There are seemingly unanswerable questions which float through my brain at times. They'll roll around in there wanting an answer but I can't seem to figure them out. Every now and then I've decided to throw them in here hoping you can help me solve them. Here's the first couple.
1. Why are the men's restrooms always closer than the women's?
If you take notice I think you'll find this is often the case. Airports don't count. People come from both directions. In restaurants, hotels, malls, to name a few the men's room is always closer as you walk down the hallway. Some are across from each other, but when one is nearer that one is usually a men's. Why is that? Are all the architects male, or is there a rule?
2. This brings the second question in this topic, can't the architects figure out that women need at least twice or three times the size of restroom stalls than they think? Think about that for a minute. You ladies know this. It's a common discussion point as we stand in long lines outside the ladie's room in any large venue.
You would think the planners would figure this out. At least female ones and push for alterations to fix the the problem. Maybe we women should that the next step and simply enter men's rooms instead of waiting in line. Having lines if ladies standing, waiting by the urinals while they pee would fix the matter fairly quickly, IMHO.
Unfortunately I don't look as good as the model but I get this question every week at least once. I live in a rural area so the fact that I have publish novels is pretty well known. Also, the books seem to have been well liked. I give the glory for that to God as he's the one who gives me the stories. I thought I'd give you an update as to where I am in my writing.
I've got three books going write now; Leah's Peace and Chasing Norie are the beginnings of the Stones Creek series. Set in Colorado in 1867 the two young women get off the train in Stones Creek at the same time. Leah is looking to forget what's come before and Norie is coming back to the father and ranch she loves. Their stories will parallel one another as Leah and Eli struggle to overcome their meeting several years ago. Norie will lead Linc on a wild goose chase as she struggles against his objections about her lifestyle.
The third book is a departure from historical fiction as God has given me a contemporary story. After treating Kyria in the hospital for over a month Dr. Mark Jenner doesn't want her to walk out of his life. Kyria is trying to break out of the solitude of her upbringing which left her with feelings of inadequacy. His large loving family nearly overwhelm her. Mark must adjust his views of what husbands and wives bring and contribute to marriage. Untitled at this time the story has shifted several times needing rewriting as it unfolds.
It's my goal to have all three out by the end of summer. Okay that goal has now been laid out for all the world to see. I'd better stop pulling my hair out and go write.
My husband and I have just come back from Hawaii where we had the opportunity to go whale watching. Any time we have the chance to do this we do. It's such a joy to watch those great creations of God swim and breach. We heard a story of a whale that had been caught in a fishnet and how she was saved. I'm not sure this video is the same as what we heard but it is wonderful all the same. Please enjoy this rescue of one of God's wonderful creatures.
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Sophie Dawson has made up stories in her head all her life. It wasn’t until 2011 that she began writing typing them out.
Her first books were all historical fiction romance. They’ve won multiple awards and garnered rave reviews. Now, Sophie is branching out into contemporary romance though she plans to continue writing historical and hopes to add more books in her popular Cottonwood and Stones Creek series.
Sophie lives with her husband and cat on a farm in western Illinois. She’s an avid seamstress and was a professional quilter for a number of years before the writing bug bit. She’s just thankful it’s not fatal.