Journal Dec. 12-18

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Dec. 12th

Question? What’s on your wish list?

2012

A published novel written by me. πŸ™‚

2013

A happy and healthy family.

Dec. 13th

Question? What is your biggest regret?

2012

My biggest one is wrong financial choices in my younger years.

2013

I should have stayed writing after high school. I had some good ideas and didn’t jot them down. Dang memory.

Dec. 14th

Question? Why are you impressive?

2012

Hmmm. I can multitask. πŸ™‚

2013

When I love something I put my whole heart into it. πŸ™‚

Dec. 15th

Question? Moderation or excess?

2012

Moderation all the way. Take my time.

2013

Moderation. No excess here. πŸ™‚

Dec. 16th

Question? What do you find irresistible?

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2012

My kids smiles. Nothing better. It means they are happy. πŸ™‚

2013

My toes in the sand. It means I’m with family and friends. That the weather is nice. Quality time together.

Dec. 17th

Question? If you had to move to a new city, where would you move?

2012

I would hope not too big and close to family.

2013

Anywhere as long as I’m with the hubby and kids.

Dec. 18th

Question? What do you like to talk about?

2012

I love to talk about my kids and hubby. Proud of them.

2013

Hubby and the kids. They are my life. They make me smile and laugh. πŸ™‚

Journal Dec. 5-11

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Dec. 5th

Question? Who do you miss?

2012

My grandparents and my dad.

2013

Luckily, haven’t lost anyone this year. I still miss my grandparents and my dad. πŸ™

Dec. 6th

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Question? Today you gained ______

2012

I read and gained more knowledge. Love learning. πŸ™‚

2013

I gained more books on my Nook! I have so many to read now. πŸ™‚

Dec. 7th

Question? Where do you see yourself next year?

2012

I see myself published as a self-published author. πŸ™‚

2013

I see myself working again and being published. I love working so it is all good. More pocket money means more books. πŸ™‚

Dec. 8th

Question? How ambitious do you feel today?

2012

Pretty ambitious! I just allow myself to get distracted with the internet. πŸ™‚

2013

I am halfway. A little laundry done, a little reading, and lots of putting things off. πŸ™‚

Dec. 9th

Question? What is your most recent act of generosity?

2012

I was nice to someone who ticked me off. I bit my lip.

2013

Nothing jumps out at me. Shame on me. πŸ™

Dec. 10th

Question? What surprised you today?

2012

How life is not so stressful anymore. A year ago it was a 10 on the stress level.

2013

I did a good job on my Ad design for an interview. It’s been awhile since I used a MAC computer.

Dec. 11th

Question? Where do you find joy?

2012

Spending time with my family, my art, and my writing. πŸ™‚

2013

I love to read books. I can get lost in a novel and all worries go away.

Journal Nov 28-Dec 5

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Nov. 28th

Question? What was the last risk you took?

2012

Quit my job of seventeen years and became a stay at home mom. Scary.

2013

I began sharing my blog posts. I don’t mind sharing with strangers but it freaks me out to share with people I know. Weird, huh?

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Nov. 29th

Question? What five words describe your mood?

2012

Happy. Full. Relaxed. Awake. Fat.

2013

Content. Happy. Relaxed. Loved. Alive.

Nov. 30th

Question? Today you almost ______

2012

Wrote. πŸ™‚

2013

Became motivated. πŸ™‚

Dec. 1st

Question? What would you like your epitaph to read?

2012

Caring. Fun. Loving. Beautiful.

2013

Sweet. Caring. Fun. Pretty.

Dec. 2nd

Question? What details from today would you like to remember?

2012

I always remember this as grandma’s birthday. Miss her.

2013

Remembering grandma’s birthday. Love and miss her.

Dec. 3rd

Question? On a scale of one to ten, how happy are you?

2012

A BIG 10!!!!

2013

I am most definitely a 10!!! πŸ™‚

Dec. 4th

Question? Do you want to know how it ends?

2012

I sometimes think so, but then other times no. I don’t know. πŸ™‚

2013

No. A mystery is good. The unexpected.

Journal Nov 21-27

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Nov 21

Question? What are your favorite shoes?

2012

Green tennis shoes. They are bright! πŸ™‚

2013

I love my tennis shoes. I have been wearing my “high” tops as we called them in school. I can slip them right on without tying them. A trick I learned from the kids. πŸ™‚

Nov 22

Question? What are you trying to do?

2012

Be nice to people. I am working on organizing every part of my daily life.

2013

I am trying to get up the ambition to really clean my place. It is picked up but needs a good scrubbing. So….I guess I’ll go read a book. πŸ™‚

Nov 23

Question? What is your favorite brunch food?

2012

A hamburger and fries. Love fast food even though it is bad for you. Moderation, right. πŸ™‚

2013

I eat hot dogs here and there. I like ketchup and cheese on mine. πŸ™‚ Sandwiches are good. A salad once in awhile. I like too many things to name just one. πŸ™‚

Nov 24

Question? Who have you recently deleted from your contacts/address book?

2012

I really try to not delete anyone. It is normally them deleting me.

2013

No one. I know others delete me and I don’t understand why. I’m harmless and a positive person. It is usually people I went to school with. I guess it is still a popularity contest or something. It is ok. I like me and that is what matters most. πŸ™‚

Nov 25

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Question? How much water did you drink today?

2012

One 16oz. bottle of water. I’m drinking more than I did a year ago. πŸ™‚

2013

I average 2-16oz bottles usually. I did drink my 2 today! πŸ™‚ Yay. I try to push more but doesn’t always happen. I’m gaining though!

Nov 26

Question? What three words describe your family?

2012

Loving, Fun, Happy

2013

Huggy, Happy, Warm

Nov 27

Question? Who inspires you?

2012

The hubby and kids. They believe in me and that helps a lot.

2013

Everyday happenings. I like the positive stories. It sparks the writing! πŸ™‚

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! πŸ˜‰ I’m a warmer weather person. It needs to stay at least above 40 degrees and no wind or ice. πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚

Nov 17

Question? Which friend did you last speak to?

2012

Shana, a terrific friend from High School. πŸ™‚

2013

Beth, a new friend since moving. πŸ™‚

Nov 18th

Question? What is your dream job of the day?

2012

Freelance designer and writer. I want both. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚ I enjoy making my art and hope to sell a few someday when I get some worthy of selling. πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚

Nov 20

Question? What do you have to get done?

2012

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

2013

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

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. πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚

Nov 13th

Question? What song could be your self-portrait?

2012

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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. πŸ™‚

 

 

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. πŸ™‚

Nov 2nd.Β  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. πŸ™‚ 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 broughtΒ 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

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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. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

Oct 25th

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

2012

I’m hungry. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

Oct 28th

Question?Β  ______ 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! πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

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. lolΒ  πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

2013

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

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. πŸ™‚

Journal Oct 10-16

Oct 10th

Question? Write down the name of someone you had a good conversation with recently.

2012

Hubby.

2013

Farra, my daughter. We talk a lot more now. Our relationship is good. My daughter is my best friend.

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Oct 11th

Question? What makes you feel wonderful?

2012

Hot showers.

2013

A tall glass of Pepsi and a pretzel with cheese. πŸ™‚ hee hee

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Oct 12th

Question? One word for today.

2012

Relaxing.

2013

Happy.

Oct 13th

Question? You have no patience for _____.

2012

Stingy people.

2013

Kids that don’t mind. Hint to my kids. πŸ™‚

Oct 14th

Question? What expression do you overuse?

2012

Maybe. Will see.

2013

I will do that.

Oct 15th

Question? How much time do you spend commuting?

2012

None. Work at home.

2013

None. I putter at home writing and artwork. I don’t make any money at it, yet. πŸ™‚

Oct 16th

Question? You woke up at ____.

2012

6 a.m. Hubby gets up early.

2013

7 a.m. It is an automatic thing, but I still set my alarm, because you never know. πŸ™‚