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I have some news.

Sam wanted to become a real member of our family and asked if we could adopt her. So I talked to her parents who haven't had her for years and they both agreed. We got the papers signed by them on Wednesday and Thursday. Tomorrow is our second visit to our lawyer and she said everything is going so smoothly that we might be able to get our court hearing for November 7th. We're excited to have it almost done with. Now that we're retired it's been very hard because we can't get a family plan insurance for the three of us. Only for her. We're on Medicare and have all sorts of good insurance. Sam on the other hand has crappy insurance for almost what we're paying for ours and hers includes NO pharmacy coverage at all. We've spent a fortune since we retired. Now she'll be able to be on our insurance. I'm very excited about it. 5 1/2 years of medical is worth what we had to go through for this. :)

I just wanted to share this news with all of you. We didn't want to become parents again at 60, but here we are seven years later doing just fine with her.

Hugs, Patt

PS: She doesn't wear glasses but she loves her fake glasses. LOL She's a hoot.

Today is Beta Appreciation Day

A big holler to Sheila, aka, Bluewolf for all of her help, her guidance and her ideas that always send me in the right direction. Thank you so much. You're not only a great beta, but a great friend on top of everything.

Love, Patt

Thank you, T_Verano. :)

T, I got my book yesterday and instead of cleaning I've been reading. Needless to say I'm 3/4 done with it and I totally love Even Smoak. I'm going to order the next two or three tomorrow, I think. Thank you so much for the rec.

In case anyone wonders, it's called Orphan X. Mystery, thriller and suspense. I find it a toss up between Equalizer and Jack Reacher. I find this book much better than Jack Reacher books. His name is Gregg Hurwitz. Check this book out, you won't be sorry. I'm saving these when I'm done because I already know I'll be reading them over and over again.

Thank again for the rec, T. Hugs, Patt


Hi, sweetie. I hope you're doing well. Best wishes and hope to hear from you soon.

Hugs, Patt

Book Meme-taken from DimityBlue.

I did much better than six. :) But still a lot of books, I haven't read.

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Guess what?

I have a little bit of news. I got an email from the publisher today and it said, "I’m pleased to inform you that your work has passed our initial review." So now we're getting the artwork ready. my son, Thomas is doing the art for it. It's going to be so cool. And once they see the book with the artwork and everything, then they discuss business with me. :) I'm so happy. I'm still in a little bit of shock. I'll keep you posted as I find out more.

Hugs, Patt

We watched two movies yesterday. Woot!

Rodney and I watched Rocket Man last night and I cried and cried, but I still loved it. The music was awesome. The cast was superb. Costumes were awesome too. If you haven't see it yet, it's on Video. I think I'm going to buy it. Let me warn you, like Bohemian Rhapsody, it's sad, sad, sad. But I like when the people actually learn from the way they lived and move on to something better. :) It was excellent.

We also watched MIB: International and I was somewhat disappointed. I love Chris Hemsworth, but he didn't pull this one off well, in my opinion. But, one out of two isn't bad for the evening.

PS: We watched it with Stereo Surround Sound and that made it even better. What great music, Elton John created. He's a genius. :)

A positive thing about me for today.

My daughter, Chris babysits her grandson, Kallan. He is almost 2. She had friends come in to town, so I volunteered to watch him three days a week instead of just one that I usually do. He's such a little charmer, I can't help but love being around him. Chris does everything for this family and doesn't get any extra days off so I watch him every Saturday or Sunday, depending on the hours, instead of her. So now she gets three days a week off and I get to be with my Bubby. :) He's such a doll baby. Chris was so thrilled to spend all the five days with friends instead of babysitting. And Alexa, Bubby's mom, lives only 12 mminutes from our house. Woot! I don't know if I've ever posted a pic of him. So I will today. (Lucky you)

I came home on Friday aafter watching him for 9 hours and Rodney said, "You look exhausted." I reminded Rodney that he's almost two. I get my exercise, let me tell you.


Have a great Sunday. :)

A Meme About Me...

Thank you to sallymn for this. I love Memes.

1. What was the last thing you put in your mouth? I just finished a Banana Creamies. They are so good, not overly fattening and I'm addicted to them. :)

2. Do you sleep naked? Nope.

3. Worst physical pain in your life? Getting over the surgery for my complete hysterectomy. I swear I felt like they had taken something more out than they should have. :)

4. The 1st bone ever broken? I've only broken three of my toes. Two of them on right side and the other on the left. Nothing major, that's for sure.

5. Favorite place you have ever been? This is a hard one, but I would say anywhere I traveled with my hubby and my parents. My dad was such a great joy in our lives. So anywhere we went, we all enjoyed it more than ever.

6. How late did you stay up last night? 1:00 am

7. If you could move somewhere else, where would it be? Nowhere. I love Arizona. Although, I thought about Scotland quite a few times before I put nowhere.

8. Which of your LJ friends lives the closest to you? I have no idea. LOL

9. When was the last time you cried? While watching the end of Avengers: End Game. I sobbed. Then when I stopped in the restroom, someone noticed my tattoo of Iron Man and they gave me a group hug for looking so sad.

10. Who took your profile picture? I think I got this one from Grey853.

11. What's your favorite season? The fall and Spring. They are almost the same in Arizona. :)

12. If you could have any career what would it be? The one that I chose. I was a caretaker for Developmentally Disabled Adults. I miss them now that I'm retired.

13. What was the last book you read? The last Jack Reacher book and also the latest Stephanie Plum novel.

14. If you could talk to anyone right now, who would it be? My dad. I miss him so. I loved his voice and how he always made me laugh.

15. Are you a good influence? I try to be.

16. Does pineapple belong on pizza? Not in my eyes, no.

17. You have the remote, what channel will you be watching? HGTV most of the time. :)

18. Last concert you attended? Paul Revere and the Raiders back in Iowa, when I was 15 years old. I don't do crowds well any longer.

19. Favorite type of food? Medium rare steak and baked potato. Just butter though. I don't care for sour cream. :)


8 Positive Things.

This was taken from spikedluv. I thought it would be a good meme. Not funny,, not sad but uplifting. :)

Five Positive Things(had too many)

1. I am finding wonderful things on live journal, that make me think, make me smile and make me answer their posts. Thank you, Spikedluv.

2. I wrote two more children's books over the weekend and they are darling. I'm so enjoying writing them. With any luck, okay a lot of luck, I might get something published. But for right now, I just wait patiently and try to keep positive thoughts. :)

3. Everyone in my family are feeling fine. I have absolutely no complaints.

4. I'm going to the movies on Thursday with my honey. He loves being retired. I do too. We're seeing The Angel has Fallen.

5. It's almost the end of August and I vowed to keep my spending for Christmas way down and watch for sales for the Christmas shopping that I dread every year. I'm waiting until November to shop. You have to know what I'm like to know how hard this has been to keep from buying things already and cutting back on my allowance. I'm usually done by August 15th.

6. I did something for a friend of mine just because she couldn't do it for herself. She was so thrilled.

7. I've started telling my children, my husband and my grandchildren how much they mean to me. You just never know how loong you'll be here and I want them to have good memories of their Grammy, Mom and wife.

8. I feel like my block is leaving. I haven't written anything but children's books, but yet I feel like I will be writing something soon. I love fanfic.

Have a good day, everyone.


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