Rest in Peace Maya Angelou.
"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Lisa Hammond
"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault
"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot
"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall
"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Rest in Peace Maya Angelou.
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Some men come home from wars, but many others do not. I am alive today because of one man that did not come home....my mother's first husband. He was killed during WWII in the Battle of the Bulge, and that was heartbreaking for her and her two young daughters. A few years later she met and married my dad, and so when my brother Mike and I were born, we already had an instant family....one that consisted of two teenage sisters for us.
During our barbecues, picnics, and parties that celebrate the unofficial beginning of summer, let's remember that in spite of our country's problems, we are free, and we owe so much to all our veterans of wars....deceased or still living.
at our friends' lake house
Friday, May 23, 2014
And now....Sharing some simple joys......
especially when sunlight is part of it.
hand painted, glass pitcher?
This was a birthday gift many years ago,
from my friend Kathy Y who shares my birth date!
(I must confess, I haven't done this in YEARS,
but just the thought of it brings wonderful memories
and the aroma of freshly baked bread.)
game at Chuckie Cheese's. I could fill a small photo book with
all the wacky faces I've made that have been captured on film!
|(Guess which one of the 3 I am!)|
Welcome to my two newest followers Medeia Sharif and Sia Mckye. I hope you'll both stop by often and always enjoy what you read and see! Thank you!
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Monday, May 19, 2014
Congratulations! I will be mailing your prizes in the next few days.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
BECAUSE whoever leaves a comment at her book review, AND at my Guest Blog post (both links included above), and then leaves a comment HERE telling me, will be in the drawing for a GIVE-AWAY. That is THREE comments.....and the give-away is for SEVERAL ITEMS!
Those items will be posted a bit later today. I'm not trying to be mysterious....just have some things I have to do. Remember to come back!
Monday, May 12, 2014
I have two more blog stops where friends have graciously allowed me to be the Guest Host. So, in between and after those, I intend to keep my blog posts interesting, informative, humorous, etc...and on a variety of subjects. Oh, and I'll have giveaways from time to time of assorted goodies! Which means I won't be yackity-yacking about my book all the time. (Aren't you all glad? Do I see a standing ovation?)
“If I told you I’ve worked hard to get where I’m at, I’d be lying, because I have no idea where I am right now.” -- Jarod Kintz
Saturday, May 10, 2014
I begged my doctor to let me stay in the hospital until Mark was well enough to come home. But insurance companies have their rules. I was forced, for lack of a better word, to leave the hospital without my newborn son.
A quote from my mother; also in my memoir, page 113.
"You know, Becky, you haven't been the same since that crowbar fell on your head."
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Why is it a Happy Thursday?? No particular reason except I'm alive and well, and spring is here! I look out the large window in my office and see tall trees, covered with green leaves. How much better could it get?!
I'd like to announce that Maryann Miller of It's Not All Gravy will be reviewing From Pigtails to Chin Hairs: A Memoir & More on Sunday, Mother's Day, May 11th. And then on the following Wednesday, the 14th, I will be her Guest Blogger. I'm anxious to read her review because I haven't seen it yet! Sure hope she liked my memoir! :)
My guest post will be something entirely new. So please stop by Maryann's blog to read it.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Monday, May 5, 2014
* This post is getting new participants added every day until Saturday, May 10th, at midnight, so please remember to keep coming back for new information. Thanks! *
Creative Carmelina's Blog and Etsy Shop. Carmelina makes beautiful items, some of which I own! I won a give-away of hers last year and wrote about it here. I love, love, love the crocheted tea cup, along with everything else, of course. The tea cup is one of my treasured items in my curio cabinet. Any of her creations would make lovely, unique gifts!
Here is an open invitation to all my talented followers who have items they've made that are For Sale. If you would like to be featured here, please either leave a comment that you'd like to participate, or e-mail me, with pertinent info.
I also thought about contacting my writer friends and ask if they'd also like to mention their book(s) here. But, I would surely forget to ask more than one, and I obviously don't want to hurt anyone's feelings! (Books always make great gifts, too, so keep them in mind....whether they're print copies or e-books.)
So, the same invitation goes for followers who have books they've written and would like to sell. Please either leave a comment that you'd like to participate, or e-mail me, with pertinent info.
And, I can't possibly post something about books for sale that would make great Mother's Day gifts without mentioning my memoir -- Can I?! Please keep it in mind, too. Moms of any age would enjoy it! It can be purchased directly from me, or from Barnes & Noble (online only), or from Amazon, or STL Books.
* From Jennifer Shirk
Thanks, Becky! My book FIANCE BY FATE is a fun (and clean) romance--perfect for moms who own kindles or ereaders. :-)
Anyhow, this is a great idea. Thanks for coming up with it. Yes, my book Hot Flashes and Cold Lemonade would make a good Mothers' Day gift, too. It can be found on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/148489071X
It's also up for grabs on a Goodreads giveaway right now, and the widget can be easily accessed to whiz you right to the spot from my blog. Also, the week after Mothers' Day, the e-version of my book will be on sale for the paltry sum of ninety-nine cents.
Get your e-version copy of The Marriage Whisperer: Tips to Improve Your Relationship Overnight for just 99 cents.
Becky, what a great idea. In my book SOLOMON'S COMPASS, Taylor Campbell vows to never be like her mother. And we all know how that goes. Right?
Happy Mother's Day to all!
* From Toby Speed
Friday, May 2, 2014
ETC. ETC. ETC.
** I can't believe I typed "Donate" four times, or the fact that I just now - 10:15pm Sunday night - realized it!! I meant to type: DEVOTE. **
I copy the sheet every morning, write the date on it, and get to work. So far, so good!
This helps me manage my time so much better. It hasn't been a perfect system because things do interfere, but it's a great beginning.
It's about books and a literary agency, etc. In one of the reviews on Amazon, it says "This is the book-world version of The Devil Wears Prada." I really enjoyed it! If anyone would like to read it and pass it along, I'll be happy to send it....anywhere in the US. (Sorry other countries!) The offer is the same for The Writing Circle when I'm finished reading it, too.