I waste more time on the computer searching for this and that when I should be reading.
I’m still learning all the parts of this software for WordPress. I have wrote few blogs the last couple of years so every time I write a new one it’s like I’m learning all over again.
Sometimes I hate change.
I believe for the first five years I had this blog the writing software was the same so nothing new to learn. Now, I log on and it seems different. But my mind forgets a lot so who knows.
I guess that is my cue to write more often. I think I am going to and then the next thing I know it’s been months since my last blog. Time sure flies anymore. I do like to write only when inspiration strikes instead of planning a blog. Obviously, that does not work well.
For instance, right now I am trying my fastest to get this wrote before I get to play with my granddaughter for the rest of the evening while the daughter goes to work. 🙂
I would like to start jotting down when an idea hits me, but I even forget that! lol I do believe if I start reading again more my memory will improve because it did before. I believe reading actual books instead of ebooks helped me the most. So, definitely going to put a book by the chair in the living room. 🙂
This year has been rather chaotic. I am going to make 2020 more organized and little procrastination!
No, seriously, I am going to get crap done and be organized! I think I had seven years off (no outside job) from mega chaos and now I don’t remember how to fit it all in without feeling overwhelmed. It actually helps me to be busy in order to get cleaning, stuff I enjoy, and kids stuff done. I was getting too use to sitting around and taking my sweet time. I will say it was enjoyable! Now, I will have something more to look forward to when I don’t have to work or kids in the house to pick up after. 🙂 Even though I do enjoy it!
Though having kids in the house does make the days happy and not lonely. I’m not sure if I will be lonely when the kids are all on their own. Though the way things have been going, one of the kid’s usually need a place to stay when things are rough for them. I truly don’t mind that because rent is outrageous on their own. Plus, it gives me someone to have around and cook for, when I want to cook. Lately, I have not wanted to cook, running out of ideas, or maybe I’m just losing my appetite. 😦
I am finding out having a job at home is as challenging if not more challenging than having one outside the home. I just need to shut my door and say I’m working! I get interrupted all the time. I like having the work at home job because I can make my own schedule, but then sometimes I don’t do time management as well as I should. Another task to work on for the new year. My sons’ could use some time management as well. 🙂
This year I did horrible at reading books! Only 3 read, but in my defense, my job requires a lot of reading so that did a bit of procrastination to not read books. I do want to! I need to write more because I feel happier when I write whether it is my stories or blogging or both! 🙂
I tried to make myself participate in NaNoWrimo this year but no luck, major writing block. Once again that time management thing.
In 2014, I had a couple beers while playing in my dart league. I thought I was good after not drinking for about 2 hours and was trying to be a good friend by giving someone else a ride home, who was really drunk. They only lived a couple blocks away. I sat too long at a green light while changing the music & ended up with a DUI. I got refusal to blow, the worst punishment. Long story short, it was because I ended up having an allergy induced asthma attack and couldn’t breathe into the machine hard or long enough. I tried and tried and was willing to do a blood test but didn’t know I had to ask for one.
I won’t deny that I deserved a DUI, I’ve made plenty of mistakes in my life, but I didn’t think I deserved a refusal when I had…
Ok, I said I would blog more and well that did not happen. Yikes. I think most of it is just not sitting down and writing. Heck, I haven’t even read a novel in a long time. I love to read and write so this is not me.
Nothing to write about?
Hell, I don’t know what the answer is. Do I really need to know the answer?
I even have a calendar that says to blog 2x a week. That sure hasn’t helped any.
I am thinking it is a combination of everything plus not making it a ROUTINE! I am definitely a person of routine.
I subscribe monthly to a rock box from Awakening In A Box. Love the stuff!
My collection is growing.
I like the feel of this one. Smooooth. 🙂
Each stone comes with a card with a description like above. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have a clue.
Bloodstone has the appearance of red specks which remind people of blood and was carried by warriors. They thought it would stop blood flowing from wounds. Superstition, but some of us like to believe in things like that. 🙂
I bought a book to read more about the rocks, gems, and crystals. The name is Crystals by Jennie Harding. Full of information.
Bloodstone is a member of the quartz family and it has a hardness of 7 which is suitable for carving. Mine is polished. The green isn’t as noticeable as the pictures in her book. Mine is pretty dark.
purify the blood, kidneys, bladder, intestines, and liver
beneficial to the heart and blood circulation
neutralize toxins and aid in their release
calm our mind
enhance creativity and intuition
admittance to spiritual realms of our ancestors
I would love if it did do all this. Wouldn’t it be amazing if stones could heal us? I like to believe in it. 🙂
I made this tonight for three of my kids. It was yummy!
Buffalo Ranch Bombs, catchy name. Ingredients are Grand biscuits, shredded chicken, Buffalo Wild Wings seasoning, ranch seasoning, melted butter, cheddar cheese, and parsley. Two of the three kids loved them. The one wouldn’t even try them. I think next time I will make the chicken mix and put it in with noodles and do a noodle bake. 🙂
I see it has been a month since the last post. It has been a busy month for sure. We were getting ready for our second grand baby to be born. She was born about a week ago! A beautiful girl named ZeQara. She is fun and adorable. Mommy is doing good as well. 🙂 She and mommy are living with us currently. ZeQara is a good baby so far. 🙂 I tell her mom that means she will be ornery when she is older. LOL
Hopefully not, but you know. 🙂
We were blessed with our four kids being pretty good babies. ZeQara’s mom(oldest kid) is so far the orneriest of them all. Still have two going through high school, so one could win that honor yet. The youngest at times tries.
I sure can not believe how fast time flies. I remember as a young kid wanting time to speed up. The adults would say oh just wait, it will go by so fast when you are an adult. I didn’t believe them. Wowzers!
Definitely, they were correct.
Then what will we ever do?
Spoil grand kids? I think that is a winner! We have two now! Bummer the grandson is many miles away, but that might change someday! If not, maybe traveling will be in the plans to see him. Miss his parents as well. 🙂
We are in for some more rain tonight. We have had way too much for the month. Our lake and rivers are getting too high. We did see a tornado two days ago that was along side our neighborhood, a mile or two away, so there was no damage. Hopefully the weather person is wrong for more storms tonight.
Well, I best figure out supper, have a good night everyone! 🙂
I hope this is the beginning of more blogs. It has been a busy year, so I didn’t put blogging at the top of that busy schedule. I’m ready to now. I miss it and reading everyone’s blogs. I want to believe I’ve slacked on it because I was out of ideas but I think it was simply not writing them down.
I began a different calendar/journal book and it’s taken time to figure out how I wanted to use it. It is a mix of personal and business stuff. It is meant to get me motivated. Some of the weeks I do great and other weeks I bomb completely!
Before when I wrote the blogs, it was open word and write. No planning. I’ll still write some that way but now I will try the writing on paper and planning. My calendar/journal has many cool inserts I can buy and so I’ve been having fun buying a few and experimenting with how I want to use them. I don’t always use them like it is meant to be used. I like to be creative and use them a bit differently. Like my blog posts is actually going to be wrote on an insert that is meant for lists and notes. I’ll use the list portion for the ideas and then use the note side for writing the post. Of course, when I write it in word I tend to add and change it a bit. I seem to think of more things once I start typing. It does get the ideas going. Good insert! I found it on a clearance shelf and grabbed it because of the price. I didn’t know for sure what I was going to use it for, until today. 🙂
I’ve been bullet journaling for a while now, but it’s taken some time to figure out exactly what I want & need to track. It’s also taken some trial and error with different kinds of trackers and designs. I’m finally ready to share some of my favorite trackers and pages! I still feel like a newbie even after a year of journaling but I am 100% more consistent now with tracking.
Why bullet journal? I’ve always been a big believer in the therapeutic power of journaling in general. With a bullet journal, I’ve been able to stay more organized and I hold myself accountable more often than not. It’s also interesting to analyze things like my sleep schedule or spending habits, so that I can better understand and adjust my habits to meet a healthier and more successful lifestyle. If you’re looking to get started or maybe just searching for…
I am beyond happy to be pregnant with my Rainbow baby this year. Besides all of the ups and downs that typically come with pregnancy to think about, I quickly realized my due date was also post move out date for my apartment. Here’s how I made it happen and some advice for anyone looking to move while pregnant or near their due date.
First, I couldn’t choose to stay. My roommate and I had lived together for a year and a half, most of which she spent living at her boyfriends house. They had decided to move in together. I love my apartment and would have loved to stay before I knew I was pregnant. I had thought about getting a new roommate. I also had thought about making moves to go active in my Army career which could move me anyways. Our apartment is a super perfect 2B…
Simply sums up my month of January. 🙂 It has been a decent year thus far. A few bumps in the road but more good happenings. It is currently cold and a bit of snow on the ground. Though we have had some nice weather this month as well. Tonight is so far the coldest night we have had to deal with. My ideal temp is around 40 – 50 if it has to be cold. I must say yesterday was 32 and it felt nice because the sun was out after hiding for some time and NO wind. It felt really nice. I can handle that. Today it was sunny but that dang wind was there.
Well, I best get off here and hit the pillow. I am trying real hard to get back to bed before midnight again. Sigh. I have been terrible with staying up until 1 or 2 because of my job. It has been the way the schedule has fell. My own fault. 🙂 Night!