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Merry Christmas 2012

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I’m wishing all of you a Merry Christmas. There is plenty to be thankful for even during a time of national unrest and devastating disasters that have affected our country. After all the gifts were unwrapped today and the dinner is now cooking in the oven, I am reminded that this season is about the greatest gift…Jesus. It’s all about God giving us a life with Him beyond this world.

May God bless you in 2013. 🙂

Hugs,
Beth

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Ohio Statehouse Fun

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It’s like stepping back into time the minute I put the Civil War era dress on. The petticoat poofs out the skirt and I walk upright. Standing in the Rotunda of the Ohio Statehouse as a mourner over the casket of President Lincoln brings on a real sense of what it must have been like when the event actually happened.

My husband guards the casket just like they did almost 150 years ago. My youngest daughter mourns with me. This was part of the Haunted Statehouse tours this year. There’s nothing really too scary at the Statehouse, but people love to hear stories about the historical happenings at the Statehouse. The tours were full each night. What fun!

In other news, I’m still in recovery mode for the knee. It’s coming along slowly….but forward. That’s always good. Hope to be able do some serious writing soon.

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the picture.

Beth

Ohio Statehouse Haunted Tours 2012

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Progressing Forward

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Ah….some cooler weather has arrived. It’s rained more in the past week than it has for two months. Fall will be spectacular. I hope to be able to take a long (or maybe a “longer”) walk with my new knee. The leg is progressing forward very slowly. But it is going forward. That’s the core of my positive thinking. God has been good to me as I go through this. I’ve met some really neat people at the rehab center in July and now, at the outpatient physical therapy department.

I’ve also been reading. It’s good to replace some of the creative juices that has felt very limited. The mystery books have been especially good. I’m up to season 7 of Murder She Wrote. I want to watch the entire line-up. There is less time, however, than I thought there would be. Exercise and the fact that everything takes me twice as long to do, has whittled down the spare time. But I will finish. 🙂

Hope everyone is having a wonder summer’s end. Take care.

Hugs,
Beth

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Back in the Saddle Again

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When Dorothy said there was “no place like home”, she knew what she was talking about. After a hospital stay and 2 weeks in rehab, it’s great to be home. The knee replacement went well (at least that’s what the doctors say) and I’m hobbling along with the help of the walker. Thanks for all the prayers and support.

I had a chance to read several books while in rehab. That always gets me excited for my own writing. Next week, I’ll begin spending an allotted amount of time working on my next WIP.

It has been one hot summer and I can’t wait to start camping again in the fall…..it’s the only thing getting me through these painful exercises. I have to be able to get into the camper, right?

Hope everyone is having a great summer.

Hugs,
Beth

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It’s Time

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It’s time for knee replacement surgery. I will be out of commission for a few weeks, but will be checking e-mail from time to time. Probably won’t get any writing done, but plan to read to my heart’s content.

I will post as soon as I can. Thanks for all the prayers. Take care.

Beth

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Big Smiles for Summer

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Yes, Yes…I missed the entire month of May. But I’m back to the blog just in time for summer. Graduation (and parties) are over. The high school reunion is around the corner, and the BBQ is fired up. One camping trip is under my belt for the year. Life is good.

Our oldest daughter is situated in Michigan for her master’s program. She’s busy with research on Lake Huron. Way to go, Jess!

Erica is registered for the fall semester with college. She is busy with summer plans that include a missions trip and VBS. We’re very proud.

The knee replacement surgery is next month…and coming too fast. It seemed so far away in April. I’m gearing up for the transition. Please pray for a quick recovery.

Writing has been non-existent for the past two months. I’m looking forward to some writing time in late July. 🙂

Have a great summer.

Beth

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New Changes

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Life is always changing. We travel from one phase to the next. Our oldest daughter has been accepted to Central Michigan University for their masters program in aquatic biology. Under the wings of a professor, she will be doing research and teaching. We are very proud of her.

The youngest is graduating high school as I mentioned in the last blog. I’m cleaning off my shelves of textbooks and trying to figure out what the next phase of my life is going to be. God always has something in mind. I just want to make sure I’m doing what He wants.

Maybe there will be more time for writing. I’m eager to get back to two stories that I’m in the midst of writing. I’ve been away from it for far too long.

The high school senior is also writing dramas this spring to use on a mission’s trip in June. I was very impressed with the growth in her writing. It’s great to know she loves to write.

Have a Happy Mother’s Day. May God bless all of you.

Hugs,
Beth

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Spring Happenings

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Welcome Spring! It’s been wonderful to have a mild winter and an early warm weather. The trees and flowers are beautiful. Everything smells new and fresh. Wonderful.

It’s going to be a busy spring with one of our youngest graduating from high school and another starting grad school. Congratulations to both of our daughters. Homeschool will also be officially over. It’s a happy time all around.

In other news, I’ve finally come to the point where I need to have my first knee replacement. The pain and limited movement has crossed that fine line and it’s time to bite the bullet. July will be the month. Maybe I can get some writing done during recovery.

I wish everyone of you a Happy Easter.

Hugs,
Beth

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Feburary Came Fast

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Where did January go? I missed my blog in some type of time warp. I’m still here, however, and back on track. It’s been a great winter so far. Little snow and almost spring-like temperatures every other week. Wonderful. Those who make a living plowing snow probably don’t like this turn of events. I do feel bad for them. But they have had several good snow years and I was more than ready for the break.

Writing is very slow right now….and might continue to be until our youngest graduates from high school. When did parents become as busy as the students for graduation? As a student, even I wasn’t this busy. It’s a fun time, though, and the senior banquet isn’t far off.

I have been reading Love Inspired books…especially the suspense line. Great stuff while snuggled under a warm blanket. What have the rest of you been reading?

Been watching the ME Network that has shows from the 60s-80s. It takes me back in time. Some of it is hokey, but the content is always decent. It also gives me ideas for good story lines with a twist for our modern age. Love to see their “computers” in the 60s. It was so advanced then, but looking like a huge dinosaur now. Too funny.

Hope everything is going well for you. May God’s peace be with you.

Hugs,
Beth

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