Monday was the start date, and although it was a little "rocky" in the morning. Which those things are expected with large groups like this. By day 2, it has pretty much been smooth sailing and all I have been hearing are really great things from many participating in it.
It's always hard to tell on my end who is, and isn't participating, until it comes to my own spotlight date. But I am thinking this time around we have an excellent group, because I haven't been contacted even once by others telling me the are seeing a lack of participation by certain bloggers.
Which has me all smiles and feeling really great about putting my time into this again!
So if any of you in the hop are stopping by and reading this today, you have my sincerest THANK YOU, for helping make this great for everyone!
Monday, wasn't just the kick off of the hop. It was also the day I started job interviews. I know, I haven't said much about that, and you probably won't hear much more on the subject for a few weeks. But I will say this. I am NOT giving up my wedding company.
However, next year based on my current awesome staff and their lives when I looked at the availability options I realized I just couldn't do as many as I have been doing.
Sure I can hire new staff, but great detail oriented staff are hard to come by and the time it takes to train and everything I just realized it may be time for me to find a 2nd dream and put weddings back to a part time job, like it was when I first began the business.
What that will bring? Who knows, but that is half the fun about making changes isn't it!
But I am picky, I will not take just any job I need to love what I am doing. So when I find that, I will share with you all the details!
A PAIN IN THE NECK
So in the past 7 days I went to Lagoon (our local amusement park.) three different times. A week ago I rode a ride with my niece for the first time in lets say 20 years, LOL and it did a number on my neck. I then wen't back another day with a different niece and nephew and a roller coaster that I hadn't done in a while kind of took my neck for another number. Last Wednesday was the last day I visited with 5 of my cute nieces and nephews, close of season.
If I didn't love all my nieces and nephews so much, I would be hating this pain more, but they were all more than worth it to take.
However, I haven't been able to move/turn my head to the left in 5 days, and lets just say lots of heating pads, pills and rest are not helping as much as I hoped they would.
As a girl who battled coming back many years ago after a series of car accidents, I am not exactly thrilled about the fact that this is lingering. Oh well, guess we will see how this week goes!
WHAT I AM LOVING
So I have been trying to kick the habit of drinking Pepsi so much. The calories of sugar are doing nothing for me, especially right now while I am dealing with this never ending work injury and cannot run/walk as I would like to be.
So my sister introduced me to Apple Beer,
it has 5 calories and you get your energy from the Ginseng. It's also sugar, caffeine and gluten free.
But it quenches my thirst when I need that fizzy pop flavor:) It tastes very similarly like those Martinelli's drinks, but with a little more apple to them.
WINTER IS COMING
Our string of above warmer than average temperatures took a dip over the weekend. Our mountain peak tops are covered in snow, and I am thinking some of that might just say through the winter now. We even had a very light slush snow in the valley.
Walking out to my car one morning to 35 degree's, besides making me thankful for seat warmers made me realize I am not ready for winter just yet!
So ya, I am hoping things warm back up a little and we have a very mild November:) Because I won't lie, I still need to get some camping in even if that means heading to the southern part of our state:)
Feel free to laugh at this. So I had an older lady come into the library and of course my darker summer tan is fading from my arms, so I quit using the fake tanner on my face. (If you don't know, I don't like the sun to see my face, but I still like a good tan.)
Anyhow, she tells me that I don't look as good without my dark tan (She is one of those people that has no filter and says anything that pops into her mind, personally I like this about her (sometimes) even though she is beyond rude.)
Of course I don't really care what she thinks but then every time I looked in the mirror after that I just saw myself getting paler and paler.
So I and bought more of the fake tanner I use in the summer time. However instead of going with the one I had been using, I decided to just go with a few shades darker???
Don't ask my reasoning on this, because well sometimes I have my questionable moments.
Well after 3 days, I woke up one morning and looked in the mirror and my face and neck are like well lets just say if I went to Tonga, aside from not being a great hula dancer, I would fit right in! It's the first time in forever, my face is several shades darker than my arms, LOL LOL
|We had girls night and used hair chalk to give her some|
Purple, pink streaks:) Yup her parents love my influence, LOL
So if you have read my blog for a while, you may know I have very little time to watch T.V. So I when I do have time, I stick to the quality stuff like The Walking Dead, and Survivor, LOL. Oh, and my westerns When Calls the Heart and Heartland:) - Ya literally, that is as much T.V. this girl normally gets.
Well since I have been pretty sore with my neck this weekend, I have been lying around quite a bit and actually used my Netflix the other day:) Oh my gosh I am in love with the T.V. show Hart of Dixie, how I never knew it existed until the other day?? I just do not know!!!
Just my luck it ended earlier this year, but no worries thanks to Netflix I can't help but hope I get time to watch more of it this week! LOL
Ya, so that is probably enough babbling from me! I had a great first half of the week, having loads of fun riding roller coaster after roller coaster with my adorably cute nieces and nephews, but now I am paying for it:)
On the plus side, a significant part of the swelling around my tendon has gone down, and stayed down for a week now so I am going to try gradually getting out walking on it again in the mornings, fingers crossed on that!
HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY HOP
I will be mentioning more about it in the coming weeks, but if you want to enter the Holiday Giveaway Hop that starts November 23rd, hosted by myself and co-hosted by Tutus and Tennies. I opened the blogger sign up this morning. You can read more about it HERE.
No rush to join if your not sure now, I am leaving the sign up open until Nov. 18th, so you have until midnight then to decide if you want to participate!
So tell me, what went on in your week?
Have you ever hurt yourself riding too many roller coasters?
Have you ever tried Apple Beer?