Right Lane Closed in 1 Mile…

Hello there all you wonderful internet land dwellers. 😀

I’m stoppin’ in for a quick update…I have sooooo much to blog about!!!! 😮

Comic Cons to Writers Retreats to Memorials of a loved ones passing to More on the Fish News Front!

But first I am making some changes to my blog.  I was going to make some big changes a few months back and I didn’t because I was still unsure about what to do, but Now I’m Positive about what to do….I think. ;)-

So, in the next few days when my life slows down enough to actually Breathe…more on that later… I will be changin’ some things around on here.  I will update as I go.

Until then, have an Awesome Sauce Week!!

I’m off to a Writer’s Workshop with my Randomkiddos.

TTFN,
The Bluemoon Thinker 🙂

A Fish Tale…

Hello everybody! Long time, no see. 🙂

Ok, I said before on here somewhere that I homeschool my Randomkid.
Randomkid Senior graduated last year and my youngest Randomkid started his highschool years this year. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay

Anyhoo, we are covering a lot of the basic courses that most freshman cover like Biology. We chose a Bio book that looked interesting and away the kid went on his little way. I figured we’d do some dissections…online and in real life and voila, instant credit with labs. A snap, right?
Wrong.

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Hello October…Wait, what?

Somehow the new month is upon us like a leopard pouncing from an innocent looking tree limb.

School has handed me a plate of boy-howdy-is-this-a-lot-of-work this year.

I am still attempting to work on my books and meet my January deadline for finishing my Bicusped Molar book, but life is coming at me a bit fast.  :/

I’ve bookended our school week with Homeschool group-type activities on every Monday and Friday.  Leaving only Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday to finish regular school work.

Thursday is still my personal writing day, but when I add field trips, dental/ortho appts, doctor appts, social activities, or pop-up Homeschool days out, it Really cuts into our 3 days to get things done.

I’m Extremely glad that my Randomkid Youngest isn’t working outside of the home as of yet or I would Really be pulling my hair out. Ack!

So, in order to sneak in writing and/or art I try to work it into the actual homeschool schedule.  If we are doing art I pick an activity that I can practice something for my illustrations and hopefully the Randomkid learns a new art form or new art technique.

And the Randomkid is working on a few manuscripts as well, so working in writing is not a problem.

Really it all gets back to that elusive shadowed specter named time.  I just never seem to have enough of it.  😦

I just finished watching a three part series on FB with tips on how to set aside time for writing.

The speaker challenged writers to map out what your day looks like from morning to evening for an entire week…three weeks is preferred, but reality is a week will be all I get done.

The idea is that after writing down your activities for a week or so you can see just where you might have free time and prioritize what you Really need to work on during that time.

I know right now that I need to reprioritize my screen time from research/recreational watching to actual Focused writing time. :/

I am starting off the month with my no FB, Pinterest, Netflix, Youtube time until after 7pm, unless I am in motion on some form of exercise machine.  ;)-

That really seemed to work well for me during the month of September and helped me to get moving more often.

Because the reward for movement was screen time.  Rofls

So, maybe after I get through this week I will be able to discover my hidden free time and use it for good instead of evil.  Ha!  😄

TTFN,

The Bluemoon Thinker  🙂

P.S.-  Happy October!  May your leaves all fall exactly where you would like them to and may they stay in the piles where they are placed.  ;)-

Happy Leaf Jumping!

Cooking, Typing, and Cheerin’ up a Friend…

So it’s been a fun and Ridiculously busy week!  Writing?  Ha!  What writing!

Arty-ing?  Ha!  What is that…although ALL of my stuff is sitting right where I left it from last week’s Create Date. Lols

…Okay,  scratch that last comment…I did go over to a friend’s house this week and she let me play with her Calligraphy set.  Thank you random citizen!  ;)-

Side note:  I’ve decided to learn calligraphy in my spare time..rofls!..so that I can use it in my picture books.  I think it will look Waaay cool with the watercolor or pencil or whatever it is I end up using on a book.

But back to my topic… Cooking, Typing, and Cheering up a Friendee.

Yesterday I was minding my own business…trying to finish up supper so I could attend my weekly Writer’s group Scribes Oasis.  When I was tagged by a friend to get in on a Rootin’ Tootin’ Sticker Party on Facebook.

That’s my Favorite activity on FB by the way…well, that and reposting comics, funny memes, exercise workouts, and grain-free foodie recipes. 😀

Now, I had a Wonderful time at the party, but sadly my supper did Not.

I burned my chicken twice…because some parties turn into Craziness.  This one did.  There were so many threads to keep track of.  When I finally got out to the kitchen my chicken was feeling a bit singed and tired of the whole FB thing.

So, I finished up my crispy chicken and threw in some garlicky green beans….Of course they were caught up in the whole Facebook party as well and took a turn at feeling overdone a bit…okay maybe blackened a smidge.

The fam said that it all tasted fine in the end, my friendee had a happy time on FB, and I was inspired to write this blog post. 😀

All’s well that ends well, and friends first – food second right?? Ha!  😄

Tomorrow I will be heading to the kick off of our Lancaster Christian Writer’s Group.  Hopefully I learn something fun.  😀

More on that Monday.

TTFN,

The Bluemoon Thinker  🙂

P.S.-  Always remember to attend any and all Facebook Sticker Wars, Partays, or Throw Downs.  They are heaps of fun and everyone Always has a great time.  Friends first- Food second.  Viva  La Stickers!!

Crud!  I think I just burned the bacon!  😄

Happy Overdone-ness! 😀

Adventures in Tiny Gardening…

My lovely friend Susan… Yes, the Susan of Sue’s Nook.  😀

She made this Absolutely Adorable Tiny Garden for me!

Fairy Garden

She has become a Masterful Fairy Garden Creator.  Every miniature world she makes comes complete with it’s own original poem written by none other than Sue herself. 😀

Land of Stories

Susan even took the time to fit my special housing needs.  I have Very narrow window sills, but she compensated for this by hunting down a beautiful narrow planter and  a cute little accompanying planter to make up for the limited space in the bigger planter.  Isn’t it just the absolute Most!

I love it, and am absolutely honored to have been given one.

So thank you sooo much Susan! 😀

Please check out Sue’s site and peruse all the cool things there are to see.  🙂

TTFN,

The Bluemoon Thinker  🙂

P.S.- This wonderful gift inspired a Flash Fiction Story… Little Green Gardens.

Thanks Susan! 😀

Happiness Comes By Mail…

Look what I received in my cute little mailbox the other day!!!!

Happiness by Mail

Apparently Happiness Can be sent by mail. 😀

This is from my Totes Awesome Friendee Miss Laura Zimmerman.

She is a way coolio writer!

Please visit her and read her lovely works at her site:

Caffeinated Fiction

Her hubby, cutie patootie kiddos, and her all moved out west to follow God’s call.

… Ever heard of Michael W. Smith’s Go West Young Man?…apparently they did too. Lols

Anyhoo, she is a wonderful addition to our Scribes Oasis Writing Group, but now that she’s moved away I miss her Very much.  :’)

Her and the fam are living it large out there in her new home state of AZ.  Swimmin’ in the pools, Chillaxin’ at the fountain parks, and Checkin’ out the local scene.

Thank you lady for thinkin’ of me on my Bday!  You made my day awesome!  Poor Julie was here when I opened it up and started squealin’ like a five year old. 😮 😀

But I’m sure you’d expect nothing else and would be Extremely surprised if I didn’t react that way.  😄

Thank you again and as always I miss ya lotsa.

TTFN,

The Bluemoon Thinker 🙂

P.S.-  I mean it now.  Shoo.  Go check out Laura’s Site right now. 😀

In case ya didn’t get it the first time…

Caffeinated Fiction

Happy Mailbox Surprises!! 🙂

 

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…

No, it’s not what you’re thinking.

It’s not Christmas yet, although most retail stores will have us thinking it is soon enough. :/

For those of us in the homeschool business it’s the time when we are getting serious about school.

Sure some of us start school in July, but that’s usually easy going if we get to it today, great kinda days.

But now, now is the time for Doin’ School.  Getttin’ er done everyday without fail.

Whoo!!! Smell that?  That’s the smell of pencil lead in the morning, overheating laptops at noon, and sweaty phys ed playin’ kiddos in the afternoon.

Come on year!  I’m ready for ya.

Four more years!  Four more years!

Well, I’m off to teach a cooking class…How to avoid grease splatter and other helpful tips.

TTFN,

The Bluemoon Thinker 🙂

P.S.- It’s Schooltime Baby!! Whoop! Whoop! Whoop!  Can I get a fistpound? ;)-

Anyone out there in Internet Land start school yet?  Public, private, cyber, homeschool, or any I’m missing?  Leave a comment or 2 in the box below. 🙂

Happy Schoolsville man. 😀

P.S.S.-

I thought this post needed some inspirational music so…

Speeeiiiider Plants…

Speeiider Plants

I was at a garage sale over the weekend and the lady of the house was kind enough to give me two cuttings off of her Spider Plant.

I love spider plants and she just Happened to have the exact variety I wanted.

Soooo, I came home and stuck them in water to try and start the roots….apparently you don’t do that. :/

Soooo, now I’ve planted them in dirt…I hope they don’t die.

This is one of the few plants besides cactus that my mom couldn’t kill, so I figured I had half a decent shot…sigh.

TTFN,

The Bluemoon Thinker 🙂

P.S.-  Anyone out there in internet land have any tips on starting Speeiider Plants?  Please leave a line or 4 in the box below.

Happy Plant Prosperity…hopefully. 😀