Monday, July 30, 2012


I snagged this idea from Emily over at Jones Design Co. because prompts are awesome and I might be able to blog every day if someone told me what to write.


loving: any kind of vintage looking maps. I'm starting a collection and getting some crafty ideas
reading: Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard
waiting for: the weekend. Is that bad since it's only Monday?
excited about: going to the county fair, which is crazy because it's always super hot
missing: the weekend. Mom and I took the kids on a little road trip. It was fun.
trying to: eat far, um, no comment...
working on: several things...a bid bond at work, a grocery list, and a new novel based on one of the first longer stories I wrote as a teenager
enjoying: spending most of my time in the a/c
using: the iPad a lot more...otherwise there would be pictures in this post
wearing: a new cardigan I got on clearance at Target over the weekend. I don't like it that I have to drive an hour and a half if I need a Target fix.
planning: a 5th birthday party for my daughter...and by planning I mean coming up with the easiest possible way to make her happy that involves almost no planning on my part
singing: only in the car and very badly...but there's nothing on the playlist that stands out right now
needing: a mani/pedi something awful. My MIL gave me a gift certificate for Christmas that will probably expire before I can use it
learning: more about doing business in Algeria. For work, not me personally. It's tricky!
listening: at the moment, to Kelly Clarkson and the noises of a cube farm on a Monday afternoon. Oh, and a train.
wishing: I was just about anywhere but here
doing: lots of catch-up after being focused on the audit last week
praying for: rain...not that it will make much difference now
dreaming of: a solo vacation at the lake

Okay, so that's it. That was kind of fun. Why don't you play along?!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Picture Post

I've probably mentioned it before, but I'm one of those idiots who cannot survive without my iPhone. I use it for everything. I use the camera an insane amount. According to the phone, I have 2,856 pictures. That's 3 years worth of pictures! I've really had it that long too. I'm not one who had to upgrade every time a new version came out. But I might if they come out with version 5. Not sure how much longer the old girl is going to make it.

Here is the last picture I took.  It's been Instagram-ed. I have a huge obsession with Instagram. Almost as much as Pinterest. And way more than Facebook. But I've been participating in a monthly Phota a Day challenge and that's been awesome. Today's prompt was sunshine.

If you're interested in participating, here's the list for August

Maybe if I had more ambition, I'd blog for every day. Maybe I should make that my goal. Maybe I will one of these months...

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Expert Advice

I will be the first to admit that I'm not a good blogger. I don't keep to a posting schedule and when I do post, I'm kinda all over the place. I used to read a lot of blogs, but I barely have time for that anymore. So I browse through my list every once in a while to pull up posts that seem interesting. Most of the blogs I follow are book blogs, authors, agents, etc. Bookish things. So I look at my own blog and think 'You don't have many followers because you don't offer anything.' a lot of writers give tips and advice. I don't feel experienced enough to offer advice. My methods are all over the place and until I feel comfortable with what I do, I don't think it's my place to tell anyone else how to do it. So is it enough to just write about my journey through life and post an occasional picture? Probably not. Am I dedicated enough to put forth more effort into acquiring a large following? Probably not. Because I should be putting that effort into reading blogs that tell me how to be a better writer. Or, you know, actually writing to become a better writer.