8 Things I Am Putting Off

8 Things I Am Putting Off

This was one of the prompts from last weeks writers workshop that I didn’t get a chance to finish the post so I figured I would post it this week because I still wanted to write about it.  I hate that I don’t have the time to blog lately but that is what happens when someone is gone at work and I am left to do try and do their job along with my own job.  Anyway lets get on to the the 8 things I am putting off.

  1. Reading books that I have on my Kindle & Nook.
  2. Designing a new look for this blog.
  3. Getting post written that I keep in my rain day file for days I don’t have time to write a post for that day.
  4. Calling & taking my cats to the vet.
  5. Making an appointment to see an eye doctor about my eyes.
  6. Backing up my laptop to my external hard drive.
  7. Printing off invoice copies for the salesmen that I work with.  It isn’t hard it just takes time and I don’t want to be bothered by it.
  8. Cleaning my bedroom.  I always want to get to it on the weekends but I end up playing and chasing my nephew on Saturday & Sunday so it never gets done.

Those are 8 things I am putting off doing because I either don’t have the time to do them or I don’t want to do them.  What are you putting off doing?

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Weekly Wrap-Up

Weekly Wrap-Up

I am going to start doing a wrap up post at the end of the week because it would be nice to be able to look back at it. It is also a great way for you to see all the posts that I posted over the week and you can check them out if you missed them. I also am going to post anything that happened during the week that I want to remember or that you might find interesting.

This week I had 4 post that went live.  This weeks quote was by Marcus Tullius and it is about being humble.  If you missed it you can click right here to check it out.  Then the next two days I had book reviews that went live.  I posted reviews for If I Say No by Brandy Jellum and Remember The Lilies by Liz Tolsma and I loved both of these books.  If you love historical fiction novels than I would recommend Remember The Lilies to you and if you love suspense novels than I would say check out If I Say No.  The last post from this week was about things that made me smile this week.

There are a couple of things that I want to let you know that are coming up next week.  I have and Multiple Sclerosis update coming up because I had a new MRI & I also found out something that I want to record so that I remember when it started happening.  I also have an adoption thoughts post going up next week as well because some things happened that I want to write about and get out of my head and hope that it helps me deal with it better.

That is everything that I wanted to update you on for this week.

What did you love about this week?

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Things That Made Me Smile This Week

Smile

This week for the writers workshop I am going to write about number 2 which is something that made me smile this week.  Instead of just writing about one thing I am going to list several things that made me smile so far this week.

  • The first thing that has made me smile is this stray cat that I feed at work.  He eats funny and always makes me smile when I watch him.  I am going to include a video & picture so you can see what I am talking about.

Stray Work Kitty

  • The second thing that has made me smile this week is my own cats.  They are always doing something silly and they always make the days  better because even if I have had a super bad day when I go home they don’t judge or care what happened to me.  They always love me no matter what which is nice.
  • The third thing that has made me happy this week was getting my nails done yesterday.  I always love getting my nails done because the lady that does my nails has become one of my best friends so it is always a good time. Nails
  • The fourth thing that has made me smile is thinking back to Saturday when we were watching my nephew and all the crazy things that he does.  It is so fun to interact with him now but it is a lot more work and if I am being honest I don’t have the energy to really keep up with him anymore.  I play with him for a little bit and then I go lay down.  I just keep seeing over and over that I don’t have the energy to be a mom (I will have an MS update coming up sometime next week).
  • The final thing that made me smile this week was paying off all of my credit card debt!!!!  I am going to wait a few months to see what happens at work but I am hoping since it is all paid off that I will be able to afford to get an iMac by the summer time.  Those of you who know me know I love Apple products so I want an iMac so bad it isn’t funny.

Anyway those are the things that made me smile this week.  What made you smile this week?

Here are rest of the prompts for this week incase you want to join in:

1. Throwback Thursday: Choose a photo from a previous February and write a poem or a blog post.
2. Something that made you smile this week.
3. Write about something mean you did to a sibling growing up.
4. Write a blog post inspired by the word: red.
5. List 10 things you never knew until you were a mom.
6. Write a 26-line poem using all the letters of the alphabet, where the first line starts with the letter “A,” the second “B,” the third “C,” etc., culminating with the final line starting with “Z.”

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Quotes I Love-Writer Workshop

Quotes

This weeks for the writers workshop I am going to write about number 1 which is a quote I love. As some of you may know I post a quote every week because I love quotes and I love to share quotes that I love with other people. If you want to check those out you can click here and scroll through them. The one quote I have loved since I heard it is:strong.jpg
I love this quote because it is so true.  I first saw this quote after I had my daughter and I struck me as true because I never thought I would be able to place my daughter for adoption.  Like I always say when people ask me how I get through life “I don’t have an option but to keep going because I can’t just die”.  You just have to put one foot in front of the other and know that in time things will pass.

Here are a few other quotes that I am loving right now:

Oprah Winfrey Vince LombardiJimmy DeanC. S. Lewis Robin Williams

What quote are you loving right now?

Here are the prompts for this week’s so if you want to join in you can pick one and write your post:
1. Share a quote you love.
2. Take a line from a song you love and turn it into the title of your next blog post. Let the content follow.
3. Saturday morning at your house…
4. Best or worst gift you ever gave.
5. Something someone did that put a smile on your face.
6. How old were you when you stopped believing in Santa?

 

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5 Things

5 Things

This week for the writers workshop I decided to write about number 4 which is Five Things. List 5 things we don’t know about you, 5 things you’re knowledgeable about, 5 things you know nothing about, and 5 things you believe. Lets get on to these lists.

5 Things You Don’t Know About Me

  1. I have one half sister that I am no longer in contact with.
  2. I was raised by my grandparents.
  3. I am planning on going back to school next fall for graphic design.
  4. I grew up with cats which is one of the reasons I love them so much
  5. I love all types of music.

5 Things I Know About

  1. Nursing-I grew up in the medical field and I was originally going to school for nursing.
  2. Books
  3. Writing on a blog
  4. Some HVAC things( I should know more since I have been working in the industry for 7 years now).
  5. Credit scores

5 Thing I Don’t Anything About

  1. IT jobs
  2. Windows 8
  3. Adobe Illustrator-I am determined to learn how to use it though.
  4. How to work on cars.
  5. How to use digital cameras.

5 Things I Believe

  1. God
  2. To get respect you have to give respect.
  3. That idiots are taking over the world.
  4. That health insurance companies do everything in their power to making things as hard as they can.
  5. That I am better off being single without any kids(human kids).

Those are my 5 things.  What is one thing no one knows about you?

 

If you want to join in this weeks Writers Workshop here are the prompts:

1. Tell us about an argument you witnessed.
2. Share a Thanksgiving recipe you will be cooking up this month.
3. Write a haiku about what you see out your window.
4. Five Things. List 5 things we don’t know about you, 5 things you’re knowledgeable about, 5 things you know nothing about, and 5 things you believe.
5. Tell us the story of how your pet came to be a member of your family.

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Writers Workshop-Show and Tell

Show & Tell

This week for the writers workshop I am going to write about number 1 which is something I brought for show and tell.  When I saw this prompt I was pissed that I still don’t have the thing I brought to school a few times.  I had kept if for years and years and a few years ago I figured it was time to let them finally go.

I guess I should tell you all what I brought.  If you are squeamish you might want to just skip to the end because I am sure this will gross out some people.  I got my tonsils out the summer before I started the 2nd grade and the doctor let me keep them so I would always bring them because it would gross people out.  I always thought it was so cool to have them and be able to show other people.  I am not one that gets easily grossed out so I thought it was funny when other people did get grossed out.

I also brought my cat a few times as well.  I wasn’t ever a huge fan of show and tell because I hated getting up in front of the class and having to talk to everyone.  To this day I still hate public speaking and getting up in front of people but that is a topic for another post one day.

What is one thing you remember bringing to school for show and tell?

This weeks prompts:

1. Something you brought for show and tell.
2. November 3rd is National Housewife’s Day…how did you celebrate?
3. The meaning of your name…does it suit you?
4. Tell us about something new you learned last month.
5. Share a list of some of your most recent favorite things.
6. What was your favorite song when you were 16 years old…is it still a favorite?

After you write your post make sure you click here so you can link up.

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7 Things I Miss

7 Things I MissThis week for the writers workshop I am going to be writing about number 2 : 7 things I miss about being a kid.  I didn’t have the best childhood so I am not sure if I can come up with 7 things but I am going to try so let’s get started and see what I can come up with.

  1. I miss some of the friends I had when I was in school.
  2. I miss going to school.  I am sure some of you are shocked by this one but I really did love & enjoy school.
  3. I miss having a summer break and/or days off during the school year.
  4. I miss not having to worry about paying bills or running out of money before the month is over.
  5. I miss the few years I had when I was a teenager before I got diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.  I had a few years where I did get to feel like a normal kid but then I got diagnosed with MS and I felt like I pushed back down.
  6. I miss  the times were easier.  I didn’t even get into things on the internet until I was in college and I am so glad for that because I don’t think I would have survived high school if we had Facebook and everything that kids have to deal with today in school.
  7. I can’t think of a seventh thing that I miss so I am going to write one reason I am glad my childhood is over.  I am glad my childhood is over so that I don’t have to go to high school and deal with all the idiots I went to school with.

Those are the 7 things I miss about being a kid.  What do you miss about your childhood?

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Something I Learned Last Month

Some Thing I Learned Last MonthThis week for the writer’s workshop I am going to write about something that I learned the last month.  I learned a few things but the one thing that sticks out to me is that ALS sucks.  I knew about ALS before the ice bucket challenge blew up but I really didn’t want to think about it because even before I looked into it more it still scared me.  I had the honor when I worked at a nursing home to take care of a patient for a couple of weeks who had ALS and that was the first time I knew anything about the disease.

Since the ice bucket challenge has been so big I wanted to know more about the disease and it truly scared me.  It is the one disease that makes me glad to have Multiple Sclerosis.  I mean it does still suck to have MS but in the grand scheme of things and problems that I could have MS is nothing.  I am so thankful that there are at least treatments that slow if not stop the progression of the MS so that I can hopefully have a great life and not end up in a wheel chair.

I can even imagine how scary it has to be to know what is going to happen and know that there isn’t anything or anyone who can stop it or even slow down the progression of the disease.  Not to mention what happens to you when you have ALS scares me as well because I think one of the scariest parts of the disease is to be all their cognitively but not being able to move or communicate with everyone around you.

I found a YouTube channel made by someone who is only 26 and was diagnosed with ALS.  It is even scarier for him because his grandma & his mom have/had the disease so he knows what he will be going through and like I have said throughout this whole post I can’t even imagine how scary that has to be.  If you want to check out his channel you can click here.

So that is the biggest thing I learned the last month.  What have you learned???

 

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6 Things I Will Miss About Summer

6 Things I Will Miss About Summer

This week for the writer’s workshop I am going to write about number 3 which is list 6 things you are going to miss about summer.  I chose this one because I don’t usually like the summertime and I wanted to list reasons why I will miss it when fall & winter roll around.

Anyway let’s get on to the list of things that I will actually miss when this fall & winter come.

  1. I will miss the warmer weather.  The only reason I list this is because when it is 5 degrees outside I will be wishing it was hot because no one likes to freeze their ass off all winter long.
  2. I will miss not having to worry about when I leave the house in the morning.  I hate that I have to try and figure out how long it will take me to get to work because you never know what the roads will be like and how long it will take.
  3. I will miss everything looking alive and pretty because I get so tired of everything looking dead all winter long.  During the fall things start to look dead as well because by then the heat has killed everything.
  4. I will miss all of the fresh fruits & vegetables that I pretty much live on during the summer.  There is nothing like eating vegetables out of the garden every day.
  5. I will miss not having to worry about forgetting a jacket or layering because of the cold.
  6.  I will miss being able to drive around with my sunroof open and the windows down listening to music on my way to and from work.  I love having my sunroof & windows open and to be honest I am not 100% sure as to why but I do love it.

Those are 6 things I will miss what will you miss when the summer comes to an end?

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

1.) How do your kids remind you of your own siblings growing up?
2.) What grade is your child going to be in? Share a memory you have of yourself at that same age.
3.) List 6 things you are going to miss about summer.
4.) Write a blog post inspired by the words: whoops.
5.) Tell us about something somebody did that made you happy.

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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.

Mama’s Losin’ It

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