Monthly Archives: March 2015

2nd Anniversary Fireworks

Happy 2nd Anniversary, Tracy Helps You !!

Happy Anniversary to Us !!

Wow, it’s hard to believe that we will celebrate our 2nd Anniversary this weekend. Two years ago, on March 21, 2013, I became a small business owner. I’ve always enjoyed helping people, so I had this idea that I could form a business to do just that 🙂

Time has flown by quickly (as it usually does) ! I have been blessed with some wonderful clients. In our 2nd year, our client list has doubled ! I have had the pleasure of becoming friends with several of them. Many have been pleased with my services and have called me multiple times. Currently, I help 2 of my clients on a weekly basis.  #ilovewhatido   #di4y   #personalassistant

I have learned so much over the past two years. I know now that running a small business is a lot more involved than I ever imagined. There is so much more to take care of, over and above actually helping my clients. I’ve attended Small Business seminars and joined the Chamber of Commerce. I’ve read numerous books and websites to help me learn the ins & outs of small business ownership. One thing I’ve learned is that it is an ongoing process … things are changing all the time … and I’ll always be learning new things. Continue reading

Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th ~ Are You Superstitious ??

So, today is Friday, the 13th … dun, dun, dunn 🙂

Are you superstitious? Do you believe a broken mirror brings you 7 years of bad luck? How about if you step on a crack, you break your Mother’s back? Do you walk under ladders? How do you feel about cats with black fur?
I was on the phone with a client the other day, and we were trying to decide on a date for her next appointment. I suggested she look at her calendar as I was consulting my appointment calendar. She gave me a date, and then I would counter with a different date. We were actually starting to look at available dates for next month, when I noticed that she hadn’t suggested March 13, 2015. I asked if she was available on the 13th, and she was surprised that I would want to work on Friday the 13th (I was actually surprised that anyone would think that). I assured her that I wasn’t superstitious in the least. I have a feeling that we will be having very interesting conversations while we are working on getting her receipts and paperwork organized for the tax guy 🙂

For those of you who are superstitious ~ may the Luck of the Irish be with you on this 13th day of March !

What are your thoughts and beliefs about superstitions?
Oh, and btw, have you done your taxes yet? Are you procrastinating? Need help getting your papers organized? Tracy Helps You will be happy to “help” with that 🙂

Book Review & Giveaway ~ To Fall in Love Again

My Thoughts:

I loved reading “To Fall in Love Again”. I felt an immediate connection to both Drew and Amy, the main characters. I loved that it was a love story that revolved around two older, widowed adults. I enjoyed the pace of the story – it felt like they were my friends and I was living the story with them.
It seems like their relationship was meant to be right from the start … they “just happened” to be staying at the same hotel, they “just happened” to be on the same flight, they “just happened” to have seat assignments right next to each other … sounds like fate to me.
Both of them were dealing with the loss of their long time spouses, yet seemed to to be able to acknowledge their mutual attraction from the beginning of their friendship. Since they are a little older than the typical love story twenty-somethings, they have the life experience to know that their relationship isn’t only about them. They are mature enough to know that their roles of parent, grandparent, and business professional will all come into play … it’s about their families and friends too. Trust me … they all chime in with their opinions about this relationship.
David Burnett does a great job of tying all these relationships together. I intend to read his other books and hope that he makes this story into a series. I would love to see how their relationship grows. I highly recommend this novel and give it 5 STARS 🙂

Drew Nelson did not plan to fall in love that morning!

He did not plan to talk with anyone. He did not plan to make a new friend.
He resisted all of Amy’s attempts to draw him out− at the hotel, at the airport, on the airplane− giving hurried responses and burying his face in a pile of papers.

But when the flight attendant offered coffee, and a muscle in Amy’s back twitched as she reached for it, and the cup tipped, and the hot liquid puddled in Drew’s lap, then they began to talk!

Earlier in the year, each had lost a spouse of over thirty years. Drew’s wife had died of a brain tumor, Amy’s husband when his small airplane nose-dived to earth, the engine at full throttle − an accident, it was ruled.
They live in the same city. Both have grandchildren. They are about the same age. Consciously, or not, they both are looking to love again.

But relationships do not exist in vacuums. Drew is wealthy, and Amy is middle class. Amy is “new” in town – she and her husband moved to Charleston twenty-five years ago – while Drew’s family has lived there for three centuries. Drew lives below Broad, a code word for high society, old families, power, and money. Amy’s home is across the river.

Class warfare may be less violent than it was in the past, but when Drew invites Amy to the St Cecelia Ball, battle lines are drawn.

In a city in which ancestry is important, the ball’s membership is passed from father to son, and only those from the oldest families are members.

Family, friends, co-workers all weigh in on their relationship and choose sides. Allies are found in unexpected places. Opposition comes from among those who were thought to be friends. Though they are gone, even their spouses − through things they have done and things they have said − wield influence in the conflict that follows.

Is Drew is one of them, the rich snobs who despise Amy? Does he truly love her?

Does Amy care for Drew? Can she trust him, or is he simply using her?

As each questions the other’s motives, their feelings for each other are tested.

Do Drew and Amy truly want to fall in love again?

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“To Fall In Love Again is a beautiful and gentle love story that just has to be read.” 
– review from Amazon
“The story was heart-warming and touching and showed that differences don’t always have to be that important.” – review from Amazon
“It’s a breath of fresh air to have a romance that doesn’t follow the usual format, the fact that the characters were older and everything didn’t just fall into place was very realistic.” 
– review from Goodreads

About the author

David Burnett lives in Columbia South Carolina, with his wife and their blue-eyed cat, Bonnie. The Reunion, his first novel, is set in nearby Charleston.

David enjoys traveling, photography, baking bread, and the Carolina beaches.
He has photographed subjects as varied as prehistoric ruins on the islands of Scotland, star trails, sea gulls, a Native American powwow, and his grandson, Jack. David and his wife have traveled widely in the United States and the United Kingdom. During one trip to Scotland, they visited Crathes Castle, the ancestral home of the Burnett family near Aberdeen. In The Reunion, Michael’s journey through England and Scotland allows him to sketch many places they have visited.

David has graduate degrees in psychology and education and previously was Director of Research for the South Carolina Department of Education. He and his wife have two daughters.

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