Thursday, March 14, 2013


Isn't it cool when you've lost something and pray to find it and it shows up in the next place you look?

Thankful for that.   Found my smartphone. ^^

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Keeping an Average Head

You've heard of getting a big head, right?  Of course, everyone I've ever heard say it means it figuratively, and I mean it that way here, too. 

On a side note - my head is larger than average, but hey.

Something I've been struggling with lately is having a big head.  Hopefully, no one has noticed, since I think it's all been internal, but it's been something I've been thinking about.

There are many things I can do and do well, but what I need to remember is that it's not all me.  I didn't give myself any talents - I had nothing to do with that. God is the one who made me and He can take away any of my abilities at any time. Sometimes I wonder what would happen if I lost use of my hands. I'd feel useless, but it's not up to me.   I hope this makes sense.

Anyway. I'm going to try to be focusing on giving God credit for my talents and not myself.  Yes, the work I do is my own and I put a lot of hard work into it, but with out God, I couldn't have put the hard work in in the first place.

Sometimes I think He gave me dyslexia to keep me in focus and help keep my head an average size. If there's one thing that keeps me thinking I'm not all that, it's definitely dyslexia, I make mistakes because of it quite often.

Anyway. Back to working on Viral Execution.

I hope to post some pictures of a new sewing project soon, too, so keep a look out.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Gone Shootin'

I don't remember if I told you all that I got my gun carry permit a few weeks ago.   I also purchased a small handgun, but I wasn't very confident in using it - because I'm used to my dad's much bigger handgun. Mine is very  cute, but very small. Not very accurate after 5 yards or so (And no, it's not me, I'm a good shot. ;) )  

So I brought my gun down to Florida with me (After checking to make sure Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida all honor the TN gun permit (They do) ) and asked my police officer brother to teach me to shoot better. We went to a range near my grandmother's and fired about 90 rounds at paper targets. Yay, what fun.

I am definitely more comfortable with my gun now, and I think I'll be comfortable carrying it now, but first I need to get a holster! 

Do you like to shoot?

Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Florida Christian Writer's Conference

Remember I said I was going to a conference soon?

That conference ended today.  It's difficult to describe it. It's something that is hard to capture in words. Lots of fun, lots of work, late nights, hanging with people, learning new things, and helping out.

We started on Wednesday afternoon, checking people into the conference, making preparations, and just getting ready.  There was a critique group that night, I believe. People gathered around and read their works to each other and tell each other how to improve their work.

Thursday - classes began.  Authors, editors, and agents spoke  on various topics, teaching the conferees about those topics, and things like that.  When I explain the conference in such terms, it's hard to see how it's fun, eh?  But it is fun.  My job was the 'go-fer'  I ran errands, fetched things, and kicked the copy machine into submission.    The teachers needed handouts for their classes, and it was my job to make those copies. The copy machine liked to jam a lot.  About 10 - 20 times a day.  It became my job to fix it.  After awhile, I began to kind of enjoy it, believe it or not.

Each day continued similar to the next - I met many kind people who I was privileged to help serve in the small ways I could.   I spent any free time I had knitting scarves, and was able to sell them to some people.  I hope they like them. :)   I didn't get to get pictures of the scarves, though, because people purchased them before I even had them finished (and in some cases, started!)

 Now I'm back at my grandmother's house, and we're going back home tomorrow. My grandmother is riding up with us so she can visit her sister who lives about an hour away from us.

When I get back home I have many, many things to do, inncluding knitting 4 scarves, sewing 3 hats, 2 pocket books, 11 cockades, and 2 euro shams.  Oh, and my book. :) 

Have a lovely day