Monthly Archives: July 2016


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

NinjaInsecure Writers Support Group Badge 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.

Whenever anyone finishes a draft, edits their work, finds the perfect critique group, publishes their work, or has any other good news to share, this is the place to do it too!

The awesome co-hosts for the July 6 posting of the IWSG are Yolanda Renee, Tyrean Martinson, Madeline Mora-Summonte , LK Hill, Rachna Chhabria, and JA Scott!

July has been off to a great start! I’m feeling better than I have in some time. Friends and former colleagues that I haven’t seen in a couple of years were up my way. One of my former co-workers, Vee, picked me up two days in a row so I could spend time at an area pool. She’s my sister from another mister. 🙂

I was pleasantly surprised when I saw others that I knew from NJ at the pool. I did throw caution to the wind on Sunday, having about four drinks instead of my usual two baby drinks. I suffered royally that night from a migraine, but for all that fun, it was worth it.

Check out my other blog’s IWSG post this month too at lilicasplace.

How was your Fourth of July weekend?








Hey everyone! I took a much-needed mental health break at a beloved friend’s house for about a month, but I’m back. 🙂

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.

Sign up by clicking on the image, hop around and celebrate with others.

Make Celebrate the Small Thingssure your blog post has a link to the sign-up as well, so other bloggers will be able to sign-up and hop around too. 

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

 It’s been an amazing couple of weeks. My daughter Mandy graduated EMT school a couple of weeks ago and took her State exam on the 27th of June. She called me yesterday morning to let me know that she received her results. She passed with an 86 on her first shot. My baby is officially a New Jersey certified Emergency Medical Technician! I’m one proud Mama! She’s considering going back to school to study Nursing. Happy dance! 

I’ve gotten most of my doctor appointments out-of-the-way for the next few months (except my neuropsychologist, of course), and everything is looking good from a neurological standpoint. My primary noticed that my LDL is high, so she’s switched my cholesterol med from Simvastatin to Lipitor because it’s supposed to be better. My kidney function is almost back to normal and the rest of my blood work was good.

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

What have you celebrated this week?