Monthly Archives: November 2011
Hello My Loyal Friends and Family, Lately Life has been for me like a Twister and I don’t mean the game. I mean the big scary Tornado kind. Fasten your seat belts, your about to enter the vortex of Life! Some Good, Some Bad. I don’t know where to start… It guess it all started when I moved up north! I had to lean to live out of a suit case, I had to lean not to plan so much. That was hard, I greatly enjoy planing things, I lost a love and gained a stronger better love then I could have hoped for! I had a small stroke. Fiances have been tight but I have been lucky enough to be blessed enough to still do things I enjoy, like get an Ice Tot-ti and a slice of quiche on the weekend at the local cafe. I’ve had several emotional break downs, while working on my book and at other times, which I highly regret. Among other struggles, life has been mostly good. God is always Good! Last month I went to Florida, My dad and I drove for five days across the USA, to see my sister, her son, her boyfriend, and other people we care about. It was a great trip, though I missed a few planned events with some people due to schedule differences. I was so happy to see my family, I miss them so much, though I don’t think I showed it well.. My nephew is getting so big so fast! My sister has some room mates with her right now and they have a son who needs a lot of attention, and is cute as a button. I wish I could have adoped him. He needs a good foundtion of rules and love. I would have loved to be the one who gave it to him, since his parents are lacking in that area. However they do seem to care about his well being. Where they lack my sister has taken over and is doing a great job caring for him when they don’t. I am so proud of her. She is a great Mother! I also got to go to an awesome drive through zoo with lots of unique animals that one can not see at most zoo’s. We had a white rhino stalk us and at one point we worried he would ram our truck! EEKK! Thankfully he decided to go by with out a scratch. We fed giraffes, man were they cool!!! I wanted to take Cupid home, he was such a lover!! ***SPOILIER FOR ZORRO THE DRAMA*** I got to finish the Disney Zorro series with a beloved friend! I love that Zorro!! (hums the them song, he marks them with a Z! ) He had some awesome outfits, moves, I really loved most the characters, especially Zorro, Bernard, Sargent Garcia, and His loyal friend.. I didn’t care to much about the sudden ending, I had hoped he would have settled down with a woman……. I guess he Knows that he is mine ;p (Just Kidding) I will look into it latter especially the books.. Besides The Xmen, Spider-Man, and Superman!, He is one of my favored hero’s! I also went to Florida to get my first Dog. The family has had dog’s before but this one is all Mine. A female, A Pure, Blue Harlequin Great Dane, with one blue eye and one gold eye. My parents own her half brother, that part was not planed. I fell in love with her before we knew the blood line. She is a hand full. She is headstrong, very very smart, sneaky, a climber, and has a attitude, but she is also sweet, playful, loving, and great with children, and other pets.. She is a real gift from God. She has a real way with people too.. It is hard to stay sad with her around, I call her my little healer! I don’t know how I made it with out her. She is growing so fast too! Lily Belle is about 15 weeks now, about 40lbs, and is up to my knees already.. I’m 5 feet and 1 inches tall by the way… Thankfully she is now mostly house trained, at least at my house! ;p Did you know puppy poop smells much worse then a baby’s dirty dipper… EWW!! It took us 7 full days to drive back to Washington!! Sheesh!!!! We had to avoid snow storms, my Nitro does not have snow tiers, and is not a 4X4. On the way back home we saw my other brother and his girlfriend, one of my dearest friends with her family including my god children. I was so happy to see them! I wish they lived closer! I will make an effort to not wait so many years next time!! I got to taste the great salt lake flats, and man was that good salt! It reminds me we are the salt of the earth… Says the Bible.. we saw a huge tree farm that went on for about 15 miles and probably covered over 1000 acres from baby to adult trees! It was a unique site to behold! We stopped at my grandma Nanna and Baca’s house for one night and got to experience my first snow of the season there in my birth town. It was amazing! I am so thankful for that!!! We also stopped at a Cherokee town, and I got to learn more about my heritage. Along the way we went through: a few small snow storm’s, a sand storm, salt smog, city smog, saw a coyote run across our path, saw lots of: Antelope, Buffalo, Deer, and lots and lots of cows… Not including the road kill of: frets, beavers, skunks, badgers, coyotes, foxes, Porcupines, Muskrats, nutrias, bob cat, a lot of some kind of animal that was a ball of fur kind of like a big hamster not sure what it was, and much more…. It really saddened me to see so many dead and that I saw a wider verity of dead animals then I did live ones!! http://roadkill.michaelgeraci.com/ here is a site of some of what I saw, it is not for the queasy to look at… Next time I think I wanna take a train! When we finally got home, we had to a lot to do especially me, I had to finish settng up the guest room / office, and other things around the house before the holiday visits began…. I was all excited and motivated to work on on my books, when I got done with thr chores a few days latter only to find out my free word trial had worn out. Boo.. Two weeks latter, For thanksgiving my other sister with her husband, and other brother with his girlfriend with his children our other nice and nephew. (Yes I have 4 siblings, there are five of us all together.)Came with five dogs all together and nine people it was a mad house.. Yet it went much better then any of us had hoped. It was very hectic, but the time together seemed to flow nicely by. Now every one is gone and I am left alone once more at my house, with a sink full of dirty dishes, a bunch of torn peppers around the house, and Christmas around the coroner… My head and body feels like a whirl wind of emotions, pains, aches, thoughts, and it is all making me dizzy… I can’t believe how much has happened this year, with the move, getting a story published, my new house, ect.. It feels like it happened so fast and at the same time this year feels like it has been several years in the making.. It has been one struggle and blessing after another!! By the way my sister got me office professinal from work, but now she can’t find th code. I pray she finds it soon I’m itching to write!!! ;p I love you, Be safe, God Bless you all! ~Amy Jane
Hi Everyone,I recently heard some good news from Jim Haskett, our printer. He is saying that the books should be finished by Dec. 1 and he will deliver them to me at my house. I have asked him for the first 100 copies and will be happy to send those out to you if you’d like your complementary copy in advance of your order. I don’t know yet what the cost of sending one book will be, so when we get the books, weigh them and find out the shipping costs to your area, I’ll let you know. This has been a long but very eventful year for me and I thank all of you so much for contributing your best to my praise to the Lord Jesus.Look for my next email, the arrival of the books!!!Sincerely, Diane
Hi Everyone,A few days ago, Georgia Herod, our New Song assistant editor, flew in to visit me and other friends in northern Utah. She had a wonderful suggestion — that she and I meet the printer and see the setup as the book is being produced.So I called about doing that and this morning, we met with Jim Haskett of Watkins Printing, just outside of Logan, Utah. He said because the coverstock was heavier than the original press machine could handle, they moved the entire project to the offset press (see photos below). This will give us a more professional look but has not added to the costs!Allowing for the Thanksgiving holiday, the forecasted release will be around Tuesday, November 29th. He will verify this with me as time goes on. When complete, he will be delivering all the copies to me and I will then take them to our church bookstore. As soon as those books are available at the bookstore, you will all be hearing from me! If you have any questions, please let me know.Here’s how the book has been advertised by some of you. Thanks so much for all you are doing to get the word out!• One of our writers sent a copy of the cover and the preview copy (attached below) to people in his address book and several responded, sending me an email to order a one or more copies.• Others with web and blogsites have added these same attachments to their sites to inform their friends.• Those with writers’ groups have already ordered copies for their book tables.• Those who go on the road for speaking engagements have also made their orders.More later,DianeIf you would like to use these items, please add this splash from our website: Following the example of the psalmist in Psalm 40, the writers for this collection have remembered their histories with God, describing His rescue, their salvation, His comfort in a time of crisis, or leading when they needed a new direction. They hope that their collective hymn of praise will be an encouragement to you. For questions or to place an order, send Diane Kulkarni an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Checks and credit cards are accepted at www.mscbc.org — click on “A New Song.”
I wanted to give you the update as I heard it just now from our printer, Jim Haskett of Watkins Printing. The inside pages of the book are ready and they are waiting for the cover stock, which was on back order, to be delivered either today or tomorrow. Once the right machine is chosen for the binding (the cover stock is heavier than they normally use), they will go forward and finish the project.
So we are so very close to having this book in the mail to you! I can’t wait to see the packages on their way.
Thank you for your patience and as I said earlier, I will notify you when the books are in our church bookstore and the shipping costs can finally be determined.