Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving: Sabbatical Style

I know, I know. I've been AWOL for a few weeks now. There is reason behind this madness. But I will get to that later.

Since tomorrow is the U.S.'s Thanksgiving holiday, I'd like to offer my thanks.

I am thankful for:
  • God: I know I don't have as much faith as I should but for some reason You still stick around. I appreciate your unconditional love and great patience with me. I love you
  • My family: my constant strength and support. No. Matter. What! I love you all
  • My job: it couldn't have come sooner. It is stressful at times but enjoyable anyway
  • Love: it is what turns the world around
  • Friends
  • Sleep: it is my fuel, although I can't seem to get enough of it
  • Moose Tracks ice cream: Numms. Need I say more?
  • My writing, even though it stresses me out
  • Books: they draw me into beautiful worlds of wonder
  • My love of traveling: bring on Australia and Tasmania this coming summer
  • Pajamas
  • My car: Miss Razlyn
  • Pay checks
  • The ability to walk
  • Seeing, feeling, hearing, tasting
  • Clothing, especially skinny jeans
  • The miracle of watching a helicopter take off
  • Warm blankets
  • Not getting so many headaches as I did before (miracles)
  • Hot showers
  • Snow
  • Sun
  • Rain
  • Wind
  • Music
  • My random giggling for insignificant things
  • Mowing the lawn in the summer
  • Nutella
  • Make-up
  • Water
  • Puppy dogs
  • The pitter patter of the little girls feet as she runs around upstairs
  • And many, many more wonderful things that bring joy to my life
Anyway, I need to be more grateful. Isn't that the case with us all, though? What are you grateful for?

Well, I have decided to take a wee sabbatical away from my blog. Not forever, of course. Just for a little while. Suffice it to say, a break from blogging and writing is in order for the Jewels! I will come back soon. I don't know when soon will arrive but hopefully at the beginning of next year with new year's resolutions and the such.

Sigh. Super sigh. Super duper crazy sigh.

I'm grateful for you all. I will see you around the bend of next year. Have a wonderful Holiday season! Much love. I bid you farewell, a short adieu.

    Writing. Jewels.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Month of November Goals

Happy November, dear friends! I hope your Halloween was spooktacular! Well, I'll just jump right into my goals.

Here is how my month of October goals panned out:
  • Recuperate from spraining my ankle Uh... It turns out that I fractured a bone in my foot. I had to wear a hideous boot for a freaking month. Luckily I'm out of the montrousity of ugliness. But I've got to rehabilitate my poor foot now. Silliness, I say
  • Read BEYONDERS: SEEDS OF REBELLION by Brandon Mull Check. Great book
  • Finish listening to DIE FOR ME by Amy Plum Super Check. I loved this book sooooo much. Read it. Now
  • If I have time, I'll edit some or all of one of my writing projects Nope, I did open up one of my projects and read the first chapter to my new roomie. She LOVED it! Just you guys wait...
  • Start my new job, love it, and learn it fast Check on all accounts
  • Find a new place to live in Salt Lake City before I'm driven mad by the long commute Check and it didn't happen soon enough. I truly was going crazy driving two hours a day.
  • Enjoy my half birthday... Check. I loveth growing old. haha
Well, I'm feeling good about my goals and hope to have success in the coming month. Here are my month of November goals:
  • Finish listening to the audio book CHIME by Franny Billingsley
  • Listen to the audio book SHIVER by Maggie Stiefvater (I just got a library card and by golly I'm gonna use it--bring on the audio books. Yes!)
  • Read FINALE by Becca Fitzpatrick
  • NaNoWriMo--50K and/or finish writing my dystopian book called SPHERICAL
  • Do something social at least once a week
  • Have a super fantastic Thanksgiving Holiday *gobble gobble*
  • Be better at reading and commenting on other blogs. So sorry for being anti-blogospher-social
How did your month of October goals go? What are your month of November goals?

    Writing. Jewels.