Thursday, May 31, 2012

Art Game: Do Your Own Thing!

You know the drill! Copy from All About Lemon: Art Game,  Add a picture of your own, post to your blog, then notify Dolly, BEAUTIFUL Dolly!

Do Your Own Thing!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Indie Authors

I have never met a writer that is as creative or as eloquent as my husband, Jeff Whelan. He has been a writer for years and has written some beautiful, and sometimes humorous, poetry. For example, in our house, our artwork consists of beautifully written poetry displayed lovingly on our walls written by Jeff. For our birthdays and other special occasions, our celebrations would not be complete without his special poetic dedication to our day.

Jeff tried for years to get published the traditional way, but time after time, he would receive yet another rejection letter. I watched helplessly as his confidence wavered. Then my sister turned him on to Amazon. He was able to publish his completed manuscript online. Of course, there are places in the eBook that would welcome professional editing, but without a publisher, it is difficult…so he had to rely on outside readers to look at it…mainly me.

So I applaud all those indie authors out there who got fed up with waiting for their manuscripts to be published and took publishing in their own hands. To me this is a fabulous proactive way to thumb their noses at the publishing companies. Who says indie authors have substandard work? Not me!

Besides reading my husband’s book, Space Orville, I have read two other indie authors, and I enjoyed them very much. The first one I read was Golden Boys by R.G. Lawrence This realistic science fiction story centers around high school seniors who get a chance to take a glimpse at their future. It’s both heartwarming and bittersweet. An excellent read for sure.

The other book I’ve read is Save My Soul by K.S. Haigwood This spiritual book can be describes as an adventure, a thriller, and a love story. The protagonist has a near-fatal accident, but is brought back to life by an excellent surgeon. But her life could be taken away in a week if she does not convince her surgeon to believe in God again. A guardian angel struggles to keep Kendra’s soul intact, while the surgeon’s guardian demon tries to steal both their souls. This book is a beautifully written story that was difficult to put down.
 So if you have a Nook, a Kindle, or even a computer, you can choose a number of eBooks to download—some for free! I guarantee, once you start reading indie authors, you’ll be clamoring for more!

Monday, May 28, 2012

I'm Watching You!

I'm Watching You!

Visit Dolly at to add your flair! Post to your own blog and let Dolly know. She'll do the rest!!!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

And the Fun Continues!

This week's art game. You know the drill! Go to, Copy image, add your detail (mine is the weather vane), post to you blog, then tell Dolly you've added to the art game. Enjoy!

Monday, May 21, 2012

The Art Game Continues!

Hey All,
Follow the Art Game @ Add your own, (I added the dentist), then post to your website, and of course, let Dolly know! Have Fun!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

I Had a Bit of a Scare Today!

I had to post something about this, because I want to make sure everyone who is reading my blog takes this seriously! This information I received was a wake-up call.

I went to my doctor for my checkup today and he was reviewing the medications I was on and deleting the ones I no longer take. I had been on a few different prescriptions at the same time that the doctors and pharmacists should have noticed and warned me. I had talked to my other doctor and told him that this certain medication I was on was making me dizzy and making my tongue feel swollen. He told me I would get used to it. Unfortunately, I didn't, and I told my doctor that I was going off of it. This was a wise decision on my part.

Turns out, what I was taking (simultaneously) can have serious effects--most likely a coma if I had continued taking these medications together for much longer. So my doctor made me promise to call him or talk to my pharmacist whenever I am prescribed a new medication.

I always thought if I went to the same pharmacist that they would be alerted to the drug interactions,  but apparently, this got past them. So PLEASE people, make sure you talk with your pharmacist when you are prescribed a new medication. AND listen to your body! If the side effects feels weird or uncomfortable, don't put up with it. Get informed!!!

I know from now on, I will question everything. I actually felt foolish that I didn't speak up sooner. Hopefully, you will all learn from my mistake. Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

It's a Beach Party

It's another art game! Visit Dolly at and click on the most updated picture and add to it. Post on your own blog, then notify Dolly! It's that easy! Have Fun!

It's a beach party!!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Yoga and Gardening

This is one of my favorite times of year when the flowers are in full bloom and my garden takes off. My meditative time increases during days. You see I love to garden! It takes a lot of effort on my part not to spend hours upon hours at a time in the garden. My back and shoulders have a limit for sure, and right now, they are saying slow down!

This is where my yoga practice really kicks into high gear. Not only do I do my morning yoga before work, but I'm doing it at work. It doesn't have to take long to take a yoga break during work. Here's a helpful site that shows you how this can be done easily:

I also like to do yoga when I garden. When I'm stretching to till the soil and pull the weeds, I need to make sure my core muscles are engaged so that my back is protected. I also make sure I use the proper gardening tools to loosen the dirt and weeds so that I'm using minimal effort.

And if I do too much in the garden, I practice my Tips for Dealing with Chronic Pain to ease muscle tension and soreness. Enjoy the beautiful weather and stay healthy!

Friday, May 4, 2012

This Week's Art Game

If you want to participate in this art game, visit Dolly at Copy the picture, add your own flair, then post to your blog. Let Dolly know that you're posted it! She will take care of the rest!