Sunday Thoughts and Happenings
First off, I’m not the type of person that wears a dress.
I don’t feel I look good.
I’m more relaxed and myself in a pair of jeans or shorts and a tank top and have more confidence.
Anyway, Here’s a pic with my Dad, Step mom, and me taken today and yes I am in a dress. My dad’s always complaining that I never dress up, so I thought I’d surprise him, besides my dad is getting on in the years. He’s 88 and my step mom just turned 89 July 7th.
Second, I was going to write a separate post but really don’t need to, because it’s not very long.
Beggars, Liars, and Thieves? Well not really thieves, but then you never know. With the economy being the way it is and so many people out of work, The beggars have increased in my area. And there are homeless just about everywhere and I feel sorry for them and will give handouts at times, but… I have had the same guy walk up to me the last 3 times I stopped at the station to put gas in my car. And his story is the same. “I work at the boys home for the underprivileged and my car has broke down right here on the corner and I need some money to catch the bus.” He’s nicely dressed, carrying a briefcase. He’s an older gentleman, maybe late 60’s even possibly early 70’s. And I’d love to help him, if he’d just be honest with me! There’s times when the beggars are better dressed than me. Heck even my dad feels sorry for me, he went out and bought me some $94 Sketchers, because my tennis shoes had holes in them. I was like, “Dad I have other shoes, it’s just these are comfortable and I’m not out trying to impress anyone.”
There used to be a homeless couple that would sit on the curb at the gas station and you knew they were homeless with their weathered skin, old dirty clothes, and their meager possessions in a couple of plastic grocery bags. They never begged. Never. After I’d put the gas in my car, I would pull up next to where they were sitting, roll down my window and hand them a couple of bucks. You know I haven’t seen them in a while I hope they are okay. Anyway that brings me to thieves. A couple of weeks ago I read in my local newspaper about a couple of girls who were sitting in their car in the drive thru at Del Taco and what appeared to be a homeless man came up to them asking for a handout and they refused. Feeling bad about refusing him they called him back to the car. Now this is a precaution to everyone. Just because they appear to be down and out on their luck doesn’t mean they are. They didn’t have the car doors locked and the man climbed into the back seat, pulled out a gun and stole both their purses and cell phones and as far as I know he hasn’t been caught.
So my question for you is, Do you give money to beggars on the street or in the parking lots when they come up to you?
Okay third we have… I have been having a hard time getting started on my second book for “Chris’ Journey Turning Different Corners” Don’t get me wrong I have the basic story from beginning to end in my head, but just can’t seem to find the motivation to start putting it down in writing, so I’ve signed up for CAMPNANO. YAY! I’m thinking it will keep me on task and hold me to it. So wish me luck.
And last...I put out a call for guest bloggers and am happy to announce my first guest blogger will be Dannie Hill and he has written a post about people who support writers and tells us who his best supporter for his writing is. So mark your calenders for August 6th.
Hope everyone has had a great weekend. Hugs and thank yous for everyone who supports me and my blog. And a special thank you to all that downloaded, “The first book in Chris’ Journey series, “Her Journey Begins” which was free the 27th and 28th. And who helped spread the word about it. I hope you enjoy it and after you get a chance to read it, please leave a short review on Amazon.
Oh One last thing before I let you go…There will be a change up in the interview schedule and I will update it and let everyone know a little later today. 🙂