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Day of Possibilities

Monday is my day of possibilities. I always start the week out full of fire and ready to go. I have my "To Do" list in hand and I'm ready to take on a bear cat with a switch, or, at least, to get some stuff done. I start out Monday morning with a vengeance, but as the succeeding days come, I tend to get less done. By Saturday, I need a major injection of energy and spunk.

Today, I took all the trash out, vacuumed the entire first floor, cleaned the upstairs bathroom, ordered new bedding while it's on sale at Penney's, took care of the correspondence and phone calls for the business, cleaned cat boxes and cleaned and swept the kitchen. And that was after I went with The Hubster to Ponca City for a doctor's appointment. Look out, Wonder Woman, I'm hot on your heels!

A woman's work is never done, they say, whoever they are. I think that we all are busy and do a lot of stuff every day. I don't believe I am any different than anyone else. God gives us th…

Picnic in the Park

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Today was The Hubster's and my 28th wedding anniversary. And they said it wouldn't last! Ha! He took a vacation day from the office and we spent a little time reminiscing about our courtship days; back when we were young and poor. Now we're old and not-quite-as-poor.

To mark the occasion, The Hubster and I exchanged gifts. I gave him the spare bedroom renovation and he gave me a new baby. No, not that kind. He bought me a new Dell Inspiron Mini. He has already done a lot of special modifications for me, so I can track all my publishing queries, professional contacts, research, and so on. The size is perfect for travel; I'm really excited!

We packed a gourmet picnic lunch today and headed off to Island Park. The Hubster never does just pack sandwiches, chips and cookies. He made chicken salad with red grapes, Thai rice salad with sweet chili sauce, smoked almonds and sesame oil, mixed red berries and applesauce bars with golden raisins. Yum! The weather behaved for us and…

Old Room/New Paint

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My daughter, Rachel, came down to help me paint the spare bedroom last Friday. This is the room that we are making into a new space for The Hubster. You can see that the new rugs are in place, too. I still have to paint the trim, put in the new furniture and buy some bedding, as well. I think I'll wait a couple of weeks before I attempt the trim, I am getting too old to paint every weekend!

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I just finished reading two books by Debbie Macomber. She is a women's fiction author that I am researching. At the first KWA (Kansas Writers Association)meeting I went to, Bonnie Tharp recommended that a writer should read books in the genre he/she wants to write in, to get perspective. I am also researching books by Rene Gutteridge and Jan Karon. So far, I like Jan Karon's books the best. She has the most similarities to my style.

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Two people have replied to my invitation to the new Cowley County Writer's Guild meeting. That's a good start, I think. Don't forget, the me…

Jumping Off The Cliff

My dad had a lot of sayings. One of my favorites was when I asked for his advice. He always said, "When you come to a cliff, the hardest part is the first step." In the last few months, I have stepped off the metaphorical cliff, and am now free falling into a writing career. Dad was right. The first step was difficult, but I am getting used to having air below my feet and it feels kinda good.

It may sound slightly sappy, but I always felt like God had a plan for my life. I just couldn't figure out what it was. One day, I confided to The Hubster that I had always had a secret desire to write stories, but felt I wasn't good enough. He said, "You already are a writer. You write your blog every Monday night, and lots of people read it." I never had thought of my blog in that way.

Most people don't know it, but The Hubster has been going through a major health battle. We have been to specialist after specialist, but no one has been able to determine the source…