Sunday, July 25, 2010


I just had an interesting experience that made me realize something about myself. At church today the choir began to sing the National Anthem. I normally stand, but a quick glance around the room showed me I would be the only one to do so and to my shame I didn't stand immediately. It took an older couple to stand first before I reacted. It made me realize that at church I've turned into a follower, not a leader that I've always said I wanted to be. I need to not worry about what others think and just do what I know and believe to be correct, letting the consequences follow as they may. Thank you to that couple that helped me remember and showed me I should worry, just do.

Also, this week, my sister found out she is having a boy also! Yeah for boys! That makes six grandsons for my parents. Maybe someday they'll end up with a granddaughter. :)

My husband has been at Scout Camp all week and I planned on finishing another revision of the second part to Encoded Secrets. Well, that didn't quite happen. It became overwhelming (and way too hot) to deal with all the animals and plants that needed watering, by myself, for the second week in a row. I have to admit I was blessed though. The past several mornings have been just cool enough to get everything done without dying. I thank my Heavenly Father for that.

I also managed to finish a book. I'm shocked it has taken me this long (I blame the heat, being tired, and slightly depressed with everyone being gone without me) but I did it. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. I've heard so many great things about this book and had to check it out for myself. Fascinating. Written in the style of letters to different people, the story of an island in the English Channel during World War II unfolds. I loved the history that was shared and the characters that became friends. I was amazed at all that happened during the German Occupancy of that island. I quite enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone, however, there are some descriptive parts of what happened to people in concentration camps that may be hard for younger readers to take.

Friday, July 16, 2010


Ever feel like boycotting life in general. I think that's where I'm at right now. I haven't even finished reading a book in almost two weeks. Pretty sad. I'll get back into it though. I've been doing a lot of work on my writing, which I feel good about, but even that's slowed down.

Here's one bit of news I'm not sure has made it's way around. We found out last we're having a boy! Lots of fun there! :)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Just had to write a quick note. I just finished the third draft to the second part of my WIP (work in progress) Encoded Secrets. I'm really excited about it and am ready to really get into the revisions and start the third part! Just had to share. ;)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

This Week

Wow. I just realized I didn't finish a book this week. I think that's a first in a long time. However I got some great revising done on my sequel to Encoded Secrets. I'm really excited about that. I have been reading Posterity by Dorie McCullough Lawson which is fascinating, it's just taking me longer than expected. I'll let you know when I'm done.

Yesterday I watched the World Cup while doing house work. Paraguay and Spain played. After about 84 minutes, Spain finally scored. It was an incredible game. It's games like that, that make it hard to have a loser. Both teams played hard, Paraguay had incredible defense and it could have gone either way. Congrats to the Paraguay team for a game well played and I'm excited to see Spain faceoff Germany next.