Which gets me to thinking ...
Wow! I just read J.A. Konrath's blog and I'm sitting here with my mouth agape, astonished. That man never ceases to amaze me. Seriously! Not only does he churn out some really hot best sellers, he's been professionally published and yet, STILL, chooses to self-publish making, $100,000 in just 3 weeks. That's AH-MAY-ZING! I can only hope to sell that many books some day.
Which gets me to thinking ...
I'm about to be totally honest and personal right now, and it's only because of something I read. One of those chain e-mails that goes around every holiday, to remind us each to be thankful for what we have and to think of others during trying times.
I also just read an article online that was about a mom in her thirties, that had 2 children aged 10 and 12. She had moved to Texas from Ohio about 8 months prior and had applied for food stamps sometime in July. Unfortunately her application was denied. I guess she hadn't filled out enough information. Because her application was denied, she decided to take her two children with her to the state assistance office ... along with a gun. A standoff and hostage situation ensued, ending with the mom wounding her children and fatally shooting herself. Her children were critically wounded and are unconscious right now.
My questions are ... did anyone ever reach out to that mom to try and help her? Did anyone know their situation and offer a helping hand? Something had to snap for that woman to go about in the way she did.
Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday! I hope ya'll are keepin' cool and enjoying this beautiful weather now that the heat stroke of 2011 has worn off (at least for a little bit - we still have August to get through).
Well, for me, July has been pretty uneventful. It's a bittersweet month for me because I will no longer be 'in my 20s' and that's kind of scary considering I still see myself as a scared, little freshman waiting for my first class in high school to begin.
But a freshman in high school I am not. Nope - I'm a soon-to-be 30 year old, married, and fortunate to have the greatest 3 kids in the world. While July has been pretty uneventful for me (I've literally only worked my day job for 9 days this month - though the days I didn't work I stayed home with my kiddos), it's been a pretty eventful month for my 10 year old son, Cameron.
After 10 days off from my day job, I returned to work this week refreshed and rearing to go. Not 5 days later and I'm already dragging my feet, thankful I have next week off because I don't think I could last much longer. I have no idea what the deal is, but I seem to be turning into a vampire (or vampyre, whichever spelling you prefer).
Does having a parent in the 'biz' produce offspring that will follow in their parents footsteps? I mean, you see actors and actresses that have children in the 'biz'. Like Ron Howard and his daughter Bryce Dallas Howard. You've got Tom Cruise and his son Connor Cruise. Will Smith and his children Willow and Jaden. How about Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, with their daughter Rumor? I mean, not all celebrities have children in the 'biz', but it does seem to happen. The same way that if a parent is a carpenter, one of their children is apt to follow in their footsteps. The President of the company I work for is an accountant/financial analyst. His oldest is going to college to study financial planning and accounting (I could be fudging this a little bit, since I'm not really close to the President - a lot of this is from heresay).
What is the point of my blog? Well, like me, my children are very social. They can talk you up a storm. They love talking on the phone, going out and talking with their friends, and seem to have a lot of my personality. Loud, boisterious, and attention grabbing.
On top of having some of my personality, my oldest son has determined he wants to be a writer.