My Life as of this Moment
I have been exhausted working on my parent’s financial information, wills and living wills. If I can suggest one thing to the readers of my blog it would be to get your elderly parents’ information in order. This means finances, living will, finance and health power of attorney, and anything else that you will have to handle in the event that something happens.
I have been off work now for about 9 months and it has been the best nine months of my life. What have I done doing this time?
•First I am nominated to receive an award from the Racial Harmony- Phenomenal Women of Metropolitan St. Louis Award.
•Awarded by the Metropolitan NAACP for Inspiring Woman
•Prepared 6 new books for publishing by old and new authors on my imprint
•I completed three books coming out this year, A Sinner’s Cry- (my best work so far), Daddy’s Little Instruction Book for Finding and Marrying the Right Guy, African American Teens and Depression. I am also completing two other ones, On the Brink of Madness about families and Alzheimer, and Attacked by Love- a story of Domestic Violence,
•Started an Unemployment Blog
•Launched and organized and delivered first load of goodies for my now annual Adopt an After school Program. We have delivered a truck full of both office and after school supplies to Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House an organization in East St. Louis that really is about the people and helping to stabilize families through counseling, employment assistance, child care, senior health care, day care for seniors, etc.
•Spend two-three days a week with my mom and dad. Love this! Never would have been able to do this had I been working.
•Visited several sick and shut ins.
•Getting ready to start a Book Bazaar in Illinois
•Paid for accommodations to attend several author/publishing conferences- one in St. Louis, 1 in Atlanta
•Requested application and paper work to work on doctorate degree.
•Attended 1 wedding with another to go in September
•Helped organized my family for my mothers’ recognition banquet- Tribute to Seniors hosted by our church. (This was beautiful) will post pictures soon.
•Hosted daughters’ 23rd birthday dinner
•Traveled to the south for 5 day visit- visiting Memphis, Little Rock and Pine Bluff.
•Planning trip to New Orleans to see the rebuilding progress and to eat….yes that right. Want to try their gumbo.
•Planned and prepared delicious meals for hubby and family
•Oh yeah purchased a new dog Peanuts.
•Tutored my 5 year old grand niece
•Reconnected with lifelong friends for dinner
Took my daughter and grand niece and nephew to the Universal Soul Circus
Wow I have done much more but I think this is enough to post. I needed that time off to nurture me. Now I’m about to get this weight off. With all the dinners, lunches, and visiting with mom and dad and sitting at the computer, yes indeed, you know what happened? Yes I gained weight. I know I didn’t need any more considering I was carrying too much anyway, but yes I gained about 25 new pounds. But tomorrow, is a new day and pray for me because I am starting on tomorrow to begin a new day, a new dawn……….
What have you been up too? Be blessed readers