I’m back

February 18, 2017

We got back from my big trip last night. Honestly, I’m feeling pretty worn out. The time difference is about eight hours and so I’m making myself push through.. I have things I want to do, both with work and personal stuff. I think I am going to tell a little about the trip, and may write more about it another time.

The trip I knew that we were taking was to Cyprus. We were meeting some dear friends of ours who were gathering with a lot of people. We were having meetings and things.. i didn’t know a lot of the people, but found those I did get to know to be delightful.. Everyone that came together stayed in a hotel. There were things I liked and didn’t like about the hotel. But one thing I really did like about the hotel was the staff. They were wonderful.

The gathering was the first week of the trip, and I was pretty unclear about what that second week was going to look like. They surprised me with a quick trip to Israel. I was shocked.. We had about two and a half days there. We had our own personal guide who had lived in Jerusalem. Our guide even had a friend who lived there in the city. And this friend made us feel very very welcome.. We saw Jerusalem, exploring the Old City. I loved seeing the different places where Jesus walked.

 

Pro life

January 28, 2017

I am going to try to write something that makes sense, but I’m to the place in my weekend afternoon where I just want to get my stuff done and then not think anymore for a while.

I believe in life. I believe that life begins at conception. God blesses most of us with children and families.. I know people get pregnant in difficult circumstances. I also know that there are families that would love to take these children and welcome them into their families.

Black Lives Matter.. All lives matter. Every time I hear of another fight between police and blacks, I pray that this is the end, that somehow we can come to some kind of understanding between the parties. I don’t know how it is going to end, but pray that it does. This has been heartbreaking to so many.

And I also believe that God is the Author of life, and He is the one who decides when life should end.. It isn’t noble for someone sick or disabled to end their own life.. Taking you’re life hurts so many.

 

Saturday thoughts

January 14, 2017

It’s been a good, and yet full and kind of crazy, week… When it comes to my social life, most the people I do anything with on a regular basis are people from my church. Sometimes I wonder how much of that is because I work for myself from home, and how much is because I’m disabled..

Anyway, our church had some special meetings this week. We had meetings from Sunday to Wednesday each evening. The meetings were wonderful. We were inviting the Lord to come into our midst and make us more alive in Him. We were also asking Him to give us more love for Him, for one another, and for the world.

I enjoyed the meetings a good bit.. I also have two new aides coming in the evenings. One does Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and the other does Tuesday and Thursday. There is always a learning curve when new aides come.

Unfortunately, I’ve also been having some wrongly with my computer battery not charging right.. But let me say right here that we’ve found ways to get it to charge. I’ve never been wihout ta device. And for that, I’m truly grateful. That about sums up my week. How about yours?

Holidays, etc

January 7, 2017

I had a great time over the holidays. This is the first quiet weekend after three busy weekends with family and friends.. And I’m looking forward to having a pretty full Sunday tomorrow..

We had all eight of my siblings and their families at my sister’s house the week before Christmas. My Mom, sister, and I drove up the day before to kind of help get the house ready.. Everyone arrived on a Sunday, and that night everyone kind of just hung out and caught up.. People would kind of go here and there during the day and then come together for a big dinner and more talking time in the evening..

The week after Christmas I did some work, but one of my brothers and his family were around. And toward the end of the week, a friend we haven’t seen in years came for a visit. I kind of worked when things got quieter.. I always enjoy having family and friends around.

Once our friend left Tuesday, I settleed into more serious work.. I’m attempting to get some article sabout travel published. That’s kind of my big project these days..

 

Christmas letter 2016

December 10, 2016

Dear Friends,

Our family celebration is going to start earlier than usual this year, and I want to at least get a start on my Christmas letter project.

I thoroughly enjoy being a travel agent. That’s a good part of what I do from day to day, so I’d better enjoy.. One of the things I’m planning to start is to write articles and, maybe more importantly, to get them published. My hope with that is to get word out about my business and to make some money at the same time. I am starting to see some growth in my business as of this last month, and it’s exciting to see.

I still write some most days. But that is truly a hobby at this point of my life. I’m certainly not pursuing publication pursuing publication of any of my novels.

is a day I like being out of the house a lot, doing things with friends or family. There is one couple I do things with most Sundays, and they’re some of my dearest friends. Of course, Sunday is also church. I’ve been going to a bible on and off on Wednesdays which is nice.

Family, the best news there is my brother David and his wife Presley had their first baby in June. Mom and I drove out to Texas, and we were there when the baby was born. His name is Elliot Asher, and he is a beautiful baby. All of my siblings will be gathering for Christmas, and I’m really looking forward to that.

Now for the harder news. My extended family was going to gather in May because Grandma was turning ninety. But instead, she had a stroke a couple of days before her birthday. A lot of us did gather around her around that time?. And I’m so glad to say that we had a conversation with her, and I do feel good about where she is now. But she died at end of May. .. I miss her, maybe especially around this time of year. But we’re trying to make  it a point to gather with Mom’s siblings a couple of times a year, and I always enjoy being with my aunts and uncle.

I turned forty this past April. We did a big celebration, and I loved that… Another big highlight for me was getting to go to camp. It was a camp for the disabled. This was a Christian camp that brought with it some much needed spiritual refreshment. I also made some dear friends there.

I hope this finds each one of you well. Thank you for being my friend.

December 3, 2016

I’m the type of person that likes to do things in order. I like doing the most important things first.. Like always have my quiet time first thing in the morning, and then I try to get to my work.. Well, sometimes I try to write first. I go back and forth on whether to write first or go on and get all my travel agent work done..

This week, writing has not happened much.. I’ve made my first booking in a long time. I’m pretty excited about that.. And the even more exciting news is that I’m talking to someone else about what could be a large booking.

‘ve Ibeen busy with work, and thoroughly enjoying that.. And then there’s just.. It’s December guys. It’s holiday time. And ’tis the season to do fun things, especially in the evenings.. I’ve been known to work in the evenings, when there’s nothing else going on. But when friends come over, or when we have an outing, I’m not going to sit in my room and work unless I feel like I have to.. I’m just not.

We are going to be with my family for the week before Christmas. My plan is not to work at all that week. I don’t think writing is going to be a big priority this month.

Being grateful

November 19, 2016

First of all, I’m grateful that today is Saturday, and that I’ve decided to set aside work until Monday morning. I’ve worked a lot this week, and I’m tired.. Amazingly, I did get some good stuff done today.

I most likely will not write this coming Saturday. We’ll be with friends. So I am going to do my grateful post today.

  • I have an awesome family, all of whom I know loves me and would do anything for me.. And I still know this when they drive me crazy, which they do from time to time. If I didn’t have family, how would I be an aunt? And being an aunt is one of my greatest joys.
  • I also have a great church family. Church is how I spend most Of the time when I’m not working. I have a lot of really good friends within our church. And that is a blessing to me.
  • I’m also very grateful to have a communication device which allows me to do so much on my own. I can sit and keep myself busy most the day without needing much help from anyone else. And I love it.

Another Saturday, more thinking

November 12, 2016

Saturdays I usually do several things for work. I always do my business blog and check e-mail.. I always do that first to make sure it gets done. I’m usually pretty tired by Saturday, and today is certainly no exception to that.

And no, I wasn’t one of the people to stay up really late Tuesday night to see what happened and who won. We do not have cable as far as the tv is concerned, and I didn’t want to be in my wheelchair way late… I have been praying a lot about the elections for sure. I was personally pleased with the outcome.. But I know a lot of people are not happy about it at all.. Obviously, there is more rioting, which is never a good thing.

How much of my political thinking comes from my family? I’m not sure. I’ve never gone to college, have never lived away from my parents. I have a pretty small group of friends from church.. Most everyone I spend time with are conservative Christians.. How much am I influenced by that? I don’t know.

I am very much against abortion.. I am against the redefinition of marriage. I believe that this country needs to get a more balanced budget. I believe that we need to be careful about who we let into this country to make sure that everyone is safe.. And I am reading through the headlines most days, started doing earlier this year so that I would know how to vote. And yes, I also talked to people I trust about this.

I’m praying for healing for this nation.

Working from home

November 5, 2016

We were with dear friends who are going through a rough time last weekend. I kind of ran through everything I had to do for work, but didn’t do much else.. But anyway..

For the most part, I really like being able to work anywhere I have my communication device and wifi. It’s nice to be able to be able to go somewhere, and still be able to get some things done. while still enjoying friends.. And as a disabled person, it’s great to have everything right here where I can get to it without having to ask anyone for anything. I can work by myself for hours on end..

The thing that I do find kind of frustrating is that some weeks I don’t really leave my neighborhood much. My aides take me for walks so that I do get out of the house most days. But we’re still trying to find a good home group situation for me.. But I have kind of a surprise thing to do tonight. Tomorrow is church and then an afternoon with friends… I enjoy this life for the most part. I like getting things done, and then going off and having fun.

Saturday thoughts

October 22, 2016

Another Saturday.. We were at my aunt’s last weekend. I always have fun when we get together with her and her family, and never want to leave when it’s time to go home. She’s my favorite aunt, and she has always tended to spoil me. We love to go out to breakfast together so we can get sometime to actually talk.. We didn’t get out to breakfast by ourselves this time, the time was so short. And the point of this visit was for all of Mom’s siblings to have sometime together.. I got to spend some good time with several of my cousins, catching up with them.

I’m trying to become a genie with the Make A Wish Foundation. What I’m hoping, what I would love, is for them to give me some trips to work on as I work on other things, like my book, to grow my business.. Want to  do some trips.. But really not sure I want to know how the children’s stories end.. I’m hopefully going to be talking to the organization more this coming week..

It’s Saturday, and I have a sister who is visiting, and I’m starting to get that “I don’t want to be on the computer” feeling, so I am going to close..