Of all the things I did as a kid camping was my favorite but when I wasn’t camping I was involved with 4-H, softball and genealogy. 4-H was tons of fun. I’ve never looked at myself as being very crafty but in truth I am. While in 4-H I learned to sew, do needlepoint and crochet. As with camping, I gave it for about 20 years. About four years ago I picked up crochet again and have been doing afghans ever since. Two years ago a friend helped me get started on cross stitch which is a lot like needlepoint. I am working on my fourth cross stitch pattern and am having a blast with it. So far all the patterns I have worked on were designed by Joan Elliott. She has some really beautiful designs.
I miss sewing but have yet to pick it back up. Right now there is too much on my plate. I’m preparing for back surgery so my main focus, other than my health, is to find things I can do while laid up. So far I’m hoping to be able to continue doing cross stitch, read and write. Not holding my breath on the writing which is why I’m doing as much as possible right now. Writing is both work and a hobby. Being an author is all I ever wanted. Sure along the way I tried to be practical and get a college degree in accounting and in dietetics but in the end my number one hobby and passion has won. I will be an author who spends my breaks doing cross stitch, genealogy, photography, and crochet.
Hobbies are a great way to clear the clutter from your mind as well as keep you busy. What are some of the things you like to do to relax?
There is no doubt this is the way things are supposed to go. Reading done on 15 June 2016. With all that’s going on I needed a gentle reminder that peace, divine order and clearing space can help one feel better about things.
Clearing space not only brings inner peace but can help overall health and even bring happiness. It’s not just about cleaning house but clearing excess thoughts whether they’re positive or negative. An over active mind can keep you awake, distract you from work or school or whatever you are doing.
To help clear space I either burn sage and meditate or spend time in nature relaxing next to a body of water. Once peace is found the work really begins.
How do you find do your inner peace and cleanse your space?
Growing up in southeast Idaho there’s an abundance of places to camp. The first place I remember going is Twin Lakes. This was a beautiful place to camp and fish. One day my dad took some of the kids out in the boat and was teaching them how to water ski. One of the boys ended up on the bottom of the lake because the tip of the skis ended up in the water and the skier didn’t let go of the rope. I think that’s my favorite story from Twin Lakes. Either later that weekend or a later trip my mom told me to stay out of the water because we were getting ready to go home. The daughter of one of my dad’s friends had me on her shoulders jumping from tree stump to tree stump that were sticking out of the water and to make a long story short… she missed the last stump and we landed in the water.
A short time later a man was fishing and for bait he was using live leeches. He fell and they landed in the water. Prior to this there were no known leeches at Twin Lakes and this one event led to the end of us camping there. From there we moved to Pebble Creek. Most of the time we went there was only one other family, my dad’s best friend and his family. Other than wandering through the forest and fishing the creek or Portneuf River I don’t remember much.
Once in a while we went to Aberdeen and American Falls. They’re great places too, but not as memorable as Twin Lakes. We even went to Fish Creek, once.
After I got married the camping trips came to an end. Then five years ago I decided I didn’t care if my family went with me or not. Once again I found myself at Pebble Creek. A couple of years ago a couple of us went to Chesterfield. It’d been more than 20 years since the last time I was there. As a child we went there with my grandpa Marsh.
Camping is helps me become grounded. It brings peace and comfort to an otherwise hectic life. When in nature my spirit is free, mind is clear, and the real work can begin. Writing while in the city doesn’t flow as freely as it does when lying on a blanket next to a river, creek or other body of water.
Laying here in bed as per Drs orders and bored out of my mind. I want you all to know that I’m thinking of you and even though I’m down I’m not out.
There are a lot of things going on and I look forward to sharing them with you as they occur. First up, the contest in which you can win a free copy of A Normal Life is coming to a close in 2 days. So if you haven’t had a chance to try for your free copy of A Normal Life Click here to see the rules. There are up to 2 books for grabs.
A Normal Life is about a young woman who lost her parents tragically in an accident. Immediately after the double funeral Earlin, her sister and Earlin’s son were kidnapped by the girls maternal grandparents and taken from Salem, Massachusetts to Pocatello, Idaho where they learned they’re witches. This is just the beginning.
On this morning (Monday 6 June 2016) I spent some time meditating for about 10 minutes. There’s been a lot on my mind keeping me out of focus after this mornings reading I am ready to tackle the work that lies ahead.
There are a number of ways to bring peace and harmony into ones life. For me meditation is the best way. It helps to increase creativity, relieve stress and to just relax. With having a lot of anxiety for many reasons meditation has always helped to release the tension.
Right now is peaceful because of the meditation and the cleansing of the house. Now I’m feeling the energy flowing freely throughout the area. With the energy flow being what it is this is the perfect time to focus on my craft.
Monica needs a couple of spells and the energy has been blocked. The words wouldn’t flow. Connecting parts of the story was proving difficult but through meditation everything is flowing as it should.
Do you meditate? If so, does it work for you? Do you cleanse the house before or after you meditate?
Contact: Charity K. Samora
Fuzzy Writing and Crafts
1730 W. Quinn Rd. Trlr 112
Pocatello, Idaho 83202
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Book Signing Event
Idaho Falls, Idaho, June 25, 2016: To celebrate the release of the book A Normal life, which came out October 2015 Charity K. Samora will be signing books at Hastings in Idaho Falls from 1 P.M. to 4 P.M. Those who purchase a copy of A Normal life, the first novel in the series, will be eligible to enter a drawing for the next book when it becomes available.
A Normal Life is about Earlin, a young woman, lost her parents in a tragic accident and was forced to live with her maternal grandparents. This move took her from Salem, Massachusetts to Pocatello, Idaho. The drive is long and boring but when they get to Idaho the scenery is fascinating.
Shortly after their arrival Earlin and her sister, Lily, encounter a ghost named Sarah. Sarah reveals to them they are witches and this leads Earlin down a path that she never anticipated.
After many trials and tribulations she is to become the head witch, the family historian and the matriarch. This is only the beginning.
One customer says “I loved the characters. Great plot”. Someone from the United Kingdom said, “Fantastic. I want the next installment. I read half of the book today, just couldn’t put it down.”