05.04.16 – End of Day Notes

What I did today: I’ve done a lot of writing today and I am exhausted from it. And I didn’t get everything I wanted to do finished. How is that even possible? *smdh* I need more hours in the day! I also still need to do some reading before bed, but with my mind in a funk, I may just watch some mindless something on Netflix.

What I learned today: I’m getting no where fast trying to catch up on others’ blogs. I have good intentions, but by the time the day is drawing to a close, I realize I’ve read and commented little. I am just not satisfied with clicking ‘like’ and moving on.

What I am most proud of today: I stepped outside my comfort zone and video chatted with my friend Annette. I still have self-image issues and don’t like to be seen. It sucks, but this helped a lot.

What did you do today, dear readers? Learn any lessons? Have a reason to be proud? Share your thoughts with me in the comments!

05.03.16 – End of Day Notes

What I did today: It has been a long, strange day. I stayed up all night watching Netflix. I did try to sleep a couple of times, but was unsuccessful. I’ve done writing projects off and on all day today, even late into the evening. I fell asleep some time around noon-ish and slept about four hours. Now I am wide awake again. My feet are aching, so I am not sure I will pull another all-niter.

What I learned today: I watched Making a Murderer all night on Netflix. If you haven’t seen it, you should. While I didn’t necessarily feel sorry for Steve, I did feel sorry for Branden. I think those cops in that town really did have it out for Steve and were determined to keep him in jail. And yes, I think they planted some of that evidence. So, what did I learn? Our judicial system is a mess! And some people can be bought. ‘Nuff said.

What I am most proud of today: I’m not really. I haven’t done nearly enough reading lately of others’ blogs and I feel a tinge of guilt about that.

What did you do today, dear readers? Learn any lessons? Have a reason to be proud? Share your thoughts with me in the comments!

05.01.16 – End of Day Notes

What I did today: The ‘day’ started at 1 am. I just woke up in the wee hours of the morning and couldn’t go back to sleep. So I decided to do my writing projects. I did manage to complete everything today. I am also attempting to read more of the A2Z blogs that I missed over the April Challenge. Today I read 4 blogs, but only 3 of them completed the challenge.

What I learned today: The following cool stuff from reading those A2Z blogs:

  • JK @ Thoughts & Opinions where he gave us a tour of India for A2Z
  • Keith & Nicki @ ‘Til the Butter Melts discusses their upcoming sailing trip from Maine to Florida this summer and all the prep work it takes
  • Annette @ Annette’s Place explored mythological creatures for her A2Z. I learned some myths I’d never heard of through these posts!

What I am most proud of today: I am getting back into my regular routines. April was a mess of a month.

What did you do today, dear readers? Learn any lessons? Have a reason to be proud? Share your thoughts with me in the comments!

Celebrate the Small Things – 04.16.16

Celebrate blog hop

I am a day late celebrating this week. You can read why HERE, so I don’t have to rehash the details. There’s not much to celebrate from this past week, but here are just a couple of things.

I am celebrating my continued Science Fiction flash fiction pieces over at Promptly Written for the A2Z. I think I’ve written some pretty good ones so far for the challenge and received some wonderful comments. Thank you!

I’ve also received some wonderful comments on this blog for my A2Z People Who Inspire Me posts. Thank you!

I was able to spend a few minutes with my niece Katie and her mother yesterday. It’s been months since I’ve seen either one and it was so good to see them and chat with them a few minutes.

And finally, I am celebrating the lifting of the dark cloud and deep funk that has been hanging over my head for the last couple of days (that’s the HERE link above).

What are you celebrating this week, dear readers? Feel free to share with me in comments.


 

Each Friday, I join Lexa Cain and friends for a weekly blog-hop called Celebrate the Small Things, where we celebrate all of those small moments from the week before.

The wonderful co-hosts of Celebrate the Small Things are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog

Celebrate The Small Things Linky:

1. Lexa Cain 2. Fiction and Film
3. Writing Off the Edge 4. Kidbits
5. TheCyborgMom 6. Thoughts and Ideas from Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
7. My Inner Geek 8. Eclectic Alli
9. Intentional Insights with S. Kelley Harrell 10. Constantine
11. My Miracle Life 12. Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams
13. My Creatively Random Life 14. Shells Tales and Sails
15. Lara Lacombe 16. TF Walsh
17. Caring for my Veteran 18. Life, Yoga and Other Adventures
19. About myself, by myself 20. Suzanne Furness
21. Elizabeth Seckman 22. Avalon
23. Cherdo on the Flipside 24. My Baffling Brain
25. Planet Kimberly 26. Shah Wharton
27. Mere Joyce 28. Victorian Scribbles
29. Tanya Miranda 30. God, Entertainment, & Annoying Things
31. Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013 32. Special Teaching At Pempi’s Palace
33. Square Pegs 34. Patricia’s Place
35. Yvonne Van Dalen 36. Anne Higa
37. My Antimatter Life 38. Into the Imagination Vortex
39. Bouquet of Books 40. Lightravellerkate
41. Curious As A Cathy 42. Thoughts for the Day
43. Julie Flanders 44. As the Fates Would Have It
45. Project Why

 

04.13.16 – End of Day Notes

What I did today: Today started way too early, around 3 am. I intended to only write a Hump Day poem and then go back to bed, but 15 hrs later, I am still up. I am sure I will crash and burn soon.

Here are a few other things I did today:

I also managed to visit some A2Z blogs today. Here are a few I enjoyed:

  • This descriptive kiss scene from a WIP via Shelli @ Shelli Rosewarne
  • A beautiful poem and reminder via Srivi @ The Piscean Me
  • A powerful cleave poem @ lifehomeandaway
  • An informative post on Keystone Species via Ann @ Science Ladybug
  • A moving, personal story about Project Why via Damyanti @ daily(w)rite
  • Lore behind the Kitchener Stitch in knitting via Michelle @ Ma’s Needles
  • A fabulous Knitting Cake that you’ve just got to see via Sara @ Sara Writes
  • Need some advice on how to be more patient? Check this out @ S.D. Gates
  • This beautiful post about her deaf son via Linda @ Linda G. Hill

And here are a few non-A2Z posts that I enjoyed today:

  • This gorgeous Haiga via Bastet @ Through the Eye of Bastet
  • A beautiful spring Haiku via LadyLee @ ladyleemanila
  • A beautiful poem about Native American women @ Artistic Smash
  • Great advice on writing action scenes via Ell @ Our Write Side
  • This clever book promo via Kent @ DirtySciFiBuddha
  • A beautiful, inspiring poem via Shiva @ theshivasponder

What I learned today: Tons… just look at all of that fascinating stuff up^ there!

What I am most proud of today: Despite this horrid headache, I got stuff done.

What did you do today, dear readers? Learn any lessons? Have a reason to be proud? Share your thoughts with me in the comments!

04.11.16 – End of Day Notes

What I did today: I managed to get a few things accomplished today between naps. These allergies pills are keeping me sleepy.

I did read quite a few A2Z blogs today, but kept forgetting to keep track of them. I hope everyone knows that I enjoy their creative A2Zs and I am trying to leave comments for everyone that I read. Here are just a few that I kept track of today:

  • This touching post on special needs children and their teachers via Mike @ Mike’s Ramblings
  • An informative post about dog rescue and how to handle the immensity of it all via Guilie @ Life In Dogs
  • A fascinating telling about the creatures known as ITTAN MOMEN and ISO OONA via Djinnia @ DJINNIA and the ENGLISH LANGUAGE

What I learned today: allergy meds + grogginess = a very forgetful me

What I am most proud of today: I am still having sinus headaches, sleep doesn’t seem to help, and steaming only helps for a few minutes, but despite the headaches, I am still trying to get around to everyone.

What did you do today, dear readers? Learn any lessons? Have a reason to be proud? Share your thoughts with me in the comments!

04.10.16 – End of Day Notes

What I did today: Not nearly as much as I wanted to do. I did my poems for the NaPoWriMo and the April PAD Challenge, but that’s all the writing I accomplished today. I did read some blogs. Here are a few that I found interesting:

  • Some short story writing advice from Francis @ Francis H Powell author
  • This beautiful, heartbreaking poem via Maria @ Doodles and Scribbles
  • An incredible book spine poem via Ginni @ Ginni Bites
  • An amazing telling of how the traditional Arunachali tribal dress was born via Dr. Pooja Tripathi @ My way on Highway
  • A powerful poem about fear via PratZ @ naughtyinnocence
  • This short, poignant poem via May @ Tales & Trails
  • Some great flash fiction (100 words) stories inspired by Paul McCartney songs via Colin @ Colin D. Smith
  • An amusing story staring the Letter H via Miraim @ An’ de walls came tumblin’ down

Non-A2Z

An incredibly sad, but beautifully written story via Freya @ Freya Writes

What I learned today: That my tolerance for pain is not as high as it once was, or perhaps having a sinus headache, plus a backache, plus burning & aching feet is too much for any one person to handle.

What I am most proud of today: I read some blogs, even though I’ve felt like crap all day and had a horrid headache.

What did you do today, dear readers? Learn any lessons? Have a reason to be proud? Share your thoughts with me in the comments!

04.09.16 – End of Day Notes

What I did today: Very little, actually. It has been a bitterly cold day, my allergies have kicked me in the arse, and I’ve mostly been in bed all day. Somehow, I managed to write my science fiction story titled Hatched Plans, a senryu series as my small stones for the day, and a poem that combined both the NaPoWriMo and the April PAD Challenge. I haven’t read a single blog for the A2Z today, nor participated in any other regular challenges that I usually do. Since tomorrow is a day off for the A2Z, I plan on spending the day catching up on other participants’ blogs. I may even write some flash fiction for other challenges if my allergies aren’t too severe. Or, I may just spend another day in bed. Time will tell.

What I learned today: For some reason, I am exhausted. I don’t know if it is from the allergy meds, the cold, or from too many late nights/early mornings with very little sleep. Whatever the cause, I have learned to listen to my body and not push myself.

What I am most proud of today: Honestly, just that I was able to get anything accomplished today.

What did you do today, dear readers? Learn any lessons? Have a reason to be proud? Share your thoughts with me in the comments!

Celebrate the Small Things – 04.08.16

Celebrate blog hop

Today I am celebrating a first successful week of A2Zing. So far, I have read some amazing blogs filled with great tips on writing, animals, and crafts, plus some wonderful fiction, mythology, and genealogy. I am amazed at some of the work some bloggers have put into their posts.

I am also celebrating a re-dedication I’ve made to some side projects. I’ve been sketching them out in a notebook, figuring out plans and setting schedules to accomplish them.

I would like to be celebrating Spring in all her grandeur, but Winter seems to be holding on with a vice. Snow is in the forecast for tomorrow night.

What are you celebrating this week, dear readers? Feel free to share with me in comments.


 

Each Friday, I join Lexa Cain and friends for a weekly blog-hop called Celebrate the Small Things, where we celebrate all of those small moments from the week before.

The wonderful co-hosts of Celebrate the Small Things are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog

Celebrate The Small Things Linky:

1. Lexa Cain 2. Fiction and Film
3. Writing Off the Edge 4. Kidbits
5. TheCyborgMom 6. Thoughts and Ideas from Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
7. My Inner Geek 8. Eclectic Alli
9. Intentional Insights with S. Kelley Harrell 10. Constantine
11. My Miracle Life 12. Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams
13. My Creatively Random Life 14. Shells Tales and Sails
15. Lara Lacombe 16. TF Walsh
17. Caring for my Veteran 18. Life, Yoga and Other Adventures
19. About myself, by myself 20. Suzanne Furness
21. Elizabeth Seckman 22. Avalon
23. Cherdo on the Flipside 24. My Baffling Brain
25. Planet Kimberly 26. Shah Wharton
27. Mere Joyce 28. Victorian Scribbles
29. Tanya Miranda 30. God, Entertainment, & Annoying Things
31. Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013 32. Special Teaching At Pempi’s Palace
33. Square Pegs 34. Patricia’s Place
35. Yvonne Van Dalen 36. Anne Higa
37. My Antimatter Life 38. Into the Imagination Vortex
39. Bouquet of Books 40. Lightravellerkate
41. Curious As A Cathy 42. Thoughts for the Day
43. Julie Flanders 44. As the Fates Would Have It
45. Project Why

 

04.07.16 – End of Day Notes

What I did today: I got up around 2:30 am and began writing. I did most of my work early and then began reading blogs. Here is what I managed to do today:

Here are some interesting A2Z posts that I read today:

And finally, a non-A2Zer post: This gorgeous Tritina by Judy @ Edwina’s Episodes

What I learned today: More of an observation… I’ve been re-watching all of the Batman movies and I’ve come to the following conclusions:

  • My favorite Bruce Wayne is Michael Keaton
  • My least favorite Bruce Wayne is George Clooney
  • My favorite Batman is Christian Bale
  • My least favorite Batman is Val Kilmer
  • Val Kilmer made an okay Bruce Wayne
  • George Clooney made an okay Batman
  • Of all of these my favorite will always be Michael Keaton, even though Christian Bale does a better Batman.
  • I have no opinion yet on Ben Affleck as I have not seen the new Batman Vs. Superman movie, but I doubt I will like him as I am not a Ben Affleck fan.

What I am most proud of today:  I read over 50 blog posts and commented

What did you do today, dear readers? Learn any lessons? Have a reason to be proud? Share your thoughts with me in the comments!