It started with a good morning post…

I sat down in the (TOO) quiet this morning with a cup of coffee to write a Facebook status, and all of a sudden my thoughts were all over the place (overly emotional the last day or so) so I moved the status here for a blog entry.

A good, good friend gave me one of those coffee cup pads filled with yumminess. It’s the kind where when the heat from the cup warms it, the room fills with cinnamon and I’m not quite sure what the other smell is – but this is what it says…

“Just when the caterpillar thought her world was over, she became a butterfly.”

I love that… I needed that this morning… (Thank you JMac <3 )

I didn’t know that the butterfly was a Hospice symbol until my mom was in their care, and now when I see them they have a special meaning to me. Yesterday we went out and ran some errands, not quite ready to be here all day without our four-legged friend. (If you aren’t a ‘friend’ on Facebook, our cat Kooky took his journey over the rainbow bridge on Friday). We decided to just wander around and ended up at a plant nursery – I was looking for something that would remind us of him for our back porch. He spent hours out there lying in the sun (he was a Florida cat!).

I walked around the nursery and found nothing, but I turned the corner and found a butterfly garden that was FULL of butterflies. It was so pretty, and I found myself just standing there for a few moments. I think it was my mom telling me it would all be ok – she’s done that before 🙂 It was peaceful… We did find something to remind us of Kooky somewhere else. I’ll show you when it’s finished.

You’ll read about butterflies if you read my books, and if you KNOW me, you will read about my mom in many of the story lines – you will read something and smile, knowing it was about Alis…

Today we are slowly cleaning house, I’ll have some goodies to give to the Humane Society to help with the care of other cats until they are adopted. We don’t be doing that anytime soon. 🙂 It’s funny (to me) that as I was cleaning up some stuff I found packages of toys that hadn’t ever been opened because there were so many that he was fond of. (my sweet sister-in-law spoiled him (I love you Kathy!) There are two little bitty mice that I can’t bear to part with – I can see him running through the house tossing them in the air, pouncing on them and breathing like a horse who had just won the Kentucky Derby… And I can’t pick his paper bag up off the floor yet…  🙂 Thank you for letting me share Kooky with you…

For those of you asking (and I thank you) about the release of Feel Like Makin’ Love, I don’t have a date yet. I’m in waiting mode and I will keep you posted. This is why I don’t tell you a date until I have everything in place – THIS MONTH is my HOPE…. But I will let you know that I haven’t been doing NOTHING.  The Face in the Mirror will be going out to some Beta readers very soon to see what they think…And I’m working on reworking Sweet Surrender – AND… I’m helping someone else who has a project they want to explore…

If you are a Blogger and read my blog – let me tag you – tell me who you are so I can promote your blog on my Facebook page – I am all about paying it forward!

And don’t forget my fundraiser for THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY’S RELAY FOR LIFE… it is October and all about Breast Cancer this month, but I am supporting ALL CANCER.

https://barbarastewartwrites.com/2013/09/29/as-october-nears/

See why this couldn’t be a Facebook status – ha ha!

oh, and because I need a good dose of this today….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k8craCGpgs

Give your four-legged friends an extra scratch behind the ears today…

Love, Barbara

reminder – October

I’ve been thinking about October, it’s Andy’s Birthday month :) but it’s BREAST CANCER AWARENESS month – something important to me. I’ve been involved with the American Cancer Society for the last six years in some manner (The Cancer Foundation in my books). This year I decided against sending out the emails begging for donations – I came up with a plan!

From October 1st – 31st, 50% of the proceeds (my profit) of all eBook sales of ROCK AND ROLL NEVER FORGETS and WHEN I LOOK TO THE SKY (no other books included) will go to The American Cancer Society. This includes all sales worldwide on the two books/eBooks noted. Any paperbacks sold through the links below will get a 50% donation from my profit. These are direct from my publisher:

https://www.createspace.com/3710841  Rock and Roll Never Forgets

https://www.createspace.com/3912127 When I Look to the Sky

Paperback purchases through Amazon.com will receive a 25% donation (from my profit – because Amazon gets their cut first).

If you don’t support The American Cancer Society thru this special (personal) event – please support by making a donation for someone you know or love by finding a Relay For Life event in your area, or by making a direct donation:

https://donate.cancer.org/index?gclid=CMiK3_L78LkCFRRk7AodJl4A6g

AND DON’T FORGET TO BE DILIGENT WITH YOUR SELF CHECKS – schedule that mammogram – the boobie-smash is worth the discomfort to know – and a quick body scan by a dermatologist to check moles, and such. This is important to me…

Love, Barbara