Thursday, June 24, 2010

Friday, June 12, 2009

Faithful Devotion Spotlighted

Hi Faithful Readers!

Faithful Devotion has made the Spotlight on Raider Literary Magazine! Check it out!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Manifesting Precisely Where I Want To Be

Hi All,

I feel the Universe Moving and Shaking in the direction of ALL GOOD coming my way!

I am manifesting my heart's desires one by one.

Check out this sight, and get Free Enlightened Being Messages, as well as a Free chapter! The messages will help bring focus, purpose, and meaning into your life. The materials below, will teach you how to Manifest Precisely What You Want In Your Life. Love, Money, Peace. It's all there waiting for you.!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

itunes, ipod, podcast through Raider Publishing

Hi All!

Update to previous blog on my interview with the publisher of my book, Faithful Devotion, will be aired tomorrow, May 27th, '09. It is on itunes, through Raider Publishing.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Unconditional Love

A few years back, I received an e-mail from Enlightened Beings. It contained a link to order The Manifesting Manual How to Raise Your Manifesting Vibration and Effortlessly Materialize Anything Your Heart Desires!

It was just the "missing link" I'd been needing to help enrich my life.

I had a lot going for me, and was generally, a happy person. I just wasn't doing what I really wanted to do. I always wanted to be a "stay-home 'mom,'" and have plenty of time to write books. Like most people, however, I had to work a 40 hour a week job, in order to make a living.

Then, I ordered: The Manifesting Manual. I soon started receiving the Enlightened Beings e-mails on a regular basis. These e-mails, along with the manual, and other materials downloaded from their site, have helped transform my life. I've just become a "stay-home mom," and have accomplished my hearts desire of becoming an author, as well.

In all honesty, I don't even know how I ever received that first e-mail from Enlightened Beings, but I feel certain I would not be sitting at home with "my Boyz" writing, if I had not practiced their material.

That is why I want to share this information with you.

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Unconditional Love is one of the many teachings of Enlightened Beings.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Asthma Walk 2009

"Although I had worked two summers as a lifeguard, I could not revive my three and half year old son. My wife, as I was giving him artificial respiration, rushed next door, and a doctor living there, came over and injected adrenaline into the lad's heart. But no heartbeat was ever heard. The doctor listed the death as drowning, but privately expressed his belief that heart failure, caused by an abnormal growth of his heart from previous asthmatic attacks, was the true cause." Faithful Devotion

Saturday, May 9, 2009


Sunny sleeping.
Leroy Brown and Bono often sleep together, but rarely on this little bed.

I'm afraid I've been UNfaithful. I've gotten involved in other blogs on facebook, which is very exciting, and also on my local news paper, I know there is some way to link these all together, but I haven't discovered how....

I truly enjoy the "friendship" of all my followers, and want to keep it going. Followers and friends are always welcome.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cinco de Mayo!

Hello Fellow Followers,

Happy Cinco de Mayo! This day always seems to have some kind of "memorable" occasion happen on it for me. It is my Anniversary with Danny, for one thing. Another time, I had my dogs on a local beach, and they "got busted." The ridiculous thing about that is, that I had already left the beach, when the cop asked me if I had been on the beach. Being the "wide-eyed" naive person I was, I answered honestly. I guess I thought I was only going to get a warning. However, I was fined $40. per dog (luckily I only had two at the time) and a report was written up in the paper, with their names and breeds mentioned. That was Cinco de Mayo 2000.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Don't "Press One For English."

For all we Americans, who do not like the idea of becoming a bilingual nation, I have an idea. Refuse to "Press One For ENGLISH." If it's not bad enough listening to a foreign message telling the caller to press one for Spanish, some companies actually have the gall to ask the caller to "Press one for English." If that's not flagrant hostility, it's flagrant ignorance, and I don't have time for either one. If they want your business badly enough, let's have them ask for it in English.

Sunday, April 26, 2009


Today, my dog, Leroy was wheezing, snorting and grunting. I listened to his lungs, and found "rhonchi" (course, rattling sound, like snoring) sounds in his right lobe. I decided to do CPT on him, just like I would a person. I keep Primatine Mist on hand, as my Shepherd, Sunny has had asthmatic type spasms. First I sprayed his nose with some of that, then I started CPT. As soon as I started the cupping and clapping on his side, he seemed to automatically position himself, so that I could reach the proper lobe. I did it for less than 10 minutes, when he suddenly turned on his back, like he does, when he's really felling good! I gave him a little "doggie wipe" bath, and he's now sound asleep. That is, not grunting, wheezing or snoring. I am so happy. This shot was taken several months ago, but that's his most "relaxed" position. The purpose of CPT in humans, is to help the patient cough and expectorate. Of course dogs "can't spit," yet he is sleeping peacefully, with no noise.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Interview and Other Events of Today

My interview with my publisher, went well today. He asked some great questions. It will be aired on Raider Broadcast Networks, June 3rd.
Today I found something I never knew my yellow lab, liked. I rubbed his head and face with a dry wash clothe. He acted like he was enjoying a "facial." He never likes it, when it's wet, but when it was dry, he "lapped it up!"
As it turns out, I'm going to work one more night, at the sleep lab this week, tomorrow (Tuesday). When I turned my keys in, I was told that there was still one patient on the books for the 21st. I checked back, and as they have not hired anyone, (and may not be planning to, for a while) I said I'd fill in.
One last thing. In my interview today, I talked a little about the next book I'm going to write. It is the one dealing with depression, and has a bittersweet ending. I've decided I'm not going to be blogging the book, after all. I may throw out little "tidbits" about my writing, but I've decided the subject is way to dark and deep for me to blog. But it will come out, and hopefully, my "editor" won't move away, then get sick and die on me.... ;o)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Faithful Interview Wth Publisher

Monday, April 20, '09, I will be interviewed by the publisher of my book, Adam Salviani,on Raider Broadcast Network, at 5 PM Eastern

The other good news is, the first print (practice) edition is all sold out, and the 2nd edition should already be completed.

Thank you to all my readers/followers out there, for helping make this happen.

This is part of a letter my husband got from Captain, John Fruen, after the Korean Conflict.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Bono and Leroy, Mutt and Jeff, Goodness and Mercy

Even Yellow Labs can feel sadness. Not to mention, "Sad, Sad, Leroy Brown."

Or maybe Bono's just thinking, "Darn! I have to get up again. Can't he just walk around me?"

How To Treat Depression?

Dog can feel emotions, as you can see so evidently on my boys here. The guy in the white hat below, is a good
friend of Danny's "baby sister," Margie. Danny had never met the guy, "Bunk," until he came to the hospital with Margie . He ended up not only building this ramp for Danny, with other friends Danny had never met before, but also giving Danny a ride home, in his Jazzy, electric wheelchair; which was wheeled up into Bunk's especially equipped van. PLUS, he let him use the chair, as long as he needed it. What a guy! You can also see "Bunk," who sounds exactly like he's doing an impression of Larry The Cable Guy, in an earlier blog, showing Danny with his bloodied face. That was taken a couple of days after Danny ventured down the TEMPORARY ramp the first morning out of the hospital in his JAZZY. I had a difficult time looking him in the face, the first few days after the fall, as he would not let me clean his wound. Once he let me clean it, on the third day, I was fine. Anyway, Bunk was one of my Angels of Mercy on my mission. It was hard work for all of us; even the dogs.

As a respiratory therapist, I'm trained to treat primarily the lungs, and the heart. Cardiopulmonary Therapy. Basically, my training allows me to treat physical ailments, but how does one treat another for depression? This is a lesson I am bound to learn. Depression seems to be the one thing I've not yet been able to treat. But I AM learning. And what I've learned is that you just need to be "present" with the patient/friend, and have a lot of unconditional love for that person. Let them know, you are available for them, at all times, to help them, in any way possible. I learned this way too late to help my dear friend, Danny. He had become extremely depressed, and I did not know how to reach him. Of course, his "unknown" illness, only added to his depression. Lord knows I did try. I tried to get him to go to the doctor for years. Bless his heart, he never would. And I didn't know how to get through to him, to make him want to go.....until the end.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Grateful Memories

Tonight, I'm filled with grateful memories of my "youth," being married to Pete. He was, at times, very attentive with me. He'd come out with very "romantic" lines, like, "I've seen you more beautiful, but I can't remember when." There were times when we'd be in a crowded room, with everyone "decked" out for an evening of dining and dancing; at an Officer's Club on some military base, for example, and he'd get close to me and ask, "How does it feel to be the most beautiful girl in the room?" Or something like, "Has anyone ever told you, you have the most beautiful lips in the world?" Of course, I have to admit, I used to spend a lot of time, getting myself ready for these occasions. As a result, we got into the "routine," of Pete going down the the lounge, ahead of me, whenever we stayed at hotel, or base. Peter really enjoyed sitting at a bar, drinking a (dry) Martini, waiting for me to arrive. Ahh, those were the days..... to be in love.....

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Off the night shift

Hi There Faithful Friends,

Currently working what I hope is my last night at the sleep lab. I ended up NOT giving my 2 wk. notice last week, as my computer crashed, before I could finish the "resignation" letter! I took that as a "sign" that it was not time. However, I did give my notice yesterday. I offered to train my replacement, if necessary, but I have a feeling they may not schedule any patients in the next 2 wks. ..... Tonight I am treating an older gentleman, with severe sleep apnea. He was fitted with a full-face mask, and is not doing well on a current pressure of 16 cm H20. The max I can go up to, is 20, on this machine. He is still having apnic events, and his oxygen is decreasing as a result. Perhaps you can tell, I do enjoy the work, just not the HOURS!
I became a respiratory therapist, after my husband death, as he needed a lot of respiratory care. I have enjoyed my work with patients very much, and I will always an RT, for family, friends and loved ones who may need my care. It's been a great learning experience.

Saturday, March 21, 2009



"Today.....I want to please you more, than I did before." This is part of a song that's been running through my head the past week or so. Today the moon is in Aquarius. When the moon is in Aquarius, as it is for the next couple of days, you can "expect the unexpected." What you were so sure was going to happen, simply doesn't. Well, Today , I experienced that in a negative way. However, I did not let it affect me negatively. In stead, I sang songs to my dogs. They are the only ones who will listen to me.

Friday, March 20, 2009


Spring. My Favorite Season

The First Day of Spring

Today is the first day of Spring, the season of new beginnings. New births, new loves, new blossoms of every kind.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


That's my leg (lap) his legs are resting on. I was massaging them.
Making the "best of it."


RSS Feed

If anybody out there, including "customer service" at, can give me my proper RSS Feed off my blog, I would greatly appreciate it. The one I'm trying to add to my AmazonConnect, is apparently not correct, as it is not allowing me to add it. I have been trying to find a contact on blogger, but have not been able too.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Working a night job

I am currently working in a sleep lab, doing a Polysomnograhpy (baseline) study. I'm planning on giving my 2 wk notice to quit tonight. As a "night owl," working nights is not too difficult. However, as a person who requires a lot of sleep, (8-9 hrs per day)the mornings are rough. The next day, I'm lucky if I get 6 hrs. sleep, as it's just difficult for me to sleep in the daytime. Invaribly, I feel "run down" the day after working a night shift; almost like I'm about to get a cold. For those lucky people, who can get by with 5-6 hrs. or less a night, this job may not be to difficult. I'm taking a gamble by quiting, as I'm believing that my recent book release will soon be keeping me busy, and generating enough income, at the same time.
In truth, one of the hardest things about workig nights, is the fact that I miss my dogs terribly..... I know they are OK, as they are not left alone, but they are all getting old, and require a lot of care. Taking care of them is the "job" I love best.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Writing a book on a Blog

I've been really hesitant to write my next book on my Blog. Although I had started a children's book about dogs, I've recently switched gears to a much more serious piece. Another non-fiction story about a tremendous and rare experience I had, in trying to save a dear friend's life. It was a battle of a lifetime, for about one month's time. I never worked so hard in my life; around the clock for nearly two weeks straight, times two. I had to take 10 days off to travel back home to Florida from his home in North Carolina, for some personal business. During that time, he landed back in the hospital, after I nearly had him on the road to recovery. Got him back home again, and lost him after about one week. He did not receive the physical healing I was working so hard for, but in the process, he did receive a Spiritual healing. And we finally could connect, spiritually. That was the only thing missing in our seven year relationship. It was so beautiful. We sang beautiful songs together and to each other. We prayed outloud together. We chanted. I feel I have to write this story.
On a personal note, I feel like I am an "Angel of Death." Besides my experience with my first husband's death, and this dear friend of mine's death, I also was called in to help a former (favorite) patient of mine die last year. It's a recurring theme. That was the only case, where I knew I was being called upon to help someone die; not live. In this last case, I was in absolute denial. And with my husband, my denial went up to the night before he past.
I have been "journaling" about this experience, and I feel it may be time to actually start writing it on my Blog. Still hesitant.

Panda for Gringo! Welcome Back!

Monday, March 2, 2009


I AM, are the two most powerful words one can use. Whatever you place after those words, sends out a powerful message to the Universe. So, be careful of the words you speak, think, or feel.

I AM in tune with the Universe. Being in tune with the Universe, is being at the right place at the right time, doing the "right" thing.


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Faithful Devotion, Description

How does it feel to come to the end of your first tour of duty, as a twenty-three year old Army Officer? How does it feel to leave your command post, and walk through a human corridor of 1400 men, each of whom salute you with the snapping of their rifles, and shouting the Korean words for, I'm ready to fight!, present arms? It was at this moment that "Peter" (Alvin Louis Smith, Jr.) had arrived; had accomplished his military goal. After the Korean Conflict, Peter's next Foreign assignment as vice counsel in Port Said, Egypt, brings the reader into the world of espionage, intrigue and murder. The espionage theme picks up again in Bangkok, Thailand, where he worked undercover at a tourist attraction he and his partner developed. The theme park called, TIMLAND, enjoyed international fame, when the reigning Miss Thailand became Miss Universe, and had pictures of herself taken at TIMLAND, saying how much she liked the park. From Bangkok, Peter volunteers for Vietnam, where he gets involved in "The Green Beret Murder Case," which many believed to be caused by him. When it was discovers that his Principle Agent was a double agent. The agent, Chuyen Thai Khac, was murdered Although Peter was the only Green Beret of the eight arrested who was against the murder, he like the others, spent 28 days in solitary confinement in Vietnam.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Friday, February 27, 2009

Hi All,

Check out the following links to my book, Faithful Devotion.


Faithful Devotion Links

Check out the following links to my published book, Faithful Devotion.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


Love is the opposite of fear, not hate. In all places or thoughts that you have fear, replace them with feelings of love. Love is the only "real" emotion. Fear is not real.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Universe

Hi All!


The Universe is were we are all One. uni/one. Unity, United, as in United States.



Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Brand New


I am brand new to blogging, and today, February 24, 2009, my first blog goes Live! I am a writer, and I love to write, so I'm sure I'll be very "expressive," here in my blog.
To the right is the proposed book cover, for my book, Faithful Devotion.

Any suggestions to assist with blogging, or any comments, welcome.
Ever Faithful