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Bookkeeper, tax preparer, cat lady, blogger, organizer, mystery writer.


I've finally decided that I am a writer - all the other things I do just pay the bills. Someone eloquent once said that if you do what you love, the money will follow. Well, let's just see about that.

RIP Aggie

RIP Aggie
Aggie was my fifteen-year-old cairn terrier - or maybe I should say I was her 55-year-old person! She was my faithful companion, spoiled rotten and I am still trying to figure out what to do without her.

Peter the Cat...

Peter the Cat...
This is Peter the gingersnap tabby! He's seven years old and has just been promoted to Peter the Very, Very Good. He is working his way up to Peter the Great...

Bee - the Cat Who Came From Somewhere Else...

Bee - the Cat Who Came From Somewhere Else...
Bee is Peter's buddy. He's eight years old and has made himself right at home. I guess cats really do come in pairs or sets of three!

And Jasper makes three!

And Jasper makes three!
Jasper is our new guy - the Cat From Another Place. He's four years old and we think he likes it here - so far, so good!

Buzz about...

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

When will I learn...

to stop worrying about everything?  Philippians 4:6 reminds us: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And I try not to worry, I really do, but over the past year with everything that's happened, I get in these end-of-the-month oh-no-what-am-I-going-to-do panics.  It affects my whole outlook on life - and I wonder if that's why I was feeling so negative last week.  Subconsciously I was working up to my full-blown tizzy - I don't know.  So last night I prayed for peace (and for my clients to pay up - honestly, I think some of them think that this is my hobby!) and gave thanks for the blessings God has given me.  I balanced my checkbook this morning and pondered whether to pay the electric bill or my car payment.  Or the phone & internet bill.  I called one of my delinquent clients to give them some information they requested and asked if they had sent the form they needed to sign back to me yet.  No - so I knew a check wasn't on the way from that front.  I'm not going to worry, I told myself; I have a few days yet until my financial situation reaches critical mass.  Peter hopped up on the desk for a pet and then - the phone rang.  It was one of my clients calling to tell me that he wanted to drop off a check.  He lives over by my old office, so I told him to just drop it off with Cari at the restaurant since I need to go out anyway.  I shouldn't have worried at all - the check is more than enough to pay the electric bill and my car payment.  God provides for our needs, sometimes daily, in His own time.
Please, Lord, help me to remember that!


  1. Dawn,
    I'm a "worrier" too, so I understand some of what you're going through. Hang in there.

  2. I hear ya Sista!

    Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy. ~Leo Buscaglia

    Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. ~Benjamin Franklin

    If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today. ~E. Joseph Cossman

    Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere. ~Glenn Turner

    Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained. ~Arthur Somers Roche

    My Favorite~
    We experience moments absolutely free from worry. These brief respites are called panic. ~Cullen Hightower

    Had enough???

  3. Have you ever read The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie? Look for it on ebay! (Or Half Price Bookstores!)I promise it will help....along with Psalms and Proverbs. One chapter daily. I read these EVERY day! We SO need to live closer to each other! If I had only known you when we visited Clearlake or was it ClearWATER Florida back in March! I would have brought you a copy!

  4. I'm working on this one too... might be a lifelong quest to lose worry!! LOL