Monthly Archives: August 2014

I just signed up for NaNoWriMo… help??

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Who is doing the NaNoWriMo ???? What are writing buddies and how do you find them?

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What My Summer Reading List Consisted of in 2014

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http://www.amazon.com/Emperors-Edge-Lindsay-Buroker-ebook/dp/B004H1TDB0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1409519459&sr=8-1&keywords=emperors+edge
Believe it or not I did get a lot of writing done over the summer for the writing projects that I have almost completed– ALMOST. Hopefully, I will be adding more to the word counts on those ‘said’ projects in the next few months with the kids back in school. I also added a lot to my reading lists that I would like to share. Maybe you are looking for a much needed break with a good book or perhaps you are looking for something to do while you wait for your son to come out of football practice late- – No? That must just be me!

Here are just a few of the books I read:

Lindsay Buroker has a great series called the Emperor’s Edge that I have to admit I found hard to start. I read the first few pages and I couldn’t get into it. Maybe it was what I had going on while I was reading or perhaps it was the Industrial- Steam Punk genre she writes in (not sure that is a genre but I am sticking with it). I put it down several times in just the first few pages. Once I picked it up and had some quiet time to myself I couldn’t put it down. Lots of places in the book that made me laugh OUTLOUD. She really sucks you into this make-believe world and I have since downloaded the others and the short stories. I highly recommend this series.

Patricia Strefling is another author I have fell in love with. Her books are very Christian based and the 2 book series ‘Ireland Rose’ is a great read. Strefling establishes a very strong female character in Ireland Rose and you will find yourself cheering for her one moment and having a hurting heart the next. Lots of twists in these books and I couldn’t put them down till I was done and had a mental completed story of her life.
http://www.amazon.com/Ireland-Rose-Patricia-Strefling-ebook/dp/B005M071XM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1409519512&sr=8-1&keywords=ireland+rose

Heather B Moore, author of Hearts of the Ocean was another book with a twist I never saw coming at the end. This was a book I thought I had figured out halfway through and I was completely wrong!! I am sure you will enjoy this as much as I did 
http://www.amazon.com/Heart-Ocean-Heather-B-Moore-ebook/dp/B00AVMIK8Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1409519554&sr=8-1&keywords=hearts+of+the+ocean

Family Vacations and Bad Pictures!

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Since about the time my children hit the teen years they stopped smiling for pictures. They do however smile for pictures when they are goofing off and they think it will get a laugh. They can be laughing and having a great time and if I pull out a camera to snap a family picture you would think by the looks on their faces we were in the 1800’s, living in a dirt floor cabin, poor, hungry and wearing itchy potato sack underwear. FAR FROM THE CASE! At least that is what the frowns say that I capture! I found the best pictures I have of them is with their backs turned to me. I know the smiles will come back when they get older and when they realize it won’t kill them to show a toothy grin but until then I will keep snapping pictures. I am a mom, it is what I do.

This picture is at the Parthenon in Nashville this summer- backs turned to me of course!
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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

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“The turmoil around our world has always been troubling to me. The desire for everyone to love each other and live in peace is what my heart longs for. Recently the turmoil happening just a few miles away from where we live has really troubled me down to the very core. You see there is a mentality in this world that thinks “I am above the law and I can do whatever I want.” “

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The turmoil around our world has always been troubling to me. The desire for everyone to love each other and live in peace is what my heart longs for. Recently the turmoil happening just a few miles away from where we live has really troubled me down to the very core. You see there is a mentality in this world that thinks “I am above the law and I can do whatever I want.” This is a mentality that I have witnessed in all walks of life and it has no partiality to color of skin. What this mentality completely lacks is respect. Respect for one’s self, respect for others, respect for others to live work and breathe peacefully, respect for authority, respect for laws, and respect for the ultimate authority God.
At a very early age my parents somehow had lovingly instilled in me the respect for authority and…

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