Thursday, March 21, 2019

3/21/2019

Hello everyone. How are you? I am doing pretty good this morning, but a little anxious for tonight because we leave at four in the morning to head to our property and to sign the contracts. Once the contracts are signed, we head for our property to begin clearing it for our house. I am so excited that we are going to own something that no one can take away from us. I will be posting pictures when we return Saturday evening.

We are going to work until we can't see anymore, then sleep in the car, then get up and begin working again and stop about sunset and head for home. So, I won't post pictures until Sunday morning. I will try to post pictures along our journey of building our house and farm. The plan is to become self-sufficient which we will be by the end of the year as far as food goes, but it will take a minute for us to save up the money for solar power which will take up completely off the grid except for the internet.

I went and bought a new weedeater with a steel brush cutting blade and some rakes and a shovel to help in our process of clearing the property. I sat down last night and drew up the dimensions of the house and each room to see which way we were going to have the house facing. It is all a work in progress. Well, I have to get some things done so I will let everyone go for now.

I wish everyone an awesome day and a blessed one. For those of you who were born on this day, a very "Happy Birthday" to you and may you have many more. Anyone care to help a nonprofit out to end homelessness and hunger please click the links below.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

3/20/2019

Good morning to all. It is five twenty-nine in the morning here in Dalton, Georgia and in the forties outside. My husband and I have been up for about thirty minutes now and he has brought me some coffee. Usually, I don't stay up long this early in the morning, but I have a doctor's appointment today and I want to get a jumpstart on my to-do list and get some writing done.

I just took my injections and my blood sugar wasn't that bad this morning and I drank a nutritional drink for breakfast. I feel pretty good this morning and I have a positive attitude so far. I am just feeling a bit anxious for Friday to get here because we are going up to get started on our property.

We have to clear the brush from the property and clean it up to make it ready for our house to be built. I still have to get the dimensions down for the house so that it can be framed out and planned where everything is going to go. I can't wait to see our whole house built and then we will begin building our farm with a chicken coop and pig pen to start off with. Cows will come later.

The goal is to have a farm that is income producing along with an office for me to write. The location is beautiful and in the mountains. There are only eight hundred people in this little town and the property is beautiful. When we go up this Friday, I will take pictures of what the property looks like at the beginning and I will post pictures of our progress as we clear the brush. I want to share it with all of you.

I will be doing some writing today and working more on finishing the book I am writing now. It is a crime thriller and I am enjoying writing it. It is about a serial killer who is a cannibal. I am sure having fun writing it because it is funny where my mind will go and how creative it can be.

Well, it is going on six o'clock and I want to get everything going so I will leave you here for now. I want to let you know that I care about every one of you and that I appreciate you reading my posts and following my website.

I want to wish everyone an awesome "Hump Day" and a blessed one. To all of you who were born on this day, "Happy Birthday" and may you have many more.

If you would like to make a donation to our nonprofit to assist us in helping the homeless click on one of the links below and your donation is greatly appreciated. Take care.



Tuesday, March 19, 2019

3/19/2019

Good morning everyone! It is such a lovely day here today and I just got back from the endocrinologist which is going to be taking over my diabetes care. I will also have diet management too. I just got the dogs fed and they are happy now, and I just got off the phone calling about our cabin that will be placed on our property in Tennessee at the end of May. I just gave them the specifics of what size and they build to suit. So, things are moving nicely there.

I have been busy helping around the house with everyone cleaning and getting ready to set up the pool too. I have my list of stuff that needs to get done by tomorrow, but that is fine because I can do it. I am going to be looking into getting a paid ad out for my books which hopefully will boost sales. There are so many things to do so I won't hold everyone up this morning with a really long post, but I do want to update everyone on my progress.

I am here taking care of things while my husband went to his sister's house for a visit. I would have gone too but I need to get things done here for myself since it has been all about the house the last couple of days. I need to get back into my writing.

I had to change my writing schedule again to make sure everything hits my schedule on time. I hate being thrown off schedule and having to change things again. I am back to working on one book with two in the editing phase and one more waiting to be finished after this current one I am working on.

I am still pushing my nonprofit stuff as well. I need to get some things done for it. We are hoping to have the funding for the new project by the end of the year so that we can break ground on building the new community for the homeless and help them begin their journey to self-sufficiency. It will be a momentous occasion for us.

Well, let me get off here and get things going so that I can have some free time for my husband when he gets home. I hope everyone has an awesome day and "Happy Birthday" to everyone born on this date. May you have many more to come.

If you would like to help out and show your support, please click one of the links below.

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Friday, March 15, 2019

3/15/2019

Good morning everyone. How are you this morning? "Happy Friday" to all. the weekend is here and it is time to celebrate good times, come on. It is nice and sunny here with the temperatures in the sixties. The dogs were just put out in the back yard and I just took all my medications and insulins. Once I get done writing this post, it will be time to get on the treadmill for my first walk today.

I woke up feeling pretty bad this morning where I stayed in bed until about eleven when I could actually get up. I had been up and down all night and felt like crap. I have things to get done and I can not afford to let things get in the way like being sick.

Today will be a good positive day if it kills me. I will be getting a lot of writing done today and tomorrow to have more books ready for editing. I am excited about getting the second book in my "How I Survived" series done and it will be full of great information for everyone. It is on addictions.

I hope everyone will have an awesome day and be blessed with whatever your hands touch. I need to get going and I wish for everyone to have a great day and be safe. "Happy Birthday" to those who were born on this date and may you have many more.

I know that this post is a little shorter than normal, but after posting last night, I need to get other things done today. Please show your support by clicking a link below and making a donation to help end homelessness and hunger. Take care.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

3/14/02019

Good evening everyone. It is nine twenty-nine in the evening here in Dalton, Georgia and the day started out pretty nice with a lot of wind, but this evening it turned into rain. Yesterday, we took a road trip and purchased 2.88 acres of land to build our house on and make it our little farm. It was a surreal moment for me to know that we are going to own land and can build our dream house.

It has electric at the road, but it is old logging land which left stumps and tall grass and brush. It will take a few trips of going up and clearing the land to make it ready for our home, but it is exciting and with my anxiety, it shouldn't take too long to have it ready for the first building which we will live in while building the rest of it.

Once the house has been completed, the room that we will be living in will turn out to be our living room. There are open lots next to our property that if we need to expand, we can purchase more acreage. I am so wanting to drive up there now to get started, but I have to be patient.

So, the plan is to go up around the second of April and stay overnight up there to get two full days of work in which we should be able to get plenty of it done. We need to purchase a new weedeater and the brush blade to go with it to take care of a lot of the brush and some other tools to manage the rest.

My husband sounds like he wants to go up tomorrow to get started, but I want to wait until we get the contracts notarized. We live five hours away from the property so financially we can't afford to drive up there every other day, so they are going to be calling me Monday and mailing us the contracts to take and get notarized here and mail them back.

This will all take place on Monday and I will also get the address assigned to that property so that I can have checks ordered with that address on them to mail the payments to them until we move up there and we will still write checks out for the monthly note on the property because I want a paper trail.

I have not written anything in two days and that has been frustrating because I need to have these two books or at least one of them completed by Sunday to stay on a writing schedule, but taking care of our house is important too. I will manage somehow to get things done.

I have been working on our nonprofit stuff as well and so far no donations have come in and it seems like no one wants to help the homeless get off the streets, but I will leave that conversation alone because I will go on and on about how the homeless are being treated.

Well, I need to get some writing done for the evening and some other things too, so I will say good evening to everyone and please remember those who are sleeping outside and keep them in your thoughts and prayers. I hope everyone has a blessed evening and a very "Happy Birthday" to those born on this date.

If you care to help us out and make a donation click one of the links below. Take care.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

3/12/2019

Good morning everyone. How are you? I am still trying to wake up and no one saved me any coffee so I am waiting for another pot to brew. I spent a few minutes over the toilet this morning throwing up phlegm that ended up in my stomach while I slept, so it has not been a happy morning.

We have an appointment with the lawyer today to collect my husband's settlement check from the car fender bender he was in over six months ago. it isn't going to be much but it is enough for him to buy his truck and then the rest will be sat on for the expenses of buying our property in a couple of months.

I have been at a standstill in writing on my books but that will change today. I have to have both of them completed by Sunday morning and that shouldn't be hard to do since one is fiction and the other is a crime thriller which I get drawn into the story as I write it. I am positive that I will have both of them done or almost there by Sunday.

My husband is happy about his truck now since it will help us move our stuff to the property. I will be happy to have a yard big enough for the babies to run and play in. I am very excited and can't wait. I still have to draw out the plans for the rest of the house so I know how big to make the fencing around the yard. It is bad when you have two dogs that can jump a five-foot fence so the fencing will be six-feet and concreted in the ground so there is no chance of escaping. We have six small dogs that are mischevious and will try to find a way out.

Well, I need to get things going. I still have to take a shower now that everyone else is done. I have some homework to do for my therapy session that needs to take some time to do, so I want to wish everyone a blessed day and a "Happy Birthday" to those born on this date. Keep the homeless in your thoughts and prayers that they remain safe and healthy. Take care

Please show your support for our project in getting them off the streets by selecting a link below. Thank you.




Sunday, March 10, 2019

3/10/2019

Good afternoon everyone. It finally became a beautiful day outside and I pushed the dogs out of the house to go play because they were stuck in the house during the rain. I feel pretty good today and feeling positive. My GoFundMe account is up and live now we can start pulling in money for the new project to assist the homeless.

The goal with Pathway to Self-Sufficiency is to take the homeless and put them inside a dorm room/tiny house where they can be safe and help them get back on their feet to working and graduating the program when they are able to move into their own apartment. We would like to be able to break ground on building the little community for them before the end of the year.

There are many homeless individuals that we have speaking with that are anxious and excited about this new program and want to be the first ones to graduate the program. We have gotten quite a good response from the homeless community and hopefully a good response from the working and tax-paying communities.

My husband is hurting so he is laying down with a pain patch on while I sit here and get some writing done. We went out earlier to pick up some totes for storing some of our homeless hygiene products so they don't get damaged. We need to schedule another day to go down to Florida to pass some out and I need to set up appointments for donation tables at mass merchants like Walmart.

We have been focusing on setting things up for the building project and my charity state walk, but most of that is taken care of except a few simple things, but now is the time to get money coming in to keep buying food to feed the homeless. At the bottom of my posts, you will see two links for donations. One is the GoFundMe link to make a donation towards the building project of Pathway to Self-Sufficiency and the PayPal link is where you can make a donation to help with food and supplies. We hope that you choose either one to show your support in assisting us in ending hunger and poverty.

Well, time to get writing so I will end this post here with a wish that everyone enjoys their Sunday with loved ones and a very "Happy Birthday" to those born on this date. Take care.

Building Project

Food & Supplies

Saturday, March 9, 2019

3/9/2019

Good morning everyone. How are you? I am doing okay this morning just having a small cold that I have been battling for the last couple of days. Sorry for not being here yesterday, but had to run errands since we finally got our checks and had to go pay bills and all with late fees. Then, we had to go run an errand for a friend who was busy with what else I don't know.

It is ten nineteen in the morning, fifty degrees outside, and very rainy. There was a thunderstorm most of the night and yesterday it was difficult driving with heavy rain and flooding going on, but we made it. I am enjoying my first cup of coffee and I have taken all of my medications and insulin. With errands and me not feeling so good, it has been difficult focusing and concentrating on any writing.

Today I just have one errand to run and that is to the bank to make a withdrawal and then to the store to pick up some cleaning supplies. I feel like crap, but hopefully, it gets better. I am still currently working on two manuscripts at once. I work on one during the day and the second one in the evening. I am hopeful that both will be done by next Saturday. That would make four books in the editing process and then publishing them.

My sugar is still out of whack and I have an appointment this coming week for an insulin pump to be given to me to help with my battle of diabetes. I began my charity walk training the other day and I am walking every day even in the rain because during the walk it will not always be sunny, so I train in the elements as well.

I am looking forward to the walk and my GoFundMe account just became live, so show your support by making a donation. I want to raise homelessness awareness, raise money for food and supplies during the walk, as well as raising money for the new project that we think will be a huge benefit to the homeless and the communities they live in.

I will be interviewing homeless individuals during the walk and placing their story in a book that I will be writing in November because I want everyone to get to know these individuals' story of why they became homeless. Not everyone out there is homeless because of drugs and alcohol. I will be making this journey for myself as well to do a thorough cleanse of things from within myself. There are some things that I need to let go of and this walk will make it possible.

I have the support of my husband on everything, but I am always met with adversity even in the home we live in. Being made fun of and told it is stupid to walk doesn't do a lot for me mentally, but I know that I can do this and that it will change things tremendously in our communities. We need, and the homeless need this new project to make them feel human again and get back to work.

Well, I need to go and get things done for today so I will publish this post now. Thank you so much for listening and we appreciate you. To anyone making a donation, thank you from the bottom of my heart. The homeless thanks you and appreciates it very much. Just remember to click the link below to make a donation.

I wish everyone an awesome day and keep those sleeping outside in your thoughts and prayers. I wish everyone a "Happy Birthday" that was born on this date and may you have many more. Take care.



Thursday, March 7, 2019

3/7/2019

Good morning everyone. How are you? It is nine forty in the morning and the sun is shining here in Dalton, Georgia but it is still on the chilly side with the temperature at thirty-five degrees outside. I woke up with a small headache this morning. I feel like I have a hangover but haven't had a drink or a beer in years. I check my sugar thinking it might be running extremely high but it wasn't. I can't figure out why I feel like this.

Anyway, I began writing my next book the other day and it is moving right along. I am currently working on two books at one time now. I am trying to finish one but I need the full two weeks on the new book because of all the information that will be in it. it will be a monster when I am done, plus it will have a companion book to go with it.

I took a break yesterday from writing because I have to get my walking schedule done and did a quarter of a mile walk yesterday to time myself. I will now be in training for the charity walk in September. I now have a support team put together for me and I still have a lot of work to do to put things together so when I am cleared by the doctor August thirty first I will leave for the walk approximately two weeks later.

I still have to coordinate the timeline for my walking to figure out how long it will take me to complete the walk. As it stands we are looking at three weeks, but I think it will be just a little longer than that considering I will be walking a mile every hour as of right now. the walk will be a leisurely walk and not a speed walk, so computations have to be done.

My legs are a little sore from walking the block yesterday which is good because not only will I be losing the weight, it has the terrain of hills around here which give me the advantage of training will hills. I will be walking around the block which totals a quarter of a mile once daily for two weeks, then I will bump it up to two times around for two weeks up until I reach a mile which is four times around the block. Once I have hit that mark and walked it for two weeks, I will be taking it to the main road with my husband sitting at a five-mile checkpoint and begin walking five-mile intervals every day until I am conditioned for this walk.

The walk will be a journey for me, but it is to raise awareness and collect donations for the new project will seriously benefit the homeless and the community. I still have press releases to make, a list of everything I will be carrying on my person while walking, I need to print up flyers for my husband to have while sitting at checkpoints. It will all come together. I have faith in myself.

Sorry, I got pulled away from this to drive a car to the shop. it is now one nineteen in the afternoon and the sun is shining and it is not so cold outside. I will go ahead and end this post since I was taken away and lost my train of thought. Take care.



Tuesday, March 5, 2019

3/5/2019

Good morning everyone. How are you this morning? it is ten forty-seven and twenty-three degrees outside and we are under a freeze warning. I have been up for a little over an hour and have had two cups of coffee, gotten the dogs out to potty, and spent a few minutes with my husband outside while he works on an old truck. I am just getting started with my day and it looks promising.

My sugar has been out of whack since the holidays and now I am finally grasping hold of it again. I need to get everything in order and my body conditioned so that I can do this charity walk in September. I have some weight to lose and have my physical health back in order for my doctor to clear me.

My writing is going good and I start my second book in the "How I Survived" series today which I am excited about. It is on addictions and tells my story of addictions as well. I think everyone is addicted to something in their life and sometimes it can get out of control.

I am also working on buying our property and getting things set up in that department. Which I am excited to have our own property and a tiny house for now while we build our big house. I am still planning on having a farm and that makes me happy.

I have begun working on my grant proposal writing for Hope Stations project of a tiny community and it seems promising too. It will be a big advantage for the homeless and will benefit the community too. I think it will make a huge impact in the community and bring society back under reigns again.

Well, I need to get this posted and I wish everyone a great day. "Happy Birthday" to those born on this day and remember those sleeping outside in your thoughts and prayers. Please join with me and show your support of our program by making a donation with one of the links below. Take care.



Monday, March 4, 2019

3/4/2019

Good morning. It is now eight twenty-seven in the morning and a chilly twenty-three degrees here in Dalton, Georgia. I just got up a few minutes ago, but my husband has been up for an hour or so and he stated that was snowing outside earlier and I missed it. I always seem to miss the snow. we haven't seen but a dusting here all year and then it melts so quickly.

I just got my first cup of coffee and just brought the dogs back inside from pottying. They are eating now while some have cuddled back up in the bed where it is warm. I can't believe how cold it is outside and it makes me glad we didn't move yet and go further North or we would be freezing at this point. I have been watching the weather and where we are going to move to is still getting hit with those snow storms.

I am waking up a little more the longer I sit here and I am looking forward to starting my day and getting stuff done. I sat last night working on my route for the charity walk and marking my five-mile checkpoints for my husband to be at while I walk to him. It looks like I will be walking through several towns and not so much flatland with nothing in sight which is good.

Well, it is time to go, I have other things that need to get done. I am feeling pretty good today and want to keep up the momentum, so I want to wish everyone a "Happy Monday" and for those who were born on this date, "Happy Birthday". Take care and remember to keep those sleeping out in the cold in your thoughts and prayers.



Sunday, March 3, 2019

3/3/2019

Good morning everyone. It is seven forty-two in the morning and a chilly forty-five degrees outside here in Dalton, Georgia. This is my second time getting up this morning because I was up for almost two hours at three o'clock this morning and sat here doing some writing on a book.

I am drinking a cup of hot coffee which tastes so good this morning. I fed the dogs but they are not ready to go outside since I let them out at three o'clock. I have put food down for them but they are still in bed and not ready to get up yet.

I am the only one up in the house so far and will probably be until nine o'clock or so. it is supposed to rain here today and that usually makes everyone sleep late. That is fine by me because I love peace and quiet. I can get things done that way. :)

I hope everyone had a safe night last night? I know some of you probably partied a little and that is okay as long as you were responsible and safe. I had a pretty quiet night last night and went to be early because I did a lot yesterday and had to deal with a bout of hypoglycemia while driving which was pretty scary for me, but I made it home safely.

I completed everything on my schedule yesterday except for my bedtime walk on the treadmill. I do the treadmill three times daily to lose weight and to condition myself for a state walk that is going to happen in September. I plan on walking a big circle around the state of Georgia to bring about awareness of homelessness. it will be a major fundraiser and should take me approximately three weeks to walk.

My husband is going with me as my support and will be parked five miles ahead of me as a checkpoint for me to take a break. I will be posting on a separate page on the charity website my journey and any things that happen while on this walk. I will have my route posted in case anyone wants to come say hello or get a picture with me. My husband will be set up to also take donations while I am out walking.

After all my daily stuff is done, I will be working on the walk stuff and getting all our checkpoints down and what not. I am doing the treadmill now, but April first I will be walking along a hwy here because walking a treadmill and walking outside are totally different. I have forty pounds to lose before August thirty-first to be cleared medically for this walk and I plan on making that goal.

well, I need to get this posted and want to wish everyone a great day and a very "Happy Birthday" to those born on this date. Take care.

Also if you want to contribute to our organization I will place two links below for you to do that.


Saturday, March 2, 2019

3/2/2019

Good morning everyone. How are we doing this fine Saturday morning? It is fifty-four degrees here in Dalton, Georgia and cloudy. The rain has finally stopped for now and the sun is even trying to shine through the clouds. It looks to be a good day so far. I am hopeful though.

Yesterday I got through most of my schedule but had some catching up on some articles to get back on schedule with those. I still have just a couple more to do which won't take very long to do. I still have some writing to do on one book to get it finished which today is its deadline and I think I will be able to get most if not all of it done today, because tomorrow starts a new book and I will need all of the two weeks to get it written.

I have been working on planning the build of our house since it won't be long before we are moving there. We plan on moving around May or June. I am so excited about moving and having a new fresh life with my husband and dogs. It will be a nice fresh start and we will have something to show for our lives.

I got one crowdfunding page set up the other day to begin trying to pull donations in for our homeless project which I am proud of. I am hopeful that when I begin writing grant proposals that we get the necessary funding needed to begin breaking ground.

We will have volunteers coming out to help us build and then a grand opening barbeque will be nice to have when we are ready. I am hoping that we can have one location set up before the end of the year. We are all hopeful here at Hope Station USA that things will go nicely.

Well, allow me to say goodbye for now since I have things that need to get caught up on. I will leave a link down below in case you would like to make a donation to help us help the homeless and give them their life back.

I wish everyone a sweet Saturday and may you have many blessings. I wish everyone born on this date a very "Happy Birthday" and may you have many more. Take care.

Friday, March 1, 2019

3/1/2019

Happy March to everyone! We are already three months into this new year and soon the holidays will be upon us again. So, how is everyone doing today? It is Friday and the weekend is here again. Do you have any plans for the weekend? I plan on sitting here and writing my next book.

Our checks got screwed up this month because the agent we went down to see got our account number wrong and now we have to wait until the bank sends it back and then for the Social Security Administration to resend it, so it could be a week before we see our money and that means all of our bills are going to be rejected at the bank which is going to cause all kinds of fees. We could be so lucky. :(

Last night I sat here and gathered all my information for our nonprofits new program and started putting together a grant proposal. It will take a lot of work but I believe it to be a huge benefit to the community. It would be one giant step to assist the homeless in getting off the streets and becoming self-sufficient. I have created a crowdfunding account and hopefully, we will begin getting donors to help us fund this project.

Other than that, it has been raining here in Dalton, Georgia for several days and it is still raining. It is one of those days where you just want to stay in bed and sleep. My husband went back to bed, the dogs are sleeping with him, and I am sitting here getting some things done. I have to play catch up on a couple days as far as the certain things that needed to be done.

Basically, it is just writing a short story for an erotica book I am working on, a couple of articles that need to be submitted, some editing on one of my books to get it ready for publishing, and then a short story for another book which will become a freebie in exchange for an email address.

Then the rest of what day I have left will be my free time, but I don't know what that is, lol. A writer's life is never dull and boring, nor is it never finished because there is always something to do or finish.

Well, time to get started so that I can get everything completed. I wish everyone a happy and safe Friday and a very "Happy Birthday" to everyone that was born on this date. Take care and do something nice for someone less fortunate today.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

2/26/2019

Good morning everyone. It is eight thirty in the morning and thirty-seven degrees outside here in Dalton, Georgia. The sun is shining but you can still feel the coldness. I just got up and I am enjoying my first cup of coffee while the dogs are outside going potty. I did manage to get some things done last night before bed but today is a new day with a fresh new start at things.

my husband and I have our disability review today which we have every year just to update things. I hate these appointments because I have to sit in the waiting room full of people and it drives my anxiety up to where I feel nausea.

Other than that, We have nothing left to do except for me to write and get my goals reached today. I have two books in editing and my current work in progress already has fifteen thousand words to it, so I need to get working on it to hopefully have it done before Sunday.

I will be getting my tweets done today and a little free marketing done to get my books noticed. I am finally caught up and on schedule, so things should fall into place now and moving forward. My husband has been such a good source of support for me and I really appreciate him and love him to death.

I will also be working on my nonprofit stuff a little today to keep it moving forward. I wrote a couple of articles last night about our adventures here lately with feeding the homeless and the plans we have so far for Hope Station USA. I have a goal to meet to do this Georgia state walk and I plan on making the journey in September after some conditioning of my health and body.

Well, it is time to get my day started and my next cup of coffee. I wish everyone well and have an awesome day because you are great at what you do. To everyone celebrating a birthday today, "Happy Birthday", and may you have many more. Take care and be blessed and a blessing to someone else less fortunate.

Monday, February 25, 2019

2/25/2019

Good morning everyone. It is seven o'clock this morning and a chilly thirty-two degrees outside here in Dalton, Georgia. I have been up since six and my dogs have been outside and are now eating their breakfast while I sit here enjoying my first cup of coffee with my husband.

I have good news this morning! Last night I finished another manuscript! Now I have two books in the editing phase and I am going to be working on another already started manuscript and hopefully I should have it done by the end of the weekend.

I have been feeling up and down here lately for unknown reasons. I know that I am on some different medication which should be in my system by now, but it just seems like everything is moving slowly and I get a bit frustrated. I don't know, maybe it is just me overthinking things, but I am excited about finally finishing another book.

I plan on spending time beginning tomorrow afternoon placing my books on sites to get more exposure for the ones already published. I have them on a few sites now, but until I can pay for ads and marketing, my only option is the free placements.

I went off my schedule for a few days just so that I could get this one book finished, but now I am going to go back onto it and then everything will continue to get done. It was becoming easy each day with the new schedule and I was happier because it meant that I could spend more time with my dogs and husband. The life of a writer doesn't have to be a lonely one. :)

Things are going slowly with my nonprofit, but at least they are going. I have to begin researching foundations and writing grant proposals again for a new program that will benefit the homeless and the community.

Also, we are getting close to buying our land and begin building our house. That is very exciting too with just a couple more months to go. We are both looking forward to it and having a place of our own again. Plus, the dogs need a bigger yard to play and run in.

Things are really beginning to pick up and the future looks brighter. This will be a good year for us personally and for my nonprofit that assists the homeless in regaining their self-sufficiency. If you would like to know more about our organization, I will place the link at the end of this post. See the work that we are doing.

Well, time to get busy so let me wish everyone a "Happy Monday" and a very "Happy Birthday" to those born on this date. May you have many more. Take care and keep our organization in your thoughts and prayers as well as those sleeping outside. Take care.


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Friday, February 22, 2019

2/22/2019

Good morning all. it is six forty this morning and forty-four degrees outside and wet. It has been raining since yesterday and it makes for a very wet day today. I have been up and down most of the night and finally decided to get up at six. I am having my first cup of coffee with my husband who has slept most of the night.

Today will be a good day since I am getting an early start to my day. I will be finishing off my book that I have been trying to get finished all week, but other things popped up like my back room was in chaos and I just can't function when there is chaos. I will also be getting a short story for the site done today and some marketing.

I lost a day somewhere because I thought today was Saturday until I looked at my calendar. I do that every now and then. I get so tied up in getting things done and with my broken sleep, I lose a day and sometimes I have lost two days.

Today I am going to stay positive and look to the future for better things. The past has held me long enough and it is time to kick the past in the butt and move on to better things. Everyone all through my life has always put me down and made me feel lower than dirt, but today I take my life back and I will do what I need to do in order to make a better future.

I have many stories that need to be told and I want everyone reading my books. Very soon I will be able to pay for marketing ads, but right now I have to stay with free advertising which is still good. I think that most of my books could sell themselves just with the story itself.

Well, in closing I would like to send my thoughts and prayers out to those who are living outside. May they be safe, fed, and warm. If you would like to assist my organization in helping the homeless regain their self-sufficiency please make a donation here.

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Also, remember that every book purchased, a quarter of all book royalties go into the organization to help out giving her a residual income. You can find my books on eBay, but here are the links to Amazon and also on this site.

My Website
http://brandidpayne.com/

Amazon Author Page
amazon.com/author/brandipayne

So, show your support and make a donation. We need to help these people get off the streets because that is no way to live. other than that, I want to wish everyone an awesome day and be blessed. Take care.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

2/21/2019

Good morning to all my friends and family, old and new. it is eight twenty-one in the morning and forty-eight degrees outside and raining. I just got up a little bit ago and I just finished my first cup of coffee that my husband made for me. The dogs have gone outside and have been fed and given fresh water, so now it is time to get to work.

I have got to write two articles today to help catch up on the few days that I was down and couldn't do anything. I have those days sometimes when I just can't focus or concentrate on anything. My medications are supposed to help with that, but they can't stop everything every day.

I also have to finish organizing the back room because it is cluttered again which is chaos to me and that might be part of the problem, lol. I know that this post might be short because I have some things to do that aren't on my list which is the back room and some calls to make.

One thing that I want to encourage people with is don't give up and always keep moving forward. Sometimes it is nice to stop and smell the roses, but you still have to be productive in life.

Also, My nonprofit, Hope Station USA is flourishing and we need your support. Please make a donation on the PayPal link below or purchase one of my books which twenty-five percent of the royalties goes into Hope Station USA to assist the homeless and needy in regaining their self-sufficiency.

"Happy Birthday" to those born on this date and may you have many more. To everyone else, have an awesome day and be happy. Take care and be blessed.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

2/20/2019

Good morning. It is six fifty-four in the morning and thirty-seven degrees outside. The wind is blowing hard and we are under a wind advisory. I can see the large moon which keeps being hidden by the blowing clouds. It is a day I wish I didn't have to go outside, but I have a doctor's appointment this morning. my husband was up before I got up and no he is taking a nap before we have to go. I might let him stay home while I go to my appointment.

I finished almost everything last night that was on my schedule which feels better now that I can finish my whole list without running out of a day. I still have a book to finish which is almost there and another that I need to be working on and have done by next weekend.

I felt pretty good last night and I felt that I slept really nice. I don't remember any dreams or nightmares. I know that I got a couple times to use the bathroom but was still able to go right back to sleep.

Sorry, I had to lay back down due to my medication. It is now nine sixteen in the morning and I am still a little groggy, but I am trying to wake up. I am still feeling positive and look forward to the future for us and my nonprofit. I have been busy making plans and working things out ahead of time to make sure everything gets taken care of.

Today I will be editing the first book that is finished and getting it ready for publishing. I am excited about it and it will be considered a young adult book. The other book that is almost finished will be done today too. So there will be a couple of books in the editing phase and then I can finish working on another book that has fifteen thousand words already written in it. I will be keeping positive.

My only issue is the funding to pay for marketing which will be coming soon and then all books will be marketed and hopefully, sales will pick up. I love to see my books being read and bought. I hope you get your copy soon.

Well, it is time to post this so that I can move on to the next thing on my schedule. I hope everyone is blessed today in their endeavors and please keep those sleeping out in the cold in your thought and prayers. "Happy Birthday" to those who were born on this day and may you have many more. Take care.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

2/19/2019

Good morning to all. It is five thirty-seven in the morning and twenty-nine degrees here in Dalton, Georgia. Brr! They say we are to have rain and snow this morning, but usually, it is just rain. We have been up since about five o'clock and it is cold. They had to shut off the heat because of sparks coming from the breaker box, so we have to endure the cold here in the house.

The dogs are all snuggled up under the blankets asleep and warm and my husband is wearing a sweater while sitting in bed. Me, I have my jacket on sitting here at my desk. It is supposed to stay in the thirties until about three o'clock. We just have to try and stay warm. My thoughts and prayers go out to those who have to sleep outside in this cold.

I completed all but one thing yesterday which is still an accomplishment for me. I am going to get my stuff done around the house and on my schedule today so that I can work on some writing. The one thing that I have to do is write a short story for a book today. Every day is something different that I have to work on besides my daily stuff.

My husband is making jokes right now and he is happy that he can make me smile first thing this morning. I love him so much and he is so supportive of my endeavors. I don't think I would be where I am if it wasn't for him.

On a better note, my blood sugar is finally coming back down to normal since I had the epidural. I have been walking on my treadmill three times a day to build up my endurance for walking which will help me when I do my charity walk in September and I should have the thirty pounds off as well. I am very anxious and excited about this walk.

well, time to get to work and start my day plus I need another cup of coffee to keep me warm. I wish everyone a blessed day and a very "Happy Birthday" to those born on this date.May you all be blessed today and do something nice for someone today and it will come back to you ten-fold. Take care

Remember to buy my books because proceeds from the royalties go towards assisting the homeless regain their self sufficiency, or you can just make a donation through PayPal.

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Monday, February 18, 2019

2/18/2019

Good morning to all of my friends, old and new. It is seven thirty-eight in the morning ad thirty-nine degrees outside here in Dalton, Georgia. It is actually pretty outside as the clouds are breaking up. I am still a little tired due to being up so much last night. Constant bathroom trips all night and two accidents.

I have gotten the dogs fed and outside to potty and my husband is sitting here drinking coffee with me. I am curious as to how my day is going to go. I completed all but one thing on my schedule yesterday but I was running an errand which took some time away, so it was still a productive day.

Today, I have nowhere to go and plan on completing my schedule list today. Today is the day I spend crafting which I need to get the back room organized in order to find half of my crafting stuff. It is buried back there somewhere. I think I am going to make some pillows today. These will be sold at the flea market once I get enough stuff to sell.

My book will be completed today. It was the one thing I didn't get to yesterday, so today is the day I complete it. Everything is moving nicely and I do feel pretty good and positive today. I don't know what my husband has to do today but it would give me some peace and quiet in the house if he leaves with the roommates to go to Chattanooga, Tennessee.

It got pretty cold last night and my thoughts were on those sleeping outside. I am still working on my program details to help get some of them off the streets and into a program that will help them get back on their feet and into their own apartment and out of the cold. I spent some time working on the program details to include in the grant proposal.

Well, it is Monday and a new week, so I need to get things working here so that I can complete everything. I wish everyone a prosperous Monday and a "Happy Birthday to those celebrating today. Take care and may you have many more to come.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

2/17/2019

Good morning everyone. It is seven thirty-eight in the morning and 48 degrees outside here in Dalton, Georgia. I have been up since about six thirty and I have already finished my coffee and now I am drinking diet soda. I am pretty much awake even though I have been up and down a few times during the night.

My husband got up earlier and is on his third cup of coffee. That is just too much coffee for me. Two cups maybe, but not three. I have looked over my schedule for the day and I am ready to get to work getting things done. I still have to put the dogs out to go potty but they are still asleep on the bed.

Now, that I have received my letter from the state of Georgia announcing that my nonprofit is registered here I can now begin fundraising for Georgia as well as Florida. It is going to be fun and exciting. I love working for the homeless because it gives me peace and joy in my heart to know that I am helping someone who is in need and less fortunate.

Today I will be finishing the book I have been working on which will make two in the editing phase and then I will be working on another work in progress starting tomorrow. I have given myself two weeks to get it finished and ready for editing. It is a crime thriller that I hope everyone will enjoy.

Well, it is time to get the dogs taken care of and start my other stuff so I will end this post here. I wish everyone a blessed day and "Happy Birthday" to those who were born on this date. Take care and do something good for a homeless person today and pay it forward.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

2/16/2019

Good morning to all. it is seven oh seven in the morning and forty-one degrees outside here in Dalton, Georgia. I have been up and down all night like usual, but I stayed up when it became five o'clock. I made the coffee and woke my husband up with a fresh hot cup of coffee. I only had one cup before I was on to something cold.

Today, he wants to go over to his sister's house because his niece is finally home from foster care and he wants to hang out with her for a few hours. So, I am stuck going because I don't want to be stuck without a car. I understand that it is a good thing that his niece is back home, but it is the drama I don't want to be involved in.

I told him I would go for a couple hours but then I have to come home because I have things of my own to get done like one of my books are scheduled to be done today. I get to work on and finish another work in progress starting tomorrow.

I am excited to have two books in the editing phase and almost ready for publishing. So far, I have five books published and lots more to come this year. My only issue right now is marketing. I don't have any money for paid marketing, and I have been working on free marketing just to get them out there.

Hopefully, I will have some money soon to buy ads, but I am not worried about it too much because I have placed my books here, there, and everywhere that is free to post them. I still have many places to go, but eventually, I will have paid marketing going.

My books are up on Amazon, eBay, and a few other places plus my website. I hope everyone gets a chance to read one of my published books. Twenty-five percent of all book royalties goes to my nonprofit to assist the homeless and needy in regaining their self-sufficiency. Twenty-five percent goes into taxes, another twenty-five percent goes into book expenses, and the last twenty-five percent goes to me.

I just finished writing another article this morning and have a few to write to catch back up to be on schedule for that. I am working my schedule nicely now and it gives me a little free time to enjoy my husband and dogs more.

Well, I need to get on to other things before we leave so I will wish everyone a blessed day and a "Happy Birthday" to anyone celebrating today. Take care.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

2/15/2019


Good morning everyone. It is six twelve in the morning and fifty-two degrees outside here in Dalton, Georgia with cloudy skies. I have been awake and up since about three thirty this morning because I went to bed early last night. I feel pretty rested since taking this new medicine, but I could go back to sleep if I chose to.

My husband has been up since about four thirty and is having coffee with me while the dogs are in the other room eating and going potty outside. I began cleaning our room yesterday and just finished organizing my desk to make it more manageable.

It will be pretty busy for me today because I have several articles to write in order to catch up on them. I am almost done writing my current book and pushing it into the editing stage with the other. I am excited to get them published and seeing them in physical form. I haven't decided on a cover yet for either of them and need to get it in gear.

I don't know what my husband has planned for today, but I will be writing and taking care of some writing stuff. I also need to clean the back room and reorganize it because it looks like a cluster f***. The dogs are enjoying chewing things up back there or taking things out the back door and playing with it in the backyard. They are little rascals if you ask me, but they are too cute.

I will be getting on the treadmill today and starting my journey of getting back to health and fit to do my charity walk. I spoke to my primary care doctor about it and she is excited for me. She stated that she would be honored to give me a physical around August thirty- first and sign off allowing me to do the walk unless she feels it will be too much.

So my training begins today and I will have six months to build up my endurance and lose some weight to become fit enough for this walk. Cleaning the house every day will help with the weight loss and keeping my sugar down where it is supposed to be.

My doctor is also putting me on the insulin pump, for now, to help regulate my sugar. She is willing to do whatever it takes to help me reach my goal for this walk. I appreciate anyone who will help me. I have some support here as well in the form of young adult girls. They are my cheerleading squad, lol.

Well, it is time for me to get to writing since it is now seven o'clock and the sun hasn't even come up yet, but I want to wish everyone a safe and blessed Friday. "Happy Birthday" to everyone born on this date and may you be blessed with many more. Don't forget to show your support of the homeless regaining their self-sufficiency by purchasing a book or making a monetary donation to PayPal.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

2/14/2019

"Happy Valentine's Day!" How is everyone this morning? I just got up and I am drinking my first cup of coffee. It is seven forty-six in the morning and thirty-four degrees outside. My husband and I are the only ones awake in the house and I feel pretty rested even though I was up a few times last night. I took the new medication that was prescribed by my doctor last night for bedtime and it kept me asleep most of the night and I feel rested now and not so groggy.

I have my primary care doctor appointment this morning to do a checkup and get refills of my diabetes medications. I am still having an issue with high blood sugars because of the epidural procedure I had, but it is coming down slowly. My first cup of coffee tastes so good this morning and warming me up. I had my husband put the dogs outside to go potty so that I could get a chance to wake up and enjoy my coffee since they are my babies they want momma's attention the minute I wake up.

For my daily stuff today, I will be doing some grant research after I take care of my everyday stuff. The new schedule I came up with works better so that I am not sitting at my computer all day and night. Everything gets done and I still have time to spend with my husband and dogs which is nice.

I have changed my cover pictures on most of my sites to include all published books so far. Hopefully, as long as everything goes right, I should be publishing a new one sometime next week. That is very exciting for me and I love putting my stories out there.

I can't state this enough, but every book that is sold, a quarter of the royalties go to my nonprofit charity to help the homeless regain their self-sufficiency and assist in ending hunger. I feel very passionate about this cause and I hope that everyone would join me in the fight against hunger and poverty.

If you don't want to buy a book, there are PayPal buttons on each site to make a donation to. This is a worldwide issue that needs to be addressed. Here in America, our homeless are being put in jails because of where they sleep or hang out. Our society sees them as an eyesore and Mayors are pushing and forcing them out of cities and into counties so that they won't have to deal with them, which to me is unfair, but who am I to judge our politicians for their work.

Anyway, let's stand together and help the situation instead of pushing it aside. I will end this post here and wish everyone a beautiful day and a very "Happy Birthday" to those celebrating today. May you have many more to come. Take care and be blessed.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

2/13/2019

Hello everyone. It is so beautiful outside today like it didn't even rain for the last two days. I had a doctor's appointment this morning which was the results of my sleep study. The doctor stated that I am not reaching REM sleep and I have acted out behaviors during my sleep, so they put me on a sleep medication that gets me to rest and sleep fully.

I am due to go to my next doctor's appointment here shortly but I wanted to post this for today. I am feeling a bit down today for some reason which I have no clue. It is more of a mental depression which just makes me feel blah and not focused. Sorry, I have to go to an appointment, but I will come back and finish this post.

Sorry, it took me so long getting back on here, I got caught up with multiple doctor appointments and chasing down medications. Plus, I wanted to get some of the cleaning done for today. I have taken one of my new medications for bedtime and waiting for it to kick in with the hopes that it will help me sleep and get plenty of rest.

The dogs are now inside for the night and my husband is asleep with it being ten twenty-four at night. I got my shower and in my pajamas waiting to go to bed. My new schedule will make sure everything gets done in a day which is what I needed to stay sane.

I am still feeling the blahs but I am more relaxed. I am sitting here drinking my diet Pepsi and cheese crackers as my bedtime snack. Well, I need to get this published and I hope everyone has a nice evening and gets enough rest for work tomorrow. "Happy Birthday" to those who were born today and may you have many more. Take care until tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

2/12/2019

Good morning everyone. It is eight forty-four in the morning and fifty-five degrees here in Dalton, Georgia with misty rain and fog outside. I have been up for several minutes ow having my first cup of coffee and paying some bills at the moment. I just let the dogs go outside and they are in the other room eating their breakfast and my husband just woke up.

I will be busy today working on one of my books to get it finished and ready for editing. That will make two books in the editing phase which is exciting for me. I love to see my books being published. I want to tell my stories to the world.

I sat here last night working on stuff for my nonprofit like the charity walk I want to do in September when the temperatures are milder. It is very exciting for me to be doing something that shows my support of a cause and we have such a big issue with homelessness here in America that it should be addressed.

This will be a short post today because I have rambled on the last few days so I hope everyone has a blessed day and to everyone celebrating a birthday today, "Happy Birthday" and may you have many more. Take care.

Monday, February 11, 2019

2/11/2019

Hello to everyone. It is me again, lol. I have been up since around eight this morning and we had to go take care of some business and then I came home and got the house cleaned up. I have been busy this morning and productive. My husband had a little of a mood swing this morning but he seems to be getting over it and talking to me now.

I sat up last night and getting paperwork done for a grant proposal for Hope Station USA and also doing some financial stuff for us. If everything goes as planned this next first of the month we should be able to dig our way out of our financial debt and proceed in a forward way. My fingers are crossed that it goes correctly.

My book sales have been down since there is no money now to run any advertising, but I am looking into setting up free advertising on other sites to keep them out in the public eye. I need to get back in gear with posting the promotion links on some of my facebook group sites to keep it there smoothly. I am hopeful that sales will pick back up once we get through this financial bump in the road

I am still feeling positive about life right now and my main focus is to not give up and keep pressing forward no matter what bump befalls us. My husband is taking everything the best way he can, but it stresses both of us out to where we want to shut down and I can't right now. I am needed more now.

I just grabbed me a peanut butter sandwich for lunch and my sugar has come down quite a bit. I am trying to get it back under control with my goal set in my mind for this state walk. Before the walk, I will get doctors to sign off on my health stating that I could do the walk.

It has been stressful for a few days and now it is time to sit down and get things in order and begin putting a press release together for the walk, that is how positive I am about hitting that goal, then I need to get my route planned out and checkpoints set. It is going to be a busy few weeks for me, plus I am putting the information together to set up my grant proposal for Hope Station USA's new program that will make changes in peoples lives for the better.

Well, I could talk and write forever about everything that will be going on, but my main focus will be getting things planned and organized, even with my books. Twenty-five percent of all royalties earned with go to benefit Hope Station USA, so get your copies now and show your support.

It is time to publish this post now, so I want to wish everyone a very "Happy Monday" and a very "Happy Birthday" to everyone born on this date. May you have many more to come. Take care and be blessed.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

2/10/2019

Hello everyone! It is two twenty-three in the afternoon and thirty- five degrees outside. It is a light rain but you can feel the moisture in the air. I have been up since about ten o'clock and have gotten my coffee and house cleaning done for the day. Now it is time to get some of my writing stuff done.

I took the afternoon off yesterday to take a nap and could not recoup from it until around dinner time because my husband and I were talking about something that woke the beast within me. I did a walk for the homeless back in two-thousand and ten and I think it is needed again to raise awareness and to show my passion for helping them regain their self- sufficiency.

We are currently registered in the state of Florida and Georgia and by the end of the year, we are hoping for Tennessee to be included. We were talking about doing a shorter walk which would be a state walk at a time. I began looking at a map last night to show me routes and mileage for Georgia. My husband would go along as my support team.

I also began looking up solicitor permits last night for door to door donations which we could collect money, blankets, food, and clothing. I get amped up every time we talk or discuss things relating to helping the homeless. I want to do whatever we could to help them.

A percentage of all my book sales go to the organization to give her a residual income to help out. Right now all supplies needed are coming out of my own personal money to help. It is something that is very important to me. Hope Station USA has been incorporated for ten years now and it has been slow due to health and medical issues, but I feel a comeback is coming shortly.

So we would do one state walk during this year which we made a deal that I needed to lose a little bit of weight and get my health back into gear before allowing me to do the walk. I agreed that I need to get I shape for it and have set a goal date to have my weight down and my diabetes under control again and that date is August thirty- first.

I have already started back on the treadmill again to build up my endurance and with that, I also have to have my weight down to two-thirty or less and my sugar has to be under control before that date to do the walk in September. I will make these goals and will make this walk to bring about awareness for the homeless situation going on in our country.

I have a book that is scheduled to be written and published in November on homelessness and while I am on my walk, I want to get some of these individuals stories and pictures to put into this book to allow society to get to know these people and see that they are just human beings and what be homeless has done for and to them.

I am also working on the financial and plan for the new program of Hope Station USA that will help them immensely. I am working on the paperwork to set it up for grant proposals to send out. I have thought about this program in my sleep and have seen it work in my mind. This program could take off and then become a national thing to help end our homeless issues. I will be posting this same post on Hope Station USA's website for those who miss it here.

Other than everything going on there, I am still working on my next book and I have one in editing still, but hopefully, it will be published by the end of this month. I have changed my writing schedule around so that it gives me two weeks per book to write them and then work on the editing stage.

I am very excited right now to get things moving and I wanted to share all my thoughts with you and hopefully, I will get some feedback. Please do something nice for a homeless person today and show them you care. It is all I am asking unless you want to purchase one of my books and that can be your way of contributing to our cause.

I want to wish everyone a blessed day and my thoughts and prayers are going out to everyone sleeping outside in the cold. "Happy Birthday" to everyone born on this date. Take care.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

2/9/2019

Good morning everyone! it is five ten in the morning here in Dalton, Georgia and a whopping twenty-three degrees outside, brrr! It really doesn't feel that cold outside. I let the dogs out to go potty and had no shoes on or jacket and it felt quite nice for a cold morning. I have been up since three o'clock because I went to bed right after dinner last night.

I spent Thursday night doing a sleep study which they kept me for more testing yesterday due to some issues with my heart beating faster while I was asleep and that I never hit REM sleep at all through the whole study. I made it to stage three a couple of times, but never went into REM sleep.

I feel refreshed right now and that is why I am up so early and getting an early start on everything. I will be finishing my schedule today. We don't have anywhere to go today so I can sit and get a lot done. My husband just woke up and I gave him his first cup of coffee which I already had mine and now I am on my diet soda which won't raise my sugar.

I went through with my epidural on Thursday morning and it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. It has numbed up some of the pain I feel in my lower back and the medication I am taking is helping with my neck and shoulders, so I do have some relief right now.

I have some calls to make on Monday and some other stuff to do on the side today but it will not interfere with my scheduled stuff. I am highly motivated this morning to get things going and completed. Today is a fresh new day and I am full of positivity.

My husband and I just discussed the idea of a charity walk for the homeless like the one I did back in 2010. I now have a goal to reach in order to have the health to do this so I now have something to work towards. I am excited now. Well, let me get this published so that I can publish my other post on my charity site. "Happy Birthday" to everyone who was born on this date, and may you all have a blessed day. Take care.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

2/7/2019

Good morning everyone. It is ten twenty in the morning here in Dalton, Georgia and a nice sixty-eight degrees outside with a little overcast. I have been up since about nine o'clock and I have my epidural at noon today so I wanted the chance to say good morning to everyone because I don't know how I will feel afterward.

I have had one cup of coffee and now onto my diet soda and will have to take my other valium about eleven o'clock to be ready for the procedure. I also have my sleep study this evening so I am going to try and get some stuff done today which will be writing because our two rooms are clean already.

I have a few changes to make to my schedule but they are minor ones which won't change things much. I am just going to stretch my book writing out to two weeks per book instead of one a week. I feel good about my writing and I will always make them easy reads so that even someone with a low-grade level reading can read them as well.

I will be taking two completed manuscripts with me this evening to my sleep study and edit them while I am there. I am excited about getting back to writing now and the motivation is coming back. I have found that the one thing I am good at is telling stories so I want the world to read my stories and enjoy them. Everyone that I know has read my books and they like them a lot.

well, this will be a short post so that I can get ready for my procedure and I have a few other things to get done before we leave. I hope everyone has a prosperous day and to everyone who was born on this day, "Happy Birthday" and may you be blessed with many more. Take care everyone and I hope to post again tomorrow.

P.S- Remember that every book that is purchased will benefit Hope Station USA in assisting the homeless in regaining their self-sufficiency. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

2/6/2019

Good morning everyone. it is twelve fifty-one in the afternoon and overcast outside with a temperature of sixty-eight. I am loving this nice temperature and I am feeling pretty good today. I got up this morning and cleaned the back room and carpet, then our room got cleaned, and finally, I washed up the dishes and cleaned the kitchen. Now, I am ready to get some writing done.

I am still a little behind as far as short stories for a book, but I am current on articles and a little behind on book writing today but I will catch up some today. I am looking forward to publishing some new books to add to my collection.

Tomorrow is my epidural on my lower back and hopefully, I will be able to function after that because I need to keep working on my books to stay updated on my schedule. I love writing and telling stories so I will keep publishing books.

It is "hump day" so I know a lot of you are champing at the bit for the weekend to get here. I am not because I have to get these books done. My goal today is to stay on top of my book writing and now my sugar wants to drop below a hundred so I need to get off of here and take care of that. I wish everyone a blessed day and happy thoughts. "Happy Birthday" to everyone born on this date and may you have many more. Take care.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

2/5/2019

Good morning everyone. It is six thirty-five this morning and fifty-five degrees here in Dalton, Georgia. The sun is not up yet but it is not that cold outside and it has been nice and warm the last couple of days which has been very welcoming. We have not had any snow this year except for a dusting that didn't last but a couple of hours before the sun began melting it away.

I have a therapist appointment this morning and plus we are going to clean the car out for an appointment at the car dealership to see about trading the car in for a pre-owned truck. I don't think it will happen but I do want to see what our options are. Then it is home to get back into writing since I am behind a day or two with short stories and book writing and need to get them done.

I have one book in the editing phase, two in the writing phase, and a new one will be due to start writing on Saturday. It will be easy to get one done possibly today, but the other one should be done on Saturday and that would make three in the editing phase. I have a positive attitude that it will all get completed on time. My motivation is pretty good today.

I am sitting here drinking my first cup of coffee with my husband while the dogs are outside doing their thing. I got all of our laundry washed yesterday and just need to get them folded and put away. I have another busy day but all will get done as long as I stay positive about it.

I have made a decision to stop doing the flea markets because it is not feasible or efficient to spend the money on the table only to make twenty dollars back. So, it will be put on hold for a bit until I have more things to sell. I would rather build that money up and spend it on book marketing which would be more cost effective in my opinion.

Well, it is time to get things moving, but I wanted to say good morning to everyone and I hope that everyone has a blessed day and to everyone born on this date, "Happy Birthday" and may you have many more. Take care of yourself and do something nice for someone less fortunate today.

Remember to check out my books on Amazon and remember that all book royalties go towards helping the homeless regain their self-sufficiency.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

2/2/2019

Hello everyone. It is me again, lol. I just got up from a nap with my husband since we got up so early this morning to go to the flea market. We did okay I guess, it was nothing to write home about. I am thinking that it might not work out going tomorrow. There were so many people there and the sun felt so good to be shining, but people did not seem to be interested in what we were offering or had for sale.

It was nice talking to people as much as I could, but when you mention helping support the homeless or our efforts in ending hunger, people just shrugged their shoulders and walked away. It was almost disgusting and making me sick to my stomach how people could be so cold and not have an ounce of compassion for people who have to sleep on cold concrete I the winter and that they have to eat from dumpsters.

One thing that I do know is that because people behave like that when it comes to the homeless, is that it will never make me give up on them. My passion and compassion are too strong and there will be people who come by and give large donations and that I just have to be patient.

Other than that, I am just getting up and have some writing to do which will take up the rest of my night and I will be up late since we are not doing the flea market tomorrow. I will clean house while everyone is gone to do their thing at the flea market. I almost wonder why I clean it because with all of the grown adults in this house, it never stays clean for long and it looks like I don't clean at all.

Well, allow me to end this post here before I get on a rant and rave session and get some of my writing done. I have to make up for an article that I didn't write yesterday plus the new one for today. I swear there is never enough time in a day, but I will get it done and caught up.

I hope everyone has a blessed evening and to everyone celebrating a birthday today, Happy Birthday" and may you have many more to come. Take care everyone.

Friday, February 1, 2019

2/1/2019

Happy February everyone! It is such a nice day outside today and the sun is shining with the temperatures up in the fifties here in Dalton, Georgia. I had a hard time sleeping last night and finally went to bed around six this morning. I am running behind on my daily schedule by a couple of hours but still going strong to get everything done.

I still have to go out and clean the car out to pack it with the stuff for the flea market tomorrow and I still have a few candles to put ribbons on and get them ready. I went to the pharmacy today to pick up medication that I had been waiting a week for and now I have all my medications needed for the next month. My husband, on the other hand, went to sleep last night and forgot to take his medication so today is a rough day for him because of mood swings. I love him though.

I just finished cleaning the house with a house full of people sitting around and not helping but this is an everyday job for me. I cannot function correctly when I know the house is a mess. That is just part of my OCD. I am back on my diet sodas and water again because I have been drinking kool-aid to get off so much soda and my sugar hit the mid five- hundreds the other day which told me why I was having some symptoms of hyperglycemia.

It starts a new month and new goals for me this month and I have all my lists and schedules ready for the month which I am making it a goal to stay on them. I am supposed to be back on the treadmill today but because of my late start there is just too much other stuff that needs to be done but I will be back on it tomorrow faithfully.

On the seventh of this month, I am having an epidural done to my lower back to help with pain and I am fearful of allowing anyone near my spine with a needle, especially after what the last doctor did to my neck which is causing me more pain than I can tolerate because it radiates down into both shoulders. I cannot even sit for a period of time without being in some intense pain.

Other than my aches and pains, I seem to be doing okay except for being sleep deprived because of the inability to sleep which the doctor put me back on one medication because it did help me sleep. I miss sleeping and now the dreams have come back which will make for another problem because I seem to take stuff out on my husband when I sleep and have nightmares.

Tomorrow is the deadline to have another book done and everything was going smoothly until I reread what I wrote and it didn't make sense and it seemed like I just ran through the story, so I trashed it and started over but it will be a novella based on nonfiction and I have the experience with it which means I will and should have it completed by tomorrow night if not the next day. I have faith in myself to keep to my books moving forward positively.

Can you tell I am having a better day since this post is long and I am telling everything but the kitchen sink? I guess there is just a lot to catch up on and a lot of this is informational in case something happens to me which is unlikely at this point. I feel that God is not finished with me yet, so I am still here with you fine people.

I actually passed out a bag lunch to someone today who was sitting on the curb by the grocery store wear torn clothing, dirty, and had a sign that just stated, "I'm hungry" and I could not help but stop and give him a bag lunch, a hygiene kit, and a box of donuts that I had just bought in the store. He looked like he could use it more than me since I am diabetic and don't need the sweets as my husband puts it.

I can't help but eat some sweets every now and then and even keep some handy in case my sugar drops really low which it has done in the past. Right now, I have thrown out my A1C number since the holidays even though I tried to eat in moderation. My A1C in early November was 8.2 and the one before that was over 10.I fought so hard to get my A1C down to normal but I sabotaged myself with the holidays telling myself that it was going to go back up because of the holidays.

With some trial and error, I found that if I get on the treadmill three times a day and drinking water or Powerade that my blood glucose levels stay low and within goal range as opposed to being stationary in this chair and drinking kool-aid to keep fluids going in. I know it isn't right, but I am still learning this whole diabetes thing since being diagnosed back in 2011.

Well, I think that I can stop here and will be writing more tomorrow when we get back from the flea market telling everyone how we did. I hope everyone has an excellent evening and a happy tomorrow. "Happy Birthday" to everyone born on this date and may you have many more to come. Take care and be blessed.

P.S- Don't forget that you can make a donation to the organization from the PayPal link on this site or through the purchase of one of my books. A quarter of all royalties goes into the organization to assist us in helping the homeless. Thanks.

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

1/31/2019

Good morning everyone near and far. It is nine twenty-four in the morning and twenty-three degrees outside here in Dalton, Georgia. I have not been awake long and the dogs are outside going potty while I drink my first cup of coffee. My husband is also awake and having coffee with me. I am sitting here planning out my day and looking over my schedule to see what needs to be done.

I figured out our finances real quick and now I am ready to move on to the day's events. I have looked over my writing schedule and I am still on track with that and everything looks good. I have my day planned and I will remain positive for this year with the hopes that everything works through to our favor. Book sales have been down, but I know they will bounce back.

I have two books in the middle of editing one and adding more to the word count on the other but I am still on schedule to have them finished soon. I look forward to publishing books and getting my stories out to the world. It is the one true thing that makes me happy, aside from helping the homeless.

My husband just fell back to sleep which makes it quiet again while I post this. My goals are on track with everything and it looks good so far. In a few months, we will begin working on our new house and getting it built which is exciting for me. We get to build it the way we want it to look and I am excited.

Well, since I got up a little late, I need to get going on getting other things done for the day. I still have some candles that need to be finished for the weekend as well. I hope everyone has a special day and be blessed. "Happy Birthday" to everyone born on this date and may you have many more. Take care and do something nice for someone else today. Pay it forward.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

1/30/2019

Good morning everyone. It is six fifty-two in the morning here and nineteen degrees outside here in Dalton, Georgia. I just got up a few minutes ago and just got the dogs back in and enjoying my first cup of coffee with my husband. We have both been up and down all night but I had easier times going back to sleep while my husband hardly got any sleep.

I am going to go back to working my schedule today while my husband goes to his doctor's appointment this afternoon. I have some editing to do on one book to get it ready for publishing and adding some more to the word count on another book to have it done. I have a bit of work to do and I am also watching the news right now and my thoughts and prayers go out to those up north and for them to stay warm.

Sorry, I had to lay back down for a minute, but I am up now trying to get some stuff done while my body hurts a little. I am getting little spasms in my back and my shoulders are sore for some reason. They hurt to lift up and I sit here trying to exercise them to work out the soreness.

Well, I will cut this post short so that I can get things moving since I took a short nap and now time is a wasting. I hope everyone has a blessed day and "Happy Birthday" to all those celebrating one today. Take care.