Sunday, December 30, 2007

Twas the Day before Christmas

And nothing is done.

I have to do the laundry or I'll have nothing to wear.

My husband is at work,

and my kids are playing video games.

I'm thinking about all the wonderful things in my life.

I have an awesome husband, great kids and

friends and family who love and care about me.

I have a new contract on a book
and my career is looking bright.

No matter what I get for Christmas.

I have a great life.

Hope you have a wonderful Holiday season.

Love to you and yours,


Monday, December 24, 2007

Making New Friends

One of the things that we all have to learn to do is to make new friends.

With our move to Nebraska, I am finding the skill I had used so well in my comfort zone, is rusty. Meeting new people is something I have
always enjoyed, but forming friendship takes time and energy.

And where are these new friends hiding? Are they my new neighbors, the members of my yahoo groups, or are they hiding out at the gym?

For one thing, a normally vivious person, I'm finding I'm shy. Okay, shy for me.

But I haven't given up. I'm still continuing my search. Luckily my old friends are keeping me in the loop so I'm still connected to the world at large.

Also, with selling my second book to Amira Press, I am meeting new people on the Amira Press yahoo group.
It was a great Christmas present to get my contract for "Baby Decision."

Hope you are enjoying the Holiday season. Have a great week.

Love to you and yours,


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

What do they say about Assumptions?

Haven't all of us been told at one time or another to not assume any thing. Yet, again and again we do it.

Like assuming five cloudy days with snow on the ground wouldn't really bother us. After all, if you don't have to get out in it, why should you care.
Sounded good, in reality, I'm not doing so good with the white stuff. But lucky, we have sun today which has brighten my mood.

Or assuming that because you wrote a book, some one out there is going to want to publish it. This I think is the biggest for new writers. We are so proud of our accomplishment that we don't understand the real difference between writing a good book and writing a book that will sell (those two things aren't necessarily the same thing.)

But don't give up, the great thing about assumptions is they can also be wrong. Like not thinking a book would sell because it had been turned
down by one publishing house. Then, you get an email that another publisher wants to buy it. I'm thrilled to say "Baby Decision" my second book after
"Pregnancy Plan" has sold to Amira Press.

Merry Christmas. I wish all of you a great week.

All the best to you and yours,


Monday, December 10, 2007

Weekend Trend.

Hi, everyone.

For the last two weekends, the weather has decided to act up. Saturday, we got ice and snow. Not the best weather to be driving in, so we stayed in for the most part.

I'm missing California at the moment, the sunny, warm days. Now, I hear this coming weekend we are suppose to get rain and snow again. Welcome to Nebraska.

But wait, we have a new coach for our Huskers, so things will be getting brighter.

Also, the good thing about the weather being bad is I get more things done around the house, like all those boring chores that we all have to do. The college football games help to divert my attention when the iron called, so I was saved from that task.

Have a Christmas Party this weekend so rain or snow I will be getting out.

Hope you have a wonderful week.


Monday, December 3, 2007

Now I have to get to work.

After enjoying a nice meal on Thanksgiving, my husband and I tackled the disaster area which is suppose to be my new office. With Mike's help,I managed to get my book shelf up and my books out of the boxes.

Now, I have a place where I can write without interruption. For the last several days I have been just walking by and smiling, but today I get to put it to the test. Who knows with all that space I might not be able to get anything done.

Hope you have a wonderful week.


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi everyone,

I know no one is really reading this because I haven't posted in such a long time. So if you happen by. Have a great Thanksgiving. I am going to try to do better in the future.

I know you've heard it before, but if I keep saying it. Maybe it will happen.

Love to all,


Thursday, September 20, 2007

Life Gets in the Way

Hi everyone,

Over the last couple of months, I have been so busy with getting my website up and playing on my space. I haven't been blogging.

Hope to do better in the future.


Saturday, June 30, 2007

Power Flowing Through the Universe

Tap into the energy flowing around you. The other day I was watching the Kentucky derby. I could feel the energy from the jockey that won the race. He was excited, smiling and alive with energy. People stopped him giving him hugs, shaking his hand, hitting him on the back. The whole world watched his dream come true. We shared his joy, his excitement, his victory. I can’t tell you how this touched my heart. I couldn’t help but shed a few tears at the rapture on this man’s face.

"Tina, are you crazy?"

"Yes, I have been told that before."

But can’t you see how one man’s joy can elevate all of us. This power can be use to help you reach your dream. If you’re excited about something, passionate to make it happen, the people around you feel it. Some might resent it, but most want to be a part of it. The emotional charge a person gets from this type of dream realizing victory is contagious. It lifts us all to a better place.

By tapping into the incredible energy of happy events, we can gather the energy we need to realize our own dreams.

Homework: look for happy people, exciting events and joyous things in your life every day.

"Tina, you have rose colored glasses. These things don’t happen every day."

"Wrong, my dog gets excited every time I play with her. My husband tells me he loves me every day. (but then he is a saint). I see the miracle of my children growing up around me. Every little thing counts."

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Send Out Love

This is a test, a simple little test that doesn’t cost you a dime, or maybe with rising inflation a dollar.

The thoughts we have every moment of the day has a vibration. Others can pick up these vibrations and know how we’re feeling, our moods, that something is not right, or that things are going great in our world.

So why not use that magnetic power to add to the level of love flowing through the world.

It’s simple.

Next time you see some one, friend, stranger, co-worker send some love and good will toward them. A quick thought of:

"I hope John has a great day. He’s a nice guy and always makes me smile."

"That lady look sad, I wish something wonderful would happens to her to bright her day."

"Oh, what a cute couple, may they always be so happy together."

You’ll find when your send out love to other is this silent way, some of it will bounce back your way.

Homework: Send out thoughts of love and good will to ten people today. You might be surprise to get a few smiles of thanks from them.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Are You Happy?

You have the education, the right job, and you’re working your tail off. Why aren’t you happy?
Good question.

I read an article the other day in "Shape." It was talking about a woman that was going to take a new job. She told her teacher that it was the perfect job. If she put in her time, she could made good money, and could be very successful. After a few years, she planned to quit this job and move onto the job that she really wanted to do. The one that would make her happy, but for now she was going to put in her time and pay her dues.

Why can’t she be happy now?

Why can’t you be happy now?

Homework: write down several things that make you happy.

    Talking to your friends
    Playing with your kids.
    Getting some difficult task done.
    Hearing your boss say you’re doing a good job.
    Have dinner with your family
    Petting your dog.

Now, try to add them to your life. If you can’t eat dinner with your family, get up early and have breakfast with them. Put your energy in doing the things that make you happy.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Believe It and It Will Happen

This in a way goes back to my time management series. Setting goals, but at this point don’t worry about how you are going to achieve them. Just know what you want to achieve. In both the "Power of Positive Thinking and "The Secret", they talk about knowing what you want and believing you will achieve it. Feel it and know it to be true in every fiber of your heart.
In each book, they give you examples.

Well, here is mine.

Two years ago, I went to my first RWA national convention. Debbie Macomber was one of the speakers. She is a very inspirational person, who I have heard speak several times, but this time was different. She had pink index cards on everyone’s chair and had each of us write down our wish list of what we wanted to achieve as writers.

I wrote down six things.

After watching "The Secret" DVD, I was looking through my purse and found that pink index card that I’ve been carrying around now for two years and read it.

I was happy to see that I have achieved two of things on my list.

1. Get published.
2. Have a speaking event. (This is an event where I get to talk about my writing)

The first one as far as getting publish, I have been working for that goal for five years. The speaking event fell in my lap.

So was it because I had it as a goal? Or was it because I believed I would achieve it?

Personally, I don’t care. I’m just excited it happened.

Homework: get you an index card and write down a few things you want to achieve. Put it some place where you can look at it regularly.

Believe and succeed.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Forgive Yourself

Hey guys,

As you can see I've fallen behind in my posting. I have it schedule, and guess what, I didn't get it done.

Oh, well, let's get on to this week.

Will have some new by tomorrow.

Have a great week.


Friday, March 30, 2007

A Time Out

Just thought I would take a time-out here. Even though I am offering suggestions to help you manage your time better. This is something that I struggle with too. That’s why I started a series of blogs about saving time.

I have days that everything seems to be going great, and I’m on top of all my projects. Then there are the other days that I feel like a gun is being pointed at my head that’s about to explode.

If you have a time saving tip that you would like to contribute please email me. We can all uses another tip for grabbing the time monster by the throat.

Have a great week and take a minute to enjoy the special gifts in your life.


Friday, January 12, 2007

Breathing Test

This week I found myself performing the breathing test. Not the test to see how many drinks someone has had.

No, this is the one where you walk into your child’s room and listen for the sound of him breathing. Every mother I know does it.

With my son being sick, he is sleeping in the middle of the day. This is a rarity for him so I find myself going into his room every few hours. I know he is okay but I can’t keep myself from checking on him.

I guess it’s built into our genetic code. My mother did it with me, I do it with my sons, and I’m sure my sons will do it with their children.

Somehow I find comfort in this continuous cycle through the Ripples of Time.

Monday, January 8, 2007

Thank You, Romo

Football fans this weekend learned a powerful lesson in the closing plays of the Dallas game. Quarterback, Tony Romo, who was called upon to hold the football for the potentially game winning field goal, had the ball slip in his hands and he couldn’t get it down for the kick. Romo picked up the ball and tried to run for the touchdown.

At that point, our hearts were racing and we saw his desire to win, to not give up. Then as he was brought down before he could reach the first down or goal line, our hearts dropped and we tasted defeat with him.

As the picture of Romo alone on the field flashed across the screen, we shared his misery.
The rippling affect of this event had every sports newscaster talking about the pain of defeat. Yet, they didn’t jump on his back and call him names. Instead they offered encouragement and hope for the future by suggesting that he work harder and look at what he had accomplished this year. They pointed out that we all fail but the one’s that succeed get up and keep trying. This is truly a lesson that can benefit us all.

Thank you, Romo, for showing us even the best can have things go wrong despite their best efforts.

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

The Point of This Site

The current theory making news today is how we are six degrees from knowing everyone in the world. An awesome thought when you think about it for a moment. But the big question for me was if I’m six degrees from knowing everyone. How does my little life affect everyone else and how does theirs affect mine.

That was when I thought of Enjoying the Unique Flavors of Life, a blog site that explores how the people around us change our world and how we change theirs.

Is this rocket science? No.

Will it change the world? No.

It’s just one person’s idea of how to document the unique ebbs and flows of our life.

Come with me in to the hot, cold and sometime deep water of the world around us and discover the little ripples of changes that cause waves of new discovery.