Journal Nov 14-20

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Nov. 14

Question? What do you need to vent about?

2012

Family ties.

2013

It’s too COLD out! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m a warmer weather person. It needs to stay at least above 40 degrees and no wind or ice. ๐Ÿ™‚ I like a nice snow just not freezing temps.

Nov. 15

Question? Waking up was _____

2012

Good.

2013

Eventful. The two younger boys arguing and then laughing at each other. At least no blood was shed and the anger was forgotten.

Nov. 16

Question? What are you obsessed with right now?

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2012

Writing and my first NaNoWriMo.

2013

I am editing my first novel. I go in spurts with it. I need to just buckle down and get er done. ๐Ÿ™‚

Nov 17

Question? Which friend did you last speak to?

2012

Shana, a terrific friend from High School. ๐Ÿ™‚

2013

Beth, a new friend since moving. ๐Ÿ™‚

Nov 18th

Question? What is your dream job of the day?

2012

Freelance designer and writer. I want both. ๐Ÿ™‚

2013

I would like to be an author and be successful. It doesn’t have to be fame and fortune type. A nice living would be terrific. ๐Ÿ™‚ I enjoy making my art and hope to sell a few someday when I get some worthy of selling. ๐Ÿ™‚ Right now they are just practice!

Nov 19

Question? When was the last time you checked an online social network?

2012

A few minutes ago. I am usually checking here and there. I sometimes check on my phone and then also on my computer.

2013

A few seconds ago. Always checking it out. I might miss something you know. ๐Ÿ™‚

Nov 20

Question? What do you have to get done?

2012

Novel. A must have for me. I want to accomplish it for me. ๐Ÿ™‚ A perk would be others enjoying it. ๐Ÿ™‚

2013

Mop the kitchen. I can put that off more than anything. I don’t know why. ๐Ÿ™‚

Dec 7, 1941…

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A day that will live infamy….

I want to thank all those that served during that horrible attack and remember those that lost their lives.

I was blessed to be able to see this Memorial in 2003 with my two older kids, Farra and Shay. We went to go see my hubby who was currentlyย stationed there for nine months with the Navy.ย  It was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up. I have to tell you it was my very first plane ride! Talk about taking one of the longest ones first. ๐Ÿ™‚

We were able to see the Missouri ship as well. We found out later that my brother served on that ship in the first Gulf War and that hubby was on the other ship that “accidentally” shot the Missouri. Small world!ย ๐Ÿ™‚ ย Of course, I didn’t know hubby then. It sure makes a fun story to tell.

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The picture above is of my two kiddos. Excuse the poor quality. I was still using that ancient relic of a cheap 35mm camera with film. ๐Ÿ™‚

Once again, thank you for those who served and to those who lost their lives on that day in 1941. You are not forgotten.

Journal Nov 7-13

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Nov. 7th

Question? Who is your hero?

2012

I’m not sure.

2013

I have never really had a hero. I think everyone in my life offers something good for me. They are all heroes.

Nov 8th

Question? What topic are you bored talking about?

2012

Money. Depressing.

2013

I actually find all topics interesting. I love to learn new facts. It’s good to talk about things. It ignites the brain waves.

Nov 9th

Question? Did you leave work on time?

2012

No work.

2013

I work at home. I did leave on time to pick up my son Jessup. I’m never late for that. Don’t want to freak him out.

Nov 10th

Question? Where do you find pleasure?

2012

Spending time with the hubby. One needs to make time with the one you love. Keeps relationships strong.

2013

I love reading books. It lets me have adventures without getting into trouble. ๐Ÿ™‚ It puts a smile on my face.

Nov 11th

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Question? What do you always avoid?

2012

Eyes, at times. I think they are the window to the soul. I am a bit of a private person. Certain people I look at. Close ones.

2013

Angry people at all costs. They make me depressed. I want to be happy. Happy equals healthy.

Nov 12th

Question? Is there anything missing in your life?

2012

My extended family.

2013

The extended family. I don’t think it will change though. I’ve tried the last ten years to change it. They know where I am. ๐Ÿ™‚

Nov 13th

Question? What song could be your self-portrait?

2012

?????

2013

I listen to music but not as deep as I once use to. I have no idea. I guess I need to really listen and figure that one out. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

Journal Oct 31-Nov 6

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Oct. 31st

Question? Halloween plans? What’s your costume?

2012

No costume. Going with Adric, his friend, and his friend’s mom.

2013

No costume. My daughter had hip surgery today. A minor one which was an outpatient thing. Once she felt ready we went to her bar that she bartends at around 10pm. We enjoyed watching all the crazy drunks and costumes. There were some neat costumes. She was on crutches but felt good. It was good to be out.

Nov 1st

Question? What was something you couldn’t do today?

2012

Write.

2013

I didn’t see my boys. I’m staying with the daughter for awhile until she feels comfortable with the crutches. She is doing good. It was a movie watching kind of day. ๐Ÿ™‚

Nov 2nd.ย  Happy birthday to my youngest kid, Adric!

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Question? What’s your biggest expense right now?

2012

Rent on the duplex.

2013

Rent on the duplex and upkeep on the house back home. It is well worth it. Enjoying our time in big little city. Love having two places to call home. I don’t have to live full time in a messy remodel of a home. LOL

Nov 3rd

Question? When did you last hold a baby?

2012

Wow, probably Adric my son. Ten years ago.

2013

This summer at a baseball game for my son Jessup, a lady handed me her baby while she was swatting bees! LOL I was like, oh, don’t cry little one, I am out of practice!

Nov. 4th

Question? Today you made ______.

2012

Progress on writing my first novel. A small progress but it is a start!

2013

My daughter feel better. ๐Ÿ™‚ She was having an allergic reaction to the bandages on her hip incision. I had to go get some new bandages from the store. I broughtย Wendy’s food back while out getting the bandages! I am such a good mom. LOL

Nov 5th

Question? What should remain as-is?

2012

???????

2013

My hair. I am keeping it long for the winter. It makes a great warm covering! lol In the Spring, I can cut it for the warm weather. It actually grows fast anymore so I am not afraid to cut it off. ๐Ÿ™‚

Nov 6th

Question? What time did you go to bed last night?

2012

I believe it was about 11pm. Normal.

2013

I think it was between 11-12pm. Fairly normal thing. It varies depending on what I am doing. If I read, it tends to be later. I hate putting a book down once I get to reading it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Journal Oct 24-30

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Oct 24th

Question? How are you? Write it in a rhyming couplet (two lines of verse that rhyme and have the same rhythm).

2012

I am really terrible at the rhyming game.

2013

Me and rhymes don’t play well together. ๐Ÿ™‚

Oct 25th

Question? What is the most honest thing you’ve said today?

2012

I’m hungry. ๐Ÿ™‚

2013

Mmm. Just a normal day. Milk is in the fridge. LOL

Oct 26th

Question? How do you feel about your body?

2012

I wish I was thinner.

2013

Alright. I wish I had kept myself in shape in my 30s. It is so hard to lose any weight now. Does feel good to exercise though. I am not going to give up. ๐Ÿ™‚

Oct 27th

Question? What was the last goofy thing you did?

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2012

Laugh with the hubby.

2013

I made a silly face on SnapChat to my daughter. She got me to try the app. I only have her, hubby, and the oldest son Shay. It is a fun way to laugh with one another. ๐Ÿ™‚

Oct 28th

Question?ย  ______ is completely ridiculous.

2012

TAXES!

2013

Politics. It is so over grown. It needs to be cut back and go back to being for the people and not themselves or be so controlling.

Oct 29th

Question? Camping or hotel?

2012

I like them both. There is a time for both.

2013

Camping! It brings the family and friends together again. If you do it right, there is no electronic use! ๐Ÿ™‚

Oct 30th

Question? Are you able to tell when you have enough?

2012

Nope.

2013

Food-No. I love to eat way to much. I clean up everyone’s plate. LOL. Stress-Yes. I breathe in, breathe out. It helps in relaxing. If there is too much, change something about it.

 

Journal Oct 17-23

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Oct 17th

Question? What’s the most valuable thing you own?

2012

My wedding ring cause the hubby gave it to me.

2013

All the jewelry hubby gives me. He loves giving jewelry. I love receiving it because it is from him. ๐Ÿ™‚

Oct 18th

Question? What famous living person would you want to meet for drinks?

2012

Jackie Collins.

2013

Jackie Collins. She sounds and looks interesting. I bet a conversation with her would be mind blowing. lolย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Oct 19th

Question? What was your last credit card purchase?

2012

My business website.

2013

Adric wanted to buy a book. Yay! He gave me the cash and I purchased it. Proud mom. He likes to read.

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Oct 20th

Question? Who do you count on?

2012

Hubby.

2013

My hubby and kids. I want us all to be there for each other. Our other family is not close so our immediate family needs to be. We need to rebuild and install that family closeness.

Oct 21st

Question? What new word have you learned?

2012

None. Nadda. Zilch.

2013

None that I can think of. I better work on that.

Oct 22nd

Question? Write a haiku about your day. (5 syllables.7 syllables.5syllables)

2012

Right. lol ๐Ÿ™‚

2013

I’m terrible at those. I think I will pass. Maybe next year. ๐Ÿ™‚

Oct 23rd.

Question? Who is the last person in your missed calls?

2012

Shay, my oldest son.

2013

It was some 800 #. I give up on answering those. They are usually selling something or scamming. I’m on a budget! I don’t need anything I can not see first. ๐Ÿ™‚