They say every face in a crowd has a story to tell, this is my story..

The news shows and newspapers all called it 'Road Rage'. To me that sounded like a disease, an affliction that can make you kill. A sorry excuse to take the claw end of a hammer and slam it repeatedly into the skull of a human being. In April of 1999 my little brother passed away. Doesn't passed away sound so gentle, even normal? David's death was neither. It was murder. He was found lying in a strangers driveway in a pool of blood. He had been punched, stomped and beaten over his entire body. I still have so many questions. I wrote this book at first for therapy and then for answers. I have found a few. I mainly realized l lost a brother tragically and senselessly. Like every other face in the crowd I have a story..and I want to share my story with you! PUBLICATION DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED LATE SUMMER/EARLY FALL :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Friday Fragments:

Thank you Mrs.4444 for hosting Friday Fragments. And thank you for the awesome go girl and the book; both will be heading to the beach with me next week..
Yes next Saturday we head to the beach along with my husbands 6 sisters, one brother and all of their spouses, kids and grand kids as well as our own kids, their spouses and grand kids. It is not really a vacation it is a lot of work. Okay there is a lot of fun involved too. And who can complain about laying on the beach everyday with a good book or catching up with family. The smiles on the little ones faces make it all worth while.
The homeless lady and dog sitter we have had lined up since February bailed out yesterday. So now I have to find someone to watch a crazy old lady and 2 spoiled little doggies, and work the entire week. My sister-in-law from Florida arrives with her 15 yr. old daughter on Friday. They stay with us for 6 weeks. I am really looking forward to seeing them!
I actually did some writing this week; very little but I did some. Tomorrow I work taking care of 2 other people's old people then head off to grand daughter Allyson's (14)1st Softball playoff game; and after the game back to her house for her 7 year old brother Dominic's 8th birthday. This will be brand new baby Peyton's first family get together she is one week and one day old. I babysat her the other day and she slept the whole time. I enjoyed just watching her sleep. If you scroll all the way down you will find Mrs. 4444's link and a little further and you can take a peek at Adriana's first birthday and Peyton. I promise to have new pictures up next week; I need a new camera card!
I hope you all have a great weekend and a powerful and positive week. God Bless you all!


  1. Happy Friday! Have a wonderful trip to the beach, hope the homeless lady/dog sitter situation is resolved easily! I'd take just about any trip to the beach, no matter who is there, at this point.
    Notice I said "just about" ;) there are a few people...hee hee!

  2. That's too bad that your sitter bailed on ya. What an interesting situation you have there with the homeless lady. I'm going to have to read more to figure out the story. :)

    Enjoy the beach and kiss those babies!!

    Kristin - The Goat

  3. You are a busy little bee! Hope the beach allows you some relaxation. XOXO!

  4. Hi Doreen!

    I'm not sure how you found me either but I'm so glad you did!

    I LOVE your blog and you are not that technically challenged because your blog is fantastic!! And you figured out the Over 40 Bloggers button!!
    I added your blog to the list!!

    I am now following too! Follow me back if you haven't already!

    Did you get a chance to check out the Follow Friday 40 and Over Blog Hop! If not, come back and add your blog to the list for even more followers!!

    Have a great weekend!!

  5. Hi, Doreen - I see from the comment above, Java also stopped by to welcome you to Follow Friday 40 and Over. So glad you decided to link up!

    I am intrigued by your story, and your book. It's a very brave thing you're doing. I'm now following you so I can get to know you better, and learn more about your journey.

  6. You're going to have so much fun!!! I hope you find someone reliable to help you out.

    Today, while surveying a pretty disgusting port-a-potty at an outdoor festival, I wished I had brought a Go-Girl! (Seriously, it was DISGUSTING.)

    Silly Goose. I'm going to teach you how to put a link in your posts! Watch your email for that. :)

  7. WOW...what a week! And so blessed you are to be surrounded by such a large family that surely loves you to pieces! :)

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