Sunday, January 31, 2010

Award day...resolution tracking...and a fun contest!

New Year's Resolution tracking (now weekly instead of daily)
Writing progress:  Good!  All of these critique groups are motivating me!  Not sure about the final product yet but getting stuff down on paper - which is sometimes half the battle!

Weight progress:  Hanging Tough!  (flashback to NKOTB..LOL!)  Maintaining weight loss, eating healthy and got on the treadmill twice this weekend.  Please feel free to pat me on the back because I need lots of praise for this! 

Reading progress:  Awesome due to Beautiful Creatures.  Love this book...almost done.  I'm making this post short so I can get back to's THAT good. 

Soooo...after seeing this award traveling around in the blogosphere for a while and really wanting it to be mine...I finally got it!  Woo hoo!  Definitely need to add it to my site today.  Thanks to Kim who has hilarious Friday movie days and great teasers.  If you've never been to her site, seriously go!  I also LOVE her subliminal messages...they are hilariously awesome! 

And speaking of awesome, Kristin is having a 100th follower contest over at her blog and if you haven't already entered, you should.  The contest cracks me up and I'm enjoying reading all of the entries.  On second thought, maybe my chances of winning aren't as good if you do go.  Hmmm...didn't think that one through!  LOL!  NO...seriously check it out if you haven't already because it's super fun.

In other weekend news - we DID get that weather out here in NC that they called for...lost of snow and ice and a weekend of being in the house.  I LOVED it!  I did alot of reading, writing, cleaning and laying around.  Not sure how I'm making it into work tomorrow but we'll see.  Thank goodness I actually have 4WD..although nothing works very good on ice.  And Starbucks, which is a normal Monday Must Have for me, may be out of the question *she whines pitifully*. 

I submitted my first bit of writing to my critique group who meets again this Wednesday.  I was much more nervous about this than I should be and fretted over sending it all weekend.  The fun part of all this is getting to read other people's writing and critiquing them as well.  It seems a million times easier to be on the other end of this deal...the critiquer as opposed to the writer.  Why is it so hard to show other people your writing?  I will be constantly worrying about it until Wednesday night is over and I can hear my feedback.  Looking forward to what everyone will have to say and at the same time petrified to hear it!  What a goober I am!

Hmmm...other news?  I celebrated my hubby's birthday this weekend (always fun) and we spent alot of our day playing his new Wii Fit Plus game.  Highly entertaining.  I am a master of the skateboard and juggling.  I seriously rock.  The sad part being that I spent two days walking/running on the treadmill BEFORE playing the Wii this afternoon for about an hour.  I'm pretty sure video games aren't supposed to hurt that much but my calves would seriously disagree right now.  Sad.

I have a bit of writing to do before bed so I better run.

Hope everyone had a good, warm, safe weekend! 


  1. Ooh, I've been meaning to grab Beautiful Creatures. Thanks for the reminder. :)

  2. Beautiful Creatures is next on my list. I'm half-way done with The Dark Divine, which if you haven't read... you should!

    PAT ON THE BACK for the weight loss! Keep on keepin' on!!

    Thanks for the contest shout out!

  3. Kristi, you're so sweet. Thanks for being so awesome!

    And you're almost done with Beautiful Creatures, really? Isn't it so good?

    Drive carefully tomorrow. Happy Monday!

  4. Congrats on the award, you deserve it. I'm reading Beautiful Creatures right now, it is a good book!

  5. Glad to hear that you're meeting your goals! Awesome! I heard Beautiful Creatures was a fabulous read. Must look into it.

  6. Congratulations! I love your blog and think it is very well deserved! I'll have to look into the book Beautiful Creatures!!! Also I am doing a 100 Followers Contest as well with some silly little questions if you'd like to stop by!!!

  7. What a very cool award! Happy belated to your husband.
    ~ Wendy

  8. I just got Beautiful Creatures, am very much looking forward to reading it!
    And good for you on doing the treadmill AND Wii Fit Plus. I have Wii Fit Plus too (and a treadmill ;) and I am addicted to the snowball fight game! My oldest son and I are in major competition. He has me beat in the expert level, I have him beat in the advanced level (he usually beats me in EVERYTHING!)

  9. I saw some of your NC weather on the news; frightening! I'm glad you had such a nice weekend, and my congratulations on girding your loins and submitting your piece for the critique group.

  10. Congrats on the award!! And it looks like you're going strong on your goals!

  11. My birthday was on Saturday, happy b-day to your husband.

    What really caught my attention was your mention of juggling--how cool! I know you posted a while back about "the juggling act of life", but are you saying you actually juggle? I'd like to hear more. I used to juggle professionally and for years I managed a road show for a company based in Charlotte, NC. Did you see the posts I did a few weeks back about my mother. I talk about the juggling act she and my father did.
    Juggling! I think that might deserve a post from you on the topic.

  12. Thanks for the comment.

    Congrats on maintaining weight loss and the continued exercise. I used to be a confirmed sloth, so I know what you mean about needing praise! But doesn't it feel so great to actually have the eating healthy and exercise part of life under control? So - way to be. :)

  13. Beautiful Creatures is on my list. I hope to get to it soon.

  14. Here you go...praise galore for your weight loss plan! Keep it up, and remember, it won't happen over night.

    And, did Kim give you the award...or did you knock her over the head when she turned away from the keyboard and snag it away from her?


  15. Just discovered you today. Kudos on your weight loss goals. Keep up the good work.

    Your dogs are adorable.

  16. Congrats on the award, writing/reading/weight progress!

    Hope you're well. :)


    from the desk of a writer

  17. Anissa - You really should get BC! It's one of those books that's hard to put down!

    Kristin - I may have to add The Dark Divine to my list! And thanks for the pat on the back...I totally needed it. Keeping up my momentum is always the hardest thing to do!

    Kim - You are the reason I started reading BC...LOVE IT! Thanks for the recommendation! And for the're quite awesome yourself!

    Eva - Thanks and I'm glad I'm not the only one addicted to this one. Do you love Lena as much as I do? Very cool character. And Uncle Macon too.

    Victoria - Definitely look into it...I don't think you'll be disasppointed.

  18. Jen - I entered your 100 followers contest as well! Woo hoo! Thank for the heads up!

    Wendy - you are too sweet! Thanks for the bday wishes for the hubby!

    Kelly - LOVE your blog! If you haven't noticed I added it to my sidebar so I can try to keep up...I've been trying to add my favorites as I pick up new blogs to read! And I'm horrible at the snowball fight hubby is addicted though - that's his game for sure! He likes for me to play mostly so he can make fun of me.

    Elspeth - it's been nasty out here in NC! Even today has been quite icky on the back roads! Thanks for the support...I'll let you know how I feel AFTER the critique! HA!

    B.J. - Thanks so much! Love your blog as's a new favorite!

    Lee - check out my post this morning. Does that count?

    Aimee - Thanks so much...I need all the support I can get with the weight loss! And loved the blog by the way!

    Holly - seriously get it! It's so good!

    DL - exactly what I needed! I thrive on praise! LOL! And was it obvious that I stole it from her? I thought I was being more inconspicous (sp?)! Actually...I paid her to give it to me. HA! Not was of her own free will but I was uber excited!

  19. Creative - Hi and thanks for visiting!

    Corra - Good to hear from you again!!!!

    Seriously - do I have the best blogger friends or what? ALL of you make my day!