Daily Journal 11/17/2017

Morning dear friends and family. How are we doing this morning? I woke up feeling pretty good and I know it is because they increased the dosage in some of my medications plus gave me a new one to keep the nightmares away. Thank you so much doctor for that because that is the main reason why I haven’t been sleeping much and beating my husband up while I sleep and he thanks you for that, lol.

It is another beautiful day here in Dalton, Georgia with the sun shining and hardly any breeze but there is a mild chill in the air. It was decent enough to take my dogs out and hang outside for a while. I came back in and made the bed and cleaned up around the house and now I am ready to get to work.

I sat here last night and got another chapter edited and will be back to writing on the new book today. I am so excited to get back to writing that it isn’t even funny. I have been going through withdrawals not being able to write. Now that things are pretty much calmed down I can take care of business. It has been a slow progress with all the drama that has been going on but now it is over and a nice quiet place to sit and work on my writing.

I’m hoping to have two books ready for the first of the month to publish and get out into the world and a few more in December ready for the first of the year. I am looking for people who would like to read an early copy and only asking for those people to leave a review on the Amazon website. If interested please send me a message with your email address and I will put you on the list to receive a copy once they are edited and before their launch.

Well, it is time to stop here and get to work. I have a short story to write and post on the site and I wish everyone with a birthday today, “Happy Birthday” and to everyone else have an awesome Friday. Take care.

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Daily Journal 11/9/2017

Good Evening everyone. I do apologize for not keeping up with my posting due to issues and technical difficulties here at home. Things had gone haywire there for a minute and needed to be dealt with. Now that everything is getting back to normal, I will try to be here every day with updates.

I would like everyone to send prayers to our great nephew who is currently in ICU at the hospital and with a 50-50 chance of making it successfully. He is twenty-three with a wife and three small children. They were here on Sunday visiting and while the children were playing together, he thought he would show off for his oldest son with a bicycle.

He went to pop a wheelie on one of the bikes and fell the wrong way with his body landing on the end of the handlebars creating a circle mark on his abdomen right below his rib cage. Had he fallen a little harder it would have impaled him. He laid on the ground screaming for his wife and then went through changes like having to urinate suddenly and then wanting to pass a bowel movement to which never came.

The ambulance was called because he was screaming in pain. Before they showed up, he began throwing up. Once he was taken to the hospital, they tried to send him home stating he was having drug or alcohol withdrawals. This man has never done drugs and won’t even take a Tylenol. He drinks one beer a day just to relax after a day of hard labor.

Well, he then ended up in ICU when he began throwing up blood and fighting to breathe. His wife was going nuts because she knew something was wrong when he began turning yellow. The ICU doctor noticed his color change and difficulty breathing, so she sent him to get scans and found his abdomen swelling with blood or fluids. He was going downhill fast.

When his wife got back to the ICU unit to see her husband the doctor was waiting for her and stated that he had only one option and that was exploratory surgery to find the problem. There was no guarantee that he would make it off the table and everyone was very concerned. The doctor informed her that he had no other options or he would die.

He was finally put on a ventilator and life support before surgery and while in surgery, they found a hole in his intestines which was leaking into his abdomen. For the first three days in the hospital, they were giving him medication to make him pass a bowel movement which was forcing his fecal matter and urine out of the hole and into his body which made him septic.

They cut out the bad part of his intestines and sewed the rest back together and he is now in critical condition and still on life support. His color is slowly coming back but he also vomited aspirating some of his vomit which is dissolving in his lungs but pneumonia has begun to set in which makes recovery even harder.

Today they will be waking him up and seeing if he can breathe on his own but everyone is skeptical at this point. We will just have to sit and be patient for what the future holds. He is the sole provider for his family and since he has been cut open from chest to groin, they are not sure how they are going to pay their household bills since his recovery will be long.

My husband and I are taking care of their three kids while she stays at the hospital with her husband. She is already stressing about how they are going to pay their bills with him out of work while he recovers and heals. They are already a week in debt with no check for this week to help pay their bills.

If anyone out there can help this struggling family, I have created a GoFundMe campaign to help them out. No matter how much you can give would be greatly appreciated. I want to help raise money to take care of them for a few months while he recovers and gets back to work. I am posting the GoFundMe link below if you can help.

As for me, I am getting back to my writing now that everything is somewhat calming down. I am almost finished editing “The Battle for Joshua” and have started the fourth chapter of my next book which will be a series. I have a goal of publishing a book every month if not two.

When I write, I leave reality and live in the world I create. It is my getaway place when I want to disappear. It makes me happy and content. I still want to create an advanced reader team who would receive a free ebook as long as they can leave a comment on Amazon. If anyone is interested please message me.

Well, it is getting late and I have to get up early in the morning to take the kids to headstart and school. If you would like to help a struggling family who has fallen on hard times because of the husband being in critical condition, here is the link to donate, https://www.gofundme.com/the-crider-family-fund. Thank you to everyone who can help. Should he pass away, his family will lose everything. Thanks again and God Bless.

Daily Journal 10/27/2017

Happy Friday Everyone!!! I have been up since about four thirty this morning and sitting here enjoying a hot cup of coffee while it is around forty- two degrees outside. It is Friday and the weekend is here. I have spent the better part of the last four days disinfecting the house to get everyone better from their colds.

I have made my to-do list for today to catch up on things that I haven’t done the last few days. I will be catching up on some writing and editing of books while organizing my file shelf. I am a payee for someone disabled so I had to make up budgets and shopping lists for next month. It has been exhausting the last few days where I have fallen asleep early and without medication.

I feel pretty good and look forward to being productive today and getting things done. The house is pretty quiet right now so it is easy to write this morning. I have come up with some new book ideas and will be getting their outlines done today.

On a health note, my blood sugar levels have been low and steady all week long and I have felt pretty good except for the few times my sugar has dropped causing me to be hypoglycemic. The lowest it has gone is forty-one and to the point of passing out. I had to eat two glucose tablets just to bring it up to seventy- seven.

I am happy to be up this morning and alive so it is now time for me to stop here and get other things done. I wish everyone a blessed day and “Happy Birthday” to all those who have a birthday today. Take care and remember to be nice to each other.

Daily Journal 10/4/2017

Hello, everyone. Sorry to have not been here but I have been battling a severe cold with my sinuses and lungs. I am on antibiotics and cough suppressant now which make me a little groggy. I have had no appetite and always sleeping, but I finally got to my primary care doctor and we are working on getting me back to better health.

Today I just found out that the roommates with five kids will be moving out which will take away a lot of stress and drama. It is bad when you are trying to write and listening to a bunch of kids yelling and screaming and the parents do nothing about it.

Today I finished up the second chapter to my next book and began writing the third chapter which I am finding it interesting where my story is taking me. It will be a book series and I look forward to writing each one. I am also learning about myself as I write which is a good thing.

My husband has been very supportive of my writing and he takes care of me when I am sick. I cannot believe I married my best friend and such a loving person as him. I thank each day for God bringing him into my life because I am truly happy with him. He makes me feel like I am somebody.

Well, it is time for me to say goodnight and I wish everyone with a birthday today, “Happy Birthday” and to everyone else have an awesome evening. Take care.

 

Daily Journal 9/22/2017

Good morning to all my friends and family, old and new. I haven’t been here for a couple days due to my sugar dropping really low and my husband making me stay down because I have hit dangerously low levels. I love him so much because he really takes care of me.

This morning, my sister-in-law was having a bad emotional morning and crying because things just don’t seem to be going right this month. She was talking about giving up and disappearing from the world until my husband and I sat and talked with her for a bit while having coffee. Things have been going rough I’ll admit but we have been trying to stay positive.

As far as my writing is concerned, I have been working on the first round of editing to my Joshua manuscript plus I have finished the first chapter of a new book. I have been working so hard and the first chapter is approximately five thousand words. I expect this book to be a full-length novel and writing it with all my heart. The downside I think is because I write every detail pretty much because I want the reader to experience it as they read.

I am functioning this morning on only a couple hours of sleep because my medications didn’t kick in last night, so I had to force myself to lay down at five o’clock this morning. I feel pretty good this morning even with only a few hours of sleep. I feel a bit fatigued but other than that, things are okay. My sugar wasn’t that high this morning and my husband gave me my insulin.

I am sticking to my schedule today and will be writing a short story on my blog here in a few minutes so I better get ready so I will say goodbye for now and wish everyone a happy Friday. To everyone with a birthday today, “Happy Birthday!” Take care.

Daily Journal 9/18/2017

Hello, everyone. I just got up from a well-rested nap and I feel pretty good today. It has been very stressful around here the last few days. It came down to us having to move because of a certain situation, but after discussing it several times we finally came to a conclusion that as of right now we are not moving because we feel we are being forced out by others living in this house so they can have their way and we are not taking it. They are not going to win.

My sister-in-law is having a really rough time right now with all of the stress and drama going on in the house that she has actually isolated herself to her bedroom because she doesn’t want to hear all of the excuses and drama anymore. She woke up this morning very depressed and my husband and I had to keep her company for a bit until she began to feel better.

I, myself, went to bed at a fairly decent hour last night and slept almost all night except for a mishap in my sleep, but woke up feeling good until I saw my sister-in-law. Things have been good for the week as far as my writing is concerned. I have finished my Joshua manuscript and it is ready for its first round of editing. I have the first chapter of my next book already written and look forward to writing the second chapter tonight. It has been difficult to write with people screaming and crying in the house but I will be using my headphones so I don’t have to hear it anymore.

Well, things should get very interesting around here over the next couple of days and I will leave you with that information until I write again tomorrow. Everyone with a birthday today, “Happy Birthday” and to everyone else have an awesome evening. Take care.

Daily Journal 9/14/2017

Today started out dragging because I had been up every hour last night running to the bathroom and being out of my night time medication. Plus, I had a doctor’s appointment to get new refills on my medication and she even raised some of the doses to see if it helps. I still feel wore down and fatigued but I am trying my best to stay up and not go lay down.

Yesterday was an awesome day because I finally finished my manuscript for “The Battle for Joshua” and now I can begin editing it and getting it ready for publishing. I have already begun writing my next manuscript which gives me a break from the first one so I can edit it with new eyes. My husband is so proud of me and shows his support every day.

I just need my motivation back to get pumping and complete my writing. I will keep positive and it will happen. I have plenty of books and blogs to write and things to keep my mind focused on instead of listening to all the crying, screaming, and attitudes of spoiled children. My husband gave me his headphones to block it all out so that I can write without distractions.

Another personal thing or accomplishment is that my blood sugar has remained manageable and somewhat in the low numbers. I have been glad of that and so has everyone else except for when it decides it wants to tank down to fifty-nine. Everyone starts handing me sweets to bring it back up.

So, today I will be positive and productive and leave the drama and stress at the door. I am now going to get some writing done and I want to wish everyone with a birthday today, “Happy Birthday” and everyone else my wish for you is that Friday will get her soon and that everyone has an awesome day. Take care.

Daily Journal 9/1/2017

“Happy September 1st, everyone!!” I cannot believe this year is almost over and how fast it flew by. First, I want to send my prayers to Texas for their tragedy and wish the very best for them. Secondly, our power situation has been taken care of and everything can get back to normal. I am thankful that everything works itself out if you are just patient.

I am now working on my schedule since coming back from buying things for the house. I look forward to finishing my manuscript and beginning the editing process so that it can be published. I am excited to see my books published and shared with the world. I have one and a half chapters left to write before the first round of editing.

I am feeling pretty good today but still have some house work to do as well and have about two loads of wash to get done. The kids have had their dinner and are playing in their room so I can get the house cleaned and wash done. My mental status and anxiety have come down quite a bit and doing better.

Well, I have to stop here to get things done but to everyone with a birthday today, “Happy Birthday”, and to everyone else have an awesome Friday night. Take care.

Daily Journal 7/25/2017

Well, today started off good and everyone got some much-needed rest. Tomorrow we go out to the property and begin the cleanup process so that we can move in. After she told me about all of the snakes that roam around up there, I had dreams of snakes all night and one of the dogs getting bit. We have a lot of work to do but it will be worth it in the end.

I went and did some shopping today to get things we needed and the house is cleaned so now I can sit down and get started with writing. I look forward to getting Joshua completed so I can start editing it. I think it will make a very good read for most and I find it exciting while I write it. The proof will be in the finished product.

I showered, the house is clean, and now I can write to my heart’s content. I hope everyone had an amazing Tuesday and that your evening is relaxing and worth every minute of it. I want to wish a “Happy Birthday” to everyone with a birthday today and that you have many more to come. I want to say good night now and have a blessed evening.

Daily Journal 7/22/2017

Hello, everyone. It is such a gorgeous day outside but I’m spending the day alone inside writing. Everyone has left for the day to take care of some things so I again have some alone time to write. I am sitting here with my roommate’s kitten resting on my lap and my husband’s puppy driving me crazy because all the other dogs are asleep and she wants to play. All she is doing is whining at me.

Anyway, the house is all to myself and the cleaning is done so I can sit and relax while writing on my book. It seems like it is taking me forever to write it but I think it will be worth the effort and time I have spent working on it.

I know this will be short but I am going to go lay down for a bit I am starting to get a headache but I will be back later. Take care and I wish everyone an awesome Saturday!