It is Friday again and time to Celebrate the Small Things!
It has been a rough week for me since it was the 1 year anniversary of my mothers passing.
So I really NEED to celebrate the small things this week.
I survived the week.
I started back on my WW diet to lose the 8lbs I gained last week by eating everything in sight.
I organized all my books on the shelf and now know exactly what I have and need!
I finished Rainwater in about 8 days – that is fast for me since the toddler child is running around crazy all the time! It was a great book and I would highly recommend it.
I started Lisa Gardner “The Perfect Husband” – I am having a hard time getting into it, but I think it is because I know it one my mom read and that is trigger something. But I am going to read it. 🙂
This is the area that has fallen to the wayside this week. But I would still like to celebrate that I am ABOUT to get busy writing and editing again this coming week!
Also PAD #9 -Yes I know I am not doing a Picture a Day – More like a Picture a week…. However #9 is Restaurant, So I will show you a picture of my most favorite Restaurant! – — Okay I cheated a little…. It is taken INSIDE One of my most favorite Restaurants….The Dining room on the CRUISE SHIP!
Oh how I wish I were back on that beach with my toes in the sand and book in my hand, when the only care in the world I had, was steak or seafood for dinner.
Flash forward to today only 3 days since we waved goodbye to the ocean and I am a total wreck.
The “real” job is topping my stress level off the charts. On a scale of 1-10 it is a 25….. Don’t get me wrong I love the fact that it means job security for me, but I have a handful of “top priority” projects all going at the same time. I feel like I am being pulled apart like a chicken wing at southern fried family reunion.
I haven’t edited a single word on my story since we got back. Partly because I am stressed with work but also because to be honest…..I feel like it may never be truly done. I feel like I will have a revolving door of revisions until I am old and grey. Okay older and grey…. I guess I really shouldn’t complain I have only been at this for 7 ½ months or 216 days… 116 to write it and now I am 100 editing days. I will probably edit twice as long as it took me to write the story. Still, I know some people who take years to complete the first draft. But, I am ready to move on to the next idea and story, I can’t until I have nailed every last detail to the one I am working on.
So stress with work + stress with writing = A girl who is getting ready to crawl up under the covers and finish reading Don’t Blink by James Patterson & Howard Roughan. So far it has been very good and a quick read. I am enjoying it since I am able to escape into his stress filled world and out of mine for a little while. Hmmm.. In hindsight maybe I shouldn’t be reading a book that is stress filled.. Oh well, it is too good to put down.
Thanks for allowing me to VENT today!
So with all that being said I guess it is perfect timing for Picture of the Day #6 – Summer!
The Sunrise in Myrtle Beach Last Week….I wish summer could last forever.
Today’s prompt is Love….
This is my sweet momma. I LOVE her and miss her so much every single day!
Okay well off on vacation starting tomorrow, so if I get to keep up with the challenge they will all be new pictures!
# 3 is Funny —
Okay I am going to have to go out and start taking new pictures, but for now I am pulling from the archives.
Now if this was funny video blog…. I have a ton… But since this is a PAD challenge I will go with this one…
My daughter being silly with her pants on her head.
Join in the fun!
It is day 2 of my PAD Blog Challenge… Come on and Join in!
#2 is – your favorite color!
My favorite color is yellow. – So my picture is of me snorkeling in the Caribbean in a yellow life vest!
Snorkeling In the Caribbean
I have been so busy these days that it has been hard to get over here and write on the blog.
Between a couple writing projects, 2nd draft editing of my book, The real “paying” job, and gearing up for next week’s vacation…..Let’s just say I am a tad busy.
Still, I hate not having the time to post on the blog. So I thought, what about a Picture-A-Day blog challenge. I Googled it and didn’t really find any that I wanted to join – most of them were monthly and I have already missed half of August, so I figured I would start my own.
Feel free to join in! Just post your link in the comments section so I can see your pictures as well.
Let’s get started with #1 – Your Commute! – I work from home….So my commute is from bed – to coffee pot – up those stairs to my office!