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, August 19, 2010

Friday Fragments:

Happy Friday Everyone!  I said not too long ago that Friday was my favorite day of the week, because I no longer work weekends.  I am working Saturday this week..just for a couple of hours. I still love Friday because it is Friday Fragment Day; where you can just spew all the stuff out of your cluttered mind. Our wonderful host for Friday Fragments is Mrs.4444. You can find her and all of her wonderfulness here:
Peyton Elizabeth
Avery Paige Yep that's her
Imagine my excitement when I stopped by there tonight and saw that I have been awarded the Favorite Fragmenter Award. Thank you Mrs.4444! For the rest of you stop over and see the Fragment that landed me this award. It has to do with my brand newest grand baby Peyton Elizabeth and her 4 year old sister Avery. Well this fragment would not be complete without adding this week's precious moment. I asked Avery if she liked being a big sister. Her answer  " Oh Mom-Mom I'm still the little sister, Morgan is the big sister, I'm little and Peyton is the baby". I said" Why don't you want to be a big sister"? She answered "That's a big job and I'm just too little".
Morgan the proud big sister and Lance

I am also participating in Follow Friday; this is hosted by the beautiful Java and you can find her here: 

And for the first time I am participating in New Friend Friday over at

In case you have not heard I am having my first ever give away to celebrate my 200 followers and my goal of reaching 300 by the end of the month!  For every 10 new followers I will randomly choose a winner. If you follow and have left a comment you are in. If you are the ambitious type you can send over a new follower (make sure they tell me in a comment you sent them) and you will each receive 5 extra points! Good luck Everyone; I really do appreciate your blog friendships (((HUGS)))
My hubby and I are going to Washington next weekend for a rally. We are riding down on the motorcycle (this should clear up a dilemma we had last Friday). I am just looking forward to spending some alone time with my best friend!
I had another MRI on Wednesday. Of course it was awful; they used dye and I could taste it! It was so gross.
Book News: Still in pre-publication doing last minute edits to the last 2 chapters; should have these done by tomorrow and hopefully (please,please) have a publication date very soon. In the mean time I am entering a contest at Glamour Magazine. It is supposed to be a real life story. They will think I made the shit  stuff up! Anyway wish me luck...
Michael is home!! He is still in some pain but he is working very hard at physical therapy and we are expecting a full recovery.  Dominic is also doing very well and is actually putting weight on his foot and still hoping to be able to play football this fall.
Okay I am fragmented out but I will leave you with this: There is a light at the end of every tunnel; you just have to pray it is not a train.
I wish you all a blessed weekend!    


  1. congrats on being the favorite friday fragment!

  2. Congrats on the award, it was a lovely fragment :-) As is today's offering from Avery - so adorable!

  3. So happy Micheal is home!! Have a great time in Washington.

  4. LOL! Love that parting bit of reflection :)

    Awww. It's so sweet that she sees her big sister role as so important.

    Good luck with the Glamour thing and finishing up those last two chapters!! Also, the MRI results.

    Have fun with your Honey!!

  5. I am so happy to hear that Michael and Dominic are doing well. Good luck with the Glamour contest. I have been praying for about a week now that that light isn't a train. Hopefully I'll know by the end of the next week.

  6. Congrats! It sure sounds like you're are looking forward to better weeks ahead!

  7. Hi.
    I'm a new follower from NFF.
    Have a good weekend!!
    Xo. Sarah

  8. Congrats on being the "Fragmenter" of the week! Your book sounds very interesting. I'm sad that it is true though, how awful for you and your family!

  9. Perfectly fragmented!!

    Nothing better than being the grandma.

    Have fun in Washington are you going to 8/28? If you are I am so jealous and I will love knowing someone I "know" is there. Take a photo and post it!!

    God Bless and be safe.


  10. Congrats on your award and your book sounds like it is going to be amazing!

    Thank you so much for stopping by, I'm following now as well! :)

  11. Congratulations on the book, and good luck with the Glamour Magazine contest! Thanks for visiting my blog and offering your support. I really appreciate it! (I'm following you back. )

  12. thanks for stopping by my blog. I am following back. :)

    So far I am hooked on your book. I can't wait til it's done

  13. Congratulations on the award!! You so deserve it! Been thinking about you and your story all week. Best wishes on the motorcycle trip!!

  14. Congrats on the FF award :) Babies, oh babies. Love them! Have a nice trip on the bikes. I wish you a happy day when you reach your 300 goal. I only have blogs in my Google Reader, so I'm sorry that I can't be one of your followers.

    Kristin - The Goat

  15. Fridays are definitely my favorite day of the week!

    Your grand babies words {about being the big sister}...truly precious!

  16. COngrats on the award - oh that little girl is so cute!

  17. Thank you for your nice comment on my blog and for following.

    I hope you keep trying to sew. It will get easier as time goes on.


  18. Doreen,
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I am deeply touched by your story and yet thrilled that you will get the word out to the masses. What happened to your brother is horrific and I pray that we can all learn from this the pointlessness and evil of road rage. My deepest sympathies to your family...
    I am following you and please keep me in the loop on the book so I can celebrate this victory with you.
    Be blessed,