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 :)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Friday Fragments:

Happy Friday Everyone! Thank you Mrs.4444 for hosting, if you have not checked her out at "half pass kissing time" please do, she is running around like a chicken over there today. The link is down below where you will find all kinds of stuff..

Michael continues to do well in rehab. They FINALLY took him of the respirator! He can talk. We are thrilled to hear his voice again. I will never be able to thank all of you enough for your prayers and kind comments.

Lil Dominic is also doing well; he hates using the crutches so I am hoping they can go soon. He now has company 2 of his cousins also have stitches. The rest of the summer will be video games and movies for them!

A precious moment: I was visiting my daughter Jillian and holding brand new Peyton Elizabeth. I was telling the baby how happy we all were to have her in our family and how lucky she was to have 2 of the best big sisters. 4yr. old Avery Paige said "Mom-Mom you do understand that she can't really know what you are saying and she really can't talk yet". The whole time she was explaining this to me she was softly rubbing the baby's head. That reminded me of a time when Dominic was about her age and in the supermarket there was a woman with a very tiny baby. Dominic asked her "Can I pet your baby"?

For those of you who have asked and commented on the homeless woman we have living in our house; check out my Wednesday post.

We have a dilemma. I know; what else is new. Michael was just in this terrible motorcycle accident and the first thing he said when he could speak was "I never want to ride again". That is more than fine with us. The problem is my husband rides and I ride with him. It is what we do. WE go to Daytona Beach every year for bike week, we ride to the Jersey shore, we ride down some of the most beautiful back and winding roads. And I must tell you I love my alter ego the biker chick. I love the clothes. At first my husband said he too was done. Now he is not sure. I'm not sure. WE will be discussing this one a lot!

I have really good book news coming soon so stay tuned! I am also so excited that I am so close to 200 followers (thank you all so much)! I have a goal of 300 by the end of August. And of course we are going to celebrate along the way. I am going to have my first ever giveaway. If you follow me and have ever left a comment, you are in. 1 point for following and 1 point for each comment. (I will only count 1 comment for each post). If you do want to do something you can send someone to follow me and tell them to let me know in their comment. For that 5 points. So for every 10 new followers I will randomly pick a winner. There will be books and some gift baskets and some other goodies!

It really feels good to be humming Fraggle Rock again and to not be so worried about the boys...

I have other big news husbands niece Kate finally landed herself an agent. The woman is talented and we are all so proud of her..

So please go now and follow Friday Fragments and Over 40 bloggers! You will find their links down below, just go a scrolling and you will find the links. Kate's link to "Some things I think" is there too..check her out; she is funny and talented and brilliant. She did the funniest video...

I am so trying to figure out how to do links and photo's in my post. That is it I am figuring it out this week come hell or high water!

Have a powerful and positive week everyone..


  1. Good for you. I am glad you had good news to share today. Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Thank you for stopping by today and commenting on my post.
    Do you use blogger for your blog? If so, I would be glad to expplain how to put photos and links into your post too the best of my abilitiy.

  3. You sound so much happier. I am glad the boys are on the mend.

  4. Nice to meetcha. Glad to hear your family members are healing.

  5. I am thrilled to see so much good coming into your life. I hope that it is just the beginning of a windfall of blessings -- you certainly are due.

    Speaking of due, there is an over-due thank you and another award for you over at my place!!!


  6. Congratulations on Peyton Elizabeth! Love the name! And I love what her big sister said to you - too cute!

  7. nice to meet you - thanks for stopping by Acting Balanced - sounds like you've been having one heck of a summer! I'd also be happy to walk you through putting photos and links into your blog - there are great buttons in blogger that help you do almost all of it without too much problem... til you get comfortable to do more on your own...

    I'm a new follower :)

  8. Definitely don't want to rush things, but I can't wait until I'm a grandma! (I'll be patient. My oldest is only 13.) I've been wondering about your book publication date. Sounds like maybe soon?

  9. Hi follower from the Friday Blog Hops. Great blog you have here. Love the above post. :)

    Anyway, hoping you'll drop by for a visit when you get a moment. I love new followers and friends.



    The Things We Find Inside

  10. Great news about the agent. ...can I pet your sweet that must have been. I would have never forgotten that either!

    I'm your newest 200th follower! Whoohooo! (-:

  11. Thank you..
    Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and join Friday Follow New Friends.
    I truly value you and your time. I hope you will stop back often as my journey into publication continues and I will do the same.

    Have a great day.

  12. Glad things are looking up and everyone is healing. I say keep riding. We can't all stop doing what we love because something might happen. No one would ever get anything done.

  13. I was wondering what was happening with the book. I'm glad to hear good news is on the way. I'm also excited about your upcoming giveaway. 300 Followers by the end of August should be a breeeze - I'm a follower and have been commenting, so I'm in.

    Hope everyone in the family is on the mend. That said, if you and your husband do decide to keep biking - I for one would love seeing one of your biker chick outfits! Smiles.


  14. Thank you for following! I am following you back. Come and join my new network og amazing bloggers! Visit and join Mama's Little Nestwork and you will get more followers! Have a great night!

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  15. Hello Doreen, what a pleasure to meet you. Thank you for joining Eve's House! I'm happy to be here and read about your adventures.

    Your book sounds very interesting, so sorry that it's taken from a true event. You are right, everyone does have a story, it's why I believe you never know what someone is dealing with, so everyone deserves a smile and an encouraging word.

    That's wonderful about your doll collection! You really made me laugh about "their room." :D

    I'm looking forward to reading your past and future posts, wishing you an AWESOME week!! Eve

  16. So glad everyone is healing nicely and that you have that new little grandbaby to love. I'm saving that cute fragment for a special Favorites post, since it's been a while since I could catch up! "Can I pet your baby?" LOL

    You are the nicest fragmenter, Doreen. I've noticed you are sometimes the only person commenting on some of the fragmenters (even before me!) and I think that's pretty darned nice.

    I wish you good luck with the follower goal! Can't wait for the giveaway!

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