Archive for May 2018

My advice to me: Think happy thoughts

My advice to me: Think happy thoughts
A couple of months ago, I read an article in Inc. magazine titled, “What’s something you would tell your 20-year-old self?” and a few weeks ago, I saw another blogger post about, “15 lessons I have learned by age 50.” Then when my youngest daughter graduated from college this month, I thought about what advice... Read more »

Thoughts on the Indy 500

Thoughts on the Indy 500
A lifetime ago before marriage and kids, I went to the Indy 500 for a number of years. Since my father worked for Kraco Enterprises and they sponsored a car in the 80’s and 90’s, I was able to go into Gasoline Alley as well as walk by the cars on the track before race... Read more »

The Royal Wedding

The Royal Wedding
I didn’t think I would really care about Harry and Meghan’s wedding but Saturday morning, I felt myself moved watching the recap of the earlier celebration. Here are the three things that touched me as I watched? Seeing the love and joy as they looked at one another. I remember those feelings of love and hope for the future,... Read more »
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The End or just the beginning?

The End or just the beginning?
After years of writing and revisions, I am done with my third book. Suppression is… A futuristic novel set in 2135. Twenty-four year old Peyton lives with her parents and her brother, Parker, in one of the few civilizations remaining and thriving in what is left of America after everything and everyone was almost obliterated... Read more »

Top 2 gifts for Mom on Mother’s day

Top 2 gifts for Mom on Mother’s day
Mother’s Day is coming this Sunday. Now that my children are adults and earn their own money to purchase gifts, I don’t want them to spend so much on me. I am not rich, but I have enough, and I also do not want them to stress over finding the perfect gift for me. Here are the top two... Read more »

Television Review: American Idol with no spoilers

Television Review: American Idol with no spoilers
I just read that the new American Idol Show has been picked up for Season 2 with ABC (Season 17 total), and I am very excited. Ryan Seacrest is still hosting, but the show has three new judges, Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan. I watched but never really enjoyed the auditions or even... Read more »
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Life through an artist's eyes

Life through an artist's eyes
In September 2017, I attended the Art Gallery Show at Dandelion Gallery in Waukegan Illinois for their monthly ArtWauk Event. I met Bob Nonnemacher, and even purchased a painting of a white feather as a gift for my mother. I have been intrigued to learn more about him and his paintings ever since. I hope that... Read more »

Can being positive change my mood?

Can being positive change my mood?
I have been in a really bad mood lately, and I can’t seem to shake it. There is nothing horrible going on in my life, just some areas that aren’t going like I wish they were. I mean I have a job, a roof over my head, food to eat, clothes to wear and a... Read more »