Been A Wee Bit

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. 🙂

This is for my blogging.

Bucket List

Far fetched, can only dream of.

  1. Visit Castles in Europe
  2. Visit Pyramids in Egypt
  3. Own a cabin in the mountains.
  4. Travel every month to somewhere new.
  5. Awesome backyard swimming pool.
  6. Own a bookstore.
  7. Own a cabin on the lake.
  8. Go up in a hot air balloon.
  9. Highly successful Author.
  10. Have my own successful stationery line.

As you can see all of this would take lots of money! I would have to win the lottery and considering I don’t play enough to increase my odds, it will not happen. But it is fun to dream about it. 🙂

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Realty list.

  1. Visit castles in the U.S.
  2. Build my own pyramid. (miniature that is. LOL)
  3. Visit the mountains every year.
  4. Travel once a year.
  5. Blow-up pool in the backyard. LOL
  6. Keep buying books for my personal library. 🙂
  7. Rent a cabin on the lake.
  8. View a hot air balloon festival.
  9. Keep blogging. 🙂
  10. Keep buying stationery that collects dust. 🙂 

Now realty is more likely to happen. It will still cost money but something that can be saved up for. 🙂

Do you have a bucket list?

Notice I didn’t put any real death-defying things on mine. I don’t know if I want to sky dive but it is a thought. 🙂 I am one that loves to travel and that is my main goal. We will see if time and money allows it. So for now I will do small travels close by. There are a lot of interesting sites to see that are within my own state. 🙂

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Countdown to Christmas

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Me, playing around with my computer camera. Avoiding my to do list.

Love the filters on it. This was actually animated but I didn’t get it saved that what. I am still figuring things out. 🙂 This says I have yet to write my Christmas cards, so I am tossing them around in front of me to remind me. Yea, that works. LOL

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I am avoiding all the people and so have not finished shopping. Sigh. Oh, look, a bar, just what I need to relax! 🙂

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Ok, enough goofing off, I need to get busy. I need to wrap presents that I do have before said teenage boys get home. I think I am about out of wrapping paper. Yay! I have not bought any the last few years, because I wanted them used up, so now I can buy pretty new ones! 🙂

Countdown to Christmas List:

  1. Buy gifts….ummm
  2. Wrap gifts….yay…new paper to buy.
  3. Clean bathrooms before company this weekend….ugh on the cleaning part.
  4. Vacuum, mop…….etc etc….normal stuff.
  5. Wash all bedding for oldest son and family coming home! Yay!
  6. Fit in blogging and other computer work. I consider that a break. 🙂
  7. Oh, finish decorating inside…been stalling…don’t know why.
  8. Bake….ummm….simple stuff.
  9. Get those steps in for my step challenge this month!
  10. Read my last 6 books! YIKES! Cheers to those that read way more than me, I have 27 read.
  11. Oh, do that Christmas card thingy that I really do enjoy but procrastinate about.
  12. Help middle child with homework that he keeps putting off! Umm…he must get that from me. Oops.
  13. Breathe.
  14. Eat.
  15. Sleep.
  16. Grocery shop. Ugh.
  17. Finish the budget.
  18. Finish organizing the basement so said company will have room to enjoy.
  19. Keep the towels washed and supplied in the linen closet.
  20. Do I really think I will accomplish all this? Oh, boy. Give it my best shot! Stay tuned!

Milestones

The daughter was over yesterday visiting and we realized that the year 2021 is full of milestones for our immediate family.

Hubby is 60

I will be 50

Daughter will be 30

Youngest will graduate from high school, so we will have an empty nest.

Hubby and I’s anniversary will be our 20th.

Middle son will turn 20.

By golly, we need to come up with one  heck of a way to celebrate together. It will probably have to be the same weekend as the youngest graduating because of people’s work schedules and such. We thought it was pretty cool. I love when numbers work out.

Speaking of number things, our previous address, which is still our home away from home has the street number of 213. I like to think of it as the 2 = hubby and I and the 1 = daughter, 3 = the boys. Pretty cool. Hubby’s address back then when we were dating had the same numbers only different order. How awesome! It was meant to be. 🙂

Our address numbers here are 1014. I think of it as 1 (hubby) 0 (ring) 1 (me) 4 ( the four kids) Clever huh? 🙂

I kept thinking when we bought this house that it was the one, walked in and it felt like home. Didn’t realize until after when looking at the address for something that the numbers once again added up to our immediate family size. I believe our homes have been meant to be. 🙂thCAMC67X8(image credit to Bing images)

Any cool signs for you?

Happy New Year You All

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Thank you all for following my blog! I value everyone of you! 🙂 I wish you lots of good health and happiness in 2017.

Reflecting on 2016:

It was good to me and to our family. No complaints. Though I didn’t accomplish what I wanted to on a professional level, I am happy with what I did. I think I have found the way to improve that for 2017. 🙂 Positively positive on that one! 🙂

I like to reflect more on the positives than dwell on the negatives. We all have those negatives but if we learn from them than they can be seen as more of a positive.

I think.

If we didn’t have negatives than life would be kind a boring, right? Just don’t want those really bad negatives, like death, and such.

Soooo, I like that word, soooo we had an eventful night last night. The oldest son married his soul mate. 🙂 They didn’t want anything fancy, in fact, they probably would have went to the judge if big sister hadn’t looked into becoming a minister to marry them. 🙂 She did a great job! 🙂

And being the artsy fartsy girls we are we also made some simple decorations. I think it turned out well. Other than the new daughter in law’s family lives far away, later down the road they are going to have a reception near her family. Road trip!

Gives us time to save! 🙂

It is what they wanted.

They know what they want, we can not make those choices for them. I wish them lots of good health, happiness, and many years of wedded bliss! 🙂

Forgive some of the blurriness, for some reason I move the camera when I take pictures now. I think I am going to have to set it on sports action all the time. LOL.

New Years Eve Agenda:

Our fun for the night is staying in. Hubby and I did purchase some beer. We laughed because we bought the beer with the cute cans and not the quantity package. LOL. We were like, oh, what can we create with those after they are empty! I’ve rubbed off on him. LOL

Cheers, stay safe, and be happy!

 

The Entertainer Blog Award

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Sharon from Curious Queendom nominated me for The Entertainer Blogger Award. Thank you so much. I love her blog, she post many interesting posts and often. So please give her blog a look!

Without further ado…

Da Rules:

  • Write a post with the award picture.
  • Nominate 12 other bloggers who are funny, inspiring, and, most important of all, ENTERTAINING!
  • Thank the person who nominated you and leave a link to their blog!
  • Also, answer the 5 questions.

When I think about entertainment, it encompasses a range of implications…

…. Did I laugh?

…. Did I cry?

…. Did I learn?

The following people have made me do one of those three things. I’m sure they’d do the same for you as well.

  1. Check out One Canvas At A Time! Lots of inspiration for art! Lover her creative posts.
  2. Check out Blonde Write More! Many posts on writers’ emotions and inspirations.
  3. Check out Raves & Reviews! If you love to read, check out Kev’s reviews on books!
  4. Check out Simpleigh Organized! Excellent ideas for cleaning up the clutter in your life and other interesting posts on life.
  5. Check out A Note From Abroad! They travel the world. Very neat to see the pictures and hear about the different places.
  6. Check out Juni Desiree! Lots of art pieces and writing tips.
  7. Check out karenfordart! Terrific artist!
  8. Check out Muse Writer! Very intriguing poems.
  9. Check out Amanda’s Camelot! Follow her adventures and see her terrific photos!
  10. Check out Susanne Leist! An author with coolest posts. A cool picture with a short poem.
  11. Check out Friendly Fairy Tales! Poems with awesome photos.
  12. Check out Cave Of Fame! Variety of posts that are interesting.

 Why did you start a blog in the first place?

I began my blog in order to get back into writing. Plus, it is fun to talk to oneself. 🙂

What is your favorite book?

Oh, boy. I have way too many. I can not choose just one. 🙂

What do you dislike the most?

Politics!!!!

What is your favorite food item from the mall?

Pretzels!

What is your favorite pastime activity?

Reading and anything art.

Back In The Groove…I Think

Lazy found his spot This is Lazy.

I decided to rearrange my living room. I had not done that in quite awhile. Normally, I do it about each season. As soon as I positioned the couch and folded the blanket Lazy perched himself on the blanket. He is a goofy cat.

 

Then he decided he needed to lay on my son’s school binder.

Lazy and EmoBear sitting on binder

He doesn’t seem to mind that he is almost too big for it. 🙂

The grey cat is Emobear. He just finished scratching my green coat.

Here is our third cat, Ninja. She is enjoying the new toy I got them. The feathers are about gone already.

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Yes, I let all three boys talk me into the cats about three years ago. They have definitely been fun to have.

I could do without the cat hair, but who couldn’t.  Lint rollers have become my new best friend.

The cats have been the highlight of my summer. We really did not do anything interesting this year. Not one camping trip. I am sad. I guess a goal to shoot for next summer.

The boys began school last week. YAY! Back to a routine, that is what I like. Plus, it makes life more interesting. 🙂

The school changed their hours to earlier start time and I am amazed the boys have adapted well.

I am not a morning person but I must say I have become more of one in the last few years. I never thought that would happen. 🙂

I hope everyone had a great summer. We did even though no big adventures. I guess we will have to make up for it this fall.

Did you have any adventures?

The beginning of school means back to routine and back to writing regularly! I will be blogging more!