Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Taylor County (FL) Friends of the Library

July 27, 2015
The Taylor County Friends of the Library were a gracious audience for my talk about "Liquidating Life", Voices Against Brain Cancer, and the publishing process.

summer of discovery

Doing more painting and while taking figurines off a shelf, found another sticky note from John folded and hidden there.  He must have written it early on because it has my name and the message made sense.

Monday, June 15, 2015

John Strikes Again

Summer brings the major projects I've put off until I have the time, such as painting and moving furniture to clean.  Today I painted the hall which meant I had to take the pictures off the wall.  When I went to rehang the largest one, on the back I found another sticky note from John, as well as a photo.  He went through a phase of scanning leaves from the yard and making photographs of them.  (One particularly excellent one is enlarged and hanging in the living room.)  Just when months or a year passes and I'm not expecting to find another note from him, one appears.

..........and again today, June 17, 2015, while prepping to paint the bathroom, I took the picture off the wall, and stuck to the price tag still hanging on the back was this sticky from John:

which begs the question, how long HAS it been since I've deep cleaned???

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Big Dog and Georgia Girl

My latest writing available on Amazon is "Big Dog and Georgia Girl:  A Montana Short Story".  It is approximately 30 pages and set in and around Glacier National Park Montana.

"After her husband's death, Amanda escapes to his family's cabin in Montana. As she ventures from her cocoon of solitude, she unknowingly wins the heart of the local sheriff. Will her fear of having to survive Montana winters keep her from a second chance at love?"

This is the link:

Oddly enough, I wrote this before John was ever diagnosed with and passed away from brain cancer.  

Thursday, February 19, 2015

John's 53rd birthday  (02/18/15)
4th anniversary of his passing (02/19/15)

annual birthday cake pop
chocolate caramel sea salt

I am going to start a tradition of getting a wind chime to mark the anniversary of John's passing.  This is the wind chime I got this year.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

My talented sister made pillows from two of John's shirts.

I'll send this one to John's brother and his family.

This is one of John's work shirts.  I'm keeping this one.