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Monday, June 8, 2015

Summer reflections Day 1...

I'm thinking that I might try to post something daily or at least weekly, this summer on this here little blog of mine.  As a blogger, they say you should post daily.  I assume that's for the bloggers that make a career of their blog.  I'm lucky to get a post or two out a month!  I'm happy if each post gets 50 page views.  Recently though, my blog actually brought me a little attention from the outside world. (What!?!  You mean people that aren't related or friends with me, actually read my blog!). The Mutual of Omaha, Aha Moment campaign reached out to me, via a blog comment, back on my Little Celebrations post.  They wanted me to film a clip about an Aha Moment I've had.  What an honor! Saturday they sent me a message that my clip was ready.  Here's the link to my Aha Moment.

Anyway...my goal this summer is to really pursue my writing, put more focus into it and maybe get that book started.  Blogging is a great daily outlet, to just get words from my head to paper, practice my craft and reach a person or two.  I've still been searching for my true voice, how to really reach my audience. Sometimes I feel like my 3rd graders with a few too many...and then...and then...and, well you get the idea.  But then sometimes I really help others, like with my Good, Bad and the Ordinary post.  I've checked out several books on Spiritual writing and writing your own memoirs, in hopes to help me find my true voice, in which to inspire my readers.  I know the main point of my blog is that ordinary life can be extraordinary...and sometimes it's not even extraordinary, but it's my life and it makes me happy and fulfilled.

Today was ordinary and I loved the feeling of accomplishment from the ordinary things I did like...


Meal planning...
 


 
Creating a summer schedule to keep myself motivated...
 
 

 
And hanging the laundry outside on a clothesline to dry! (Lorelei thinks it's pretty funny to see her brothers undies hanging out!)
 
 


I love my little buddy Lorelei.  She went with me today to run a few errands.  She came with me to drop pop tabs off at the Ronald McDonald House.  The ladies loved her and she charmed them with her sweet smile.  We took a quick trip to Barnes and Noble just for fun.  She used her own money to buy herself a stuffed animal.  After, we headed to get our groceries for the week.  Lorelei almost always goes with me.  I love our one on one time.  The other three could have gone too, but nobody wanted too.  That always makes Lorelei happy!  Mommy all to herself.  I'm so grateful for the next two months with unlimited time with my kiddos.

Gotta run...Savannah and I are about to bond over some Netflix binge watching!  We started Chasing Life yesterday.  We've got to finish the series before season two debuts July 6!

Hope your summer is off and running too!



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