I almost gave up on my goal to write a blog post every day for the month of November in NaBloPoMo and it’s all because of my foot. I have been successful in planning my posts and organizing my ideas so I have something to share every day then, BOOM I fell.
I have had this pain in my heel and it was getting worse by the day. I knew I would have to go to the doctor and probably get another cortizone shot in the bottom of my foot. The needle is big and painful and I really wanted to avoid it. Nope, not after flailing arms and flying keys in the parking lot of a huge mall left me kissing the pavement this past weekend. I had bloody knees and painful feet and I knew I would have to visit Dr Needle for my shot.
I pretended to be an adult and I went to the doctor first thing on Monday. I got the shot and promised Dr Needle that I would follow all of his orders and wear the special shoes with orthotics. I love to go barefoot. No more bare feet! Boo! I am recovering and feeling better little by little so I felt like I could refocus on my blog.
I was unhappy that one little derailment in my life kept me from posting for 3 days. I am back and I hope to keep on posting. In the end I am grateful that I bounced back so quickly. When I was in serious pain I though about each step I took and reevaulated paths througout the day. I don’t take my feet for granted and thankfully they still get me where I need to go.
I really do enjoy the rain. When I was little I was very afraid of the rain. I was a nervous kid and many things frightened me, weather included. I was terrified of the earth shattering booms of a thunderstorm. My dogs are terrified of the rain, thunderstorms, lightning; they hate it all. Their fear reminds me of begin a child scared of the unknown. We comfort the pups the best we can and they have their spots where they find some solace during a storm. It never seems to be enough, until it passes us by.
Now as an adult I find the sounds of rain very comforting. Sometimes I like to open my window, just a bit, to hear the raindrops falling. I enjoy restful sleep when it is raining outside.I am comforted by the rain and the cocoon like state it offers. I feel like life is slowing down and being cleansed of everything. The rain is giving us the opportunity to start anew, try again, and continue forward.
If is not raining where you live and you are looking for this relaxing sound you can listen to 10 hours of Gentle Rain on you tube. Who knew.
This weekend I managed to take one small part of my kitchen and clear out the clutter. We desperately need the counter space in my small kitchen and the pile of medicine was taking over valuable real estate in the kitchen. I pulled everything off the counter, cleaned up everything and began to toss. I tossed everything that was outdated (I found something from 2006) and items we will never use. I was hoping to completely clear the counter and get everything into the baskets but its better than it was. I need the hubs to go through everything and maybe toss more.
I am participating in Blogging 201 and our first assignment is to establish 3 concrete goals for our blog.
1. Keep up with my weekly challenges. I participate in the weekly haiku challenge at ronovanwrites.wordpress.com I also created my own weekly challenge called Furry Baby Friday. Here I post a picture every Friday of my pups and I invite friends to post links to photos of their furry babies in the comments.
2. Post at least 2 times per week. This is my minimum and I hope for 4 times per week.
3. Take time to explore posts of friends out in the blogosphere. This includes reading at least half of ronovanwrites haiku submissions and commenting/liking at least 5.
A big THANK YOU to Marije at sonyador83.wordpress.com for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award. I accept the award and I am happy to participate. This is an award where everyone is a winner. If you decide to participate it is a great way to get to know new bloggers.
The One Lovely Blog Award nominations are chosen by fellow bloggers for those newer and up-and-coming bloggers. The goal is to help give recognition and also to help the new blogger to reach more viewers. It also recognizes blogs that are considered to be “lovely” by the fellow bloggers who choose them. This award recognizes bloggers who share their story or thoughts in a beautiful manner to connect with viewers and followers. In order to “accept” the award the nominated blogger must follow several guidelines:
- Thank the person who nominated you for the award.
- Add the One Lovely Blog logo to your post.
- Share 7 facts/or things about yourself
- Nominate 15 bloggers you admire and inform the nominees by commenting on their blog:
Seven Things About Angie:
1. I am kinda scared of the dark in new places. Ok most places.
2. I sing funny, made up songs to my dogs when I am doing chores at home.
3. I love to eat elbow macaroni with ketchup.
4. I think I still know all of the words to “It’s the End of the World” by REM
5. I haven’t used traditional shampoo in 6 weeks.
6. When I come to a stop light at night I roll up the windows so I don’t get car jacked.
7. I love making new friends while blogging 🙂
I nominate the following fifteen blogs for the One Lovely Blog Award
3. rachelmankowits The Cricket Pages
6. Fancy Frugal Lady
8. teal dragon quilts
9. Striving for Simplicity
10. only nomes
11. Little Bits of Granola
13. Lunate and the Mermaid
14. Living Intentionally Simple
15. Running Away to Booktopia
I want to be entertianed
I need the escape.
Reality is to harsh and not very friendly.
I need the escape.
I crave the illusions.
That live in my head.
I want to read stories,
Of how things could be.
I want to read stories that brighten my day.
That make me smile
And wonder what if…
I want to read stories.
I need the escape.
Take a few moments this week to think about these simple, yet powerful words. What a difference they can make.
I find myself up in the middle of the night tossing and turning somewhere around 2am. When I look at the clock and I see 4:30 I know I have a problem. The hubs came home early with an unidentifiable sickness and I think I caught his cooties, yay. My achey muscles and pounding head keep me in bed most of the day and I find myself feeling like a lump. Where do you turn when you need to de-lumpify? My Adorable board on Pinterst of course. As a lover of dogs my Pinterst Adorable board is chock full of puppies and dogs in many states of cuteness. You might see a kitten or a baby goat too.
This is one of my favorites
This is my Adorable board just incase you need a little cheering up
I have many interests from baking to knitting to playing the flute to relaxing with my dogs. I love my job as a Children’s Librarian and my place in my world creating and inspiring along the way. I like to keep record of things in my life and blogging is the easiest way for me to this. I often refer friends to my blog for a recipe or a knitting pattern. I really enjoy reminicising over the archives of my life. Kind of like looking through a photo album with the added bonus of stories to go along with almost everything. I have a terrible memory and blogging helps me to overcome the fear that I will forget something important.
My tag line library girl, knitting ninja, and lover of dogs sums up my loves but I have a hard time organizing all of my interests into cohesive blog. I feel like my blog is very scattered. I hope to find a sense of organizations as well as a chance to become a better writer. I have always enjoyed writing but time elludes me and life gets in the way. I hope to make blogging a daily routine.
I hope to connect with new friends with similar interests as well as those with new ideas. I can see my blog becomming a place friends will share, inspire, and enjoy.