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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Thank you everyone for your helpful suggestions, prayers and good thoughts.

Today has been somewhat better although I've had a headache most of the day.
Last night was a really good night's sleep. Without AC, things have been a little stifling, but not too bad. The AC company will get the part Monday and be out Tuesday to fix it. I'm sure we'll be fine until then. I ate a lot better today, but had to about force myself to do so. Bob made me a doctor's appointment and i'm sure he told me when because i remember writing down, but i can't remember when or where i put the paper!! i think that is acceptable forgetfulness, yes?

The best news of the day was the Gators won their game. They haven't lost yet. They sure do "scare" me though because they usually let the score be so close in the first half. Also today for the first time this season, the other team scored on them in the second half. Their opponent was Vanderbilt.

Blessings to you all and enjoy the rest of the weekend. Thank y'all again.

Peace, Love, and Hope for the cure!

Ev


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GRAMMAP1 10/22/2012 12:05AM

    You don't have the corner on forgetfulness and losing things. I am looking for a check covering 1/2 of our month's income. I am praying a lot too!

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WAY2GOCAT 10/15/2012 6:22AM

    emoticon hope you feel better!

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COACHPENNY 10/14/2012 10:36PM

    Now where did I put my teeth? emoticon

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MISSDAISY23 10/14/2012 10:09PM

    I do forget where I leave stuff at times too. I am so glad you feel better today. Take care & have a great day! emoticon
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KARIDIAN1 10/14/2012 8:32PM

    My mom says she spends most of her time looking for things she forgot where she out them. I tell her it at least gives her something to do. emoticon

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CARRAND 10/14/2012 5:14PM

    I am frequently forgetful. My husband says he is my "memory chip".

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PIMPINELLAN50 10/14/2012 4:12PM

    Hugs and Prayers.Thinking about you,and glad that today is a better day.
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SNUZSUZ 10/14/2012 3:03PM

    Glad you are feeling better:)

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PMFISH 10/14/2012 1:16PM

    Hey, I just read back a couple of blogs. Sorry you are not your normal bright self. The mind and body do have a way of getting out of sync. Then life is confusing and not pleasant. My prayers and thoughts are with you and Bob. Hope this next week sees a turn around on both. I always think about you when I am watching the Gators play.

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VONBLACKBIRD 10/14/2012 12:24PM

    Hope things get better and better for you. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 10/14/2012 9:25AM

    Hugs and prayers. Agree w/1STATEOFDENIAL . . . report the headache to your Dr. Be sure your DH knows, as I 'm sure he does! . . . so it doesn't get forgotten! HUGS

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BD3269PM 10/14/2012 6:56AM

    Glad to hear you are feeling better. Keep on Sparking emoticon

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MADAMES 10/14/2012 3:43AM

    Hugs and prayers. Happy Sunday! emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 10/14/2012 3:09AM

    Glad you're feeling a bit better Ev and I totally agree with 1STATEOFDENIAL.

Better to give your doc all the info you can and have someone with you, you can rely on. So easily we remember questions/information once we're out of the surgery door and on our way home. We're all human and all forget things from time to time.
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HICKOK-HALEY 10/14/2012 2:47AM

    Glad your feeling a bit better. I know how headaches can be. Hang in there. emoticon

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1STATEOFDENIAL 10/14/2012 2:01AM

    Forgetting an appointment time and/or pieces of paper is normal forgetfulness. The headache is something to be sure to mention to your doctor. Mention things like this to Bob and ask him to write it down to talk to the doctor. It's much better to have more information than not enough. Most diagnoses are anecdotal, not through exam.

I hope the doctor can make a firm determination and that you have no more issues. I'm very glad to hear you're getting in to see him/her soon. Until then, keep your mind busy on happy things and grateful that you have wonderful Bob to help you through every big and small bump in your journey.

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CHERIRIDDELL 10/14/2012 12:23AM

    Glad to hear today was a bit better ,I wish I could send you a cool breeze from chilly Alberta!hugs.Cheri

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EJOY-EVELYN 10/14/2012 12:01AM

    I wish I could send you some of our chilly weather . . . Fall has just about come to an end in Northern Wisconsin, and there were a few snow flurries in the air last weekend. Continue to get stronger.

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Q8PRINCESS 10/13/2012 11:52PM

    I often forget where I put things! Glad you feel better today.

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APRIL_IN_MN 10/13/2012 11:44PM

    Glad to hear today was a bit better. You're in my prayers.


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Sigh*

Friday, October 12, 2012

This hasn't been a very good day today. I only got some walking in place and stretching done today before the worker from Elder Care arrived. There is tons of help should i qualify. A lot depends on what my doctor says and how our state government changes laws about qualifications and doesn't cut any of the programs. He also said not to be mean or anything, but we'd be better off if we were divorced. Not possible in any way shape or form. He said live together as we are only divorced. NO!!!!!

But I've been so tired, I can barely stay awake. Not only that, but it has been difficult to walk without pinkie and my feet are so swollen i couldn't get one pair of my sandals on today. When I was counting backwards from 20 to 1, Bob said i left out 15 and 11. So I guess I'm having some forgetful issues, too. I get so darn frustrated when I try to talk and can't remember the names of things or mix up the words. But the very worse is when i can't remember what to do. Bob had to come and help me with shampooing my hair this morning because I knew something was in my hair, but I wasn't sure what or how to get it out. He told me it was shampoo and finished up getting it out with the shower sprayer and having me lean forward a bit. He also helped as he normally does in getting me out of the tub. Then I seemed to be fine. I could do everything else in my routine. Stuff like that can scare me sometimes though. That's why the big *sigh* as the title.

I must apologize to all of you my buds, for not having a more positive message for you. I sure hope tomorrow is a better day. I hope I can follow my own advice. I sure could use some extra prayers, good thoughts, light, whatever it is you honor. I thank all of you for that.

Have a fantastic weekend everyone. I love all of you.

Peace, love, and hope for the cure.
Ev



My hawk that lives in my neighborhood. So far he hasn't bothered the little dogs, but he has come on our front walk. He'll sometimes leave me beautiful feathers. at the end of the carport.

  
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CHERIRIDDELL 10/14/2012 12:21AM

    Loads of prayers for you Ev ,one has to wonder about a system that rewards you for divorcing.

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MISSDAISY23 10/13/2012 11:04PM

    I still cannot understand our system here. A system that will benefit people who are divorced! No wonder there are so many divorce cases here.

I am sorry to hear that you are not having a good day. Tomorrow will be better! I am saying a prayer for you. Take care!

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KARIDIAN1 10/13/2012 10:10PM

    Wonder if you have had a TIA? Hope things get better. Keep smiling. So glad Bob is there to give you a hand.

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MADAMES 10/13/2012 7:02PM

    Hugs and prayers for you!
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VONBLACKBIRD 10/13/2012 6:55PM

    Sad state of affairs when it pays us to be divorced and living with our spouses...hate it for you..Hope things get better soon.

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1CRAZYDOG 10/13/2012 5:25PM

    Agree w/1STATEOF DENIAL . . . and COACHPENNY. Sounds like these things should be checked out. Hoping today was a less frustrating day. HUGS and prayers.


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DEBBY4576 10/13/2012 4:48PM

    1Stateofdenial above gave you the best advice Evie. If it has occurred off and on then it very well could be TIAs. No wonder you are sighing. My mom has them. It can be scary as well as confusing. You sound like you have a wonderful husband btw. A real shame that divorced spouses get better care isn't it. Don't be too scared of the missing thoughts. You still post great and that takes a lot of thinking ability.

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MOM2ACAT 10/13/2012 3:47PM

    emoticon Please don't apologize for not being positive! It's hard to do so every day. Keeping you in my prayers.

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Q8PRINCESS 10/13/2012 12:33PM

    Pretty depressing when married people get the short end of the stick!

Love the hawk!

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PIMPINELLAN50 10/13/2012 12:00PM

    emoticon emoticon Thinking about you,hope today is a better day.

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CAROLIAN 10/13/2012 11:08AM

    emoticon Hope you have a better day tomorrow I will pray for you emoticon

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0309COOKIE 10/13/2012 10:46AM

    Sorry you are experiencing problems. I will keep you in my prayers.

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EJOY-EVELYN 10/13/2012 8:31AM

    Selah! It's difficult to be thankful and joyful (1 Thes 5:16-18) when reality sets in. Sure hope you find your groove with some quality healing, strength, and peace that comes from your faith. Shalom.

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OPALMOON 10/13/2012 7:27AM

    I am sorry you had a rough day Ev, and agree with other suggestions to check this out with your doctor. Sending prayers and positive thoughts your way.

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PROUDLILMOM 10/13/2012 6:22AM

    Sorry to hear about your day. Hope today is better.

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1STATEOFDENIAL 10/13/2012 4:05AM

    Have you ever heard of a TIA, transient ischemic attack? They're mini-strokes where something happens in your brain and blood is denied to a small portion for a (usually) short time. My mother's doctors think she's had a few, which is why I've heard of them. In some cases they cause momentary severe memory lapses, not like forgetting your keys but like where you forgot what shampoo is and why it is on your head and missing numbers you've known your whole life. Sometimes TIAs are predictive of future strokes, but sometimes they're all that happens. (My mother had a significant memory lapse TIA over 10 years ago and hasn't had a full stroke, even though her health is continuing to decline and she has little interest in being healthy.) Still, please run this by your doctor ASAP. Bring Bob with you so he can help explain exactly what happened to the doctor.

I'll keep you in my thoughts. I hope this issue isn't serious and is just a minor bump in the road, but no reason to take chances, right?
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NEW-CAZ 10/13/2012 3:18AM

    So sorry you've had such a lousy day.
Have to agree with COACHPENNY!

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APRIL_IN_MN 10/13/2012 2:05AM

    Ev, I'm so sorry to hear today was a rough day. I will be praying for you. emoticon

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COACHPENNY 10/13/2012 1:56AM

    Oh Ev, hope things will improve. Maybe have your blood sugar levels checked or your thyroid. Those two things can cause some of the issues you are describing.

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KACEYSW 10/13/2012 12:28AM

    Praying for you!

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FLEMIDG 10/13/2012 12:12AM

    Sorry to hear about all the problems you are going through, Ev. I am praying for you.

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KAYE454 10/13/2012 12:07AM

  Tomorrow will be betther I will think about ya

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Another psych test

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

An interesting psychology test :

LIVING ARRANGEMENT: Married and living by a golf course, close to the St Johns River in the middle of the Welaka State Forest – along with our four fur babies

WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? Re-reading "THe Spark"

WHAT'S ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? I don't use a mouse pad as I have a stationery ball mouse

FAVORITE BOARD GAME? Trivial Pursuit

FAVORITE MAGAZINE? Scrapbooks ETC., Consumer Report, and Writer's Digest

FAVORITE SMELLS? Spicy smells around holidays, freshly dried clothes from the line, bread baking, and gardenia

FAVORITE SOUNDS? Waves crashing on shore, birds chirping, Native American drum beats


WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD? Losing a loved one.

WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING? Good morning, Lord, thank you for another day. BTW …….. what time is it?

ROLLER COASTER SCARY OR EXCITING? Both!

HOW MANY RINGS TO ANSWER THE PHONE? My dispatcher training kicks in – have to get it in three!!!


FUTURE DAUGHTER'S NAME? Too late; Always wanted Stephanie, Lucinda,
Cassandra, and/or Emilia


FAVORITE FOODS? Italian, Slovak, Greek, English

CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA? Chocolate …….. there really isn’t a choice ....but i can no long eat any chocolate except hot chocolate with some 1% milk

DO YOU LIKE TO DRIVE FAST? Depends ……. Straight road, little traffic, good weather ….. yes

DO YOU SLEEP WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL? Can we count the fur babies? If so, two, Bruzer and Snuggles

STORMS - COOL OR SCARY? Most of them around here are scary …… too much lightening

WHAT TYPE WAS YOUR FIRST CAR? ’62 Pontiac Tempest

IF YOU COULD MEET ONE PERSON DEAD OR ALIVE: My paternal grandmother who died before I was born.

FAVORITE ALCOHOLIC DRINK? Used to be anything with Kaluha ……. Most dry wines….. Asti!!! Now, anything burns my mouth and I don't drink.

WHAT IS YOUR ZODIAC SIGN? Triple Scorpio !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DO YOU EAT THE STEMS OF BROCCOLI? Yes

IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY JOB YOU WANTED WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Writer and owner of a tres fun type shop filled with romantic things …….books, perfumes, lotions and potions, lacy things, scarves, etc……. called “The Romantic Heart.” Men could shop for their ladies there and ladies could treat themselves. It would have a free tea bar and nifty chairs to relax.

IF YOU COULD DYE YOUR HAIR ANY COLOR? I would like to go to being blonde from my gray!! Everyone seems to love my hair when it is blonde!!



Me and my brother in DC in 2000

EVER BEEN IN LOVE? You bet! And I still am!!

IS THE GLASS HALF EMPTY OR HALF FULL? Half full

FAVORITE MOVIES: So many movies, so little time!! Exodus, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Deer Hunter, Schindler’s List, Gone With The Wind, Dirty Dancing, Grumpy/Grumpier old Men, Sweet Home Alabama

ARE YOU A LEFTY OR A RIGHTY? Righty

DO YOU TYPE WITH YOUR FINGERS ON THE RIGHT KEYS? There are right keys?????

WHAT'S UNDER YOUR BED? Carpet?????

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE NUMBER? 29

FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH? Toss up – pro baseball, SEC college football, pro football


Everyone have a wonderful new day.

Peace, Love, and Hope for the cure!!
Ev



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VONBLACKBIRD 10/12/2012 12:22PM

    Love it..have shared it with my yahoo group.

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BLUE42DOWN 10/12/2012 3:46AM

    Very fun learning about you. (I'm silly - I saw "test" in the title and got to the end wondering what the results were.)

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CHERIRIDDELL 10/11/2012 11:35PM

    Noone will play Trivial Pursuits with any more they say I am a font of useless information!

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MISSDAISY23 10/11/2012 9:39PM

    Interesting and we do have some things in common. Thanks for sharing! Take care & have a fabulous day!
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KARIDIAN1 10/11/2012 8:22PM

    I miss my fur baby kitty. Maggie is too big to be allowed in the bed.

Great questions and answers.

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1CRAZYDOG 10/11/2012 5:47PM

    How interesting!!! i sleep w/my furbaby on my feet every night too. He is a snuggler!!

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DRUIDPRINCESS 10/11/2012 5:39PM

    What an interesting quiz! It really makes you think about what makes you special. Thank you for sharing it with us!
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CARRAND 10/11/2012 4:23PM

    Fun!
The best movie ever made is Apollo 13.

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SNUZSUZ 10/11/2012 3:14PM

    Loved this!

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PATRICIAANN46 10/11/2012 2:59PM

  I loved this.........Our responses were alike in many areas. emoticon

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SKEETOR 10/11/2012 12:48PM

    Nothing sounds better than waves crashing on the shore line! emoticon (well, maybe my husband's voice) emoticon

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CRYSTALLULLABY 10/11/2012 9:23AM

  Love these and it has been awhile since I've seen one! Love the spicy smells too - so happy it is fall again for them!

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NEW-CAZ 10/11/2012 2:55AM

    Interesting list; totally get the answering the phone quickly. I hate leaving one to ring and get annoyed if I'm the one waiting for a phone to be answered.
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CJBAGGINS 10/11/2012 1:10AM

    Great answers!

I like Jumping Jack Flash too! I had a whole list of movies that I enjoyed when I was younger, and one by one, I found them for my teenagers to watch with me (Star Wars, Jumping Jack Flash, Footloose, Flashdance, Ferris Bueller, etc.). Jumping Jack Flash was the last one I found. It was at our local thrift store, just waiting for me to buy it for about 2 bucks for the video, lol!


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PUDLECRAZY 10/11/2012 12:38AM

    Thanks, Ev. And I know you and your husband are in love! emoticon

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FLEMIDG 10/11/2012 12:16AM

    Thanks for sharing

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Q8PRINCESS 10/10/2012 11:40PM

    Interesting!

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Nov + 30 days + healthy treats = 50K words

Saturday, October 06, 2012

I have had some requests from Spark Buds to blog about National Novel Writing Month aka NaNoWriMo aka NaNo. So here we go. This is the one.

If you are someone who has always said, "someday I'm going to write the book I know is in me." Then NaNo is for you! The program starts November 1st every year and ends November 30th. During that time in order to win, you must write 50K plus words. What does a winner get? A certificate that you completed your novel. Yep, that's it. However, you should now have either your story written or at least a good portion of it. That should bring you a lot of satisfaction to know you actually CAN do this. I also enjoy the writing as the characters rather take over and write the story of what they want and not the way I planned!! You may write in any genre you want be it YA, Romance, Sci-Fi, main stream fiction, historical fiction, etc. The only thing you must watch is if you are writing erotica not to leave any of the passages on your profile or in the forums as there are a lot of young people who take part as there are a lot of people it might offend. There have quite a few NaNo's who have had their novel published. They edit, revise, add, remove, edit it again and then have it published. At the web site where you must sign on to get your certificate, there is a store where you can buy t-shirts, mugs, stickers, etc. to show your pride.

When you sign up at their site, you can also pick regions to follow and decide which one will be your home one. I would suggest you decide to use one closest to you. Why? There are people called ML (Municipal Liaison) between the site and the writers in their area. There are kickoff parties so everyone can meet each other, write-ins planned, a few goodies for everyone, and TGIO (Thank Goodness It's Over) parties to celebrate no matter if you are a winner or only got a little done.

The web site for them is: www.nanowrimo.org/
There is also a NaNo team here on Spark people!: www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/g
roups_individual.asp?gid=4442


Back in 2002, Bob was working at a call center in Palatka for MSN support. His shift was from 5PM to 10PM so he was away from 4PM until 11PM. When an online writer friend of mine mentioned she had participate the year before and how it got her to sit down and really write and how much she enjoyed it, i thought i would try it. I signed up and haven't looked back! This will be my tenth year. I would write while Bob was at work. I made a big chart of how many words I wrote each day and how many I had left. I was very fortunate and only had one time when i sat down to write and there was nothing. it just wouldn't come!! I opened a new file and wrote something else and didn't go back to my book until the next day. it worked! I had no more problems.

That year, the name of my novel was Coyote Carmel with Chocolate Sauce. At the time my favorite ice cream had a similar name. It was about a police officer who has been shot and is in surgery. His wife is in the waiting room thinking back over how they met, dated, got engaged, married, etc. As fellow officers came in to get info about him and tell her they had a lot of leads on who the shooter was, she greeted them gracefully and little by little she finds out what happened and thought she knew who did it. I have it saved to disk and Bob made a cover for it! Having been in law enforcement, I had a lot of information and experience to draw from.


The second one i did was a YA called Hot Dish Summer. I ended every chapter with a recipe for a "hot dish". That is what they call casseroles in parts of MN where Bob was raised. A lot of the recipes were from his mom's recipe box. The story was about a girl ready to enter high school who stays with her grandmother, great grandmother, and an aunt on a lake in northern MN. I love cooking and scrapbooking, so i had her grandmother and aunt teaching her how to cook these recipes at the end of the chapter. Her grandmother was teaching her how to scrapbook. This was on a coded web page on our domain and Bob didn't see it when saving all our pages when our provider went out of business. So far i haven't been able to find it in any of my files. I feel it must have been lost when I got a new computer. There was a lot of humor in it about the romance of the great grandmother with a neighbor. But there was also a mystery involved. Bob made a cover for this one, too.

That same year I became ML for the St Augustine area.

In 2004 the book was called Watercolored Yesterdays. I have the entire story in file. It is a mainstream fiction. It is about a woman on her way home from work and hears on the radio that the man who had been a DJ when she was a teen had died. He had been a family friend and her mentor. I tried first person for this one. Bob did another cover:


I think you get the idea of how it can work. In 2006 I became ML for my county. It was much easier than driving all the way to St Augustine and back every week. It has been a challenge building a new region. But, I have loved every moment of writing and being an ML. I also did some forum monitoring, too, but let that go as I knew if I continued all of that in November, i'd never get my writing done. The past two years aren't that good. In 2010 is when i had the two surgeries, and last November I spent about 1/2 of the month in the hospital with the poisoning episode.

Bob joined the program in 2006. He has been writing a series about an architect and his friend who is a forensic scientist. The two of them solve mysteries together. They are really good, too.

so that is the basic outlook for NaNo. In the SP team one of the employees is a member and can probably answer questions for you. But i will be happy to help you as much as I can.

Everyone enjoy the rest of your weekend. Did I tell you the Gators won? No Hey everyone, the Gators won!!!

Peace, Love, and Hope for the Cure.
Ev



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CHERIRIDDELL 10/9/2012 11:19PM

    What a fabulous way to inspire people to sit down and write ! Thanks for sharing !

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OFFANDAWAY 10/8/2012 3:07PM

    Thanks for sharing!!

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LOLAINSC 10/8/2012 2:33PM

    I'm in awe of those with talent,
Who've been known to get novels done,

But when it comes to novels,
I'd rather read than write one.

Sorry about your Hot Dish Summer, sounds like a great loss. Do you think you might try it again, it might come out even better the second time.
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MISSDAISY23 10/8/2012 12:27PM

    Thanks for sharing! I enjoyed reading your blogs so much. Take care & have a fabulous day!
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KARIDIAN1 10/7/2012 10:23PM

    Interesting. I have written some Star Trek stories years ago with friends. We had fun doing it in High school. Still have some of them I think. We had a few published in ST fanzines too.

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EVWINGS 10/7/2012 5:04PM

    The link to the Spark team has been corrected. Thanks 1stateofdenial!!

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Q8PRINCESS 10/7/2012 12:57PM

    I heard about this before. Great ideas to get people started!

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NEW-CAZ 10/7/2012 3:09AM

    What a great idea!

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1STATEOFDENIAL 10/7/2012 1:53AM

    Whoops, your team link isn't right. You can't copy the link from the top of the page, it has to be either the one from right below the name on the team page or the "Team URL" from the very bottom of the team page. I did a search and if this is the right team, you can use either of these links:

http://teams.sparkpeo
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tp://www.sparkpeople.com/myspar
k/groups_individual.asp?gid=4442

I hope someday I'll be able to give NaNoWriMo a try. There's just way too many other things I must focus on right now and taking a month off to focus more on writing is not an option. Though, since I'm more of a stream-of-consiousness writer than a planner I'm sure it would be great for me. If I'm in the zone I can write for hours with few breaks and not lose focus and leaving little to be edited later.

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DEE107 10/7/2012 12:41AM

    thanks for the blog and also GO GATORS have a great night

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FLEMIDG 10/7/2012 12:17AM

    What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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BLUE42DOWN 10/7/2012 12:01AM

    What an adorable cover for the Watercolored Yesterday's one. They sound fascinating.

I know I signed up with NaNoWriMo quite a few years ago, but haven't actually had a November until this year that I thought I could make the commitment. I'm looking forward to it.

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How was September?

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

How my September turned out for the goals I made. I haven't peeked so telling you will also be letting me know how successful I've been. I hope I didn't set myself for failure when i made them!!


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For Spark People:

1. Change my target weight from 120 to 125.
I did change this and got up to 122 as of Monday when I saw my chemo oncologist for a checkup, which was very good, BTW!!

2. Change the number of daily calories from 1200 to 1600; to 1600 to 2000
I did this too. It has been difficult to eat enough, but i did not go below or over my set amounts!

3. Try to visit more teams each day and huddle and answer on one thread.
I wasn't so good at keeping up with this, but i did do my best!

4. Try to visit more of friends each day and comment or give them goodies.
I did a lot better with this. I feel it was accomplished!!

5. Try to answer my mail better than I have.
Here I fell down once more. As much as i try, i can't seem to get through it all each day.

6. Try to blog more and get some thoughts and topics in order.
When I joined the September blog challenge I did accomplish this.

In General:

1. Write at least an hour a day.
I did get this done. Often it was more like 2 hours a day. Plus I managed to come up with some new ideas for my November novel!!

2. Journal at least 5 times a week and in my grateful journal daily. Make it 3 things each day rather than the 5 I have been doing.
This was easy to accomplish, but I haven't started October very well!!

3. Try to compliment everyone when I meet them for the day.
This was another one that was easy to do. When I saw the nurses at various appointments and told them how nice they looked or how much I loved a piece of their jewellery or hairdo, I saw lots of smiles returned!!

4. Get caught up with my laundry.
Eh!!!! i did some but ended up having even lots more! I have added it to my october goals once more.

5. Work harder to follow my doctors' orders.
This I have done. I even got my blood draw done this past week.

6. SMILE!!!! As Mother Theresa said, we never know the good that will happen from a single smile.
I try every day to accomplish this, whether I want to or not. I have gotten a lot of comments from most people how wonderful my attitude is because of smiling. All my doctors say doing so has made my recovery as easy as it has.

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My hope would be that any of my Spark Buds who have set their own goals have reached most of them and feel really good about themselves. There is so much love on this site to go around our members several times!! Isn't it great that so many think we are worth it? i guess i didn't really believe it or feel it until all of the comments when Bob would update my condition from treatments and the poisoning episode.

Everyone have a wonderful Wednesday. Today it's Bob's turn to go to see his doctor at the VA!! It's so nice for it not to be me for a change!!

Love, Peace, and Hope for the cure!

Ev



  
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LOSTLIME 10/9/2012 7:11AM

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MISSDAISY23 10/6/2012 4:49PM

    Looks like you did pretty good! emoticon

I have not been feeling too well for the past couple of weeks. Finally, I manage to catch up reading everyone's blog. Sometimes, there just isn't enough time in a day to do everything. I get tired and I need to go to bed due to my current condition. I am sure everyone here understands.

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JOYCECAIN 10/6/2012 8:38AM

    You We all fall short in our goals, but don't fret. Sept. was not a good month for me. Take care. lol

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LARKSONGRUTH 10/5/2012 2:09AM

    Wow. You have really done a fantastic job. I'm glad you are progressing so well on your writing--especially your novel.

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CHERIRIDDELL 10/4/2012 11:23PM

    Awesome goals and you did well!

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GEORGIAGIRL26 10/4/2012 7:52PM

    It looks like you got some good goals.
Don't give up on them sister.
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1STATEOFDENIAL 10/3/2012 11:02PM

    Looks like you made progress in your goals. We can't always do everything we want to do, but continuing to try throughout all the setbacks is great.

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KARIDIAN1 10/3/2012 7:34PM

    I think you did a great job on your September goals. Congrats!

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Sounds like you did just great with many of those goals!

And you've reminded me that NaNoWriMo is right around the corner.

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    LovE the goals, you cover every thing! emoticon emoticon

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    I think you did great!

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MADAMES 10/3/2012 9:47AM

    It sounds to me as if you have your priorities in order; taking care of your health is more important than the mail and the laundry. Good for you for following doctor's orders! We can all take a cue from you and compliment everyone we meet and smile. Those two goals take no extra time; they just take your thoughtfulness!

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Q8PRINCESS 10/3/2012 8:32AM

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Some times you just run out of time. I've just been using the big smile to say I pop in and read a blog. So far on vacation I haven't missed reading, just don't get much time ot sit and write.

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