Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Pulling Up the Big Girly Pirate Panties

Merry Meet,

            I am kinda trippin at the moment…my stress level is hitting overload…I thought this would be a quiet summer…had plans to relax and catch up on some loose ends- so freaking much for that idea…it is not any one thing or person, more like a string of events…let me fill you in on the happening:

            American Boudica is needing a promotions specialist…we are coming out with the 4th in the Boudica series…Chris and I have been working hard…none of this is done for free…I have 3 writers who want to publish with us and I have not had 5 minutes to get with them…again more money…

            In school residency is coming up…the hotel is paid already, but the other money for my airfare went MIA…when I called to request it from the bursar, I was told the whole of the disbursement was missing- oh and BTW I was supposed to be making monthly payments and I was over $100 behind + late fees…WTF…that would mean I could be kicked out of school, I kept my cool as sometimes paperwork gets messed up…after 3 days on the phone, we figure out my finance officer is no longer an employee and she never sent me notice about the fees or put through correct paperwork to the main office…it is all straightened out now…school is very important to me…I guess because I am so close to something I never thought I would get to be…this does not mention the amount of papers needed for the current class…I have a 30 pager due next Friday…

            In NPE, even though the first test is done there is still much work to be done…I have been interviewing fabricators – metal, acrylic and fiberglass…I know what I want and yes, I am aware of how much it will cost…I have started working with a professional grant writer…also putting together my solar thing…where did I put the sorcerer’s stone, I need to manufacturer time…

            Litha is almost upon us and the Circle of Boudica is a buzz with activity…we got the pool up and the tent in place…Walter will be at work, but I got glow sticks for the pool and fireworks for fun…we dragged the grill up…can you tell I am so excited…it is time to celebrate and enjoy summer…It is with my whole heart that I wish for you the blessing of the season and pray for the bounty to unfold before you:)

            Girly Pirate is the new business…talk about a money and time drain…I am aware that it will pay off in the end, but damb…I have been meeting with a mentor from Score…a really great guy with good advice…lenders are being jerks as I have student debt…how do they think I can pay this off with no job…this does not mention that I come up with ideas that others are not doing so permitting is an awesome thing…

            I have been up for a few regular paycheck jobs…it has been disheartening to be turned down…I have a great work history…an awesome education…when I go to see who got the job, it is usually ten years younger with far less education…as much as it hurts, I put my back into my own businesses…something will break and I will be dammed if it is me

            At the paddle we have been out and about…I got to spend time in Sarasota, Siesta Key and up to Crystal River…we have also been part of several beach cleanups…remember we only get one planet, it is up to each of us to take care of it

            One could feel like kicking in the walls…I chose to focus my attention on a car that I may be able to win…Taylor was nice enough to come by and do the video…I mucked it up the first time and he was nice enough to come back and help me fix it…The yard is in full bloom, but camera is working when it wants…the dogs have been encouragable and making me a little crazy…Dad’s hawk has been tearing up his back porch, it is my feeling she is missing him…So if it seems I am a million miles away, it is because I am…my head is just swimming and it will not be long before it gets close to sane again…


Thanks for understanding,


Sunday, June 8, 2014

Feeling A Bit Ornery

Hey Honey,

How are you? I know I promised to slow down in May- I just have goals I need to reach and it will have me working crazy for a while…it means a lot to me that you understand

AmericanBoudica Publishing is about to grow…our fourth book in the Boudica Series will be out in about 2 weeks on kindle…we are also getting ready to come out with another children’s book…Chris and I have both enjoyed summer as time to share our talents with a few friends…it has been inspiring to see all the work being done

Nature’s Power and Energy has been hugely busy…we have wrapped up phase one of testing (this had me kind of sad) and phase two will start sometime in August (this has me really excited)…we are getting new equipment- it is coming from all over and is due in from now until the start of August…YEA…the hard part has been to find someone to build exactly what we need…this takes time…I feel like the horse kicking at the stall walls…innovation or being an innovator is a bitch…lol

I know you think I have lost it, but I am opening another company…Girly Pirate snack vehicles will soon be operational around Pasco County…I am running through permitting and licensing now…I feel this will be a good add to my marketing mix…I promise to explain more soon….let me get more of it put together and I swear to fill you

Keiser Graduate School is challenging  and really put one’s brain in a blender…lol…currently the class is Marketing Management...the group I am in with are really deep thinkers, I feel privileged to be learning with them…I spoke to my counselor from Student Services at Everglades who suggested I put together a site to showcase my talents- is what I put together…what do you think???? It took me a few weeks to put together...

In the Circle we are ready to welcome Litha on the 21st…yellow, green and blue candles will be lit around the pool…it is a time to be thankful and relax…I will be having a potluck pool party...please let me know if you wish to attend…I am planning for fun
The Sunshine Paddle has begun updating the website…we are getting ready for next year’s run on the coast of Pasco County Florida…we are putting together framework for the 2015 on the Coast of Pasco and 2016 run on the east coast of the United States…it is a hive of activity…though I have been to Hudson twice to practice, my camera has been not working and I need to get a new one or find someone to fix this one…

Mom is letting me use her Galaxy Tablet so when I serve residency I will have a way to stay in touch…the Pasco Economic Development Center, SCORE and Small Business Development Center have set me up with a mentor and grant writer…hit the ground running- more like mock 2 with my hair on fire…I am putting in for grants and funding- for more than one country

My brother will soon have back surgery and Dad is up helping him…the yard has been my job this summer…it does not look like when he does it, but mostly it has survived…yes, I am aware it is need of weeding…I just do not have 5 extra minutes and am doing what I can…Walter likes his new job…mom has been quilting and watching ‘Ellen’…at times she really cracks me up

As we watch the breakdown of the family unit- we are watching society crumble…how can one stop it…the answer is simple…the family unit can be fixed…stop worrying about gay or straight…with the number of orphans- we are looking for good couples and or good people…a parental unit is two people…spanking s child is NOT beating- it is discipline…rules and teaching basic ethics starts at home…children are children, parents make the money thereby make the rules and need to keep children in line- unless that child is getting HURT my advice is to stay out of it and let parents be parents…people used to tell me I was strict when I raised my children...ALL 32 children alive have been to college and live on their own…though we have been through hell and back- I love all of my kids and have helped when asked, have to admit that does not happen often…those that have children ,have been good with them…awesome kids are more than a blessing, they are hard work…they use their brain before weapons…if you work with children, please focus on those you are charged with and not your phone or tablet…it is what you get paid to do…most of the recent gunman were young- ‘he felt he was neglected by so and so’ is what the news says…so is your problem really the gun or the kid who felt so alone, he needed to pick it up…just saying

May we get time to hang out soon:)

Blessed Be,