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Happy New Year!

5 Jan



I am starting off the year at Park Place. I’d love if you’d follow the link below and come read my first article of the year.

And, I highly recommend browsing there for more great, diverse, and succinct articles.

( Have been wanting to use this photo.)

XO Donna


Peace and Quiet

15 Dec

It is just past 8:00 am and the neighbor’s stereo as been blaring for the last 45 minutes.


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Dream Come True

5 Nov

What an exciting weekend this is going to be. What an exciting year it has already been! Where do I even begin…

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4 Aug

I know it probably seems like I’ve been “absent without leave,” but the last three weeks have been crazy-busy, stressful, and exhilarating, as if I’ve been riding a giant roller-coaster… and, mind you, I hate riding roller-coasters. I’m always afraid I’ll be that person… you know, the one who gets sick!

Long story, short: On July 15th we moved again,  and downsized even further. On July 20th, up to our ears in boxes, we finally found our dream motor-home just up the road in Georgetown, TX.  The owners have been a dream to deal with, too.  Talk about getting lucky!

imageThen, on July 31st, the book I’ve been writing (for a couple of years) – Sick and Tired… & Sexy: Living Beautifully with Chronic Illness became available on Amazon. If you (or anyone you know) are dealing with chronic illness, I’m sure you will find this book to be both helpful, and a fun read.

I hope you all enjoy it. If you do, please tell your friends, and please write and tell me. I’d love to hear from you!
Here is the link:

XO Donna

P.S. – I also wrote a new article for the online women’s magazine:



9 Jun

Happy Thursday –

imageMy second article has been published at 1010 Park Place and I hope that not only will you enjoy it, but that you will take the time to explore the other great writers and their thoughtful offerings.

I sure appreciate you!

XO Donna

What Else is Going On

26 May

The good news this week – an MRI revealed that I don’t need surgery, and I now have a beautiful blue fiberglass cast. They come in colors and you get to choose. Since they didn’t have leopard (calling all designers) I chose a lovely cobalt blue. It allows me to type with greater ease, and I can drive my stick-shift again.  I did like having “a driver” for three weeks – that’s definitely something I could get used to.

But here’s the really big news – my first article has been published in the online magazine 1010 Park Place! Their tag line is Make Life Count, and isn’t that what you are doing? Living well, staying inspired, and keeping it sexy!

I am impressed with the caliber of the writers, and honored to be included among them. There are thoughtfully written topics as diverse as mixing a great cocktail, leasing vs. buying an auto and the difference between a man’s approach and a woman’s, the passing of a parent, and traveling to Europe.

I hope you feel compelled to subscribe – and I’ll meet you there every other Wednesday.

XO Donna


A rabbit out of my hat

7 Apr

MagicTrickI still chuckle when I think of Bullwinkle J Moose and his promise to pull a rabbit out of his hat.  Speaking of performing magic tricks – I finished my book! It was sent to a publisher here in Austin on Monday.

The title is Sick & Tired. . .and Sexy, Living Beautifully with Chronic Illness. I have been writing it for a bit more than two years, but when I decided to retire at the end of December, I committed myself to finishing it. I worked for 4-5 hours each day for the past three months, and Voila!  Bullwinkle would be jealous.

It is a Body/Mind/Spirit/Style guide to feeling good, having more energy, and keeping that sexy part of ourselves alive and well, in spite of chronic illness.  But, I believe it has great information for everyone.  Who couldn’t use more energy?

I’m going to leave you with a sneak-peek of the piece of art being used on the “Flaming-June”-by-Sir-Fredrick-Leightoncover: It’s an all-time favorite of mine called “Flaming June,” by Sir Fredrick Leighton. Isn’t she beautiful?

XO Donna