What Have I Been Up To?

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  1. Survived 2nd week of boys back to school! 🙂
  2. Solved middle son’s health issue. So relieved it turned out minor. He is a smiley boy again.
  3. Surviving the oldest and only daughter invading our house. LOL. She moved back in for a while. It’s been nice to have a female around once more.
  4. Began editing my novel, again. I believe I have solved the first chapter whoas. It was holding me back. Now on to checking grammar and flow of the rest of the book. 🙂
  5. Getting a lot of computer work done. Some paid, some not. Lots of learning being accomplished. I love learning. I soak in all I can.
  6. I have started going to the library again. It helps that my middle son’s school is close by. 🙂 Win, win situation. I go a little early and spend time reading. End result, reading more! 🙂
  7. I have been going through totes, boxes, and files. Tossing, sorting, and finding forgotten treasures. It has been way overdue. I have separated the 4 kids’ stuff into their own tote. Plan on making memory journals instead of traditional photo albums. It’s been fun. 🙂

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My Roommates are My Parents

My daughter’s blog. Exactly what I have been up to for the last month. Getting ready. Oh boy. LOL

Lights, Camera, Action

It’s an interesting turn of events…

In high school, all I could think about most days, was living on my own, being independent, and getting away from the rules of my parents’ home. I fantasized about staying up as late I wanted, sleeping in on my days off without interruption, wearing whatever I wanted, seeing my friends whenever and however often I wanted to, and no one to tell me when or what chores to do. I love my family, as I’m sure you do too, but let’s be real… we all had similar, if not the exact same, thoughts growing up.

Two days after graduating high school in May of 2009, I shipped of to Basic Combat Training (BCT) for the Army, thousands of miles from home. I thought my parents had rules, boy did I get a big ole slap in the face with this new chapter of…

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Eating Bull

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Eating Bull by Carrie Rubin

Excellent writing!

Excellent plot story!

A thriller that kept me turning the page. I liked how the author gave chapters to main characters. She gave the reader in-depth view of what the character felt and who they were. The story is about Jeremy, Eating Bull, who struggles with obesity from lots of fast food, sugar eating, and little exercise. He is a teenager being raised by a single mom and they live with her very bitter, name calling dad. Between his abusive words and kids from school, Jeremy battles with drowning his sorrows with food eating. Jeremy meets Sue, a health nurse, who convinces him to sue the fast food industry for being a part of his obesity. This lands Jeremy in the public eye and in the middle of a serial killer’s obsession with getting rid of obese people. Very exciting thriller! Read it to find out Jeremy’s outcome. You won’t regret it! 🙂

When I began reading this book it stirred me to reevaluate my habits. I’m not as obese as Jeremy but I am overweight for my height and have high blood pressure. I am blessed that my kids are not obese but I will keep limiting the extra sugar and fast food thanks to this book. The book did jump-start me to get active again on the treadmill!

Kudos to the author!

I got the message!

 

Video Producer I Am Not

Who out there loves making videos?

While I don’t mind taking them of others I hate myself being in one. I feel like I look like a dork. I suppose until I get use it that will be my opinion of myself. LOL.

I’m not sure I like Instagram having the short video. I mean isn’t that what SnapChat is for.  🙂 The only thing I use SnapChat for is to send short videos to my kids. I seriously have maybe 4 followers. I don’t like using SnapChat for business stuff. I think it is too short. Plus, I think leaving it for fun and not for businesses. I don’t ever click on the business stuff they put on my SnapChat.

I can understand  Instagram being used for businesses because of taking the photos of products you sell. But don’t get the SnapChat one for businesses.

I decided to play around with my computer camera. I discovered some neat features that might make things more interesting once in a while on my social media platforms. Hopefully, you can view this video, if not go to my Facebook Page.

Lots to learn. I am no actress for sure. My voice sounds so weird. 🙂

The big rage is videos! I just don’t want to be the star of them. LOL  🙂

What do you think?