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Keep Moving Forward…

Keep Moving Forward Challenge…

My friend and the facilitator of Bucks County creative Explorers, Kelly wrote a blog post about being stuck. She wrote that she felt like her feet were stuck in concrete. That is exactly how I was feeling too.

Kelly then posted this challenge. If you are feeling stuck too please join us. Let’s inspire each other to smash our concrete shoes.


I will post an entry in the Keep Moving Forward Challenge every Thursday from now through March 2015. To join in on the journey, use the comment section to tell us about how you “kept moving forward” that week. Write about it on your own blog site (and include the link in the comments), make a video, and/or use the hashtag #KeepMovingForwardChallenge on the social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).

Please make sure to use #KeepMovingForwardChallenge on social media so that we can comment, like, share, favorite, or retweet!


I still feel like I am stuck in a spin wearing concrete shoes but I am kicking and dragging my feet so I hope that is making the concrete brittle.

As much as I feel like I am stuck in that spin, physically I am actually moving and covering a lot of miles, I’m just not sure in what direction.

Last weekend I attended the inaugural Bloggers at Midlife Conference #BAMC15 in Nashville. The conference was held at the beautiful (but extremely large) Gaylord Marriott. I was looking forward to this event for months and was feeling sick when a snowstorm threatened to ruin my travel plans.

Snow 2014

I didn’t breathe easy until I was in the air, headed southwest.

I have no words to explain how amazing it was to meet IRL (in real life) so many people that I have been blogging and or Facebook friends with for over year, especially Helene Cohen Bludman and Cathy Chester. It felt like I had known them for years. I am hoping to hang out with them again at the Philadelphia Writer’s Conference.

I could go on and on and on about that conference and I probably will, in another post, it was simply amazing. Even the organizers and sponsors felt like long lost girlfriends.

Once I stepped off of the plane in Philadelphia and got into John’s truck with the Harley Davidson’s  in tow, we headed south on I-95.


85 degrees is nice, on a motorcycle it is Heavenly.

I received the e-mail I was stressing about, the one that told me The Stranger In My Recliner is in production! That of course is amazing news and definitely something I need to consider moving forward. It just means I am now working on vacation. I am grateful I am doing it in 85 degreesJ

Which direction do you find yourself moving this week?




Stop Snowing Me, Saying Goodbye, Rude People and more…



I have missed Friday Fragments. What is Friday Fragments?  You will find out all about them and so much more here:

a new Friday Fragments photo







After beating cancer, miraculously three times over the last three years my father died of pneumonia three weeks ago today. Thank you all so much for your prayers and healing thoughts over the past few years. You all really do make me smile.  I feel blessed to have had him for an extra three years and blessed that I spent that last week by his side talking, laughing and crying. I was able to say goodbye and for me that was comforting. I am going to miss him.

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Christmas Kindness …

Someone asked me recently if I had a favorite Christmas kindness memory.  I have many but the first one that came to mind happened, almost thirty-years ago.

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Wave on Wave…

My latest blog post on Women on the Verge…

During the cold, dreary winter months, I keep depression away by planning every detail of my family’s summer adventures. From our annual family reunion/ beach week, romantic weekend getaways, writer’s retreats, daytrips to amusement parks and motorcycle runs for good causes, I am busy inside, researching the next best fun thing to do, while the snow is falling outside.

icy tree

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the Grammys, Beyonce, a Blizzard and a Beach it must be Friday Fragment Time…

Its Fraggle Rock no, no, it’s Friday Fragment time.

Friday Fragments are bits and pieces of your week that are usually brief; too short for a stand-alone post, but too good to discard. Collect humorous observations, “Heard” items, and other small gems (hint: a notebook is helpful 🙂 and put them together in a Friday Fragments post. Then leave a link to your Friday Fragments post here:

Friday Fragments

Be sure to say hello to the lovely host Mrs. 4444.

So the weather hype is finally here, in Philadelphia. It will be pretty much a blizzard for everyone in the northeast..but us. We are just inches south of that invisible snow/rain line. We may get 3-6 inches, which is a start. I was asked to work tomorrow because we have a hospice patient who lives up the street from me and it should be fairly easy for me to get to her, you know in case the forecasters are wrong and we do get the blizzard here.

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Post # 250, Friday Fragments and a monster snow storm…really??

It’s Friday and on Fridays I like to join some friends in something we call Friday Fragments. You can find all about this fun filled Friday fest along with finding out about the lovely host Mrs. 4444 over here:

Friday Fragments


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