TLT- Week Forty-Four

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“I don’t wanna go to Grandma’s house for Christmas if she’s going to make me eat those weird different colored sponges that taste horrible,” Christopher whined.

“But Grandma’s macaroons are what made her a world renowned chef,” Mom said with a look of bewilderment.

“I don’t mind skipping Christmas altogether this year if it means I don’t have to eat her sponges,” Christopher said with a pout.

Weekly Smile #48

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Good morning blogger friends! I hope everyone is having a lovely Sunday! Last week was hectic! I work retail and we’ve been swamped with projects for the past month or so and it’s only getting busier as the holidays get closer! Job security I suppose. 😄

I’ve had this post sitting in an open browser window for about four hours now trying to think of something that made me smile this past week. Not that I really need a reason to smile because I try to smile often anyways. 🙂 Something that DID make me smile though was that I watched a live video last night done by blogger, Ra Avis, and she mentioned a post I had written that she had read and this might sound lame but it made me cry. Cry in a good way of course. I was in awe that something I wrote stuck with somebody, that my words weren’t just fleeting. It’s hard to explain. It made my 💖 happy. 😊

Then this morning I suppose I was feeling a bit strange, a bit sullen, a bit sad (it’s just this winter weather. It gives me a bit of the blues.) and my Mister (my significant other for those who are new to the blog) posted something sweet on my Facebook wall while I was asleep and it made me smile when I saw it. I think after four years of being with him I’m finally getting used to his kindness and his love for me after having been burned so much in past relationships. It’s a nice change. 😊

Really that’s all I’ve got. They may not seem like huge things to smile about, but they both made me incedibly happy! I hope everyone had a lovely weekend and has a lovely upcoming week! 💞

Weekend Coffee Share: December 3, 2016

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Evening! I would’ve posted this much earlier today but honestly I’ve been lazy yet extremely productive at the same time. I’m working around the house in spurts today! The kitchen is mostly finished and I’ve done a good amount of laundry. My daughters have helped me clean up the living room and then they cleaned up their bedroom. They’re actually playing together right now while pausing periodically to watch whatever cartoon is playing on the television.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that according to the weather app on my phone, it’s 45 degrees outside but I wouldn’t know because I haven’t been outside at all today. I don’t particularly care to be freezing when I could be snuggled up warm on the couch with my huge, fluffy blanket. 😮

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I have been watching Britain’s Got Talent all day long and I cried at two songs that were sang… 😮 Why am I such a baby when it comes to the words of others? There were a few really beautiful songs.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that the Mister and I got a notice on our apartment door yesterday saying that our second year at the apartment is approaching with a deadline to either sign another lease for next year or to give notice that we will be vacating. The apartments are also raising our rent whether we sign a yearly lease or if we pay month to month. Now we have about three weeks to make up our minds. Talk about pressure… 😮

If we were having coffee I would tell you that the approaching apartment lease renewal deadline isn’t the only deadline making me nervous. With Christmas break approaching I now have to find a daycare for the girls to go to and everywhere I have called is wanting to charge me an ungodly amount of money for just two weeks of vacation. I’m talking $500+. For two weeks… 😮

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I haven’t been very productive in the art challenge, but I’ve stayed fairly consistent with the #Blogidays challenge, which I’m pretty happy about. The #Blogidays challenge is basically a continuation of #NaBloPoMo challenge which was blogging every day in November. The #Blogidays challenge is blogging every day in December! I’m proud of myself for staying as consistent as I have!

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I wish I could stick around and chat some more, alas I have a screaming five year old and a house to clean. 😞 I hope everyone is having a productive weekend and I’m going to try to catch up on posts momentarily. Have a lovely rest of the weekend!

 

Meet and Greet: 12/3/16

Meet and Greet Weekend is finally here! Come and discover some wonderful blogs! 🎉🎈🎂🎁

Dream Big, Dream Often

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30DOW: Day 30

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I’m sitting here in awe that I have for once in my lifetime completed something that I began. For the past thirty days I have sat down every day and found a way to express my thoughts, feelings, dreams, and memories. My writing over the past month might not have been that good, but I stuck to it. Some days I had to post two blog posts because I fell behind, but there was inspiration for every single day.

I’m carrying on the #NaBloPoMo challenge throughout the month of December and I hope that I can stay inspired. I’ve noticed that the NaBloPoMo challenge has helped me to be more observant of not just everyone and everything around me, but also of myself as well. A lot of the days that I wrote helped me to release emotions that I would have otherwise tried to push down inside of me. I didn’t have a specific theme in mind when I started the challenge, I just sat down and wrote. And that’s amazingly awesome to me.