Thursday, February 21, 2008


Now that I've opened the door to the fact that I am in essence a Newly Wed I will explain how we met. Yep we are an e-harmony couple. I'm not sure how long Larry was a member but I logged on for about two months in 2005, and didn't think I was particularly ready to share my life. My sister's bugged me about dating and meeting someone but I wasn't in any hurry, so I didn't follow through.

My husband passed away in January 2004 after a long illness and I had a lot of me to put back together.

In November of 2006 my youngest son got married and as I drove home from the Church after the wedding and spending time with friends and family I told God I was Ready. As I remember I told him I was ready to meet someone and here is my list of what I want. 1. Non Smoker 2. Non Drinker 3. Christian 4. A widower that has been in a long marriage and knows how to treat a woman 5. I DO NOT want a Project Man. ( My friends and I often laughed over getting married and the man being a work in progress, in other words a Project Man.

I'm sure God took my list into consideration, actually I'm positive He did. The only portion I should have refined was #5 when I said I didn't want a Project Man. Those two words can be taken as the way I meant them or I didn't want a Man who did projects. (Another Story line no doubt).

Anyway that next weekend E-Harmony advertised a Free Weekend from Friday through Sunday. Hey I'm all for Free so I activated my profile and sent it out into webdom. Surprise, surprise I got 10 responses. I read all the profiles and Larry's intrigued me. One question in the profile was "What was the last book you read". Larry's answer was The Bible. Hmm, well I answered, he wrote back some questions, I answered, and by Sunday we knew each other pretty well in the likes, dislikes, areas anyway.

I found out he was my age, had been married for 30 years to the same woman, had 2 children and one grandchild. He found out I had 3 children and 5 grandchildren.

Sunday arrived and after putting my foot in my mouth about the Big Church he went to verses my small church, I offered up my home email address as I was out of Free time.

Tune in for the rest of the story, when I once again have time to write.

Blessings / Barbara

Funny note to my husband

Last year I got married. My former husband passed away 4 years ago and I wasn't exactly looking to remarry, but then I met Larry, (that will have to be another post, because it was a very romantic meeting.) Larry's wife passed away 5 years ago and I like to tell him God was refining him for me, thus the time span.

Anyway this morning I got a short email from him telling me it has been a rough week and he was looking forward to the weekend and some rest. Well being the dutiful wife that I am I emailed him back with my thoughts on his day of rest. Of course the writer portion of me took liberties and went a little crazy.

Hey It's your day Baby, that is Saturday will be and you can rest up.
I promise to be quiet when I tip toe out of the bedroom and sneak
ever so quietly into the living room, and very mutely go into the
kitchen and make myself a cup of coffee, then take teeny tiny steps
to the front door, under cover of silence, unlock the door, gently
shove it open, shush the birds as I run down the driveway to retrieve
the paper, skipping back to the house, only to SLAM the front door
as I sweep into the living room and plop down on the sofa, rattle the
newspaper, slurp my coffee, whistle for the dogs, and hum your
favorite song, all the while thinking,

"It's your Day Baby, Sleep tight!

Now you gotta know the man loves me.

Blessings / Barbara


Monday, February 4, 2008

In the Newspaper

Saturday I received a note with a picture of myself and two of the ladies from Friends of The Jeff Davis Library in Hazelhurst, Ga.

Oh my goodness not only that but the picture appeared in their home town newspaper. How cool is that? I was so excited I bubbled over and couldn't wait to tell the rest of the family.

Today I contacted the newspaper to get copies. Then talked to my friend Lavada telling her I felt conceited for wanting 5 copies, but she responded with "you should have ordered 6, one for me." Actually I wanted them for my scrapbook and to send to family members.

I am still awed at how I felt that day just being allowed to talk about writing. Since then I've thought of 100 more things I could have said.

Now I just need to start writing again and I keep wondering where I will find that time. So much going on right now with two houses to care for. Of course Larry's is up for sale but so much to be done to attract a buyer.

I know I wrote the other books under stress but I do so want to write Adam's Choices leisurely.