Saturday, June 20, 2020

Back to the day job!

Well, on June 8th I started back to the day job. I had been home nearly three months at that point, but I was kind of looking forward to getting back on a "regular" routine, again. I've enjoyed my time home, and all the projects the hubs and I were able to accomplish and my household is actually much better off for me being home for a while. I've been working the day job for three years now, and I do believe everyone has missed having me home and always on call for Mommy Duty during that time. And right now my daughter is all flustered with learning to care for her first baby and constantly calling/texting to ask questions. :)

With the return to the day job, I was worried I'd be behind on everything there, but (thankfully) other than the 1,000+ emails waiting on me, everything went smoothly. I was even able to come home, eat a snack, talk to the 15yr old, take a shower, and get a few hundred words written before the hubs got home from work. Woohoo! Now, that won't be how every day goes, but at least it worked out that day.

During the second week back things didn't go as smoothly. I was finally able to schedule the 15 yr old for her braces removal. They were originally supposed to come off back in March, but, well, you know. So after months of calling and leaving messages I finally got a new appointment for June 16th. That consisted of me leaving the day job early, driving 25 mins home to pick her up, and then 25 mins back to the town I work in for the orthodontist... for two days! One day for the removal and the next to fit and pick up her retainers. Whew! That made for busy, long days.

All that fun Mom stuff! LOL!

Nonetheless, we all survived and I've finally made it to the weekend. Thank goodness! Now to catch up on all the things at home: laundry, dishes, meal preps, yard work, animal care, floor cleaning, etc. 

In the meantime, here are some pictures for your enjoyment. :)







Have a great weekend!


Friday, June 5, 2020

Ready to start the Liz Baker series? Book 1 is FREE!



Happy Friday, readers! I hope you're all doing well in this crazy, unstable world we're living in. I'm still at home for a few more days. I'll head back to the day job next week after almost three months quarantined in preparation of the arrival of our grandson. Now that he's two weeks old (in two days), it's time to get back to business. Plus my work people are missing me! :D

In the meantime, I'm working on the 8th book in the Liz Baker series, newsletters, blog posts, social media updates, and even doing some work with my life coaching clients. All of that is, of course, aside from my baby cuddling duties as new Gammie on the block! 

With all that said, I wanted to share that I have put Time for Death (Liz Baker, bk 1) up for free download during the summer. I don't know how long I'll let this go on, but for the time being I don't have a date to stop it. I guess we'll see how many downloads it gets before I decide on a stopping point. So, if you haven't started the series now is definitely the time to do so. 

Just click the image above and it'll take you straight to the book's page. I've been trying out BookFunnel for book downloads the last few weeks and I'm liking it a lot. I've seen tons of other authors use it, and have downloaded books from it in the past, so it was only logical to try it out for myself.

I hope you'll take advantage and try out this series. Liz has a bit of a wild side, and sometimes I just wanna smack her good on the back of the head! Be warned: Adult Language & Adult Content run rampant in this series (and all my books). I don't want anyone grasping pearls saying they weren't informed.

I hope you're all safe and healthy in these trying times. Much love to all my readers out there worldwide!

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Welcome to the world!

Please welcome my beautiful grandson, Grady Lee! 




After two days of induction, he finally entered the world Saturday, the 23rd, at 12:15am. It was his actual due date, as well. I was on video chat with my daughter for those two days and was lucky enough to be able to see my grandson born. I wish I could have been there in person, but at least we had that much.

What a stubborn little boy we have here. However, is quite the cutie pie! :)

I think he looks so much like his mommy when she was a baby. A lot of friends and family are saying the same thing, so I guess he will be just as adorable.

In the meantime, you may not hear too much from me over the next week or two. I'm spending a lot of time helping my daughter with her little man and making sure she's eating and drinking without too much effort on her part. I've been cleaning, sweeping, doing laundry, showing her little tricks to newborn life, and anything else she asks for.

Grady Lee is named after his father's grandfather (Grady) and my hubby and his father (Lee). It's a nice tribute to both sides of Grady's family.

Once I held that little boy in my arms all the quarantine, mask wearing, hand sanitizing was more than worth it to make sure I could hold him the day he came home. He has my heart and always will!