Historical Romance

Historical Romance with an Inspirational Touch

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


In preparation of Paris in July, I've been going through pictures, notes, books etc so my blogs can begin on July 1st. I am looking forward to reading what everyone else posts and more than ever, I can't wait to return to France.

Have you ever been? What is your favorite place?

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Powerfulr Prayful Sunday 6/26 - n/k/a Powerful Prayful Post

Yep, I know it has been a very long time. However, that doesn't mean I have stopped praying. In fact, I've prayed quite a bit since my last Powerful Prayful Post. Wait, I like that title. I think I should changed the title of the blog to that :).

Anyway, between my son's confirmation, daughter's wedding, son's graduation, huband's retirement and starting a new career, my mother's health, mother-in-law's health, there have been praises for the blessings and prayers for concerns.

At the moment, neither my mother or my mother-in-law's health is at its best so I've been praying the most for them.

How about you? Any praises or concerns? Let us know so we can pray for and with each other.

Have a blessed Sunday, and week.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Favorite Places to Visit

One of my favorite cities is Paris, which I have been lucky enough to visit twice and I will get to return to next spring. I don't remember if I have ever mentioned this, but I have been doing a lot of research into the French Revolution. For some reason I am really drawn to that time period and have the start or outline starts of six books for a series. Finding time to write them, now that is another issue.

Anyway, as I was checking out some new blogs I came across two who are "jointly hosting a French themed blogging experience running from the 1st - 31st July". And, they aren't the only two. Others have agreed to accept the challenge and post blogs about Paris during the month. I am going to try and participate also so I hope you want to hear about my travels to France or some interesting historical facts I've uncovered in my research.

And, if you are interested in Paris, of French fiction, movies, food, etc., you may want to check out their blogs: http://thyme-for-tea.blogspot.com/ or http://bookbath.blogspot.com/. I plan on checking in often during the month of July and those who are also posting blogs.

Maybe someone will visit England in August. I would have to say, my favorite city not visited of yet is London. Hopefully, if all things go as planned, that trip will happen in 2012.

What is your favorite City? Have you had a chance to visit other countries, absorbe the culture, history, food, etc. If you kept your travels to the States, which City would you like to go back to?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Why I Disappeared

My last real post was, I believe, May 11th. It wasn't that I got bored or decided not to blog anymore. Nope, a lot was going on. Things seem to just now be settling down. But, this is what kept me busy.

On May 15th my daughter became a bride. The days and weeks leading up to that date were packed full of things that needed to get done. Of course, if you have ever planned a wedding, this isn't any news.

The first picture is my daughter and her new husband (as if it really needed an explanation); The second, my husband and son and lastly, my two daughters. It was a beautiful day, a beautiful ceremony and lovely reception. I could not be happier with my daughter's choice of a husband. In fact, everything was perfect.

As soon as I caught my breath after the wedding, my son graduated from eighth grade. It just doesn't seem possible that I could have a married daughter and a son going into high school. The only explanation is that I must have married and had my children very, very young because I certainly don't feel old enough.

When my daughter and her new husband returned from their honeymoon, we helped move her out and into his apartment. The middle daughter wasted no time in claiming the elder's room as it was larger. My son wanted to remain where he was which left an empty bedroom. Though I miss not having my daughter here, I did gain an office. I stayed with the paint color because I frankly didn't want to take the time to paint, and moved in. This opened my kitchen up so all of it could be used for it's purpose. So, now I have a place I can go and close the door and write.

So, now that things have settled, I plan on getting back into the groove of blogging, reading blogs, writing, researching and all the things I had to put aside during the month of May and beginning of June.

How about you, anything major happen while I was away?

Monday, June 21, 2010

Getting Back in the Groove

I am trying to get back in the groove of blogging. It has been a busy 2 months full of blessings and concerns which I will write about in more detail later. For today, I've blogged about conflicts and www.ladyscribes.blogspot.com I hope you can stop by.