For as long as I can remember I have been claustrophobic. I need doors open and the rooms uncluttered, only my closet doors always had to be closed. I would have panic attacks when I’d have to go through tunnels. So bad so that once when in the Mobile tunnel we got stuck in traffic, my hand was on the handle to get out and walk out and meet my family on the other side when the cars started to move. I can’t be in total darkness, there must at least be a glimmer of light for me. This fear has kept me from crawling into spaces… going through caverns… this fear has kept me from a lot. This has been going on in my life for at least 25 years… I could never remember what triggered this phobia and had become so used to that I had quit questioning it. This week my best friend came to visit for

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My God is Peaceful, Therefore so shall I be

Among all the hate and destruction of this world… we must find peace. My God is peaceful, therefore so shall I be. If your god is full of hate and anger… then maybe you need to consider a new god or way of thinking. Stop the hate, stop the bloodshed. Stop! Remember to love.


Did that really happen?

When I was a teen I moved out of my home my senior year of high school… Life wasn’t easy for me there and therefore, my best friend offered me her couch. By the time I got settled in good – report cards were coming out. The months prior had been pure hell for me and my grades dropped immensely. Now you know all parents give punishment for not having good grades. BUT her mom gave the most unique punishment I will ever remember! Because my trigonometry grade had slipped I had to dress up for Halloween. At school! Yes! Now, many of you may not know this but I NEVER dressed up for this since I was a small kid… like ten! So here I am, 17, in high school having to dress up. Um, okay… so then what was I to dress up as? The choices were endless. The final decision… a mime! How horrifying is this? Some

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That’s a wrap

As a child we enter kindergarten with big dreams and no limits. As we get older we find our passions and talents and many of our limits. I can remember the day I graduated high school – I was so proud and felt the world was mine to conquer. As a parent this Friday I was able to watch my youngest child walk the stage! Looking back at the many memories that was built by him and with him I can see that he has truly grown into an amazing young man. His dreams and ambitions are pretty much the same as they were when he was in elementary school… The route he has chosen to get there is all that has changed. I couldn’t be more proud of my son! In adulthood, he will grow and learn so much more and will branch out and the world is now his to conquer. As for his childhood… well that’s a

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BOOK REVIEW: Blossom & The Beast by Author RS McCoy

One of the great perks of being an author is meeting other authors. In that exchange, it so happens that requests to review each other’s work happens… this is the latest gem I had the pleasure of reading. Below I share the book description, an excerpt, and then my review. I am eagerly awaiting book 2 if that tells you how good it is.       Blossom & The Beast by RS McCoy Blossom Frane is only weeks away from her transformation. On her eighteenth birthday, she’ll find out her future branch of society and her totem, the animal form she’ll be able to take at will for the rest of her life. Like her brothers, she’s expected to be a brown bear of the religious branch known as Terra. In the Alderwood forests, Blossom’s bear blood is a valuable asset. Any day now, a rival clan leader will step forward and offer her father a hefty bounty in

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Coffee date~

If we were having coffee right now…we would sit on the back porch a my home and sip on that hot and steamy cup of gloriousness. We would enjoy the world that comes to our backyard… the birds singing, the butterflies visiting the flowers, the hummingbirds coming to feast on the nectar available to them and the dogs, well being dogs. We’d talk about the garden and how its doing and of course future crop plans. If we were having coffee right now – we’d talk about the high school graduation coming up in less than a week for the youngest kid in our crew and how he just committed to the Army. We’d talk about the upcoming trip to Florida and Georgia where I will be participating in a book signing and seeing family and friends. I’d ask how things are with you and the family? Work? What you have coming up? But most of all we would just sit

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Gone fishing…

Sunday my hubs and I set out to go fishing at one of the near state parks here in Central Texas. We decided on Inks Lake State Park. We had not been fishing in quite some time so our first stop was for worms! Yes… we ended up with three types of worms. Now I’m not afraid of worms so this was our first “wildlife” of the day, LOL! On the way to Inks Lake we see raccoon, goats, cattle, sheep (with big round horns), and of course the birds! The trip was pleasant and as we came up on the lake I found the view breathtaking. The view was breath taking… leaving me to say to my husband, “Now, I can see some of the beauty of Central Texas.” Because in all honesty I didn’t think it existed! So we go in and get to the pier and find a comfy spot to fish. The nibbles are there and

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