About Me, NaBloPoMo 2017

Hello World Part 2

Hello World.  Part Deux.

How have ya’ll been?


It’s November and November means NaBloPoMo so I’m giving this blogging thing another shot.  I almost didn’t write this post; I’m terrible at blogging on a consistent basis so why start?  Reasons that have been floating around in my head to give blogging another shot:

1) Somewhere deep in my soul I really missed blogging.

2) I’ve been overthinking EVERYTHING and way too entrenched in my own mind.  I’m hoping getting stuff out there can help.

3) My introvert / extrovert struggle is real.  I’m sure there are many, many people out there who love interacting online.  I’m not often one of them.  Online life is one that quite often brings on feelings of fear, trepidation, and unease.

fear cat

My previous blogging streak let me feel a bit more comfortable with sharing online thus here I am giving it another try.

After all, what doesn’t kill me might make me stronger.



NaBloPoMo 2012

Last Day of January NaBloPoMo

I tried for another month of NaBloPoMo this month and really struggled.  Am I glad it’s over?  Yep.  Would I try it again?  Probably, but not for awhile.

I like the daily post, but for times sake I think every couple of days will work best for me.

Thanks for being with me for this “experiment” and suffering a bit while I learn.

I appreciate it!

Alright, I have to go and do some stuff to set up the online software for my tax site that is opening on Thursday.  Fun!

See you soon!

Holidays, NaBloPoMo 2011

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Turkey Weekend Wrap Up

It’s turkey day weekend wrap up here on the blog.

Firstly, I’m amazed that I’ve made it this far in the NaBloPoMo self-challenge.  A couple of flubs, yes, but overall, I’ve done really well.  I’m patting myself on the back right now.

I had a great weekend.  I loved spending so much quality time with my husband and family.  I guess we needed it because we’ve certainly seemed happier and closer with the extra time spent together over the four day weekend.  I heard before that 10 hours a week is a good amount of time to devote to your spouse.  I can’t vouch for that.  But I know we both feel more rested – yea! sleeping in – and better about things after the weekend.

We still haven’t gotten up the Christmas decorations.  It’s on the list for tomorrow but will drag out into a week long effort I’m sure.  I managed to see quite a few movies this weekend including Hugo (a great fantasy adventure with a tender and touching story), Six String Samurai (crazy post-apocalyptic romp with child that screams instead of speaking for most of the movie), and X-Men 1st Class (better than the last few X-Men movies).  I like the movies, but I do enjoy doing a lot of other stuff too and can’t sit and watch marathons like the better half can without getting antsy.  If you know me, you know I don’t do sitting down and being still very well.  Even at a tender age, I had to be moving and doing something and forget nap time.  Sorry, parents of mine.  I know I must have been a handful.

Speaking of being a handful I just remembered the time we picked on our teacher at day care mercilessly.  Man, kids can be pretty darn mean.  I’ll have to write more about that later.

Also, had a couple of great trips to the coffee shop and some random drives around in the vain attempt to find some Christmas lights.  Probably a bit too early for that, eh?

Okay, that’s all for now.  Five minutes goes by darned quick!

See you tomorrow, readers.

This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…

  • Set a timer and write for 5 minutes only.
  • Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
  • Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
  • Add the Stream of Consciousness Sunday badge to your post.
  • Link up your post below.
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Holidays, NaBloPoMo 2011, Shop 'til You Drop

Songs for Saturday

I visited the local arts and crafts show today in support of Small Business Saturday.  I checked off a few people on this year’s Christmas list.

But I missed out on this:

And pepper spray.  And police brutality.  And fights over a towel.

I used to work at a department store.  We didn’t have crazy Black Friday madness, but we did have day after Christmas madness.  Once my co-workers and I had to call an ambulance for a lady who was having trouble breathing.  She made us save her pile of goods before the medics took her away.  She was back within a couple of hours to pay for everything.

Happy shopping! Be safe everyone.

See you tomorrow.