The Most Haunted Home in the US: The Myrtles Plantation
By     |    Oct 3, 2013
Posted in: Paranormal, Spirit Lady, Uncategorized     |    17 Comments

The Most Haunted Home in the US: The Myrtles Plantation

The Myrtles Plantation–Trip 1 In May 2008, my mom, Linda, and my two sisters took a trip to New Orleans. On their way home they decided to stay a night at the most haunted house in the US, The Myrtles Plantation. My sister, Celeste, was so scared that they left The Myrtles in the early hours of the morning to stay at a hotel down the road. Here are mom’s […]

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Advocating in the Hospital
By     |    Oct 1, 2013
Posted in: Advocating, Aging, Family, Parenting, Sandwich Lady     |    5 Comments

Advocating in the Hospital

This is a picture of my mom and stepson last Saturday. She’s doing great; and as you can tell, she is a fun, special, intelligent lady who is a real go-getter. On June 17, she went into the hospital for total knee replacement surgery. She was told she would be going home on June 20 with some  home health care and physical therapy after that. Well. . . as some […]

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Publishing According to Non-Writers
By     |    Sep 28, 2013
Posted in: Little Lady, Publishing, Writing     |    10 Comments

Publishing According to Non-Writers

I truly had a marvelously comical thing happen to me the other day. It was last hour and I was sitting in class talking to a friend of mine. I haven’t known this girl very long. We officially met last year, but only really started talking this year and getting to know each other. We were talking in class and she mentioned something I’d posted on Facebook (what exactly it […]

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Wake Up: Reality Gets Messy
By     |    Sep 26, 2013
Posted in: Spirit Lady     |    9 Comments

Wake Up: Reality Gets Messy

In September, school really gets going again, so I wanted to highlight some movies that really got the wheels turning for me. In previous weeks, I highlighted Bully, which scrutinizes a common social problem and makes us think about how we can deal with bullying. I Am examines the big existential questions like “Who am I?” and “Why am I here?” The final documentary I chose really made me think […]

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Helping My Parents with THEIR OWN DVD Player
By     |    Sep 24, 2013
Posted in: Aging, Family, Grandparents, Parents and technology, Sandwich Lady     |    10 Comments

Helping My Parents with THEIR OWN DVD Player

When I first started blogging about the Sandwich Generation, I shared a story about helping my dad put the cell phone on “vibrator.” Events with my parents (who are in their mid-70s) and technology seem to happen every day. My almost 3-year-old daughter has taught them all about Angry Birds, although Grandpa still can’t get the birds to go up–they fly flat, crash, and burn. But the best story lately […]

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On Being Publically Faithful
By     |    Sep 22, 2013
Posted in: Little Lady, Religion, Uncategorized     |    9 Comments

On Being Publically Faithful

A strange occurrence happened to me the other day in my public high school and it prompted me to write this blog post about being publically religious in a public high school. I was born and raised Catholic and went to Catholic school until eighth grade after which I entered the public high school near my house. Being religious was never a problem for me in a public school setting. […]

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Swag..What is That?
By     |    Sep 20, 2013
Posted in: Busy Lady, DIY & Crafts     |    8 Comments

Swag..What is That?

First I will define Swag per Webster Dictionary: Noun “Stolen Property”. That is definitely not how I use the word Swag. Another definition “A slang term used to describe free stuff and giveaways offered by vendors at trade shows to encourage attendees to visit their booth.” This definition better describes what authors Swag is. My own definition – Free Stuff! Swag can come in many forms. A lot of authors […]

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