It is Jan 6th of a brand new year and for the past 6 days, I have been reflecting back on my life, my accomplishments. People often speak of New Year’s Resolutions this time of year. Normally, I reflect on my bucket list. I prefer to think of all the things I want to accomplish in my lifetime…not just in the upcoming year. Each year I take stock of the things I have done over the past year, and my life, and hope I have added to the things that I want to do before I can’t do them anymore.
I have, since about last spring, started what I call, “training for retirement”. When I finally come to that time in my life that I can retire from my job, I don’t want to be hindered by pain, aches, lack of fitness and any other thing that keeps me from doing what I enjoy. To that end, I lost a few pounds, went to see a physio therapist for my ongoing hip issue, pushed harder at the gym, and took on a couple of mud races. Yup Mud races! 3 of them and I loved doing them. The muddier and harder the better. I started with a 6km, 18-obstacle, fairly moderate intensity race, and I finished with Tough Mudder, a 10 mile (16km) 22 obstacle intense race. OMG it was extremely hard and so much fun. I really felt like I accomplished something with that! And… I found a new love for trail running.
Mud Hero 6 km 18 obstacles Foam Fest 5 km 18 obstacle
And Tough Mudder 10 miles (16 Km) 22 obstacles.
So I am happy that I can add ‘Tough Mudder’ race to my bucket list! I’m not sure what is next on my bucket list, but I’m thinking it will be something intense….
What about you? Anything on your upcoming list? What do you think about New Year’s resolutions? Feel free to share and link back to your site. I would love to see your New Year Resolutions, or your Bucket List Accomplishments.
Merry Christmas from my house to yours. Hope everyone is having a safe and happy holiday.
First off I need to apologize to my readers for the lack of content on my blog in the past year or so. I have been remiss and not very active. So starting now, I am refocused on my blog and plan to post a lot more from now on. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
So I have revamped the blog and gave it a new look, updated some stuff. Hope everyone likes the new look. It is a work in progress. Welcome to my blog 2.0!
picture by giphy.com
So what to blog about? Well, I still love reading and doing reviews, so I plan to keep doing that. I also plan to do other things on here as well. Common interest things that catch my eye. I love Do It Yourself things so that will be on the list. Check out my Halloween project that I found on Tumbler.
This was a huge hit with the kids! They loved it. I also added some sound effects with a prop I had last year. It was howling sounds coming from behind the Hellgate. (my word for this cool effect) I had a great time doing this and it was so easy. A shipping crate, some hands from the dollar store, a red light for effect and a couple chains and a crow for good measure!
I have considered other types of reviews as well…Food, restaurants, vacation spots, products I use and any other reviews that happen across my brain…as flighty as that sometimes is. I am sometimes as focused as a well trained cat….OMG a Squirrel. (*sorry lost me for a second! )
I am really excited about becoming more engaged and meeting more people. If anyone has any ideas that they would like to see feel free to leave comments.
Happy New Year Everyone. I hope everyone is having a safe and happy holiday season.
Merry Christmas from my house to yours. Hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday.
Hope everyone enjoys their trick or treating! Stay safe! Have fun! Feel free to post pics!
Picture by me; Onyx the Crown Prince.
The Struggle (Titan #3) by Jennifer Armentrout. Published May 20, 2017 by Jennifer Armentrout on Amazon Digital services. CDN $5.99 Kindle Edition
A bloody path has been chosen…
The war against the Titans continues, and they remain determined to wreak havoc on the world, but Seth has become something all gods fear. Now the most dangerous, most absolute power no longer resides in those who have been freed from their tombs.
The Great War fought by the few is coming…
All may doubt and fear what Seth has become. All except the one woman who might be his final chance at redemption. Josie will do anything to prove that Seth is on their side, but fate has a nasty way of changing lives, of changing people.
In the end, the sun will fall…
The only way they can save the future and save themselves is by facing the unknown together. It will take more than trust and faith. It will take love and the kind of strength not easily broken. No matter what, their lives will never be the same.
For what the gods have feared has come to pass. The end of the old is here and the beginning of the new has been ushered in… (Goodreads Excerpt)
What to say? Amazing? Wicked? Tantalizing? And holy about the cliff hanger?
All of the above! I never know what to say in a review about a sequel….I hate giving spoilers….
I love all of Jennifer’s books. I love her writing; the worlds she creates are amazingly believable, the characters are true and flawed. I am a HUGE fan of SETH….OMG what’s not to love right?! He is the ultimate bad boy who is hot and sexy and so right for Josie.
I am dying to read the next book! Hurry up Jennifer….shesshhh don’t keep us waiting!
5 stars for me.
Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Ambrosia at The Purple Booker Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
It’s always darkest before the dawn.
This elderly chestnut occurred to Rob Martin as the ambulance he drove slowly rolled along Upper Marlborough Street toward home base, which was Firehouse 3
End of Watch by Stephen King.
I am just starting this third installment of the Mr Mercedes/ Finders Keepers trilogy. I loved the first 2 books. I’m a huge fan of Stephen King so can’t wait to get this one going! His books never cease to amaze me…
PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks!
Teaser Tuesday is a meme hosted by Ambrosia @ The Purple Booker. Check out her blog!
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Happy July 4th to all my American friends! Safe and happy holiday to everyone!.
Photo by @tinykittensHQ
I wish everyone a safe and fun filled Canada Day! This is going to be a huge celebration given that it is Canada’s 150th birthday….
Looking forward to all the celebrations especially the fireworks.
Please feel free to post your plans for Canada Day…I love hearing from people and getting ideas
Today we are going to talk about something potentially embarrassing, but hey I have no shame. But I believe this is a cool thing because I talk about stuff A LOT of people have been through, but few are bold enough to talk about let alone post it in a blog for all to see.…
via Reality vs. Expectations—Remaining Calm When it ALL Goes Pear-Shaped — Kristen Lamb
photo courtesy of me (Onyx)
How can anyone think black cats are bad luck? This is Onyx. He is absolutely gorgeous and an amazing cat. Just look at that face! Happy Friday 13th everyone!
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