Saturday, January 21, 2017

January 21, 2017

Hello everyone, for those who have viewed my blog, I appreciate your continued patronage.

It is finally over, the new President has been elected, and now we will see how united or how divided this country will be.. My only wishes are, to give President Trump the opportunity to make this country great and that he will try to abide by all the promises that he made, even though he will face many oppositions and  adversaries, who will not make it easy for him.. .

Now enough of that.. I want to say, the New Year started out great.. No drama, and that's what I like.. Less drama and more peace and quiet, and throw in some laughs and we are all set for the year to begin.

Don't we wish it would always be that way, but of course, life isn't a bowl of cherries and there will always be some drama in our lives, but hopefully we will get through them, and not give into the situations at hand.

My writing group is doing great.. many of them are anxious to get started on their projects and submit their work for publication.. I always wish them the best, for this field is very difficult, but persistence and acceptance of rejections, which is part of this industry will one day pay off. And before long, among all of those rejections, there will be an acceptance and your story or book will be published.

What an accomplishment..

I myself after a long siesta, very long indeed, am getting excited about writing something, even though it might not be a masterpiece, or for that matter a good story etc.. I am beginning.. and that's what is important.. For it will be for me, and not to prove to anyone else what I am capable or not capable of doing or achieving.

So for now, have a Great Beginning to the New Year/

And always stay FOREVER YOUNG


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Sorry I missed yesterday entry into my blog, but honestly there was nothing worth writing about.  So today, I would like to share an article that I recently found with you.  The name of this piece is "The Man of Great Importance."

Many years ago some soldiers were engaged in the repair of some fortifications. Directing the operations was a pompous little officer who gave his commands in a very loud voice.

The men were trying to get a beam of timber to the top of a mound, but they were not strong enough. One more pair of arms and the work would have been easy.

Yet, the officer did not offer to help in any way. He simply stood and shouted his commands, mixing these with abuse of the soldiers for their failure in the task.

"Now, you fellows," he shouted, "put your backs into it! Heave ho! Don't stand looking at it---move it!

A gentleman dressed as a civilian, who happened to be walking by, stopped and watched the proceedings, and then asked the officer why he did not help.

"Are you aware who I am, sir?" asked the officer, with indignation and astonishment. "I am a corporal."

"You are not, though are you?" said the other." "I was not aware of that, and I am sure I beg your pardon."

Then the new-comer threw off his coat, and going to the little group, of perspiring men, lent a hand, so that the timber was soon in position. The officer did not even thank the gentleman for his help, but as the civilian put on his coat again he said quietly: "The next time you have a task of this kind in hand, sir, and have not enough men, just send to me, and I will come and help."

"May I ask who you are? inquired the corporal haughtily.

"Yes, sir," replied the gentleman. "You will always find me by addressing a letter or sending a messenger to the headquarters tent. My name is George Washington, and I am commander-in-chief of the army. Good day sir!"

The civilian walked away, and the pompous corporal stood still, too deeply chagrined for speech.

Thank you for allowing me to share this article with you.. and the.. lesson learned, you are never too big or too important to help those in need. 

FOREVER YOUNG.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Remember the song Baby it's Cold Outside.. Well it's freezing, and I really don't want to go out today, but hopefully it will warm up by this afternoon, for it's off to the dentist for a teeth cleaning, which I am not looking forward to.   Does anyone really like going to the dentist?
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Now for those who might be interested, I will try desperately to make this a productive day. Maybe share with you some excerpts of my story, when it's almost complete, that is. 

Still trying to find my niche... but as we all know feelings are difficult to deal with.. We don't want to face them, so we just ignore them, and go about our day as if nothing bothers us.. when in reality it does. And as a writer, you put your feelings in everything you write, whether it be fiction or fact, for there is always some ounce of truth in either genre.

Inside of me our plenty of stories, but I ask myself are they meaningful to me, and is it worth writing about, or will someone actually read, what I've written....

For negative criticism is always difficult to swallow, yet as we all know in life, somewhere and sometime, we have been criticized for one thing or another, and it doesn't sit well, does it? In fact we begin to second guess everything we do and say.. When in fact, we should stand by our beliefs and our work, and only accept the Constructive Critique that is said out of caring, and wanting you to succeed in all you do..

Writers, I believe  need self assurance, and really want to please their readers. At least for me, this is true. But a writer also has to fulfill their needs as well.. They need to be true to themselves, and feel pleased with what they have written.

So remember whatever you do in life, or whatever goals you set for yourself, and no matter how young or old you are, stand by your beliefs, and don't be discouraged, for after all no one is perfect, and we don't live in a perfect world.

Just know that everyday you wake up, it's a new beginning, and new adventures.. and who knows, whatever you choose to do in life, just continue to follow your dream, and if you handle constructive critique, and ignore the negative, you will be successful in your own right.

What more can you ask for, then that.


Till tomorrow

FOREVER YOUNG











Sunday, January 8, 2017

It's Sunday, a peaceful  and quiet day. I'd like to think, that I was very productive, but unfortunately not the way, I wanted to be..

I did begin a new story,  at least it was something, but still I should have written more, but couldn't. and stopped.. need to get those creative juices flowing..

It's not easy if you are a writer, regardless if you're a beginner or pro.  you understand... it's taking that first page, and putting words on it, that hopefully makes some kind of sense without ripping it apart or deleting everything and starting all over again.. which could take forever...

Still I will not give up, for sooner or later, I will have a finished product...




ALWAYS
FOREVER YOUNG

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Today the snow is falling...

Today the snow is falling, and I'm stuck in the house, but that's okay.. It's been a productive and peaceful day.

I will begin my writing journey soon. It will start off slowly, but I will take one sentence, one page at a time.... don't know what I will write about, but I've plenty of projects to review, but never finished, so that will be my beginning, in fact it just might lead me onto another project.  Oh the mystery of it all. lol...

I'm also not looking for stardom, or for that matter making lots of money .. I am on a journey of rediscovering myself.. to write from the inside out, and not from the outside in.. I want true heart in what I say, whether it be fiction or fact.. for with every fiction there are certain amounts of truth hidden in the words that are written ..... after all most books are based on someone or something..

So until tomorrow... stay warm, stay cool, stay calm, and stay true but don't stay blue... positive thinking, brings positive results...



FOREVER YOUNG


Friday, January 6, 2017

Hi Everyone.

Well it's been a long time since I've written on my blog. A lot has happened over the last four years. My mother passed away, as well as my aunt, uncle, two brother in laws and two close friends.

I know everyone faces this time in their lives, but when it comes full force, it's like you are numb from the inside out, and just going through the motions of existing.

Now I feel my feet are finally on the ground. A lot to be happy about.. My daughter's wedding, a grandson who is just the light of my life, wish I could see him more often, but lives too far away, and my sons who are successful in their own right.

I have so much to be thankful for..

I also re-started my Writing Group, which was dormant during my dark times, but now I have members that I hopefully will help guide them on their way to publishing their stories, or just writing for the pure pleasure of writing.. they are also helping me get back into my writing mode, which also has been non- existent all this time.

Of course when you are older, it's more difficult to get that blood flowing, to jumpstart your body and mind to be creative, but now I'm hopefully on my way...

Everyone if you are out there, have a great and blessed day... may the New Year bring you much health, and prosperity.. let's make this year a good one.

FOREVER YOUNG..

Sunday, July 27, 2014

FOREVER YOUNG- It's been a long time

Well it's July 27, 2014 and I must say it's been a long time since  I've written on my blog. Don't know if anyone has miss me or not, but that's okay. I know there are a few that still check in and that really means something to me.

So here is an update...

I am working on some lyrics right now, which is rhyme poetry, and still have hopes of submitting my script to my very last contest, but it has to be legitimate and worth my investment, but it will be my last I can assure you of that..

Another thing I've started to do is collect items.  I see my collection growing by the day, and who knows maybe they'll all be worth something when I'm in my eighties..lol. which is not close, but I can somehow see the numbers coming faster and faster as each day passes.. How do you like that it rhyme?

But I still have plenty of youth left inside of me, and I plan on using it up to he best of my ability, at least one can only hope..lol..

Okay enough about me, hope everyone is having a great summer and make sure it's safe, because there are some real maniacs out there on the road, and honestly I believe they think you're invisible, and you and I both know we're not.

So stay cool and be good and have a great summer, because it's surely flying by and before you know it Fall will be here, and then the Holidays.... $$$$ which who can afford these days..... But we still keep plugging away.

FOREVER YOUNG

Friday, April 18, 2014

FOREVER YOUNG-my family of animals

Hi Everyone

Want to wish you a Happy Easter and thought I would share some pictures of my dog family with you.

There isn't much to tell. It's been a long year so far, but hopefully things will begin to look up and I'll be able to share with you the lighter side of life, and this begins with added pictures of my family of animals which include two birds Lola and Snowy.

Hope you like, them and if you do, please share your comments... Would very much like you to become a follower of my blog.

First picture are my two birds. Second picture is our new addition Toby, 7mths old. Third picture is Clyde and the third are all of my dogs, Ralph, who we nicknamed Lumplard, Clyde and Toby.

So for now, stay and be FOREVER YOUNG.




Friday, March 14, 2014

FOREVER YOUNG- my dog Clyde and the unknown squirrel

Hi everyone.

Again it's been a delay. I've lost so many loved ones these last few months, that's it been difficult to write anything on my blog.  I didn't want to make everyone else sad. God knows we all have had our share of situations.

But maybe this will help to bring a smile to your face.

These are pictures of my dog Clyde looking through the front door window at a squirrel that just sits. there. They are both staring each other down, not one of them are moving. What a beautiful site.
I just had to get my camera and snap a few pictures. Hope you like them.







Thursday, February 13, 2014

FOREVER YOUNG-my family of dogs..

Yes I know, it's been a few days, or is it weeks, cannot keep track anymore, but here I am, once again.

Nothing exciting going on except the fact, as I mentioned before, that our new addition to our family, which of course is my dog toy poodle Toby is keeping me young....which isn't too bad, since I'm getting old.... or maybe he's reminding me I'm getting old, and I just want to be young..

But he fits right in with my other two, actually almost too perfect, because he is actually imitating everything our dog Ralph does.  He even sits like him, goes out and rolls in the snow like him, and he also has an appetite just like him, and if you could see Ralph, you would know what I mean. And if  I can ever figure out how to post a picture on my blog, you'll understand what I'm talking about.

And of course I cannot leave Clyde out,  unfortunately Toby has imitated his barking, which frankly, I don't need.  And when Ralph chimes in, I have my own personalized Glee Club.. But Clyde is getting better with him, actually running around the house chasing and playing with him, but I think he's beginning to feel his age, and he's not that old, but Toby can certainly outrun him, and all I hear is Clyde crying or whining, because he can't keep up with him, that's for sure.

And can't forget about the treats... he begs, yes begs, like Ralph and Clyde combined.  And when we have food, he whines, telling us to give him some, this I don't need...bad habit, and  that I will certainly blame on my husband....... he knows what I'm talking about......after all he's the one who started it.... men... and they always blame everything on the woman, go figure...

I also realize in my last blog, I mentioned my dogs, but there are some days you just can't stop talking about them, because they make me laugh, and make me crazy, and make each day different....and this is one of those days, with the snow on the ground, and rain in the air, and more impending snow on the way.... what's a person to do, except look into those six beady eyes, looking up at you with unconditional love, knowing they are safe and secured, because they know, animals cannot take care of themselves, without the care and affection of a  human touch.... 

So for me, my family of dogs, will always keep me FOREVER YOUNG. 

Monday, February 3, 2014

FOREVER YOUNG-day after the Super Bowl

Today is Monday, a day after the Super Bowl, and most dread because it's after the weekend, and one never knows what condition you'll be in. So for those who partied too much during and after the big game,  I suggest you take a couple of Alka Seltzers, that will surely take away your upset stomach. And for those who didn't watch the Super Bowl, and instead tuned into all your favorite shows, or movies, well, it's time now to concentrate on that ugly computer you'll have to face at work, staring at you waiting for you to make your first entry of the day.

I also hope you enjoyed all the great ads, because from what I saw, the Super Bowl certainly didn't live up to a great game, that it should have been..

And unfortunately the weather here isn't that great, because right now I'm looking at rain, rain and more rain... and who knows, they say snow will soon follow, I really hope not. I've had my share of the winter cold and snow to last until next year, but it seems Mr. Groundhog has sentenced us to six more weeks of this wintry mess... Can we really handle that. I know I can't....  Spring, please, please come forward....

Now it's time to go, have a great day, no matter how you feel, because there is a Sunshine somewhere, if it's not in the weather, it surely is in your heart.

FOREVER YOUNG

Sunday, February 2, 2014

FOREVER YOUNG- Super Bowl Sunday...

Today as you know is Super Bowl Sunday, when the Sea Hawks and Denver Bronco's fight for the  the championship for their State...

Hope everyone has their chips and dip, and of course their wine and beer, and naturally their main food, hoagies, pizza, buffalo wings, ready..while watching every kick, throw and of course the mighty Touchdowns...

So I guess, while my husband and son watch the game, I will try to find a good movie,maybe some mystery thriller, or psychological thriller, or a comedy, could use some laughter.... because my team the Philadelphia Eagles didn't make it...

Bronco and Sea Hawk fans may the best team win, but in my eyes both teams are winners, because they made it into the Super Bowl..

FOREVER YOUNG.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

FOREVER YOUNG, my dogs will always make me feel.

As you know, I've been trying to write in my blog, and everyday, I say to myself, I have to write something, but time just slips away, and before I know it, it's already tomorrow.

I wanted to let everyone know, that I have a new addition to my family.  His name is Toby, but sometimes, I like to call him Mr. T, for Trouble, because he certainly likes to test me. You see he is a little toy poodle, red in color, and weights just about 3lbs, and probably the way he eats, will hit six... but he won't get big..... and he likes to chew on everything. He puts things in his mouth, and I have to quickly take it out before he chokes..... not used to that...anymore.. He also pees everywhere he can, but for some reason he'll poop on the paper, go figure that one.  I know, I know this sounds gross but it is funny, and it's too cold to take him outside yet, but he's getting better each day, and for that I 'm thankful...

He was my Christmas gift, and something I never expected. When my daughter came to visit three weeks before Christmas, she was carrying something in her arms, and I immediately thought she got a new puppy, but instead she said Merry Christmas, mom, he belongs to you.  My children and husband thought I should have my own dog, and they all chipped in to give me one.. and since I already have two dogs, whom I love dearly, Ralph and Clyde, but stick to my husband like glue,  I will surely make Toby my own... well, I can at least try my best... although he has already taken to everyone in the family, and really all my dogs are family dogs... 

But nothing like a little puppy to bring laughter in the house. And he makes my other two get up off their lazy butts, and join in the fun. He makes them run after him, he tries to bite them, and he reaches into their bowls, to steal their food.  

My dog Ralph taught him to sit with one leg resting on his butt, and Clyde taught him to bark at nothing. Try listening to three dogs bark in unison.....music to my ears.

Well I'm going to leave it at that, and I know there will be many more stories to share...

So let me end this by saying,  Ralph, Clyde and Toby will always make me feel, FOREVER YOUNG.



Friday, January 24, 2014

FOREVER YOUNG-embracing age



Yes I know, I promised, I would be writing more on my blog, but you see it's been a very unpredictable year so far. 

I guess my mind is getting weary, well I know my body is. lol.. but life goes on, and you can't go back in time, as much as I may want to.  So the realization is, I'm getting older, and instead of fearing my golden years, I am trying hard to embrace it.

But one thing I'm thankful for,  I have a young mind, what I mean, I am with the times, and not some old person who cannot relate to the young... and yet because of my years can offer some sound advice, whether it's taken or not, at least I know I gave it my best shot. still I can't help wonder if my efforts are sometimes fruitless.. ..

So here is at least something for you to read, and hopefully it won't be too long before I visit my bog once again......



And I will always remember to be,  FOREVER YOUNG.

At least I'll give it my best shot...

Saturday, December 7, 2013

FOREVER YOUNG - it's great to be back

Hi everyone

It's been sometime since I've posted on my blog, and it's great to be back.

I've been through a rough couple of years, and now I want to share with you some more bits and pieces of my life with you.

I'm still working on my script, and it should definitely be finished by the end of this month, and all set to go. 

And my new hobby is e-bay.

Now it's time to start decorating the house and make it look festive.  You're never too old to feel young, even though the latter is becoming more of a reality everyday. But then who wants to admit they are getting up there in years, not I, that's for sure. lol.

And now that the Christmas season is upon us, the shopping and baking begins. But I'm happy to say, my shopping is just about finished, but baking well that's another story. I will just have to wait and see if my baking turns out good or bad, because like anything else, one should bake from the heart.

So now that I've shared something of my life with you, have a great day and remember to stay FOREVER YOUNG.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

FOREVERY YOUNG- it's Sunday morning

It's Sunday morning to be precise it's 9:37 am. I am thinking about what I should do today. There are so many avenues I can take, but there is always one that sticks in my mind, and that is to work on my script that I've been writing for two years.

The reason being, it was written with the idea of becoming a TV series, and it did win in a major script competition in the TV category, not the whole series, I just wrote a pilot one. But I figured if someone liked it, they would option to buy it, then write and produce it.  One can dream, right..

I also have a partner that is 86 years old, and he came up with the idea, and of course I embellished on that and came up with the storyline, and wrote the script. But now I 'm revising it to be a full script for film, rather then for TV, which takes me more time then most, because of this nagging injury I still have,  and unfortunately will never go away, so I've coped.. what else can one do..

And off to review, which I've already had one critique, with some very good advice and suggestions..

And since it's a beautiful day here, I will  try to sit outside for a little while, and just breathe in all the beauty around me, and hope wherever you live, the sun is shining as well.


Therefore, this beautiful sunny day, will always be FOREVER YOUNG.

Friday, August 23, 2013

SAYING GOODBYE TO LOVED ONES

Well hope everyone is doing good.  It's been a while I know, but this summer has definitely been a trying one, because I had to say goodbye to some loved ones.

Just lost my brother-in-law, only 56 years old. Too young to die. My husband is taking it pretty hard, since he is the oldest of nine, and took care of his younger siblings. And I'll always remember him as a young boy in my wedding, with his long blond hair, and how he loved to eat.

And before we received this shocking news, I had lost my uncle, my mother's brother a few weeks before, he was 92 ...And when I was a young teen, he would visit our house on Saturdays, and bring vegetables and fruit from the market to my mother.. he just liked to get dressed up everyday.

And if you remember my last entry, I lost my mom last year, but I just buried her ashes a month ago at the cemetery, reliving it all over again, but now I can visit her often, and can talk to her anytime and no pun intended, she can't holler at me, or we can't disagree, but we also can't laugh together either, yet for some reason when I had her ashes with me, it was difficult to look at, because I just didn't want to believe she was really gone... But I fulfilled her final wish, and now I have closure. She also lived a long life, 88 1/2 years old.

Well that's about it, and hopefully the next time I make an entry on my blog, I will have some great and funny stories to share with you.

Thank you for understanding why I had to write this, for my heart can only take so much pain, and this is my way of letting go.

FOREVER YOUNG

Sunday, June 23, 2013

FOREVER YOUNG- getting my feet wet once again

Hi everyone

Yes I know it's been a while, but it's been a rough year for me since I lost my mom.  It will be one year this coming week, and still I haven't realized she is gone.  And with all the preparations and details I had to take care of, the grieving is just beginning, sad to say.

 But, I'll always remember she lived to a great age of 88 and 1/2 and would have been 89, so sooner or later, I would have had to face the inevitable. Don't we all.

Life is a precious gift, and I hope to use mine to it's fullest, even though at times I feel it's at a standstill, I believe God has a plan for all of us, and we just have to sit down, take a deep breath and figure out what it is, although the years for me are flying by, and I'm certainly no young chicken, but I'm not ancient either, and your age is only a number, it's how you feel inside that counts, at least that's what I keep telling myself. So there is still hope for me... lol... I truly believe this...

 I also remember, when I was twenty-five, I felt like fifty, because I had twins and that certainly took a lot of energy out of me, and then four years later, my daughter, so you see you don't have to be old to feel old, your children will make you feel that way no matter what age you are..lol.. thought you would like that analogy.

Okay, to continue, nothing big is happening right now, just trying to get my feet wet once again, trying to work myself into a daily writing routine, but my injury doesn't allow me to stay at my computer for a very long time, in fact, only for a short time, but what I can write in that time will hopefully be something good....

My injury has become a part of me, and I've come to realize after all these years that I do have limitations, even though I don't like it, and don't like telling people, and the fact that you can't see my injury( and I look good, well hopefully good on the outside), because it involves my back, neck, tissues, muscles, lack of mobility and numbness of the fingers, which is why it takes me so long to type, and then I make mistakes, which is frustrating, but you know what, I don't feel sorry for myself, I just keep plugging away, and I keep most of my pain to myself, because people just don't understand what I feel... and it's also difficult to explain

So given that, and not trying to make you depressed by reading my blog, I just had to get this off my chest, more or less, so I can begin writing my blog with a clean slate, to continue writing.. making my characters come alive, living through them and wanting to know everything there is to know about them, and to share my blog and my experiences with my loyal readers..... hope you're still out there.

take care, and please stay FOREVER YOUNG

Friday, April 26, 2013

FOREVER YOUNG-this is the beginning for me

Hi Everyone.  looks like a new set-up on my blog, I like it.

Catch up time.... well I've been busy with so many things.

I ended my writing group after seven years.  The teens were all graduating this year, and the adults just have a very busy life schedule, that many either couldn't make the meetings or when they came , didn't have enough time to write... and that's okay, because in life we are usually presented with situations that are beyond our control, and that's one of the many reasons I had to end both groups...

I will  miss them all, and I hope they all continue to follow their creative dreams and become the writer they want to be, and if not, just to enjoy the process of just writing whether it's for themselves or others, or if they want to be published or not.....

So now  I have all the time in the world to write, yet I still haven't written something big, but I did start out small and that's by entering writing competitions of 100 words or less for a story, and a poem I'm pretty proud of.... has a sense of humor, I believe..etc.. and I actually sent out my original TV pilot script, and no I haven't heard anything about it, and yes it did win in a competition, still given all that, chances are it will get lost among the thousands of others I'm sure... but that's the name of the game.. wish I knew someone, like a magician, who could just pull it out of the stack of scripts and say here, this is a good idea, let's see what we can do with it....lol...

But at least this is the beginning, AGAIN for me.

And now that I found my blog again, lol.. and my voice whichever you prefer.. I'll try to write each day and hopefully share with you the many pieces of my life.. hopefully it will be humorous,  maybe a little drama, well not too much drama.... even I will hesitate to read, for the mere fact I don't want to relive it again... there goes that word AGAIN...

 I hope you continue to enjoy reading my blog..... comment if you want to, always welcome, and tell your friends and family to tune in.

 And even though my age, might not be your age, I hope you can relate to some of the things I have to say, and if you can't, well just imagine yourself in my place..

so stay always and FOREVER YOUNG

Sunday, February 24, 2013

FOREVER YOUNG- a lazy Sunday

Sunday, a lazy day for me. I just want to sit back and not think or worry about anything, even though my brain sometimes doesn't want to shut off, but I will give it my best shot.

Hope everyone has a beautiful day.. nothing new to report except I've sent my script out, and now it's just waiting for the feedback.... and tomorrow I will write the next page in my short play.. there are only 10 pages and the next one will be six, with four more to go.

Let me know what you think after the full ten pages are posted...  I would appreciate that, if not, well I hope you enjoyed reading about Van Gogh and there will be more pages to follow down the road.

so take care

and try to have a day of rest, and spend time with loved ones, or friends, because Sundays will always be

FOREVER YOUNG

Sunday, February 10, 2013

FOREVER YOUNG- snow isn't my thing

Hello to all who visit my blog.  I will be continuing to share my one act play about Van Gogh's Dilemma tomorrow, but wanted to just pop in, just to say hello.

Looking outside my window, I can see the once snow covered streets and grass are quickly melting, which I'm thankful for, since I've lived in the mountain region for many years, and had to fight my way through snow and ice etc.  Not to mention as a child growing up in a big city, I also had to fight that cold and snowy weather.

So for me, snow isn't my thing... because I've had enough to last a lifetime. 

And yes, I realize many of you love snow, and can't wait to go skiing, and sit by the fireplace with your friends or loved one, drinking hot chocolate, or having a warm toddy to drink. And that sounds good to me, (yes us old folks like that as well), but I can do that without all the white powdery stuff.

So right at this moment, the sun is shining bright, and warming up, melting the snow, and I'm feeling happy and full of energy...well not quite energetic, because it is late noon, and in the afternoon, one tends to get lazy........ but still I'll sit back and enjoy what's left, of this beautiful day.

So as you know, snow isn't for me, but I'm afraid it will always stick around, and therefore will always be FOREVER YOUNG 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

FOREVER YOUNG- soon, a theme and subject

It's Wednesday, and it's been raining for the last few days.. I never thought I would be so sick of rain... it makes everything seem so dreary, and the aches and pains won't end... hopefully we'll see the sun soon, and maybe it will stay out for awhile.....at least I hope so.

I haven't been writing in my blog for sometime, but when I do,  I will be picking a subject and theme and hopefully will stick to that.

It's sort of an experiment with me.... I just have to find what I want it to be.. and make it interesting and exciting......  so it might not be for a while, then again it could be tomorrow, because one never knows what will happen.

And I want it to be funny, with a little drama maybe, because laughter is the best medicine, don't you agree... life is too short to always live in the dark, let's put some lightness back in the air.

So until next time, I will try to remain, FOREVER YOUNG



Tuesday, January 8, 2013

FOREVER YOUNG-The day at the vets with lump lard

Well today was a big day for my dog Ralph, who of course was nicknamed lump-lard because of the way he waddles when he walks.

My husband took him to the vets and had his teeth cleaned and  then he removed two of his teeth because they were about to fall out, so he's somewhat out of it,  you could say groggy, or high, whatever term you want to use when your out of it, or out of space....but that's to be expected after the morning he had.  

And Ralph just takes everything in stride.. nothing seems to bother him... everything just seems to roll off his back, okay tummy, because he loves his tummy to be rubbed.. but then who doesn't, only kidding...

And now it's Clyde's turn..  next week, and that  should be a treat.... he probably will ask the vet for a Wawa, yes he can actually speak that word whenever he wants a treat... and won't stop until you give him one..... that should surprise the vet... that's if he asks, but more likely he will say let me out of here, leaving every word out, but the actual word OUT because he can only say that word... smart dog. and just too demanding, but he wouldn't be Clyde if he wasn't...

So I have one lay back dog, and another that tells it like it is.. Two different personalities, but two very special dogs that we love dearly.


Well I guess that's about it for now... and even with a horrible cold, I just had to write this in my blog, since it's been a while since I've written anything.... so I will try to commit to my blog every day, okay maybe every other day, okay maybe once a week, but whatever and whenever it will be, I will write something eventually.

FOREVER YOUNG





Friday, December 21, 2012

FOREVER YOUNG- acknowledging all the good kids in the world

Had the writing force Christmas Party last night, and it went well, considering it we only had the room for two hours, and it went by fast.. but everyone had  a good time, and this is the last year I'll be with my teens since they are all graduating and going off to college.  I will miss them so much, but as life goes on, and they will do great things, because these kids are the future, and there are some really great kids in this world..


So I want to acknowledge all the good kids in this world, who are trying to make a difference... We dwell too much on the bad teens, the bad kids, and the good ones get lost along the wayside..

And with that I will say Happy Holidays to everyone who reads my blog, and may the New Year be a good one for all..

Hopefully I will share some great stories with you in the New Year........and I hope you tune in.. My blog might not be like Julia Julia, but that's okay, I write this blog because I enjoy it, and will continue to do so, even if I have one reader.. and if I can make one person smile or make one person's day, then I've accomplished a lot.

Until next year

FOREVER YOUNG

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

FOREVER YOUNG- thank you for letting me share my thoughts

My heart and prayers go out to the 26 adults and children that were killed in Newtown, Conn. Elementary School.

If anything is to be learned from this horrible and tragic situation, I hope it's a better understanding, and compassion for human life.......and how precious it is,,,,,and how quickly it can be taken away..

Now my opinions, on how I feel about....

GUN CONTROL.... honestly if someone wanted to get hold of a gun, they will always find a way, and unfortunately hurt others or themselves along the way. Yet I feel we need to put more restrictions... and that is better background checks for all types of guns purchased.. regardless what they are being used for.

TECHNOLOGY....

Sometimes without realizing it, we go through life  moving from one situation to another, without feeling or thinking... We seem to be motivated by machines, and interaction with people on a social level has truly lost it's way and charm.  People just don't know how to communicate with one another.... with e-mails and text messaging, who needs to talk.....so maybe it's time to put away the computers, phones, video games etc. for a short time, and spend more time with family.. get to know them, again, understand them, and tell them you are interested in their lives, and you are always there for them, if they need someone to talk to..

MENTAL ILLNESS...

Not all people with this disease are dangerous and so many people have achieved success and living the best way they can..  So should we undo everything that the medical industry has achieved so far. S..SO  PLEASE  don't label mental illness as dangerous, WE'VE COME SO FAR, LET'S NOT GO BACKWARD, INSTEAD LET'S GET MORE INFORMATION OUT THERE SO THE PUBLIC IS MORE AWARE,.. EDUCATION IS THE BEST MEDICINE..

I believe many doctors still don't understand mental illness, they only know how to treat it with medication, therefore, they are taking care of the physical aspect, the brain.... and that in itself is a miracle, because many many years ago people with mental illness were locked away like animals,,  becoming prisoners of this misunderstood disease, and the only harm these people did, was being sick... they just needed someone to care, and see that they needed medicine, like anyone else with an illness...

FAITH AND PRAYERS

Last but not Least...... I hope faith and prayers will be  brought back into everyone's lives.... This I believe, helps you get through many obstacles in life...  regardless of your denomination.......

And if anyone doesn't believe in God, then believe in yourself as a good human being... caring about others.... and respecting others beliefs....no one should be force their beliefs on others, because it is truly an individual decision on how they want to live their life...and it's what makes them happy...

Thank you for letting me vent and share my opinions and thoughts with you today.


FOREVER YOUNG

Sunday, December 9, 2012

FOREVER YOUNG/The Day at The Vet

As some of you might know, I have two dogs a Westie and a Westie Poo..

Ralph is  5years old and Clyde is 3 years old.

My dog Clyde was not feeling good. He wouldn't eat anything, and was having problems well, we won't say, and that's when we knew it was time to take him to the vet.. Only problem, the last two vets I took him to, I didn't like, so we had to search for another one.  And yes we did find one.

So off to the vet my husband and Clyde went.... and of course I waited at home since I'm the biggest coward when it comes to doctors, any doctors...well that's just me, but it doesn't mean I don't like them, it's just that I want to stay as far away from them as I can..  Now you can just imagine how I was, when I took my kids to the doctors.

Well  back to the story... I didn't have to wait long.

My husband said Clyde had a slight fever, and the Vet gave him some pills to take, '1/2 tablet in the morning and at 1/2 at night, for five days... And  wouldn't you know, after the second day, he was starting to act like  Clyde once again... but that's not the end of my story.

While my husband was at the vet with Clyde, he made an appointment for our other dog Ralph.  Only when the vet asked my husband what our other dog's name was, he said  with a straight face LUMPLARD.. well needless to say the vet almost fell off his chair laughing. .

Of course. I  was the one who nicknamed him that, since he started putting on a lot of weight, which I know the vet will say something about that,  but what can I say, Ralph, Lumplard,  Ralph, loves to EAT..

Now after this hysterical episode was over, the girl at the front desk asked my husband, when would he like to make an appointment for our other dog, and then asked for his  name, and again with a straight face my husband said, L U M P  L A R D.

The girl didn't know how to respond, then said, oh, it's spelled like lumplard... because honestly, I never heard of such a name, and started  cracking up....poor Ralph..

So now imagine this.  When my husband brings Ralph to the vets this week, and he's in the examination room, and the vet walks in and says, " Hi Lumplard how are you today?" Could you keep a straight face.. I don't think so.., and  how do you think my dog will react... you guessed it, he'll just look at him with this perplexed look on his face, and wonder why he's calling him LumpLard,  when his name is Ralph, and probably think the vet is somewhat confused..

Well I guess the vet will get the hint, when Lumplard doesn't respond, or give him a kiss... and then we'll all be in a fix..lol.

So for me this soon to be visit with the vet, will always be FOREVER YOUNG


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

FOREVER YOUNG-HAPPY THANKSGIIVNG

It's been sometime since I wrote on my blog, but I wanted to wish everyone, who reads my blog a very Happy Thanksgiving.


It's a day to be thankful for all that you have.

And this will also be my first Thanksgiving without my mom. Her birthday is the day after.. and then there will be the first Christmas without her..

Yet I know she is in a better place, where she is not suffering. She will be celebrating all these special days with the Lord, and all her loved ones that have passed before her.

So even this is a short entry, I didn't want to forget anyone, on this special upcoming Holiday.  The beginning of many..

Therefore,  THANKSGIVING will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Sunday, October 14, 2012

FOREVER YOIUNG/my bird carlo


Today, I lost my bird Carlo.. He lived a good full life, (over ten years old)   And I never got to say goodbye, or to talk to him this morning....  and for that I will always be sad.. It was when I went to feed him and Lola, that I saw him lying on the bottom of the cage... I really don't want to write how I re-acted, but the pain is still in my heart.

When my husband brought him home, (a rescue bird( At first I didn't want him, because at that time I had five dogs. (poodles), and didn't need another animal to take care of, but like anything else, I grew to love him.   And he became a part of our family.

I guess, I just wanted him like my five poodles (who have all died and went to animal heaven),  to live forever, just like everyone else that I love and care for.. But we all have a shelf time, and it's how we live in that time, and love in that time that is so important...

Carlo might have only been a bird, but he had personality, he made me laugh, he sang every morning, and always greeted me, and I in turn would greet him..

Now Lola is lonely, and I think she will need some company, because I don't want her to be alone. So  soon, I will get her another companion, that will help ease her pain... ... never replacing Carlo  but just giving another a home,  to be loved and nurtured..

So for me my lovely and handsome bird Carlo, will always be FOREVER YOUNG



Wednesday, October 3, 2012

FOREVER YOUNG/it's October

Well it's the middle of the week, Wednesday, and I can't believe how time is  passing by.. but not only that the weather is humid, and I mean, humid..  I'm trying not to put on my air condition... don't laugh, but it's OCTOBER and I'm thinking about turning on the air...

But I'm not., so I 'll just suffer through it, because who needs another high Electric Bill.  And I'm sure before long, I'll be talking about the cold and the long winter, yet where I live, the winters are not too bad, so I probably won't complain too much.

And if you've been reading my blog, you know that I've been having a tough few months, since my mom passed away., and that's why I haven't been posting too much on my blog... but soon  I hope to share more of my life , not that it's so exciting mine  but hopefully it will be interesting.... okay maybe not that either, but at least I'll begin writing again........

To all my loyal readers, my wish for you is to stay FOREVER YOUNG








Thursday, September 27, 2012

FOREVER YOUNG, re-writing, oh no

Unfortunately I  had a great blog to enter, but I accidently deleted it..   and since my sense of humor evaporated, I will just share this little epic of my day.

My day started out as a day of procrastination, meaning I didn't really do anything constructive... but then as the day progressed, I decided to reach into my pile of short stories... bad mistake...

And when I began reading some of them, I knew why, I didn't want to face this dilemma....

So starting tomorrow, I will definitely be doing a lot of editing and  re-writing or just throwing away., some of my stories and start all over again.......

And once I' m finished, not all mine you, but maybe one or two, I'll put it aside for a few days, weeks or maybe a month, them re-read, re-edit if I have to, then let it go, just like I did with my children, who are now all grown up.. and on their own..

So I will say goodbye, until later.. for this day will always be or not be

FOREVER YOUNG






Thursday, September 20, 2012

FOREVER YOUNG/my birthday

It really stinks when your birthday is during the week.. this means you have to wait until the weekend to celebrate your special day, only that won't be the day that is special.

This happens to many, I'm sure..

And let me just say this.. Birthdays should always be the one day out of 365 days, that you get to have for yourself..

Well that's  not exactly true, because if you're a twin like I am, then you're always celebrating the same day.. even though you might  not celebrate it together...

And when you're a twin, who calls first...or should you alternate each year, or just not call at all.....

some day I will share with you some stories about being a twin, and being the mother of identical twin boys who are all grown up now..

but until then, because I'm really tired, and it's only 7:30pm, so I must be getting old.. that year really makes a difference..lol.

FOREVER YOUNG

FOREVER YOUNG


Monday, September 17, 2012

FOREVER YOUNG/after all it is Monday

Well Monday came and it's almost disappearing... I really don't like Mondays, because if anything could happen it happens then or on a Friday, take your pick.. But today was not a bad day.. So that's pretty good for me.

I finished a poem, and working on another to send out... this is a beginning.. because the next project will be my script and will send that out in the next week or two... better then sitting in a drawer somewhere.

And after that, we shall see.. and when I'm ninety-nine, maybe I'll get to walk down the red carpet..lol.

Well look at grandma moses...... she became a painter at the age of ?  do you remember...

so this is a short blog, because I really don't have much to say today, after all it is Monday.

FOREVER YOUNG

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

FOREVER YOUNG/words and art, are ageless

Good morning my fellow blog followers, and for first timers, please check out my other entries on my blog. Let me know what you think. or if you want to write something, go ahead, enjoy. Would love to read what you have to say.

Well my projects have begun.  I've started to work on a poem, yes it's been a while, but I wanted to go back to my roots, from the day I discovered that I wanted to write. And writing poetry was my first introduction to this world, and it took me on a journey. First to college where I  took classes, and was able to learn the craft of creative writing, and had a great professor, who believed what you write comes from your  heart, and feelings, therefore can not be graded, because after all how can you grade someone's feelings.

And from there, I had to audition for a performing poetry group, where they took their original poetry and performed at schools, fairs, churches, etc. And I was accepted, and became a performing poet.  From there I went on to write some newspaper articles for our local paper, the first one was about twins, which I knew something of, since I was blessed with identical twin boys.

Frankly  I never planned on being well-known, and it wasn't on the top of my list to make money from what I did, it was because I have a love and passion to do something, without feeling pressured about the latter.

Even now, I feel the same way.. and yes I'm human, and would like to get recognition for my work, and of course reap the monetary reward, but that should never be the priority.. because true artists, from centuries ago, were not rich.. they struggled for survival everyday, and yet they became famous not while they were alive, but when they died... I've often wonder why is this so... but this just proves they wrote for the love of writing.. and for those artists who painted as well.

Love for something you do, doesn't always have to be about what you receive,  but what you give to others.

So for me, I will continue my journey of writing, because it's timeless, and ageless... I believe it's the one area of art, that the number of years you are,  has nothing to do with what you feel inside.. and all ages  from the very young, to the very old have something wonderful and beautiful to say with words, or in a picture...and for that we should all be grateful.......

Therefore, for me what you do with words/art, will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Friday, September 7, 2012

FOREVER YOUNG.. meeting with my writing groups

Met with my writing groups this week, and hoping this will be a promising year, and  that my members will publish some of their stories, or enjoy the journey of just writing, for the love of the written word.

We are not a literary writing group, but cater to the mainstream, which entails many genres....for ex.
fantasy, sci-fi, poetry, non-fiction and screenwriting..  maybe a memoir or two..

So with that, I just wanted to let you know.. and if you ever get a chance, please visit our website,

www.thewritingforce.com  and enjoy.... while your there, you can also check my bio..

thank you.

And please stay FOREVER YOUNG


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

FOREVER YOUNG- a funny story from the internet

The other day I read on the internet, that this Asian woman was on a trip, I believe to Iceland.  She decided to leave the bus and change her clothes, just to freshen up a bit... but never told anyone she was leaving the group  So when the bus was ready to leave, they realized she was missing, and  the bus driver called the authorities to help search for her... 

Therefore, the search begins....

Now while everyone was given a description of this woman,  the woman in question comes out of the ladies room, and joins in the search, but after awhile, she realizes the person they were searching for, was her. No one knew she had changed clothes, and she never realized, that they were describing her other clothes,,,,,, did I laugh.... how funny is this..  

So now this woman had to tell the authorities,  it was her they were looking for. she was the missing person...  how embarrassing was that...... 

Just thought this was a funny story to share, hope you enjoyed it.

FOREVER YOUNG

Monday, September 3, 2012

FOREVER YOUNG/the summer ends

Well it's Labor Day and it ends with rain, pouring rain.  I hope it clears out soon, because we've had enough water to last us until the end of winter.  I wonder if this is an indication, that we will have a lot  of snow this year. Oh I hope not.... I've seen and been in enough snow, to last lifetime.

Oh well, I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

So for those who have the blues because summer is ending, cheer up, the winter will fly by, and before you know it, the beach days will be here once again..

I will be starting my writers group this week, and it  will be my last one with the teen group.

 Like my other teens before, who have now finished their first year of college,  oh my.. The teen group I have now will be seniors this year.   I just can't believe that.  And after six years, it's time to let go....

But my adult group, which  looks pretty promising this year,  will continue on.  And I'm hoping to do a lot of author related seminars this year, as well as having guest author's come and do a workshop with them.

Pretty big plans, so I hope it all works out. But if it doesn't, I'm sure something will happen..

Well I guess that's it for now... stay tune,  because you'll never know what I'll write about next.

FOREVER YOUNG

Thursday, August 30, 2012

FOREVER YOUNG/ I just have these weird dreams

Again with the dreams...... It starts out like this.  Just so you know, I'm sane and  I'm not strange..... But for some reason, I just have these weird dreams, that I cannot explain.... but then again who wants to.

I'm sitting in the car in some kind of lot, with my husband.  He then gets out of the car, and tells me, he'll be right back.... then disappears...

Then all of a sudden,  I see two guys walking around the lot... I immediately locked my door, and slouched down  in my seat, so they couldn't see me.

Now I'm watching  these two guys and naturally,  I knew, they were up to no good, when suddenly I see one of the guys take out a knife, and then stab himself in the knee. Why I don't know.  So now he's limping around like an idiot.... this is pretty funny...... who would do something like that ?  And the other guy could care less, he just keeps his distance...

but like my husband, they too disappear from my dream..

Then, now don't laugh, okay you can laugh,  Monk and his assistant appeared.  Now why would I dream of Monk. I have no idea. And for those who don't know who he is, he's a man with an obsessive/compulsive disorder, but he's also a consultant for the police department, who helps them solve difficult cases, and yes Monk is a TV program, that has run its course, but is still shown of tv through (re-runs)

And somehow, I actively got involved with him. Because the next thing I knew, I was trying to help  Monk's  assistant get him into a car, but he wouldn't budge because, he sees something on the seat, and can't bring himself to sit down. So the assistant and are grabbing and pulling at him, until we somehow managed to get him into the car, and wouldn't you know it, that's when I woke up.

What a weird, strange and funny dream, but a dream it was...

Therefore for me, dreams will always be very much a part of my life.

FOREVER YOUNG


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

FOREVER YOUNG/ I will build on my positives

The week has begun and with it, I've taken out my writing tools, which consist of a pen and paper and of course my trusty computer. And I will begin my journey upward. to accomplish something that hopefully will  resemble a poem. or an essay or the almighty script of all scripts.....

Or am I just kidding myself... I hope not...but then again, I've been known to procrastinate.... I start out with good intentions only to find one thing or another to distract me from accomplishing my goals.  Does this sound familiar?    Now I'm not saying I don't get anything done, but most of the time I spend thinking about what I'm going to do, then actually doing it.

It's like buying a membership at a gym.  You're anxious to begin, and you can't wait to work out, or take those step classes... but after the initial excitement wears off, you hesitate to get up in the morning, or go to the gym after work, because you're too tired to exercise. And then you'll say, I'll go to the gym tomorrow... but when tomorrow comes, the same excuses........

But  never fear, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, because once you make up your mind to do something, oh how much better you'll feel, am I right? Yes I am, because the outcome will  be your just reward.

So now you can move forward, and never look back,, that is, unless you can pull something from your past, and use it  in a positive way to help you with your goals today..

I certainly will give it my all.. and even at my age, there's always something big or small to achieve.... And I won't let  my old habits interfere, and if they do,  I will give myself a good talking to, and begin the process all over again, and again, until I get the job done.

So for me, I will build on my positives, because they will always be

FOREVER YOUNG




Saturday, August 25, 2012

FOREVER YOUNG/not so, or maybe so, the typical Sat.

Today is Saturday, and the weather is unpredictable.  sometimes you think it's going to rain, and then a few drops come down from the cloudy sky, and the next minute the sun is shining.  It's been a strange sort of day.... but not unusual, for there have been plenty of days just like this one.

Now what do you do, on a day like today.... Absolutely nothing.... then again nothing is making the clock tick by too slow, and the need to be productive is nagging at my conscious mind, although the subconscious mind apparently is not listening....

So what did I do today on this unproductive day..  Well, I took three rides in my car, twice to nowhere in particular, and one to the grocery store where I bought the ingredients for taco's, which I decided not to make, well not until this week.  Then I stopped at Tuesdays' and bought a welcome mat for my front porch, only summer is almost over and there really isn't anyone to welcome to my house.... although one never knows who will pop in....

And that was the extent of my long boring day, and now I'm just playing games on my computer, and reading the news, and watching psyche on tv....   but what I really should be doing is writing my script or my poem, or my essay, or my short story, just take your pick... but that too I've put on hold.

 I also did a lot of crying ... miss my mom... it's been two months since I lost her, but I'm sure she's pretty busy wherever she is, probably telling everyone what to do...or getting the party going,  if you knew my mom, you know she could do that....

Well that's about it for my Saturday, it's almost 6:00 pm and we're getting ready to eat some chinese food. Got out of cooking ..... I only waited thirty-nine years to have a reason not to cook.... in fact  it's getting cheaper to go out to eat, or to order food, then it is to go food shopping..

So yes Saturday is moving slowly, but soon it will be over and I will always be

FOREVER YOUNG


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

FOREVER YOUNG/Erma Bombeck, the humorist

Sometimes I wish, I had Erma Bombeck's sense of humor.  She could take any situation and make you laugh. What a true gift for someone to have. To turn any situation into laughter.

She was a very funny lady, no longer with us in this world, but surely missed.

Erma Bombeck was a humorist, who achieved popularity for her newspaper columns that addressed life in the suburbs from the mid 60's to late 90's.

she wrote over 4,000 newspaper columns chronicling the midwestern suburban housewife. And had over 30 million readers.

She also published 15 books that were best sellers.

Erma Bombeck died at the tender age of 69  (1927-1996) from kidney complications.  In a way so young, because I'm sure if she had lived, she would have found an abundance of humorous material to write about today..

And I know there are many female comedians that are great and many humorists as well, but nothing I believe compares to Erma Bombeck with her broad and sometime eloquent mannerism.

Here I leave you with one of Erma's quotes.  "

There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy ad tragedy, humor and hurt."

So for me Erma Bombeck's sense of humor will always remain FOREVER YOUNG

Sunday, August 19, 2012

FOREVER YOUNG/vacation, short but sweet

Well my husband and I, finally took a much needed three day vacation, not a long time, but worth getting away. At least I didn't have to think about anything or anyone... doesn't everyone need that.. It only took seven years... better late then never... In fact it was so long ago, I actually thought it was ten years ago... What is that saying.. um you're right.....

The only negative I can say about this trip to Connecticut, is that most of the people were not as friendly as I remembered. I mean many didn't know how to smile, and manners were surely lacking..  In fact, it seemed like they were going through the motions of being human, because most motions seemed to be robotic, But still,  we did meet some nice people, so all was not lost.  So I will give that state another chance... because the scenery is beautiful, and the place we stayed was very homey and comfortable....

Now as far as any incidents that occurred.  The only accident I had was spilling a glass of wine on my pants, and that's about it.... that in fact was amazing because usually I manage to get myself in many ridiculous situations. just ask my husband.. he surely can tell you some outrageous stories about my clumsiness away from home.. and I believe I did share some stories in my blog..(.if you want to go back in my archives, please feel free to do so.. in fact, would love you to read my blog)....  

Oh well, that's what makes life exciting... at least we always laughed afterwards.. which should be more often.. nod you're head if you agree..

So therefore for me, vacations no matter how short or long will always be FOREVER YOUNG



Monday, August 13, 2012

FOREVER YOUNG/ positive state of mind

Over the weekend I read a book called "Your Infinite Power to Be Rich" by Joseph Murphy, Ph,D, D.D.,  and now started  reading his other book "Putting The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind to Work."

So therefore, Positive Energy brings Positive Things into your life, and this just might be the cure all for everything.  A simple ingredient, but very hard to learn, because it's re-programing your brain and body to think and act in another way and manner, which could be foreign territory for most, because let's face it, being human, and with many situations that occur in one's life, this tends to make you think in a negative way.

And I know, I will have to work hard to re-program myself, because when you're much older, it's twice okay three times as difficult to think or act in another way.  But I will  definitely give it my all, and look forward to the end result, and not get frustrated or discouraged if it doesn't happen right away, because like all good things in life, it takes time, dilegence and perseverance.

Positive Energy and Positive Thinking will always be FOREVER YOUNG



Stay tune, one never knows what one will find, or do, especially in my life..

FOREVER YOUNG.






Sunday, August 12, 2012

FOREVER YOUNG

It's been over a month since my mom passed away... And yet I don't believe it, or I just don't want to believe it.

I want to pick up the phone and hear her voice one last time, Listening her tell me, not to worry, take care of yourself.  

I want to confide in  her about how I feel, and ask her what I should do next, or at least get her advice, whether I agree with it or not.... 

And it doesn't matter how old you are, when you loose your mother, it's like loosing a part of your heart, your being, because she is the one who brought you into this world, and therefore is your lifeline in many ways.

Mother's and daughters definitely have their disagreements, and yes many stray away from their roots, some not even talking to their mothers, or don't really have a relationship with them, sad but true. I on the other hand did, even though we fought like cats and dogs, well we really didn't, most of the time we got along perfectly. We were there for each other, and I was her sounding block just like she was mine. 

My daughter and I have the same relationship, We are very close, and for that I am thankful. I'm also close to my sons as well.  They are always there for me.

But my mother was living near me, and we would talk everyday, and hang out almost every Monday night while my husband played pool on the league. Now that has been taking away, and I'm lost.

I know in time the hurt will be less painful, and there will only remain a dull ache, because my mom and all the memories we shared and had, will live on forever.

FOREVER YOUNG





 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

FOREVER YOUNG/a script is a brewing...

Well it's time for the writing to begin. I've been going through all my piles of paper and have decided to get rid of some stories that have absolutely no hope of becoming the next Gone With The Wind... but to my surprise, I found many stories that still have some great potential, even if I wrote them years and years ago....so I will try to give it my best shot.

If anything, I want to finish and polish these stories for myself.   It's the best goal to have....

And I know somewhere in  the back of my brain there is a script a brewing, with a promise of becoming something big,  well, hopefully. What it is, I don't know, because it's still vague, but I know sooner or later it will present itself to me, and then I will move full speed ahead.....

So until then, I will remain FOREVER YOUNG

Thursday, August 2, 2012

FOREVER YOUNG/nature

This morning the sun is shining bright, the birds are flying high in the blue sky, and the trees are in full bloom, looking like a beautiful picture before me. So I want to breathe in this scene before me, because in life with all it's coming and going's, and its many ups and downs, I sometimes forget to appreciate nature and all its glory.

And hopefully tomorrow, I will share this poem I wrote called, The Simple Pleasures in Life,

But for now, I just wanted to express my appreciation for what God has provided.

So for me Nature will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

FOREVER YOUNG/ a poem for my mom

                  

                                                        SHE APPEARED IN MY DREAM



                               The other night, she appeared in my dream
                               looking so happy
                               and whispered, "I'm okay"

                               But I didn't want to let  go
                               because she called me
                               every morning, every afternoon
                               her voice soothing
                               well sometimes not

                               Because like any relationship
                               between mother and daughter
                               we had our disagreements
                               our many ups and downs

                               Yet we always ended our conversation
                               with love in our heart, and of course
                               with some of her worldly advice

                                And hence, as the days slip by
                                I still find myself waiting
                                for her call, to hear her voice
                                once again
 
                                But I know she is somewhere up above
                                listening to me, and letting me know
                                that her spirit will always live on
                                inside of me

I wrote this poem for you mom, and I know if I read this to her, she would say, that's really nice, you are so good with words.  Whether I was or not, mom always complimented me on my writing, and I'll always treasured the times,I shared my words with her.

So mom you will always be FOREVER YOUNG
                            

Friday, July 20, 2012

FOREVER YOUNG/ mom's greatest gift of all

The last few weeks I've been gathering all my mom's insurance policies, and sending out the necessary forms, and finally the last one was sent out.

My mom had everything in order.  

And this the greatest gift of all... she made it so much easier for me, to take care of her last requests.. She was always organized and detailed.... for I'm the same way, and when my time comes, I will do exactly as she did, so my children won't have to do a thing, because it will already be written down.

Now I will take myself away from this blog, and maybe in a few days or weeks, I'll write something great.... and there is a poem I want to share with you, maybe tomorrow or the next day... It was written about my mom and I think all who read my blog will relate to it, regardless if you are a man or woman, it fits everyone, or at least I hope it does.... then maybe I could be wrong, but I hope you'll like it anyway.

until next time FOREVER YOUNG

Saturday, July 14, 2012

FOREVER YOUNG/ my dreams and my reality

They say time heals all wounds, and I know this to be true to some point. Because in life, there are many things that happen which will bring up memories, some good, and some bad.

So it's with this, my memories this morning are mixed.  I dreamt of my mom, and she didn't look well, yet she did, if this makes sense.  She was smoking, which she shouldn't be, and had quit the last six months of her life, not because she wanted to, but because her body didn't want it any longer.

She also smelled my glass of wine, but didn't drink from the glass... the meaning I don't know.

It was a strange dream, and it woke me up. But there are many nights  I wake up around 3:30am sometimes from a dream, sometimes not,  and then I can't go back to sleep, and when I do, dreams just come to me....

I do dream a lot,  and I do remember most of them, or at least the last half of them,and therefore, and maybe one day I will write a book based on my dreams, ... that I can only tell...  I guess I have such a vivid mind, and the brain waves just don't end when I close my eyes.,

I also have the funniest things happen to me, in my dreams.   Good thing many of my dreams, don't happen to me in real life, or you would think that I was some kind of crazy person.. which I can assure you, I'm not.

But I have to say, I like dreaming and maybe I'm the lucky one, and can live through them, going on those many journeys, because in real life, I 'm such a realist and don't know how to use my imagination, and as a writer, that's not good.

We all need to have fantasies. I believe it helps us cope with everyday life.  It gets us through the tough times. I just need to do  more of this and then maybe the greatest story will emerge, and finally I would have accomplished what I set out to do, and leave behind my legacy, like many authors before me. For ex.. John Steinbeck just to name one... but of course there are so many more...

Okay that's enough of me babbling about my dreams and my reality, but I hope they will always be

FOREVER YOUNG

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

FOREVER YOUNG/stories,memories

Okay,  I've decided to put myself in gear, and get ready to fight the fight of writing once again. I don't know what it will be, but I assure you, they will be  good stories/memories, well maybe not.lol..

Like the time when I was six years old, and my mother turned me upside down,  in the middle of the block, while walking home, because I accidently ate a penny that lodged in my throat. And of course I was choking.  She saved my life. that's what mother's do.... protecting their child...

And of course after this terrible episode, and years and years after, I cannot swallow a single pill.  Well that's not exactly true, I can take an aspirin etc..as long as it's very tiny.... but that's about all.  I only have to look at a pill, and my throat begins to tighten up, restricting me from swallowing it.

So needless to say, I either have to crush the pills, or take liquid.. ugh.... but that's the way it is..

Yes there are many stories/memories to tell. Many good ones, many bad ones, and I'm sure all of you can relate to that. And I'm also sure many of you have stories/memories to tell as well. Probably they would make for one hell of a good book.  Don't you think?  After all we all have one great book inside of us, just have to write it.... right??

Therefore,  if you don't mind, every now and then, I will share some stories/memories with you.. it helps me to know that even though my mom is gone, she's still  in my heart .... and will of course never be forgotten....   She was a funny person, always making me laugh, and yes always making me crazy at the same time, and making me want to holler and fight, but that just fed our relationship, a close one at that....

Others who watched us, wouldn't believe that, but they didn't know us... and will never know how we truly loved one another... Just goes to show you, you can't judge a book by its cover.... it's an old saying, but true...

So now I leave you, and just remember that memories of a loved one, will always be,  FOREVER YOUNG

Monday, July 9, 2012

FOREVER YOUNG/just rambling on... and on, and on.

It's been a trying week for me... Gathering all the things that need to be done.. finalizing my mother's wishes and making sure all is in place and tied up nicely..

I often wish, when I write my blog, that  I can come up with something witty on spontaneous, but unfortunately, that doesn't happen too often, for the mere fact that my mind is always thinking of the logistics and reality of a situation.. the make believe world doesn't exist for me, I wish it did.   I would love to fantasize. It would be great to live in a dream world, and walking in a dreamlike state of mind.

But it is not to be, because as I said before, I am a realist and live in the real world.

Although as a writer, I do need to go outside of the box, and explore other possibilities. I need my mind to open up the channels, and conjure up characters, making them come alive so I can tell their story...

I patiently await for this to happen, but for now, I need to hide from myself. My grief for my mom, too deep, too strong to ignore, yet I need to keep moving on.

Mom wouldn't want it any other way.  She believed in me and therefore, I must believe in myself.  Even though I'm older, there is still time for me to accomplish what I need, or have to too. A fulfillment within myself that needs to be quenched...

So forgive this rambling on, and maybe I'll ramble on some more.  It seems to suit me for the moment, and who know what can come of it, maybe a great story or two... therefore

Rambling on will always be FOREVERYOUNG

Friday, July 6, 2012

FOREVER YOUNG/my mom's strength lives on

As my blog followers know, I've written some stories about my mom, and wanted to let you know, that she passed away a few days ago.

My mom fought many battles and struggled all in her life to survive. Working many jobs to support myself and my brother and sister.   She could have given up many times, but didn't. She could have felt sorry for herself, but didn't. she just kept plugging away, doing the best she could under any given circumstances, regardless of the many obstacles that stood in her way. Because she always hoped for the best outcome....  

I was one of the fortunate ones, to see my mom live to the age of 88.  Not many have that opportunity, So I was truly blessed. I never knew my grandparents.... but my kids knew mom... what a gift I was given that she  lived so long to see my children grow up, as well as my brothers and sisters children.  She will be missed... so I celebrate my mom's life, that's how she would have wanted it.

Mom would say, stop crying, it gets me upset, so I will try not to, but as you all know, that can be an impossible request..... but as time moves forward, I know it will become less painful, and I will have the memories, which  are deeply embedded in my heart..

So mom, you will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Monday, June 25, 2012

FOREVER YOUNG/coffee, a dog treat and the missing toast

This morning my husband was up early, made coffee, and took the dogs out. A chore that I usually do every morning. So I stayed in bed a little longer, enjoying the reprieve I was given... not to mention trying to recapture the dreams, that I had last night, or was it early this morning, since I woke up about three or four times during the course of the night..  which makes for another blog altogether, because dreaming is what I do best..

So getting back to my story.... I was just about to close my eyes again, when suddenly the door opened and my dog Clyde jumps up on the bed. And of course following behind him, was my other dog Ralph, whom my husband had to lift up onto the bed, because he was too fat to jump.

My dogs were licking my face, making it impossible for me to go back to sleep, So I played with them for a little while, and that's when my husband brought me a cup of coffee. He sat it down on the bureau next to me, and at the same time handed me something to eat, only to realize it wasn't for me, it was  a dog treat, for the dogs.  Now who was confused..that my husband would actually mistake me for one of our dogs.  Was he dreaming, or um hoping.  So we laughed about it for a few minutes...  And that's when he told me what happened yesterday.

He had taken the margarine out of the refrigerator and placed it on the counter. He then put a couple of slices of bread in the toaster.

When the toast was finished, he buttered it. But when he went to get his toast, it wasn't there, only the margarine was still sitting on the counter. And yes he sometimes misplaces his coffee cup as well.. but that makes for another story.

So now he's looking all over for his toast, baffled about what happened.. so he went back into the kitchen, and noticed the margarine was still sitting on the counter. He opened the refrigerator to put the margarine on the shelf, only to discover that's where his toast was sitting all the time. Now who was the one dreaming...lol.

And that story for me will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Sunday, June 17, 2012

FOREVER YOUNG/words can be powerful

The power of words.  Words can drastically change someone's life, for the good or the bad.

Everyday, someone's life is affected by words.

So how do you feel about words...

This is how I feel.

Words can build character. They give you strength, and challenge you. They can make you feel undefeated and powerful.  Words can make you happy and excited, given you that warm feeling inside. Words can make you feel whole.

But words can also make you feel weak and miserable. They can alienate you from others. making you feel lonely and sad. Words can destroy your dignity. They can make you feel rejected and non-existent.

Yes words can be powerful, because good or bad ones, can and will influence your life.

for ex...Newspapers,  Television,  Films.  Schools, Churches, and  Government ..  These industries, and their words affect mine, and your life, because they influence our decisions and opinions.

And on a personal level, Husbands, and Wives. Boyfriends and Girlfriends. Friends and Family.
Their words also affect mine, and your life, and have influence on our decisions and opinions.  but most importantly they have influence over our heart..

Yes words are powerful, and  have a way of making or breaking a person.

Therefore for me, words will always be influential, and  FOREVER YOUNG



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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

FOREVER YOUNG/fighting with the generic scotch tape

Okay, I don't know if this has ever happened to you, but this morning I had a fight with my generic scotch tape....

So here's the story... I went to the post office to mail my husband's registration fee for his truck. After I bought the stamp, I couldn't remember if he signed the card or not, so yes you guessed it,.. I carefully opened the envelope, and long and behold, it was signed. But then of course, I couldn't seal the envelope again, and the Post Office no longer gave you tape,  they used to, but not now...now you have to buy it from them.

And since I had to go to the store anyway, to buy some items, I would buy it there..

Only after I made my purchases and was already sitting in my car, I forgot to buy the tape.  So I went back to the store, purchased the tape and made my way back to the post office.

Now I'm sitting in my car, and opening the tape, but when I tried to break it from it's holder, it wouldn't budge. I tried everything, pulling it, twisting it,  and just short of biting it off, because my teeth might break in the process... and who needs a dentist bill. right

And that's when I noticed like many tape holders should have, but this one didn't have, was a rough rigid edge that breaks the tape. I had bought a defective tape. Go figure that one, it could only happen to me.

And I wasn't about to drive back to the store and return it, not for a $1 39... the gas alone, would cost more. So I kept struggling with the tape, until suddenly a lightbulb went off in my brain. I remembered putting a scissor in my handbag last week, to cut paper for a birthday present.

Searching through my handbag, hoping it was still there, I found it buried underneath all of my makeup, I was now able to detach the tape from it's holder.

This little unscheduled episode,  took at least ten minutes. I could have been home, and having another cup of coffee by then, or maybe eating lunch... lol.

So yes, The generic scotch tape episode, will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Sunday, June 10, 2012

FOREVER YOUNG/writers have a difficult job, but..

I'm having serious writer's block.. now I wonder,  is it because my ideas are just disappearing from my mind.....  this too shall pass... lol.

So here is my theory.

Writer's have a difficult job. They need to be creative. They have to come up with original ideas, or take an old idea and reconstruct it, to make it feel new. They also have to make their readers happy, and make sure they want to keep reading their stories.

But that's the beauty of being a writer.. They can use their imagination, make up places and characters.  Or use real characters and circumstances, and write  about them in a creative non-fiction way.

Writer's  can take the reader on a journey, long or short. They make it possible for the reader to travel, to feel, to fantasize, through the written word.  What a great reward for the writer.

And without writer's,  there wouldn't be stories,  films,  or plays.. there wouldn't be journalist,  reporters, or documentaries. And even advertisers need writers to promote their products.

And let's not forget the editor, who the writer depends on, and vice versa for publication.

Writer's are artist.  They are full of creativity, and want to keep on writing for as long as they can, no matter how old they are.

So I'm proud to call myself a writer, but in the same content, it can be a very difficult job, but I don't mine.

Because I love the arts. I love the written word. But most of all I love the freedom to express myself, and to be able to put my words on paper, knowing that I've created something worthwhile to be proud of.

And therefore, writing will always be my passion, not necessarily my bread and butter, but one can only hope that one day it will be, after all I'm only human, right?

FOREVER YOUNG

Saturday, June 2, 2012

FOREVER YOUNG-Lump Lard and Pee Bucket

Well you might be wondering why I chose these two words.  Well people have nicknames like my husband for instance, his real name is Arthur, but from the time he was born, he was called Skip. And my name is Margaret, but my friends call me Margo, So a while back I decided to nickname my dogs, Ralph and Clyde.

Ralph I named lump lard because all he does is eat.  That's right. Whenever it's time for dinner he runs and gets my husband to let him know it's time to eat. I mean he gets so excited that he actually gets some exercise by running back and forth, or pulling at my husbands hand to lead him to the table, and if my husband is downstairs in the basement, he runs down the stairs and barks at him. He can be pretty bossy.  when he wants to eat his food....

Now for Clyde.... His nickname is pee bucket because no matter how many times I let him out, he has to pee on everything, and I mean everything. There isn't one tree, branch and grass left dry. I guess he has to let everyone know this is his property, and  he's the boss, so you better watch out, or else..  I never knew a dog could have so much pee in him. And one day, I just started calling him pee bucket, of course he doesn't answer to that, but I know he knows, that's his nickname and he's stuck with it...

So  my dog Ralph, lump lard, and Clyde, pee bucket will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Thursday, May 31, 2012

FOREVER YOUNG/my mom, the miracle...

Thought you would like to know, my mom is in remission from leukemia, great news, but she still has a heart problem, but we take one day at a time, after all she is 88 years old, but sometimes she has more energy then me... go figure.  St. Anthony is the saint of miracles, and for those who believe in saints, then he's the one to ask for help ... he carries his message to God and he listens... he heard my pleas.. and prayers...

I will never force my beliefs on anyone, because everyone has their own way of believing, but I just had to share this with you... thank you for reading and caring..

I hope you tune in for more happier moments... The comedian inside of me,is just waiting to appear again. Well not a professional one, but I will at least try to make you laugh... tears too many of them unless you cry in happiness...

so for now, I'll just say goodbye, until tomorrow or the next day, that is, so stay

FOREVER YOUNG

Sunday, May 20, 2012

FOREVER YOUNG, I'M BACK FOR NOW

Hello everyone... so sorry it's been a while since I've written on my blog, but my mom has been very sick and I've been spending all my time with her. ... she is not out of the woods, but she is doing much better then before...

now to catch up with my life.   Well I entered a play competition which only required 10 pages, so it's only a 10-15 minute play that can be done at a festival etc. The end result, I was a finalist. Okay I didn't win the contest, but for someone who never wrote a play before I certainly came up on top.

Did I mentioned that I performed in some plays.. yes indeed, and one of them was "HOME FREE". I played the lead actress. It was a comedy by Fred Carmichael.

I got great reviews from one paper, and not so great from another, because on the night the other reporter attended the show, my leading man forgot two pages of dialogue, and naturally because I was the new kid on the block, the director blamed me.... but my leading man came to the rescue and admitted it was his fault and not mine, which made all the difference in the world.

Other then that, I haven't done much, but will hopefully once things settled down a bit, I will start promoting my tv pilot again.... someone has got to take the bite..lol.... well that's it for now... take care all my loyal readers, and for all my new readers, hope you enjoy reading my blog.... you never know what I'm going to write about next. Even I don't know..lol.

FOREVER YOUNG