Wednesday, January 16, 2019

1/16/2019

Good morning to all. It is six o'clock in the morning and twenty-nine degrees here in Dalton, Georgia. The sun has not come up yet and that is okay. We went to bed early last night and I slept okay, but still not a full nights sleep. My neck is killing me and likes to cause headaches. I am up though because I need to get things done and cannot allow my pain to keep me from completing them.

My husband and the dogs are all still asleep and I just got my first cup of coffee. I cannot wait until my doctor's appointment a week from today so that I can get some help with the excruciating and debilitating pain that I am having. It hurts enough to want to keep me in the bed because there is no comfortable position to be in.

My goals today are to complete the one book that is about a page or two away from the ending, a short story for a writer's group, and I have to finish a started short story for another book. I have quite a bit of writing to do today and plan on getting it done. This is not including the clean-up I still have to finish going through our stuff in the back room to separate the items for sale at the flea market.

It is supposed to rain Saturday so we will be getting under one of the sheds but it will only be cloudy on Sunday. We have quite a bit of items for sale so far and I am still going through stuff. It might even be a three-car trip to get everything there but I am hopeful that we only come home with half of it.

I have some paperwork to get corrected in my binder before the first of the month and to be ready since things will be changing. I need to get my goals ready for next month so that they will be easily reached and accomplishments done and noted.

Well, it is time to get moving with things. My husband just woke up and I gave him his coffee so now I can get a little noisy if I need to cleaning and sorting things. I want to wish everyone a wonderful Wednesday and "Happy Birthday" to everyone born on this date. Take care.

Monday, January 14, 2019

1/14/2019

Good evening everyone. Today was a better day than lately. Once I got up this morning, it was off to a doctors appointment for my husband and then we stopped by the new pain management office I have submitted to for pain meds. It has taken about a week but I finally have an appointment for next week. I have been out of meds since Friday morning and the pain has been bad enough to keep me from sleeping and being able to function during the day.

Once we got home, it was back into the back room to finish going through our personal belongings to see what we are able to keep and what must be sold to pay bills that are owed for this month. It is hard having to give away everything we worked so hard to get, but if it means us being happy, out of debt for good, and on our way to our future, then, we must do what needs to be done.

I watched a sermon this evening that sent chills and the hair on my arms to stand and almost broke me to tears. God is breaking us from the old selves that we have been caught up in and making way for the new us to begin. He is taking and destroying what evil is putting into our lives and holding us and making room for what He has for our lives. I cannot wait.

My faith has been keeping me strong all these years and now when it is being threatened, God is renewing it and making me strong again. We have had to make some decisions, but it is for the better for our future to grow. It is hard for me to bring it to mind that it is happening all over again, but we will be fine because we will be together. It will not be the first time we have had to lose everything, but it will be the last time.

It will take us the rest of this week to finish sorting through everything, plus for me to make the large candles for the flea market. I find it relaxing to do arts and crafts and even writing, but the way things have gone on lately with me mentally, writing has been far from my mind. I want to write and finish these books, but I have a lack of motivation due to the circumstances surrounding us.

My pain has taken a lot out of me and lack of sleep because of it, and I need to get past the pain to move forward. My husband has been there and then not been there because of taking care of other things. He was completely in the dark about things until I finally broke them down to him and made him understand that we will always be in debt and having financial problems if we don't fix and change some things.

I know it will still take a few more days for it to all sink in his head and for him to fully understand, and I can wait for him to understand. It will be a two load trip to the flea market to get all our stuff there and I am hoping to sell most if not at least half of it this weekend. Two of our bills are due to be paid Wednesday and we have nothing to pay them so the flea market money will help.

I have just taken my bed medication and hopefully that will help me sleep tonight, if not, I will be working on my books as well as I can with my pain level being high to keep me awake. This time, I took a muscle relaxer to see if that helps me sleep.

Well, I guess I am going to go lay down and see if I can fall asleep. I haven't had much sleep since Friday and it has taken a toll on my body. So I will bid everyone a good night and a blessed one. "Happy Birthday" to everyone who celebrated one today. Take care.


Sunday, January 13, 2019

1/13/2019

Hello everyone. I wish I could say that I have had a good couple of days. My husband and I have actually had our second fight in five years, but at least this one was over something serious as the finances. We are in debt and have been for months due to our circumstances changing. He now understands why I have been so uneasy and scatterbrained because of everything going on. I was always the one who could fix things but now I can't fix them the way he wants me to.

It has now come down to me selling and liquidating everything we own just to pay some bills that haven't been paid this month yet which were due weeks ago. It is stressful because everything we have accumulated together now has to be sold just to make ends meet. It hurts that things he bought for me have to be sold for pennies on the dollar just to pay some bills.

We don't flaunt money or do a whole lot of frivolous spending, but committing to bills we couldn't afford from the beginning has put a financial burden on us. I love my husband to death but sometimes he can be such a good guy and want to help everyone. So, over the next couple of weeks, we will be going to the local flea market rain or shine and selling off our stuff.

Everything is materialistic and this would not be the first time that I have had to sell my stuff to pay bills. I made the comment to him yesterday during our fight and my mental breakdown that I wish we could go back to when I had nothing and was just surviving because it was so much easier. I had nothing, so to let something go was no big deal because I had nothing to start with.

Between the two of us yesterday, we managed to smash our one smartphone. It got caught up in the breakdown of my mental status. He makes me want to be a better person and want for nice things, but at what cost? I don't care to own fancy televisions, real jewelry, or pricey things because they don't make me who I am.

Well, enough venting for now. I wish for everyone a nice evening and a blessed one. "Happy Birthday" to everyone born on this date and may you have many more. Take care.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

1/12/2019

Hello everyone. I can't say how good this morning is yet because I have been sick the past few days and was not feeling well yesterday. I started the day with a headache and when I decided to try and get up to move around, I felt like throwing up or passing out. I was not well. I finally went and got some orange juice and sherbet last night to help out with how bad I felt.

I am finally sitting back at my desk and trying to get some things taken care of. We are financially in debt again and that is putting some extra stress on me as well. Due to the weather forecast stating rain and snow, plus me being sick, we didn't make the flea market this morning, but will definitely be there next week come hell or high water. I still need to get the big candles made anyway, plus work on getting my flyers printed up to hand out.

It will probably be this next week that I begin making appointments to set up tables to do fundraisers around Georgia and Florida. I need to get his done so that we can begin our services again in February. I look forward to a whole year of assisting the homeless, making new friends, and helping those that want to work get back on their feet.

Besides writing, assisting the homeless and those still out on the streets are my main two passions in life. They both will be my legacy to leave behind to say, "Hey, I was here!" I am going to finish the one book today and begin the editing process on it before moving to the other book in progress and hopefully, I will have it done by midweek.

There are lots of things that need to be done for me, personally, book writing, nonprofit out there assisting those in need. It is all very important to me and to get them done, I need to get it in gear. So, I will end this post here and wish everyone a happy Saturday and to everyone born on this date, "Happy Birthday". Take care and God bless.

Don't forget to either check out one of my books on Amazon or its partners or check out my nonprofit page and help us out by leaving a donation.

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Friday, January 11, 2019

1/11/2019

Good morning everyone. It is five o'clock in the morning and twenty-one degrees outside here in Dalton, Georgia. I just got up for the second time this morning and let the dogs outside to go potty. They are now resting warmly on the bed and at my feet here at the desk. My husband has been up since about one o'clock because we were both in bed about eight last night.

Yesterday we took me to the emergency room due to some chest pains on my right side and tenderness. We didn't spend long there, but the quack tried to tell me I had gastritis which the only symptom that I had which would result in gastritis was some vomiting. I feel like I have a touch of pneumonia in my lungs but he said my lungs were normal, but I saw the x-ray and one of my lungs did not completely fill with air and looked white at the bottom.

I made sure that the nurse marked in my chart that should something else happen that I would be getting a lawyer because they have misdiagnosed me before and allowed me to leave the hospital with pneumonia and no medicine for it. The nurse began tracking me down by phone over the course of the following week to tell me that I was misdiagnosed and that she had to call in a prescription for me.

Other than that, I had not been feeling well the last couple of days and have hardly had any sleep that is why I have not been posting. I am about one page, maybe two away from finishing my next book and then will have the other book in progress finished hopefully in the next couple days. The new book that I was supposed to be writing this week is a nonfiction book based on my nonprofit which shouldn't take me long to write because I know all of it by heart since I lived it.

I have lots of writing to do today while my husband is away at a doctor's appointment, plus I have some couponing to do before going to the store to pick up some groceries. Well, it is time to get going and I want to wish everyone a warm and safe day. "Happy Birthday" to everyone born on this date and may you be blessed with many more to come.

Check out my latest books on Amazon. Take care.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

1/8/2019

Good morning everyone. It is six fifty-one in the morning and fifty-one degrees outside. It is a bit chilly but tolerable tot he naked skin. I just went and got my first cup of coffee which tastes so good right now. My husband is asleep after being up until two o'clock this morning. He is finally asleep and I fell asleep early last night due to my neck hurting which was causing a headache so I laid down and fell asleep waking up around the time my husband was going to bed. I tried to go back to sleep and snoozed a few minutes here and there until my alarm went off at six thirty.

I have lots of stuff to do today as far as writing goes. I will be finishing my one book and continuing on with the second, and beginning a third which is nonfiction that will be quite easy to write. I have an article short story to write for another site and possibly working on a short story for this site which I need to get back into.

I sent off my registration application for Georgia yesterday so that my nonprofit will be registered here in Georgia and that gives way to fundraising here. I am slowly getting things back in order for the nonprofit so that we can get moving on it. I have had a few medical conditions that have slowed her progress over the last year and a half and now I am ready to get her going in full force.

Today will be a busy one and I look forward to it. My house chores are light today which I will have done in a couple hours once everyone is awake and moving around and then it is on to my writing. I will be doing the short stories first since they aren't as long. Then, I will be writing on the books for the rest of the day.

I am feeling pretty good this morning considering I just put icy-hot on my neck because it is still hurting. My husband just woke up and I gave him his coffee and that woke the dogs up who are now playing in the back room with soda bottles. The day has finally started now that everyone back here is awake and moving around.

My husband is playing with the little puppies on the bed while I sit here writing this post. I will be getting my things done today so be on the watch for my new short story postings and have a look at my published books on Amazon and have a good read. It is time for me to end here so that I can get started. I wish everyone an awesome and truly blessed day and for those who were born on this date, "Happy Birthday". Take care and God Bless.

Monday, January 7, 2019

1/7/2019

Good morning everyone. "Happy Monday!" It is five o'clock in the morning and forty-two degrees outside. My husband has been up since about two because we took a five to seven-hour nap yesterday after working the flea market. We did pretty well and my books got noticed this time by quite a few people. I was proud of my books and my husband let everyone know that I was the author. I think he is proud of me and my books as well.

I came home yesterday, took my nap, and then got up and wrote on one of my books last night. I am just at the point of the conflict but the book ends not long after that when things go back to normal. I would consider it to be a young adult fantasy book. I should have it finished today and then I will be working on my other work in progress which should be finished by the end of this week.

I have a few chores to do today, an article to write, and then I will be working on my books. Every day for me is a full day but I am very productive. I have to call the new doctor today to see if they received my medical records from the other doctor so that I can make an appointment because I will be out of pain medicine this coming weekend. I hurt now even with medicine, so imagine me being completely out of medicine.

Well, today is going to be a good day no matter what. I am going to stay positive and get my work done. I want to see my name on lots of books this year and my nonprofit working its programs and bringing in funding. So, with that being said, I will leave you with a blessing of happiness and prosperity. "Happy Birthday" to everyone who was born on this date. Take care.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

1/6/2019

Good morning to all. It is six forty-seven this morning and thirty-five degrees outside right now. The high today will be sixty-five and mostly sunny. My husband and I are up this morning to take some things to the local flea market to sell. I was up late last night making candles and we have some other things as well, but it is time to start bringing in money for Hope Station to assist us in feeding the hungry.

I am on my first cup of coffee and I have been up and down since about four o'clock. The dogs are all still asleep all over the bed and my husband has been up since five-thirty playing video games and drinking coffee. I will be taking my books to the flea market today as well and passing out business cards both as an author and as the President/Founder of Hope Station USA.

I was so motivated yesterday and amped up that you could not tell me anything and I was just flying around here getting things done. I am about another twenty-five hundred words from having my next book done which will get done today and then the editing begins. I have another work in progress that is already fifteen thousand words and I will be working on it next to have it finished this coming week.

I am finding my passion for writing again and I truly love being able to express myself through my writing and telling the world my stories. Sometimes it feels good to have the world see things through my eyes and mind.

Well, it is time to get going so we can make the flea market in time to get a good spot. I hope everyone has a blessed day and "Happy Birthday" to those born on this date. Take care.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

1/5/2019

Good morning everyone. It is eight o'clock in the morning and thirty-seven degrees outside. I have been up since about four o'clock due to going to bed early last night. I have had my two cups of coffee and fed the dogs a little bit ago. My husband just got up about six-thirty and has had his two cups of coffee and is now playing his new video game that he got yesterday.

I have been writing on one of my books this morning and should have it complete and ready for editing by noon today. I should begin working on another in progress after that and hopefully have it done in a few days. I am back in gear with motivation for writing and yesterday I just got a copy of two of my newest books which everyone likes the covers and my husband thinks that they are awesome.

I am on schedule so far this morning and will be waiting a little while longer before attempting my house chores for the day. I plan on doing a lot of writing today and waiting for another article I wrote yesterday to be approved and published on a site that I write stories for.

I am feeling pretty good this morning and ready to get in gear with my writing but wanted to say good morning to all you wonderful people this morning. "Happy Saturday!" The weekend is finally here and I am ready. If everything goes well this weekend, I could have both books done and ready for editing come Monday. I could only wish. 😀

Today looks bright for my writing today and I hope everyone is enjoying their copies of my latest books. I enjoyed writing the stories and living life through them. I become a part of my stories while writing them and can feel and see the action in my head. Of course, I don't fluff them up with big words because I want every one of every reading level to be able to enjoy them.

Today will be a good day for me. I have a few other non-writing things to get done on my to-do list but they are minor things to everyone else but large important things to me. I have to get them done to help my nonprofit move forward. It is a new year and new things need to be done. This year, I plan on hitting most if not all my goals and making it a better year.

Well, time to get to work. I hope everyone has an awesome day and a prosperous one. "Happy Birthday" to everyone born on this date and may you have many more. Take care.


Friday, January 4, 2019

1/4/2019

Hello everyone. How are you doing today? It is twelve twenty this afternoon and fifty-six degrees outside here in Dalton, Georgia. The sun has been showing its face every now and then but it is mild weather outside which is a big difference from all the rain we have been getting. We are in river flooding stage which I'm guessing more rain is on the way.

I have been up for a couple hours now and still working on my second cup of coffee with a few minor aches going on. Today is a day full of writing. I just published another article on the vocal site yesterday and I will be working on another one today to get published. I am ready to do a lot of writing and getting some of my goals met this weekend.

My husband left a little while ago to go and pick up some of my medications and to run a few errands. I stayed home so that I can get some things done in peace and quiet with no interruptions. I have a lot of things to do and my mindset is to get a lot of them done today or started. After my husband comes home if I need to I will put on my headphones so that I can still have the peace and quiet to get my writing done.

I still have a few things that are unrelated to writing to get done and I also need to figure out how to get everything done and my writing too. I have a nonprofit that needs some of my attention too in order to get up and running. I am waiting for the lunch hour to get finished in order to call a doctor to find out if they received my medical records so that I can make an appointment before running out of medication.

I am sorry to be jumbling and rambling on there is just so much that is going on in my head that needs to get organized and ready to get done. I need to get out my to-do list paperwork and start jotting notes down so that I can write and remember everything and get it organized. My mind is actually working overtime right now on important things and pushing the smaller things aside.

I have paperwork that needs to be gone through and organized as well as files need to get straightened out. There is so much to do and it feels like there is not enough time in a day to get everything done. I feel like I am speed typing this post just to get it done and to update everyone on my progress.

My incisions from surgery are healing up nicely and right now there is just a lot of itching because of the healing. I have not had any accidents since surgery and the urgency has quieted down immensely. I now feel the urges to go to the bathroom which I have not felt in a year and the need to go has calmed down. I am happy with my progress and my quality of life has improved.

Well, it is time to get things going so I will leave you with my blessings and wishes for a great Friday and a safe and happy weekend. I want to say "Happy Birthday" to everyone born on this date and may you have many more to come. Take care and God Bless.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

1/2/2019

Good morning everyone. It is seven twenty-four in the morning and forty-five degrees and dense fog outside here in Dalton, Georgia. I am sitting here with my husband drinking our first cup of coffee and I have already let the dogs outside to potty so far this morning.

I am feeling okay this morning because I actually got some decent sleep. I have a busy morning this morning with rescheduling doctor appointments because of my recent surgery and running some quick errands. Then, it will be doing some writing once I have the house cleaned up. I have my schedule and will be sticking to it to the best of my ability.

I had a pretty good response to the free promotion of my latest published book and look forward to seeing more copies go. I love writing and now that everything is pretty much going back to normal, I now have the time to get it done. I am in the process of editing my next book and currently writing and finishing up another book.

My husband and I will be doing some errands today early so that I can spend most of the day with my writing. I have a writing schedule that I plan on sticking to so that I can keep publishing my books. As everyone might know, part of the book royalties goes to a nonprofit that I founded that assists the homeless and needy families, so when you buy my books you are helping a homeless person get something to eat, a hygiene kit, clothing, and much closer to becoming self-sufficient.

There is also a donate button on this site in case you just want to make a donation to help out. So, besides book writing, we will be traveling around the states of Florida, Georgia, and soon Tennessee assisting the homeless and needy families. That is another passion of mine as well.

You can visit that site here hopestationusa.com and see pictures of the latest things and places we have been doing. We have had a bad or slow couple of years due to my medical conditions, but we are amped and ready for this year to be phenomenal.

Well, it is time to go and get started with my day, so I wish every a blessed day and again a happy new year and "Happy Birthday" to those born on this date. May you have many more. Take care.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

1/1/2019- Happy New Year!!

"Happy New Year!!" Well, we made it through another year everyone. How did you spend your New Year's Eve? My husband and I along with all of the dogs sat and watched television until midnight, had our first kiss of the new year, and then went to bed. Not much celebrating for us because of how and where we are living, and our finances play a major part.

I had a bad night of nightmares which had me not feeling well today but I tried picking myself back up and did some house cleaning and clipping coupons from Sunday's newspapers. I have not been in much of a celebrating mood lately, just thankful to see another year really.

My recovery from surgery is going pretty good so far even though not following doctor's orders too much because there is no way I can depend on everyone else to help me to do simple things like picking something up that I dropped because I am not supposed to be bending over for a month. My incisions are healing good and the soreness is almost gone except for a bit of burning every now and then. Otherwise, I am very happy with the results.

I am hoping to get things back on track financially soon so that we can begin plans for our future. I know we have gone through some tough times together and have made it to the other side, but it has to give somewhere and soon. I want our own things and a big yard for the dogs to run and play. I guess it is just wishful thinking sometimes.

I hope everyone has enjoyed their first day of the year and spent it with family and loved ones. These past few years have gone by so fast that it makes me wonder how fast this year will go by and how fast Christmas will be here again?

Well, it is getting late and I still have some other things to do before the night ends and I want to wish everyone a safe and happy evening. "Happy Birthday" to all of you who were born on this day and may you see many more to come. Be safe and take care.