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I am here…


I have been on the go the past few months. I now have time to write. I think I’ll be getting a lot done too. Even with the crazy holiday season halfway over… I’ve already done much of the heavy work. I’ve been helping dad fix the driveway. The tree roots are raising the driveway up, and since they want to keep the trees we’ve been redoing certain areas and leveling the driveway out. First by removing the old driveway, using a aircompresser chizzle, then digging under the roots so they go down. then proceeding with re-taring the area. My main job is to dig up and shovel the old driveway ect, and replace the gravel with him…. Then together blowing out the craks and caulking the them up all along driveway to the road. Dad even did sone of the road as well… I’m always learning new things when I help dad. It’s not perfect, but it works! We got so much done, just before it snowed. We started before I left and finished after I came back.

Also while I was gone dad started redoing the back bathroom. He removed the old linoleum flooring and flooring and removeing the old toilet. I came back just in time to help him add the new stuff. Tho really he didn’t need my help. Dad is doing so much better then he was. I am truly impressed with his recovery. God is so good! We make a good team. We don’t always get along but we both work hard. We got it done just before company came!

Now I’m just gonna write while I relax in my pajamas. Just because I can! 😆 Yay- a writer’s life! I will get back to my youtube vblogs, my blog, and do some Facebook group this week I hope! I have a few more important tasks  first…

I will do my best to keep everyone updated so stay tuned! Don’t give up on your dreams or goals, any progress is still progress. So follow your dreams because you matter. Make sure you take time to breath and enjoy life too. My goal in life is tovspread joy and stop hate. I choose to be happy 😊 even when I don’t feel like it. Remember God supplies and miracles happen!I chose that book 📖 title for a reason!

Stay safe and God blesses you today and Always!!

╰ღ╮ Amy Jane Sandberg╰ღ╮

Giving Thanks on THANKSGIVING


Happy Thanksgiving!! 🦃
What are you – Thankful for?

😊 What are you grateful for? I have a full list below but first I am so grateful for Jesus, the important people in my life, and for science advances. I am so blessed to be here alive today! Twenty-two years ago, I went in for open heart surgery November 27th. I woke up with a completely rebuilt heart weeks later after complications. Truly Amazing! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your love ones. I love ya! Know you matter and you are loved. Someone is out there who is grateful for you.❤


I Went over the usual 10. There is just so much to be thankful for….
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I am thankful to God for:
1 Life 🙂
2 People 👥 and you 😆
3 A roof over my head🏘
4 Freedom and those that keep us safe ⚓🗽🚓🚒
5 Food to eat🍲 and Drinks drink☕
6 Means to Travel 🚇🚢✈🚀🛸🚙 7 Animals, Incects, amphibians and mamals🐾🐞🦎🐳                
8 Books to read📚📖🗞
9 Movies to watch📼📹🎭
10 Games to play. ⚽️🎾🏸🎲🃏🎮
11 The internet 💻 and mail.📮
12 Ways to make a living 💸and a difference.🌍

We kept it really simple this year. Communion along with a small Chinese food buffet for myself and my parents. Sometimes simple is nicer than a big fancy ordeal.

Stay safe and God blesses you today and Always!!

╰ღ╮ Amy Jane Sandberg╰ღ╮

The Forth and Last leg…Part 3


Hello Fellow friends,

Well, I am home now but I had a wonderful time with my man and his lovely family. I learned so much about him and all of them. We did so much with and without his family. My man and went on dates and walks. It was really nice. I got him some shirts he liked and some collector books he wanted. He got me a Totoro purse and wallet and some lotion and body spray too. It is not about the things, to me, the gifts are special because they are from the one I love! As for the rest of the family, they have to wait for Christmas…

When we spent time with his family as well as doing outings and everyday tasks.. We didn’t go to the beach or Disneyland but we did go to Medieval Times! I hadn’t been there since I was thirteen for my friend’s birthday in Florida. Here are some of the pictures I took. I hope they don’t mind me sharing them.

 

One weekend we watched movies and games. I even exchanged birthday and Christmas gifts as well with him. One of the weekends we had an outdoor bbq, watched a movie on a projector and did some rock painting, played soccer and other outdoor games.

 

I really enjoyed the one on one time with his mom too. We had a nice heart to heart talks. She even gave me a very sweet heartfelt gift from Starbucks as a surprise one night! It is special for so many reasons. It has all the state specialty emblems, I collect cups, it was a surprise, it showed she cared and was thinking of me.  I wish I could have done so much more for them! I wish I had got to know his dad more tho too.

 

I stayed for almost three weeks. When I had free time alone worked on writing my books in progress.

 

I can’t believe it is only a few days from Thanksgiving!! I look forward to coming back there often. It helps that the man I love has family in California. I totally felt at home with his family and in California. I was really nervous about staying with them but I think it went well. There was so much more I had wanted to do with them and for them. I miss them all so much. His family is my family as well. That’s how I feel in my heart. I never felt uncomfortable or out of place. I just wish I could bring them all back with me! It would sure make things easier for us all. California is one of the few states that I wouldn’t mind moving to. Though I am unable to take permanent residence there mainly because of my Medical specialists and health care requirements.

 

I can not believe I had to say goodbye. It really broke my heart. I cried so much. I keep telling myself it is not over tho and we will be together again soon. The most important thing is I have so many wonderful memories from this trip and all the trips I have been on this year. I can not express how much I appreciate everyone and everything.  To me making memories and spending time with the ones you care about is more important than anything else. Remember to take time for your loved ones and friends as well! I feel so refreshed and drained at the same time.

Stay safe and God blesses you today and Always!!

╰ღ╮ Amy Jane Sandberg╰ღ╮

 

The Forth and Last leg…Part 2


Hello Friends!!

Thus far even tho all the traveling I have done has been for my family and myself.  I am super excited to be here in California for me. The trip I had been planing for a very long time has finally happened. Thanks to the help of my sister, having me for the company! Being in California is like being in Florida. Only with no humidity and the presence of mountains.

 

The traffic isn’t to bad, but it is smoggy. Maybe away from the city, it won’t be so bad. I have to say we are again at another awesome hotel in Aanaheimnaheim. To bad, we won’t have time to go to Disney.  My sister and I are really sore tho. She hurt her back and I hurt my knee. I can tell she is ready to go home but has had a lot of fun.

Here is images of the sunset and sunrise from our room.

 

Beautiful right!  This is the smallest room we have stayed in the whole time of travel. But I am not complaining. Gain it is another nice hotel. This one has more of a home feel thought he entire place with a convenient novelty shop and cafe/coffee bar.  I got a ton of postcards from every place we went to. It is something I have been doing since I was little. A great cheap souvenir I collect postcards as I travel for mailing and myself. Usually a landmark or something about the place or state I am in.  Do you do something like that to? My baby sister collects spoons. I think I started that hobby when I as in hospitals. I would always and still do get something from the gift shop for me and my loved ones. Out of the two hobbies, I think collecting postcards is cheaper right?

The most awesome thing about being in CA is my man is here! I got to see him today. I was so nervous. Long-distance relationships are hard and we hand seen each other in a while. We go to his house I was so nervous I walked up to his door and walked away. But he saw me and opened the door before I walked away again.  His family was there. If I didn’t mention he is American born Mexican.  We did the meet and greets. Last time he came to my home and met my family. My sisters surprised us and came to visit. I love that he is close to his family like I am to mine.

We went to Rubble Castle 

 

And then we went to the movies to see Maleficent 2 after exploring the area a bit and discussing what to do.

Overall the whole experience and day was better then I expected… I was worried he wouldn’t still find me attractive or pleasing. He held my hand the entire movie and every chance he could he hugged me.  I couldn’t stop smiling if I had wanted to. My sister and him got along as well. Tho they had met before. I will see him again in a few days when I stay with him and his family!.😮

 

Keep me in your prayers?

Thanks! Love you all!

Stay safe and God blesses you today and Always!!😇

╰ღ╮ Amy Jane Sandberg╰ღ╮

 

The Forth and Last leg…Part 1


Hello My Friends,

 

Now I am in California.

I’ve been traveling for about a month now. It has been quite the experience. I have had a much-needed breather and vacation. I am sad it is coming to an end.  I have finally made it to California tho!!! I was moved almost to tears when I first got to Azuza where my aunt once lived. I had planned to visit her there but wasn’t able to visit her in CA at all. I only was able to visit her after she had moved out of state.  It was a strange feeling finally visiting the town after many years of waiting. I felt closer to her, altho she is sadly no longer with us. Azuza was her home through some of her biggest life and career roles.

Azuza, CA

 

This past month has been about rediscovering myself and developing my faith. It has definitely been an answer to my prayers. I am pleased to say that I feel truly blessed and joyful again😊. I found joy and experiences in things I thought I couldn’t have for myself. I am truly grateful for this opportunity and endeavor of courage. I thank God for opening the doors and making ways for this to happen. Azuza was named after the Azuza Street revival in LA. There are numerous books on the revival.

 

 

Like the revival, I felt closer to God in California than I expected to. I had heard how bad that stare was faith wise the for many years…  But there was this cross that as erected up hight somewhere. No matter where we went we could see it. It gave us, speedily me such peace…  

It really moved me emotionally and reminded me of the movie Paul Hogan did.  Titled “Almost an Angel” I suggest you watch it. It is definitely one of the best movies I have seen! I wish they made more movies like this! 

 

 

 

Honesty I did not have as much time to write like I thought I would. However, I did work on my books when able. There was so much to do and take in! I mean look at this hotel!!   It not only had a covered pool it had a swimming river that went under and around spots.  I wish I had been able to swim… They also have gardens all over inside

 

I spent some time in Anaheim with my sister and her best friend. 

Then we went to long beach to visit it with her friend and her family. I learned and participated in brewing coffee according to her friend’s home country’s customs. It is something that she does with company and gatherings. She roasted unroasted green coffee beans in a small flat iron pan/bowl over a burner outside. (Something we do with popcorn seeds.) When they were brown she then cooled them with a fan on an on a plate. Proceeding to grind them in a mortar and pestle. Then brewing the coffee in a traditional clay pot with water and some seasoning, topped with a horsehair plug to keep it from over boiling. Finally, when done she poured each of us some with a little cream if and sugar if we wished in tiny cups. It took a long time to make but it was well worth it!  I wish I hadn’t have lost the images I took. Here is one I found as an example of the brewing jug and drinking cups. Kinda reminds me of a Saki set and jug, tea set, or Tai coffee set.   

If you are interested in learning more about different ways different cultures do coffee you should go here. https://www.culturallyours.com/2019/10/12/traditional-ethiopian-coffee-ceremony/

And Here:

https://www.thecoffeebrewers.com/cocurifrarwo.html?fbclid=IwAR3jdCQf_DSSaJ7RcNafsfRBsGRziKIx7eiUMe4LV3wyDQ2oQk-CPX7EBUs

She said she was sad she hadn’t any popcorn because she usually serves both together. It was a truly beautiful experience and she and her family have an amazing story. I loved each and every one of them ❤! 

 Stay safe and God blesses you today and Always!!

╰ღ╮ Amy Jane Sandberg╰ღ╮

 

 

TheThird Leg of the Trip part 2


We went to a different part of Arizona and on the first day at the hotel, we went for a walk to find a place to eat. And we came upon this Mexican restaurant. It was very modern and lots of metal art. The food was great and it had a nice very open and airy environment.

With a sense of humor to top it off.

On the last day in Arizona we decided to go for a walk and to go inside this beautiful church thst caught our attention… 🛐 St. Mary’s Basilica: The current church replaced an earlier adobe church which was built in 1881. Building work on the present church began in 1902 and was completed in 1914. The church was dedicated in 1915, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places as St. Mary’s Church in 1978. The oldest Roman Catholic parish church in the greater Phoenix, Arizona, area, it was the only parish in Phoenix until 1924 and is home to Arizona’s largest stained glass windows collection and a 26 rank pipe organ built by the Schantz Organ Company. Its the thrid oldest Catholic curch. ThecFirst is in St Augastingng Florida.

This structure literally took my breath away! Absolutely beautiful inside and out. Truly Spanish Colonial architecture of the Spanish colonization of the Americas. 〰️

I am not Catholic but I fully believe in The Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit.! This church was beautiful and full of peace. Just because I am not Catholic does not mean I don’t love the Lord as much as they do or vice versa. We just walk different paths of faith. I am more of an evangelical Christian. If I have to label it. Tho I would prefer not to. We all have unique relationships with God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. What matters most is accepting Christ into your life and heart ❤. Not because you have to but because you want to. Jesus loves you and as you are. He is always with you and your bestfriend if wanted. He is my bestfriend for sure!

On the side of the church was a poster for their all saints day festival. We were a day too late to check that out but we saw all the decore form the event still up in the garden. Very interesting since I have never seen one before in person. Too bad I lost the pictures.

 

We were staying at this super classy highrise hotel with a restaurant on the top floor in Pheonix Arizona. It was by far the fanciest hotel I have ever been to with indoor concerts constantly going on as well.  On the very last night we made a reservation at that rotating restaurant The “Compass Arizona Grill”  it was quite the experience with very good food. We felt a little awkward tho since almost everyone there was a couple and there were definitely some proposals, anniversaries and birthdays going around… Along with a spectacular fireworks show. It was different then Seatle’s rotating restaurant. They have a bar or a restaurant you can go to.  We ordered crab cakes and the cheese fondue which came with fruit, bread, and cheese to dip.  They also severed some of the best home backed and variety of slices of bread I have ever tasted, very unique The ones I remember were: , pumpkin, regular roll, grain, and sweet-spicy pepper. bread YUMMY! Normally I can not do spicy peppers but I dipped in the cheese,  it was great and not too spicy for me

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Stay safe and God blesses you today and Always!!

╰ღ╮ Amy Jane Sandberg╰ღ╮

TheThird Leg of the Trip Part 1


Hello Y’all,

How are you today? I am doing well. I am on my third leg of the trip. I left Arizona a few days ago. It was awesome!  Our hotel was one of the best I have ever stayed at. It was huge, with a restaurant, a cafe, sports activities, several pools, gardens and in a fun area. I adored the whole place and I hope to go back one day!  We also went to a cactus garden and went to a butterfly garden and an aquarium with some insects and reptiles. It was my first time seeing a rainbow chameleon and poison dart frogs in person!  I Loved all of it. Just wish I could have got to the titanic museum too.

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Exciting right!  It is a bit nostalgic for me living out of a suitcase once again for the past two months. Just like I did when I first moved in 2011. As I have been doing so for almost two months with only a week and a half at home in-between. I have been making sure to work on some of my books during my downtime… I’ve been mainly switching between two main books. When I get stuck on one I work on the other. Apparently, I am not the only writer who does this. I see the challenge of re-writing what I lost as part of a character challenge for myself. I am very determined to get some books done as soon as I possibly can. 🤔 I was gonna participate in NaNo. Obviously, I can’t this year. Funny last NaNoWriMo I was traveling as well… Maybe next year I can join in NaNo. Here is the link if you are interested in participating, or curious about what it is. Good luck, break a pen! https://www.nanowrimo.org/ 

Why am I traveling you ask? Why not? I love to travel and enjoying time with people. Life keeps everyone very busy but is important to enjoy life. If you are lucky enough to get a chance to spend time with people, especially those you care about you shouldn’t pass that up. Most of the best Christmas movies are about busy people not taking time to enjoy life and time with their loved ones. The main Characters then remember what was most important to them. Then a Christmas miracle happens or Santa gets involved and things get better. If you were in a Christmas movie what would the storyline be? To answer the question seriously as to why am I traveling is mainly because I had the chance to help my sister😀 and to go on the trip I had planned for in July. 🥰 I want to make the most of life and not pass up any opportunities! I do not want to have regrets in my life.

I was planning on doing some live videos along the way, but honestly, I get shy on camera and stumble over my words. So like the picture says I write better then I talk. I am grateful that I have met some awesome people! I love how everyone is unique and awesome in their own way.😄 Along with having new experiencing and seeing new places as well! I met a pretty famous author without knowing it until now. That was pretty neat. As I say famous people are just normal people too.

This is where I enjoyed several days outside listing to birds and getting inspired.

 

 

 

Grackle birds make the most unique beautiful sounds. I really enjoyed spending my mornings and afternoons with them. We have black ones here but now one believed me. I will try and take a picture of one and post it later. They are my second favorite bird besides vultures.

Grackles are quite the efficient foragers, and will even steal food from less savvy birds. They are omnivores and will eat anything from bugs to minnows to different types of berries and seeds. Of course, these birds aren’t snobby at all and will snatch human food at a moment’s notice. Common Grackles are blackbirds that look like they’ve been slightly stretched. They’re taller and longer tailed than a typical blackbird, with a longer, more tapered bill and glossy-iridescent bodies. Grackles walk around lawns and fields on their long legs or gather in noisy groups high in trees, typically evergreens.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quiscalus

 Stay safe and God blesses you today and Always!!

╰ღ╮ Amy Jane Sandberg╰ღ╮

Here I go again!


First off let me say sorry for not being on Facebook or any social media much in months. I just really needed some me time off line, and off the computer. I will be working on that tho.

Guess what? 🛩I am off on another adventure! I didn’t think I’d be traveling again. Especially so soon… 🚗 Wow! 🙉

I was asked to join my sister this time on her work trips. I will be away for about a month. I feel really blessed to be able to travel so much. I get to visit some of you and some new places as a bonus.🤝 Exciting right.! 🥳 I am overwhelmed and looking forward to it immensely. I left home yesterday and will be back sometimes mid November. I already miss my dog.

I also plan to take this opportunity to get some writing done. 🗒 I’ll have an abundance of inspiration 🤩 and some quality quiet time. I already spent six hours doing so today. It took a while but I finally got the equipment, I needed for my Mac. After losing my work due to update malfunctions, human error, and again for some unknown reasons… I’ve had a hard time getting into writting again. This time around I’m gonna be extremely overprotective of my work. 🔐 I am very determined to finish theses books! I think they will be better then before, because of the passion I have. I am putting all my heart into theses books. When they are done I hope you will enjoy.

Life is to short to let opportunities slip by. I wish I had done a lot of things differently. I did some really great things in my past so it’s not all discouraging… But I shouldn’t dwell on the past.🤭 I am who I am because of that past. I am pretty awesome too!😋 Thus, I am gonna be brave and not let fear hold me back from making the most of life. I will have courage and not hold back. I will trust God and make the most of what I have while working towards my dreams and goals. Remember- people are precious to me, especially those who I am close to. Just because I’m working on me doesn’t mean I’ll stop caring about you! 💕

👱‍♀️I feel I leaned a lot and grew in may ways on my last trip. I look forward to seeing the results and enjoying this one as well. I better get to sleep now.

Take care and be safe! God bless you today and always!

╰ღ╮ Amy Jane Sandberg╰ღ╮

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HOME FOR A BIT…


Hello Friends,

I’m home for a bit. I’ve been traveling a lot. Don’t get me wrong I love traveling but it is also nice to take a break. Yet it feels a little odd. Sometimes I wonder if this was the life I was meant for? Still tho it is nice to have a place to call home and rest. We all need to rest at times right?

 

I really love October. It is my favored moth of the year and not because of Haloween. I always just felt more alive and fresh every October in Florida. My parents were married on October 11th and my Favored Bible verses is John 10:10. SO I always hoped one day maybe I could get married on October 10th.  I recently found out the Cherokee tribe considers October as the New Year moth, and not January. 

We are part Cherokee on my mom and dad’s side. My dentist was actually said the number of points I have on some of my teeth proved I was Cherokee. It is silly but knowing this really makes a lot of things in my life make sense better.  Since it is October I want to Say Happy new year to the  Cherokee people!

 

I don’t have much time until I am off on another trip. I will work on my books, continue to clean out the house more, and continue to make progress towards who I want to be … I don’t have much time but I will make the most of it. I hope.  Let us be honest it is a never-ending job!!! 

 Stay safe and God blesses you today and Always!! 

╰ღ╮ Amy Jane Sandberg╰ღ╮

 

A Quick Hello


Hello there friends,

How are you doing? I was invited to travel so of course, I said yes! I got the clear from my doctors, to go. I am off on an adventure to go see my Nanna in Utah and spend time with my aunts and mom. We are driving there and back. I really like road trips. I like seeing the scenery and all the small towns. I really needed a vacation with the crazy past few years and the scare I had in July. Here is a selfie I took. Don’t worry, I am not driving, so I can post this.

We made a lot of Starbucks and other coffee stops. We visited two in every state we went through. Who doesn’t like coffee? Hmm? Hehe. I know not everyone does. I am an avid coffee drinker tho. Truthfully, I haven’t been to a Starbucks in little over a year until now. I tend to make my own coffee drinks fancy or not, at home. My go to drink is an iced Peppermint White Mocha. My mom decided to get the Pumpkin Spice Nitro. She dosen’t care for Starbucks usually. However, she found a drink she really liked. To bad it is only seasonal. Mmmm~


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I saw the snake river and this real-life stagecoach. I read a lot of historical fiction and fact books. I have always wondered what one looked like in person. Now I know! It was huge! If you get a chance to see one in real life you should!

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I’m home now for a bit. I didn’t get to post this till now. My phone is being bad. I went to the doctor yesterday, everything looks good. Blood levels are where they should be. I am relieved! Honestly, I was a bit nervous. I’ve had more than enough doctor visits in my opinion. The next follow up is in a month for the usual Inr check. Till then, I will work on my books, continue to clean out my house and prepare for my next trip… I don’t know when that will be but its good to be ready right? Hugs!

╰ღ╮ Amy Jane Sandberg╰ღ╮

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