24 Days ‘Til Christmas…

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It’s 24 days until Christmas and I haven’t started my Christmas shopping yet… Ahhhh….. What am I going to do? I know  what I’m getting 6 people, I just have to order it. As for my 4 Nieces  and 1 Nephew well I have no idea what I’m buying them. Since the four girls are either in college or just graduated from college, I’m going for something that is practical. As for my Nephew, he being 17 mentioned he needed a new wallet so I’m trying for that. Since they are getting gift cards or checks, I wanted something small for them to open. If you have any suggestions I am open to hearing. As nothing has been decided yet.

What are you getting your kids and/or Grandkids? Please tell me.

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My Birthday Month

Hi everyone, It is December 1st and you know what that means? That is right, it’s my birthday month and I celebrate all month long and sometimes longer. I do not reveal my age but my real birthday is on December 19th. If you do the math, that is exactly a week before Christmas. Daisy Mae keeps younger each day and thanks to her throwing this online birthday.

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You are all invited to my online Birthday party and hope to see you see you there. If you can’t make on the 19th of December no worries because we’re celebrating all month long. Hope to see you at my Birthday party. Thanks in advance for coming.

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So You Want To Be A Writer… Now What?

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Becoming A Writer:

So You Want To Be A Writer… Now What? Now if answered YES to that question, CONGRATULATIONS!! Now let me ask you another question, now you that you decided to be a writer are you ready to get down to business and work hard on your writing? If you are saying, I wanted to become a writer and/or because I thought it would be easy. I’m here to tell you becoming a writer isn’t easy. There’s a lot involved in becoming a writing. Let’s take a look what’s involved in becoming a writer.

Write Or Type Your Ideas:

The very first thing you’ll want to do is as soon as you decide to become a writer, you’ll want to start writing down all your ideas down on paper or type them on a separate piece of paper in no particular order. You can organize your ideas later. Your very first thing you should probably do is figure out what genre or genres you want to write in. As for your title of your book, you don’t have one yet not to worry because once your book starts coming together a title will come to you. Now you’ve started writing down ideas or typing them on a separate piece of paper, you’re ready to start your book — right? Not quite. You need get a few things first and also there’s something I suggest you do.

What You Need To Be A Writer:

What you need to be a writer is several things. They are listed below.

1.) Persistence.

2.) A whole lot of patience.

3.) A whole lot of prayer.

4.) An encourage network of friends and family.

6.) If possible, try to find a mentor in an author. You never know when they’ll ask for your help. Don’t be afraid to give help.

7.) You’ll need to have a whole lot of paper and notebooks. That’s why it might be easier to just type everything on a separate page.

8.) You’ll need plenty of time.

9. You’ll need a good imagination. Let your imagination run wild it’ll help.

What You Shouldn’t Do As A Writer:

1.) In my opinion, Don’t do Webinars or Tutorials. These can be to confusing and sometimes even to technical.

2.) Don’t get to many suggestions on what to do. To many suggestions could cause confusion. 

3.) Don’t hold a job and write a book at the same  time.

Challenge Yourself:

When I say challenge yourself, I mean it. So what do I mean exactly when I say challenge yourself? I mean first before you start writing your first book, you should write one for fun just to see if you can do it. When you’ve accomplished that, then decide for sure if you still want to be a writer. If so, then the real hard work begins with editors, publishers, Marketers or do do just self published.

When Was The Writing Gene Planted?:

In everyone who wants to be a writer whether it be a writer of a book, a journalist, a blogger or a columnist the question you should ask yourself is when was the writing seed or dream planted? I say ask yourself this question because you may be asked this question by friends, family or even strangers. When you have the answer, you’ll be able to answer others much better and they’ll see you are really serious about being a writer.

My Writing Story:

I guess if someone were to ask me when my writing seed or dream started wasn’t when I was child but was way back when I was in college. A class I had to have and might I add I didn’t care for class or the professor but on this particular day, she took the class to hear Maya Angelou speak. As it turned out, it was like a meet and greet after listening to her speak. One thing that always stuck with me was when she said Never Give Up!! After that, I started writing poems on and off here and there and then fast forward to this year at the beginning of 2019, I decided to try to write my  first book. After accomplishing writing  two books, I decided to challenge myself to write my first box set. Would I be able to do it? Well I’m happy to say that I’m well on my way to accomplishing that too. You see, I have written three books so far and I just started my fourth and final book in the box set. My goal is to have the box set finished by the end of December 2020.

Your Goals:

Make small goals for yourself. For example, since most chapters are 2000 words your goals will be completed every time you complete a chapter. Depending how long your book will be, you might want to make your goal a little bigger and make it every 5,000 words. Either way, these are accomplishments in their own right.

Do You Still Want To Be Writer?:

So after reading all this and all you have learned, Do You Still Want To Be A Writer? If you do, I say congratulations to you and wish you Good Luck. I also wish you good luck in writing many books. Don’t forget, don’t let anyone discourage you from writing or tell you that you can’t do it. If you want it bad enough, you’ll accomplish your goal or dream even if you have to do it in small steps.

 

 

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Daisy Mae’s Surprise Visitors

QUEEN DAISY MAE SLEEPING ON HER THRONE AND FEELING LIKE ROYALTY.

My Visitors:

Hi everyone Daisy Mae here, I’m here to tell you about our surprise visit we had a few days ago on our Front Porch. In the middle of the day, I heard something so I decided to check things out. I jumped up on the Credenza which I haven’t done since I was a kitten. Well lo and behold what did I see but 3 adorable and cute kittens playing on the Front Porch. Of Course, they weren’t as adorable and cute as me. Anyhow, my human Mom went outside on the Front Porch to shoo them away but instead the 3 kittens hid from my human Mom. The color of the kittens were 2 black and 1 yellow/brown/black — possibly a Calico but not sure.

The Result:

All 3 kittens eventually my human Mom went back inside the house. Then the next few days she kept checking the Front Porch until she was sure they were gone. Now I know this may seem trivial but she knew she couldn’t bring them in the house and she knew they couldn’t stay on the Front Porch. Thankfully the neighbor up the street feeds kittens and sometimes takes them in. Now understand this, my human Mom is animal lover but not crazy about snakes but there comes a time you just have to say no I can’t these kittens in. Heck the last time she and her family did that was way back when then got me and that was 13+ years ago. 

Our Hope:

Our hope is that these 3 kittens don’t freeze to do death out in the cold because they were not very old. They were old enough to know how to play with each other’s tails. That was really funny to watch. We can only guess who the kitty parents are. Sorry but no pictures.

Purrs And Prayers:

Please send all your purrs and prayers to my human Mom as she down with a real bad cold. She’s really not feeling well. The main reason why she isn’t posting and I am. She does hope to be posting by Thanksgiving or the week after.

 

 

 

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ALL FANNED OUT… WITH A SQUIRREL AND BIRDS??

 

 

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THANK YOU VETERANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Thank you to all the veterans, their families, active military and to those who paid the ultimate price. It is because of you and your predecessors who fought and still fight for freedom.

Below the last picture, you’ll find a poem thanking all veterans. Hope you read it. Because if you’re like me then you’ll feel the same way I do. My dad is a veteran so yes, saying thank you to a veteran means a lot.

THANK YOU TO OUR VETERANS. CHALK DRAWING DONE BY MY NEPHEW.
THANK YOU TO ALL THE VETERANS, ACTIVE MILITARY AND TO THOSE WHO PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE.
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THANK YOU TO ALL VETERANS. CHALK DRAWING BY MY NEPHEW, DYLAN EYTH.
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THANK YOU TO ALL VETERANS.

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Poem Written By: Crystal Stewart

THANK YOU VETERANS

Thank you veterans for all

You do. Thank you for 

Fighting for our freedom so

Precious and rare. Thank you

For the sacrifices you have 

made for there are many.

The only thing I can do is

Just thank you. I know

It doesn’t come close to

For all the sacrifices you’ve

Made. So the best I can do

Is just say thank you veterans.

 

 

 

 

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Box Set Update: The Royal Murder Mysteries Series

Hi everyone and welcome. It’s been a while since I updated you on my progress of my box set I challenged myself to do and I’m happy and excited to say that I just finished Book 3 the other night. So what does that mean? It means I have  3 books of a 4 book box set complete. YAY ME!!

BOOKS COMPLETED

1.) Turkey, Three Sweaters And Multiple Murders At Chris’s House: The Royal Murder Mysteries Series – Book 1 

2.) The Royal Verdict And The Royal Sentence: The Royal Murder Mysteries Series – Book 2

3.) Queen Crystal, Chris And Penney’s Mysteries: So Many Babies And The Baby Surprise – The Royal Murder Mysteries Series – Book 3

So what does this mean? My challenge is almost complete. Is my challenge worth it though? I think it is. When I started, I only thought I could write poems off and on then when I attempted this well I found out I could write books. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that was even possible.

So what have I learned through this experience and what can you learn from my experience? I’ve learned and hope you have too that if you really want to succeed at something, you will keep persisting and keep going until reach your goal or goals.

I wish you all success in reaching your goals you want to achieve. I know it’ll take a whole lot of hard work to attain them but trust me in the long run it’ll be worth it. GOOD LUCK!!

 

 

 

 

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Should A Child Dream Big?

Introduction

Starting when we are young children our parents, our grandparents and even friends start asking us: What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a typical question and one that is apt to be asked sometime in your childhood. A young boy might say he wants to be a Contractor, a Fireman, a Doctor, a Lawyer then you have the girl who might say she wants to be a Nurse, a Doctor, a Teacher or Professor. However, in the world today, you might here a girl say she wants to be President, an engineer or some other jobs that is mostly dominated with men. So is it wrong for girls to think they can do a man’s job? Absolutely not.  In fact, some women might be able to do the man’s job better.

Should Children Dream Big?

So should children dream big knowing they might fail? Yes of course a child should dream big knowing they might fail. Why? Because dreaming big means challenging themselves and if they challenge them self well, who knows what they will achieve. If they fail, yes there will be disappointment but it’s not the end of the world. Also, failure should be considered a stepping stone that’ll get the child to a destination or goal they never thought of.

A Child’s Dreams VS. An Adult’s Dreams

When a child has dreams they are usually small to medium dreams. When that child becomes an adult, their dreams start to change and they even start dreaming bigger dreams. So is it healthy for a child to dream big with possible failure looming? Yes it is not only healthy but it challenges the child to go for what they want. In other words, go for all the gusto you can.

Examples Of A Child’s Dream 

1.) Fireman

2.) Contractor

3.) Lawyer

4.) Doctor

5.) President

The list goes on and on.

Examples Of An Adults Dream 

1.) Writer/Author

2.) Franchise Manager/CEO

3.) Teacher

4.) Nurse

5.) Doctor

6.) Lawyer

The list goes on and on. See any similarities between a Child’s dreams and an Adult’s dreams? Not to much difference is there?

So What Have We Learned?

That both children and adults should dream and their dreams should be big. Also, if you really want to do something and I mean really do something then I encourage you to go for it. It may not happen right away but it will happen. For example, it took me 51 years before I went for one of my dreams and I’m getting there slowly but in my past, I have been lucky enough to achieve other dreams as well. What are your dreams you want to achieve or have already achieved. I’m interested in hearing them whether big or small. Trust me, I will not judge you. To me any dream achieved is a huge accomplishment.

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A Special Halloween Post

Hi ya all, Daisy Mae wanted to give you a special Halloween Post so she did her Sunday Selfie with the help of Giphy. You see Daisy Mae doesn’t do dressing up for anything unless it’s me dressing up one of her photos in stickers. So without further adieu here is Daisy Mae’s Halloween Selfie below.

 

 

 

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Fall Is Here

Fall arrived September 23 and the weather we are getting here in my little town in PA has gotten colder too. In fact, we just had our first killing frost which means our Blue and Purple Morning Glories are black. Literally cooked. 

Even though Fall isn’t my favorite season, I do love how the leaves on trees and bushes change color, eating Corn On The Cob, Drink Apple Cider and so much more. By the way, what’s your favorite thing or things about Fall? Please let me know either by using the Contact Form or in the comments.

I invite you all to participate in Esme’s Salon Blog Hop. It’s a good way to get more traffic to your blog (if you have one). You can visit her blog at Esme Salon and you can visit this weeks Blog hop at #41 Senior Salon 2019 . 

Even though her blog is about food, she allows almost any post in her Blog hop within reason. Be kind, don’t use any vulgar language or anything you wouldn’t want on your post. I hope you join us.

I tag all of you to do this blog hop. However, I’m to tag a few of my friends. So Below are those I’ve decided to tag with their URLs. 

1.) 15 And Meowing.com – 15 And Meowing.com  .

2.)  Cactus Catz – Cactus Catz .

3.)   Cactus Haiku – Cactus Haiku .

4.)   Noir Kitty Mews – Noir Kitty Mews .

5.)    Zigler News – Zigler News .

6.)    MissPetPaws.com – MissPetPaws.com .

7.)    Crotchety Cougars – Crotchety Cougars .

8.)    Canadian Cats – The Canadian Cats .

9.)    erin the cat princess – erin the cat princess .

10.)   Basil’s Blog – Basil’s Blog .

 

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Thank You

Hi Everyone And Welcome, I Daisy Mae wanted to thank you all for helping me celebrate my birthday month. I even got a real nice card from LadyMew and BellaDharma. We really appreciated the card.  We also appreciated you visiting. 

 

 

 

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Saturday Critters, Caturday Art & Sunday Selfie

Hi all, as you may or may not know it is my birthday month and birthday party goes to October 12th. My 13th birthday was on September 12, 2019. I’m almost a Crotchety Cougar. Mew Mew. I’m doing 3 blog hops in 1 post.

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CATURDAY ART & BIRTHDAY SUNDAY SELFIE 

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Friday Fill – Ins: Birthday Edition

QUEEN DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY.

Hi all, you know I just had my 13th birthday. Well my Human Mom told me I could take over this post and if I do well, I can do it again sometime. So I ask you purrty please, please tell my Human Mom how well I did. Thank you all in advance. Now onto Friday Fill – Ins.

1. I think it would be fun to travel but not sure I really want to.

2. I have a hankering for friendship and sleep and lots of it.

3. Getting stuck in a hole/ tunnel in the Basement is a memory I’ll never forget.

4. If I were given the choice to immortal, I would pass on the opportunity. You see, I miss all my sisters and would want to see them and make sure they’re doing their jobs correctly. Also, I’ve liked my life through now and just love my Human family who gave me a furrever home. They’re purry special to me.

 

 

 

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2 Daisy Mae Scares

QUEEN DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY.

Hi and Welcome Everyone, if you have owned a cat, dog or any type of pet for that matter then you probably know what I’m talking about. So what is a Daisy Mae scare you ask? Glad you asked. A Daisy Mae scare is basically a cat scare where you almost lose you cat or pet. Daisy Mae is my cat’s name and almost lost her twice this past week so this post was almost a different type of post. But the first time you think you are going to lose a pet you get so nervous you think you might pass out. However, you don’t.

DAISY MAE AS A KITTEN LAYING ON MY TONY STEWART FLEECE BLANKET ON ME.

You have to understand my family and I have had Daisy Mae from around 4 weeks old. My little Daisy Mae has turned into a 13 year old kitty cat. So that’s a Daisy Mae scare in a nutshell. So all you have to do is if you’ve had one of these scares  you can call them (your pet’s name) scare. Most pet owners know what I’m talking about.

 

 

 

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