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Journal June 8-14


Time to journal post again. πŸ™‚ Took a break for a few months.

June 8

Question? What makes you miserable?


When my family does not appreciate what I do for them. It may be little things but a nice thanks would be appreciated and not a sarcastic one either. πŸ˜‰


No entry. Guess I was not miserable. πŸ™‚


I do not like when people put others down. Makes me wonder why they think they can do that. Makes me miserable thinking about the why.

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June 9

Question? What makes a good friend?


Someone who listens and cares. The friend that is there for you. A friend that wants to spend time with you.


No entry. I think I went into hibernation from friends.


A good listener! I have too many that only tell me their problems and do not care to listen to mine. I begin to tell mine and they interrupt with telling me theirs. I of course stop talking about mine and listen.

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June 10

Question? How many cups of coffee did you drink today?


None! I am not a coffee drinker. I do love Pepsi! I had one. I drank water at the show. πŸ™‚ Go me.


No entry. Must mean no caffeine so I had no energy to write in here. πŸ™‚


Dislike coffee! Zero! Don’t like the smell of it either. Now, I do love Pepsi. I have had one today! Trying to limit my intake because of the sugar. I don’t think I will ever completely rule out a Pepsi but at least cut back. πŸ™‚

June 11

Question? What is your favorite thing to do on a Friday night?


Go on a date with my hubby. It does not happen too much anymore. I believe it has been replaced with the whole family going to a movie or out to eat. πŸ™‚


No entry. I must have been on a date! πŸ™‚


Movie and a pizza with the family! Usually we rent the movie and bring the pizza home. Once in awhile we go to the movies. We love to do that but it really adds up in cost because we love to get popcorn and a drink. πŸ™‚ Did you know they sell beer at movies now? Crazy! I like a good beer now and then but I think that is going a bit far.

June 12

Question? Is something in your way? Can you move it?


That thing called procrastination! Yes I can move it. I may not everyday but if I set goals I can usually succeed.


No entry. Procrastination did not get moved today.


Motivation, lack of! It goes in spurts with me. Right now it flew out the window. Yes I can move it, just need to set those goals.

June 13

Question? Something that made you worry today…..


I worry about my boys growing up to be caring and energetic men. I think electronics rule their lives too much. Makes them lazy and not get involved in what is going on around them.


No entry. No worrries?


I worry that my kids and hubby will not be happy. Depression seems to be widespread in this world anymore. I hope it will not happen to any of them. Scary what depression can do someone.

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June 14

Question? Did you exercise today?


I sure did! I walked on the treadmill for 20mins. and sweated like crazy. I am trying to do regular exercise. I do enjoy it. It’s just that motivation thing showing up again.


No entry. I’m hoping I was too tired from exercising to write one. πŸ™‚


Nope. I thought about it. My app told me to. I should have. Motivation did not show up.


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Thank You Rami!


A fellow blogger nominated me for the Leibster Award! Thank you so much Rami! I am enjoying your blog!

1. Write 11 random facts about myself.

2. Answer 11 questionsΒ Rami came up for me.

3. Nominate 11 bloggers (if I can think of that many).

4. Come up with 11 questions for my nominees.

Random Facts…oh boy.

1. I’m a Pepsi-holic! Though I am cutting back for health reasons. I won’t give it up entirely. πŸ™‚

2. I’ve always wanted to be a writer. Love having the internet to make this come true!

3. I love to learn. I wanted to be an Architect when I was in high school and went to college. Life threw some curves. Hope to finish it just because I want to.

4. My husband’s forgetful remembering of names has rubbed off on me. πŸ™‚ Who are you?

5. I want to visit the castles in Europe. I secretly want to live in one. πŸ™‚

6. I believe in the spirit world. I think my three cats are my grandpa, grandma, and my dad. πŸ™‚

7. I envy my husband for all his traveling he has done and does. He has seen the world. I’ve seen the U.S.

8. I love to dance and really miss that part of going out on the weekend. Don’t miss the hangovers and drama.

9. I never wanted kids, but definitely happy that I did. I wouldn’t trade them for all the castles in Europe! πŸ™‚

10. I miss having a best friend (girl) and yet I don’t. Figure that one out. πŸ™‚

11. I’m a number freak! I love making budgets and keeping track of statistics.

Rami’s ??????s

Β 1. What is your favorite genre of fiction? I would have to say Mystery. I love trying to figure out who done it.

Β 2. What scares you the most? My hubby and kids passing before me.

Β 3. When you were growing up, what did you want to be when you were an adult? Always a writer, then an Architect, an archeologist, a race car driver, a singer, a dancer, a journalist, a spy, and a princess. πŸ™‚

Β 4. If you could hang out with one superhero for a day, who would you pick and why? Wonder Woman. She is awesome. I loved that show. Who wouldn’tΒ want allΒ her powers. πŸ™‚

Β 5. What is your pet peeve? People who don’t throw their trash away. Hate it. Drives me batty. Yes, I amΒ one who will pick it up and throw it away.

Β 6. What is something you never thought you’d end up doing but you found yourself doing it? I never thought I would be a bookkeeper, it is so not creative. I did make colorful files and calendars. πŸ™‚

Β 7. What do you look for in a potential romantic partner? Kindness, funny, adventurous, spontaneous, adapts to change, respectful, and a good kisser. πŸ™‚

Β 8. What is something you wish you could change about yourself? IΒ would like to lose 50 lbs so I am where I should be for myΒ height. Β 

Β 9. What is something you’d likeΒ to do before you’re 80? TravelΒ to a few different countries with my hubby. πŸ™‚

Β 10. What is your fondest childhood memory? When my dad taught me to ride a bike and roller skate. I didn’t get much time with my dad because he was always living elsewhere. I was raised by his parents.

Β 11. If you found a large brown spider crawling up your leg right now, how would you most likely react? I would grab the nearest object and kill it. I can handle spiders. My parents said I use to eat them. Yuck.Β 

The bloggers I want to nominate are: Drumroll…….these are recent blogs I started to follow. Give themΒ a quick look! πŸ™‚

1. Me-Who am I?

2. Marina Kanavaki

3. The Risible Rambler

4. Fashionassist

5. Pouring My Art Out

6. Lights, Camera, Action

7. Fiction All Day

8. Kraexhaust

9. Writer B is Me

10. Dinosaurs in the Bathtub

11. The Sacred Dice Roll

My eleven questions are….

1. Do you snack while writing?

2. Do you write in the same place every time?

3. Do you listen to music while writing?

4. What do you daydream about?

5. Do you spend a lot of time reading other blogs?

6. Have you published a book?

7. What made you decide to write?

8. What’s your favorite color of pen?

9. Do you like journals?

10. How often do you log on to WordPress?

11. Could you survive without the internet?

Happy blogging about this award! All of you deserve it! I understand if you don’t have time to follow through but do know you have earned the award! πŸ™‚ Good day!














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Journal Dec 26th – Jan 1st

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Dec 26th

Question? On a scale of one to ten, how spontaneous were you today?


A big 1 πŸ™‚ It was a lazy day of watching TV with the hubby and doing absolutely nothing.


Big 1 πŸ™‚ The day after Christmas is almost always just chilling at home. We watched some movies and barely moved from the couch.

Dec 27th

Question? When was the last time you felt at peace?


I feel at peace now. I couldn’t say that a year ago. Things are going good. πŸ™‚


A couple weeks ago. We have had some mild family issues lately. We will get through it though and feel peace again. πŸ™‚

Dec 28th

Question? Snuggle down or go out and play?

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Snuggle down. A nice warm blanket.


Snuggle! It’s a bit chilly out today! πŸ™‚

Dec 29th

Question? What are your top three wishes?


1. To be loved by my family. πŸ™‚

2. Peace within my family. We’ve had some years of no peace.

3. All of us to be healthy because then we will be happy.


1. A close family. We have been the closest this fall than any other time in a long time. πŸ™‚

2. Everyone healthy in the family. No sadness.

3. The family happy in their life decisions. πŸ™‚ No feeling sorry forΒ oneself.

Dec 30th

Question? List what you’ve eaten for the past week.


Turkey, turkey, and more turkey. πŸ™‚ Love turkey sandwiches from leftovers of Christmas dinner.


Turkey. Too many trips to fast food hamburger places. We were too lazy to cook after Christmas. πŸ™‚

Dec 31st

Question? What is your most cherished memory of this year?


My oldest son graduating from high school. πŸ™‚ Two kids done, two more to go. Yay! πŸ™‚


Finding out the daughter did get her Associates of Arts degree from college. She achieved some of those credits while being deployed and stressed out. She is a strong woman! πŸ™‚

Jan 1st

Question? What is your mission?


To have more energy to do the things I need to do and want to accomplish.

I will finish everything I start this year. πŸ™‚


To write and publish my first novel. To make some money from writing. To lose 50lbs.


To love my family, be healthy, and provide for them.

To get that first book published. Get over being scared of publishing and no one liking it.

It matters that I like it. πŸ™‚

This is my year. I must believe that. πŸ™‚

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Journal Dec 19th – 25th

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Dec 19th

Question? If you could change one thing about today, what would it be?


My energy level. I need to be more fit.


I wish I was further on my books. I wish I had one published already.

Dec 20th

Question? What is your dream vacation?

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A warm place enjoying the beach and all the kids with us.


I would love a trip for hubby and I. It would be great to tour the castles in Germany together.

Dec 21st

Question? If you could be the best at anything, what would it be?


All things creative! Writing and artistic. I don’t think that’s too much to ask for? πŸ™‚


The best person ever. I want to be nice to people. I want to be a good mom and wife. πŸ™‚

Dec 22nd

Question? Did you meet someone new recently? If so, who was it?


No, I haven’t. I stay home mostly.


No, I’m a non-social person right now. I think that will change this next year with an outside job. πŸ™‚

Dec 23rd

Question? What’s your favorite cereal?


Mini-wheats! Love them! πŸ™‚


I’ve been loving raisin bran lately. Good for me also. πŸ™‚

Dec 24th

Question? Write down a recent transition.


Adapting to living in a bigger town again. πŸ™‚


The boys being in different schools for the first time. Or is that their transition? πŸ™‚

Dec 25th

Question? Write down five words that describe today.

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Happy. Loved. Stuffed. Laughs. Special.


Loved. Stuffed. Disappointed. Laughs. Worried.

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Journal Dec. 12-18

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Dec. 12th

Question? What’s on your wish list?


A published novel written by me. πŸ™‚


A happy and healthy family.

Dec. 13th

Question? What is your biggest regret?


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


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?


Hmmm. I can multitask. πŸ™‚


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

Dec. 15th

Question? Moderation or excess?


Moderation all the way. Take my time.


Moderation. No excess here. πŸ™‚

Dec. 16th

Question? What do you find irresistible?

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


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?


I would hope not too big and close to family.


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

Dec. 18th

Question? What do you like to talk about?


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


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

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Journal Dec. 5-11

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Dec. 5th

Question? Who do you miss?


My grandparents and my dad.


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

Dec. 6th

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Question? Today you gained ______


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


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?


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


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?


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


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?


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


Nothing jumps out at me. Shame on me. 😦

Dec. 10th

Question? What surprised you today?


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


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?


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


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

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Journal Nov 28-Dec 5

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Nov. 28th

Question? What was the last risk you took?


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


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?


Happy. Full. Relaxed. Awake. Fat.


Content. Happy. Relaxed. Loved. Alive.

Nov. 30th

Question? Today you almost ______


Wrote. πŸ™‚


Became motivated. πŸ™‚

Dec. 1st

Question? What would you like your epitaph to read?


Caring. Fun. Loving. Beautiful.


Sweet. Caring. Fun. Pretty.

Dec. 2nd

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


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


Remembering grandma’s birthday. Love and miss her.

Dec. 3rd

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


A BIG 10!!!!


I am most definitely a 10!!! πŸ™‚

Dec. 4th

Question? Do you want to know how it ends?


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


No. A mystery is good. The unexpected.

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Journal Nov 21-27

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Nov 21

Question? What are your favorite shoes?


Green tennis shoes. They are bright! πŸ™‚


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?


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


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?


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


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?


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


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?


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


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?


Loving, Fun, Happy


Huggy, Happy, Warm

Nov 27

Question? Who inspires you?


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


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

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Journal Nov 14-20

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Nov. 14

Question? What do you need to vent about?


Family ties.


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 _____




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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Writing and my first NaNoWriMo.


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?


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


Beth, a new friend since moving. πŸ™‚

Nov 18th

Question? What is your dream job of the day?


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


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?


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


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?


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


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

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Journal Nov 7-13

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Nov. 7th

Question? Who is your hero?


I’m not sure.


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?


Money. Depressing.


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?


No work.


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?


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


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?


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.


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?


My extended family.


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?




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™‚