Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Hello! Yes, I am actually writing on my blog! The reason being, I have a new eBook that was published this week. The link is: Stranger In A Strange Skin, contains some new material, excerpts from Water Running Downhill!, and excerpts from my next book Empowering Your Inner Cheerleader!
I realize that eBooks are not books in print, although they can be. I am expecting the next book, Empowering Your Inner Cheerleader! to be both.
I also have a new blogger site,the Joan-Zone. With this site, I am planning to host someone, starting with every month, who strives to help women in some great or small way. So please let me know if anyone you know fits the bill!
The house in North Carolina should be finished at the end of the year. We should be moving up sometime in late winter, early spring, I think! I am excited and terrified at the same time!
Let me know if you know a dentist in western N.C. who needs a part-time dental hygienist!
Blessings to you and yours!
Sunday, October 2, 2011
You were kids then
Sizing each other up
She, granddaughter of a horseman
Singing “Landslide” with her cousins
The boys hooting and hollering outside
Throwing a football, laughing
Both of you exchanging looks, rosy
With the first flush of love
Somehow you made it through
The almost grown-up years, then
Into young adults, bonded
Holding together tightly
Love growing steadily into the,
“I’m here for you, always
You can depend on me”,
Kind of love
Today you enter into a new era
She the radiant cowgirl bride
He her knight/cowboy groom
May your wild hearts meld
And beat with joy as two
Become one, taking that first
Sweet kiss as man and wife
Branding one anothers lips
With your passion, as you hear
“Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present
Mr and Mrs. Matt Cross”
Congratulations Heather & Matt!
Joan Ellen Gage
Sunday, May 15, 2011
The construction will take a while, and the move won't be for a while. All these things will become more concrete as the house takes shape.
I treated myself to some quiet time with nature this morning. It was cool enough to sit on the porch and listen to the wind blow. There is nothing like communing with the great outdoors to stimulate creativity. May we all have time for ourselves like this.
May your day be blessed!
Almond eyes filled with canine wisdom
Peer into my soul
Content to be nearby
I rise, she follows
"Where are you going?"
Heart entwined with mine
Live long dog friend
Stay with me, always
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Before the move, I felt that I was so close to success, both Rob and I had good jobs and were financially solvent. We had a lovely small cottage and I had cleaning help for two years after back surgery. I had a wonderful circle of girlfriends who were fun and key in pushing me to write and self-publish my book.
I was in a writing cycle; it felt obsessive, but, now I know that is the nature of creativity. Even though I spent a lot of time on the writing, I had energy from the process that helped me with the domestic chores.
But, life moves on, and changes--that is the nature of life. I have had good times here; they are just different. Success cannot be measured by how much money one makes--it never has and never will be the right criteria.
I am trying to find my imprint at this stage of the game. I look at my image and am not sure who I am just now, not fully. "Joan" is a work in progress--under construction at the moment! I am in the journey, although it is so slow that it is almost imperceptible.
Blessings on you all, today. Do something nice for someone and for yourself, too--and smile!
Joan the Turtle
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Please enjoy this video I made with a program that animates photography.
I was reading my friend's blogs on blogger, thinking, I really should write something, but what? Then bam, the hail introduced itself--quite timely, I thought!
I spent about an hour cleaning some of the mess up. It served to get me outside and moving; that was good! The dog finally quit hiding and joined me.
It is amazing how nature can get your attention when you least expect it. The good part of this was, it served to remind me of how lucky I was to have avoided a worse tragedy.
I have not been counting my blessings every day, so this was a good reminder.
Blessings to all of you!
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
It's not a bad way to go; it's free to publish it. They have pricing options to choose from, also. I chose to receive 65%.
I wanted to upload the first book to Kindle, as I have the second one finished. I may skip the publisher entirely and Kindle that book. We'll see!
Joy to you all today (and y'all, too!)!