Archive for December, 2015

December 23, 2015

This is my Christmas letter that I wanted to share around with everyone.

Dear family and friends,










I wanted to get a Christmas letter out to everyone.  In many ways, 2015 has been a year of transition for me and my family. But it’s been a good year too. I am going to talk about this more later, but I’m thoroughly enjoying running my travel agent business. I’m working on it pretty much six days a week, guessing I’m working somewhere between twenty-five and thirty hours a week. I’m still trying to write some each day. But writing is kind of just a hobby for me at this point. I can’t seem to finish any of my novels.



If you’re friends with me on Facebook, you probably know that my favorite day is Sunday. I love our church, love having time to worship and to be with my friends. And a lot of Sundays I go home with friends to eat and watch movies with friends.



That’s my typical week, now to get into some more specifics. My brother David had started dating a young lady last fall, and I became their third wheel more and more as the time passed. At the beginning of the year Mom and I began attending a church group that met on Sunday evenings.. And then on Wednesdays I’d go with David to church, he and his girl would go to youth group, and I would go to a ladies’ group.






It was in March that my grandparents came to stay at our house At first it was fun having them around. I love my Grandma, and she’s doing fairly well for someone her age. She can take care of herself. And I love Grandpa, but by March he was needing a lot of help. He had dementia and a lot of other health problems. It started out he’d get angry once a day, and then he’d be fine. But he started getting angry more and more as time passed and things got pretty stressful for a while there. In May my brother Joseph came to help with Grandpa, and things got better. Everything seemed better when someone was keeping Grandpa busy..




We decided to put Grandpa into a home this past June. We put him in a home in Pittsburgh. Grandma stayed with my aunt. And after we dropped them off, we took David to his summer job working at a ranch, and his girl left for the summer as well At the beginning of the summer, the plan was that David would work the summer, and he and his girl would be back at the beginning of August.




However, David and his girl decided to go on and get married and then move out west. Things were pretty crazy around our house for a while there. And then on top of that. Grandpa ended up dying. His funeral was a week before David’s wedding. One of my favorite memories of the year is getting to spend the weekend after the wedding with some of my cousins. It was so nice to have some time with them.








But after David’s wedding, life seemed to get really quiet. My church group decided to stop meeting, and just didn’t have that much to do, especially socially.. And that’s still a prayer need. I was part of a women’s bible study this past fall, but I’m really not sure what I’m doing next as far as that sort of thing goes. I would love to find a good group and stay with it.

I’m really enjoying working on my business. My website is

I pretty much blog each day I work, and that is

And my Facebook travel page is sarah

I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Three things

December 12, 2015

I must conconfess that I haven’t really thought about this blog much. I know I am very blessed to have a job that I love and keep busy with that. But a blogger I really enjoy doing a three things post. And I figured I might as well try that..

  • First, I am to start to work on Saturdays too. I do enjoy my job, and don’t have a lot going on on Saturdays anyway. I’ve already done the things I consider necessary for work.
  • I’m still writing some each day. Sometimes I thoroughly enjoy it. Other days I have to make myself write even a little. I have no idea where I am going with my writing. I just like writing some each day. Is that weird?
  • Reading is what I do when I’m too tired to do anything else. I love losing myself in a novel. And of course, Sundays is the day I take off. I usually go out with friends after church. Much as I love work, Sundays might be my favorite day.