Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Quotes - Perseverance 4.25.12

 The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.  ~Henry Ward Beecher

Fall seven times, stand up eight.  ~Japanese Proverb

If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.  ~Buddhist Saying

Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb but how well you bounce.  ~Vivian Komori

 There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream.  ~Author Unknown

Perseverance... keeps honor bright:  to have done, is to hang quite out of fashion, like a rusty nail in monumental mockery.  ~William Shakespeare

I liked them all, so up they all went ~ C. A. Salo

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Going Against Tradition

Yes, I am.

I recently became engaged to my beau and because I'm doing things on my own, several people have gotten, shall we say 'rather pissy' to the point that one immediate family member refuses to speak with me.

Why you ask...because I did not call them to tell them of the engagement. I did not follow etiquette and let them know first. I emailed them. 

Oh hold on-- I emailed or text everyone but my Grandmother, who has no computer and doesn't know how to text.

YES, I broke tradition...I told my Grandmother first! Oh holy cow right, the sky's going to fall, Run people run!! :-)

Beside my grandmother, my dad is the closest 'adult' figure in my life and he had no problem with it, as long as I'm happy.

            (Notice how I did the ' ' on adult up there lol. That's because I'm going to be 41, and I am an adult so how do I do that one differently...I could call them my elders, but I might get slapped on the back of the head.  ;-p  lol)

Seriously folks, why do people seem to think they can tell you what to do when they actually have no say in, well anything? 

The point is--this is not their event, the only thing it has to do with them is to show up, smile,drink my drinks and eat my food.

Yes, we are getting married outside, our reception is going to be under the trees,

Yes, my first dance with my new husband is going to be barefoot. Why? because we want it that way.

Why did I go venue shopping with only my fiance?  Because...It's our day and we want what is going to make us happy.

      Guess what, if you don't like it...then don't come. Easy as pie.

Why did I go wedding dress shopping by
myself?  Because I wanted to pick out what I liked. Not what others "Think" I should be wearing.   (Not that it's anything out of the ordinary *Grins* I wouldn't want to scare people hehehehehe...or maybe *snicker*)

What's that old saying...If you don't have nothing nice to say, then don't say anything at all.  Can I add in there "Stop giving your opinions too?" LOL.

On the writing side...several manuscripts have been sent out for submission, I'm working on a third as we speak, so the writing's been  GOOD  :-)

It's just the waiting period of the submission that kills me lol. Waiting has never been one of my strong suits.

I also have a BIG mega book coming out in September with Whiskey Creek Press Torrid,  Woot, Woot!!

Well I need another coffee, so Happy Sunday and Happy Reading all!!!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Quote - Lemony Snicket - 4.18.12

Deciding whether or not to trust a person is like deciding whether or not to climb a tree, because you might get a wonderful view from the highest branch, or you might simply get covered in sap, and for this reason many people choose to spend their time alone and indoors, where it is harder to get a splinter. ~Lemony Snicket

Sunday, April 15, 2012


Usually I'll toss a quote up on Wednesdays at my blog , Twitter and Face book. The type usually depends on what kind of mood I'm in. There are a few places I go, but I really like
They have a wide variety of topics to choose from like; Birthdays, Holidays, Pregnancy, Basketball, Hugs, and Science just to name a few.
I've noticed that if I'm having a bad day or a bad hour I can usually find something on there to make me smile or nod my head and say 'so true'.

Or if I'm in a mood and not sure how exactly to express myself, sometimes I can find the right quote that 'says it all'.

The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. ~Author unknown, commonly attributed to Benjamin Franklin

Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy. ~Cynthia Nelms

Have a great day and Happy reading!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Quote - Frances Willard

I would not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum. ~Frances Willard

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Quote of the Day 4.11.12

Some people dream of success... while others wake up and work hard at it. ~Author Unknown

Sunday, April 8, 2012


So this is how I used to view the Easter Bunny in my younger years. :-)

And now it's more like this...

LOL, can't go wrong either way :-)

And there's always...

Or the Easter Bunny was shot while in the house, due to we thought he was an invader...rabbit stew for dinner :-) ... sorry that was kinda dark wasn't it. Hehehehe :-)

I Hope everyone has a wonderfully Happy Easter out there and remember -- Happy Reading!!