Monthly Archives: February 2016


Hey everyone! It’s time for another posting of Celebrate the Small Things brought to us by LEXA CAINPost anything in life that you’re celebrating, no matter how small or big, on your blog.

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This is such a simple and easy blog-hop, and it also happens to be one of my favorites.  After posting the things you have to celebrate, please don’t forget to visit and thank Lexa and her awesome and amazing co-hosts for the wonderful job they do:


LG Keltner @ Writing Off the Edge   and Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits

I have so many things to celebrate for a change, I don’t know where to start. This past week has been the chicken soup for the soul I’ve needed. God willing, next week will be just as bright. 🙂

  1. My daughter Mandy came to visit me last weekend after her volunteer EMS shift last Friday night and stayed until Sunday. After that, she and her best friend Gabriel dropped me and Sophie off in the Bronx.
  2. We’ve been in the Bronx with my Comai Julie (best friends since 13 and we’re now 50) and godson Gabriel since Sunday. Even better, my niece Juliette, her hubs Mike and kids Romeo and Mercutio live in the apartment downstairs. We’ll probably be here for another week and a half or so.
  3. Last night me and Julie went to see my favorite Latin music artist, Juan Luis Guerra at Madison Square Garden. LOVE HIM!!!!
  4. I did another one of my favorite things, and that was co-hosting the Insecure Writers Support Group for the Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh. Love him too, cuz he’s my twinny. 😀
  5. I tried something I’ve never done before, only because my niece had it done and it looks so good on her … I had my eyebrows tinted!
  6. My niece did my hair and makeup for the concert … and did a fabulous job. I almost didn’t recognize myself!
  7. Actually found time to relax, catch up on what’s been going on with the families, and even schedule some posts.

Best of them all, I’m STILL ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE GRASS!! Yeah, Baby!!

What have you celebrated this week?





Hello fellow bloggers. It is the first Wednesday of the month and we know what that means, right? Time for the Insecure Writers Support Group – #IWSG.

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Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh , my hero and one of my mentors, founded this amazing and wonderful group.

The group’s purpose is to allow writers to share their doubts and fears, trials and tribulations without fear of being mocked or feeling foolish. It’s also a place where writers who have “been there” can offer wisdom and guidance.


The awesome co-hosts for the February 3 posting of the IWSG will be Allison Gammons, Tamara Narayan, Eva E. Solar, (that’s my other blog!) Rachel Pattison, and Ann V. Friend!

Make sure you thank them for all their hard work!

February is here and it’s time for me to get back on track. The past two months have been full of personal losses that have included friends, former colleagues, and family. To say that my depression went into full throttle would be an understatement.

It’s now time to pull myself up by the bootstraps and start moving forward. It’s not easy, but I have to do it. The depression was difficult to control prior to the losses, but the sadness only added to it.

I’m in the Bronx now with my Comai now as I write this and having a good time. My mind is clearing up and my head is on straighter. We’re looking forward to doing some cool things this week, which I’ll talk about in another post.

The plan is to get back to posting regularly again and I’ve been reading stroke, medical, and health related books lately. I’m also considering doing occasional reviews of books related to the subject.

Have any of you suffered from a loss or depression so severe that it’s kept you at a standstill? Would you like to see an occasional book review on stroke, health, etc. on this blog? Just curious.