Traveling the Train

Traveling the Train

When my sister in law passed away the night before the election, I was notified and planned to go to Glendale (near LA) for the service. I didn’t have anyone to take care of my little dog, Maya, so planned on driving since she cannot go on the train. Fortunately, a...
The Last Garage Sale

The Last Garage Sale

Well, it’s over. I cannot believe I actually talked myself into doing another garage sale! What was I thinking? I went through closets, drawers, cupboards and gathered all the items I could find that I could live without, borrowed tables from my son, spent a good deal...
Wading Through the Election

Wading Through the Election

After seeing the results shift so radically, it caused a lot of us to puzzle over what was going on. Why weren’t we seeing the election results the same night as we had in previous years? Mail in ballots! Most of us voted in good faith only to learn of a major case of...
Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat

For years I faithfully bought candy and/or made cookies to pass out at the door. I found myself nibbling frequently on the miniature candy bars in the bowl, as did my husband! While the costumes on the little ones were cute, I hated to see kids dressed up as a witch,...
Supporting E-mails

Supporting E-mails

When someone e-mails me and tells me that they read one of my books and enjoyed it, I’m stoked and it makes my day. I never expected to write books and that the Lord has inspired so many is overwhelming. True I am not as well-known as I’d like to be, but if someone...
Writing Another Book

Writing Another Book

Ah, the publishing world seems to be affected as much by COVID 19 as other areas of business. I have another book proposal out but while they liked it, and I have written five other books for my publisher, I was encouraged to send it again next year. Also, it seems...
The Younger Generation

The Younger Generation

At my daughter’s in Florida, we drove to Gainesville to have dinner with two of my grandsons, Josh and Jake, who live and work there. It was an interesting give and take conversation on the politics of the day, socialism vs capitalism, etc. Josh has definite opinions...
Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

My ex-roommate went on a trip and I am dog-sitting for four days. Having been used to walking one little dog, I forgot how challenging it can be to walk two! Her dog is a male, who likes to leave his scent about every ten feet or less. My dog is female, and likes to...
Thrift Shop Temptations

Thrift Shop Temptations

About 5 years ago I began to work as a volunteer cashier at the American Cancer Society thrift shop, called the Discovery Shop. This is not like your normal thrift shop. Clothing is carefully inspected for tears, stains, missing buttons or other damage and if it...
Violence and Perspective

Violence and Perspective

Like most people, I watch the news showing the rioters and protesters, and wonder what burning down businesses, shooting policemen, destroying historical statues and chanting, have to do with making our country more racially conscious and better. Those that claim to...