I’ve been remiss in blogging and realized it was time to plunk myself down in front of the computer and get busy.

My house is a mess, lots of boxes and very dusty. I’ve neglected it while trying to help Chuck with the back half acre which looks like a scene from the “Sanford and Son” TV show. We’ve done some yard cleaning, and he’s hauled some stuff away but more seems to sprout from the ground. We are having a yard sale this weekend so that will help clear a few things out.

It’s hard to get ready to sell a place you’ve lived in since 1991.

Got up this morning, had a cup of coffee, ran through emails then hubby and I went for a walk. We did about a mile and a half and thank goodness it wasn’t too warm. He was a little distracted from his ongoing job search, but that was ok since I was distracted as well.

I usually walk by myself so I can stay in my head mulling ideas around. I have an intense scene to write and I’m not quite sure about the set up this critical meeting between antagonists. Needless to say after being married as long as we have he read me well and knew I wasn’t into chatting.

The life of the people from my story run in my head like a movie and right now the action is paused until I figure out what’s next. This is the best part of writing. I’m flipping back through my notes looking for that word or the thought which will tease out the right idea for dialogue and actions.

Three days until my book is released on Amazon. I’m nervous.




Morning coffee

Life here in good ole Catalina, Arizona has been pretty crazy.

Good and bad news, both bringing major changes and decisions. I spend a lot of time in my own mind working things out, I get that look on my face humans have when there isn’t a sure fire answer or an obvious direction. I want to know whats next so I can prepare myself.

The bad news, Chuck was laid off. Ugh, stressful and definitely not what I wanted to be dealing with. He is busting his butt at job hunting and networking, he did the unemployment filing which is something he has never done before, never needed to and is working very hard on the house and property so it can be sold.

The house was painted and looks fresh and new, personal items are being packed or put into the yard sale pile. The inside is a mess that’s hard to keep up with. I like things put away, behind cabinets or  stored in the pantry. We are plugging away at this.

The good news, I finished my fiction work and it is now on Amazon for pre-order with a release date of March 31st. I’m really excited to introduce these fictional humans to the world of readers. I like them and I hope others will as well.


I’m making time nearly every day to write, either on the blog or the new book I have started. This whole my-husband-is-unemployed  thing will pass but it’s hard on this woman. It’s affecting my sleep and my dreams, but I pray for peace and guidance, confident God sees us and loves us. I guess that’s why it is called faith.