If I Was President

On this evening of the 2012 elections, awaiting results…the writing prompt for NaBloPoMo is to ponder what I might do as my first act if I was President of the United States. Honestly, I wouldn’t want the job – I know I don’t have the emotional fortitude (sorry, ladies – I’m not sure any woman […]

Thoughts on Tomorrow’s Elections 2012

Personally…I can’t wait for the elections to be over, regardless of who wins. I’m tired of the whole mess. I’m tired of the endless phone calls (how do they get around the Do Not Call list, by the way?) promoting candidates and political rhetoric, or asking you to take surveys – automated, mind you, so […]

Facing Fears-Focusing Forward

Since we are approaching the end of another year in less than two months, it’s a good time to reflect on fears confronted, lessons learned, and progress made – and then take all that to build a plan for success as we focus forward on the upcoming new year of 2013. Why wait until the […]

Remember: Fall Back in Daylight Savings Zones

It’s that time already for those who live in areas of the country that recognize Daylight Savings Time. Don’t forget to “fall back”one hour before you go to bed tonight…unless you will be awake during traditional second shift hours or are the type who likes to stay up until 2am just for the fun of […]

My Dream Home Would Overlook the Ocean

If I could live anywhere, I actually wouldn’t have to go too far. I’m already living in Maine with my darling husband and our “fur babies” – but we would both like to live closer to the coast, with an ocean view. Ironically enough, I grew up in New Hampshire, but my family and I […]

November=NaBloPoMo

If you are a writer, and involved in writing networks online, you are probably familiar with the acronym “NaNoWriMo” … but if you are NOT, it stands for National Novel Writing Month. It is an annual event, which began in 1999, to encourage writers to create novels in one  month’s time by focusing on writing […]

Happy Belated Birthday to My Only Son

Yes, it figures that as soon as I committed to another blog challenge–this time the Ultimate Blog Challenge, or UBC–and wrote my first post on overcoming obstacles, I got days full of obstacles that prevented me from posting every day! Anyway, I had planned my second post to be a birthday reflection about my only […]

October is for Overcoming Obstacles

Happy October 1st! I’m not sure what happened to the second half of August or the whole month of September since I last blogged – other than the fact that my husband and I have been involved in some major home improvement projects … AND … I became a grandmother for the first time on […]

Prepare a Plan & Don’t Procrastinate!

It’s a commonly repeated adage: “Those who fail to plan, plan to fail.”  OK, maybe not intentionally, but it happens, nevertheless. Sad, but true. So I’m giving it another shot – another blog challenge, this time the 31 Days Blog Challenge. Today’s task: prepare a plan for your posts. Well, life has once again thrown […]

My Dog Has Cancer

I am not one to use the word “hate” very often – but I truly HATE cancer!! I lost my Dad to lymphoma almost 10 years ago now; I lost my Mom to lung cancer just last year, after she had successfully beaten breast cancer (or so we all thought). I’ve lost other family members […]