I have made a habit, or should I say tradition, of big weekend breakfasts, and it’s great! During the week there can be so much going on that you may not always have time for a sit-down dinner (and sometimes this happens on the weekends too!), so I like to make a point of having a nice breakfast on Saturdays before the craziness of the weekend begins.
I love eating breakfast food (who doesn’t) and it’s really quick and easy; it only requires a bit of coordination. The biggest challenge I find with cooking bacon, hash browns, pancakes, and eggs is getting everything done at the same time so that all of the food is warm when we are ready to eat. I’d like to say that I’ve mastered this (being the queen of multi-tasking and all… ) so I’ve listed some tips that I
Oh my goodness, another month has begun! Seriously, where does the time go? May was great, and I know June is going to be just as fun–and just as busy. Many birthdays this month and many events–including the New Kids on the Block, Boys II Men, 98 Degrees concert!!
I know I’ve totally been slacking with my blogging lately–I’ve changed my post-a-day widget to a post-a-week! (*gasps dramatically*) This is because of obsession #1: Querying, Editing, Networking, and Research. Obsession #2 is my couch–it’s amazing, and #3 is getting fit and healthy for my wedding which is only 6 months away!!! (*gasps dramatically… again*)
So after finishing my novel, I immediately typed up a query letter and sent it out. I got a bit carried away, I think, and sent them too early. Since receiving a few rejections, I’ve improved my query letter and am Continue reading →
May has been the craziest month of the year thus far, with two birthdays, me finishing my novel and not knowing what to do with myself, and all of the random miscellaneous things we decided to do this month–like change the laundry schedule (which didn’t work) and cleaning out our garage (which was fairly productive; phase 2 commences June 1).
I’ve noticed that since college, my life has become more crazy, and with each day comes less and less time to do everything that needs to be done. I also literally got pregnant the month of my college graduation so I’m not sure who’s the time bandit–is it ending college and starting my career, or having a baby?
Ok so before I started writing my novel, and a while after I had graduated college, I had way too many hobbies. I would cross stitch, craft, read–I was literally always doing something.
Now that I’ve finished writing my novel, and have finally perfected my query letter, I don’t know what to do with the little free time that I have (and I mean really little–my perfect toddler takes up most of the hours in the day).
My novel is going to be part of a series, but I’m just not ready to delve into the second book just yet, before my first one has even been picked up (which, by the way, I anticipate will be a long, grueling process, though I hope otherwise–I am the queen of wishful thinking, after all). This past week, after I put my son to sleep, I’ve just been sitting on the couch, and watching the nothing that’s on TV. I can’t bring myself to get up and get my cross stitching, or my intricate paint by numbers, or to create something using my beloved Cricut, and I can hardly pick up my brand new Nook to read. I’m in a rut!
In order to get out of this monotonous routine I’ve created, I’m going to take the advice from Nike–Just Do It. That’s really Continue reading →
Regularly scheduled blogging will continue today! This past week has been pretty hectic to say the least, with my birthday, wedding stuff, and mother’s day. Oh, and I finished my novel last week! It’s such a huge personal accomplishment, and I am just oh so proud of myself! Now comes the nerve-wrecking part–sending queries.
I am overwhelmed and nervous to begin perfecting my query letters. I feel like there is so much pressure on this one page letter. If it’s not good enough, my amazing novel gets shunned. It has to be perfect, and I will accept nothing less.
Moving right along, I’d like to say that I had the best weekend! My birthday shenanigans were so much fun, and included going to dinners, hitting up the beach, shopping sprees and getting my brand new Nook with Glowlight from my fiance!
Mother’s day was really nice. I spent the day shopping, and then got together with my family. Of course, this Mother’s Day was bittersweet because it was the first Mother’s Day without my grandma. All of us had a pretty good time, though.
In honor of Mother’s Day, I’d like to dedicate this post to my beautiful and amazing mother! She’s always been there for me and has supported all of my crazy ideas (believe me, there have been very many). My childhood was pretty much perfect because she put so much effort into making sure that it was (and I vow to do the same with Diego).
Here are the lucky seven reasons (of the countless ones) of why I love my mom–which I hope become some of the many reasons that my son loves me!
May, only one of the best months of the year (if not the best), is here, and with another month comes another set of Random Obsessions (read the first here). My Birthday (and being a Taurus), Grilled Cheeses, and Sleep Calculators seem to be topping the list of my May obsessions.
May, in general, is an amazing month–the month of the Taurus’, the month of Mother’s day, the month of Memorial Day Weekend, the month of prom and graduations for many people, and let’s not forget it’s the month of my birthday!
I found a board on Pinterest that has way too many Taurus one-liners, and I’m so obsessed with them. I love being stubborn and persistent–it helps in chasing my dreams of becoming an author. My fierce attitude problem also helps Continue reading →
I’ve read so many mixed ideas about teething and fevers. Most of the professional studies say that the two are not related, but most community forums and mother-testimonials agree that fevers and teething go hand in hand.
Based on my experience, I consider myself to be a part of the latter group. Not only did Diego get high fevers every single time he got new teeth, he always got a full-blown cold.
We have not had to really deal with teething since he was about a year old so we have been out of the loop at this point.
A couple of weeks ago, Diego got a cold, and then Danny and I got a cold. We all got better for about two days before we all started to spiral into sickness again. It has been an epidemic in this household for the past few days.
Diego, who we thought was in recovery mode, suddenly spiked a high fever Monday morning–103.8. I freaked Continue reading →
Lately, I’ve been having a dilemma regarding how many kids is the perfect amount. This is obviously subjective, and every thought on this will be extremely biased–which is just what I want!
When I was younger, I would say that I wanted six kids. Then, I became pregnant and brought it down to four. Now, one and a half years after my baby is born, I’m considering having just two! Everyone told me this would happen. The problem is, two just seems so normal–or, is it just perfect?