Harvey and Irma

I am still making progress on my books. Awaiting the Cover Art and the first round of edits on Cruise Into My Heart.

I’m still praying for the victims of  both hurricanes. I can’t believe how nature changes our lives. I praise the people of the Houston area where there could’ve been more deaths. Those poor people on the small islands who have nothing because of Irma.

I can’t help but watch the news constantly.

But the one bright spot is Football! Yes! It begins and then Hockey and I’m in my world. Love this time of year!

Back to Writing

Last Monday, I was proud of myself. There’s been so much negativity in my writing career, I’ve been down in the dumps. After wallowing in self pity, I told myself to look at the great authors out there who have had worse things happen to them, yet they still keep writing.

So, I put my big girl pants on and sat down with my NHRA book and took it apart. I jotted notes in the margins and as my mind opened up, I now know where I want to go with this story.

But, I had to put it on hold for the rest of the week, which was okay. There was a lot going on in my life!

I had scheduled my second colonoscopy for Friday. That meant, switching from my high fiber diet to a low fiber one. After I’ve trained myself to eat healthy, I had to eat junk. On Tuesday, I gagged and hoped I didn’t die of a heart attack before the actual procedure.

Wednesday, wasn’t too bad. I discovered mac and cheese from the blue box and for dinner? I treated myself to the greasiest pizza ever. It was so good!

Come Thursday, it was all liquids before the prep started. I went to Dairy Queen to get a Lime Arctic Blast to sip on all day but the machine was broken! Really? I discovered lime popsicles at WalMart which worked well.

Needless to say, once I started the prep, I didn’t get an ounce of sleep. I read two books within twenty-four hours. *Note to self: We need better lighting in the bathroom!

The day of the procedure came and the results were amazing! I only had two small polyps and the doctor put me on the five year plan, rather than the three year! Yay!

The next day, I felt like a Mack Truck had hit me. Found out that I still had the anesthesia in me. WebMd told me to drink lots of water with Sea Salt in it to rid my body of the toxins. It helped a little, but I was in bed by 9 pm. (I’m such a swinger!)

But today, I feel back to normal and come Monday, full speed ahead on my writing!

Hockey Season!



Things are heating up with the NHL! Written and edited by the biggest hockey fans ever!

Also, don’t forget to check out my website: www.LoisKasznia.com!!!  Drop the puck!!!

The Aftermath

The election is over. I’m moving on with my life.

Things are still happening here. My daughter got a seasonal job with Kohl’s while she waits for her full time job to open in January. Yup! She’s in for learning experience with Black Friday and the Christmas season.

I had to borrow her car for an errand and OMG! The brakes are squeaking and when you step on the brakes, the car thumps to a stop. Why didn’t she say anything???? Took it in and $777.77 later, it’s fixed. New front brakes, two new tires, an alignment and a three year warranty on the tires and the alignment. Ouch!

I’ve been so busy putting out fires, I haven’t had time to work on my next book which is about the NHRA. My characters are mad at me, because they’ve been talking but I’m not really listening. So, what I did yesterday was this. When my daughter’s car was finished. I drove it to her work and I walked home. 4.7 miles! It calmed me down and I concentrated on the story. When I got home, I wrote it down and come Monday, it’s back to work!

Wishing everyone a great week!


I swear! There must be a ghost haunting me or someone has a voodoo doll of me. In the last three months, I’ve had to replace my dryer, my dishwasher, and my mower. The kitchen sink has stopped up, the toilet has overflowed, the garage door has broken and the car broke down.

Yesterday, the new mower spewed oil when my husband started it up and we had to take it back to Sears for a replacement. But, it’s not the time for lawnmowers and they didn’t have any in stock. We had to order it.

Then I went to print mailing labels and for some reason when it prints, the font is so small that all 30 addresses are on one label. In the many, many years I’ve printed labels, (my family calls me the Label Queen), has that ever happened to me. At this point, I’m so exhausted I don’t have the energy to deal with it. There are three other computers in this house I can use!

On a brighter note, THE CUBS WON THE WORLD SERIES!!! Also, we attended the wedding of our best friend’s daughter in Asbury Park, NJ and met the nicest people of all! In the fourteen years of living in Pennsylvania, not once did we ever go to that part of New Jersey. It’s beautiful!

The Cubs were playing the night of the reception and the father wanted a 52 inch screen television at the reception, but the bride put her foot down. NO! It was just as well, since they lost that game, but still.

I hope you are enjoying The Sin Bin!

Prayers for Dallas


5ForTheLoveOfPar_SliderImgWhat a sad time in Dallas. My heart and prayers go out to all whose lives have changed because of this.

To a brighter time. A couple of years ago, I had the good fortune to meet Lexi Thompson. In Grapevine, TX, there is a huge golf store, Golf Galaxy which carries everything pertaining to golf you need. Lexi Thompson gave a pep talk to young aspiring female golfers and challenged them to a driving contest. At the age of 19, she was gracious and kind beyond her years. I asked her many questions about her career and she answered all of them. I am so proud that she’s ranked number four in woman’s golf!

I should receive my first round of edits on The Sin Bin towards the end of July. Looking forward to them! Feels so good to be back in the saddle again!