Friday, December 23, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/ looking forward to the new year writing on my blog

I will be back in the New Year... And I look forward to writing on my blog and sharing my stories with you..

Until then.


Sunday, November 13, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/happy holidays

Well the Holidays are upon us, and I don't know about you, but I watch movies that bring tears to my eyes, and a smile on my face, because Christmas is about love, family, friends and most importantly The Lord Jesus birthday.

I realize many people are of a different faith, and celebrate holidays on their special days, but the one thing we all have in common, and that is we are all human beings,

And we live in this vast world together, even though we might never meet, we still share the same planet ..... and I pray everyday for PEACE.  PEACE ON EARTH AND GOOD WILL TO ALL MEN....

So I want to wish everyone a great Holiday Season, beginning with Thanksgiving,,,,,so we can be thankful for what we have, and not what we don't have.

Hopefully after the New Year, I will continue to write on my blog, since I've missed quite a few days. It happens sometimes...

so Holiday Holidays, because they will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Friday, November 4, 2011


Yes I know it's been some time since I've written on my blog, and really if I thought I had something really interesting to say, I would, but there's nothing much going on and therefore why bore you with the same old things.

But  I just wanted to let you know that I'm still alive and well, and hopefully will have some great things to share with you, my loyal audience, the few that you are.

Hope all is well in your life, and if you would like to share something with me, please feel free to do so, I look forward to your comments.

have a great day.


Monday, October 17, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/dreary monday's and food...

Had another one of those dreary Monday's.... Couldn't get the energy to step up in high gear. In fact as the day progressed, it got worst.

Sometimes it's  best not to leave the house, but then again if I didn't leave my house, then I wouldn't be able to go food shopping, and unfortunately that's a necessity evil I need, or do we?

I've often thought, maybe if a pill was invented, and would provide me with all the essentials to survive,  then look how much I could save on groceries.  I'd probably loose about thirty pounds....... that's a nice thought. But then again,  I would miss out on eating my favorite foods, like Pasta, Steak, and let's not leave out Shrimp and Lobster, which sadly to say, I don't eat often. And what about dessert, now you know Chocolate has to be first on my list.

Oh well, enough about that.  I don't want to raid the refrigerator... again, and again, and again. lol.

So for me Dreary Monday's I don't want you to be FOREVER YOUNG

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/goodbye Writing Force webpage

It's a sad day for The Writing Force Website. After five years, I asked my web designer to shut it down.

Unfortunately I've had some inappropriate articles and product advertisement invade my site. And apparently nothing can be done about it.  So what's the purpose of having a webpage, if  unwanted users can't be deleted permanently...

Therefore, I want to thank everyone who visited The Writing Force Webpage...

 The name and groups are still alive and well, and we will keep writing, and who knows I might design another webpage in the near future, but for  now, The Writing Force has been put to rest.

So for me, The Writing Force will still always be FOREVER YOUNG

Monday, October 10, 2011


Again time has passed me by, and I haven't posted a blog in quite awhile.

So just to let you know, I'm still here.  I haven't disappeared, not yet anyway.

But the days seem to be slipping away, and sometimes I just don't know what to say.

I'm not one to write for the sake of writing, and to tell you the truth my life isn't that exciting.

But I promise you this, if I have something fascinating to tell you, rest assure, I will tell

you all about it.


I'll share something new and wonderful.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/writing will always be

It's been a week or so since I've written on my blog.  Sometimes the days just fly by, and before you know it another day is  here.

I've been working on some writing projects and finally I've finished some, and will begin to work on others.

I work on the little projects fist, because I find the big ones can be so demanding at times. But I haven't abandoned them. I just have to gear up for that long haul.  But as I tell my two writing groups, always write something in between, like a poem or a short story, and before you know it your back working on that big project of yours...  Sometimes, I know it can be a daunting task, when you want to finish something, and your mind draws a blank. The weeks and months disappear, and before you know it, your one year older.  Oh NO!  But never give up the ship, keep plugging away. You just might surprise yourself.

Therefore, writing my blog, has helped me to get in tune with myself, and my writing crave, and  it's a pleasure to have you my loyal audience stand by me, all the way..

So for me Writing will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Friday, September 23, 2011


It seems I'm allowing more then a few days to go by before writing on my blog.. why I don't know, but here I am.

News.. Well I'm another year older, and can't say I'm too happy about that, but then again, I really don't want to go backward either. Like everyone else, I've had my good times and bad times and some in between times. This is what life is all about.

We live so many lives in a lifetime and wonder, did that really happen, or was it that long ago, and when did that happen, where was I.

So given that, and the fact that tonight my brain is a little tired, I  wonder, could it be because I turned another year older.. how depressing is I'll grow into my new age, then maybe I'll just change the date on my birth certificate.  lol..

I will visit my blog tomorrow, or maybe the next day... But until then stay


Sunday, September 18, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/What does constructive mean?

Took a breather from my blog for a few days.  Really don't like to write unless I have something to say, which usually isn't much.... then again, once I get started I can't stop.

The days and weeks just seem to fly by, and sometimes I shake my head and wonder, did I do anything constructive today, and the answer is, I don't know..... what does constructive mean.

washing the dishes, clothes and straightening up the house, then cooking that great meal for my husband..., is that being constructive?

Or working hard on a project, that is just driving you crazy, and then doing all of the above, is that being constructive...

Maybe being constructive is just not doing anything.  Or maybe your mind is doing all the work, while your body just sits down, while you drain that last cup of coffee, left over from the morning.

Of course there's never enough hours in a day to catch up to all the things that should have been done yesterday, or the day before....  and I guess that's not being constructive at all..... or is it?

So maybe the days should be extended from 24 hours to 36 hours.

Of course I'm just kidding..... When would I ever find time to sleep, now I wonder is that being constructive.
You know, I'm just tired of thinking about that one....  so I'll just leave it at that, and for me

Constructive, not constructive, whatever that means, will always be FOREVER YOUNG.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/prime rib/not

Went to dinner with my mom the other night. I was all set to order a cheeseburger and fries, and yes I know this wasn't good for my body, that has seen better days.  Oh happy days..... another song lyric
but that's what I wanted before the waitress convinced me to try the Prime Rib Dinner.I asked the waitress for the end cut, medium well, because I don't like seeing blood, and I didn't want it well done, because I knew it would be dry.

So while waiting for my dinner, I ate some rolls, and soon the salad came out.  Once finished, I only had to wait a few minutes for my prime rib.  I was famished, and couldn't wait to sink my teeth into it.

And to my amazement, the prime rib practically covered the plate, barely making room for the mashed potatoes and asparagus that came with it.  Now I was ready to dig in, and enjoy this fantastic meal.

As I started to cut into the prime rib, my steak knife wouldn't slice through the meat.  My mom kept insisting it had to be the knife, and I kept insisting, mom the knife is fine, it's the meat that's not. After trying for about five minutes, I called the waitress over, and told her what was wrong. She offered to get me another piece of Prime Rib. and I said my appetite just left the room. But she nicely insisted that the next one would be fine.

I said "okay, but make sure it's a very small piece."  And before I could tell her, I didn't want the mashed potatoes, she disappeared. The reason being, it tasted like it came from a box.

When she came back, the prime rib was not small, in fact, it was the same size as the first one. And there stood a fresh pile of, you guessed it,  mashed potatoes which I knew, I wouldn't touch.

She asked if this one is okay, and I  just kept staring at the meat, and the waitress just walked away, shouting, "enjoy".

Now knowing I didn't want to see red, there stood in front of me the rarest/ raw piece of Prime Rib, that if it could, would jump out of the plate and run away... Needless to say, at that point, my appetite totally dissolved, replaced by a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach.

The waitress came over, and again, apologized. "I'll tell my manager what happened, she said..

The waitress then came back, and told me I didn't have to pay for the prime rib, I would have to pay for the salad. "The salad that came with the meal," I said, "and that I already ate, not knowing the I would do battle with the Prime Rib".  I just couldn't believe it..... the salad of lettuce, tomato and ranch dressing would cost me 5.00).  "Are you kidding, I shouted..

But did it matter. The manager told me, it was their policy, since I ate the salad. I would have to pay for it, and that I should have told her about the situation. But how was I to know, that the prime rib would cause me such misery....... after all the meal wasn't ala-carte.

In the end, she wanted to reimbursed me the 5.00 for the salad, but I was so upset, that I told her to forget it.

I did tell her in all the years I've eaten here, I've only returned food once or twice, and that's a record for me.  Because it seems whenever I order something at a restaurant, they somehow managed to always ruin mine. Is this an omen, that I should never go out to eat... I wonder.... hint, hint..

But I guess, I'm a glutton for punishment, because I like going out to eat, and therefore, will probably always experience some kind of problem with my food, but in the same venue, I've enjoyed many meals as well... so it's a 50/50 chance. And after all, isn't life about taking chances....

So for me,  at least for now,  PRMIE RIB, will never be FOREVER YOUNG

Thursday, September 8, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/summer is over, a new season begins

Summer is over.   Now they are just memories...

The school year begins.

The fall is approaching, and holiday preparations are on their way, and thoughts of what or where you're going, or what you're doing, will be the million dollar question.

I look at every new season, as an adventure... but I'm sure there will be some, I wish never happened, while others I would never want it to end... but life is like that... one big adventure, or one small adventure after another.

And the good thing about that, age doesn't matter. for every generation will have their own experience and will always have an adventure to share with one another....

Yes a new season is upon us, and I hope it will always be


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/my dog Clyde, the dog treat junkie

A day after labor day, and just what we needed, another rainy day. But as always, I will grin and bare it. Do I really have a choice???

So on a lighter note... My Westie-poo Clyde turned three years on yesterday. Sept. 5th.  And guess where I remembered it, while I was taking a shower. of all places. I couldn't get out of the shower fast enough,

Funny how we think of our animals, as people. Like his feelings would be hurt, if I didn't sing Happy Birthday, or that he somehow knew it was his birthday... and wouldn't talk to me because I forgot to give him a treat.... and  yes Clyde can really say a few words... . He knows how to ask for a treat, by saying WAWA... that's right, WAWA..

Honestly, I believe he's addicted dog treats.  How do I de-tox a doy from dog treats.  I don't think I could handle it. Could you? Especially when he looks at me with those big brown eyes... so full of expression.

My Clyde, the westie-poo dog treat junkie...   there's a story there.   And maybe, I will write one. Who knows what could just might be a big hit with the kids...

Okay that's it for me.  Have to go..... this is really my Monday, even though it's Tuesday..

Therefore, my dog Clyde, the dog treat junkie, will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Monday, September 5, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/fun months ahead..

The end of summer is now here.  Can't say I'm too sad.  It's been a very hot and humid one. I just hope the winter will not be as bad as last year.

I could do without all the snow. Don't mind the cold. Just want to be able to drive down the road.

So now the fun months begin. There's Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah or Chanukah,  whichever spelling you prefer....New Years, Valentine's Day, Easter... so many fun days to look forward to.

Now I have to catch my breath...


Saturday, September 3, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/spending time with myself

Spending time with myself can be lots of fun.

I can work on a project. Read my favorite book.  Talk on the phone as much as I want to. Eat all the food in the house, although my body wouldn't appreciate the extra pounds.  Or just watch my favorite programs on tv without fighting for the remote.

But then again, spending too much time alone, will make me go stir crazy. I mean how much can I stand my own company, before I wind up pacing the floors back and forth. Or screaming at the top of my lungs. Or worst yet answer myself when I talk.

Yes there are so many pluses, and minuses to spending time alone. I guess choosing the right time, will make all the difference.

So for me spending time alone, will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Thursday, September 1, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/ aging is only a number

Getting down to business.  Being a writer is very difficult. It's a process and the process takes so long, and when you've completed the process, it's getting someone to read your manuscript, knowing all the hard work and time you've put into it.

So even though I'm categorized, ( of the older generation), it doesn't mean that I'm non-exiting.  Therefore I'm not invisible, but visible to myself, and to all, who really want to see me...

For one never knows where the road will take you. I could live to ninety-nine, and to think I procrastinated, and gave up on my dreams, because society tells me,  I'm too old, and I had allowed them to stand in my way of fulfilling my goals.

Age is only a number, it's what you feel inside that counts.  

And growing old, shouldn't  have anything to do with  one's talent, or skill.  In fact, age and experience should make you more viable, and valuable to others. Now if only society could see it that way, we would be in good shape..

So every year, I might turn another year older, But every year, I will still work towards my goals.

therefore, for me, the aging process will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/my two parakeets, Lola@Carlo

Finally got a girlfriend for my parakeet Carlo.   We named her Lola.....

Little by little Lola is making her presence known, while Carlo on the other hand is playing hard to get. He pretends she's not there, then he sneaks up alongside her, and gives her a peck or two..

Lola at first accepts his advances, but then she decides to play hard to get, and inches away from Carlo.  After  a few minutes of this game playing, Lola and Carlo are finally sitting side by side, but all of a sudden he decides to fly down to the lower perch.

Lola upset, sits on her perch above, and yells at him for flying away from her. But Carlo just hangs upside down, ignoring her, causing Lola to yell louder...

Does this sound familiar to you... um..... aren't relationships like that......

Yes,  I have to say, watching my two parakeets make me laugh...... they are a joy to have in my home..

Therefore Carlo and Lola, will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Monday, August 29, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/share your stories

For those who read my blog. and for those who are new to my blog, please share your Hurricane news with me..

And for those on the West Coast, share your earthquake stories..

And for those in other countries, please share your weather related stories as well.

In the comment section of my blog....

thank you, and I look forward to reading them..


FOREVER YOUNG/finally Electricity

Thank God that we survived Hurricane Irene. It could have been much worst and more devastating but we were spared and I'm grateful for that.  But other states didn't fare so well, and my prayers go out to the families who  lost loved ones.  And others who felt the brunt of Irene, and lost their homes as well.

My children, my life, even though their all grown up, as a mother you always worry, regardless,  and Thank God their okay and got through this horrific storm.

But I have to vent a little. For those who didn't heed the warnings to evaluate, shame on you.

Even though you got through the storm, and maybe wasn't as bad as predicted for your area, refusing to evaluate, could have placed rescue workers in harms way, if the storm did do severe damage. Hopefully, and regardless if you think mother nature will do you harm, please think twice before making that decision to stay. Be thankful, there are experts to guide you through the process, and who care about your safety and respect their orders.

Now on a lighter note.  We lost our power for two days, so do you think I would know not to ask my husband to turn on the light in the kitchen, so I can see what I'm cooking..... um.... yes we have a gas stove and was able to eat, and eat we did do, like my body really needed some extra pounds at my age, but light well that was another story.

So you see how the mind thinks, at least my mind..... makes one appreciate electricity more.  And since I've been though this many times while living in the Poconos, through many many snowstorms and blizzards, you sort of get used to not having electricity, or do you???

Well I guess for me, ELECTRICITY, will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Friday, August 26, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/Hurricane Irene

It's a coming, Irene the hurricane, she's a coming.

People rushing everywhere, buying food, gas and items they will need, in case the electricity goes out.

For mother nature is an unpredictable entity. Fickle, and unsure of what path it wants to take, but once her mind is made up, well all I can say, don't stand in her way.  Because this time her bite will be worst then her bark....and yes I know I'm comparing Hurricane Irene to a dog.. Just thought I would throw in a little bit humor...   Did I make you smile, just a little?

But really, I want this storm to go away, and pray everyone listens to the news, and do as they say.

I can hear you right now, " many times the weather man has been wrong", yes I will agree, "but many times they've been right", and if anything,  just think of the practice you'll get if there ever was a national disaster....  And I'm hoping this is not one of them. because Irene will affect millions, including myself and my family.

But if we keep our heads on tight, that's all we can do......  because it will be one hell of a ride, probably one we'll never forget for a long long time...

So therefore your story, my story, about Hurricane Irene, will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Thursday, August 25, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/the earthquake

Did you feel the earth move under your feet.... yes they are words to a song, but a song that I really lived and never thought it could happen here on the East Coast.. We felt the affects of an Earthquake that hit Virginia, and Washington D.C.

I was sitting on the couch at the time when suddenly, I felt the floor move. I really thought my house was going to explode from a gas leak.  I shouted this to my husband and son, but they looked at me as if I was losing my mind.  They of course admitted later that I wasn't.  Nice of

Now I've never experienced a earthquake or a tremor from one, and I'm sure many of you can say the same thing on the East Coast, but I'm sure the West Coast is probably laughing at us, they have them all the time.

The only weather related incident that I ever experienced, was being in a tornado when I was a little girl.
I loved school so much, that I didn't want to miss a day even though my mother didn't want my sister, brother and I to go.

It didn't look so bad when we started our walk, but by the time we got to the school, the winds picked up considerably.  I saw another little girl blown into the streets, and out of no where two men ran to her rescue, while my sister brother and I were holding tightly to the fence, surrounding the school yard.

Both my sister and brother managed to get to the school doors, while I was glued to the fence and couldn't move. One of the nice young men, had to pry my hands away from the fence. He then walked me to the front door, and made sure I was safely inside before he left. I was so scared...

Needless to say, the school was practically empty, so I guess we should have stayed home. A lesson learned.

But then again, if I did that, I wouldn't have actually seen the tornado, and that was exciting.

How did I see it.. Well my teacher asked me to do an errand, and as I was walking down the stairs, I looked outside the window, and to my amazement I saw the funnel of the tornado swirl in the air and dissipate.  It was truly a great experience, and one I never forgot.

Then  right after that, the sun made it's glorious entrance, as if there never was a tornado... That's how unpredictable the weather is.  One time it's dangerous, and harmful, and other times it's beautiful and peaceful.

 Like life, when things go wrong, they really go wrong, and when things go right, it's fantastic and wonderful.

So like the old saying goes, you have to sometimes take the good with the bad, or is it the bad with the good.


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/woke up on the wrong side of the bed

Did you every wake up on the wrong side of the bed, an expression that means you woke up in a bad mood, and nothing seems to go right from the moment you plant your feet on the floor.

For many years, I was chastised and made fun of for always being happy in the morning, and I do believe some  of these people  now wish they hadn't teased me so much about that, because there are some days it backfires, and I wake up grumpy and miserable, and today just happens to be the miserable one. And now who regrets my happy smile,

So I'm hoping real soon I snapped out of this mood, because I'm no good to myself or others in this frame of mind.  But I'm sure everyone has felt this way, sometime in their life.  If not, then tell me your secret. I sure would like to know.

Therefore, I leave this blog,feeling blah,  but tomorrow is another day. And may I wake up on the right side of the bed, but one never knows,  can only hope for the


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/a day with my husband

Monday usually a day to pay bills and buy food... ugh....but this Monday was different. My husband and I spent some quality time together.

It was just nice having nothing to do, or think about for one day. If we could give that gift to ourselves once a month, that would be great,   But sometimes that's an impossible feat. So we grab what we can, and appreciate it.

We took a walk down memory lane. We laughed about all the silly things that happened, and remembered all the treasured moments of raising our wonderful children, who are now all grown up and on their own.

We ate food that wasn't good for us, but of course we rationalized, it wouldn't kill us for one day.. And happy to report, it didn't..

And as the years goes by, I'm sure we'll keep remembering the days past, which will keep us young in mind, the body, well I'm not so sure about, and the fact that as I get older, I won't look in the mirror ever again........ okay maybe I'll peek a little...  so I guess I am a little vain...but who isn't....

Yes Monday was a great day, but like all good things, it had to end, but then again, there's always next month, right?  We just have to work harder to make it happen..or

So for me, spending a day with my husband, made me feel


Monday, August 22, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG /I wonder what this week will bring?

Yes, Oh yes it's Monday..... the week begins.... This is the day I usually do all my errands, pay bills, that I didn't want to look at over the weekend.

Why ruin the weekend, when you have plenty of time during the week to think about all the bills that need to be paid, and think about who you're going to pay first.  That's enough to ruin anyone's mood especially when you have all week to worry, and dwell over, who you're going to pay first..

Don't you agree?

So my philosophy, is give everyone something, just to let them know that you're not ignoring them, because paying something is better then nothing, and then everyone is happy....

Then once I've completed that task, and mentally fatigue from the process, I begin to wonder what this week will bring.

Of course winning the lottery would be a good thing, then I would never have to worry about paying bills, because there would be none...

So maybe I'll go on a cruise, or better yet, buy myself a island and live there forever, Okay I know what you're thinking, but it's not impossible, right?  And it's nice to dream about, at any age...

Now that I got that out of my system, I will put this blog to rest, until tomorrow that is..


Sunday, August 21, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/Sunday a day to relax?

Sunday's usually a day of relaxation, yet sometimes it can be one of the most unpredictable days of the week. Especially if you think you're going to relax, and find that you have tons of work to do, before the week begins.

Maybe you forgot to do all the laundry, and absolutely need those slacks or top to wear for work,  or you ignored all the dishes that were left in the dishwasher, and there's not a clean one in the house, because everyone including you were too lazy to wash a dish, and now you have no choice.

Or the project you've been putting off for sometime, and now you have to rush and  get it finished because you realized it's due this Monday..

Ah  yes Sunday's might seem like a day to rest, but  really it starts the thinking cycle of what your week ahead will be like, and how you will solve one problem after another.......

And if you're not physically tired by catching up on all your chores today, you are mentally tired just thinking about everything you need to get finished before the week begins.

Yes Sundays you could be watching your favorite tv show, or catch up on the ones you missed all week, or root for your favorite sports team, and hope they come out the winner, or read that best seller book you've been meaning to, but never had time for.

Or have that great meal you've been wanting to cook, but didn't have time to make during the week, or have that backyard barbecue and invite all your family and friends, because during the week it's always impossible to get together.

And yes the clock keeps ticking and ticking away, and before you know it, it's the Monday Day Blues.

So please take the time to relax, even if it's for an hour or two, which can make a big difference in your mood..

Because for me Sunday's will always be FOREVER YOUNG.

Friday, August 19, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/until tomorrow

I wrote something on my blog.  Was going to start in Sept, but didn't want to loose this blog site..

Hope everyone is having a great summer. Mine is nothing to write home about, but still, summer is a time to just sit back and take those weekends and that week or two vacation to just relax and have some fun.

Fun, what does that word mean to you.  Why don't you tell me about your summer and what interesting things you did.  Would love to hear your stories and comments.

And if by chance you do read my other entry I made today, this site will never be about preaching, politics or religion, it will just be about everyday life, mine, of course and about others who I've observed, that put a smile on my face....

Smiles.... what does this word mean to you?

So until tomorrow,  FOREVER YOUNG

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/my one handle bag

The one handle bag.

I ordered some food from this little fast food place.  The young girl placed all my items in the bag, and then I reached for it. At first I didn't notice, until I grab the bag and realized it only had one handle.

I've never seen a bag with one handle, Have you?  Unless their making them now, and I'm not aware of it.

Well, needless to say, we all had a big laugh over it. And I'm just thankful, I didn't reach it by the other side.  It might have spilled all over the floor, and my chicken salad hoagie, would have looked like mush.  Not too appetizing, I'm sure.

So after all the laughing, and talking about the one handle bag, I  walked out with a new bag, and this time it had two handles.


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/not what I'm feeling today

It's  hot, hot hot. Now I know that phrase is in a song. Normally I don't mine the heat, it's the humidity that takes my breath away.  And I've had enough of that.

I would just like to enjoy the rest of summer, and leave the humidity out of it. But whose going to tell Mother Nature.  Because if no one else listens to me, why would she.  

So  now I'm too tired to think. And my fingers just don't want to hit the right letters on the keyborad, see what I mean, keyboard.. Therefore, this will be a very short entry.

For FOREVER YOUNG is not what  I'm feeling today.  But there's always tomorrow.

Monday, July 11, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/my non-stick frying pan, really?

It's suppose to be a non-stick frying pan, but try telling the frying pan that.  Yes it's easy to clean  the pan, that's true, but that doesn't help the fact, that I just ruined an omelet, and some pancakes because the food stuck, to the non-stick frying pan.

So can I always believe what the labels on a product say? Will it make my life easier as it predicts? How do I know the product really works, unless I buy it, and use it?  

Yes I know,,, I could throw the frying pay away, but for some odd reason I can't.   Because I keep hoping it will surprise me,  That the next time I cook something, it won't stick.  And I will be absolutely thrilled.  Because it  functioned  the way it was supposed to.

Unfortunately, to date,  it hasn't surprised me yet.

Oh yes buying products, and using them is all part of the merry go round of life. Because you as a consumer, were told these products would make your life easier, only to find out it did the opposite.

So I guess for me,  my non-stick frying pan, will always be, one of many challenges. I'll face when buying a new product..


Friday, July 8, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/the power of listening

Had a great conversation with my husband this morning. And the one thing we talked about this morning, is the power of listening.

How often do you really listen to someone talk.. Do you tune them out, because you just don't want to hear what they have to say. And you're just tired of hearing them repeat themselves, over and over again.

But did you ever stop to think, that you're missing something. Maybe you just didn't hear it the first ten times, and that person really had something important to say, and you chose not to hear.

Listening is a learning process. It's not something that's inherited or in the genes. It has to be taught. And it should be taught from a very young age.

Because, I believe, listening to someone, just might prevent them from having  low self-esteem. And listening to someone, just might help that person achieve their goals, And listening to someone, just might prevent that person from doing something, that could have consequences.....and listening to someone, just might show that person, you really care about them.

Yes listening is a powerful tool.

So for me LISTENING, will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Had a nice afternoon with my teens. We had a little party out on the pavilion of the library. The only bad thing, it was unbelievably hot.... yes I know summer is suppose to be hot, and I really don't mind hot, but humidity, I do.

But we still had a great time. My teens are the best. They are talented and write extremely well.  And dI wouldn't be surprised if they become famous authors one day.  Hope they remember me.. lol..

Afterwards, went home, put on some comfortable cloths, and rested for a little bit, that is until I had to make dinner.  

Now that dinner is over, I'm sitting on the couch, writing on my blog, and finally relaxing.

Now it's time to say, dear blog, I will hopefully have something more fantastic to say tomorrow, if not, at least it will write something, I'm sure...


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/watching Julie/Julia again

I'm watching Julie and Julia, probably for the 4th or 5th time.    

Julia Child made cooking look easy, and lots of fun.  She bought the best produce and meats, and had all the time needed, to make those fantastic meals.

And I for one, might not be the best cook like Julia was, but I've done my share of making good meals. And yes, I've cooked my share of meals that wasn't up to par, but who hasn't.... right?

But let's be realistic. The average woman, after working all day, and taking care of children, just don't have time to make those fantastic meals.   Especially when the price of food is constantly rising. making it  difficult to cook those healthier, and nutritious meals.

That's why fast food places, and making quick meals for dinner, have become so popular.

And Julie, who wanted to be a writer, and became one. She Wrote her blog about her adventures in cooking from Julia Child's cookbook. Proving that she can complete something, she started. And as a writer, I can also relate to that..."It's much easier to start something, then to finish something"  And Lord knows, a writer is constantly starting over and over again.. A writer, is their own worst critic. Their work is never good enough, that's why they have to know when to let go...

Yes the film Julie/Julia is always refreshing to watch, and therefore will always be


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/a writer stirs up the pot

Tuesday and the weather promises to be a hot and humid one.

So today I've decided to stay indoors and finish writing that story I've been working on for a couple of months now.  It's only 700 words, but still a challenge because it's about something personal in my life.

When a writer decides to tell their story about certain incidents in their life, it brings back memories some  good, while some are not. And frankly who wants to stir up the pot. But stirring up the pot is what a writer does. They allow their feelings to be exposed. Because someone out there who reads their story, will know if the writer is genuine or not. Regardless if you write non-fiction or fiction.

Readers know when certain facts in your story are right or wrong. After all a writer can't say the Empire State Building is in Washington D.C when it's in New York City.

Writers have a certain responsibility to their readers. Because just like any other artists, they play a big part in society's way of thinking. They can change your mind or not. They can make you a believer or not. they can destroy someone's life,..or not

They can fictionalize a non-fiction situation, and make the reader believe it comes from a  writer's imagination. And most of it does, but still facts do play a big part in stories.   Unless it's Fantasy.  But still I believe even writing Fantasy, there is some sense of truth, in what the writer says.

Yes being a writer, is a wonderful talent to have, and it's also a very responsible one at that.

And that's why I love to write. Because if I can help one person, or one situation, or bring some joy and happiness to the reader, then I've achieved my purpose, and to me that spells success.

Writing for me, will always be, FOREVER YOUNG

Monday, July 4, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/recipe for life

Recipe for Life:



In a large bowl put in some humor
mix a large portion of laughter
then toss it all around
add a touch of smiling to complete the task
then sprinkle it all around you

now you've just made one fantastic dish
for yourself

So whenever life is getting you down
just take out this recipe
and start the process all over again.

Because the recipe for life will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Friday, July 1, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/thank you again...

I just looked at all the posts I've written since the New Year.  There are 155 entries. So far my blog has drawn views from US, Australia, France, Iran, Germany just to name of few.

So thank you for tuning into my blog. It doesn't go unappreciated. If you care to leave a comment, please do so on any of the blogs I've written. And if you want to become a follower, feel free to do that as well.

The last two days I haven't written anything. But will start again at the beginning of the week. So please enjoy this holiday weekend.  Have lots a fun and be safe.


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/day of incidents.... you just may have a laugh or two..

Today started out just like any other day, except for one incident. Okay maybe two.  I still think I missed my calling as a comedian.  I would certainly be a natural.

Well this is what happened. (the first incident) My husband and I went to WAWA. When he got out of the car, for some reason the lights near the visor wouldn't shut off. So I got out of the car to check the driver's side. But when I went to open the door, it was locked. So I went back to my side and yes you guessed it, that door was also locked.

Now what do I do. My husband was in the WAWA, and I was locked out of the car, of course my keys and pocketbook were also locked inside.... I tried not to panic, I really did... and I succeeded until my husband appeared.

I told him, we were locked out of the car. It's not my fault. I don't know what happened. And since this is a new car, well 2009, and I've only owned the car for two weeks....I'm still learning how everything works.

So now my husband is just leaning against the car. He still can't believe what happened, while I searched frantically through the book, that I managed to get out of the glove compartment, because I left my window half-way open.

I think the code numbers were somewhere in the book, but of course I was wrong. I never wrote them down.  The salesman told me that if I left my keys in the car by accident, there is a code number I can use to open my door.... Is there a genie around to grant my wish???

Then suddenly like magic, I remembered the numbers. The door opened and we were on our way.

I still don't know how both doors locked, a mystery I'm sure will never be solved. Unless it happens again, which I hope it doesn't..

Now the second incident, although not as dramatic as the first.

We were riding down the road, and suddenly my cell phone rang.  Looked inside my pocketbook, no cell phone. Yet we kept hearing it ring.  Now mind you, I wondered how my cell phone jumped out of my purse, and landed somewhere on the floor.  Since I remember putting my phone in the zipper part of my bag,

When we got to our destination. My husband got out of the car, and started looking for my phone and so did I, when suddenly I felt something in my pocket.  Yes you may laugh.  Because it was my cell phone
Funny my pocket didn't fell like it was ringing.

Needless to say I need a very long vacation. A well deserved one at that. But as reality has it, my vacation will probably turn into three or four days tops...  At least that's our goal for the summer. Or will it be the fall.... who knows, at this point, I just want a glass of wine, and forget how this day began..

So I'll mark this day, as something I don't want it to be, FOREVER YOUNG.

Monday, June 27, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/the good old delete button

The good old delete button.

When I read or type something on the computer, and I want to get rid of something, all I have to do is touch the delete button, and like magic everything disappears.

Or when I receive junk mail, and I mean junk mail, all I have to do is touch delete, and it's gone. Unfortunately, it re-appears again and again and again, and I hit the delete button, again and again and again. It's like fighting a losing battle with no winner in the end.... Because how does junk mail know, I'm deleting it every time it appears. It doesn't.

And I wish there was a delete button that would wipe away my bills, worries and frustrations.

Or a delete button that would change my mood from miserable, to happy.

Yes the good old delete button. If only I had the power to change the world with a touch of a finger.

I would delete war,  poverty unkindness and disrespect. And replace it with peace, richness, kindness. and respect.

But since my delete button doesn't have that capability, I will keep working hard, and pray that everything I mentioned above, will someday become a reality.

A big goal, but not impossible to achieve.

So for me the delete button will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Working on a story about a past love. Well actually it was puppy love. But to a nineteen year old, it felt like the real thing. Then of course, I met my husband, and really knew the meaning of true love.

And that's about all I have to say today.  Because it's Saturday, and I'm being lazy. So hope everyone who is reading my blog, enjoys the weekend, and have lots of fun.

And thanks to all for following my blog. You just never know what I'm going to say or write about next.

For me, I'm just going to chill out and read a good book, and of course work on that story of mine.


Friday, June 24, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/my visit to the doctors

My trip to the doctors was pretty interesting. It's been some time since my last physical, It's been almost two years since my last check up. Yes I know you should go at least one year, but I just don't like going to the doctors, does anyone?

The doctor came into the room, asked some questions and then took my blood pressure, which I haven't taking medicine for in over a year, (my choice), and you know what, my blood pressure was down... My diet and eating habits have changed, which brought down my blood pressure.

Now I'm not saying no one should take blood pressure pills, Everyone's body is different..... But I decided this was best for me, since the pills were making me sick.

So now it was time for my EKG.  What do you think happened?   You'll never guess. I was all hooked up to the machine, but when the medical assistant looked at the results, it came out in a straight line. and it should have being going up and down etc...We both laughed, "Maybe I'm a robot, I said, after all robots don't have a heart." and then laughed again.

But after three more times, the results still came out in a straight line. It can only happen to me... Now I was beginning to think if I was alive or not. lol But I was still breathing, thank God.  

Finally after the fourth test, the machine finally kicked in, which re-affirmed my belief that I really do have a heart.  Although for a moment, it gave me quite a scare. I was beginning to wonder if I really existed .lol.

Therefore my heart and me will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Thursday, June 23, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/ my outing with my mom and the seniors

Had a nice day with my mom yesterday. One of her friends won a free party for ten plus guests, at Hooters, if you can believe that.

So my mom asked me to come with them. Mine you, I was the only young person on this bus other then the bus driver, who was taking us to the Trop.

It was great watching these seniors enjoy their wings and pitchers of beer, that's right beer. Even seniors drink beer especially with wings, which can make you pretty thirsty.. And they also ate onion rings and french fries.  Now that's a lot of fry foods and grease for the seniors, but at their stage in the game, so what, they enjoyed every ounce of food that came their way.

I for one just enjoyed the experience. They were funny, happy, and they had more energy then some young people I know. So being a senior is not so bad, after all it's just around the corner for me....well not just around the corner, maybe a few blocks away, okay maybe a couple of miles, but I'll be there someday and hopefully I too, will have the spunk and energy they have.  God Bless the Seniors..

Therefore that's why I'll always believe, seniors will be FOREVER YOUNG.  If not in body, then in  mind...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/another coffee story

Another coffee story.

My husband loves coffee. In fact he loves it so much, that if there's coffee left over from the night before,   he just heats it up in the microwave. ugh... I can never do that. I can't even eat leftovers from the night before. It's just something in my nature that won't allow me that luxury.  Nothing against others who do like leftovers.... my husband makes the perfect subject for that test.....

Now back to the coffee... Whenever he travels through the house, no matter what time of day, I can see coffee spots from one end of the room to the other. At least I know what direction he's heading. It's either downstairs to the basement, or out the front door. And then there's the backdoor.  But if he walks outside on our two acre property, well there you got me... he could be anywhere..

But thank goodness for Pergo floors. At least the carpet doesn't have to be cleaned everyday. And outside the grass just absorbs the coffee spills, seeping deep in the ground, invisible to the eye lol...

Still it's somewhat annoying. Especially if I just woke up and notice the spots immediately. And since I didn't have my first cup of coffee, which I so desperately need to energize my body, doesn't make for a very good re-action.

But I've endured this situation for many, many years,  So I just gently chastise my husband because it's just not worth bickering over. And frankly, I rather see those coffee spills, then not see them, just to know my husband is still around....

So coffee spills and my husband, will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/waltzing Anna

The other day I was surfing through the free movies and came across the title Waltzing Anna. I've passed by this title many times, thinking I wouldn't like it, nothing like pre-judging.  So I decided to take a chance, and if I didn't like it, I could always click it off, like magic.  Now I know those words are in a song.

The movie was made in 2006....I  did recognized some of the older actors and actresses such as Pat Hingle and Betsy Palmer.  Thought okay, maybe it has some good moments... but for the first five minutes I didn't know if I was going to stick around, but then the story started to get interesting.

I don't want to say too much, in case you want to see the film.

It's about two doctors who take advantage of the senior medicare system, and how one doctor got caught and was sent to a nursing home to do time. Then something happened that made him question his priorities... And that's all I'm going to say, well almost. It's a love story as well.

And now why am I talking about this film. Well to begin with, it made me think about getting old, and what would happen to me. It also made me laugh, seeing the bright side of getting older, and It made me cry, because it was sentimental, and knowing that one day I will be one of them. It was a very realistic film.

And I not only watched this film once, but twice and you know what, I'm going to watch it a third time as well.  Therefore, so much for pre-judging, that will teach me.  

And an on going lesson, Never Judge a Book by its Cover..

Growing old is staying FOREVER YOUNG.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/so many things to do..

Okay there isn't much to say today. After all it is Sunday. A day to gear up your mind for the week ahead.

So many things to do and so many things to accomplish. I wonder just how much I will get done this week. I'm just tired of thinking about it. In fact, I'm tired already.

But a reality it is, and after all it is a brand new week. So who knows what's in store for me. Maybe nothing and maybe something, let's just hope it's good because honestly I can't take anymore negative energy from the outside world.

Too much negativity going on, and this brings down the energy level. Imagine if everyone generated positive energy. What do you think would happen.

Now that would be something..... so I guess this is all I have to say.

and for all you fathers out there, Happy Father's day because that will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Saturday, June 18, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/up at the crack of dawn

Saturday and looking out the window, I can't tell if the sun is going to shine or if it's going to rain or if it's just going to be an overcast day, but whatever it is, I'm up too early to care.

You would think on a Saturday I could sleep late, but no, just like any other day I'm up at the crack of dawn, and then I just remain in bed with one eye open, and the other eye closed searching through the channels on my television, as if I'm really going to watch the show. lol.  Or maybe in my other life I was a rooster... lol..

But all I really want is  to find something to watch, that would put me back in la la land... but unfortunately it never works, and finally I have to get out of bed.

Yes Saturdays, is a day when you should get the house in order. Do all that cleaning that you didn't have time for during the week. And let's not forget the pile of laundry that are just begging to be washed, so they can be placed neatly in the drawer and ready for your family to wear.

And then you finally can relax until something else catches your eye, and once again you're up and running until the job is done. But is it ever done.

No matter if your children are grown and out of the house, a woman's work is never done. You have one adult person that makes up for three or four kids. In fact, they are worst then kids. Because you can tell the kids to pick up their things and they might resent it, but in the end they do it, but a husband or boyfriend, never.

You're their personal maid.... gee I wonder how much maids get paid these days. Probably not

Oh well I guess for me Saturdays will never be FOREVER YOUNG.

Friday, June 17, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/Father's special day

Well it's been a slow week. And yet the weekend is already here. How do you explain that?  Where did the time go, and yet you wonder why I might say it's been a slow week.  Well it wasn't the time, it was just getting things done.  And still I haven't done all the things I wanted to do....oh well, there's always another hour, day or year, lol...

But  let's get back to the upcoming weekend, because it's not just an ordinary weekend, it's Father's Day.

Father's play a big role today in  raising a family. In fact, there are many father's who either work at home, or have been displaced from the workplace and are staying home with their children while the wife goes to work.  My how times have changed. It certainly does take two people to work today, but if
one can't, then the other has to pitch in..

Have a beautiful and wonderful weekend, because they will be your memories of tomorrow.

And for those who have lost their father's my prayers are with you, because like you, my father has passed on..

FATHER'S DAY will always be forever.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/men and women will always be....

Are there are times when you feel like screaming so loud, that you wish the whole world could hear you.

I do. Just so I can feel all that anxiety leave my body and dissipate into thin air.  And then I would like to burst out with a big laugh...... but of course everyone would think, I've lost my mind.

But the reason I would like to scream, is because, Men drive me crazy. No matter how old you are, or how long you've been married, or been together,  sometimes they just drive you absolutely nuts.

You continually ask yourself, "am I sane."   Am I a losing my grip on reality, What can I expect to happen next. Hell, does anyone want those kind of surprises. Not me..... but life is full of them...and unfortunately will always be..

So I quote the book titled, Men are from mars and woman are from Venus, or is it the other way around. lol... because I  believe from the beginning of time, men and women see life through a different looking glass.

A man might see woman as loving and caring, but very unreasonable, and a women might see a man as loving and caring, but very egotistical.

Ah, yes relationships are definitely complexed, and probably will always be, because that's what makes us different, and that's what makes the world go round...and yes I know I repeated this..

Still I wish it was perfect world, with the perfect man, and have all the perfect things in life.
Thank goodness I can still DREAM....

so for me men and women relationships will always be FOREVER YOUNG.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/my teen writing group

Well the day has come when some of my teens have graduated from High School, and will now plan their next big step, College.

I was reminded last night, how many years they've been with the group. Some for four years and others for five.  I couldn't believe it.  Where did the time go.

When I started this teen writing group,  (the writing force)I didn't know how long it would last... but it has and hopefully will continue....  because I have other teens who have been with the group for one and two years, and others just a few months.  And soon they too will graduate and go off to college, and if not college, then off to other great adventures....

I'm so happy to have  had a chance to see these young girls and boys grow into fine young adults.  I will miss them so much, and hope they stay in touch.

So congrats to my seniors.... best of luck in all you achieve....

And for me they will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/I will always try to see the brighter side of life

I write this blog because I love to write, and I love to share my life, ideas and what I think. I want to have a blog that's lighthearted as well. I don't want a lot of drama, even though life can be that way. But we have the newspapers, tv and radio for that. You can get plenty of drama through these likely sources.

Now I know life "isn't a bowl of cherries", another saying. But you can try to make it that way, if we look at situations in an entirely different perspective. For no matter how serious something is, there is always a brighter side to it,  with an outcome you least expected.

That's what I've been telling myself all these years, and you know what, it got me through plenty of difficult and hard times, and still is today.

So for me, no matter what, I will always try to see the brighter side of life. FOREVER YOUNG.

Monday, June 13, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/Saturdays and Sundays

Woke up this morning and you know the old saying, "on the wrong side of the bed," so I'm hoping as the day progresses I'll be on the right side once again. lol.

I just don't like waking up miserable. I'm usually a happy person in the morning, and like to begin the day with a smile.

But I know it's Monday, and the ritual begins by watching and listening to the news. and how it presents itself with so much negativity. And then to top it off, you're mind just doesn't shut off by thinking of all the situations and problems, and then wonder how you will make it through the day.

And yes I know I don't have to watch the news, but unfortunately, it's a necessary evil. You need to know what is going on. You can't run away from life either.

So that's why I made a pact with myself. I don't watch the news on Saturdays and Sundays, because I want to feel free. I want to believe that nothing is wrong. And the fact that my body and mind needs a rest from all the turmoil that is going on in the world. I just want to  take a little time off, and enjoy this great life, that I was blessed with ..

"Life is beautiful" another saying.  There are many things and people in this life that are beautiful...and of course there's the beauty of nature, and the singing of birds, and most important, being with the one's you love, and that's why I've given myself permission to take two days off from the news, so I can enjoy what I have.

Therefore Saturdays and Sundays will always be FOREVER YOUNG.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/to thy own self be true

Did you ever try to juggle so many things at one time, and somehow you got lost along the way.  You lost track of time, or you forgot to do something important, because something else presented itself that needed your immediate attention.  And whatever was important to you at the time, was totally pushed aside.

And of course the old saying is, "the first thing to go is your mind," and it doesn't matter if your twenty-nine or ninety-nine. Okay there I'm exaggerating a bit, but I think you're allow to loose your mind at that age,  in fact you probably earned it...  But you get the idea.  Too many things to do, too many people wanting a piece of you, and you're only one person.

But there is another saying "To Thy Own Self Be True."  How often are we true to ourselves. The million dollar question?

So I've decided  to take a back seat  (and no, not in my car.. lol..) to re-evaluate myself and my priorities. I want to discover who I am, and what my likes and dislikes are, all over again, regardless of how much time has gone by.

Because I don't want my mind to think one way, and my heart the other way... I want to be in unison with both of these great characteristics of myself. Who knows, I might be very surprise of what I find, then again I might not be.

But another great saying, "It's never to late to learn"...

So for me discovering myself all over again, is going to be FOREVER YOUNG

Saturday, June 11, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/still making memories with my mom

Good news.  My mom's tests came back negative.  She's in better shape then I am. lol.

Not bad for a woman who will turn eighty-eight.... She has that good Italian stuff in her and stubborn as can be. And she's always right, even if she's wrong, but you got to love her.

My mom was and still is my role model. I'm strong willed because she is.
And this is a good trait to have especially when you're going through rough times, physically and mentally.

Yes my mom and I fight like mother and daughters do, but you know what, that's what makes our relationship so great. We fight. We laugh. And yes, WE sometimes have great conversations.

But you have to remember, she's from the old school, and has a remedy for everything, and I'm not just talking about medicine, but everyday problems and situations. And don't get me wrong, I do appreciate her input, except she  still thinks I'm still a little girl and can't handle things for myself, and I'm way over um um... well I'm not going to say how old I am, but I think you can guess. lol..

I'm thankful to God, she's still here to banter with, and I will always treasure the memories we are still making today.

So for me my mom will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Thursday, June 9, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/writing stands for passion

When you want your manuscript published or produced, the waiting game begins. One month turns into two, then three and then after six, you might as well say, bye, bye, their not interested.

In the meantime, your aging quickly.

And because rejection is hard to swallow, and I begin to procrastinate, and ask myself, over and over again,  "is anyone ever going to look at my material?"

But because I love to write, and it is my passion, then I will continue on this path. Unless I decide to quit. Which I don't anticipate. But  I have to admit, there are times when I just want to give up, and then I remind myself, of all the reasons why I love to write.

So, I will continue to write until I'm ninety-nine, or maybe to a hundred and nine, well that's getting a bit unrealistic, but not impossible.

Because whether it is on my blog, which actually helps me with the writing process. I will continue to develop more story lines, but mainly in my mind, because that's how it works for me. Then once I've figured out what I want to write about, then it's to the computer. Writing notes, etc. to formulate my story. . And yes, my goal is to get published, but then again, my goal is also fulfilling a need inside of me. And if I have to say, what's more important, I would say ME.

I know, in this world, there are so many gifted and talented people, trying their best, to get their work recognized. And it's sad, because some will never have that opportunity, while others will flourish in the industry.

But if they truly love to write, like I do, then they'll never stop. And they won't let anyone, or anything  stand in their way, of doing the one thing, they like to do, and that is to WRITE..

And it will be an added bonus, when one day, a letter appears in the mailbox saying, "we like to published or produce your manuscript."

So for me, writing will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/I finally said goodbye to my car of ten years

Well I finally said goodbye to my car of ten years. It was heartbreaking.

My car became a part of my life. It went through the good and bad times with me, and vice versa.

Many times I've sat in my car and laughed, cried or just shouted out in anger or frustration.

My car was my confidante.  And my friend.

It fitted my personality. We worked well together.. But unfortunately age has finally caught up with it, and this time I couldn't put my car back together again. I really tried, but in the end it was like fighting a losing battle.

So drying my eyes, I gave my car one last look, and said goodbye. I thanked it for all the wonderful years we had together.
And now I hope this new car, will also become my loyal friend.

So for me my car will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Monday, June 6, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/the turtle in my backyard

A turtle was in my backyard. At first I was afraid. And yes I know, how can I be afraid of a little turtle, well I'm afraid of snakes too. And I didn't know if it was a snapping turtle, and didn't want it to bite me.

But of course my husband assured me, it was a box turtle, and harmless.

So it seems this turtle has become a part of our family, only it lives outside. No matter where my husband places the turtle, he or she keeps coming back. And they say turtles are slow, but I believe their faster then we think they are.  Whose fooling who?

And it seems my dogs Clyde and Ralph, are also curious about this unknown visitor, and how it landed on their turf. Yet they still welcome this turtle, and hopes he stays around to play with them for awhile. Of course they didn't tell me that, but every time I let them outside, the first thing they do is track that turtle down. And wouldn't you know it, they always seem to find him. But the turtle doesn't want any part of Clyde and Ralph, and hides his head inside his shell, whenever they get too close.

Yes this turtle has found a home, at least for now. And frankly I don't want him to leave. Now of course I'm assuming it's a he, but it could be a she and is just looking for a safe place to nest..... do turtles nest I don't know..... only time will tell.

So for me this box turtle will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Sunday, June 5, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/I would like to see

I would like to see inner beauty, instead of physical beauty.

I  would like to see good, instead of evil.

I would like to see smiles, instead of anger.

I would like to see patience, instead of impatience.

I would like to see laughter, instead of tears.

I would like to see happiness, instead of sadness.

I would like to see success then failure.

I would like to see kindness, instead of meanness.

I would like to see understanding, then misunderstanding

I would like to see knowledge instead of ignorance.

I would like to see common sense, instead of naiveness.

I would like to see compassion and warmth, instead of coldness and disinterest.

Yes I would like to see the world through rose colored glasses, but I know this is an impossible dream, my fantasy, but then again I can still hope.

So for me I would like to see, will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Saturday, June 4, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/nothing much to say today

Missed a day, and I guess that's going to happen once in a while..

And the fact that there's nothing new to report, doesn't warrant an interesting entry on my blog...

So, it's now Saturday and the sun wants to come out, but it's playing peek a boo with the clouds, so it keeps you guessing.  Will it be a sunny day?  Will it be a cloudy day?  Or will it end up being both. I choose the latter.

And now that we got the weather out of the way, for me, it's just one of those lazy days. And there's nothing much to say.

I'll end my writing now, and hopefully I'll have more to say tomorrow.   You just never know what kind of story lurks behind the mind and imagination. Reality doesn't hurt either..

Over and Out,


Thursday, June 2, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/life is full of paper

Life is full of paper, that's right, paper.

All the papers you find in your house, or office. In your pocketbook, wallet or wherever else those sneaky little papers might be hiding.

And while you're tearing up the papers you don't need, more papers pop out at you. Then suddenly you stop because you see a piece of paper you've been searching for since last week, and now that you've found it, it's too late, oh well, what's done is done..

Still you have to laugh....Because It's like the never ending story, only it's the never ending papers.

And even though we are in the computer era, and most of our work is done on the computer, what about the copies you need to make, or scan. What about the bills that keep coming in the mail, and what about the leases or loans that are made.

And yes, we know technology is great, but I believe no matter what society invents, paper will always be a necessary part of our lives, and our security. We need to feel and see what's in front of us. We need reassurance that all is the way it should be.

Paper also proves where we were born, and how old we are. and yes even the dreaded medicare card. Not to mention your social security, driver's license, and insurance card.  And let's not forget the passport, if you want to travel overseas, or the most important voter's card, to prove which party you're associated with, and last but not least the library card, which you don't need but is a must, if you want take out that book you've been waiting to read for months, because it's free.

Yes I believe paper will never disappear. And if it ever does, it will be like losing a close friend.

But who knows, years and years from now, society might decide to imprint us with a mark, to prove who, and what we are.... let's just pray and hope it never comes to that, for Freedom is not just a word, it's a Promise.

So for me, paper will always remain FOREVER YOUNG

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/my car drama continues

It's a little late for me to writing on my blog, but here it is.  I wish I had more to say then the usual nonsense, and sometimes my days are just that.  Nothing to brag about that's for sure.

My car is almost on it's last leg.  I'm just thankful I can get my car in next week for the transmission, but in the meantime every time I get into my car, I pray it keeps running until then.

And then it's on to the radiator, and finally I can breathe...

next year I see a car in the works for me, but in the meantime, I love not having a car payment.  What a relief not to have one for the last ten years....oh well, good things do come to an end, but I'm going to drag it out for as long as I can.  Do you blame me?

Okay enough about the car.

And so I will end this entry, as just one of those days after the holidays.

I really need to remember to stay FOREVER YOUNG

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/Shirley Maclaine

Shirley Maclaine, is a beautiful successful actress, who has achieved many goals in her lifetime.

When I was a young girl,  my hair was cut short like hers. In fact people would often come up to me and say, "You know who you remind me of, Shirley Maclaine. And I in turn would thank them,. because she is one of my favorite actress.

When I did a play in Upstate New York, "Home Free"  many many years ago, I was told by an audience member how much I resembled her. Of course I can't sing, or dance  like her, and if they ever made a movie about Shirley Maclaine's life, I certainly couldn't portray her.  But I could play her younger sister.. lol.. without the singing or dancing that is..

And now I'm reading her book,  "I'm Over All That."  I honestly can relate to a lot of the things she is saying. I believe when you reach a certain age, that you don't take life too seriously.

When your young, it seems like the end of the world, or you're so carefree, that nothing seems to bother you. It only begins to affect you, in the middle age of life. Then as you get over that stage, and you're in the final chapter of your life, then you sit back and reflect and realize, you are all over that.

Therefore it's now time to reap the benefits of what life gave you, and what you took from it. Maybe you'll be happy with the results, or maybe not, but at least you survived. What more can one ask for.

So for me SHIRLEY MACLAINE, will always be a great artist, and FOREVER YOUNG

Monday, May 30, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/the weekend is over, another week begins

Well the weekend is over, and another week begins.  But today is a very special day, it's Memorial Day. A day to honor all those who sacrificed their lives, to keep us from harms way.

And for those who had their fun in the sun, get home safe and sound.  And if you had a quiet weekend like I did, then good for you, sometimes you need to reflect on your life, and what you need to do, or not do, whichever it is, as long as you're happy with yourself..

And hopefully the week ahead, will be a good one. I can handle that, and so can you..


Friday, May 27, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/Happy Memorial Weekend

Well it's finally here. Memorial Weekend officially will begin after 6pm. At least in my book  it does.
And it will be a beautiful and gorgeous weekend. For a change that is.

But it's not only a time to have fun in the sun. It's a time to remember our servicemen and women...
because  if we didn't have these young men and women fighting for our freedom, where would we be. where would our country be, and where would the world be.

Wouldn't it be great if everyone got along, and everything could have a peaceful ending. But as far back as I can remember, peace was the hardest promise to keep... and yet we still strive for it everyday, every hour, and every minute.

So I wish everyone a happy and safe MEMORIAL WEEKEND.


Thursday, May 26, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/my buddies, laughter and crying

Drama and comedy, go hand in hand.. 

And as you know there is more drama in life, then laughter.. therefore laughter needs to play a bigger part in our lives, even though in life, there is more to cry about...

But here's a little story..

When I was younger, I used to laugh and cry at the same time..And I was asked often, "how can you be crying and laughing at the same time."

Or they would ask me, which is it, "are you upset, or are you happy".... Well maybe I was a little bit of both, or maybe I just couldn't decide what I was feeling.

But frankly, there wasn't an answer.  I really didn't know, why I laughed and cried at the same time. It just came out that way....

So if  I was looking for sympathy and compassion, my laughter would make light of it..

But in the end, I chose to laugh. But I never regretted crying either..

And if you remember the old saying, "laughter is the best medicine," well, I also believe crying is also the best medicine.

Because when you cry, it releases the tension and stress in your body, and when you laugh, it also releases the tension and stress in your body.  And when you put both emotions together, you feel absolutely free, and can see your problems or situation, in a newer perspective.

I'm not a scientists or a doctor... It's just my own personal formula, because I've put these two emotions together, most of my life...

And I said most of my life because lately, the laughter is slowly disappearing, ..  and that's definitely a no, no.

Therefore  laughter and crying will always be buddies,.. and for me, these two emotions will always be


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/my prayers go out to all tornado victims

When I didn't have my blog to write in, it felt like I lost a friend. So it's great to be home once again.

I write my blog to be lighthearted, and have fun, and to bring a laugh or two to others who visit my blog. I didn't want to  talk about drama.But I need and want to take this moment, and say to all the families who have recently suffered through these devastating tornadoes,  in Joplin, Texas, etc..that my prayers are with you.

Each day we live on earth is a precious gift, because you never know what will happen next.

The old saying is " here today, gone tomorrow," has rung true for many of these families and friends...

Sometimes words are easy to say, but it's the action that proves you to be worthy of the words, that really count.

So for me all these families will be in my heart and prayers, and therefore will always be FOREVER YOUNG.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/is finally up and running.

Great news, My blog is now up and running. It's been almost a week since I couldn't post anything on it, but thought I would check once again, and long and behold, it's working, and now I can post...

So tomorrow, I will begin once again, on my blog FOREVER YOUNG

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/change is good

Have you ever been in one of those moods, when you just wanted to clean up house. And I don't mean washing clothes, or doing the dishes

For example, I just cleaned up my facebook page.

I joined facebook to network, but it turned out to be something else. And sorry to say, the networking never happened. But that's okay, it's just time for me to move on, that's all. No hard feelings. I wish everyone great success, and a great life..

Then I'm getting ready to downsize my house.  I will be putting it up on the market next June, but as you know the market isn't what it used to be. My kids are grown, and this house is perfect for a family. We just need a smaller place...with a nice backyard so my husband can still garden. He loves to do that..and of course a yard for our two dogs..

And I'm going to delete a part of my writing group, which is the adult group. Unless I get more people who are really serious about writing, then it's time to let go.  After all I've had the group for four and a half years.   But I will keep the teen group, for now. They seem to be more interested in writing then most....and if that begins to dwindle, then I will delete that as well.  I've also had this group for four and a half years, and I enjoy my teens very much. They make me laugh, and the time just flies, when I'm with them..

Change is good for many things. And at this stage of my life, that's what I'm doing. Changing. In more ways then one...And I like to believe for the better, not worse... at least that's my goal.

I 'm also telling others I will no longer be available to help them, yet we will remain friends as always..

Life passes us by so quickly, because we are so busy taking care of others, that we forget to take care of ourselves. but I have no regrets, because I've enjoyed that part of my life, and now that  I'm not needed in the same way, well it's just time to sit back and think of what I need to do, to make myself feel  happy, and fulfilled, and that's doing something I want to do, instead of what's expected of me to do..

So change is and always will be FOREVER YOUNG

Monday, May 16, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/I'm still here

I didn't go away, not just yet. So you can still look for my blog, it didn't disappear.  I'll let you know when my last entry will be.

But I enjoy writing about anything and everything, so who knows when I'll call it quits. Maybe when I reach my 1000th entry, then I can say that's it, I have nothing more to say.

Therefore, please continue to enjoy the little segments of my life, and others, and the stories that I might tell or not. And thank you again for your interest and I hope you continue to view my blog


FOREVER YOUNG/the writing process will always be

It's Monday again.   It seems to come around faster and faster doesn't it.

Well today I will begin the writing process, again....I will work on a story and then hopefully get some ideas for another script.

I am anxiously waiting to hear about my other script that has been sent in for a pitch competition, and my short story of Angelina's Heartfelt Journey, which has been sent out to a publisher.  Probably will send it out to another one as well...

Such a process this is. In this business all you do is wait, hope and pray that your work will be recognized and published. At this point it's not about the money, as much as the exposure of having your story in print somewhere other then your computer.

How many other artists out there are doing the same thing. I imagine many... and hopefully they will also break into this difficult but rewarding industry.  But in the end, no matter what happens, no one can take away your gift of words and how you put them together.

They are your stories to be told, and that can be very fulfilling in many ways.

so for me the writing process always remains FOREVER YOUNG

Sunday, May 15, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/thank you, for your pageviews

Thank you to all, who have been reading my blog. I hope I've given you some things to laugh about, think about, or just enjoy reading about.

It's Sunday morning and 7:45am.   I'm having my usual cup of coffee. And then the morning ritual begins. I turn on the news to see what's happening in the world. Then I check my e-mail, which most is junk mail anyway, some more interesting then others. And then I check my status on my blog to see how many page views I've had.

I didn't write my blog, just to see how many will read it, but you have given me the incentive, to keep on writing.   Thank you for your patronage.  

I enjoy making you laugh, especially if you're having a bad day. Or if you can relate to the kind of days I've had, or am having, that also makes me glad I'm writing. And if you just like to go down memory lane, hopefully my blog brought back many memories in your life as well.....or when I write about someone I admire, maybe you've learned a little more about that person's life, famous or not, and how they affected my life.

And by all means, feel free to comment on anything you've read about....I would really like to hear from you.

Have a great Day or Evening, wherever you live in this vast, vast world of ours.

And thank you again, because you make me feel, FOREVER YOUNG

Saturday, May 14, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/missed the last two days

Missed the last two days. Was visiting my cousin. Just had to get away from everything, and really didn't want to think about anything.

And to tell you the truth, I'm tired, and my mind can't think of anything to write about, even though I know there is plenty to say, I'll just have to put it off for another day.

Therefore, I'm making this entry to my blog a short one.

So enjoy your Saturday, and I will try writing again tomorrow....


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/competition will stir up memories

I'm entering a short story contest. The story line is about past loves. Well I didn't have too many of those, but there was one or two that I was smitten with, (which I'm only going to write about one).. that is until I met my husband, at the age of twenty-one, and really fell in love.

This competition isn't easy. It will stir up memories of the soldiers, who fought in Viet Nam. I lived in the city, and the naval hospital wasn't too far from my house.  As a young teen of eighteen, I would visit these fine young navy men.  It was a rude awakening for me, because many of these men were my age, or a little older. And they had lost an arm, leg, or both.  It was a sad time for many families.

But  regardless of their injuries, their eyes lit up,  and they smiled at me, just knowing someone, a complete stranger cared enough to visit them.  Many were far away from home. They talked to me about their wife's or girlfriends. And all they wanted, was to go home and see their mom, and their family.

So today, I will give my story a little more thought, painful as it is, but I have no regrets. because these men stood for courage, and they sacrificed so much, to make our world a better place to live in.

The story's not due until August, so I have plenty of time to reflect.

so for me, these navy men will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Monday, May 9, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/my car needs a transmission?

My car's transmission is sick, and I have to make it all better,  It's ten years old and I don't want to let go. But as you know, parts begin to wear and tear, as we get older.

But sooner or later, I know,  my car will start costing me plenty. But I'm desperately trying to save it, from the junkyard burial. So I'll do whatever I can, to keep that from happening.

Because as you know, I really love my car. It's reliable and steady, what more can I ask for.

Therefore,  I must hold my head up high, be strong, and confront the situation head on.

Because my day begins, and ends with a decision, about my transmission.


Sunday, May 8, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/happy mother's day to all

Today is a very special day. To all the mother's or soon to be mother's, I wish you a Happy Mother's Day.

Whether you stay at home, or go out with your family, just sit back and relax.  Enjoy this wonderful moment, when your loved one's want to show their love and appreciation, for all you've done for them.

And for those mother's who have passed on, just know your memories of them will live on, and your heart will always know the love they gave you, from the first day you were born.

As a mother, I  too, will take this time to  reflect. As I remember the day, when I was told, "you're going to have a baby." But in my case, my first born, were identical twin boys.  Then four years later, I was also blessed with a little girl.  I'm thankful to God, because they are my pride and joy.

So Mother's Day for me,  will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Saturday, May 7, 2011


Sorry I missed yesterday. But things in my life are kind of upside down.

I wanted to  think, and  then I didn't want to think at all, if that makes sense.  

So because my mind is full of marbles, I really can't think of anything to write, so I'll just leave it at that, and if the mood strikes, I will take out my trusty computer, and log into my blog, and if not, there is always tomorrow.


Thursday, May 5, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/celebrating mother's day

Mother's day is just around the corner.

Celebrating Mother's, who have given their love unconditionally, and have taken care of their family the best way they know how. Putting their children's needs before theirs. Only wanting the best for them, and working hard to give them everything they need and want.

As a mother, I don't want to see my children struggle. But sometimes a mother needs to step back and let their children find their own way. This is a very difficult thing to do, since a mother's natural instinct is to  help and protect their children, and make them feel better,  especially when they have a problem.

So I give them their space, and yet stay close by just in case.... after all I'm still a mother..

Because a mother's job is never done. Once a mother always a mother, there is no break, no reprieve, and I doubt a mother want's one. They loved to feel needed, and their proud of their children and their accomplishments, no matter how big or small.

And all a mother prays for, is that when their children leave home, they take one step at a time, and if they fall, just pick themselves up and start all over again. It doesn't matter, how long it takes... that's what life is all about.. doing things, the best way you can.

So for me, being a mother is a joy, a blessing and the best thing that ever happened to me, and for that I will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/the smell of coffee in the air

Coffee. The potent smell filtering through the air.  The liquid flowing through my body, waking up all my senses.

Reminding me of a time, when my mom's coffee was perking on the stove, as she prepared for work, and I for school. And even though I never drank coffee, at such a young age, it still made me feel warm and cozy inside. A sense of family time, even if only for a few moments.

And when something is bothering me, I make pot of coffee, and somehow it makes me feel better. It relaxes me, and I look at things in a new way. You could say coffee wakes up the channels of my mind, and the reality of life is a little less intimidating.

And no matter how the coffee is made, whether it's perked, electric or drip,  The feeling is the same. A feeling I've come home, even though I'm sitting at my kitchen table.

Many decisions are made over a cup of coffee. You get to know someone over a cup of coffee. The warmth and smell of the coffee makes for better conversation. A cold atmosphere becomes warmer with a cup of coffee.

Yes the smell of coffee brewing, makes life a little bit easier to handle,  You somehow get through the day, and accomplished some, or most of what you intended to do.

So for me coffee will always be FOREVER YOUNG


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/my uncle's dancing feet will keep moving..

My mom called, and told me my uncle's in the hospital. The man who imitated Elvis until he was 85. Well he's almost 89...  He had a mini-stroke, the doctors think.  The tests came out good... and he's doing just fine. You just can't keep a good singing and dancing man down.

So I called him up, and he sounded good, but tired.  You know these hospitals, you think you go in for a rest, but you need a rest when you get out, because their always poking you for something, or testing you for something, and when you're just about falling asleep, they come in a give you a pill, so you can go to sleep.  Okay, I'm just making fun, but as you know being in a hospital is not fun.

So uncle, I pray you'll be okay.  Because I believe nothing can keep you down, and as long as your dancing feet keep moving, and your strength and determination is still there, you will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Monday, May 2, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/one of those real dreams/never dull

I had one of those real dreams last night.  Most times my dreams come in bits and pieces, and then  I wake up not knowing the ending, but this dream was quick and to the point.

There were four people. Three men and woman. They had just robbed a place, and apparently I was the law.

They locked themselves in a house, which was located across from the Emerson Movie Theatre down the street., and there was also a hospital on the other side.

Somehow I managed to get into the house.  I had a partner, and we somehow managed to take them on. I left her in charged., while I searched for a phone to call 911.  Now here's the funny part. my cousin was standing by a tree talking to someone. I asked her to dial 911, and she looked at me as if I was crazy. Then she continued to talk on the phone.

So I went back into the house, and as I was going in, one man tried to escape and I shot him. grazed him really, but enough for him to back into the house. My partner had slipped on the job, wasn't paying attention.

Finally got a call through to the FBI.  Then tried talking to the four people, who really weren't strangers. They looked familiar to me, but don't ask me their names, don't know, remember this is only a dream...

There was a knock on the door. It was men dressed in uniforms. One of them tried to get the man I shot free, by using his influence, until the man in uniform realized there was nothing he could do.  Now the FBI came and the man I shot was laying in the tub for some reason, and they pulled him out. He wasn't hurt much at all.  And off they went.  

The End.  

But then I wake up and hear Bin Laden was killed.  and in my dream, men in uniforms, man shot..... but in my dream the guy didn't die..

What a weird and strange dream that was, and it seem so real.    I'm glad, the dream was completed, but if I'm going to dream, I would rather dream of something fantastic, like taking a limo ride, see a  great show, then off to a nice beach, drinking smoothies' or pina colada's.   But no, it's always got to be about some type of drama.... oh well.... at least my dreams are never dull.

That's it for now, dreams will continue to be FOREVER YOUNG.

Sunday, May 1, 2011


Did I ever tell you about the senior citizen complex my mom lives in. Well it's like a regular Peyton Place. For those who don't remember the tv series  Peyton Place, or film with Lana Tuner, and Hope Lang..  it's a story about a town where people knew everything about everyone, and who did what and where...... and you never know what's going to happen next.

And that's why I compare my mom's apartment complex to Peyton Place.  You just never know what to expect, from seniors.. so many incident's and funny mishaps.  And I will share some of these stories periodically on my blog. .... it should be pretty funny, maybe shocking, and definitely not boring..

Sort of gives you one hope, when I reach their age.   That life just gets pretty darn interesting.

Well that's it for now, pretty tired. Had a long day.... but tomorrow is another day....

So for me, it's goodnight for now....FOREVER YOUNG

Saturday, April 30, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/angelina's story finished, and out

Well, I did it. I mailed my story of Angelina Heartfelt Journey to the publisher today.  Now we shall see what happens.   And I will  also send it out to others...

He had a smirk on his face, as I walked up to him, then he said....... The beginning of a story, or maybe not... we shall see...

nothing more to say today.... until tomorrow



Friday, April 29, 2011


Angelina's Story is now finished, and I will now send it out tomorrow.

Other than that, nothing much happened today.  Visited my mom, and will be taking her food shopping tomorrow.  I still can't believe she is 87 years old, and so independent. Now I know who I take after.
I am truly blessed to have her, and truly blessed that she is healthy, in fact all my family. What greater gift then that.

And yes I complain like everyone else. And I have my moments when things just don't go the way I want it to, or someone doesn't do, what I think they should be doing. And most of all no one really listens....  So true to life, everyone has to learn the hard way, even though as mother's and wife's we always try to make everything easier.  Oh well, all I can say is, at least I try.  

So I guess this is it for today, see you all tomorrow. Hope you tune in.  You'll never know what I'll write about next..


Thursday, April 28, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/received an e-mail from an editor..

I'm pretty close to finishing revising Angelina's Story.... The name of my short Children's book is
"Angelina's Heartfelt Journey."

Should be ready to go out tomorrow to a publisher, and hopefully to another one next week. Then I'm going to work on  another story which should be finished soon.

My next project writing a screenplay.  If it's only for myself, that's okay, but at least I'm going to start, and that is the important part.

I received an e-mail yesterday from an editor, asking me to write for their website. Articles of any interest, of course there is no monetary gain, but it was an honor just to be asked.  Not sure if I'm going to do this or not.  I really don't write articles....,, But there will be lots of publicity, which is always a good thing... Right?

Well, that's about it for now. Just got up a few minutes ago. Didn't get much sleep because the winds were howling  outside, like you wouldn't believe.

 It's sad to see so much damage and lost of life from all these tornado's in the South.. Nothing really prepares you for such disaster. Even though the weathermen try their best to warn everyone, it's still something of disbelief when it actually happens.

When I was a little girl, I lived through a tornado. Walked to school, was glued to the fence and couldn't let go, until a very nice man pried my fingers loose from the school yard bars, and led me to safety inside the school.  I will never forget that day.   He will always be a hero in my eyes.

As always memories will always be,  FOREVER YOUNG

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/revising Angelina's story

Well today I will go to my other trusty computer and work on my story.  I've never written a children's book and this one is based on a mother's journal about her baby girl who is sick. It's only eight pages long, and hopefully if published will have a great artist for the illustrations.

It's tricky, because I' m not in the medical field and don't want to appear that way. So I've written Angelina's story (the baby's name) in her point of view. I't's written  in a simplistic, lyrical tone...

Now I've already sent the story out, and I know the way it was written, probably didn't meet with a positive reaction, so I am revising the story, polishing it up and sending it out again.  But sooner or later I just have to let it go, or I'll wind up throwing it in the garbage.  And I don't want to do that, since this story is important to share.  It can be read by seven year olds, and read to 4-6 years olds as well.

Okay, now that I've said that, I will have another cup of coffee, to wake me up of course, Then get started and hopefully  send it out by tomorrow, but as everyone knows, this is a tough business.

that's why I produced and filmed my own scripts.  One of them won two awards, and was aired on PBS.

So for now, I will leave this laptop and visit my desktop.  I know, I know, why not write the story on my laptop, well it's an apple and it doesn't have microsoft word, and that's what I like to type on.... Sorry apple... I'm really not a traitor, after all, my blog is written everyday on your computer....  


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/a writer's life is lonely, or is it?

A Writer's life. is lonely.  Or is it?  And my answer is No.  Because a writer has their characters, to keep them company..

A Writer communicates with their characters.

A writer determines their characters outcome,  They can make their character lovable, kind, rich, poor or famous. Because the writer controls their destiny.

A writer, has fun with their characters. Putting them in all kinds of situations. ex. peril, comedy, and drama.  But whatever it is, the character never leaves the writer's side, that is until the author decides otherwise.

A writer is very important, because without the writer, there would be no films, tv shows, books, magazines, and newspapers. etc.. for people to read, or act...

Therefore, I am a writer. I enjoy being with my characters. They make my life seem  dull compare to theirs.  I can go on an adventure with them, and live through their eyes, and listen through their ears, and speak in their voice.

I love making my characters come alive.  They are my friends, and my constant companions, and when I'm finished with my project, I'm sad, because it's time to say goodbye..

That is until another story pops into my head, and I make new character friends.

So for me Writing will always be FOREVER YOUNG