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Look at the bright side…

Well, I haven’t posted anything for a while now.  I’ve been rather depressed.  There was an accident with my laptop; it slid off of the counter top while it was on.  In case you didn’t know…this is a really bad thing.  No harder than it had hit the floor, it really surprised me when I picked it up and it had a blue screen.  After I recovered from my momentary shock and swallowed the huge lump that had formed in my throat and threatened to suffocate me.  I proceeded to restart the computer.  It was running and my dread started to fade, but that faint feeling of hope was short lived.  It would only come up to the start menu.  It had two options to restart normally or manually.  I tried both options, but neither produced the desired outcome of seeing my homepage.

I decided to have someone look at it.  It took him about an hour.  He called with bad news.  Too many components had been damaged to retrieve any information, but he could salvage the computer; in his opinion it was worth fixing because of the kind of computer it was.  I told him that if the information couldn’t be retrieved that I wasn’t really in a hurry to fix it.  In the back of my mind I’m thinking..he only had it an hour.  How could he possibly come to this conclusion?  But he didn’t charge me for bad news. So I went for a second opinion.  Unfortunately, they came to the same conclusion, charged me forty bucks and lost my power chord. 

I’m still shocked, hurt, sad, but mostly furious at myself.  Of course I didn’t have an external hard drive that I had everything saved on.  That would have been too easy.  Every time I went to get one I would ask myself ‘What are the odds something will happen?’  Well, now I know.  A hard lesson learned.

Not only was my second novel on the computer, but a third I had started.  Worse yet, I lost all of my accounting information for the small business I co-own with my husband.  But the one thing that breaks my heart above all else is the countless pictures of my two beautiful daughters that can never be replaced. 

I’m a look at the bright side kind of person.  So, I’m trying to figure that out.

 
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Posted by on November 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Fall is coming…

I noticed that not only  are they changing colors, but the roads are also scattered with leaves.  Fall is almost upon us.

I just wanted to let everyone know that I am holding a free promotion for my book Wings of Hope.  You can download it on September 1st.   If you miss this opportunity, don’t sweat it.  I will hopefully be able to do another promotion sometime in October.

http://www.amazon.com/Wings-of-Hope-ebook/dp/B00D4GD8EW/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=1-2&qid=1377982271

 
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Posted by on August 31, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Tick Tock, tick tock…

Time.  As fleeting as a heartbeat or the blink of an eye.  When you want a moment to last, especially firsts–first date, first kiss, or later on in life…baby’s first words, first steps.  Time has no conscience and it can’t be stopped.  It is dependable and steady.  Even the times we wish away.  Embarrassing moments or classes that bore you.  Time will crawl; like a snail or the steady drip of a leaky faucet.     

Sitting in the Dr.’s office, waiting for dinner, standing in line to use the restroom at a concert….we wish time away.

Talking with friends, enjoying a visit with your grand kids, coffee with your sister…we dig our nails in and wring out every second until it has to end. 

So I wonder which is more fickle–time or human nature?

 

 
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Posted by on August 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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County Fair Time…

It’s that time of year again…the infamous county fair.  Although it may be small, there is no other that quite spells community.  You can’t pull in and exit your vehicle without seeing a friendly face, a smile, and a ‘how do you do?’.  You can enter a watermelon eating contest, a skillet throw, tractor pull or mud bog, or any number of talent/beauty contests.  There’s lively entertainment pretty much all day long that will keep you tapping your toes or swaying back and forth.  It’s impossible to ignore; almost contagious. 

There’s a livestock sale to benefit the FHA and 4-H members.  A smelly barn full of very vocal animals to tour and beautiful hand made quilts that will leave you in awe (these aren’t in the barn of course).  Lots of games to play if you’re willing to take a risk.  And don’t forget to take time to enjoy fresh cotton candy or funnel cakes.  It just wouldn’t be the complete experience without it.

Carnival rides for the kids amusement, a nice shady spot to cop a squat and rest, an opportunity to catch up with old friends or the possibility to make new ones.  It’s a wonderful week…fair time.  I hope everyone partakes.

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Another review…

I just wanted to share another review I received on my book. Made my whole day…maybe even my whole week.

Wings of Hope
by B.K. Pethtel (Goodreads Author)

Julie’s review
Aug 01, 13

Read from July 25 to August 01, 2013

I didn’t want this book to end. Just fabulous, starts off just in the real world then takes you to another world I can’t wait for the next book.

 
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Posted by on August 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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And the winner is…

Congratulations to Shelly from West Cavina, CA and Julie from Bury St Edmunds. Suffolk, GB.  They are the winners of my latest book giveaway.

 
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Posted by on July 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Another chance…

There are still a few days left to enter for a chance to win a paperback copy of my book, Wings of Hope, on goodreads.com

http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/56561-wings-of-hope

Good luck!!

 
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Posted by on July 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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