Friday, July 28, 2017

Mistakes 5

It is a rainy Friday night. My one dog, Lily, is curled up under a blanket against me as I am spending the night writing Mistakes #5. I originally thought that it would be a full length novel, but as I am writing it, I'm thinking it's probably going to be a novella just like 1-4. I like the changes that the characters have been taking. This is the story that started it all. Back in high school I wrote about half of a werewolf story that was put on the back burner. Then I wrote the first one to be part of collection that didn't happen. When it wasn't use I thought of a way to connect it to the one that I wrote in high school which is now known as Mistakes #5.

I can say it is a little different than the other four. The other four lead up to this hopefully big battle that will be the fate of all humans. It will be different to be done with the series. I don't know if I'll write another werewolf series. I don't know if it is weird to write two different werewolf stories, but have them be in different worlds in a way. I know I have a few other stories that I have been working on a little here and there. It is helping that my attention span is slowly returning from grad school. I swear grad school took my attention span and put it in a blender, then ten rounds in a boxing ring.

I also started my Christmas Lites short story. I think I was going to go one in direction, but I have a feeling this story might go in another direction. We'll see. I'm getting back into the world of writing more since I'm done with grad school and work will be starting up in a month. Part of that story's problem is it's been over 90 degrees and I'm suppose to be feeling in the Christmas spirit. It'll happen, it always does.

I was visiting my family in New Jersey for a couple of weeks this month. It was great to see my family and friends. I went to see the play Anastasia with my family which was one of my favorite movies growing up. I went to the beach twice! I miss the beach and wish we lived closer to it in Virginia, but oh well maybe eventually. While I was up my Grammy gave me my great great grandmother's wedding band. I'm the oldest of soon to be 8 grandchildren ranging from 27 years old to going to be born in September. My sister is the next oldest at 21. My fingers are smaller than her and she's not dating. My Grammy said I'm the only one it would fit and she wanted me to have it. My Grammy helped a lot while I was growing up. I got the ring and it was a perfect fit. Hopefully it will keep on being the perfect fit as I lose a few more pounds or so.

She had told me about the ring months ago, and considering how old it was I thought it would be very thick which I don't like. However it is beautiful and I can't wait to wear it. I texted my boyfriend while I was there, I told him no pressure, but my family gave me the wedding band already. Very Family Ties if you ask me.

Happy readings!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Ice Cream

I know it's been a few weeks and you see the title ice cream. I'm having a night in, finished a book, and about to get into some writing. So bare with me and my boredom. I know recently I posted about the pre-diabetic diagnosis. I have a major sweet tooth and since I've been eating healthier some of the sweets I used to enjoy makes me feel well for a lack of better words, blah. I've lost about 7lbs with my boyfriend laughing when I rewarded myself at 5lbs with buying Beauty and the Beast DVD. At this point I think there is more Mt. Dew than blood in his body so when I say laugh it isn't at the new lifestyle I've been inflecting on him, but the fact I rewarded myself with a DVD.

I've been reading the labels, and I've tried both cauliflower and whole wheat pizza. There's been other changes, but I'll spare you the long list because it's not really interesting. I'll be visiting my family in New Jersey for a little over a week/two weeks. I'm hoping that I can stay strong and keep going with the progress. I'm hoping it's going well, I can't get my blood retested until November. However, I keep saying "healthy" ice cream ads. I got sucked in and looked into the Halo Top ice cream. They aren't sold at my food store so I had to go to Walmart when I was in town spending money on plants again (I might have a slight problem).

The ice cream was more than I'd like. I typically go generic or look for the best buy. Thankfully there is a rebate on it on IB app. I got vanilla bean and red velvet because the Walmart by me was cleaned out. I must have missed some memo or something about it. I really wanted Oatmeal Cookie because I've been craving oatmeal cookies, but they were out of it. Opening the containers not that long ago I was shocked that one was up to the lid, while the other had a chunk out of it. There was a plastic seal so I know someone didn't eat it than put it back.

Can you tell the difference? I know it's with the vanilla is hard to tell. I had two spoon fulls of both just for curiosity sake. Both were creamy and so good. So far I'm not really nauseous either. I'm sure there is a catch other than the price. I've heard they cause some stomach upset-ness, but hopefully that's not the case. This week I'll be starting a book that I'm review since a long time. Now to get back to writing. :)

Happy Readings!