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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