Monthly Archives: June 2017


Hey everyone! It’s time for another posting of Celebrate the Small Things brought to us by LEXA CAIN.  Post anything in life that you’re celebrating, no matter how small or big, on your blog. Again, it’s been a while since I posted, but I have a lot of news to share.

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


 I’m going back in time from furthest to most recent, so bear with me. 

My daughter Mandy surprised me with a visit for Mothers Day and Vivi’s family and us had an awesome brunch at my favorite Indian spot – Saffron.

I got to see both Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Wonder Woman few weeks apart with Vivi and the crew. Loved them both.

On June 11 I participated in a 5k fun run/walk at the YMCA and actually finished! All that working out at the Y paid off. 🙂 I came in last but don’t care. I didn’t even use my cane until the last mile. You can check out the last four minutes or so on my Facebook Page. My official finish time was 1:22:02,

My pain levels have gone down a little over the past couple of weeks, except for the two days after the walk (Yeah, I was in bed for a good day or so).

Finally, Vivi and Al bought a portable hot tub and I got to enjoy it for the first time the other day. I could get used to this…

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

What have you celebrated this week? I hope you all have amazing little things to share! Xoxoxo





Good morning, everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying the first day of summer. It’s a beautiful day here in Middletown, NY and felt it appropriate to post a Whenever Quote. The past couple of weeks have been kind to me, with minimal pain levels (except for one exception), and some great happenings.

For those followers who are also friends on Facebook, you probably know that I completed a 5k fun run (walk, in my case). I came in dead last but I finished! I worked out at the Middletown YMCA for almost two months in preparation for the event. Prior to working at the Y, my endurance wasn’t great at all, so I made sure to build up my Stroke Survivor Superpowers. I didn’t need my cane until the last mile. 🙂

I felt this quote by William Barclay said it all.

I’ll be posting a video that my Ride or Die girl Vivian taped during the last four minutes or so of the event on my Facebook Page, which is public, so if you’d like to check it out later and like it, that’d be awesome.

Hugs to all of you.



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 June 7 posting of the IWSG will be JH Moncrieff, Madeline Mora-Summonte, Jen Chandler, Megan Morgan, and Heather Gardner!

June 3 Question: Did you ever say “I quit”? If so, what happened to make you come back to writing?


There have been many times that I wanted to say ‘I quit’. I’m not talking about my writing; that I can answer on my other blog lilicasplace. Those that are close to me know when times are rough, like when the depression or pain hits hard, it’s easy to want to crawl back into my shell. But I don’t, most of the time. I keep in mind that ‘this to shall pass’ and move forward, even if it’s at a turtle’s pace. This is one of those times, which is why I’m keeping this month’s post short.

Though you may not see me posting much for a while, know that I appreciate each and every follower I have. Xoxoxo