Friday, July 31, 2015

Celebrate The Small Things: July 31, 2015



Celebrate the Small Things is hosted by Lexa Cain along with wonderful co- hosts Writing Off The Edge and The Cyborg Mom.

Life has been so busy lately that blogging has taken a huge back burner in my life.  I have learned a lot about moving though, mostly that I hate it and anyone who does it with children and does have a nervous breakdown has all my respect.

This week I am celebrating that Ace is having a fantastic summer away with his Uncle.  If you follow us on Instagram then you've been able to follow along with some of their adventures.


The other thing that I'm celebrating is that our one-on-one time with Cat while her brother is away is not getting lost in the shuffle of the move.  We've gotten to enjoy all sorts of fun stuff so far, the water park, the beach, movie night.


What are you celebrating this week?

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Throwback Thursday: July 30, 2015


With Caribana coming up this weekend I am really sad to not be participating this year.  Oh well, just another casualty of the move.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Currently: July 29, 2015


 Currently....

{I read Jamie Morrow's Currently every week and I always want to hop on board because it seems like such a fun way to keep you guys updated on the stuff going on in my life so here I am.}

Loving...

That soon I will be living closer to my office and have more time to do all the things that I enjoy doing again.

Reading...

Jeff Gunhus's Jack Templar series, the fifth book comes out next week keep an eye out here for my review later in August.  

Watching...

A lot of Monster High movies with Cat because Ace is away.  Does the desire to dress like a cartoon character ever strike you or is that just me?



Listening To...

1990's Playlists on Google Play.  I really have a thing for music from when I was a teenager these days.

  

Thinking About...

All the thing that need to be done before I move.  For everything I check off the list I add three more, it's very frustrating.  

Anticipating...

Iggle Camp as it is coming right when I will be need to destress after the flurry of moving. 

Wishing... 

For elves to come in the night and pack all my stuff.

Making Me Happy...

Learning about Health and Fitness and using it for continuing education for work.  It's only getting me a few credits but I will get a ton out of the course. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Ready, Set, Write!: July 27, 2015


Here I am, a day late AGAIN.  But I am updating so there's that.  Packing to move children is terrible, I remember it being easier last time but I had one less kid and he was only just over a year old and had so much less stuff.

Ready. Set. WRITE! is a summer writing intensive that provides an opportunity for us to cheer each other on wherever we’re at in our writing—planning, drafting, or revising. This year, RSW is being hosted by Alison MillerKaty UppermanErin FunkElodie Nowodazkij, and of course,  Jamie Morrow which is how I found it.

This week's check up is looking a little better.

1.  How I did on last week’s goals:

I did write a few words on my WiP, literally I think in amounted to maybe three or four sentences. :( I DID NOT find my summer hats, we took Cat to the beach and I have a nasty sunburn as sunscreen was not enough. 


I also DID NOT go see Antman or schedule pick up of stuff to be donated.  I did get stuff packed but not near my target.  This working full time, trying to amuse a kid and packing up a house thing is hard.  Not to mention trying to sneak in time to write and blog.

2.  My goal(s) for this week:


  • write 100 words on my WiP
  • schedule donation pick up
  • pack the kid's bedroom

3.  A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised:

He was still a little shaken from the phone call actually, he had never had an interaction with the supernatural world before moving to Toronto.

4.  The biggest challenge I faced this week (ex. finding time to write):

Deciding what to do first.

5.  Something I love about my WiP:

Working on it, because even three or four sentences is better than nothing and closer to being done than I was before. 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

100 Days Of Being Geek Chic And Healthy: Day 4



Day 4: What goals do you have participating in 100 Days of Being Geek Chic and Healthy?
         

  • My biggest goal is being able to talk about myself more comfortably.
  • Introducing my followers to the wonderful world of all the things I love.
  • Learning a little bit more about myself as I blog my way through the challenge.\

Monday, July 20, 2015

Express Yourself: June 15 to 19, 2015


The Express Yourself Weekly Meme is hosted Bouquet Of Books and Entertaining Interests.  This week's topic is: You have been blindfolded & taken to a secret place, when the blindfold is removed, where are you?

When my blindfold was taken off I would be seated in a plush window seat surrounded by super soft, fluffy pillows.  I would have a gorgeous view of the ocean and my laptop so that I could write.

Next to me on a tiny table is a well made latte which was served by Ianto, he is hovering nearby in case I should desire more coffee.




Ready, Set, Write!: July 20, 2015



Ready. Set. WRITE! is a summer writing intensive that provides an opportunity for us to cheer each other on wherever we’re at in our writing—planning, drafting, or revising. This year, RSW is being hosted by Alison MillerKaty UppermanErin FunkElodie Nowodazkij, and of course,  Jamie Morrow which is how I found it.

This week's check up is a few days late.

1.  How I did on last week’s goals:

Well...my son left for Calgary on Friday so there's that but that's about all I've achieved outside of making it to work in the last week due to migraines from the depths of a place I won't name.  And well to be honest he did most of the work on that one.

2.  My goal(s) for this week:


  • Write something on my WiP
  • Pack, purge and pack some more
  • Go see Antman
  • Unearth my summer hats.
  • Schedule pick up of donation items
3.  A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised:

What I wrote this week was: nothing but I did find a way through a block that I was having while we were out for sushi so I have some awesome notes shoved in my wallet on the back of a receipt for when I get a chance to get back to it this week.

4.  The biggest challenge I faced this week (ex. finding time to write):

I was just too busy the last couple of weeks to get anything done on my WiP thanks to our lovely weather patterns rendering me useless half the time.

5.  Something I love about my WiP:

My darling fiance listened to me vent my way through a giant plot issue I wrote myself into over the weekend so now that Ace has gone to Calgary and I have one less kid to deal with and an extra hour to write a night I will be going into it with fresh eyes tonight so I am really excited.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Celebrate The Small Things: July 10, 2015



Celebrate the Small Things is hosted by Lexa Cain along with wonderful co- hosts Writing Off The Edge and The Cyborg Mom.

Not a lot to celebrate this week, I have made small progress on my current WiP so that's always exciting for me!

As well I am going to the movies with my mom tonight before I start a long weekend of cleaning and packing.  Yay!  More to report next week.

Hopefully everyone else has more to report:





Thursday, July 9, 2015

100 Days of Being Geek Chic And Healthy: Day 3


Day 3: If there is a book or movie that inspires your life what would it be and why?

How do you choose just one?  There have been so many over the years that have inspired my life. (yup, I have life experience)


Lame I know but I was the right age when this movie came out for it to inspire me to be like, a better person.

Plus, my gosh!  The fashion in this movie.  I am pretty sure that my entire sense of style for most of my life was based on this movie.  Or at least ideas from it.  Among other things, I went through a huge Zena, Warrior Princess phase as well.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Stick In The Mud Meets Spontaneity Book Tour

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Stick in the Mud meets spontaneity

Stick in the Mud Meets Spontaneity (Meet Your Match #3) by Rachael Anderson

Home from college for the summer, Samantha Kinsey steps into her role as nanny for her two favorite little charges. But when she finds herself playing chauffeur more than playmate, her summer outlook quickly turns from fun to bleak. That is, until she drives the girls to a family-owned ranch and meets Colten McCoy—a genuine, hard-working cowboy, who's as set in his ways as he is handsome. Although he claims he doesn't need any fun in his life, Sam’s determined to help him find it. But she'll soon discover that cowboys are about as easy to train as wild mustangs.

Stick in the Mud Meets Spontaneity is about an adaptable girl and a not so adaptable guy. It’s about learning to accept people for who they are and realizing that sometimes who they are is exactly who they should be.
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I loved this so much!  It was such a refreshing, fun read, so lighthearted.  I can't remember the last time that I read through a book so fast.  The characters in this series are some of my favourite in books that I have read over the last few years and I am really sad to say good bye to them. 

I feel like I have watch Sam grow up over the series and seeing her find her true love was pretty fantastic.

RachaelAuthor Rachael Anderson

USA Today bestselling author, Rachael Anderson is the mother of four and is pretty good at breaking up fights, or at least sending guilty parties to their rooms. She can't sing, doesn't dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Ready, Set Write! July 6, 2015



Okay, so I skipped updating last week due to all the stress.  Yay stress!

Ready. Set. WRITE! is a summer writing intensive that provides an opportunity for us to cheer each other on wherever we’re at in our writing—planning, drafting, or revising. This year, RSW is being hosted by Alison MillerKaty UppermanErin FunkElodie Nowodazkij, and of course,  Jamie Morrow which is how I found it.

1.  How I did on last week’s goals:

We found a condo to move to so my writing took a bit of a backseat while I ran around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to organize myself for the fact that moving is actually reality now and happening much sooner than I am prepared for.  

I did get a couple hundred words out though and I rocked the water drinking.  

2.  My goal(s) for this week:

  • Get 1500 words on my WIP.
  • Start purging my books
  • drink more water
  • get boxes for packing
  • organize my son to go out west

3.  A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised:

One word that sums up what I wrote this week is "iffy" as I am not sure if it's not just going to be tossed come time for revision.

4.  The biggest challenge I faced this week (ex. finding time to write):

I am not sure that my head was really in the writing over the last week as I was all in a panic over things becoming a reality with moving.  I am much calmer this week with a plan of action even though I liked it better as an eventuality.

5.  Something I love about my WiP:

I love that I am working on it and I don't completely hate it .  

Today's List: July 6, 2015

If These Characters Were Real, We Would So Be Friends:


  • Cara - Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series

  • Luna Lovegood - J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series

  • Snow White - Bill Willingham's Fables 

  • Sarra Ambrai - Melanie Rawn's Exiles series

  • Princess Sioned - Melanie Rawn's Dragon Prince series

The more book related lists I make the more I realize I really love a lot of books.