Ethical Author, free ebooks from Amazon and no turkey

510a71859b603e59078859ff3acafa46

Through a blog I follow, I found out about being an ‘ethical author’. While I have always had strong beliefs in life, this organization came up with a perfect code of conduct.

Now, with NaNoWriMo.org finishing up, I am busy editing each chapter of my books, “Love Awakens” that I wrote for 2014 NaNoWriMo.org’s writing challenge. I am using grammerly and editing this book chapter by chapter. With my role as a caregiver of my mom and grandma and being a mom to two boys and four cats, life can get a bit tangled for me. Writing helps me remain sane, or as sane as I will ever be!

My mom who has multiple sclerosis is getting her motorized wheelchair tomorrow which is a boon! She can barely hold her head up now even though we are doing her shots, it is frustrating to see her so frail! Then my grandma is still going to her physical therapy appointments like today’s, where she walks with her prosthetic leg. 80+ years and having had her left leg amputated above the knee only seven months ago, she is amazing. This holiday season will be blessed as she is no longer in clutches of the horrible pain she suffered for too long. She is a very strong woman, all of us are! Since I am now the chef and my carpal tunnel keeps me from being able to do many things, we won’t be having a turkey for Thanksgiving this year. I think we’ll go with a rotisserie chicken, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, black olives and gravy for those who want it. I am not a gravy person. I hate peas and carrots too. Thank goodness I can hide the peas and not serve them this year!

Here are some free Amazon Kindle books for you to enjoy. Remember that there are thousands of books available to you for free every day in almost every category of reading you are looking for. Same goes with Barnes and Nobles and the Nook.

Look at the top 100 free Kindle books here: (make sure to click on Free!)

http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Kindle-Store/zgbs/digital-text/

From there, you can branch off to different categories from the menu on your left.

Happy Monday!

Life from December 2013 to now May 2014

I don’t know about you, but my life unraveled right at Christmas in 2013 and hasn’t settled yet and here it is May 2014. I miss being on my computer, posting reviews on great books, posting free books and reading about what everyone else is up to.  I haven’t touched my own draft of my first book. Nothing is the same nor will it ever be.

So let me give a bit of an update. I live with my mother who has multiple sclerosis, my grandmother, my two boys and our combined four cats.  But something went very wrong with my mother and grandmother.  My  mother’s MS overtook her and she lost the ability to walk. After bizillions of dollars later in MRIs, we can see lesions on her brain and spine. MS damage cannot be reversed.  My grandmother, after 2 angiograms later, lost her leg to an above knee amputation from PAD, puliminary aterial disease.  She is currently awaiting the removal of her staples two weeks from now.

My 15 year old son turns 16 this month but he’s not your average boy who wants a phone or car.  He is emotionally delayed.  My 10 year old wants to graduate school right this moment, get a great job and drive a car.

My hands no longer work as much as they did and I have no control over my fingers. Typing is excruciatingly painful and slow since not all my fingers move. Carpal tunnel nerve damage.  I’ve lost vision in my right eye and my eyes want to cross as well as my neck, when I turn to face a bit to my right, begins to shake hard all on its own.

My kids father has had to sell his house and is looking for work. Life is so very different.

I’ve pushed depression out of my mind because it’s not an option for me. I have too many responsibilities right now, people depending on me. No more gardening though.  Leave the depression behind and embrace each day as if it is brand new with infinite possibilities. Take the time to look at the sky, smell those flowers even with allergies!

Image