Thursday, December 12, 2019

12/12/2019

Good afternoon everyone. How are we all doing this cold morning? I actually slept in a bit today and got up around eleven o'clock this morning. I have had my coffee and now I have to get ready to go to a doctor's appointment. I got the house cleaned yesterday and by the time I was done, I was tired and couldn't find the motivation to write.
Today will be different because there is not that much to clean and then I will have the day to write and catch up on yesterdays to keep with my schedule. I just have to write an extra short story, article, and then catch up on my current book's word count. I love writing and I think it loves me too because it keeps me motivated and focused.
This will be a short post because i have to get ready to go, but I wanted to wish everyone a blessed day and to those who are another year older today, "Happy Birthday" and may you have many more to come. Take care.

Monday, December 9, 2019

12/9/2019

Good evening everyone who is still awake on this chilly evening. I have been busy all day getting things in order to get back on a more permanent schedule to get everything done. It is ten twenty-two in the evening here in Dalton, Georgia and all is quiet outside.
One of my roommates is finally cooking dinner, but my husband is already asleep because of a toothache he has had for a couple of weeks now. He is finally getting to the dentist tomorrow to have those broken teeth taken out. I smell the grease from the chicken frying and it is making me queasy to the point of not wanting to eat.
Tomorrow is a busy day for both of us because we both have appointments to go to and then the food bank with the food stamp office following that. Then, when we get home it is to writing I go. I have my binder set up now with all my schedules and stuff inside which is my life. I am a list kind of woman who needs it to function. I have a list or check-off sheet for everything.
I will try to get back to posting my journals in the morning with coffee so that everyone can hear about how my day has gotten started and then you will know how my day will pan out. I am looking forward to getting back into my schedules and having the time for my family too. The dogs have gotten a little time from me because of the move and me setting up things to get started.
Well, they just called for dinner, so I will go and put plates away for my husband and me because I can't eat so late with my diabetes. I will end this post here with fond wishes to everyone. I hope everyone has had a prosperous day and a blessed one tomorrow. Please keep the homeless in your thoughts and prayers as the Christmas season moves closer with winter and freezing temperatures ahead for those sleeping outside. "Happy Birthday" to all of you who are celebrating today and may you have many more to come. Take care.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

12/7/2019

Hello everyone. It is going on three o'clock in the afternoon here in Dalton, Georgia and the sun is shining and not quite so cold outside. It is hard to believe that it is winter with the sun shining and no snow on the ground. I slept in a little today and had coffee with my husband this morning. I have been on strike with cleaning the house since yesterday because after cleaning the house really good I found a sink full of dishes and people's clothing everywhere, so I figured that I can't do it anymore by paying rent to live here and be everyone else's maid too.
I have gotten our stuff unpacked and put away and now I am ready to get back to writing. I recently published my crime thriller and I have had a good response to it so far. I am proud of my writing and published books. I have just had a couple of weeks of unpacking and getting things established here and now I can get back into my writing and find my passion again.
Monday, I will begin making phone calls to several different Walmart locations to set up weekends for our donation drive where we collect socks, blankets, food, and other things for the homeless. I plan on making this a better year for Hope Station USA and getting her back on track since my health is improving. I look forward to helping the homeless and passing out hope to them that there is another way to live and that they don't have to be out there in the elements.
Well, time to get things going around here and back into my writing. I hope everyone has a wonderful day and a "Happy Birthday" to everyone born on this date. May you all have many more to come. God Bless and take care.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!

Well, turkey day is finally here and families are getting together. I just feel empathy because the homeless are alone and outside in the cold. Where are their families? I got up this morning feeling okay and everyone was hustling around getting the food and everything set up. It is my day off from cleaning and cooking, so I am going to take advantage of it.
With my mental illness affecting how I adjust to groups of people, everyone here knows that I will eat with them, but then I will adjourn to my room and write. I cannot be around groups of people without having a panic or anxiety attack, so it is best that I refrain from being around everyone.
I miss my family on the holidays but maybe next year will be better when we will be in our own house and I am the cook. We will be able to have people over to share the holidays with. I haven't seen my dad since September of last year and my mom in over twenty years. I finally called her ad we spoke for about an hour and it was good.
I will keep this short because I have some book writing to do while waiting for dinner to get done. our roommate has gone to pick up some of their kids so, I will stay back here in my room with my dogs and spend Thanksgiving with them. They are apart of my family and usually every year they get to eat turkey with me, but being that we are living with another person, they will have to get scraps that I bring back here.
Well, time to get things done and begin my writing. I hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving and enjoys the love of the holidays. Please keep the homeless in your thoughts and prayers and be good to one another. Take care.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

11/26/2019

Good morning to all. It is nine twenty in the morning here in Dalton, Georgia and a bit chilly outside. I have only been up long enough to drink a cup of coffee. My husband has been up since about four-thirty and has laid back down for a bit. I am going to get back into my writing this morning. I have twenty-nine more regular addictions to get through before even touching the drugs. It is going to be a beast of a book full of information plus my story with addictions.
I also have to work on some more illustrations for the next children's book that is already written and ready to go. I have given away several of the last ones as a free book promotion. I am enjoying the time spent in writing the children's books because it gives me a break away from the real books that are long and full of a story.
Thanksgiving is close and I am not doing the cooking this year which is a change because I have done all the cooking since two thousand and eleven. Even when it is just me and the dogs I cook a lot of food that gives me leftovers for days. I enjoy cooking and that is why I want to open a restaurant and share my cooking with others.
Well, I need to get started on my book and I hope that everyone has an awesome day. "Happy Birthday" to you if you are another year older today. Please keep the homeless in your prayers. Many are sleeping outdoors because most shelters are at maximum capacity. Take care.

Monday, November 25, 2019

11/25/2019

Good morning everyone. It is six twenty-four in the morning here in Dalton, Georgia and a bit chilly outside. I just woke up and I am drinking my first cup of coffee. I don't know what made me get up so early for, but I am glad to be sitting with you readers first thing this morning. My husband just walked in the door from taking our roommate's daughter to work.
Most of everyone who is in the house is awake already and it is nice and quiet in the house while everyone wakes up. I am anxious to get started this morning with my writing and I am still working on one book which will be a nice size book that will have a companion book to go along with it.
The dishes were done last night by my husband so I won't have much to clean this morning and that is a good thing. He helps me out so much and supports my writing as well. I have phone calls to make this morning because we still have not received any mail here and we put in the change of address cards the day after we moved here. I have to find out if our Medicaid has kicked in yet so that I can begin making doctor's appointments. We both have enough medicine for about a month and I need to get our doctor appointments scheduled before we run out of them. the withdrawals are nothing to play with.
My sugars have been running a little high since we have been here because I forgot one of my insulins and it was a good thing I had a new prescription waiting to be filled at the pharmacy. I couldn't get my sugar out of the three hundred range and when I took the other insulin, my sugar is now under two hundred.
Everything seems to be going good here and I am not stressed that much. I get the house cleaned in the mornings which takes me about an hour and then I get into my writing. That is how I like it. I need to be able to get things done for me as well as the house. I don't mind cleaning the house or doing the laundry but respect my right to sit down and have time for me.
Well, I guess this is all for now. I have some things to tend to in the house and with my writing, plus get the dogs out to potty. I want to wish everyone a "Happy Monday" and a blessed day to everyone. "Happy Birthday" to those who are celebrating today and may you have many more to come. Please remember the homeless during this cold winter season. Take care.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

11/24/2019

Hello everyone. How are you today? I feel blessed. I just woke up from naptime with the dogs and my husband is still asleep. I am sorry for not posting in a few days but I have been busy getting this house cleaned up and taken care of a few things. I will try to stay on track with my posting except for Friday we will be heading back up to the property to gather the rest of our stuff that was left behind by mistake.
I have been anxious lately because of building our house. I can't wait to get started on it and especially building it with my husband. It will be an exciting experience. Then, we can say we built it with our own two hands and a friend of ours who is an electrician is going to help out with the wiring it up and then we will add a couple of solar panels to it.
While we are here, where our RV is close by, we are going to be working on it and fixing it up to live in while we build the house. We will be going back up in March to build my greenhouse and planting beds for the garden. We will be moving back home with our RV in May to begin the building.
I love my husband so much and how he cares for me. I do believe he is my soulmate. We have only had about three arguments in the six years we have been married. He supports me and my writing and any other project that I might have going on. We have fallen a little bit back in life and struggling for a moment, but we will have everything back to normal when we leave here and go home.
Since we have been here, I have managed to get a couple books published up on Amazon and currently working on another book in the "How I Survived" series. I have sold and have given away quite a few. If you have not gotten your copy go check out my author page and see the books I have up here amazon.com/author/brandipayne and find a book that you don't have.
Well, it is time to get back to my book writing. I hope everyone is enjoying their day and ready for the new work week. "Happy Birthday" to those of you who are celebrating one today and may you be blessed with many more. Please keep the homeless and Hope Station USA in your thoughts and prayers. Take care.