Sunday, August 12, 2018

8/12/2018

Hello everyone. Just had a great couple of hours at a Florida beach. We are visiting a friends mother who only lives a few minutes from the Florida line and she took us to the beach which was my husbands first trip to a beach and he enjoyed it. We got to enjoy the sun and the water felt so good and not so cold. We are heading back to Dalton today, actually in about another hour. I can't wait to get back home and see my babies. I have missed and worried about them so much.

I finished a chapter of one book last night and will be finishing the book tomorrow and writing a couple of chapters in another book while beginning another book. Taking a couple of days off caused me to fall behind a couple days on writing but it can be made up and I can stay on schedule with books being finished on time and meeting my goals.

I tried working on the second book last night, but because of the seven-hour drive down here it completely exhausted me and I just couldn't find myself to write. I will be doing most of the driving today and will be getting home around eleven o'clock tonight. Tomorrow everything will go back to normal and my schedule will continue.

Well, let me get off of here and get some rest to make myself ready for this long drive. I wish everyone with a birthday today, "Happy Birthday" and to everyone else have an awesome day.

Friday, August 10, 2018

8/10/2018

"Happy Friday!" The weekend is here upon us again. I know a lot of you love to see the weekend come, right? For me, the weekend brings no harassing telemarketing calls. They really annoy me throughout the week. How has your week been? Mine has been full of writing and self-reflection. I have been doing some searching inside myself and making goals and plans to get certain things done.

One of the goals that I set is to lose fifty pounds before Halloween. I know I can do it and yesterday was day one. I also made a writing goal to have another seven books published before Halloween. That goal is obtainable as well, I just have to stick to my daily goals and I will be there. One final goal is to have my diabetes under control and an A1C below seven. 

Tomorrow I begin my diet that the doctors want me on to help control my health conditions and even make them better. I will be shopping tomorrow for the house and also for me. I have been getting back on the treadmill and walking three-quarters of a mile per day to start. I look forward to seeing myself fifty pounds thinner and toned up better.

Well, it is cloudy again outside and we had flash flood rains yesterday. It was a good day to just sleep but I got up and got the house cleaned before sitting down to write. This morning my dogs woke me up at about five and I stayed awake until about six-thirty and went to lay back down. I just got back up about twenty minutes ago and now I am ready to get started with my schedule today.

Well, I need to get going to make up for the lost hour from sleeping. "Happy Birthday" to anyone with a birthday today and may you have many more. To everyone else, have a blessed and prosperous day. Take care.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

8/9/2018

Good morning everyone. How are you this morning? I am doing good so far, it is seven thirty and looks to be cloudy outside. I have been up since six thirty and I have just finished my first cup of coffee. I am fighting from being tired because I need to get myself motivated to stay on my routine every day.

I have had a few setbacks but I am beginning to gain my motivation back slowly and I have the need and desire to get things completed. At least two of my books will be going to the editor towards the end of the month and will be published and launched around the middle of September when I should have another couple books ready to go to the editor again. As long as I complete my goals every day that is what my future looks like.

My husband is still sleeping and I will allow him to sleep until he wants to wake up. We have no appointments until Monday so why should he get up early if he doesn't have too? It is now raining outside hard and the smell is intoxicating. I love the rain because it is renewing the air and cleansing it from pollutants.

Sorry, I took a moment to pickup this room from the dogs and make it smell really good. My dogs are almost all housebroken except when it rains. We have to make them go out in the rain to potty because they know if they get wet they can't get up on the furniture, so they won't go out and get wet. We do have puppy pads which work wonders for the smaller dogs and even one of my oldest.

Well, it is almost time to switch to my next daily goal which is cleaning up the house a little while everyone is gone to work. I have to run to the store quickly and I am trying to wait until the rain dies down some so that I don't get drenched. It seems to be dying down some and I need to get going, so I will end this post here and wish everyone a great and beautiful day.

To everyone with a birthday today, "Happy Birthday" and a wish for many more. Well everyone, take care and enjoy your day.

Monday, August 6, 2018

8/6/2018

I have to apologize again for being a no-show the last few days. I have not taken my mental health medication and have not been myself. It was one of those days where you didn't give a damn, but my anxiety and mood swings have been a problem even with the medication. I have not been able to sleep good and I get scatterbrained. The one bad thing about it all is that I can be motivated and ecstatic one minute an then on the drop of a dime, hate everyone or become so depressed or moody that it can be detrimental to my well-being and book writing.

I have not had energy or motivation to write which is not like me because it is therapy for me to write. I cannot even focus on anything right now. I took my husband to his doctor's appointment this morning and kept trying to fall asleep and then my sugar began dropping. When we got home, I tried to get this post and some other things done, but couldn't focus on anything and it was hard to deal with so I laid down and took a nap.

When my husband woke me up this afternoon, I felt a little better but was still a little foggy in the head. This usually comes and goes and that is when you find me locked away in my room so that my mood swings won't affect anyone else. I have taken my medication now and waiting for it to kick in so I can go to sleep which I haven't been able to sleep in a few days again.

I am trying to get my head back together and working on my writing again. I will be sending two books to the editor by the end of this month and begin the editing on the third and writing the next one. I am working on my motivation and hope to see it flourishing again soon.

Wel, it is time to say goodnight and I hope everyone had an awesome and blessed day? I wish everyone that had a birthday today "Happy Birthday" and I will chat more again tomorrow. Sleep well.

Friday, August 3, 2018

8/3/2018

Good morning to all my friends and family old and new. It is seven thirty here in Georgia and a rainy cloudy day. I just woke up not too long ago and I am on my first cup of coffee. The dogs are just waking up too. I am feeling a little foggy this morning but okay. I guess I slept hard because I woke up in the same position I went to sleep in.

Well, I got some writing done last night and I am closer to finishing the one book, but I think I can finish it today. It would make my day. I will be finishing the second chapter of the new book today and possibly be doing a little editing on the book already done. I am just trying to get these books pumped out but making them the best they can be.

I am doing the best I can do with my mental health status and staying on my medication but things are a little stressful at times or I feel mood swings but that is when I sit and write more because it takes me from the mood swing into my story and gives me time to get past it without serious repercussions.

My husband went to a friends house last night to help fix a bathroom and stayed the night because they worked late into the night, so I got the king size bed to myself, with the dogs of course. He should be coming home sometime this morning and I am hoping to have some things done before he gets home.

My dad has been on my mind lately so I am going to sit and write him a letter and mail it out. I have lost some family members in the last couple of years and it is starting to bother me because my dad is in his seventies and I would hate to lose him. He is the one person that keeps me strong because I want him to be proud of me and he is mainly the reason I am a survivor.

It is now time to get things started and my next cup of coffee. I hope everyone has an awesome Friday and the weekend is here. Those of you who have a birthday today, "Happy Birthday" and I wish many more birthdays for you. Well, I need to get going, so be blessed and prosperous today. Take care.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

8/2/2018

Good early morning everyone. It is almost four thirty in the morning here in Georgia. I am awake so early because I pretty much slept since the afternoon yesterday and all through the night. There were a few times where I tried to get up and stay awake, but it was just impossible. I was so tired and exhausted from stressing over bills.

Everyone here is still asleep and it is a good time for me to relax, drink my coffee, and get some things done like talking to everyone else here who is awake right now. Sometimes I really hate being up this early, but your body can only take so much laying down. I hurt all over if I have laid down for so long, but I guess I needed the much-needed sleep and rest for my body.

My sugar has been doing really good and I haven't had to take hardly any insulin which is good. I have started to eat again which is also hard for me because of my past with not knowing where my next meal was going to be. You get used to hardly eating and because it was for so many years that my body had been programmed that way.

I am sitting here looking at my to-do list for the day and pretty much most of it looks simple enough with a few things being arts and crafts and the rest mostly writing. I have some things to catch up on with writing, but because I am up so early I can start this morning and get an early start on it. Most of what I have to do is write a couple short stories and then finish my second book off to which I am writing the last chapter already.

I took a shower last night at one of the many times I tried to get up and be productive and put on some comfy pajamas and slipper socks to make sure I was comfortable. We have no other doctor appointments this week which is good because it gives me a chance to do more writing and marketing.

Well, I just woke my husband up and gave him a cup of coffee, but I don't know if he is going to stay up or go back to sleep. If he goes back to sleep, he will sleep for a few more hours which gives me more quiet time. I just went out to the car and grabbed the new bag of dog food because the brats wouldn't leave me alone until they knew there was food in their bowl.

Once I put food in their bowl, they are all laying around nice and calm and quiet. We go through this every morning like the brats they are. Sometimes I wonder if I should make a trough and just pour a fifty-pound bag in it and let them go at it and maybe they will leave me alone for a few days, NOT. They keep me up on everything so that I don't forget.

The first thing we do in the morning, is I give each one a few minutes of my attention loving on them and with six dogs, it takes about an hour to go through all of them. Most of them are so spoiled and they do act like brats and children that do throw temper tantrums.

So, for today, I have some writing to do and hopefully will be done with another book and be working on the third before the end of the day. I will also be doing my first podcast today which will be an introduction podcast and then they will be me reading short stories that I have written to give everyone something enjoyable to listen to.

It is now after five o'clock in the morning and I will end this post here. I want to wish everyone with a birthday today, "Happy Birthday" and everyone else to have an awesome Thursday. Be blessed and take care.









Wednesday, August 1, 2018

8/1/2018

Well, here it is the first of August and the holidays right around the corner. I am not looking forward to them because we will be in the middle of building our house. Today it rained like crazy and I had a panic attack while driving because of all the people an traffic there was plus the downpour. I did manage to get a couple of bills paid and stopped by the store to pick up a couple of items that were on sale.

I stayed up as long as I could and then took the dogs for a nap and quiet time. they are trained to take naps which would be my quiet time. they are just like kids to me. I manage to finish one manuscript and almost done with another one. the money that was supposed to be used for editing and publishing went for bills.

I am feeling a bit of stress right now and secluded myself away as to not take out the frustration on anyone in the house. I have my to-do list ready for tomorrow which is about a dozen things, but with the seclusion, I should be able to get them done.

well it is getting late and the dogs want my attention so I will end this here "Happy Birthday" to anyone with a birthday today and to everyone else, have an awesome night. Take care.