Top 10 Vacations I Want To Take-Writers Workshop

Top 10 Vacations I Want To Take

This week I wanted to write about ten vacations I want to take for the writer’s workshop.  Now when I say that there are places on this list that I don’t know if I will ever make it too because the thought of flying makes me super nervous.  Let’s get on to the list of places I would love to visit.

  1. New York City, New York-The first place I would like to explore is New York City.  I am sure after a few hours I would be overwhelmed by all the people, but I do think it is something that everyone to experience at least once in their life.
  2. Ireland-Six or so years ago I got into Celtic Thunder and because of that, I have wanted to go and explore Ireland.
  3. Yellowstone– I have been to Yellowstone so many times, and it is still one my favorite places to go on vacation.  I can’t get enough of it, and I hope that in the next few years I will be able to go back.  Even though I have been there so much, it changes so each time you go so even though I went a few years back I know will be totally different.
  4. Australia- I do have family that lives in Australia, and it is a place that I hope one day I can go and explore the entire country.
  5. England- I want to explore all of the historical sites and things like that.  There is so much history in Europe, and I hope that I can explore it all one day.
  6. Orlando, Florida-Last week I wrote that I want to go to Orlando so that I can go to all of the amusement parks that they have there.
  7. California- I want to go here because I want to visit all the amusement parks that they have.  I also would love to go to the San Diego zoo again because when we went there when I was younger it was raining so we didn’t get to see much because of the rain.
  8. Hawaii- I have always wanted to go to some place like Hawaii because I would love to live in a tropical environment because it seems nicer than Utah’s weather and I would love to live in a place where it doesn’t snow.
  9. Scotland- The reason I want to go here is the same reason I had for going to Ireland & England.  Europe is full of history and has tons of places I want to explore.
  10. Michigan- Back in 2003 my Grandma and I took a two-week vacation in Michigan and ever since then I have always wanted to go back and see what else I can find and see.  I can’t say enough good things about Michigan.  Everything about that state was amazing, and I hope I can go back one day soon.

Those are the ten places I would love to visit.  I have written a post like this before, and as I was looking back at that post, I realized that the places I wanted to haven’t changed in years.  If you want to check out that post, you can click here to read that post.  Where is one place you could love to visit?

Here are all the prompts for this weeks writer’s workshop in case you want to join.
1. Throwback Thursday: Choose a photo from a previous June and write a poem or a blog post.
2. Create a summer playlist and share it.
3. Share a lesson you learned from your Father that still sticks with you to this day.
4. Write a blog post inspired by the word: won
5. Share a side by side of your child’s first and last days of school. What has changed?
6. List 10 vacations you wouldn’t hate taking.
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You Need A Timeout!!!!

Timeout

This week for the writers workshop I am going to write about number six which is: List 8 people, places, or things you’d like to give a timeout too.  I chose this one because it made me smile and I wish that I could put people in my life in time out.  There are quite a few things that I want to put in time out, so let’s just get on the list.

  1. The very first thing on this list has to be the people who have been working on getting our emails working at work.  We are at a week down, and there still is no end in sight.  I get that is can be hard at times but over a week just seems like someone isn’t doing their job.  I also can’t even imagine how much work and money we are losing because we aren’t receiving any emails. (They are up and working now.  I wrote this a few days ago and they weren’t working yet.)
  2. The next thing that needs a time out is the crazy spring weather in Utah.  It will go from freezing to 80 degrees and then back to freezing over two or three days.
  3. Stupid drivers are the next people that need a timeout.  I have had to commute for years now, and I have seen some crazy things like one lady curling her hair.  I want them all to be in timeout so that we make it to work safely without any stress.
  4. The next things that need a time out are the stupid birds that insist on eating the cat food that I put out for my stray cats at work.  It makes me so mad to see the birds eating all of the food that I bring for the cats so most of the day I leave the food inside until I see a cat waiting for it.
  5. The next people that need a time out is most of the men in my family because they just get on my nerves, and I would love to make them sit in the corner.
  6. Next, up I wish I could put my health insurance in time out because it sucks and doesn’t cover anything, so I am going to be upside down in medical debt again.
  7. I also would love to put some of the women that I work with in time out.  I have worked with the same group of men for almost years, and we were all hired by another company in January.  The new business has a ton of women working for them, and we all know that women tend to have drama, so I want to put them all in time out because I have no patience for drama or high school games.
  8. The very last thing that I would love to put in time out is Google.  I have a love-hate relationship with Google, so I want to put them in time out because I can.

Those are the eight things and people who need a time out.  I am sure I will think of more once this post is live so maybe I will make this post into a series of posts in the future.

What or who do you think needs a time out?

Here are all the other prompts for this week in case you want to pick one and join in:

1. Throwback Thursday: Choose a photo from a previous May and write a poem or a blog post.
2. You are given a part to act in a show you watch. Which show would you choose?
3. Share a lesson you learned from your Mother that still sticks with you to this day.
4. Write a blog post inspired by the word: red.
5. Talk about your favorite social media platform and why you love it so much.
6. List eight people, places, or things you’d like to give a timeout to.

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Top 6 Places I Would Move Too-Writers Workshop

Top 6 Places I Would Move Too

This week I am going to write about number three which is: top 6 places I would move too if I could.  I chose this one because I have always hoped that I could move out of Utah and go somewhere else in the country.  Some of these are super precise and others I would be happy to live anywhere in the state.

1- San Diego-I have this one on here because it has pretty constant weather, and since I have Multiple Sclerosis it would be nice to be able to plan for what the weather will do from day to day.  In Utah, it is always just a guess and most days everyone is wrong.

2- Hawaii-Who wouldn’t want to live in paradise because it sounds just about perfect for me.

3- Michigan-My Grandma is from Michigan, and she and I went to visit her family, and I fell in love with the state, and it would love to move there and stay forever.

4- Florida-This one is just because of the warm weather but I know that most of the time I would hate living there because of how hot it does get, but I think in the long run I would like it more than here.

5- Chicago-I included this one because when I was in high school, I wanted to move to a huge city and work in the E.R. because I wanted to be a life flight nurse.

6- Colorado-I chose this one because it is super similar to where I grew up so I think I would like it there in the long run but I know I would hate the snow just as much as I do here.

Those are my top 6 places where would you move if you could?  I am sure once I post this I will think of other locations that I would love to move too.

All of the prompts for this week:

1. A moment you realized you were a grown up.
2. Write about something that brought you joy today.
3. You have to move away from your state in one month. List 6 destinations you wouldn’t mind relocating to.
4. Write a blog post inspired by the word: Blossom.
5. Instagram fun! Share a photo you took with Instagram this week and tell us what you love about it.

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Top 10 Most Listened To Songs-April 2016

Top 10 Most Listened To Songs

This week I chose to write about number six which is: Top 10 most listened to songs.  I chose this one because like most of the know I almost always have music playing the background because I love to have background noise when I am doing anything.   As I was going through my archives, I saw that I did a post like this at this time last year so if you want to check out what I was listening to the previous year, you can click here to read it.  Now let’s get on to the songs I love right now.

1-This first song that I have listened to on repeat lately is “Team” by Iggy Azalea.  I am not sure what it is about this song, but right when I heard it I had to buy it, and I listen to all the time as I am driving to and from work.

2-The next song that I have loved lately is “Move Bitch” by Ludacris.  I always listen to this song when I am pissed off by the stupid drivers as I am driving to and from work.

3- Another song I have loved lately is “Good Morning” by Chamillionaire.  This song has always made me smile, and it is how I feel about people who dislike me.  It can always put me in a good mood.

4-“Viva la Vida” by Coldplay I have always liked this song but I forgot about it until the Super Bowl this past year.

5-“Roads” by Chris Mann-I got a copy of this CD back in 2012 to review, and this has always been my one favorite song of his.  I am not huge into Christian music, but I do love this song, and I am sure it will always be one that I will listen to.

6-“The Sound Of Silence” by Celtic Thunder-If you have been around for the past few years you know that I am a huge fan of Celtic Thunder, and this song is one that I have loved lately from them.

7-Live You Life (feat. Rihanna) by T.I.– There isn’t much I can say about this song because like most of the others on this list it is an older song that I have listened to for years.

8-Fly Away by Nelly– I love most of the songs that Nelly has released but if I had to pick one that is my favorite of his it would be this one.  I love everything about this song, and I am sure that won’t change anytime soon.

9-Straight Tequila Night by John Anderson– I remember this song from my childhood and so I knew I had to include it on this list.  I totally forgot about this song until last year when I started listening to 90’s country on Pandora, and I was reminded of all the songs I loved when I was a kid.

10-Wild Ones (feat. Sia) by Flo Rida– I always find myself singing this song as I am driving home from work.  Then again I am always singing songs by Flo Rida because they are so catching and they tend to get stuck in my head.

Those are the ten songs that I am currently loving.  I also wanted to include one other song because after I was done writing this post the song started playing and I knew I wanted to post it.  The song I am talking about is “Love Yourself” by Justin Bieber.  I  wasn’t a huge fan of this song when I first heard it but last month I fell in love with it, and I have been known to put it on repeat for the entire drive home from work.

I am always on the lookout for new music so what songs are you currently loving and what would you recommend to me?

If you want to join in and write about one of the prompts I have listed them all below so, you can pick one.  If you have written about one, please let me know in the comments so I can go and check it out.

1. Throwback Thursday: Choose a photo from a previous April and write a poem or a blog post.
2. If you were reborn as a dog, what breed would you be and why?
3. What’s for dinner?
4. Write a blog post inspired by the word: baby.
5. Tell us about a local news story that’s all the buzz right now in your neck of the woods.
6. List your top 10 most listened to songs currently.

St. Patricks Day 2016

St Patrick's Day 2016

This week for the writer’s workshop I am going to talk about what I will be doing today for St Patrick’s Day.  Not that I ever do anything special for it because since I don’t drink there really isn’t much to do.

One thing that I know, I will listen to one of my favorite musical groups Celtic Thunder. I found them a few years ago, and I have been hooked on watching and listening to their music for years. I also have gotten my grandparents and nephew into them.  On a side note, my nephew turned two this past November and one of the first things he said was Ireland, which always makes me laugh. Now whenever he hears their music or sees one of the DVD’s that I have he always says Ireland.

Since St Patrick’s day is during the week this year I am sure I won’t be doing anything other than working because most days it is all I  can do to get through work and I have no energy left to do anything after work.  If you are looking for something funny to watch you should watch this music video because it still makes me laugh.

I hope that you all have a great and safe St Patrick’s day this year!

Do you have any fun plans for St Patrick’s Day this year?

 

Here are all the prompts in case you want to join in.

  1. ThrowbackThursday: Choose a photo from a previous March and write a poem or a blog post.
    2. A time you were tricked.
    3. I wish I could…
    4. Write a blog post inspired by the word: Fishy.
    5. What is on your Spring Break “to do” list?
    6. Share how you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
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Sleep . . . Or No Sleep

WW-Sleep Or No Sleep

This was one of the prompts from last week’s writer’s workshop, and I wanted to write about it for the previous week, but I didn’t have the time, so I figured I would write about it today.  The prompt was to write a post about sleep, and I have tons I would love to say on sleep because for a long time readers you will know that I don’t sleep much.

I will take just about anything so that I can sleep but even doing that some nights I only end up sleeping for two hours and then I am up rest of the night. On nights like that I usually just end up taking a nap at night and then tossing and turning rest of the night. If I don’t take anything for sleep, I can promise you that I just won’t sleep, and that can go for days and days.

There was one sleeping pill that I used to get that did work but my insurance refuses to pay for it, and I don’t have over two hundred dollars laying around to pay for it each month.  I do take a muscle relaxer at night that knocks me out of a few hours, and that is pretty much all the sleep I get.

This has been going on for so long that I have run out of things to do or try. At this point and instead of getting better it is only getting worse. I have had sleep problems for as long as I can remember and the older I am not dealing with it as well as I used to.  It gets even worse because no doctor can tell me what is wrong and why I have this problem. I have to wonder if it is because of the Multiple Sclerosis but then again I have never heard of anyone else having this problem.

I often have people ask me how I deal with not getting much sleep at night, and I tell them I don’t have a choice but to deal with it because nothing seems to change it.  All I can do is chalk it up to my weird body and hope that it will get better at some point. I don’t know how long I can deal with everything that comes along with not sleeping and what not.

Do you have problems sleeping and if so what do you do to help you sleep?

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8 Things For Bored Kids To Do

8 Things For Bored Kids To Do

 

When I saw that one of the prompts this week was to list eight things for bored kids to do, I knew I had to write about it because of things that my Grandma used to make me do if I ever said I was bored. To this day, I still never say I am bored to her because I have no doubt she would find something for me to do that I don’t want to do. Anyway here are eight things that your kids could do if they say they are bored.

  1. Have them go and clean something. This is what my Grandma would have me do if I ever told her I was bored. She usually made me go and dust which to this day I still hate doing and I am sure that is what her mom made her do if she said she was bored.
  2. Have them go and read a good book.

  3. Depending on the time of year they can go outside and play with friends or ride bikes.

  4. Give them a craft to work on that won’t cause a super big mess but will keep them entertained.

  5. Have them play a board game if the weather outside isn’t the best. This one would never have worked for my brother and me because to this day we still get into huge fights when we play board games together.

  6. Set up a small scavenger hunt for them to work on.

  7. Help them bake some cookies and take they to an elder neighbor.

  8. Go and explore somewhere you and the kids have never been before.

Those are 8 things that you could try and do with your children if they say they are bored. Even now as an adult I don’t say those words because I always get stuck doing something that I have no desire to do.

What is something that you would have your kids do when they say they are bored?

1. List 10 things you love about motherhood
2. A photo journal entry…show us what winter looks like in your town.
3. Book review!
4. Write a blog post inspired by the word: shocked.
5. Take a look at your archives, what were you blogging about in a previous year at this time? What has changed?
6. List 8 solutions for bored children.
7. Write about something funny a sibling said to you.

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20 Ideas To Make 2016 A Great Year

20 Ideas To Make 2016 A Great Year

This week I chose to write about number 2 which is: 20 Ideas To Make 2016 A Great Year.

  1. Make a list of YouTube videos that make you laugh.
  2. Pick a different quote each day to focus on for the day.
  3. Do something every day that will make you smile.
  4. Think of 3 things that you are grateful for each morning right when you get up.
  5. Try and focus on the good in your life and not on the negative stuff.
  6. Get a new pet to love.
  7. Spend times with your friends more often.
  8. Pick a good book to read once a month.
  9. Find a hobby that you love and try to do it once a week.
  10. Try and not be around the toxic people in your life.
  11. Watch a movie that you know will make you laugh.
  12. Try and find the good in every day.
  13. If you are unhappy with your job, then find a new one that you will enjoy.
  14. De-clutter your house and your spaces.
  15. Spend time in the real world more often and put down your digital devices. I do this because one the weekend comes the last thing I want to do is turn on my computer or mess around on my phone. I started this when my last laptop died, and I have to say that I have kept it up because it is a great feeling to be able to disconnect for a few days.
  16. Don’t watch or read as much news because we all know that watching/reading the news will either piss you off or make you depressed.
  17. Put a limit on how much time you spend on Facebook. Nothing good ever comes of spending your entire life on Facebook.
  18. Spend your money wisely and put money in savings.
  19. Take the money you have saved and go on a vacation even if you stay in the state you live in. Get a hotel room and just relax for the night.
  20. Go and get pampered because everyone needs to feel special some of the time.

Those are the 20 things that I was able to come up with.

What are you going to do to make this the best year yet?

Here are the prompts for this week in case you want to join in or if you are just looking for something to write about on your blog.  If you do join in make sure you click here and link up your post so I can check out what you chose.

1. The last time my heart melted was because…
2. A list of 20 ideas to make this your best year yet.
3. Write about how you would spend the perfect Snow Day.
4. Write a blog post inspired by the word: fight.
5. If you could have given yourself a snapshot five years ago of what your life is like now, what would the picture be of and how do you think you would have felt about it?
6. Share a favorite recipe you have been loving.

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New Years Eve-Writer’s Workshop

New Years Eve 2016

This week for the writer’s workshop I am going to write about number 3 which is: If the way you spent your New Year’s Eve is any indication of how the rest of the year will go, how would you say your future is looking right about now?

I can only hope that this year will be like my new years eve was because it was quiet and laid back which is something that never seemed to happen to me last year.  The past year has been nothing short of insane for me at work and in my personal life.  It has been super hard for me to relax because my work life has been so crazy.  I am hoping that because I now work for a different company that things will settle  down and I will be able to like my job.

I am hoping that because I now work for a different company that things will settle  down and I will be able to like my job.  It is getting because we now are basically functioning at 100% which is great because it has been a crazy couple of months.  The only stressful part is that I have no idea what I am going to be doing so that is always as stressful for me.  I hate change so for me not to know what I will be doing is giving me tons of anxiety.

So I hope that this year will be like my New Years Eve was because I don’t know how I will deal with it if turns out like 2015 did.

How about you???

 

These are the rest of the prompts for this week in case you want to pick one and write about it.

1. Share your 2016 New Year’s Resolution.
2. Did you pick a Word Of The Year for 2015? Share!
3. If the way you spent your New Year’s Eve is any indication of how the rest of the year will go, how would you say your future is looking right about now?
4. Share your top 12 Instagram photos from 2015.
5. Write a blog post inspired by the word: Changed

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Writers Workshop-Best or Worst Gift

Best Or Worst Gifts

This week I chose to write about number four which is: Best or worst gift you have received. When I saw this prompt I knew I wanted to write about it because one of the worst days in my life happened on Christmas and I don’t think I have ever written about it on my blog so I figured now is as good as any time to talk about it.

Now that being said this wasn’t a true gift because I couldn’t hold it or anything like that, but it did happen on Christmas day.  It was about 4 years ago since my now ex-husband thought it would be a great idea to send me a text message on Christmas day telling me that he wanted to get a divorce.  We did end up trying to figure things out after but it didn’t work because he could never understand why telling some that they want a divorce on Christmas was something that I could never forget.  I still have a heard time at Christmas because of what he did but every year I do my best to not let what he did bring me down.

What was your best or worst gift?

Here are all the prompts for this weeks writers workshop in case you want to pick one and write about it.

1. Write a blog post inspired by the last text exchange you responded to.
2. Share a favorite holiday inspired recipe!
3. Create a gift guide.
4. Best or worst gift you ever received.
5. Describe how you would celebrate the holidays if it was totally up to you and money was not a factor.
6. Write a blog post inspired by the word: frozen.

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