Monday, August 21, 2017

Weekly Vlog #1 | Slice O'Life

Sometimes it's easier to talk to a camera than write blog posts, so here we go with this thing...

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Bout of Books 20 and Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows GIVEAWAY!

Bout of Books
I really need a push to focus and read, so I'm doing Bout of Books 20.  Follow me on Twitter or Instagram for more updates throughout the week.

TBR you ask? Here's my best guess:

  • Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal
  • Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
  • Felicity by Mary Oliver (re-read)
  • Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead
  • Bobcat and Other Stories by Rebecca Lee
  • Operating Instructions by Anne Lamott
  • Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
  • The Duchess War by Courtney Milan

I'm also running a giveaway. I won a copy of EROTIC STORIES FOR PUNJABI WINDOWS during 24in48 Readathon, and the publisher sent me two copies, so after Bout of Books, I'll be passing the extra along to one of you!

CLICK HERE: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Happy readathonning!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Scribbling: Because I'm Copying Amanda

Amanda is scribbling at her blog, and it sounded like a good idea, so I'm blatantly ripping her off. Love you, Amanda!

Weather: 91 and sunny, which is fairly cool for a day like this on the cusp of hell...errr, August. 
Location: My bedroom/office. I was at Cotton Patch Cafe earlier, then my mom's. Now I've finished my work for the day, and I'm ready for stretchy pants.
Reading: I finished the final Southern Reach novel, ACCEPTANCE--by Jeff VanderMeer--earlier in the week, and I haven't settled on my next book just yet. I'm toying with ORANGES ARE NOT THE ONLY FRUIT by Jeanette Winterson. I've also started AN EMBER IN THE ASHES, by Sabaa Tahir and need to get back to it. Sorry for all the caps. This template doesn't italicize. 
Listening: Birds chirping. My kiddo making Transformer noises. 
Cooking: I did a lot of that this past week but not so much this weekend. We had pork chops, fresh ears of corn, lots of watermelon, and some tasty hybrid cherry plums. I made turkey taco bowls one night, fajita steak the next. Lots of summery, veggieful stuff. 
Blogging: Haaaaa! No. 
Work: This week was the week of drowning in essays. My two online classes turned in their first essay, and the first essay always requires a butt-ton of feedback. I even made video feedback for one of the classes, but time was running short, so the second class only got written feedback. It's a work in progress. This week is lighter, and thank goodness for that. 
School: Interchangeable with work for me. Though, hey, school starts for my kiddo soon. Once we get back from vacation, he'll have two weeks of freedom left.
Plans for the night: Me + couch + YouTube videos or Parks and Rec + stitching. HEAVEN.
Plans for this week: Frantic planning of things. We leave for a beach vacation next Sunday, and we have to do all the prep for that. My ex stepson (?)--Chuck's son--will be housesitting for us while we're gone, which makes me feel SO much better about leaving the dogs. We have to fill the freezer with easy stuff for him and document the things he needs to do so he won't forget. We have some stuff to buy and lots to pack, of course. And on Friday, my longest-known online friend (20 YEARS) will be in town to spend the night! So excited! 
What are you up to? 
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