Archive for May, 2014

Interviewing myself

May 24, 2014

 

I’ve actually been doing a lot of thinking about my writing, and when I saw these questions from an online writing group, I thought I’d kill two birds with one stone.

1. How have you felt about writing lately? (A chore, too hard to find the time, can’t get enough, excited, etc.) Why?

 

Making myself find the time to write is hard when you’re trying to start a business. I have some ideas, but need more time and not to be so tired.. If I could get myself up, I would get up really early. I’m trying to do some article writing for work, but this past week I had someone interested in taking a trip and that took most my “extra” work time. 2. When fellow authors have blog tours or interviews, do you support them by commenting? If not, why?

 

I don’t do much of that anymore, just because of time. 3. How are you doing with your writing goals? If you don’t set goals, are you writing? If not, why?

My goal is to write some each day, and sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn’t. 4. Depending on the time you answer these questions, what are you having for dinner or what did you have for dinner?

We are going to get some kind of takeout.. More on that in the next question… 5. Tell us one fun/crazy thing about yourself?

I can not do a thing in the kitchen. But I “cook”  by ordering out and paying for it, which is what we’re doing tonight. 6. Roller coasters – love them or scared of them?

I used to love amusement parks, but I have back troubles and really don’t think I can ride anything anymore Thanks!!

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Another quick one

May 20, 2014

I am surprised at how little I’m hearing of vacation plans for our family for this summer. We’ve been a family who has traveled a lot. It used to be that we would be out of town at least once a month.. Please, do not think this is a complaint, I actually love being home… I love going to church and attending my group. I love having a somewhat normal schedule with work… But having grandparents really slowed our travels down. And having my brother David in school seemed to have slowed our travels even further.

 

My favorite trips are trips we take to see family or other friends. Being with people I love is the most important thing to me on vacations.. That may be wrong for me to say as a travel agent. I know I need to go on some more exotic vacations. I’m trying to figure that out.

 

I know this is getting the short end of the stick, as it has been more and more. Sorry, between work and trying to work on a novel I’m busy. But I am thoroughly enjoying what I do.

Church

May 16, 2014

I’m really not sure what tomorrow holds for me, I might have to work some. So in order not to have everything to do tomorrow, I am going to go on and do this.

I love the church we’re in now. I’ve made some of my best friends there… But it took me a little while to warm up to the idea.. We left the church we started at here in 2000, and for a while we were involved in a couple of home churches simultaneously. And I loved being part of the home churches. The people were some of our dearest friends. But sadly the house churches did end, and we had to find another church.

Some of my favorite memories.. My family has been pretty quick to open up our home to people from church. I’m a people person, and enjoy having peoI was also part of a group called the Gathering in the early days. The Gathering was for young adults. Loved being part of that..

Thinking

May 13, 2014

I have been blessed in a family that loves me and is supportive of me and  my job a travel agent. So far I have booked two trips for my siblings, and am looking into booking a third. So far, my family has been my only clients, but I’m working on changing that, trying to figure out how to market. And I think that I decided to try writing some articles on travel.

I’ve actually never submitted anything for publication. I’m always scribbling something, usually a novel or blog entry, but never feel like my work is good enough or finished to send anything in. So even though I’ve written for years, I feel like a real newbie at all this. And I want to get everything right on this, so I am going to need some time to figure this out.

So I would really appreciate your prayers on all this. First, please pray that I will make the time to do this. I mean, I do have certain things I do each day, but I would really like to figure this out? It I. But my bigger request is that I would follow through on this.. Following through is something I’m not great at. I will keep you posted.

Mom

May 9, 2014

It’s Friday afternoon, and I’m tired. But we have some things going on this weekend, and I think I’d be wise to go on and do this now before we start a busy weekend. Work is going okay, I guess. I have not been especially motivated today. There is just so much I need to learn and figure out.
We are, of course, going to be celebrating Mom this weekend.. Mom has given most of her life to us eight children, and now loves taking care of the grandchildren. She has homeschooled all of us, which has taken a lot of her time When my siblings were much younger, several of them Played soccer, and there were a lot of evenings we were out on those fields. With my disability, there is a whole lot she does for me, making sure I have everything I need. That means countless hours on the phone, working with me on school, making sure all the things I need are in working order. She has done a lot. And hopefully she will be honored this weekend.

Sunday

May 6, 2014

I have some different things going on with work, and I’m trying to put some pretty significant time into that. It is going well, and I’m enjoying my work thoroughly. But I’ve just found out that I am going somewhere tonight and so figured I’d better get this done.

I’ll be be honest, I wasn’t a happy person Saturday. We were doing this “church has left the building” Sunday, and I wasn’t looking forward to it… I really look at Sunday as my day to rest and enjoy myself. I love my church, and I love our worship services.. And besides I wasn’t sure what I could really do of with anything. I mean, I have no use of my hands. Sunday my family went to two places. The first place was our local pregnancy resource center. I am very pro life, and I love the things this center is doing to help mothers keep their babies.. The second place my family went was a trailer park. For me, that ended up mostly being a time of fellowship with people from church. The day turned out to be much nicer than I thought it would.

I need to get going.

Extracurricular

May 1, 2014

I think this coming weekend is going to be one of those weekends you’re so busy you aren’t sure you got much rest. And tomorrow I have several things to do with work.. So I am going to go on and do this.

Being disabled, I’ve always wanted to do normal types of things.. First, please know that I’m really tired, if something doesn’t come out right, I apologize.. I know I was young when I took piano lessons. I of course took theory, couldn’t actually play. I wrote a couple of songs. Think I took for a couple of years.

I’ve also taken a lot of different art classes. I use a hat with a stick to operate my computer. And I could paint and draw by taping meetings to my stick. I enjoyed doing artwork.

I’m just to get a second post written up, so I don’t need to do it over this weekend.