Year Anniversary……

Year one

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I signed in today and saw congratulations to making it one year! Yay, me! I actually stuck to it! I did have a no show in blogging all last summer. I must have been planning in my head what to write. Yeah, that’s it. 🙂

In the Fall, I purchased a dry erase board and began jotting down a general topic for each week. It really helped. It has made me write something because it stares at me when I wake up in the morning. It is right by my side of the bed. The bedroom is also the office.

I have a small area at our home in NW Kansas but we moved for hubby’s career to NE Kansas and currently renting. We are pondering buying a home here because we like the area and of course I must have a space, not in the bedroom, for a new creative office. 🙂 Who cares about his space for his hobbies….just kidding.

He gets the garage. 🙂

I have enjoyed writing on here as well as reading other blogs. I know there is still a lot to learn from it. I look forward to figuring it out. 🙂

How do you plan your blogs?

Clearance Collage

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I started this collage a few weeks ago. I have been staring at it wondering what else to add to it. I do this a lot. Stare at it. 🙂

I bought the small canvas squares at an art store and did some cross hatching in ink on them. They are peel and stick canvas, really neat. I will definitely buy some more.

The background paper are scrapbook sheets that I have. I have yet to really start my scrapbook projects, sigh. I may get those done by the time I have all four kids graduated, so that gives me at least seven more years. It’s already been twenty-two which is how old my oldest is.

OOOPs, been busy?

I could probably come up with a lot of excuses, but it won’t change that the books are not done.

Supplies are bought! 🙂

I found some flowers on clearance at another store, just knew they would come in handy someday. Clearance racks rock!

It just may be stored for twenty-two years is all. Another ooops! I think my husband calls that a hoarder. Nah! I just love cute things.

I hunted for the frame at the same store as the flowers. I actually had a different one picked out, but then this one caught my eye, CLEARANCE!

I am an unemployed writer and creative want-to-be so clearance is my best friend, at least my pocketbook says so.

Sunshine Award

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Thank you so much for this award,
Rachel

Here are the rules:
Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog.
Link to the person who nominated you.
Answer 10 questions about yourself.
Nominate 10 bloggers.
Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.

The ten blogs that I have nominated are as follows.

1. Seriously Seeking Grannies
2. Belle Grove Plantation
3. bottledworder
4. Iam Lenise
5. About The Woman
6. Blank Stares and Blank Pages
7. Breezy Books
8. Mr. P’s Adventures
9. 12 Novels
10.B.A. Braxton

Happy Blogging. Thank you again Rachel

And now for the 10 questions:
1.Favorite color – Blue
2.Favorite animal – kitty
3.Favorite number – 3
4.Favorite non-alcoholic drink – Pepsi
5.Favorite alcoholic drink – Marguerita
6.Facebook or Twitter? – Facebook, but getting the hang of Twitter.
7.Passions – Reading, writing, family
8.Prefer getting or giving presents? – I like to give to see the faces and to be creative, but do love getting as well.
9.Favorite City – Chicago was fun to visit. I want to go back and see more.
10.Favorite TV Shows – All CSI’s, NCIS, Army Wives, Big Bang Theory, Duck Dynasty, Dallas, Days of Our Lives. Anything on Lifetime!

Oh, dear fridge!

941024_10151474135762483_1243253880_nI spent the past weekend in my hometown where we own a house. My teenage son who is done with college for the semester is going to be living in our house during the summer. I cleaned the fridge, which was pretty empty, and took a picture to prove it is clean because knowing him, it won’t last long.  🙂 I don’t want to hear, it wasn’t cleaned before I had it. Any of you hear that before? LOL…so I have proof!

He is kind of a messy boy. I was hoping college dorm living would have changed that a bit, but so far it didn’t. I thought maybe having to trip over his own stuff and mom not there to pick up would help a bit to make him clean. NOT.  I am a bit nervous because I already have one place to clean and then if he doesn’t pick up after himself I will have to clean that place as well.  I do love him, but gosh eighteen years of cleaning up after him is long enough.  🙂 We joke around that he is going to need to either be rich and hire a maid or marry someone who loves to pick up after him. In this day and age where women are career oriented, he needs to be rich!

I suppose part of his messiness is my fault, I would get tired of looking at it and just clean it when he was growing up. It was easier that way. I did that with the daughter as well and she is doing alright with her cleaning. Do you think I have learned with the two younger ones? Nah, I still clean their rooms. I do make them clean here and there more than I did with the other two though. I guess there is hope for me so quite possibly hope for a clean fridge at the end of the summer. Hmmm….I’ll post a picture at the end of summer.

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I did it!

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I accomplished my first rough draft! I hit the 50,219 word count last night. It feels great! I will soon be editing and looking forward to bringing you some sneak peeks at my new novel. I am planning on a June time frame for self-publishing. It was fun writing, but I am glad to have it behind me for awhile. This weekend I am going no where near the manuscript. 🙂

Thank you to everyone who encouraged me. It helps just having those few people out there that believe in you. I am one step closer to checking off a dream come true, a published novel!

Have a great weekend everyone! Mine starts tomorrow! 🙂