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 17, 2010

Friday Fragments

Does any one remember Fraggle Rock? The song from that show just popped into my head and it won't go away!
I usually try to refrain from politics on my blog; usually..but the couple that crashed the White House Party did get their own Bravo reality show; that is just wrong. And this oil that is just gushing into our Gulf of Mexico..are you telling me there is no one smart enough to plug a stupid hole. This is America; okay so we did not build pyramids here but the Empire State Building was built in what a year in the 1930's? We have sent men to the moon! Plug the stupid hole already! Does anyone else realize no one is asking what caused the explosion? And why was our head of homeland security the first 'on the scene' I would have thought the head of the environment. 11 men where killed! Things do not just blow up...I believe our government has turned into a reality show..okay enough of that and please excuse me but I just had to get rid of that fragment.
So I am so excited I am finally getting really close to 100 followers; thank you to all that follow, I really appreciate you!
My daughter Jillian and brand new baby Peyton Elizabeth have settled in at home. She is a really good baby and only gets up once during the night to eat. I got to babysit once already. She slept the whole time and I just watched her sleep. Can I just tell you all that have not reached the grandmother milestone yet, there is nothing in this world more amazing than watching your babies baby sleep. If you have little ones, seriously do not blink, they grow up so fast. I do not have a new picture yet but if you scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page you can take a peek at Peyton and her cousin Adriana. You will also see the link for FF down there. Thank you Mrs.4444, you are fragtastic! How about that another new word; I also learned blog slapping this week. I hope it never happens to me because I am very sensitive..
I have a little book news this week..I did my first interview at "Say Anything" and it will be posted June 21st. I am a little bummed because I will be at the beach for a week and I am just crossing my fingers someone has a laptop so I can see it. Of course I am happy to be going to the beach for a week with 200 other family members I am sure I will come back well rested (yeah ok; maybe not). I also promise to learn how to put links and photo's in posts. I am just way to fragmented this week to learn anything. My button thingy nearly fried me! My husband and I celebrated our 3rd anniversary yesterday. We have been through so much in 3 years. If you want to read the amazing story of how we came together check out the next post down.
We never did find anyone to stay with our homeless lady and the little dogs but 2 neighbors and my son's friend said they will check on them every day. Should I be nervous? I'm not I wrote like 30 lists for each of them. I feel so much better now thank you all for letting me vent and Happy Weekend! Don't forget to scroll down and look and the princesses.....Your next..

29 comments:

  1. Thank you for following me via Friday Follow. I am now also following you.

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  2. Hi. Thanks for coming and seeing me. I will follow you so you can get closer to 100.

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  3. Happy Follow Friday from your newest follower!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog :0) I love the fact you have a passion for writing. I look forward to reading more of your posts on a regular basis.

    All the best,
    Marnie

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  5. Happy FF! I couldn't agree more about the oil tragedy.

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  6. Good morning! Thank you for coming to visit me! Now following ... :)

    foodfloozie.blogspot.com

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  7. Doreen from the small piece of your book there is so much pain and love and the struggle within you. My heart stopped for a moment.
    Thank you for stopping by and following. You have found a new follower.

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  8. Hi! I'm visiting from Over 40 Bloggers and I've really enjoyed reading through your blog. I'm now your newest follower. Don't look now but you definitely have over 100 followers now. Yay Doreen!! I really look forward to getting to know you. Have a wonderful weekend! Candace~♥

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  9. I think of Fraggle Rock every Friday when I type the word "Frag"... singing it now in my head from typing it again! "down at fraggle rock - boomp" :)

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  10. I couldn't believe those people got a show either. I do not understand why anyone watches that kind of television. Makes me so disgusted!

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  11. I am really enjoying your blog...and so now following it as well!

    Have a great weekend, and I look forward to reading more!

    dee@ barefootbathandbody.blogspot.com

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  12. I'm glad David had a sister who must have loved him dearly and that you will be telling his story too. Please keep us posted. Congratulations on being a Grandma; I'm very jealous! Hopefully, I'll be blessed with a grandchild before too much longer....sigh...(I'M several years past all my girlfriends). Oh well....in their time, right? Have a great time at the beach! Following you thru 40+ Pam @ Sallygoodin P.S. Those IDIOTS got a reality show? OMGosh! Too bad reality shows are apparently so cheap to produce. :(

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  13. Hi there! I'm here from Friday Fragments. I am following now... I can not imagine the horror you have lived. I hope I never have to! I will be spending more time over here to catch up when I can.

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  14. Hi Doreen!!

    I'm so glad you found us too! Thanks for participating in the the Follow Friday 40 and Over Blog Hop!

    Have a great weekend!

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  15. Dance your cares away,
    Worry's for another day.
    Let the music play,
    Down at Fraggle Rock.
    Work you cares away,
    Dancing's for another day.
    Let the Fraggles play,
    We're Gobo, Mokey, Wembley, Boober, Red.
    Dance your cares away,
    Worry's for another day.
    Let the music play,
    Down at Fraggle Rock.
    Down at Fraggle Rock.
    Down at Fraggle Rock.

    Happy friday from a new follower.
    http://hollomaninourhearts.blogspot.com/

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  16. Wow, I've only read two posts but I can already tell you are one amazing, caring lady! I can't wait to dig in and read more!

    I'm stopping by from Java's 'Follow Friday 40 & Over'. I wanted to say hello and share some comment lo♥e.

    I just became your newest Follower (#111!!) and I would be really honored if you would take a minute to check out my blog and follow me, too, if you like what you see.

    In the meantime, I hope you have a really wonderful weekend!

    Blessings,

    Teresa <><

    ♥ Too Many Heartbeats ♥

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  17. Thanks for stopping by!
    I love Fraggle Rock, I even have my kids watching it. Thank you for the reminder... I know they grow up so fast but in the moment it's hard to remember it will be gone soon.
    Have a blast at the beach. I love the beach!

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  18. And...I stole your button :)

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  19. so...you went from less than 100 followers to 112...including me! Way to go! Next week I wanna see some pics in a post! You can do it! :)

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  20. Hi Doreen!! I SOOOO remember Fraggle Rock! LOL I just disgusted with this oil thing too....especially since they had someone that could plug it, but said it would cost too much! HUH?!!

    Anyway...thanks for stopping by my blogs and following! I'm now following you with all 3 of mine too! :)

    P.S. I've been blogging about a year now, and never heard of blog slapping...I'll be watching to see what that's all about. LOL Doesn't sound very nice! tee hee

    Tree (aka Mother of Pearl)
    Mother of Pearl It Is
    Mommies Faves Top Sites and Blogs
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  21. Am with you on the oil spill, Doreen. Seems like we (our country) spends their energy and resources pursuing the WRONG kinds of things...embraces the wrong kinds of values. Ahhhh... us Christians do have the brightest light in the world to keep our eyes turned to, however: As John put it in the last book of Revelation, "Even so, come Lord Jesus. Come."
    Hope you have a beautiful weekend and memorable beach vacation!

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  22. Hi Doreen, so NICE to meet you..I need to read more of your blog but what I have read is amazing. I also think the same as you, plug the hole already..whats with that all the meanwhile watching the wildlife loss of life and our beautiful gulf shore beaches and estuaries become contaminated is just heartbreaking..this administration is as screwed up as anything, someone pull their head out of their you know what and FIX IT. there.

    Glad you stopped by, I will be back later today, we had a wedding to go to yesterday and the hubs and i are both beat and I need to lay down for a while..You my dear are very intriguing and must get to know you better!!

    hugs
    Barb

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  23. I look forward to baby-sleep watching again some day.

    116 followers! WooHoo!! Congratulations.

    200 family members? WOW

    Congrats on your Anniversary :) Off to read that story...

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  24. You are well over 100 followers now! Woo hoo!!! Have a great weekend. I think someone should plug the damn hole too.

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  25. A beach-full of family for a week sounds fabulous - have fun!

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  26. Hi Doreen! Thank you for telling me about Friday Fragments, I'm going to try to 'get in on it' next week...I just had a baby 3 weeks ago so I'm still not quite up to speed but I have to agree with you that they grow up entirely too fast! Congrats on over 100 followers :) I would LOVE to review your book when it's published, you'll have to keep me updated!! Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  27. I loved Fraggle Rock! I am now following from 40+!

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  28. yeah, there is a lot of fishy things going on with that oil spill isn't there?

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  29. Down at Fraggle Rock.
    Down at Fraggle Rock.

    Now that's in my head. :)

    200 relatives at a beach, sounds like my family! :)

    Oh, dear little princesses.

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