A Book Review

I just finished reading Carmen Tarteton’s book, Overcome: Burned, Blinded, and Blessed. It was written and published by the same company and publishers I work with RTC. The feelings, strength, and courage  that Carmen shared, the most intimate details anyone could possibly share, is nothing short of awe inspiring.  Carmen is more than a hero. She is unlike anyone I …

A Recent Movie

My husband and I recently saw The Fault in Our Stars, the story of two young people dying of cancer who happen to fall in love. I felt the need to share this with everyone since this movie, in particular, really hit home for me personally. Yes, I was ill as a child. Yes, I faced the turmoil of possibly …

My Puppy

I often blog about my dog and all the dogs that we have had throughout my life. There is nothing like having a dog (or any pet for that matter). Your pet loves you unconditionally, through the best and worst of life, day or night, rain or shine. Whether you have committed a crime, become the president, or are a …

Travel With Family and Ill Children

Travel, in some capacity, is something most of us enjoy. Some of us like short day trips, mini-weekend getaways, exotic vacations, or longer breaks over a week or two. Personally, I enjoy going away. Planning how to pack. Accepting the challenge not to over-weigh the suitcase. It has become an adventure to fly while bringing only what you need. There’s …

Father’s Day

Every year for the past, maybe, 7-8 years, we have had a Fathers Day shindig at our home. We invite the entire family and a couple of close friends over for a late afternoon barbeque, just to all be together. We do not always throw this on Fathers Day proper, but try to pick a Sunday in June that all …

Growing Up

When I was ending my first year of college, my uncle got me a job at the Jersey shore. I stayed with him and found that I did not love the job. Although I felt bad, I quit and found something more exciting for my age. I became a bartender in a nightclub. How could  I resist? I then, making …

Relieving Stress

Yes, we all have stress. We cannot avoid it but we can curb it if we choose to. Sometimes it builds to the point of effecting our health, disrupting our sleep, eating habits, exercise schedule, work performance, etc. If we let it, it can overwhelm us with thoughts we have no control over. You say you do not have stress? …

Memories

I’ve been reading a lot online about people that have suffered a loss. Most of these posts are on my Facebook  page and each time I read about a child, mother, or any loved one who has passed, I think of my mother. I usually do not blog on how much I miss her, her touch when she hugged me, …