Tuesday, December 28, 2010

i feel like a kid again...

My first doll/figurine in like 15 years or so. Joe is not jealous at all of Garrett [until I talk about him too much] mainly because he hearts him too. In his own way. As a sweet awesome surprise my hubby bought me the Tron Sam Flynn doll that face lights up with Garrett's awesome face. I was so happy. The box was a little bent up top which made Joe upset but I told him.. its not like I'm ever going to sell this bish!
Here is where he lies now with another awesome gift from the hubby, my iLive stereo thingy. It sounds awesome! So when I am at my desk writing/facebooking/twitter or now blogging, Garrett is with me. Semi in body as well as in mind. Yay me!

Monday, December 27, 2010

making some christmas cookies...

My Nana's Christmas Butter Cookies [my very first time making them. When I tried one after they were done for the first time in many years, I almost cried. They were perfect]

Christmas Sugar Cookies [I didn't have any fun with these at all. And the kids wouldn't even help me. They just wanted to eat them lol]

Joe making "Schneckers". That's not their real name but Joe's grandmother never found out the real name. Her sister in-law couldn't remember so she just called them Schneckers lol. So cute. New tradition created at that moment I guess. 

Ade made her own...

Joe making Gennette's...

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone!

 I hope everyone had a beautiful, safe and happy holiday! I have so many baking and other Christmasy pictures to add up, but I am still winded from Christmas in general, so it may take a day or two. I'm looking forward to checking out everyone's blogs to see the awesomeness and creativeness that I know everyone on here has. 
I hope you all got everything you asked for and more!

♥ Cheryl

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Horror & Urban Fantasy Reading Challenge 2011!

Another challenge that just begged me to join. Horror is my thing. I love to watch it, write it and read it. I’m looking forward to getting more books just for this challenge. Oh, and I absolutely love the image that is used for this challenge.

So lets get to this awesome challenge!

Horror and Urban Fantasy Reading Challenge 2011!

[hosted by Book Chick City]

Rules are as follows.. Challenge begins January 1, 2011 and ends December 31, 2011. The challenge consists of 24 books. 24 being the minimum. You can read as many as you wish after that. For full details and sign up click here.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The 2011 Stephen King Challenge!!

THIS WAS A MUST!! Stephen King is my GOD! He is the reason I wanted to become a writer. His mind is just pure amazingness. When I seen this challenge I thought, well I have almost every book he wrote, I read almost every book, watched every movie, read his on writing book and read his Illustrated Companion so many times.. But I could do it all again.. and again.. and again. I actually have about 5 books of his I never read so I can start there.

Now.. Onto the awesome challenge!

2011 Stephen King Challenge!

[hosted by Book Chick City]

The challenge starts January 1, 2011 and ends December 31, 2011. There are two levels to this challenge. First level is 6 books read. Second is 12 books read. You can’t go lower then 6 but you can go as far past 12 as you can. You can sign up during any part of the challenge. Click here for more details.

YA of the 80's and 90's Reading Challenge

I have joined another reading challenge. But  like the vampire one, this was one I could NOT pass up. When I was 11 years old  I read my first big book from beginning to end. It was a Stephen King book. [that was also when I realized I wanted to be a writer].

Now, even though I did read the book I didn’t understand most of the words he said. So.. I went to what at the time I thought was the next best thing. R.L. Stine. To me he was the younger readers, Stephen King. So, once a week my mother took me to buy a new book. Then it was twice a week. Then it was 4-5 books in one shot. I still have every R.L. Stine book I owned from 11 up. They are all in perfect condition [minus the one I let my 10 year old read].

Plus I have some others from Christopher Pike, Nicholas Pine, Diane Hoh [Nightmare Hall was like my fave lol], Caroline B. Cooney did some cool vampire ones and this one book from Richie Tankersley Cusick that I liked called Trick or Treat. Love my scary stuffs!

So onto the challenge!

YA of the 80s and 90s Reading Challenge

The Book Vixen is the awesome creator to this awesome challenge. Goal? Read as many YA books that were originally published from 1980-1999. Challenge begins January 1, 2011 and ends December 31, 2011. You can sign in at any time. For sign in and more info on this challenge click here. Have fun with this. I know I will.

Friday, December 17, 2010

A Vampire Challenge, eh?

So I kinda told myself I wouldn't do any challenges, at least not for awhile. But I think I need to do one. And what better to start one off then with my fave of all fave... Vampires. So if you have a liking for the vampires as I do then you should join this challenge as well.

Vampire Challenge

[hosted by Parajunkee]

Challenge starts January 1, 2011 and ends on December 31, 2011 and consists of reading 20 books. Now the MAIN character has to be a Vampire, but can be either protag or antagonist. Sign ups are open here up until the end-date of the challenge.

I'm really looking forward to this... Have fun to those that join!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

i have an unhealthy obsession...

Well besides my computer in general, I have another obsession…

See, I have an extremely addictive personality. Thank God I’m afraid of drugs or getting sick while drinking, because I would most likely have a problem.

My obsessions are usually kinda on the pathetic side. Which is exactly what this post is about…

Facebook games. I will give a run down of the games I play.. constantly. Café World, FrontierVille, FarmVille, CityVille, CountryLife, CafeLife. And Treasure Isle, FishVille and Social City I play sometimes. That’s 9 games total.. 6 I play on the regular. I would say I have a slight addiction, no?

Want to know the saddest part? When I’m in the car and I see a house’s landscape badly done I think of FarmVille and how I wish I had a giant mouse so I could click away at their bushes and flowers and move them around to make it look better. When I see trees with fruits or flowers on them I think… READY TO HARVEST! It’s horrible.

Almost every night when I’m making dinner I think of Café World but not to the extreme like FarmVille. When I play in Café Life I get sad because I want to go to my café and have a nice cup of Caramel Macchiato. But then again I can just go to Barnes and Noble and have a big cup of CM and be 100x happier with all the books around me.

So basically to sum this up… I need a life. But if someone tried to take my computer away from me.. I would probably look like this dude...

Sunday, December 12, 2010

so it begins... again.

My life has been kinda out of control the past two years. Between no longer talking to my mother [which is way too depressing and stressing to get into] then my sons accident [it was the worst thing that has ever happened and I pray to be the worst thing that ever happens to him] I haven't had much time for me. My time to myself was very important, not only for my sanity but also for my future as a published writer. If I ever want to be a published writer then I have to write.

That hasn't been the case the past two years. Give or take a month or two.

I have tried so many times to get myself in order again. Writing a little here and there. Reading a few books. Talking to old friends and reuniting with my wonderful and very needed muse/great friend. But no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn't get myself where I needed to be. The best way to explain it is, I can't seem to collect myself. Writing used to be fun and easy to me. Now it seems like it may be a job or a chore more then my only happiness within myself.

Depressing as that is I can't give up on myself. I have to fight through this horrible feeling that defeated me. I need to push past feeling sorry for myself and stand more taller [not literally.. I'm already 5'9"] and feel more secure within myself again.I don't want to lose the one thing I have always loved. I don't want to no longer find words interesting. That's one of my biggest fears. But how can one lose interest in the only thing they ever felt like themselves around? I guess anything is possible.

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