Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A friend sent me a link today, and I went to this blog, and read this posting by this mom, 
Mothering a child with Reactive Attachment Disorder, 
and I wondered if she had been reading my mail!
I am the adoptive mom to three, two of which have been diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder, and I know that friends and foes alike have watched me and wondered why the heck I always seem exhausted and so needy.  Picture riding to church on Sunday morning, with either one or two children fighting, complaining, and asking endless questions all the way, and I can assure you that I am NOT in a Christian, ready-to worship state of mind when we pull up, and then the precious little princesses glide into church, one the social butterfly, and the other one, with the tear described in the blog article linked above, and everyone is looking at my poor little darlings and wondering how the heck they put up with me!
If someone asked me what I need, I assure you that sleep would top the list, followed by health, which, of course, could probably be linked back to that sleep thing.
Every year since I have adopted, I have promised myself that THIS will be the year that I start that book I always wanted to write, and I haven't even written the first paragraph yet!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

I haven't written or commented in a LONG, LONG time. I had cancer, and I had surgery, and I survived! Ü
I'm just starting with ROI, link to the right, and I hope that you check it out! The girls and I LOVE to travel, and we look forward to having enough money to take a cruise. Being the old fart that I am, I want to go on a Gaither Cruise. The girls, of course, would love to go on a Disney Cruise. We'll see!

Saturday, February 20, 2010


A fellow writer put me on to FireHow, which is very much like eHow, and also pays through Paypal. I am just starting there, and don't have TOO much to report yet. I am one of those strange people who runs through tutorials looking for tips and tricks, so I will get back to you after I have familiarized myself with the software!

Monday, June 29, 2009


I don't care what anyone else says about e-How, I have to say that even though I've written almost nothing in the last two months, my checks have been consistent. In the last week, I started slowly writing again, and my numbers have already taken a sudden jump.
I've always believed that if you write consistently, and write articles with substance, people would keep finding them. I've written for only five months, and can already boast that over 21,000 people have read my articles. That's not too shabby! Just think about what could happen if I REALLY poured my heart into it!

I've Been Out of Commission

I've been out of commission for awhile. My youngest brother Aaron died suddenly of a heart attack. I was able to fly to California for his funeral, and we are planning a memorial in New York on August 9. I am still not okay, but have finally started writing again. For a bit, I wondered if I would ever write again, and a fellow writer urged me to pick my pen back up in a hurry, and share my pain that way, lest it consume me.
I'm not sure how relevant my articles will be for awhile, but I will continue to write!
My brother Aaron is pictured at the left with his wife, Silja. They were as happy as they look, and I'm not sure how she will survive, either. Life won't ever be the same, that's for sure, and things don't seem as wonderful as they did a month ago...the rose colored glasses are definitely gone.

Friday, May 22, 2009

I'm Back!

After having the flu, bronchitis, and two ear infections, I am back, and not much worse for the wear.
I didn't do ANYTHING on e-How in May, and my income there remained steady. Not enough to pay the mortgage, but it was still money coming in when I wasn't doing anything, and there's something to be said for that.
I have not yet found the answer for instant riches in regards to writing on the Internet, but still feel that if you make a dedicated effort to all the forums you are involved in; writing on your blog, writing for e-How, the Examiner, etc, they all can add together to make a fair income that can gradually build. I have finally started receiving some income from some of the affiliate programs I joined. $10 here and $10 there doesn't seem much by itself, but when you add those $10 bills together, they spend pretty nicely.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

eHow auto response reply

eHow finally sent me a reply to my complaint. Again, it was another auto response, and they said that if I could always try editing my articles and resubmitting to see if they would delete them again. Yay!! No sarcasm there!
I've been sick for a little over a week, and am still impressed at what eHow did without me doing ANYTHING to it. I didn't check mail, answer mail, or add any new articles, and still made progress.