Friday, June 30, 2006


I was looking up book statistics and came across this one:

"Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half have never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half." --Gore Vidal, author.


Tuesday, June 27, 2006


Euphoria is when your favorite music artist records one of your favorite songs!

I have always loved Def Leppard. They recently released a tribute album. Until I heard their version of "Rock On", I hadn't really paid it any mind.

Then I realized they had done a cover of Electric Light Orchestra's 10538 Overture.

It's not the best song ELO has ever done. But as far as songs go, it's #7 on my top list of all time favorites. It was their first hit, the first song on their first album.

And Def Leppard do it right!!!!

Monday, June 26, 2006


Men are motivated and empowered when they feel needed...
Women are motivated and empowered when they feel cherished.
- John Gray, PhD. "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus"

Thursday, June 22, 2006


No matter what the level of your ability, you have more potential than you can ever develop in a lifetime.
- James T. McKay

Monday, June 19, 2006


Be proud of yourself (but not coceited), of who you are, of what you do, of where you work. Don't apologize for your station in life or for yourself. You are what you are - so handle yourself with pride and respect.
- Les Giblin

Thursday, June 15, 2006


You never know how much mileage you can get out of one compliment until you receive one.
Or give one!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

1 Corinthians 13

This is sometimes referred to as the love chapter. It describes unconditional love.

We lost our cat, Calvin, last summer, and her sister, Hobbes, joined her today.

They were perfect examples of unconditional love.

And I will never forget them.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Accept yourself

"...nobody on the face of the earth can make you feel inferior without your permission."
- Zig Ziglar

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Friday, June 09, 2006


With the last obstacle removed, my calendar has filled clear into October.

And the biggest accomplishment is a store in the town where my book series is based, one I had never been able to secure an appearance - now, I have one! Took until Book III, but I finally did it!!

Persistence pays off!!!!

Monday, June 05, 2006


Words to forget:
I can't; I'll try; I have to; should have; could have; someday; if only; yes, but; problem; difficult; stressed; worried; impossible; I, me, my; hate

Words to remember:
I can; I will; I want to; will do; my goal; today; next time; I understand; opportunity; challenging; motivated; interested; possible; you, your; love

- Denis Waitley, "Seeds of Greatness"

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Nothing is impossible

That's right, nothing!

Had a little challenge with a book chain, but it looks like that's been taken care of!

Was becoming concerned I wouldn't fill my summer, but I set seven book signings today.

Thought my husband might balk at the idea of going up to Columbus, Ohio and combining family visits with book signings, but he was all for it!

And, the ultimate proof nothing is impossible -

I am a horrible singer.
I scored a perfect 50,000 points in Karaoke Revolution this week.
On two different songs!!
One of them on the first try!!!!