Wednesday, September 30, 2015

What I learned September

 I am linking up with Chatting at the Sky's "What I Learned " linky

1.) 95 Young Looks Pretty Good.
Pappy celebrated his 95th Birthday.  He is the young man in the lower right corner.  Pappy is a WWII Vet, too

2.)  I Can Write with a Deadline

I learned I still have enough material to write another 31 days.I have learned from the past that I do best if most of my series is pre-written.  I don't write well under pressure. This is really an intense experience. My 31 Day Series is going to be called Diary of a Mediocre Homemaker. This goes live Oct 1st.
Some of my previous 31 day series have been - 31 Days to a Better Office Space ,31 days of Little Things, 31 Days of Adventure, You Might Be Homemaker  

I think my favorite so far has been the 31 Days of Adventure. 

3.) Words Bouncing Around My Brain

This is Beth Moore Tweet kept bouncing around my brain for the later part of September. I have a number of things on my plate that are causing me dread.  I too have learned that dread drains energy and can leave you paralyzed.  Unfortunately these are things I have to do so I am learning to push forward.

Diary of a Mediocre Homemaker Series

Dear Diary
After years of doing this gig, I am still mediocre.  Should I throw in the broom?  Stop sniffing the furniture polish? Oh, I forgot this is a lifetime appointment. Oh, dear!

I am joining Write 31 Days. I am doing my 31 Series on Diary of Mediocre Homemaker. So, for everyday in October you can expect a post.  I mean it to be funny and informative.  I will be sharing my misadventures, observations, and tips learned mainly through errors in Homemaking.

***Treat this post as a permanent linky to all the posts in my series. This series will go live Oct 1.

Day 1  GTS (Google That Stuff)
Day 2 When You Turn Into Your Parents
Day 3 Personal Finance Lessons (teenage personal finance)
Day 4 T-Shirt Humor
Day 5 Famous Last Words
Day 6 Explore the Detours (Family Motto)
Day 7 Apron Truth
Day 8 Operation Walk a Fat Friend
Day 9 Packing Tape Rock Bottom
Day 10 Secret Stash
Day 11 31 Dayers Linky Love 
Day 12 Bane of My Existence ( sack lunch) 
Day 13 Right Now, Right Now (mantra)
Day 14 Confessions of a Plant Hoarder
Day 15 Emergency Preparation
Day 16 Halloween Decor/Scary Larry
Day 17 Where the Magic Happens
Day 18 More 31 Day Linky Love
Day 19 Everyday is a Freak Show
Day 20 Halloween Eyes
Day 21 Not My Best
Day 22 Falling into the Seahawks Wormhole
Day 23 IEP Weary
Day 24 Crafty (rag quilt)
Day 25 Last 31 Day Linky Love
Day 26 The Geek Forest
Day 27 Reading is my Jam
Day 28 Creative Beast
Day 29 Things I don't Understand
Day 30 Hunt and Feed Strategy
Day 31 Breaking Up

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Linky Love

The One Conversation That Could Save Your Teens Life ( Or Yours). This gave me a lot of thinking material.  We tell kids a lot about what they shouldn't do but we don't tell them exactly how to avoid peer pressures.

To Stop Procrastinating, Start Understanding the Emotions Involved - All my procrastinating can be scientifically proven

My Way Matinee - Regal is offering Sensory Friendly Movies - YEAH!

Applying for Financial Aid is About to Get Easier

Mom Challenges Disturbing Costume Trend  in Open Letter to Party City

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Happy 20th Anniversary

It is hard to believe that we have been married for 20 years.  There is no one else I would rather be on this journey with.  It has been quite the adventure.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

September Linky Love

Chalk art by Polyester Princess made at a Greeley, CO chalk event
Fall is upon us. Need some interesting reads. Never fear just check out the links below.

Celebrities that Geocache

10 Military Habits That Make Service Members Stand Out

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

What I read September

*** I am linking up to Modern Mrs. Darcy's Quick Lit .  Check out what everyone else is reading.

It is Fall at last and my reading has picked up as the weather has cooled.  It also helped that we lost our electricity so I got lots of reading done.

I finally read Me Before You.  This should of come with a Kleenex warning. This has been on my to read list for quite a while. In part JoJo Moyes  based this on a true story.  This book is about euthanasia and I had known that from the outset I don't know if I would of read it.  I am glad I did.  The book made me think about that subject differently. The book is set to be made into a movie released spring of 2016.  The movie is to star Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin.

I also read One Plus One by JoJo Moyes as well.  This one to me took a bit to get into.  I loved the ending and the point about finding people own tribe. This is a book about a single mom just trying to get her daughter to a Math competition in hopes that she might win and attend private school. They take a remarkable quirky interesting road trip to get to this math competition.

Other books I enjoyed by JoJo Moyes

 The Girl left Behind - This is actually my favorite.
Last Letter From Your Lover

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

So it Begins...

Today is the first day of school for my kids.  It is hard to believe I have a Senior and a 7th grader.  They weren't thrilled with my hash tag signs but a Mom has to have a little fun.  My sister said that they look like they are sleeping.  I am betting they wish they had more sleep.

We even had a faint rainbow to start off our day.