Most Challenging

Most Challenging This week I am going to write about 1.) The most challenging part about blogging for you is…  I chose this one because now I am really struggling with certain parts of blogging and I wanted to write about them because there are definitely challenges that go along with blogging.

The first thing I have struggled with when it comes to blogging is coming up topics to write about.  I do tons of reviews because I love to read and it was a great way to find new books to read.  It took me awhile to break into the review world but I am glad that I did.  Anyway let’s get back on topic.  Other than reviews I struggle with coming up with things to write about because I am scared to put certain things on my blog because I am worried about the reactions somethings could bring.  I have tried to get more personal when it comes to adoption and Multiple Sclerosis because I know I need to get my feeling out but it is hard to expose certain things about me and let other people in.

Another thing I am finding challenging is finding other blogs to read and comment on so that I can find more readers for my blog.  Since I don’t really have a blogging niche like some blogs do so I am struggling to find other blog’s that are like mine.  I know that people don’t read my blog a lot because of the book reviews but I love doing the reviews so I just need to find a better balance between reviews & personal post I guess.

Those are the things that I find most challenging about blogging now.  Things always change in my world but as for now those are the things that I find the most challenging.  If you have any advice please let me know!

What do you find most challenging about blogging now? 

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If you want to join in pick one of the prompts below and click here to link your post up!

1.) The most challenging part about blogging for you is…

2.) You HAVE to go back in time and choose a different career path for yourself. What do you choose?

3.) A blog post inspired by the word: sweet

4.) Describe your dream home.

5.) Choose a recent Instagram photo and use it to inspire a blog post!

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10 Things I Love About. . .

Favorite TV Show

This week I saw another prompt for the Writers Workshop I knew I had to write about it.  This week I chose to write about number 5 which is: List 10 things you love about your favorite TV show.  Now I just need to chose one of the shows that I watch and write about it.  Who knew it would be so hard for me to pick on show to write about.  I think for this one I am going to write about Lockup which is on MSNBC.  If you have never heard of the show it is filmed inside of prisons in the US.  They take time hearing some of the stories of the people who are locked up.  Now lets get on to the 10 things I love about Lockup.

  1. I love hearing the stories of the people who are incarcerated.   I love hearing what their lives were like before they got locked up and what the believe lead them to where they are at.
  2. I love being able to get a glimpse of what life is like for people who are in there.
  3. I love learning what people in this country do and/or don’t do.
  4. Some of the stories make me laugh out loud because the people are so ridiculous and what they got locked up for is just as crazy.
  5. Sometimes they show what their lives are like when they get out of prison.
  6. I love people watching and this show is great for people watching.
  7. I love watching their Lockup-Raw episodes because it is always about things that didn’t make it on the original episodes.
  8. It is always fun to get to look at the “Bad Boys” that I always seem to be attracted to.
  9. It is interesting to say the least.
  10. I can laugh at stupid people without hurting anyones feelings because lets be honest a lot of things that people do to get locked up are just them being stupid.

Those are 10 of the things that I love about the show Lockup on MSNBC.  What is one thing you are love about your favorite show?

Here are the prompts for this weeks writers workshop.  Feel free to grab one and then go link up here!

1.) Let’s reminisce about the last trip you took…pictures please!
2.) Ask a parent to describe what you were like as a small child (under the age of 7), do you still have the same tendencies?
3.) Begin with “I wish someone told me…”
4.) Write a poem about a fight you or someone you love has struggled to win.
5.) List 10 things you love about your favorite show.

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10 Things I Love About Spring

10 Things I Love About Spring

This week I chose number 3 for the writers workshop which is 10 things I love about spring.  I am posting this a few days early because I have a book review to post on thursday and I really wanted to write about this prompt.

10-I love that my cats can go outside more often and that they can spend time out there.

9-I love watching the tree’s and flowers come back to life.

8-People are usually in better moods during the spring so dealing with them at work is usually easier.

7-I love all the fun colors that you can wear during the spring.  Not that I don’t wear them during the fall & winter but I love that I can buy more bright color shirts and things like that.

6-I love for the most part it isn’t snowing anymore.

5-I love that the days are longer and I am not going to work in the dark and coming home in the dark.

4-I love having my sun roof & windows in my car down and turning my music up loud.

3-I love all the fresh vegetables & fruits that you can get during the spring.

2-I love all the baby animals that make their appearance in the spring.

1-The best thing about spring for me is the fact that I love that the temperature is in the 70′s and for me that is the best temperature for me.

Those are 10 of the things I love about spring time.  I am sure that there are more things I love about spring but I am going to leave it with those 10 things for now.

What is one thing that you love about spring?

Here are the prompts for this week.  If you want to join you can pick a prompt and then go link up here!

1.) A time you wish you had spoken up.
2.) Easter recap!
3.) 10 things you love about Spring.
4.) Write a blog post inspired by the word: late
5.) The most exciting thing you purchased this month.

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Right Click

Right Click

This was the prompt for last weeks writers workshop and I still wanted to use it so I figured it is better late than never!  Anyway I chose to write about number 5 which is: Open a blank blog post and “right click paste” in the body of the post…what was pasted?Explain it.  Since this won’t take long for just one I figured I would do it a couple of times so you can see some of the different things I copy & paste during the day.

This is the latest thing that I copied & pasted:

Maybelle In Stitches by Joyce Magnin was a great book to read.  I loved this book from the first page right up until the end. I love all books that take place during WWII and this one didn’t let me down.

Which is part of a review I wrote about the book “Maybelle In Stitches” by Joyce Magnin.  If you want to check out this review please check back tomorrow.

Here is another thing that I copied & pasted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6v-Xm73ZUs&feature=em-uploademail

This is a link to a funny fail video that I watched and sent to a friend in the office so that she could have something to laugh at because everyone needs to laugh.

The next thing I copied & pasted was the post for Monday from “Band Back Together”.  I don’t want to repost the story here so I will just post the link to the story so you all can go and check it out:

Not An Accident

I volunteer with The Band and I post the posts from the site on their Tumblr page on Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday so that is why I copied the whole post.

Those are a few of things that I copied & pasted the past few days.  What is

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10 Favorite Snacks From My Childhood!

10 Favorite Snacks

This was a prompt from the writers workshop a few weeks ago and I still wanted to publish the post.  So the prompt for this post is: make a list of your 10 favorite snacks growing up.  As I am thinking about snacks I loved as a child are mostly candy.  I have found pictures of the things I am talking about so you can see them if you have never heard of them before.

  1. Haribo Gummi Frogs-I loved these are through high school and they are still something that I love to this day.042238472556_1
  2. Haribo Gold-Bears-To me these are just classic candy and something that I love to eat to this day.haribo
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  9. Ruffles Cheddar & Sour Cream Chips8264548_orig
  10. GooGoo Cluster Ice Cream22810WFGOOGOOCLUSTER

I just listed junk food snacks because that is what I think of when I think of snacks but I did grow up loving almost all veggies & fruits so I ate tons of them as well.

What snacks did you love as a child?

 

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The Best Part

The Best Part

This is an old prompt from the writers workshop a few weeks ago.  I found the post in my drafts and decided that I wanted to finish it and get it posted.  The prompt is: The best part of my day is…  I chose this one because it is something that would change for each person and I would love to read what others find the best part of  their day.

The best part of my day depends on what day of the week it is for me.  During the week I would have to say that when I get off work is the best time of day for me.  I hate driving home with all the traffic but being off means that I don’t have to answer the phone anymore and I don’t have to be bitched at customers anymore.

On the Saturday’s I love when I get to shut my door and watch my TV shows.  I am addicted to Lockup on MSNBC & Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel.  I get lucky that Ghost Adventures is on right before the new episode of Lockup and I don’t have to miss either of them most weekends.

On Sunday’s I love when I can read the whole day away and not have to worry about anything other than doing my laundry.  I think I love getting lost in books more than I love watching TV shows.  I think this is because when I am reading I can decided for the most part what people look like and it makes you think more than when you are watching TV.

Anyway those are the best parts of the end of the day for me.  What are the best part of your days?

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So Frustrated!

So Frustrated

I got the idea for this post from a past writers workshop and I knew when I saw it that I had to write about it.  The prompt is: Something that frustrates you.  I knew I had to write about it because I find myself getting frustrated easily lately and I figured this might help me get the things off my chest and maybe even get over some of them.  Anyway here goes the list of things that are currently frustrating me.

  • Idiot drivers who refuse to use their blinkers before they change lanes.  I also am so tired of people cutting me off and then getting pissed off at me when I honk at them.  I guess I should just be okay with getting cut off and almost getting in a wreck.  I will try and remember that next time.
  • I answer the phones at work and I am so frustrated with people I work with not answering their calls and also never returning their voicemails.  I am so tired of getting bitched at by the customers who get pissed off because they are never getting calls back.  I understand the customers being pissed off but it isn’t my problem and I can’t make anyone answer their calls and/or listen to their voicemails.
  • I am frustrated that I can’t figure out how to make Elinore stopping pooping outside of the litter box.  I wish I knew what caused her  to start doing this let alone how in the hell I am going to make her stop doing this.  If you have any suggestions please let me because we are all at our wits end with her.
  • I am super frustrated with my health and not knowing what is going on.  I hate having Multiple Sclerosis because you never know what is going to happen and what the coming day will bring.  I am so tired of not knowing what is going to happen or not knowing what is really going on because there is no way to really know.

Those are a few of things that I am frustrated about right now.  I know there are more things but those are top 4 things that have me super frustrated right now.

Do you have any advice on how to deal with any of these?  What are you frustrated about right now?

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I Learned

I Learned

This week for the writers workshop I am going to write about  1.) Share something you learned in February.  There are quite a few things that I learned during the month of February.  The biggest thing I learned during February was that you should never take a day for granted because you never know when it will be your last day.

The company I work for had one of the ladies in our accounting department pass away suddenly and that made me realize that I need to stop taking every day for granted.  I have noticed that for the last few years I have just taken for granted that tomorrow is another day but I came to realize this month that I can’t take that for granted anymore.

Another thing I learned this month is how much time sucks.  I say that because I always hear that time will heal and let me tell you that time hasn’t really healed anything.  I wrote about how I am feeling this month about placing my daughter if you missed that post you can click here to check it out.  I had hoped that at almost 9 years later I still wouldn’t be struggling with placing her.  I know that I will never forget but I had hoped that it would get easier with time and it hasn’t gotten any better.

Those are a couple of things that I have learned during the month February.

What did you learn during February?

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If you would like to join in this week here are the prompts.  Also after you write your post make sure you click here and link up your post.

1.) Share something you learned in February.
2.) Top 6 Favorite people to follow on Pinterest.
3.) Update your readers on your 2014 goals. How are things going? Are you staying on track or facing some challenges?
4.) Describe the most vivid dream you can remember.
5.) Your least favorite subject in school.

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I Loved . . .

I Loved

This week for the writers workshop I am going to write about number one which is: A movie you loved as a child.  There are a few movies that I loved as a child so I am going to post a few of the ones that I loved.

The first one that came to mind when I read this post had to be the movie “Labyrinth“.

Labyrinth

Even now when I watch this movie it makes me smile and I am not 100% sure what it is about this movie that I loved so much.  It has David Bowie in it and if you haven’t seen it then I think it is worth watching if you want a good laugh.

The second movie I loved was “Willow”.

Willow

I have tried to watch this movie as an adult and I am not sure what I liked about it because I literally can’t get through watching the movie now.  I remember parts of this movie but everytime I try and watch it now that I am an adult I turn it off because it is that bad.

The third movie I loved was “The Wizard of Oz”

Wizard Of Oz

There isn’t much to say about this movie because I love it that much.  When it was realised a few years ago on DVD I bought several copies because the VHS I had broke and I didn’t want to be without it again.  I basically have the whole movie memorized and yet I still get excited if I see that it is on TV.  To me this will always be a classic movie.

The fourth and final movie that I loved was “The Sound of Music”

The Sound of Music

I still love this movie and I watch it all the time.  It did take until I was an adult to get everything that was really going on in the movie.  Once I realized what was going on in the movie I loved it even more.  I have always loved WWII so that made me love the movie even more.

Those are the four movies that came to mind right when I read the prompt.

What movies did you love as a child?

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This weeks prompts

1.) A movie you loved as a child.

2.) Write a post inspired by the word: lost.

3.) Five of your current favorite things.

4.) Pinterest inspired! Share a pin you actually tried. How did it go?

5.) You’re better off without it…

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8 Things People Forgot

8 Things

This week for the writers workshop I am going to write about number 3 which is: list 8 things you think people forgot how to do.  I loved this prompt because there are a few things that I think people have forgotten how to do.  I always find myself asking out loud to really no one how hard would it be to do this that or another thing depending on the situation so this post was a fun one to write and a change from the normal posts I write.

Anyway now on to 8 things people forgot how to do.

  1. They have forgotten how to use the blinker.  You would think it was an optional feature on vehicles because people rarely use them anymore.  I love when people get pissed off that I wouldn’t let them but they didn’t use a blinker because if they had I almost always let people over.
  2. People forgetting that they need to stop at red lights or even start slowing down when the light turns yellow.  I have to be honest there are times when I speed up when the light turns yellow but I am trying to break myself of that habit.
  3. People have forgotten how to move out of the fast lane when they are driving slower than the speed limit.
  4. People have forgotten how to say “Thank You” when people do something for you.  They also don’t say “excuse me” when they want to get past you in a store or any other place.
  5. Some parents have forgotten how to teach their children respect for authority & just respect in general.
  6. People have forgotten the saying “If you don’t have anything nice to say than don’t say anything at all”.
  7. Some people have forgotten that you need to work for things and that not everything is handed to you.
  8. People have forgotten how to respect other people’s belongings.  I am amazed at how people don’t care about other people’s things anymore.

Those are 8 things that I think people have forgotten. What do you think people have forgotten?

If you want to be apart of the writers workshop you can click here and find out all about it!  I also have included this weeks prompts at the end of this post.

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1.) Find a photo of yourself taken 10 years ago and display it on your blog along with a current photo. How have you changed since the day that photo was taken?
2.) Write a blog post inspired by the word: dog house.
3.) List 8 things you think people forgot how to do.
4.) A childhood toy you once loved.
5.) Show us what winter looks like in your neck of the woods!

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