I mean really, HOW IS IT OCTOBER ALREADY???!?!? I had just gotten used to the idea of it being SEPTEMBER!!!! I want Summer back! *distant sobbing* ok, so fall is nice and everything...my second favorite season actually, but I STILL want Summer back! *wails hysterically*
|Dis ma church. ^_^|
Was hectic. And crazy. And still is. (Did you notice I posted this late? If not, look at the date and slap yourself upside the face.) Yeah. You know the people who say life eventually returns to normal after big events? BIG, FAT LIARS.
Anyways...*cough* as you all know, my oldest sister got married on September tenth. That sucked up a lot of our time and sleep, but we pulled it off. The ceremony was beautiful, and I am proud to say that I refrained from crying throughout the entire thing. Not a huge shock to me, since I usually get excited at things like that, not sad.
Our church is blessed with an absolutely gorgeous view across the Puget Sound to Seattle and since the weather was beautiful, the pictures were absolutely stunning. :) (Yes I'm going to be posting pictures. Like in two days.) Sarah, who hates attention, and smiling and talking to people for hours on end, did a great job putting up with all of that. She and Jesse are now in their new home in Georiga, and Margaret and I are already planning a visit out that direction at somepoint next year.
All right. Enough on that. You'll get more details along with the pictures that are going to be posted very soon. B-)
My Dad, brother, and sister had birthdays. Dad turned *cough**sneeze*, Maxwell turned 16 (good grief...NOW I feel old), and Tabitha turned 13 (a big deal in our family. She's getting a special birthday party this month). My younger siblings are growing up! *sniffle*
School has begun, at least for the children still in school. *smug smile* So I've been helping with that a lot as well as taking a college math course. (I know, ugh. Not fun. But, I'm getting college credit for it, so.)
Our family got a cat (#firsttimeever). We haven't got one before because my dad is allergic to them. But, since we've been having trouble with rats and mice in our chicken coop and basement, we bought a barn cat. Since he will be staying outside at all times, we're hoping Dad's allergies won't bug him too much. The cat's official name is "Mouser", but I gave him the nickname "Hairy Baby" which fits him perfectly. ;) Here's some pictures for you cat lovers out there:
|Pardon the bad quality of the pictures. |
They were taken with my phone.
|One word: ADORABLE|
|Favorite pastime: chewing on fingers...|
and anything else that moves.
|"Hairy baby....hairy baby!"|
I was able to beta read for a friend of mine, (more on that later) and get some editing done (again, more on that later) but reading and writing did not go as well this month as it did during other months in Summer. *sigh* I TOLD you life was still hectic. I feel about a week behind in everything blog or writing related. But time just. won't. stop.
My free time has suffered a little from a recent complication. Pinterest. Yes, I finally joined. And it's been awesome. A very helpful place to find a huge variety of things from quotes, to fashion, to hair styles, to character inspiration, to jokes. However, it can be very addicting. So I've had to time myself and how often I use it so I'm not overdoing it ever. Which is a big danger. You who also do Pinterest know what I'm talking about.
So, now that THAT breaking news is out, go and find me on there. Because, you'll probably hear about brand new story ideas and characters on there before seeing it anywhere else. Pinterest has become my brainstorming place. (And I'm happy to say that I FINALLY learned how to spell Pinterest. It took me long enough.)
I read a grand total of two books this month.
The Little Colonel Stories
I know, groan with me. I told you my reading has suffered due to editing. However, The first book I listed up there was about three inches thick and divided into three separate stories, so can I count it as three? Cause four sounds a lot better then two. But, I have some good reading materiel at my fingertips for this month, so hopefully next month will be better. I'm not taking a poll for a new book to review because I really just need to crack down and review the other three I have on the shelf.
I wrote a chapter and a half in "Ocean Mist" which I'm hoping to finish this month. Which means I need to really focus on FINISHING IT. Seriously, I've procrastinated on it long enough. I think the approximate number of words I wrote in September, not counting blog posts or letters or emails or comments, was less then 3,000. Read it and weep.
I got a lot more done editing wise, but due to some of my betas sending in similar feedback, and difficulties dealing with the PDF or Word Doc, I'm thinking about switching to Google Docs and using that. If you're a beta reader, let me know if this would be helpful or not. To save you time, I can put in the advice you've already given me if you (understandably) don't want to start over completely. ;) Just a thought.
1: Edit "The Princess & I" as well as "Alice & Alyssa" (So, technically, I did edit them both some, though I didn't finish...that counts, right?)
5: Be a bridesmaid *smiles sweetly* #firsttimeever (Been there, done that.)
I know, I know. 2 out of 5. It's baaaaad, but hopefully next time I'll do better.
Goals to Reach:
1: Edit "The Princess & I" and "Alice & Alyssa"
2: Finish writing "Ocean Mist"
3: Try vlogging
4: Write a poem
5: Read at least five books
6: Reach forty blog followers, twenty Pinterest followers
7: Get my drivers license
8: Host two guest posts (anyone interested? Comment below!)
And there you have it. My month of September passed crazy fast but still required a whole blog post. How was your month? (If you haven't already posted all about it on your own blog.) Anything BIG happen? What's your five favorite fall festivities? (Let's just take a moment to admire my alliteration please.) Eggnog or apple cider? Sweaters or hoodies? Coffee or tea?