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Friday 5: Food Me Once, Food Me Twice

Happy Friday Peeps!

We have made it through another week – hallelujah!

This week’s Friday 5 is about things found in the pantry. It’s a fun topic!

  1. What do you like on your frozen yogurt?
    I like chocolate or peanut butter chips.
  2. How do you feel about hot breakfast cereals?
    I prefer hot cereals over cold ones.
  3. What did you last put brown sugar in or on?
    Malt O Meal – yummy!
  4. What’s a food item you willingly overpay for?
    Starbuck’s White Chocolate Mocha. I think I’m addicted!
  5. What did you last add vinegar to?
    Salad dressing.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Best wishes on your writing!


Posted in In The Heart of London, Novels In Progress

Happy Monday!

It is amazing to me how quickly the week passes by these days. I suppose that is what happens when you have your hands in a million different projects – there is always something to do. But, I wouldn’t have it any other way! 🙂

The book is progressing along quite nicely. I have two more scenes and the epilogue to write. I feel as though I am on the right track to hitting my goal for completion at the end of the month. Plus, I have some bonus writing time on a plane this week, so that will help as well! Woo hoo!!!!

My friends, this has been a journey. This book has provided so much healing, so much soul searching, so many tears and happy moments. It truly has been a labor of love.

As I approach the end, I have mixed emotions. I don’t know if I am ready for Phoebe’s story to be over. But yet, I am ready for her to have told her side of life. She deserves that completion. I have toyed with the idea of a sequel, but time will tell if there is more of her story that needs to be told.

I am thankful that I have several other projects in the works and characters that are chattering away to help me move onto the next story. I even have a request for a friend to be written into a story somewhere along the line – which I think is adorable. He has requested that he either meets an honorable death or is the character that saves the day. I’ll have to see what I can do for him, lol.

I hope this week finds your own writing to be successful and progressing well. Stay well my friends and may your muse be on your side. 🙂


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Friday Five: Rest

This seems like a fitting topic to finish off the week. We’ve had my brother-in-law in town and all three of us have come down with cold/sinus issues this week. 😦 Some rest is definitely in order!

  1. When did you last need a few days of complete rest and nothing else?
    I did that last Mon and Tues when I got the flu.
  2. How do you keep yourself occupied when you have to be in bed all day and night?
    I read, play games on the laptop or phone, and sleep.
  3. Who do you most want to hear from when you have to withdraw to your bed for a few days of rest?
    No one. I just want to be left alone and heal.
  4. What adverse effects have you experienced while staying in bed for a few days?
    My body is usually quite angry with me for not moving for a whole. It causes a fibro flair up. So even when I feel like death, I’ve still got to keep moving.
  5. When you first notice a few symptoms, are you more likely to shut everything down right away, or try to power through until you don’t have a choice anymore?
    LOL, power through until I don’t have a choice, and even then I am going down fighting. My amazing business coach tuned into me the other day and sent me a text about how I need to be in complete self care mode right now. I had to laugh. That was the day I got my cold. (Flu and cold in two weeks is NOT fun!). I’m trying to listen and actually cleared my schedule today so I can attempt to rest (and caught up on admin work!)

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Mine has a few client meetings, my nephew’s 15th birthday party, writing time, and a catch-up phone call with my Bestie in Austin. It’s going to be a great one! ~H

Posted in In The Heart of London, Novels In Progress, Reflections

An Update – In Monday Fashion

I hope you all had a lovely weekend! Mine was filled with catching up on personal stuff and gearing up for this crazy week ahead.

I missed the Friday 5 blog on Friday and thought I would give a more personal update of sorts for today. I am 5 scenes away from completing the book I have been working on for the 10 years. It has been a labor of love, for sure. It’s taken me so long because there were lessons and healing that happened alongside my main character. It’s been an enlightening, growing, beautiful experience.

With just the few more scenes to go before the book is ready to go to the editors, I am determined to get it finished. I have set the goal to finish the book by March 31st, 2017. My fiance and our roommate have put a hefty price to pay if that deadline is not met. J told me that if I don’t finish it by then, he gets to edit it after a bottle of whiskey. Yikes! I can’t let that happen! So March 31st it is. 🙂

I have been diligently been working on it in the evenings and it feels good to be closer to the finish line.

I will keep you all posted about the progress as I move along in the next month.

Have a fantastic and inspiring week ahead!


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Friday Five: Shoes

This is a fun Friday 5 this week – all about shoes! I didn’t used to care much about shoes or how they looked, but as I’m getting older, this is changing. I’ve got quite a few pairs of shoes and a cute little organizer to keep them hung in my closet.

  1. What’s the nicest pair of shoes you’ve owned?
    I have a pair of gold and silver heals that are gorgeous and classy!
  2. What’s likely to be your next shoe purchase?
    I need a new pair of black boots.
  3. Where’s your favorite place to get shoes?
    I get them all over, but have come to love DSW in recent months.
  4. When did you last swap out the insoles or laces on a pair of shoes?
    I swap out insoles quick frequently. I would say a couple months ago.
  5. What were the last shoes you got rid of like?
    I got rid of some gold flats that had seen better days. Good thing I found a new pair of cute gold flats to replace them! 😉

I hope everyone has had a great week and that you enjoy the upcoming weekend.


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Friday Five: The Shake

Since life has settled into a more natural routine, I’m anxious to get back to blogging more on this page. So, I’m going to jump back into the Friday 5 to get started!

This week is about shaking.

When did you last make what could be described as a wriggling motion?
I would say that had to be at lunch today. Or when I got home from all my meetings. Today was a FANTASTIC day!!

What never fails to give you the willies?
The song my fiance sings about bugs and death. It freaks me out!

What’s something you’ve seen on TV or in a movie that made you squirm?
The Walking Dead – the zombies and blood and guts makes me squirm big time!

What’s something in your life that could be described as serpentine?
Hmmm, not much, honestly. I don’t allow things like that to wiggle into my life.

Where can you get a really great shake?
Steak N’Shake. The.Best.Ever!

I hope this post finds you all doing well. Have a great weekend and I’ll post again soon!


Posted in Friday Five, Inspirational, Reflections

Happy Sunday!


I hope your week has been wonderful and the weekend has been relaxing. I am going to do a catch up post with the Friday 5 and Thankful Posts. I decided to take a couple days off to unwind and destress with the holiday and am just now getting back to everything. 🙂 Hope Thanksgiving was wonderful for you all!

Friday 5: You, Too

  1. What are you too short to do?
    Reach the top shelf in the cupboards in the kitchen. Either I’m getting shorter or they are getting taller and it drives me bonkers!
  2. What are you too smart to do?
    I’m smart enough to know my limitations – finally.
  3. What are you too fearful to do?
    Jump. I’ve been standing on a few different “cliffs” and I’m terrified to jump. But, I’ve taken steps a little closer to edges on a couple of them this week.
  4. What are you too lazy to do?
    Everything scheduled on my calendar, lol. There are always things that get moved over to the next day>
  5. What are you too young to do?
    Sit in a rocking chair and yell at people standing on my lawn. Give me a couple years, I might get there sooner than I think! LOL

Thankful Posts:

Day 24: I am thankful for best friends. For those people who have your back no matter what decisions you make and will always be there for you.

Day 25: I am thankful for family. For my parents and siblings, for my friends who have become my family, and for families that take you under their wing.

Day 26: I am thankful for excitement.

Day 27: I am thankful for soulful connections.

I hope your Sunday is all you want and need it to be! Have a great week!