It’s My Birthday – July 24, 2013

It’s my birthday! 37 years old! WOW! When I was a child 30 seemed to be old. Now that I’ve surpassed that, no age seems old to me anymore. I still get carded when I go places. People look at me crazy when I say I have a 17 year old. It’s even worse when I’m with my two daughters, 17 and 13, because people assume we are all sisters. It’s fun to see people’s reaction when either of them (both who are taller than me) call out “Mommy” in public and I turn around and answer.

Every year I usually do some type of reflection. The only thing I really have to say this year is live life to the fullest. Enjoy every day as if it’s your last day. Love, Love, and Love. Don’t wait for tomorrow what you can do today. I spent a lot of years not following my heart’s desires because I kept waiting for the “perfect” time or the “perfect situation”. Guess what? The “perfect” time is NOW!!! If you don’t seize it now, the perfect time will never come. It will never be the perfect situation. Life is full of surprises and you never know what’s waiting for you around the corner. It could be good, it could be bad but being afraid to step out there gets you nowhere.

Decide now to be happy and live life!

Have a wonderful day and have some cake – it’s my birthday!

Love you all,


Writing Prompts

I just saw a writing prompt from The Writer and I thought it to be very interesting. I’m sure that one could think of several historical events that they could write about. This could turn in to several individual descriptions.

History repeated

Imagine you could travel back in time to a moment in history: the invasion of Normandy, the flight of Amelia Earhart, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Write a description of the environment and capture the tension. Would your presence rewrite history?
(taken from The Writer,

What’s one of your favorite writing prompts?


Haven’t Been Forgotten

I haven’t forgotten about writing. I haven’t forgotten about this blog. But my life has been CRAZY!! I have so many things going on at once that I feel like I’m losing my mind. Today I had three separate conversations and immediately afterwards I couldn’t remember anything they said. One of the conversations was with my daughter and I swore to her that she hadn’t told me something. Her response, “Mom, I just told you two minutes ago!” I think it’s time for a break, from EVERYTHING!!!

Just got back from a family vacation to Wisconsin Dells that wore me out. However, the kids had an awesome time and that’s what matters.

Looking forward to Riviera Maya, Mexico in four weeks. The only excursion I have planned is some service work at one of the schools. Got to get my volunteering in! Other than that it’s a massage and hanging out by the pool with a drink. Leaving everything right here at home…it’ll be here when I return.

I thought that with being so busy I wouldn’t be thinking about writing as much but I think about it a lot. I’m always thinking of new characters and new stories. Now only if I had the time to develop them and get them done on paper. Oh well, only 4 more classes to go and only 6 more months until the opening of the hospital. It’ll all be over soon.

Hopefully it won’t be two and a half months before I post again.