New Year = Birth of a new book by a newbie writer.

Finally, working on one of my lifetime goals (bucket list items)!

downloadFor the last several years I have mulled over the idea of writing a book. During this time I have created several story line scenarios and character characteristics in my mind, never once attempting to put pen to paper and capture the thoughts in my head.  That is however; until this weekend.  I did it; I started working on the outline for my new book.  Fingers were put to keyboard, thoughts to electronic paper, and names and traits to characters.


A deadline has not been set for the book’s completion; so it will be a one day at a time adventure, spending a little time each day on the book.  Subplots and alternate story lines still need to be finalized as well as identifying the secondary characters, their traits, and how they know and will interact with the main characters.  I am excited to see how everything falls into place and where the adventures lead our main characters M.S & E. A. (sorry cannot share their name just yet.)

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Consistent: My One Word for 2014

Wow, great idea!

I was watching the @Today show this morning and they did a segment on picking “One Word” that you will strive to use and blend into your life to inspire, define, motivate, enhance YOU in 2014.

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While researching the topic of One Word, I found it is not a new concept, yet somehow over the years it has eluded me.  Perhaps it was while my head was shoved in college books studying and little else mattered (besides family/friends.)

My Word

Deciding this exercise it was a great way to make a difference in my personal life, I selected my #OneWord.


  1. I will be consistent in daily prayer, not only to hear and learn what blessings God has in store for my life, but also in Thanksgiving to Him for what He is doing/has done in my life!
  2. I will be consistent in health & fitness.  Fitness is something that is conveniently (and easily) pushed out of my schedule when something more interesting, fun, daunting, or out right boring comes into play.  This year I will strive to be more consistent in my health and fitness regimen; realizing I’m not getting any younger and the effort of keeping my bosom from sagging to my waist, I need to be in the gym or incorporating outdoor exercise in my life.  Lord I pray my efforts keep my “stuff” from sagging “more.”
  3. I will strive to be consistent in blogging. While in college and forced to write term papers on a variety of topics, it hit me that I really enjoy writing, spilling my guts, sharing adventures, or simply ranting about something that doesn’t seem right or just right out irks me.  So with that, I started this blog and although I knew at the time it would take dedication, and effort to support and keep the blog current, I did not pay as much attention to it as I would have liked and even though I posted 50+ times in 2013, overall I feel I’ve done an meh job on the consistency part.

Your turn, pick one.

If you take a few minutes and research the phrase “One Word,” you will find many bloggers have blogged about their word (and why they’ve selected it), tweeters have tweeted, while others are still contemplating what their “Word” will be.

Have you picked one? If so, please link your post/blog/tweet in the comments below, I would love to read about your word.  If not, what’s holding you back? I hope this blog will inspire you to pick a word, just one word, one very important word for 2014.  Once you have your “Word,” won’t you please share?

Make a difference in YOUR life with YOUR “Word”

Oh how excited I am to be consistent this year in prayer, fitness, and blogging.  I’ll be sharing my 2014 adventures with you and how consistency has (changed, affected, bruised, impeded, pushed, endured, shamed, and reminded) my efforts, thoughts, choices, decisions, and actions this year.

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New Year, Adventures, and Memories

Happy New Year


The time has arrive, we have crossed into the year of our Lord, TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN.  I am ever so excited about what the new year holds for my family and I.  We are all looking forward to the adventures in store and the stories to be shared (blogged).

2014 will be a year of changes, additions, high expectations for us as The Boy graduates from high school in the summer and a couple of months after that, my fourth grandchild will make their arrival.  Sometime during the year I am hoping to get out to Seattle and visit with my oldest son and his family.

I hope you take time for adventures; making sure to include family and friends. From our home to yours, we wish you all a blessed, fulfilled, happy, and adventurous year!