Latest Book Haul

I apologize for being MIA this month. Not much has been happening, except for some Black Friday planning. I love Black Friday, and it is mostly a time when I shop for myself, in which I add to my immaculate dvd collection.

Just wanted to share with you some recent book purchase that I am very excited to get to read (just had to add to my every growing reading list, and I asked for even more for Xmas).

I got:

Among Monsters by Jamie McGuire (the novella to Red Hill, I can’t wait to delve into it!!)

The Vines by Christopher Rice

Snowblind by Christopher Golden

The Troop by Nick Cutter

The Hidden Girl by Louise Millar

I am currently on the third book of the Watersong series by Amanda Hocking, and hopping to hop back into the Harvath Series by Brad Thor as soon as I finish that series. I’ve been missing Harvath, it’s been months….

Too many books, not enough time 🙂

 

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Winter Has Arrived

Old Man Winter has arrived. We had a nice snowstorm the beginning of this week. Snow and then sleet. I only got about 6-8 inches of that white crap, but the storm brought a range of 1 inch (with more rain/sleet) up to at least 12 inches. YUCK!

So, I just wanted to give a quick little update to all of this writing stuff that I should be accomplishing. And I am going to give you an excuse. Several excuses in fact.

The beginning of November was a very unproductive few weeks. No progress made.

And here are the excuses to flow….My parents went to Hawaii for 12 days. Now, this may not seem like an excuse, but, it was just me and my dog. And I had all these plans for cleaning and organizing and writing and even painting Christmas cards. Well, I did do cleaning and organizing – in the kitchen – but that was about it. The first weekend I kicked some major ass. Then, the week from hell arrived. Worked long days at work – which is cool and all – but someone had something stuck up their ass and was a major asshole all week – yep, I went there. So, after a long day, with the assness on top of it, by the time I got home, and fed and played with the dog, and showered, I was exhausted. I sat in the chair, ate my dinner, and watch Christmas movies on Hallmark. I watched a few youtube vids, caught up on fb and instagram (twitter has been falling down the list lately, and I haven’t been as active anymore), and was pretty much in bed by 10 pm. I managed to get my Christmas tree up, and some garland and lights – and now I sit here completely behind, but I will finish decorating my room this weekend. Then, the second weekend, I finished up the kitchen. No organizing and cleaning in my room. No starting my Christmas cards. Those 2 weeks sure went by quick – I ultimately knew that they would.

And to top it all off, I got no writing in, and I didn’t get any reading in. I just picked up a book on Tuesday. And I realized – I MISSED READING!

I am definitely falling behind on my goals for what I wanted to accomplish this year. I am failing at the purpose of this blog. I know – shit happens – life happens – but I can’t help think about how much of it was just pure laziness.

But, I still have high hopes for myself. It is time to hunker down. Instead of: “Oh, there’s always tomorrow” I need to make it: “There’s today! Get a move on! Let’s do this! No more excuses!”

So, my plan for the weekend, is to get all the final cleaning and organizing in my room I need to do done, get the rest of my Christmas decorations up, and make my Christmas Wish Lists. And Write! And Write Some More! And I plan on starting next week on a high!

Veterans Day

THANK YOU!!!

To all of our men and women in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, National Guard, and the Navy, who have fought and continue to fight for our freedom, to protect our great country.

I may not express it all year, but every day, I say it to myself. I am thankful for all our men and women and dogs in uniform. Past. Present. Future. And those that have made the ultimate sacrifice. Our world, our lives, would be very different without the bravery of our military and their families.

Saying the words Thank You doesn’t seem significant enough, but, yet, there is so much unspoken and unexpressed behind those very words. A deep appreciation. A very deep appreciation.

2 simple words, that go a long way…

THANK YOU!!!!

God Bless!

 

It’s November!!

Hello November.

So, I hope you all enjoyed my Blogtober and my selection of horror movies. Of course, there are many, many, many more movies that I could have included, but there just wasn’t enough time in the day to watch them all. And I could have listed them, but I made it a goal and I really wanted to watch them as well.

I plan on doing Blogtober again next year, but a little different. Instead of movies, I was thinking of tales, stories, poems, and books. So, I will definitely have to start prepping that ahead of time. I will also likely still do some movies as well.

So, how did I do on those October goals??

  • Blog everyday – Blogtober is here!! 🙂 I may have been late on posting them though, but I still count it!
  • Pick one writing project and complete it. This is a must! – I have too many I am trying to work on, and am not accomplishing anything. 🙂 I have picked the project I want to work on.

So, how about November goals:

  • Write every day.
  • Enjoy the holiday season!
  • Read 5 books!