No Write May

The title says it all! I completely failed to blog or write all month so I have to write this one today. πŸ™‚ LOL

Every month I print out my Google calendar and it has stuff to do all month. Or rather stuff I would like to accomplish all month. πŸ™‚ I still love paper and pen and markers. πŸ™‚ It also goes to my phone of course, Google, you know. πŸ™‚ Well, there is not a lot of marking on it. 😦

Maybe I can justify it with being outside more. Maybe. I did plant flowers but half are already dead. No green thumb here! I do have a neat deck to sit on and have done that more. We are working on our fire pit area which have not used. Dang it. Add that to the list, need to make smores!

I see by my yellow highlights that I only cooked at home half the month. That is not good. In defense on that, we did travel a bit so the weekends we were eating out more. The school week was ok, normally eat out once. πŸ™‚ I can come up with so many excuses! πŸ™‚

I did win my step challenge this month and ahead of schedule! I was exercising! The scale doesn’t say it but I feel good. πŸ™‚

My car decided to break, minor break, but still cost money. It is still a good car. I won’t bash it yet. πŸ™‚

I did make the six-year mark for blogging this month! Yay me! πŸ™‚ Like, every month, I pledge to blog more! Hope everyone has a great month of June! It has already hit high 90’s here, ugh. I think Spring is no longer a season for here. Double ugh.

Cheers to your June! πŸ™‚

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What to Eat?

My stomach is growling but I can not decide what to eat. I think my mind is on Spring Break with the boys. I normally don’t do so bad with eating when school is going on. I guess I need that routine as do they. I have plenty to fix just nothing sounds good. Then, I do the bad thing and go get something. Bad me. Maybe the problem is I don’t want to cook. I guess I am on Spring Break as well. πŸ™‚

I started out cooking at the beginning of the week. I even made the main meal at lunch time so the evenings were free to munch on what was in the cupboard or fridge. Then Wednesday hit, I got lazy, didn’t cook. Now, I’m on the end of Spring Beak and I’m still not wanting to cook. At least we chose mostly chicken and not so much hamburgers for eating out. Sigh.

I bet it also has to do with me sleeping more since I don’t have to get up. Yikes! What am I going to do when they fly the nest? Oh, ya, back to work because there won’t be any obstacles for jobs. πŸ™‚

Now, that I posted those pictures of past dishes I made, I am really hungry. I don’t have any of that to make. I did get pork chops yesterday to make today, but not feeling it.

I love to watch the Food channel, was hoping Chopped was on to inspire me, but it is the Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives which makes me want to go get something. LOL

Do you guys eat out a lot?

I try to keep it to once a week but I have really blown that one this week.

Have a great weekend!

How’s Your Year?

valentine-4(created by Me! πŸ™‚ Forget the year)

It hasn’t been terrible but hasn’t been good either. Mostly, little things that are stressful. Kids not minding, money issues, things breaking, etc. You get the drift. I guess ifΒ fate gets all these out-of-the-way these first few months and then smooth sailing the rest of the year than that will be great. πŸ™‚ Time will tell.

We sure have not had much winter time. I hope that doesn’t mean it will be a late winter when spring is supposed to hit. We have had cool temperatures just not the white stuff. πŸ™‚ Glad for hardly any below zero temps. I think we had one week of that and that was enough. πŸ™‚

Thanks to my stress level I haven’t achieved much of what I set out to do this year. But it is early. I hate being unproductive, gets me in a mood of depression. Not severe just down.

One good thing, I started back at the YMCA. A few times the boys have went with me which is fun. πŸ™‚ They like lifting weights.

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I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day tomorrow. It is my favorite holiday. I love hearts and all things about it. No, you don’t have to have a certain someone to enjoy the holiday. πŸ™‚ I still loved it when I was single. Hubby will be on the road so he gave me three roses this weekend and we grilled with the boys. πŸ™‚ I think we have had more Valentine’s away than together during our whole time together. At least with technology one can still feel like they are there. I will send him a snapchat tomorrow. πŸ™‚ I do miss a tiny bit making Valentine’s for my kids’ classrooms. We made ours most of the time, except when we procrastinated and had to buy them. LOLΒ  πŸ™‚

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Have a great day tomorrow! And the rest of the week, year etc! πŸ™‚

Spring Time Changes

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I have stayed busy and consistent with editing every day for Camp NaNo! Makes me feel great! πŸ™‚ I know another edit will need to be done after this challenge because there are some boring holes to fill. Oops.

I feel confident! I am energized to get er done! πŸ™‚

I updated my blog as you can see. I think I really like it. It is clean and easy to read. I can change the colors easy as well. The header proved a challenge with my blog title but I finally found one. I think I will make me some for the next update now that I have my Illustrator program back. I love that Adobe does monthly subscriptions now. Though it does stink to pay for one program for almost the same price for the whole set but my computer graphics card can’t handle it. I do need to learn lots more on Illustrator so that is ok. I do miss Photoshop but maybe once I can upgrade the graphics then I can get all the programs again.

I did something I thought I would never do, I deactivated Facebook. I thought if I am going to get my HUGE list of things done I better do it. I feel rather good about it. I doubt I am missed. I didn’t have much interaction from people. I will miss other people’s updates but I must get things done. It was easy to pass an hour or two reading everyone’s. LOL.

I can hear “Lazy” the cat meowing so I better get out of the Creative Cave and give him some attention! I don’t allow the cats in here and it bothers them. Too much to knock over and “Emobear” loves to chew on PAPER! Go figure! LOL. My tummy is growling.

Have a splendid week!

Organizing Fool

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I have been very slowly organizing my new Creative Cave. Organizing it means the rest of the house gets some organizing done. Nice to be able to put things in its own place. I had not realized how much little “stuff” I have to find a place for it.Β 

Unfortunately, I have not done any writing and only a little bit of reading. I feel that will change here soon. I am at least getting to the point where I can get back into that. I am one who is a creature of habit. I need to make it a habit in my daily routine. Part of my problem is beginning the day with a TV show I like and then that leads to another and another. Slap my hand, hide the remote!

Update on beautifying the yard, only mowing is getting done. The weather is still unpredictable so I have not tried planting any flowers yet. I think this next week it might be ok. The hubby and I are going to plant some tomatoes so we can make salsa and pasta sauce with it for the winter time. We eat quite a bit of this so hopefully it will save us some money. πŸ™‚

Our trips back to the Puzzle House will start soon. We would have been back already to work on yards and houses but so many things going on here personally it has prevented it from happening. We are so thankful for the family helping keep on eye on the places for us. πŸ˜‰

It is hard to believe the boys will be out of school for the summer soon. But that also means baseball season begins for them! Yay! They will be on the same team so that means not too many nights at the field.

That is a wrap for this month! How has your month or Spring been going?