Wednesday, October 31, 2007

About Me



The Lord is my strength,
my shield from every danger.
I trust in him with all my heart.
He helps me, and my heart
is filled with joy. I burst out
in songs of thanksgiving.
Psalm 28:7



I just turned 48 
and am fussing with things like perimenopause. melodramatic

I have naturally curly hair.

But now I wear it straight, and I love it.

I'm short and I procrastinate.

I have glaucoma.

For over ten years now and probably longer.

Cozy Memories

(definitely be aware even your children should be tested for glaucoma)


I am currently writing a novel titled Sam Walker's Widow.
It is nearly finished.


I have always loved Mary Engelbreit.

(I keep this print handy when I need it, he he. LOL)


I love love Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks



Bliss: a big mug of this, a computer, and some uninterrupted time



We live in the country in Wisconsin near a beautiful river.
You can see many photos interspersed throughout this blog or by clicking on the nature related label categories.

Susie's Graphics

(even though our differences sometimes drive me crazy!) LOL

(newly married 22 years ago)


and a little more recent - I love this picture of us

sunburn and all Winking

We do crosswords together - even over the phone. LOL

Expat Palette


I love my three kids.

Molly, Jacob, and Sam.

They're the best parts of us.

Here they are, in front, getting a picture

at a recent Needtobreathe concert.

L. to R. Jake, Molly, and Sam with the Needtobreathe guys

 Desha's Blinkies

We have always home schooled.
(except for two long, awful months of all-day kindergarten)

Two have graduated, one to go.

My daughter, Molly, inherited my love for writing.
She has self-published the first two books in a four-book series.
A Pirate Daughter's Promise, (see sidebar)
Every Tear, the second book in the series.

I am currently editing A Captain’s Heart which will be published when that is accomplished. And Finding Faith will come after that.

My favorite things:
Saturday mornings and coffee with my husband
birdsong early in the morning
big, tall white pine trees
being at the lake
the sound of Canadian geese honking overhead
crisp, sunny fall days
burning candles
a fire in the wood stove
writing & reading
snow days
cottage style decorating
romantic movies
coffee mugs
Barnes and Noble

Joyful Mother Designs Simply Jill - no longer online


things that are always vying for my attention:

(but winning out in this order)

reading news online (LOL)

digital scrapbook design

fiction writing



and even MORE about me LOL


me in a nutshell:

coffee, coffee, coffee  crosswords

 fiction writing computers cups crackers

and more:

pinktulips  Gerbera Daisy

stayinguplate fiction candles


cottages lakes 

google bookstores  

watching movies

I love period dramas like BBCs Pride & Prejudice,
but BBCs North & South is my favorite.


Mr. Thornton: "Look back, look back at me."

(how romantic! Love Struck)

Anne of Green Gables . . . what more could I say?

Anne of Green Gables

I love watching Alan's cooking show
Cookin' in Brooklyn


Desha's Blinkies

I love hymns and the music of


My favorite rock music bands

Third Day

Leeland's Sound of Melodies is an AWESOME cd
and I rarely use the word awesome Winking



If I play a computer game, it's Mahjong


these are some favorite actors and actresses:
Gena Rowlands Helen Mirren Meg Ryan Bonnie Hunt

Robert Duvall Morgan Freeman Anthony Hopkins Denzel Washington
some favorite movies:
You've Got Mail French Kiss Dear Frankie

gladiator Last Samurai master bourne

favorite television:

 image  Pride & Prejudice the Gilmore girls

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all blinkies are linked

most come from these three sources:

Expat Palette
Desha's Blinkies
Joyful Mother Designs

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