Thursday, September 29, 2011

Overwhelmedness & the Writer's Heart by Guest Blogger Judy Christie

My passion is helping busy people hurry less and worry less.

I write about it in fiction and nonfiction, speak about it at workshops and retreats and try to model it in my own life. I want each of us to slow down and enjoy each day more.

But sometimes – no matter how hard we try – overwhelmedness creeps in.

You may not know that word (because I made it up), but I bet you know the feeling. That placed called overwhelmedness.

Overwhelmedness comes somewhere between overscheduling, overdoing and being overwrought. Sometimes it’s a result of poor planning, and sometimes it arrives through no fault of our own. An illness strikes. A tragedy occurs. The family tangles. Friends struggle. Some seasons of time are tough, no matter how positive our attitude, organized our schedule or loving our heart.

For most writers, this land called overwhelmedness is familiar. It comes as we work to be published and are anxious when a book debuts, when we seek time to write and have deadlines to meet, as we manage royalty checks and the lack of royalty checks. It sneaks in when we’re tired and when we’re trying too hard and when we take our eyes off what’s most important.

If you, along with me, wander into the wilderness of overwhelmedness, try these tips:

  • Give yourself breathing room. Take something off your schedule. Ease up on yourself.
  • Take a fresh look at the Big Picture of your life. Are times of frenzy rare or regular? Do you need to make minor tweaks or major course corrections?
  • Identify your next best step. You need not make the entire journey today. A small step will suffice.
  • Just do your best. You don’t have to be perfect.
  • Read a Psalm, those ageless words of beauty written by people who were often in the midst of overwhelmedness. Their pleas and praise can calm your heart.
  • Write your own Psalm. As writers, we get clarity and peace from words. Let your feelings flow onto the page. Here is a Psalm I wrote in my journal this past summer when I was swamped by overwhelmedness. I’d love for you to share your words with me.

A Psalm of Overwhelmedness
I cry out, Oh, Lord,
My Psalm of fatigue and fear.
My body is weary.
My thoughts are cloudy.
I seek your will. I stumble.
What has brought me to this place?

You favor me with life.
Your pour Your mercy upon me.
I praise You.
I thirst for You.
The hot dry days parch me.
I am brittle and searching.

Yet You hear my prayer.
You surround me with Your spirit.
My life matters to You.

Oh, God, renew me in You. Through You. For You.


We don't dwell in overwhelmedness forever. It's temporary, and we can emerge stronger and happier. Peace on your journey as you seek to put the gift of words to the highest and best use.

About the author: A longtime journalist, Judy Christie entered the newspaper world as the editor of The Barret Banner in elementary school. She loves primitive antiques, walking in the park near her North Louisiana home and visiting on her vintage green Kitchen Couch. Her most recent novel is “Rally ‘Round Green,” fourth in the Green series. “Wreath,” her debut YA novel, releases this week. She also writes the nonfiction Hurry Less Worry Less series, including the new “Hurry Less Worry Less for Moms.” For more information, see or look for Judy on Facebook or on Twitter @judypchristie.

Attention Seekervillians!!
We here in Seekerville are so excited to share that Judy is giving away a copy of her debut YA release Wreath and her latest Green release, Rally 'Round Green. Thank you, Judy, for your generosity. Two winners will be announced on Sunday in the Weekend Edition.


  1. Wonderful post! I don't have any Psalm written by myself to share but I've always loved Ranier Maria Rilke's poem:

    “Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart
    and try to love the question themselves, as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language.
    Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them.
    And the point is to live everything.
    Live the questions now.
    Perhaps then, some day far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”

  2. Thanks for the tips Judy,

    It is always good to have ideas for how to relax.
    Please enter me in your draw.


  3. Unity

    I walk with God
    and never alone.
    I affirm His power
    and make His love my home.
    I have no fear of being overwhelmed
    It just can’t happen with God at the helm.

    Hi Judy:

    I always enjoy a poem. I must read one of your books.



    vmres (at) swbell (dot) net

  4. I'm a little late, but I now have the coffee pot scrubbed and set to brew.

    Nice thoughts. I've been a slow learner in this area, but I'm getting there.

    Thanks for the visit.

  5. Great post - I loved the Psalm you wrote. When I'm overwhelmed, I try to journal and make sure I make time for myself - to relax and regroup. And as my husband always says, "Just go with the flow."

  6. Ooo - I brought the Green books home from St. Louis this weekend! Can't wait till my office is organized and I can find stuff [and READ stuff!].

    When I get overwhelmed I tend to want to find a hole [like Wile E. Coyote's], hide in it and pull it closed after me. In fact, I'm contemplating doing that now so I can take a nap [4yo was up till 1 /sigh/].

    I'd love to be in the drawing for the non-green book :).

    [And Mary, what DAY is that world tour book signing?]

    carolmoncado at gmail dot com

  7. Oh Judy, you hit the nail on the head with your explanations of "overwhelmedness". That's exactly how I feel a lot of the time. Enjoyed your poem and tips. One thing I have to tell myself sometimes is that "this too shall pass". Your books sound really good. Looking forward to reading them.


  8. Welcome to Seekerville, Judy. Loved your post and your passion to help busy people hurry and worry less. I know the feelings overwhelmedness produces. Thanks for your practical tips and the lovely Psalm. Good to remember overwhelmedness is temporary. It came to pass. :-)

    Your books look terrific!


  9. Welcome back to Seekerville, Judy!!

    I am always touched by the sweetness of your spirit when you visit and your sense of humor.

    This post blessed my socks off! Thank you.

    Tell us about the new YA series.

    How did that come about, and where is it going?

    And Wreath? Hint hint..what does the title Wreath mean?

  10. Welcome to Seekerville Judy,

    I love your Psalm. And I loved Virginia's and Vince's poem. Whew, We all relate to this topic don't we?

    Thanks for your suggestions.

    I like to remind God of the scripture "He won't give you more than you can handle". I keep pointing out He might have misjudged me. LOL But He is faithful to help me find the way.

    Carol, the hole always appeals but I find spiders in there.

    Writing helps because then you can make it happen the way you want it to. It is fiction after all. smiling

    But in the long run, what works best for me anyway, is your suggestion Judy, to look at the whole picture an trim. Sometimes we end up like Martha when we need to be more like Mary.

  11. You mean this state of constant confusion and panic isn't normal?

    Oh my.

    Great post, Judy! Overwhelmedness is my state of being. And battling the sensation with a Psalm or two?

    Pure genius.

    Thank you for sharing your poem. We all need to stop at times and sweep out the clutter from our lives.

    Some of us just need to do it more than others : )

    I'm interested in what the title "Wreath" means, too. Please share.

    HOw about some lovely fruit compote this morning? I'm afraid I overindulged in St. Louis (meaning everytime I turned around I found one or two of Carol's delicious cookies in my hand, LOL). Time to start shedding pounds BEFORE the winter sets in.

  12. I posted earlier but blogger was running low on Carol's cookies...

    Thanks for a wonderful post Judy! YAY for create-a-word. Whoo hoo! Your thoughts have resonated with everyone it seems and sparked some wonderful creativity today in Seekerville. Thank you so much.

    Yay for YA (and MG too)... Please -do tell about Wreath? Wonderful cover... may at maythek9spy dot com

  13. Welcome Judy! And thank you sooo much for sharing this post today (I have a feeling I'm not the only one who needed it *smile*). Although I'm motivated and excited after attending the ACFW Conference, I'm also a tad overwhelmed as I get back on track with my writing AND preparing for my oldest daughter's Wedding (she's letting me do most of it since she's super busy with Graduate school and working for a Professor). So thank you again for sharing---this is definitely a "Keeper Post". I didn't write my own Psalm today, but instead will share one of my very favorites: From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Psalm 61:2
    Blessings from Georgia,
    Patti Jo :)
    p.s. To go along with Helen's wonderful coffee I've brought Georgia Peach Coffee Cake to share (still warm from the oven!). Enjoy!

  14. Hey, Judy! It's so nice to see you here! I enjoyed meeting and talking with you at the Books & Such wingding at the conference last week!

    Truthfully, I get overwhelmed very easily. I look at my life and think that I shouldn't be overwhelmed. I should be able to do more than I'm doing. But I am easily overwhelmed. I know I have to do some marketing for my book that comes out in less than two months, but so far I haven't been able to force myself to do it. I hate asking book store people if I can do a book signing. I hate thrusting my book in people's faces, whether on the internet or in person. But I know I need to do at least a bit of that. I'm hoping this overwhelmed feeling will subside in the next few days and I can get started. What I really want to do is continue working on my next project, as I'm plotting and writing a synopsis, but today I have to go to a cursory teacher conference with one child's teacher--I say cursory because she is pretty much the perfect student and I have nothing to talk about and doubt the teacher has anything to talk about--and I have to drive across town to get my other daughter a lyre and flip folder page protectors for her clarinet for the football game she's supposed to play for tonight. I should be able to get that done, no problem, and still get a little synopsis writing done. Should. But I also need to cook dinner and do some cleaning. So there you go. That's enough to overwhelm me right there!

    So yeah, I understand overwhelmedness. I live there, whether I should or not! I think I need to practice scheduling and time management skills. That might help!

  15. Oh, and congrats on your YA, Judy!!! I just watched the trailer and it sounds really good! I so appreciate people who write Christian YA's, since I have two daughters who are that age or almost that age. The secular YA's can leave much to be desired, to put it mildly.

  16. Good morning, Judy! It was so great to see you again at ACFW. Your message today is quite timely as I'm headed to a funeral for a 52-year-old woman. It's a reminder that life is too short to spend so much time in a frenzy, unaware of God's abundant mercies.

  17. Judy, I so enjoyed this post. I feel like I am forever in pursuit of "balance" in my life. I'm learning that if I achieve it, it's usually only for a few seconds. :) When I feel overwhelmed, I often journal, but funny, I've never written a Psalm about being overwhelmed.

    I often pray Psalm 61:2, which says in one version: "When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I." Psalm 61:2

    You've given me some things to think about regarding that state of overwhelmedness. Thanks for practical helps!

  18. PS, I see CatMom and I cling to the same verse. Very fun. :)

  19. Good morning from North Louisiana, Seekerville friends.

    So happy to be visiting with y'all today -- wish you were here to sit on my Kitchen Couch and talk! (Maybe I'll do a post about that one day!)

    Love the words you've all shared -- very inspiriting.

    In my Hurry Less Worry Less efforts, I find that most folks are overwhelmed at least part of the time and many are overwhelmed much of the time. I have to remind myself that we're promised life to the full -- and that doesn't mean frenzied life!

    Thanks for asking about "Wreath." I know writers always say this, but I LOVE this character. :) Wreath Willis is a 16-year-old girl whose mother dies and Wreath's determined to finish high school so she winds up living in a junkyard and working at a furniture store. I wanted to write about a good young woman, strong, smart -- and on a journey.

    Wreath's one of those people who changes the people around her -- and they change her. That's a theme I like because I think we all, whoever wherever, have opportunities to change the world for better!

    Happy Thursday! Judy Christie

  20. P.S. Love Virginia's Rilke poem and Vince's poem and CatMom's verse! I think I'll write them in my journal today. Are any of you journal keepers? I've kept one since I was 9 -- and still have them all!

    Judy C.

  21. Melanie, congrats on your upcoming release! Promoting is tough, but it will come together. I hope you'll give us some details here soon.

    On your post, I can totally relate because I've decided I'm easily overwhelmed. Awhile back, I was really struggling, feeling like everything I did was only half-hearted. That's very unlike me, and I knew I had to do something to fix it.

    Because I'm so visual, I made a list of the important things I do. The scaled-down version went FAMILY-WORK-WRITING. Hmmm...what was missing from this list?

    ME!!! Like many women, I was so busy with these very important things that I forgot to take time to rest, watch a movie, read a book just because it intrigued me. Once I realized that, I was able to get my priorities in line with what's reasonable for me.

    Anyway, now my list goes FAMILY-WORK-ME-WRITING. And you know what? My family and I are happier, and my writing has improved tremendously. When you feel stressed, it helps to drop-kick some things that don't really have to get done immediately (like housework) and give yourself time to breathe.

    Later, when you're feeling better, the dust bunnies will still be there :)

  22. Good YA is so hard to find. Thanks for giving our daughters something to enjoy, Judy!


    WOW, what a GREAT message and one that everyone of us needs ... uh, especially me!!

    "Overwhelmedness" is where I used to live most of my life, but age is slowing me down and forcing me to reassess, so I am doing better. BUT ... your tips are gonna help even more, so THANK YOU!!

    LOVE the covers and titles of your new books -- they look WONDERFUL!!


  24. "Overwhelmedness" - what a great word. So descriptive.

    I find when I don't procrastinate, I feel less overwhelmed.

    After all, the end of September is days away, right? I've got plenty of time to get that article written....

    I'd love to read one of your books. Mia is right - finding YA fiction that I'd want my children to read is almost impossible.

  25. Thank you Judy for sharing this with us. I am easily overwhelmed. Like you mentioned, family and friends hardships added to our own can add up. I need to hand them back to God daily because he can handle them. I don't know why it's hard to do because he is always faithful to his word. Human nature, I guess.

    Virginia, I loved the poem you shared. I am sending it to my friend Angie. Her sweet mother has Alzheimers. I think it will be a comfort to her.

  26. Oh yeah. I know that place well. Better than I like. Thanks for the tips to help us get out of there. I'll be putting one or more into action today. =]

    So nice to have you here at Seekerville today, Judy.

  27. Loved the post Judy, especially when I've been feeling overwhelmed this week. Thanks for helping to put things into perspective.

    Jodie Wolfe

  28. Judy, what a wonderful post... a great reminder. And your soft spirit whispers through your words.

    While I'm more of a hurricane force, I appreciate a mistral breeze.

    Shh. Don't tell.

    Love the content of this, and Wreath sounds like my kind of young heroine. I love YA and sing its praises far and wide because therein is the seed of great fiction.

    Thank you for being here! Sharing with us. And feel free to tell us more about Wreath's book and what you're doing.

  29. Melly you sound overwhelmed, sweetie. Prayers!!

  30. Great post, Judy.

    I find myself overwhelmed if I start THINKING, looking at the big picture. I like to just focus on one thing, the next thing, the thing that HAS to be done. I can handle things in that way without getting overwhelmed....usually. :)

  31. I'm curious about the Green series..what's next for that?

  32. Ruth, no one has ever told me I have a soft spirit! I've always wished I had the gift of mercy! :) Thanks!

    Tina, the fifth novel in The Green Series will be out in Spring 2012 -- "Downtown Green." An old drive-in ice cream stand plays a role in this one. Any of you remember those places you went for a Coke float or a milkshake when you were younger?

    My newest nonfiction book, "Hurry Less Worry Less for Moms," also comes out next week (2 books in one week! Hooray!). I interviewed dozens of wonderful moms who shared how they handle overwhelmedness.

    It helps me to know that we're on this journey together -- and that we can move forward a step at a time. I also love knowing that I don't have to live in overwhelmedness all the time. What peace comes from that! My goal is to move out of it altogether!

    One tip, thinking about Mary's comment, is to ask yourself each morning: If I only got one thing done today, what should it be? That helps me when I have too much on my plate.

    Is it time for our morning snack?

    Judy C.

  33. Morning snack? How about some fruit, yogurt and Honey-Wheat muffins?

    I'm ready!

  34. I didn't mean that fruit and yogurt are in the muffins...separate foods...

    I think I need some caffeine.

  35. Judy, so nice to see you here in Seekerville! You are a calming breeze in a sea of overwhelmedness. Thanks for your words of wisdom!

    Carol, I am so with you on that urge to crawl into a hole and hide for a while when things get too crazy. (Like returning home from the VERY overwhelming ACFW conference!) Sure is nice to be back in my baggy shorts and grungy T-shirt!

  36. I love this post, Judy, and thanks for addressing this topic.

    I think in any field you're going to feel "overwhelmedness "(great word, BTW), and I can definitely relate. As a fellow journalist, there's always deadlines for the newspaper, the Internet, special sections, social media, etc., that some days I just need to leave the office and take a walk! I'm a great one for checklists, so I list EVERYTHING, even mundane things, so that when I get something really small done, I can check it off and feel like I did something.

    (Comment on Seekerville post, check.) :)

    I also think retreating to a quiet, safe spot for prayer, journaling, reading, whatever relaxes you, is the best. I like your idea of writing a Psalm.

    Your books sound like a lot of fun and I'm very interested in writing YA.


  37. Jan Drexler thanks for being in charge of morning snacks.

    I like my muffin dunked in yogurt.

  38. a great post, julie...and i 'love' your books :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  39. Stephanie: I love lists! I use a black spiral notebook (buy 'em at B&N and jot everything down). OK, y'all, who will confess that you've added something you've already done to your list just to check it off! :)

    Myra: Thanks for your note. Sorry we didn't get in a long visit at ACFW. Loved seeing Melanie (can you say chocolate cheescake?) and others but always wish for more visits! What a great conference!

    Jan, you inspired me to grab some Greek yogurt and a few strawberries. I feel so healthy!

    Love hanging out here -- and I'm in my sweats and a T-shirt. The dust is slowly settling after ACFW -- although I have stacks of stuff on my coffee table, kitchen table, desk, and by my bed. Anyone else?

    Judy C.

  40. I didn't make it to ACFW but I did go to RWA and that was early July and I still have stack of stuff, gulp.

    So are you an organizer as well, Judy? Or have you just learned to make peace with whatever state you are in?

  41. I'm an organizer! I think disorganization and procrastination are evil twins that attack me when I let them. I find that I get more done and have more fun when I'm organized ... but about those stacks of stuff post-ACFW ....

    I've never been to RWA but I hear it's a great convention. I'd like to go one of these days!

    Judy C.

  42. Judy, thank you for this well timed post! I really needed this today.

    By the way, your YA book sounds awesome! :-)


  43. I'm certainly a candidate for any studies you may wish to conduct, Judy. Thanks for an encouraging post.

  44. Judy, you're post couldn't have come at a better time. Yesterday the Overwhelmedness Monster sneaked up on me and blindsided me. I needed your advice today. Your Psalm is beautiful and those tips are great! Thanks for posting!

  45. Thanks, Natalie, Patricia and Angela. We live in such a hectic world that it takes focus to step back, doesn't it? I love the word Monster -- when I overdo, I feel like a Monster is after me! When I pray about this, I almost always sense God saying, "Do Less. Be more." And I try to start afresh.

    In my efforts to enjoy this beautiful day, I think I'll take a lunchtime walk! Exercise (when I can get myself out the door) always lessens my stress.

    Have a good afternoon! Judy C.

  46. Thank you, Judy, for sharing your tips.

    I was just reading a writing book that talks about helping to find the pure joy in your writing by relaxing and enjoying the process - not letting it overwhelm you and make you fearful.

    Your Psalm is beautiful. I can see how writing that would help you work through feelings of "overwhelmedness". (I'm still trying to figure out how best to pronounce your new word).


  47. Natalie you changed your profile picture!! Love it. Though I really loved the hat as well.

  48. Well, I am an organized disorganized.

    And a walk sounds like a great way to avoid my stacks, lol.

    Now another question, Judy. How do you avoid deadline dementia and feeling overwhelmed with your writing during those critical times.

    What things do you allow yourself to release? And how to you fight those waves of panic as it looms closer? (the deadline)

  49. Judy, I'm so glad you're with us today! Great post!! I'm definitely one who gets overwhelmed, so this was helpful.

    Wish I could hang out longer but I have to go get ready for a conference!

  50. Thanks Judy for the reminder :) Often I find my self overwhelmed with so many things. And lately I've been feeling very busy! So thanks for the timely post :)

  51. Judy,

    Most of my overwhelmedness is the result of procrastination. Sleeping in is murder on my to do list.

    I have added items that I've done to my list just so I could mark them off. I love the way a list looks with big black marks through every entry.

    I'd love to win either of the books, and I need to look out for the hurry less one too.

  52. Thanks, Tina! Yours is very nice, too. Love the red. I changed mine when I started up my new blog. Went all brave and showed my face and everything--instead of just a hat or a camera. LOL :)

  53. Judy,
    So fun having you in Seekerville! Loved your Psalm. Nice!

    Also loved your word for the day: overwhelmedness! I'm going to start using it on a regular basis!


  54. Judy, welcome to Seekerville! Your post really hits home with me. I have a lot to write in a short time, and I can only do it if I'm settled and concentrating on the book, not on the overwhelming task.

  55. What a fun day in Seekerville!

    Deadlines are deadly, aren't they, Tina? I was a journalist for 25 years, and when I left, I thought I'd left deadlines behind. Little did I know!

    I deal with them in a couple of ways: Planning a timeline for my writing/edits/proofs/etc. I compare this to fixing Thanksgiving dinner -- the turkey goes in at a different time than the brown and serve rolls! :) I write my own deadlines on my calendar and try to build in some extra time -- because life often jumps in.

    Most people have Busy Seasons -- when things are most hectic. That includes book deadlines, back-to-school and Christmastime, for example.

    During such times, I have to say "no" more often.I take a hard, prayerful look at my calendar and block off more days. I cut back on lunch dates with friends, volunteering for committees and such. I try to keep my evenings and weekends more open than usual. I have found it very helpful to build in "deadline" days on my calendar, knowing that I'm never as far along as I want to be when the deadline draweth nigh. :)

    Off to dinner! Would love to hear how others of you handle your Busy Seasons! Judy C.

  56. You know, I see deadlines as a challenge.

    Something to beat. And (as Tina and Mary can attest) I love a challenge.

    So a deadline is just a naughty-little-kid-line-in-the-sand saying I shouldn't cross it...

    So I get it done early. I think it's the eager to please personality thing.

    And I do mini-rewards. Don't laugh, they work for me... A piece of chocolate if I get my word count. Time to read if I double my word count. A stop at Starbucks if I'm over-the-top amazingly good.

    I never pre-reward to make myself feel better. That defeats the system.

    But I do eat chocolate when Tina's bossy, so I keep a steady supply on hand. ;)

    So, little rewards. Belief in myself, that I can do it as well as anyone. (that's huge in my head)... I guard against dream-stealers. They're not allowed here.

    But I do love having babies around, even though they are TIME THIEFS.

    The little rascals.

  57. Hi Judy:

    I’ve been thinking about this on and off all day and after reading all these comments, I’ve come to believe that:

    Overwhelmed = underprepared

    You can balance the above equation by changing either side. Doing less or preparing more. The actual physical condition is not as important as your internal reaction to it. Your Psalm poem helps with the inner world.

    I think Virginia’s Rilke poem reflects the advice to go with the flow and harness the power of the current rather than fight the flow and dissipate your energy. But even while going with the flow you can still navigate towards your goals.

    I love to read YA. I’ve read that 50% of the readers of YA are adults. I’m not sure if that is true or not but do you take into account that many adults will be reading your YA books? That is are there two stories in one? One story that makes sense to the YA and one, on a different level, that speaks to older adults? (Like Mark Twain).

    What do I do about busy times? Alter priorities. That’s all I can do.


  58. Vince & Ruth, great thoughts. Both of you seem to be talking about focus -- spending time on What's Most Important. That's a great way to deal with the Busy Seasons. I must remind myself again and again that I can't do everything -- and often I'm choosing between two good things. Appreciate both of those very thoughtful comments!

    Vince, I hadn't heard those stats on adults reading YA, but I love reading YA and lots of other adults tell me they do, too. So far "Wreath" has gotten good comments from older readers, and I'm thrilled. One of the key characters, Faye, is a widow who owns the furniture store where Wreath finds a job, and I tried to weave 2 "adult" subplots throughout the main story. This is my first YA, so I surely hope it works!

  59. Loves 2 Read Romance - LauraSeptember 29, 2011 at 9:18 PM

    Thanks for sharing Judy. I love the Psalm you wrote. What a great idea to help when life seems to be overwhelming or as you put it a time of overwhelmness.

  60. Thank you, Seekerville, for a wonderful day! May each of you have an unhurried and unworried weekend!
    Judy C.

  61. Hi Judy:

    Since I’ve worked in a furniture store and enjoy YA, I’ll read “Wreath” first.

    BTW: If we have not decided how to pronounce “overwhelmedness” let me suggest this:




    As a language philosopher, I just love neologisms. Good show.


  62. Thank you so much for spending the day with us, Judy! Come back soon!

  63. What a perfect post for me today. The last week at work I have been in the land of 'Overwhelmedness'. It's not a place I really want to be but because of my response to things this week I gave myself a free ticket to the land of overwhelmedness. I really don't like it in this place. But with patience and perseverance I will rise up and get out of this place.

    Thank you for the post and I would love to be entered to win a copy of Rally, Round Green.

    Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.


  64. Thanks, Tina and Mia! I actually had a very productive day yesterday. :-)