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 26, 2010

Friday Fragments...

I could not be more fragmented this week if I tried. I worked a crazy lot of hours taking care of other peoples old people..I'm supposed to be working 15 hours a week (because of my injuries from an accident) I think I trippled those hours this week. I will be very happy on pay day!
We have now had 3 winners chosen for my goal of 300 followers; for every 10 new followers I will randomly pick a winner from all followers; I really appreciate all of your support and wish you luck in winning some of the awesome prizes(((HUGS)))..we are very close to choosing #4
I quit smoking. That is it I am done! Of course I just forgot and went to get one..but they are gone..please pray for me..send me strength..I know I can do it. Hubby is quitting too so we are in this together. I have to think of something else now..     
 We will be headed to Washington, DC  tomorrow morning and we will be spending the weekend! It seems like forever (well actually it has been forever) since hubby and I just rolled...   The weather is supposed to be perfect! I have not been this excited about something for a while. It has been a rough summer. 
                                                        We will be attending a Rally on
My alter ego/the biker chick!

 Saturday and then sight seeing  and probably lots of eating because I WILL NOT SMOKE!
 I probably will not stop by to visit you all until Monday Night..but before the week is out I will be here to visit our wonderful Friday Fragment's host; Mrs.4444 and then I will be by to visit Java and all her friends at for Follow Friday (over 40)
This is how we roll...

Brotherly Love/ Lance and Louie my precious moment of the week; these guys are so funny they do everything together/hubby says they are co-dependent and I guess they are !


  1. Congrats on the quitting smoking! Stay strong, stay positive and just think of all the money you will save and all the years of your life you will add. You can do it!

    Enjoy your trip to DC.

  2. I'm always glad when someone quits smoking. Good for you. So sorry to read of what happened to your brother; so sad. I can't begin to imagine.

    Hi! I am a new blogger (thanks to my daughter) and I am following you via FF over 40; I hope you will follow me back. I've enjoyed browsing your blog and hope you will visit me.

  3. I quit 17 years ago. I can tell you that it's not easy BUT so worth it. I miss it to this day BUT I don't crave it.
    Remember your reasons you want to quit when you find yourself reaching for a cigarette...
    Stay strong!

  4. Congratulations on quitting smoking! I've heard it's one of the hardest things to quiet, so kudos to you! I'll definitely pray for your strength!

  5. I'm so glad you quit! It's be hard, but you can do it! Have a great weekend on that gorgeous bike with your husband too!

  6. Wow, well done Doreen for giving up cigs. I know it is so so so so so hard. I've never smoked but my husband used to, and he says he couldn't have done it without God's help. I will include you in my prayers.

    Have an excellent weekend! :D

  7. Now following you back thank you for stopping by.

    Wanted to wish you luck in your adventure. HOPE you can kick the habit and for every $5 you save on smokes put it in a jar and take your self on vacation in a yr. YOU"LL Deserve it!

  8. Stopping by from over 40. Your story is a fascinating one, so I am following to keep up! And I will pray for all the people you mentioned.
    You have all been through so much.

  9. I quit smoking on 07-07-07 and it took me nearly a year to stop reaching for a cigarette at various times of the day. I remember being shocked how long it took to get over it - I just didn't give in. I wish you strength and courage :)

    Kristin _ The Goat

  10. Congratulations on quitting smoking! That is huge and will help you health wise. Way to go! Hope you have/had a fun trip.

    Stopping by from the 40 over hop and returning the follow.

    Amy @ Missional Mama

  11. I would wish you a wonderful trip but you're probably home by now so .... I hope you HAD a wonderful weekend escape!

    Wishing you well and offering all kinds of encouragement for quitting smoking! I quit more years ago than I care to count so I know how tough it is but it CAN be done!

  12. Congrats on quitting smoking. My husband did a few years ago and I know it was tough for awhile but he says he's SO happy he's over that period in his life!

  13. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you had a great weekend. I can't wait for cooler weather so I can take my daughter to DC. She has never been, I lived nearby for 5 years "back in the day" and have so many things I want her to see.

    Congrats on quiting smoking, I can only imagine how difficult it is... I wish I could stop eating!

  14. Congrats on quitting smoking. That's fabulous!

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