Wednesday, April 29, 2009

hi there everyone

Hi guys! I just wanted to remind you that you really can come over to my other blog and read what I post. That stuff is just brimming with fun! You'll love it! I promise!

I'm not quitting this blog but I wanted a blog page that was easier for people to find. The address, seemed a little complicated and if I'm going to be famous, I need to be accessible! =)

Anyway, I sure miss you guys!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

I'm back, and revving to go!

Hi everyone! I don't have time to really sit down and write but I wanted to tell you that I started a new writing blog.

It will fill you in on all my new adventures in writing! I am very excited about it so take a minute to come by and say hi!

Thanks guys!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A new career

Well, this is it! The LDS Storymaker's conference is this weekend! I am so excited I can't stand it! I am hoping to find and agent and sell two of my books! Pray for me and wish me luck!

It feels so good to finally find my niche. After thirty seven years, I've waited a long time. I'd never found what I was good at before. Through life and the experiences that I've had, I now have that. I've finally found a career I can love, halfway through life! I wanted something where I could be home with my kids. There aren't many careers that allow that. Anyway, I've found my passion and will stop at nothing to find success!

It feels so good!

Thursday, April 16, 2009


I thought I'd post an update on Cookie. She is doing fine and of course, will recover. She'll never be the same, but she'll adjust. We go back to the vet in a week to ten days to have the outer stitches removed. She has to wear this helmet thing so she doesn't scratch. She hates it.

I sure love this little dog. She is so sweet and never hurts anyone. Bry doesn't really know what happened. It may have not had anything to do with the cat food after all. We'll never know because Bry went into the garage, and that's when he heart the attack.

It breaks my heart to get rid of Jenny, but every time I look at cookie, I just can't let it go. More than likely, Jenny won't hurt anyone, but do I take that chance?

I've been in contact with the Golden Retriever Rescue people and they will find her a good home. It makes me feel super guilty. We've had Jenny for four years. This is the home she knows. She loves it here. Bry doesn't want to get rid of her and doesn't think she would ever hurt a person. But like I said, every time I look at Cookie, I am so angry that I don't want to just let it go like it never happened. I don't know. What do you all think?

Monday, April 13, 2009

A sad story

Once upon a time, a very tired mommy was awakened early in the morning by her handsome husband. He had come running into their bedroom, carrying their Shi Tzus, screaming for help.

It seems their four year old golden retriever had bitten Cookie, the Shi Tzus so forcefully, that her eye popped out. From what they knew, Cookie had gotten too close to Jenny's food bowl.

The devastated couple drove like maniacs to the vet. The eye could not be saved as it had come out too far and the optical nerve had been severed.

The eye was removed and sewn up. The mommy and Daddy are heartsick and now will get rid of their dog, Jenny. They just can't trust her. What if it had been their baby, Wyatt or one of the other kids? What if, what if, what if? Would Jenny do this again? Possibly. It is a chance they are not willing to take.

This family is so sad today. Cookie should be fine but will never be the same. What a hard life lesson.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Good grief

I just want to say, thank you to my friends. Thank heavens for good friends. I have always loved the saying, "Friends are God's way of apologizing for family."

This really fits me. I am truly grateful for friends who love me in spite of me. Who love me without judgment and who hold their tongues if I do something they don't like, because really, that's just being nice.

We all have faults or weakness or things we do that others don't like. We can pick each other apart so fast that our heads spin. Does this mean we should? Just because we come in families, does this give us the right to have diarrhea of the mouth when someone does something we don't like?

This is one thing I will say for myself. I may have a lot of noticeable faults, but it is because I don't hide who I am. What you see is what you get. I don't act one way in the privacy of my home, and then put a different foot forward in public. People can either like me for me or they do not need to associate with me. It should be that way for everyone.

I like who I am. I don't feel a need to change who I am and truth be told, I don't know that I want to. Anyway, that's all I have to say about that.

Monday, April 06, 2009


Oh, I just hate it when the weekend is over. I especially love the feeling of conference weekend. The fam just seems more happy, more relaxed. Plus, the sun finally came out to play. That alone improves my mood.

I have a bone to pick. It is with facebook. I myself use facebook and I enjoying it. In fact, I love it. I love finding old friends and distant family. Reconnecting with people I thought I'd never see again. What I don't love is no longer seeing my friends post on their blogs! I miss them. Ya ya, I could check out facebook more often but there is something deeper, more personal about people's posts on their blog. We get to see a bit more than the short paragraphs on facebook.

So this is my plea. Please don't give up on blogging. Love to all! Have a great week!

Friday, April 03, 2009

Whoo! (wiping forehead)

What a week it has been. Last night I sent my ten pages and synopsis to Lisa Mangum. Can I just say: I haven't felt such stress since finals week in college!

This is my chance so please pray for me! It's not often you get a one on one, face to face interview to pitch your new book. Usually you send your query letter but the acquisition editors never see you and have no idea who you are. I can't tell you how excited I am for this experience.

Every day I am writing madly, trying to get all three books I want to take in perfect order. What a man I have who picks up the slack. Well, most of the time =).

Well, just wanted to say hi. Need to get back to work! Love to you all!