independent book stores


Friday May 29th I saw an ad for the sale of a used bookstore downtown. Monday morning I became the official new owner and quit my job and opened my own business.


I was not even looking to buy a business, I was perfectly content with my part-time job with a great group of people.

Now here I am absolutely LOVING this change! Wish us luck on our new adventure…

part deux


Group 2 of the beginning sight words set. Will see if I can get group 3 done before bed tonight.

balancing act


Looking for a job that would let me keep  my family a priority and allow me to continue writing and working part-time as a Team Beachbody Coach has been tricky. With many daytime appointments for my granddaughter, and knowing she will probably be able to start Headstart in the fall, along with a husband who works graveyard, I decided to see if I could find a part-time evening job. I’ve spent many years working in advertising and other “semi-professional” jobs. None of those was working for me in my current situation. I really didn’t want to deal with the public, I wanted to work after 5 p.m. so I could have the mornings with my family and deal with any appointments.

My godson had a job cleaning buildings at night and I thought “that soundsperfect for me!” Part-time,  hours in my range. Now how to find one? I looked online at our local employment security site and guess what job was posted? Monday through Friday, 6 to 9 p.m. I applied immediately and included a cover letter explaining why I was so interested in the job (usually I am not able to get interviews as they see me as “over-qualified” ).

I got the interview and I got the job!

A big bonus for me is that I get to stay on my feet 3 hours a day, so who needs a gym membership! Keep my shorter home workouts as well and plan on seeing another size or two come off in the next few months.

The best part is my granddaughter is watched by a very dear family friend she knows and trusts, who is kind enough not to charge me, heck she even sends me home leftovers and washes my granddaughters clothes if they get dirty.

I love my family and my friends, they are one in the same.