Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Task it Tuesday - July 23


Originally created by The Geeky Blogger, Task It Tuesday is a weekly meme to help you--and me--get things done. The challenge is to post a task or list of tasks you want to complete before next Tuesday. These tasks can help you with your blogging life, reading life, personal or professional life.

Well, last week was the typical week after vacation chaos. Not as much done as I would like, but still made progress:
  • Read Bible daily - Still in Proverbs
  • Blog - Blogged at all but one blog last week
  • Edit three chapters - Finished two out of three
  • Listings - One made it online. Still waiting for the other two to be ready.
  • Make car appointment for next week - DONE
  • Pay bills - Ha! Ha!
  • Exercise Wed and Thurs - Did it Wed, so that's progress. 

What does this week look like? 
  • Read Bible daily - I'm still behind, but I'm still reading
  • Blog - If I post once this week at each of them, I will be happy
  • Edit three chapters - Probably optimistic, but should get two done
  • Pay bills - Must do
  • Exercise  Mon, Tues, Thurs - The doctor said four days a week, but probably can't do that (Monday is done)
What does your to-do list look like? Are you accomplishing what you've wanted to? What are some obstacles that stand in your way?

Monday, July 22, 2019

Mailbox Monday - July 22





Mailbox Monday is a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued. Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. It now has a permanent home at the Mailbox Monday blog.

Here we are at Monday again. This past week was filled with catching up at work, a minor real estate dilemma, a writing webinar, and dinner with friends.

In my book world, two new ones arrived, which I need to review in September.




The first is a ghost story and the second an alternative history novel. Not my typical reading fare, but I like to delve into other genres when I get the chance.

What was in your mailbox this week? What genres are your favorites and what is a genre that you need to step outside your comfort zone to read?

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Task it Tuesday - July 16


Originally created by The Geeky Blogger, Task It Tuesday is a weekly meme to help you--and me--get things done. The challenge is to post a task or list of tasks you want to complete before next Tuesday. These tasks can help you with your blogging life, reading life, personal or professional life.

Welcome back to the real world. The task list was so much more fun from the beach. Back in MA, it's time to get to work.


  • Read Bible daily - I'm spending a lot of time in Proverbs right now. It's helping me deal with a few issues that have cropped up. So, I might not keep up with the daily chapters.
  • Blog - trying to keep all the blogs fresh at least two days a week
  • Edit three chapters - Finishing the first one today
  • Listings - Two might be delayed, but one new one is happening tomorrow. I'm almost all set for that one. 
  • Make car appointment for next week - DONE
  • Pay bills 
  • Exercise Wed and Thurs - Did it Wed

I think that's it for right now. 

What does your to-do list look like right now? Is there anything special you're hoping to accomplish?

Monday, July 15, 2019

Mailbox Monday - Jul 15





Mailbox Monday is a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued. Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. It now has a permanent home at the Mailbox Monday blog.

Hard to believe two weeks passed by so quickly. We arrived home Saturday morning. Almost wished we could have stayed another week, but three of us needed to get back to work.

Here are a few shots from our last couple of days in North Carolina.


My crew


Tired out from the beach



Patriotic sand castle


Lil' Diva and Theo with his new hat


The sky Friday night on our way out 

When the mailman delivered our stack of mail, I found this book for review in the pile. This is for a book tour I am hosting. 


That is it from my neck of the woods. Feel free to share some of your new books. Hope you have a great week.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Christian Nonfiction Anthology to Inspire You: Women of Purpose


The Women of Purpose anthology is a collection of inspiring stories of professional women to encourage you to never give up on fulfilling your purpose in life. Each story will inspire you to reach for what appears to be impossible, and step out in faith and make your dreams a reality!

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

CHAPTER 1 Finding Her By Dr. Najah A. Barton

CHAPTER 2 Keep on Living By Jazmine Blake

CHAPTER 3 The Inseparable Sustainer By Vanessa Brown

CHAPTER 4 Girl, Breathe! By Veronica Clanton-Higgins

CHAPTER 5 No Plan? No Problem! By Alexandria Cunningham

CHAPTER 6 This Was It! By Nikeisha Darensburg

CHAPTER 7 Finding the Strength By Benta Davis

CHAPTER 8 Life in Words By Judy Davis

CHAPTER 9 Overcoming Abuse By Chontae Edison

CHAPTER 10 Making a Statement for Love By Rashell Evans

CHAPTER 11 Marathon Runner By Incredible Faith

CHAPTER 12 A Leap from Fear toward Purpose By Nealy Gihan

CHAPTER 13 Getting My Love in Order By Dr. Sandra Hamilton (Hill)

CHAPTER 14 Behind a Veil By Shanene Higgins

CHAPTER 15 Go! By Tasha Huston

CHAPTER 16 Redefining Your Purpose By Leona Johnson

CHAPTER 17 Nothing is Wasted By Nora Macias

CHAPTER 18 Girl, Me Too! By Leandra McLaurin

CHAPTER 19 No Matter the Circumstances By Shirlyon McWhorter

CHAPTER 20 A Heart That Forgives By Michele Mills

CHAPTER 21 The Journey to Purpose By Dr. Ngozi M. Obi

CHAPTER 22 Chasing A Dream By Beverly Reynolds

CHAPTER 23 The Meeting Place By Tiffany Richards

CHAPTER 24 She Chose Purpose By Jasmine Spratt-Clarke

CHAPTER 25 Her Freedom By Shaunic Stanford

CHAPTER 26 Who Am I? By Quinn Thompson

CHAPTER 27 Flip the Page! By Emem Washington

CHAPTER 28 Rebecca at the Well: Should She Water or Doppler The Dromedaries? By Dr. Michelle K. Watson

CHAPTER 29 Breaking Down Barriers By Dr. Pamela R. Wiggins

CHAPTER 30 Blossoming into my Purpose By Erin Williams

CHAPTER 31 A Rose from the Concrete By Deborah Young

Paperback: 230 pages
Publisher: Higgins Publishing (August 14, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1941580424
ISBN-13: 978-1941580424


Order here!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Task it Tuesday - Jul 9


Originally created by The Geeky Blogger, Task It Tuesday is a weekly meme to help you--and me--get things done. The challenge is to post a task or list of tasks you want to complete before next Tuesday. These tasks can help you with your blogging life, reading life, personal or professional life.

Happy Tuesday from the Outer Banks. Hope you're having a great week. We are enjoying our second week in North Carolina.


The Christmas Shop, Manteo


Top of Jockey's Ridge, Nags Head


Waiting for the fireworks on July 4th


Lil' Diva's boyfriend, Lil' Diva, Neighbor's kid (our third daughter), and Lil' Princess

I'm doing my best not to work much, but I have several deals in the works, so real estate has required some of my time. Hopefully, after today, most things will be wrapped up.

It's important not to forget my to-do list. Here is my list for the week:
  • Read Bible daily (almost caught up)
  • Blog
  • Edit four chapters (two done)
  • Read
  • Enjoy the last week of vacation
Hope you have a great week.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Book Review: Small Talk by Diane Weston

Sometimes the hardest part about developing a relationship with someone is getting started. In Small Talk, author Diane Weston shares tips and examples on how to start a conversation, connect with others, and make a great first impression.

No matter where we are in life, no matter what our occupation, we need to learn how to best interact with other people. Life is about developing relationships. Some may be more meaningful than others, but all require us to understand the basics of communication.

Weston opens with why we need small talk and what the reader can learn from Small Talk. Then she covers the important basics of human interaction and communication. She discusses forms of non-verbal communication, like facial expressions and posture. The book discusses positive thinking and general rules for small talk. Finally, Weston shares tips and techniques to master small talk, using several examples to help the reader fully understand how to master each technique.

Small Talk by Diane Weston should be in business and personal libraries everywhere. No matter the size of your group or what relationships you're looking to develop and nurture, you'll find tons of help in this great resource.


Paperback: 140 pages
Publisher: Independently published (April 21, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1095426907
ISBN-13: 978-1095426906

I received a free copy of this book from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.