Do You Unplug?

Unplug

This post is a day early because I have a book review that has to posted tomorrow and I still wanted to write for the workshop this week because I loved the prompt I chose.

This week for the writer’s workshop I am going to write about number 3 which is: Do you “unplug” during the summer months? Why or why not?  I chose this one because I found it the most interesting.

As I sat and thought about if I have ever unplugged during the summer since I have blogged I realized that I have but it has always just kind of happened.  I have never planned to take a break during the summer months but I always seem to get super busy and blogging just falls to the side.

I have noticed that I do really well blogging up until my daughter’s birthday and after the beginning of July I fall off and I think it has to do with getting depressed and just not wanting to take the time and blog.  I haven’t done that this year but I do find that I am putting blogging off until the last possible minute which is something that I don’t usually do.  I tend to wait till the last-minute with book reviews because I have to finish the books but on posts like this I try to have them done a week in advance because they are easy to write & schedule.

On the years that I have taken a break during the summer I usually start blogging around September or October so I take the summer off and even longer some year’s.  I am sure if I had kids I would be taking the summers off because there are so many other things that I would want to do during the summer with the kids and blogging would be put on hold until they went back to school.  I am not sure how mommy bloggers can keep up blogging and taking care of their kids.  I am pretty sure that isn’t something I would be able to keep up with.

Do you unplug during the summer?

If you want to join in this week here are the rest of the prompts:

1.) A new friend.
2.) Book review!
3.) Do you “unplug” during the summer months? Why or why not?
4.) Something you got to do when you were young that you would not let your children do.
5.) List your top 12 solutions for bored children.

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10 Things I Don’t Understand

10 Things I Don't Know

This is just a random post that has been floating around in my drafts folder for awhile that I am going to finally take the time to finish and post.  The topic for this post is 10 things I don’t know and/or understand about the world we are living in today.

1-Why time goes so much faster now that I am an adult.  I can remember when I was growing up how slow time seemed to go and now that I am an adult I can’t believe how fast time goes and I am having a heck of time knowing that it is already July.

2-Where in the world all the stupid people came from.  Maybe this is just because I seem to deal with tons of them daily but it seems like they are reproducing faster than ever before.

3-Why people have to be so rude to the receptionist when they are pissed off at someone else.  I get bitched at on a regular basis because one the salesman won’t answer his phone and things like that.  I hate to break it to the world but I don’t control them or what they do because if I did this would be a whole lot different.

4-Why people still insist on messing with their phones while they are driving on the freeway or driving at all.  I used to be one of the people who messed with their phones but I realized just how dangerous it can be and stopped using my phone while I am driving.  In fact my family knows that if I have left work for the night that it won’t do them any good to call me because my phone is in my purse where it will stay until I get home.

5-I don’t get why people think everyone needs to be just like someone else.  We are all different for a reason.  The world would be boring if we were all the same.

6-Where all the common sense went in the world.  I see people do things or listen to people talk and I have to wonder where their common sense went.

7-I don’t understand why there needs to be so many commercials for things like Viagra & Cialis when I am trying to watch TV.  Nobody want to see them but I do have to say I loving listening when they read off the side effects lol

8-I don’t get people refuse to use their blinkers when they want to change lanes and/or move over.  I mean every car has them and they make driving so much easier and traffic flow better.  I also don’t understand why some people refuse to let you over even when you have your blinker on.

9-I don’t understand why some people feel the need to yell into their cell phone like the other person is deaf.  Most people can hear you just fine so you really don’t need to yell all the time.

10-I won’t ever understand why people feel the need to be mean to other people when they are on the internet because we all know if they were face to face with the person they are talking about they wouldn’t have the guts to say anything to them.

Those are the top 10 things that I don’t know or understand about the world we live in today.  Do you agree with me or do you have your own thoughts.  Please let me know what you think in the comments below.

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Nicolas Chamfort-Quote Of The Week

Quote Of The WeekThis weeks quote is by Nicolas Chamfort.

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I loved this quote when I saw it because for me this is 100% true.  I don’t know what I every really go a day without laughing about one thing or another.  There is always something that you can find to laugh about and it always makes my day better when I do get to laugh about one thing or another.  Most of the things I laugh about only happen because my Grandma is always saying or doing something that makes me laugh but that is 100% okay with me.

What do you think? Do you agree or disagree?

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The Ultimate Party on G+ #theultimateparty

This month I am a co-host for The Ultimate Party on Google+!

Every week Tammy from The Ultimate Linky, Tammy from My Life Abundant, Elizabeth from Positive Kismet, and Kim from KidPep are the hosts of this party; and this month the three cohosts for the party are Amanda from Old House to New House who is a permanent co-host, Tara from Anything and Everything, and Margaret from The World as I See It.

Please click on the links below and follow (circle) your hosts and co-hosts on G+:

I was so excited when I saw they still needed hosts for July because this has been a great way to gain new followers on G+ and it also brings so much traffic to my site every week.  It also is a great way to find new blogs to read.

Here are some reasons why doing a G+ party on Friday is The Ultimate Party:

  1. Posting on G+ helps with SEO optimization.
  2. Posting on G+ helps your posts get ranked higher in Google’s search engine.
  3. Friday is supposed to be the best time for interaction on G+, specifically between 11a.m. – 2 p.m. and 7 – 10 p.m. The linky will remain open until 8 p.m. Please link up as early as possible so that you get the most interaction on your posts.
  4. To help you gain more followers on G+.
  5. To interact with and to get to know other bloggers. For most parties you follow people but never interact. Here you get to see who has the same interests/niche as you do!
  6. BECAUSE IT’S FUN!! Why do a party if it isn’t going to be fun?

The Ultimate Party on G+

Here is a little extra information for this party:

  1. You can follow our G+ page (The Ultimate Party) if you want to see our updates. We also send out an event invitation to everyone who follows the page. So please follow it to get a reminder.
  2. If you wish, you can follow our Pinterest board called The Ultimate Party where all of your hosts can pin your great posts.
  3. Optional: You can include your pin URL that coincides with your post on G+ so that others can pin it if they want to do so. If you repin the pin, please try to remember to include the hashtag #theultimateparty in the pin description.
  4. We would love it if you grabbed our button!
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If you would like to be considered to be a co-host, please contact Tammy from The Ultimate Linky HERE or let us know on The Ultimate Party Google+ page.

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Life In The Way?

Life In The Way

I haven’t written anything for writer’s workshop in months and when I saw a prompt from this week’s writers workshop I knew I had to write about it.  I chose to write about number 1 which is: Have you ever felt that life was getting in the way of a big goal? Did you end up giving up or pressing forward?

As I look back over the years in life it seems like life always gets in the way of a goals that I have.  I also have given up a few big goals because of things that happened in my life.  I also can see now that I look back that I am just where I need to be in life so even though I never saw myself ending up where I am that it was God’s will for my life.

For example I wanted to be a nurse for as long as I can remember and because of several bad choices and the MS getting bad I never made it and I know looking back now that I wasn’t ever meant to be a nurse but when it was so hard to feel like I was giving up on my dream and being forced to take a road that I didn’t know where it was going to lead me.

There are also goals that I have had to postpone because life through my curves and when there wasn’t anything I could do to make those goals a reality.  One of those goals was to start my business doing blog designs and I got it started but then I got sick & my laptop died so I had to take a break from it and now I am finding it is hard to get back into it.

So in the end I have done both in my life and I am okay with that.  I know that everything works out how it is supposed to.  I also try not to let things bring me down or stress about things that I have no way of controlling.

Have you let life get in the way of goals in your life?

 

Mama’s Losin’ It
This weeks prompts:

1.) Have you ever felt that life was getting in the way of a big goal? Did you end up giving up or pressing forward? (inspired by Crissy)
2.) 10 ways to cool off on a hot day.
3.) An app you love.
4.) If you could have any super mom power, what would it be?
5.) A blog post inspired by the word: glistening

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Hidden Under Her Heart by Rachelle Ayala


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Hidden Under Her Heart by Rachelle Ayala was a fun book to read.  I realized that I had already read part of this book because it is part of the boxed set called Chance for Love.  Getting this one to review again gave me a reason to finally sit down and finish this book.  I did feel that at times this book was rushed and I couldn’t see things happening that fast in the real world but that didn’t really make me not like this story.  This is a sweet story and I would recommend it to anyone who loves to read books like I do.  I would recommend just buying the box set though and reading all 3 books in the series.

Hidden Under Her Heart

About The Book

Maryanne Torres has sworn off sex. Intent on finding a marrying man, she joins a church youth group. A party at her pastor’s house turns into a drinking binge, and Maryanne is raped.

Lucas Knight’s only concern was winning the Ironman Triathlon until the morning he finds Maryanne unconscious in the church parking lot. He becomes the prime suspect, even though Maryanne cannot identify her attacker.

Maryanne wants justice but the identity of her rapist is hidden in the baby she plans to abort. A trap is set. Lucas races to clear his name and keep Maryanne’s secret from drowning her and her baby.

[this version has 11 pt font and smaller margins, more economical price]

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About The Author

Rachelle Ayala is the author of dramatic fiction crossing genres and boundaries featuring strong but flawed characters. She writes emotionally challenging stories and is not afraid of controversial topics. However, she is an optimist and laces her stories with romance and hope.

Visit her at: Website: http://rachelleayala.me Blog: http://www.rachelleayala.com or follow @AyalaRachelle on Twitter.

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My 5 Favorite Movies

5 Favorite Movies

I have finally slowed down with book reviews so I can now get back to posting about things other than only reviews.  I do love posting reviews on books but it does get old quickly.  Anyway today I am going to talk about my top 5 favorite movies.  This was hard for me to decided because I love so many movies but I did manage to get the list down to just 5.

  1.  Apollo 13-I have loved this movie since the first time that I saw it and I honestly don’t think that I will ever not watch this movie.  I am pretty sure that I could quote every line in this movie because I have watched it that many times.apollo
  2. Liar Liar-I still find myself quoting this movie all the time and it is one movie that I know will always have a place in my movie collection.Liar Liar
  3. Heritage by Celtic Thunder-I just randomly picked one of the Celtic Thunder DVD’s that I have and this one was the one.  I love all of their DVD’s and I hope that one day I will be able to see them live because I love their music & their DVD’s of the shows.Celtic-Thunder-Heritage-CD-Cover-celtic-thunder-17862030-300-300
  4. Short Circuit-This is a classic movie in my opinion and one that I am so glad I was able to find on DVD awhile back because it always makes me smile and it such a great movie for all ages to watch.Short-Circuit-Movie-Poster
  5. Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire-This Harry Potter movie was my favorite book and I also loved the movie. I like all of the Harry Potter movies & books but this one stands out among all of them for me.harry-potter-and-the-goblet-of-fire-cast-and-actors-in-this-movie-u2

Those are my top 5 movies.  There are hundreds more that I love as well but I wanted to just stick to the top 5 ones that I would chose to watch over and over again.

What movies do you love or do you want to recommend me to check out?

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Special Quote Of The Week

Quote Of The Week

This weeks quote is just going to be short because today is my daughters birthday and I didn’t feel up to writing anything and the post I had been working on got deleted so I am going to have to start over on that one.

Strength

Let me know what you think!

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Happy 4th of July

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I hope everyone has a wonderful & safe 4th of July.

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Four Weddings And A Kiss

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Four Weddings and a Kiss was a great book to read.  I love books like this one because it is just a collection of 4 short stories written by different authors.  I love that you get to read 4 different authors stories in one book and have to stories all tie in together at the end.  I read another book like this one before and I loved it just as much as I loved this one.  These stories all have to do with unlikely people falling in love and getting married.  All of these stories made me laugh at points and I was sad when I finished the book because I loved tall the characters and the story lines.

Four Weddings and a Kiss

About The Stories

Spitfire Sweetheart by Mary Connealy

Maizy Place is an unruly tomboy. When she causes an accident, injuring neighbor Rylan Carstens, she becomes his unlikely caregiver. Rylan has never noticed how pretty his infuriating neighbor is, and he never expected to fall in love.


Love Letter to the Editor by Robin Lee Hatcher

Molly Everton is the outspoken daughter of the town newspaper’s owner. When her father brings in an outsider to be editor, she tries to drive him out of town. But Jack Ludgrove is not intimidated. He’s resolved to change Molly’s mind about him—as an editor and as a man.

A Cowboy for Katie by Debra Clopton

Katie Pearl is uninterested in men and love. But she needs help on her ranch and hires Treb Rayburn, a wandering cowboy looking to make a buck. Will Treb change Katie’s mind?

Courting Trouble by Margaret Brownley

Grace Davenport is either the unluckiest woman alive—or a killer. When her third husband is found dead, Grace is arrested. Attorney Brock Daniels isn’t interested in the case—until he meets Grace. Only a miracle will prove her innocence, but the joining of two lonely hearts may be their saving grace.

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About The Authors

Margaret Brownley is a NEW YORK TIMES best-selling author and has penned more than thirty novels. Her books have won numerous awards and has written for a TV soap opera. @margaretbrownley

Robin Lee Hatcher is a Christy and RITA award-winning author. She is the author of over seventy novels and her work often appear on bestseller lists. @robinleehatcher

Mary Connealy is an award-winning author of romantic comedy with cowboys. Mary and her Nebraska rancher husband have four grown daughters and two spectacular grandchildren. @MaryConnealy

Debra Clopton is an award winning author of sweet, heartfelt, western romance that face life with a smile. With over 2 million books in print, Debra’s first book-to-movie aired on ABC Family and starred LeAnn Rimes. @debraclopton

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