It was great to read the comments from some of my family members.
Things that are new and exciting that I wanted to share:
1) This year at the Ventura County Fair the Gonzales Family entered over 150 entries and competed in a couple of contests. Most exciting for this year, I participated in the Table Setting Contest and was awarded 1st place for a Themed Table Setting: LUAU - Aloha Beach Wedding Reception. The short story posted on my blog entitled: The Woods was also entered in the Ventura County Fair and I was awarded 1st place in the category of Non-Fiction Nature Story. Competing in the fair I was awarded $125.
2) I am currently writing a book and have been e-mailing a publisher and should have a book ready for publication in about 6 months. Victor is excited that I have finally decided to buckle down and get my ideas down on paper.
3) Healthfront: Still seeing the doctor. I am scheduled to have kryotherapy on September 8th. Not a fun procedure, but hopefully this will eradicate the abnormal cells. Will know more in about two weeks.
4) Working in the yard/garden and learning a lot. Planning for future entries in the fair. I plan to enter more flowers and arrangements next year. I have been practicing making arrangements and plan to take a couple of classes.