I went to bed a while ago but I was having bad back spasms so I got back up to take a muscle relaxant and wait for it to kick in. (This could be a VERY funny post with horrendous spelling and grammar by the time we get to the end! No promises though. I usually handle the meds pretty well.) So … since I am awake anyway … I decided to go ahead and write my Friday Fragment post!
First a couple of referrals:
I’ve entered for a Mother’s Day Birthstone Necklace Giveaway at http://wp.me/p97XK-3VM from @glockets! I had never heard of Glockets before tonight. Now I want one! They’re a glass locket, shaped in a heart or a circle, that you can put birthstones, locks of baby hair, any tiny thing that’s precious to you, in the locket! Is that not the sweetest thing? I am so hoping I win one! But you can enter too! Just run right on over to meet Loni, at The Writing Canvas. Tell her Beth sent you!
Two of my blog buddies are officially published this week! I would throw them parties if I had that much energy! Since I don’t … I’ll tell you where to buy their books!
Donna McNicol, of My Write Spot, is one of the sweetest, most supportive, blog friends ever! Check her out on twitter and Facebook too. Anyway in addition to her romance novels, Donna writes in a style called #FlashFiction. (They are super short but incredibly creative stories. She even manages plot twists in the little critters!)
Her flash fiction, The Dance, was accepted for inclusion in the new e-book, “I Am Woman Anthology – Vol 1″. This book was published to help women in need. From the website:
“This collection features fictional stories and poems written by women from all over the world. It is a celebration of womanhood, of overcoming hard times and enjoying the good. Each story or poem, in its own way, illustrates the capacity every woman has for courage and strength, no matter what the circumstances.
The ‘I Am Woman’ campaign is about using our voices to help other women. To raise awareness of women across the planet who have in effect ‘lost their voice’ or had it taken away either through, fear, abuse, illness or war. We must speak for them until they can do it for themselves.
Proceeds from this book will be are shared equally between Women’s Aid, Breakthrough and Women for Women. No costs will be deducted.”
And my dear friend Katharine, who is one of the biggest reasons I HOPE God sends me to Allume this year after all, is releasing her first e-book TODAY! Katharine can be found at Just a Thought, on Facebook, and on Twitter. Her beautiful new e-book is called Grace And Fresh Ink: 52 Devotional Stories For The Seasons Of Faith. And believe you me … Katharine can write a devotional! God frequently uses her gift of words to convict me. He also uses her to make me laugh! This is going to be a great book! I hope you’ll get a copy! And pop onto Katharine’s blog, twitter, of FB this weekend and wish her a happy birthday! She turns 50 on Mother’s Day. (I don’t make a habit of revealing women’s ages on my blog but she’s been proclaiming her pending birthday for months. I don’t think she be upset!
While I’m in referral mode, here’s one more, my mom (who is 19 years older than me) has found great joy recently in photographing nature’s beauty (especially flowers) and posting them on her blog and on Facebook. Here blog is at http://mylivinglens.blogspot.com . Would you be so kind as to help me bless her this Mother’s Day by following her blog? She truly does take some beautiful photos! And they’re a super quick read! Thanks!
Hmmm … what other fragments should I disperse …
I went for a job interview this morning. I doubt that they will hire me but I would be delighted if they did! Sounds like a great job! I also decided that I had already wasted enough time working to get certified for a job that would almost certainly stress me out so I withdrew from my AT&T course. Felt like a huge load off my spirit when I finally made that choice! So I’m looking again. Really want to finding something that fits God’s plans for me!
I really want to be going to either the YMCA or YWCA for water aerobics in the mornings but we simply do not have the money for gym fees. I’m a little tempted to do it anyway. I really want to use this unemployment time to get my health back and that requires exercise. Every single doctor tells me that because of my arthitis I need to be doing water exercises!
Meds are kicking in and I’m getting foggy! More than usual!
See Mrs. 4444 to link up your own fragmentation!