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That’s how I feel. I’ve read, re-read, and read again. Updating my website to be GDPR complaint has been an experience.

A little over a week ago, I sent out a message to those on my newsletter list asking them to confirm they would like to continue to receive my newsletter in their e-mail boxes. In that message, there was a marketing permissions section that you “MUST” confirm you would like to receive a message from me before I could send you a newsletter through my messaging service. This new policy is now enforced as of May 31, 2018. Without your permission, if I am to communicate with you via e-mail, I must send a private message to you.

Sorry folks. As much as I love ya, I don’t have time to do that little ditty. Well, maybe sometimes. {Smiles!}

During the next week or so, I’ll send a “repeat” message to each of you that did not click “email” in the marketing permissions section of my message to verify it wasn’t an oversight. The reason is that you volunteered to receive my newsletter in the begin. If you choose to unsubscribe, then do that instead of clicking the e-mail. I’ll understand and know how sometimes e-mail can be too much to deal with on occasions.

Please be sure to follow the steps in the message or otherwise you’ll miss unique news, fun promotions, and special savings. Not to mention early announcements about up coming books and other events.

That’s the update for now. My plan is to send out a newsletter by the middle of June. If you haven’t signed up for my newsletter yet, consider doing so. Use the pop-up that comes around.

Until we talk again I’ll be writing Book Two of The Chronicles of Eldershire.

Write on!
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Blessings, Blogging, Happiness

Happy New Year – Be Happy in 2018!

Filing cabinet with lists and quotes

Make a list of the things you’ve told yourself you should do, and then do them. It’s not easy. Every year I do this. Every year I do not reach all of my goals. Every year I learn something about myself I didn’t know before. One could say that it makes me wise and I realize how blessed I am.

Here is one of my lists of To Dos I thought you’d enjoy reading and it might help happiness abound for you too …

Read — all kinds of books

Tea cup with post-it listing books

Write – Journal – Record Random Thoughts

writing pad with list

Review — Books Read

  • Take time to pay it forward
  • Create a review of five books read from your TBR list
  • SHARE!

Bookcase Quilt - Labor of Love
Bookcase Quilt made by Cousin HM.


Doodling Fun - Christmas inspiration
Doodling Fun – Christmas inspiration

Doodle — Enjoy Drawing

* Finish doodles started last year
* Identify new doodles
* Choose one for brand




Complete — Multiple projects

* Stained glass bathroom door piece
* Make a crochet/knitted gift for a friend
* Plan crochet pieces for special use

Arrange — Photos and Videos                  

Photo by Jenna Beekhuis - The Brooks Forest
Trees of light in the Wild Woods of Eldershire.

  • Identify photos for storage
  • Upload photos for friends to see
  • Find lost old photos and mail to others

Technical – Writing for Pay

  • Finalize technical writing projects
  • Finish on deadline
  • Identify what still needs to be done

Picture of The Letter framed

Time — to listen, to see, & to be

* Plan veggie and flower garden for spring
* Listen to more music and find new artists
* Take walks, photograph more, immerse in nature, & become me



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Hope you have a wonderful New Year!
Write on!