the small dogs getting hurt so I needed to doctor them up. She was a good patient all night and didn’t try chewing her bandage off.
My husband has been clearing the brush that has already been cut down and moving it to our burn pile. We have cleared over an acre of the property of the three acres we have. It is a lot of hard work but we manage. The area which will serve as the rest of the house is cleared and he almost has all of my garden and greenhouse area done as well.
This will be a short post because I have so many things to get done today. I wish everyone an awesome “hump” day and to those celebrating a birthday today, “Happy Birthday”. Remember to keep those sleeping out in the streets in your thoughts and prayers and be blessed.