Dieting Yo Yo

Dieting Yo Yo

Two years ago I joined a weight loss group called TOPS, and acronym for Take Off Pounds Sensibly. When you reach your desired weight (set by your doctor or health person) you become a KOPS. Someone who has been able to Keep Off Pounds Sensibly. Weight has been a yo...
The Great Train Ride

The Great Train Ride

For my annual visit to my daughter’s in Florida, I decided this year to forgo the plane and take a cross-country train trip. My route was LA to Chicago, Chicago to Washington, DC (visit with grandson Austin and a trip to the Museum of the Bible – very worthwhile!) and...
Finishing a Book

Finishing a Book

Taking on a contract means a deadline, a date by which that manuscript has to be to the publisher. Along with the excitement of starting a new book and creating my characters, is the idea that I must get so many words done by such and such a date. Most of my books are...
Unsolicited Mail

Unsolicited Mail

Too much of this! For an example, the other day there were 12 pieces of mail. Two were advertisements and 10 were from charitable and political organizations, all asking for money. Some had the gall to suggest a minimum donation of $100!! They must think my last name...
Writing Music

Writing Music

Thanks to a very talented college music major, the musical that my friend Carolyn and I wrote (she did the music, I did the words and sang the melodies into a tape recorder!) is done! It only took about 12 years! I had the idea many years ago for “Glorious” but since...
Taking Off Pounds Sensibly

Taking Off Pounds Sensibly

About two years ago, I tried a familiar weight loss group, but just didn’t feel comfortable with it. I talked to people from the weight loss organizations advertised on TV and looked at the food. It was too much money and high carbs. I was invited to check out an...
Valentine’s Day Alone

Valentine’s Day Alone

Days like Valentine’s Day are hard on single women and widows. The store windows and commercials are full of what you can buy for the lady in your life. My valentine has been gone a year and a half. It seems longer. He used to go to the swap meet every Sunday and...
Attending the Opera

Attending the Opera

When a friend received two free tickets to the opera, Rigoletto, she wondered who to ask to go with her and tentatively offered a ticket to me! Yay! I was delighted! Haven’t been to the opera in a long time, mostly because my husband was not into opera and I couldn’t...