Thursday, June 17, 2010

Juggling Work and Play

I know this is a big struggle for a lot of parents--especially if you throw in kids and pets in the mix! Today I spent half the day outside in my backyard with the dogs, working at the patio table. The carpets were getting a long overdue cleaning and then we had to wait for them to dry enough we could re-enter! It was in the 90's again so I was able to have all the windows open and 4 fans blowing in different directions to help dry the carpet faster! My son and I played a rousing game of chess (he beat me last night and today!) and then he was off to his friend's house to play until tonight. I listened to a tele-seminar about doing speaking engagements and it was very good! It will help when I start doing some next month! I spent the rest of the day working on a new book. I'm really excited about it. Look for my new eBook out in late August, Think Your Way To Success! It will help a lot of people I'm sure! Well, that's all for today! I'll be back tomorrow and then off to San Diego for a week (but I'll be posting from there!). Yeah!!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Changing our thinking leads to success

I've been studying the mind and how it works (with the help of some great mentors like Bob Proctor, Robert G. Allen, Jack Canfield, etc.), and it is amazing what I've learned! It has inspired my next eBook: Think Your Way To Success! Did you know that whatever we think is what we can be? I will be sharing more about that idea later. Just imagine what you could be! The book will be out in August so I will let all of you know the exact date as it gets closer. I will be doing some more radio interviews, newspaper interviews/reviews, as well as perhaps a TV spot or two! Also, some book events. It will be very exciting! Of course, next month I will start putting some excerpts from the book here for all of you to read. Hopefully it will entice you to buy it and read the whole book! It will definitely change your life for the positive. I will be offering some freebies, special offers, and an invitation to something very special, so keep coming back to visit. See you soon!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Puppy Kisses

So I really tried to reschedule how I was going to combine working on writing, bible study, taking care of dogs and kids, and still be sane by this time tonight (8PM); didn't really happen. Besides being in the 90's again (OK, I know this is summer in Southern California!), a sprinkler head in the backyard decided to combine its power and shoot upward and out like a waterfall, then head down the hill and make a pool around the covered swing! It was a lovely idea-I like waterfalls-but the plants on the hill would have appreciated some water a little more. With all the distractions, I did manage to get some writing done and research for some articles, thanks to some puppy kisses reminding me I'm loved! I am freelancing for Bright Hub on their Family Channel--look for my articles, Youth Football: Seven Reasons Why You Should Let Your Child Play and Ten Great Gift Ideas For Kids. Let me know what you think. Thanks! Hope you enjoy them. I'll be writing for the Education Channel as well so look for those next week. Have a great day tomorrow and remember, each day is a new beginning to create something fresh and be a blessing to someone!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Change is not easy

Today was the first day of summer vacation for most kids, mine included, and it was difficult getting used to doing what I'm used to doing everyday, my schedule, and having it changed because I don't have to be up at a certain time to get him to school, don't have to check homework, didn't have to send in papers or sign anything. It was different. We had decided to get up at 6:00 each morning and go on a 2 mile walk with the dogs, then everybody would have breakfast when we got back. After that, usually housework and such would get done and then I would do my bible study, and then get to work on my writing/marketing tasks for the day. Somehow, it didn't quite work out--as you can see, I didn't get around to blogging until now! I did get some work done off and on but with more distractions, it is going to require some rescheduling. Tomorrow is another day and a chance to get reorganized. It is nice having him home though, and I'm looking forward to the 2 summer trips we have planned over the next month (talk about having to reschedule!). Here's to the first week of summer!

My family

My family
They're wild!