This book is one of my very favorite books, and I know you’ll love it too.
To learn more, click on the cover.
I’d like to introduce my new book, the third book in the Gold Club Series (however, this book can stand alone without the other books).
It’s a time travel from the present back to 1870. I love the old mining ghost towns and the history that goes with them. My husband and I own two lots and a cabin in the ghost town, Bourne, OR, so the history is as accurate as it can be.
To find out more about this book, click on the cover above.
Little Biju Mouse wants to help his friend Church Mouse by sweeping the church sidewalk and steps. While working, Biju is concerned about the changes in the weather. Church Mouse takes the time to teach Biju about how what we see in the sky can relate to our lives in the form of metaphors on sunshine, dark clouds, rain and silver linings. While change can be hard, Biju discovers hope in silver linings and finds something to be thankful for.
Thanks to illustrator Kaylynne Dowling for the awesome art!
My very first book, MAYA’S GOLD, is coming out in audio this October. Exciting times for me.
It’s funny how we don’t consider housework, or chores around the house as exercise. I know I say my chosen manner of exercise is time on a stationary bike. Hey, I can even read a book while I’m peddling. Perhaps housework isn’t fun enough to be considered an excellent form of exercise. I’ve never heard anyone say that they’d washed all the floors in their house for one hour, in place of a workout at their neighborhood fitness club. Perhaps, it’s because we can’t measure the work the same as a device that measures how far we’ve gone or how many calories we’ve burned. Who knows? Maybe there is something electronic out there that can count the mop swings.
I have to really be psyched up to make myself vigorously wash all of the floors in my home, let alone dust. I will procrastinate until company’s coming or I just have to clean them. It is so much easier for me to jump on the stationary bike and read a book.
The man in the picture is my husband Greg. He was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2008. Here he is with our youngest grandson, Johnny.
Over the years my husband has stopped drinking and smoking, two very hard things to do and which I admire him for. Still, at this writing, I am the most proud of all he can do in a little block of time each day. I’m sure there are a lot of people who have disabilities of some sort and sit on the couch and brood for months to years, and frankly who can blame them? Yet with Greg, he knows that his body will function better in the mornings, and he gets up and gets busy at the store, house, garage, or outside and gets a lot done. He doesn’t do much procrastinating because he knows that if it is going to get done it will have to be done in the morning hours. Basically, there will not be any energy left; he cannot move very well the rest of the day. Mind over MS, he says. This attitude propels him forward. What he does is exercise, but he has something to show for it by helping to keep our family going, or to enjoy something he does outside. Gym or exercise equipment will not do it for him.
I can procrastinate when it comes to writing as well, and that is during the time not filled with family, cooking, job, shopping, etc. Well, writing is work, a brain workout if nothing else. If we keep moving we will have something to show for our work. If writers work hard enough they will have a finished manuscript and one day a published book.
We all must keep moving forward, with our bodies, our minds, and our dreams in the allotted time we have. One day, not a one of us will have any time left. So, let’s keep moving and have something to show for our labors.
The Memorial Day flea market at Sumpter, OR is just around the corner. Find both author Paty Jager and Mary Vine up at the fair grounds on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
I started a new blogpost site. Today I wrote about my new puppy in honor of National Puppy Day. You can find it here: